KABUL, May 29 (Xinhua) — Two local Taliban leaders were killed Saturday after Afghan army struck a militants’ hideout in southern province of Uruzgan, the country’s Defense Ministry said Sunday. The Afghan National Army pounded a Taliban hideout in Chora district by several artillery rounds, killing Maulawi Jan Aqa, Taliban shadow governor for neighboring Daykundi
Tolo News: Criticizing the appointment of Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada as Taliban’s new leader, Mullah Mannan Niazi, spokesman for the Taliban’s breakaway faction led by Mullah Rassoul, said on Sunday that the newly appointed leader is a puppet of Pakistan – just as his predecessor, Mullah Mansour, was. He said Mullah Rassoul’s faction wants an Islamic government in
Khaama Press: According to local media reports, citing the local authorities, a DNA report said it was definite that the man killed in the US strike on May 21 was Mullah Akhtar Mansour. The country’s interior ministry has said the confirmation was made following the DNA matching of DNA samples collected from the charred body against the
Khaama Press: Afghanistan Rugby Federation (ARF) finally managed to inaugurate a rugby club inside the campus of Kabul University with the help of university students and the sports committee of the university. After the inauguration ceremony Afghanistan Commercial Bank Rugby Team played an exhibition match against the Kabul University Rugby team and as a result Kabul
Press TV: Afghanistan is struggling to contain the spread of the AIDS virus, triggered by the widespread use of drugs. Authorities say they are doing their best to fight the rising number of patients. Our correspondent Amin Alemi explains the situation. Click here to watch video report (external link).
VOA New Ayaz Gul May 29, 2016 ISLAMABAD—Relatives of a Pakistani taxi driver, who was killed in last week’s U.S. drone strike targeting the leader of the Afghan Taliban, have formally lodged a police complaint against unnamed U.S. officials. The deceased driver, Mohammad Azam, was transporting Taliban chief Mullah Mansoor when missiles fired by a
KABUL, May 28 (Xinhua) — Afghan security forces on Saturday shot dead a would-be suicide bomber in Kabul, the National Directorate for Security (NDS) said. “A would-be suicide bomber named Abbas was killed after personnel of NDS recognized and intercepted him in 17th Police District of Kabul city,” the country’s spy agency said in a
ISLAMABAD, May 28 (Xinhua) — Pakistan said on Saturday that two officers have been arrested for helping the Afghan Taliban chief, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, get fake Pakistani identity card and Pakistani citizenship for his second wife and children. Mansour, who had been living in Pakistan as Wali Muhammad, was killed in a U.S. drone strike
Global Voices: The prominence of stereotyping and name-calling on Afghan social media allows an insight into fragile interethnic relations in a country that has experienced more war than peace in recent decades. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Junbesh-e-Adalat Khawhi Baray Qurbanian-e-Jang, or ‘The Movement Seeking Justice for War Victims’, has criticized the Afghan government for entering peace talks with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-e-Islami, a group which has been in opposition with the Afghan government for years. Click here to read more (external link).