By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan June 11, 2019 KABUL — Afghan special forces have rescued 44 people from a Taliban-run prison in the northern province of Baghlan, local officials say. Baghlan district Governor Khanzad Mazlomiyar said on June 11 that civilians and members of the security forces were among those freed during the operation, which
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan June 11, 2019 KABUL — Six civilians have been killed in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar after a roadside bomb ripped through the vehicle they were travelling in, officials say. Provincial police spokesman Qasim Afghan said the explosion occurred in Dand district on June 11, killing all passengers inside
1TV: Daudzai is expected to act as chief of President Ashraf Ghani’s campaign ahead of election in September… Click here to read more (external link).
Al Jazeera: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) group is expanding its footprint in Afghanistan “with thousands and thousands” of fighters after losing its so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq. The armed group is recruiting new soldiers and plotting attacks on the United States and other Western countries, US and Afghan security officials say. ISIL is seen as
Press TV June 9, 2019 Hundreds of US infantry soldiers are to be mobilized this summer prior to being deployed to Afghanistan in support of the US-led ‘Operation Freedom Sentinel,’ purportedly billed as the continuation of “the global war on terrorism.” Nearly 400 troops from the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry will be
1TV: Afghanistan Attorney General’s Office has issued arrest warrant for former president of the country’s football federation, Keramuddin Karim. The news comes a day after the global soccer body FIFA banned Keramuddin Karim from the sports for life after founding him guilty of abusing his position and sexually abusing female players. Click here to read more
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s opener Mohammad Shahzad on Sunday accused Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials of “favoritism” in selecting players for the World Cup matches. Shahzad, who was out of the Cricket World Cup, returned home from England on Sunday. He was replaced by wicket-keeper batsman Ikram Ali Khil called up as a replacement. Click here to
Press TV June 8, 2019 The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor has filed an appeal challenging the court’s rejection of a probe into war crimes in Afghanistan by invading US forces, local Afghan troops as well as Taliban and other militant groups. The 17-page appeal document filed on Friday by the court’s lead prosecutor