By Amos Chapple Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 22, 2021 Locals say a protest that took place in Kabul on October 21 shows the increasing desperation of Afghans women, whose freedoms have been stripped away by the Taliban since the hard-line Islamists seized power on August 15. Photographs taken by several news agencies on October 21
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 22, 2021 Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses the Taliban of forcibly displacing hundreds of families across Afghanistan, mainly as a form of “collective punishment” against ethnic Shi’ite Hazaras and people associated with the former government. Since the hard-line Sunni group came to power in August, the Taliban has ordered Hazaras
Mahjabeen's family was threatened not to speak to the media. And change the narrative that she comitted sucide. She did not. https://t.co/83riNVkqyh — Sarfaraz (@Sarfaraz1201) October 21, 2021 New York Post: She was killed earlier this month, but her death remained mostly hidden because her family had been threatened not to talk, claimed the coach,
8am: Today morning (Wednesday, October 20) an explosion took place in Kabul’s Dehmazang area. Eyewitnesses have stated that the explosion killed 2 people and injured 7 civilians, including students. Click here to read more (external link).
By Ron Synovitz RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi October 19, 2021 Like hundreds of families in Ghor Province who once survived on payments from Afghanistan’s former government, 14-year-old Ahmad Zia and his relatives have been devastated by the Taliban’s seizure of power. The men in Ahmad Zia’s extended family were members of an ethnic-Tajik Popular Uprising Force that
8am: Although the Taliban has announced a general amnesty after seizing power, their armed forces still persecute people in some parts of the country, including Ghor province, a resident of Ghori said. The Taliban has forced these two villages to pay the ransom, he said. So far, the Taliban has collected 1 million and 500
8am: Abdulrabb Rasul has asked the Taliban to express their opinion about these [suicide] attacks, and are their views changed regarding suicide attacks or not? “Are suicide training camps closed or are they still training people?”, Sayyaf also added. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 16, 2021 The U.S. Defense Department says it is has offered to pay compensation to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in a drone strike in August during the final phase of the withdrawal from Afghanistan. The Defense Department is also working with the State Department to help
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News October 15, 2021 ISLAMABAD — An explosion ripped through a Shiite mosque Friday in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least 32 people and wounding more than 70, according to sources at the local Mirwais hospital and local media. The blast went off during Friday prayers, usually attended by large
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi October 14, 2021 A Taliban police chief has been killed and 11 people wounded in a bomb blast in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar Province, in eastern Afghanistan, local authorities say. Witnesses told RFE/RL that the bomb targeted a vehicle carrying the Taliban police chief for the Shigal district on October 14.