VOA News January 13, 2018 Hasib Danish Alikozai Mohammad Habibzada WASHINGTON — An Afghan defense official told VOA that the recent spike in violence in Afghanistan is not the work of the Islamic State terror group. Rather the Pakistan-based Haqqani network is behind the attacks, he said. General Mohammad Radmanesh, a spokesperson for the Afghan Ministry
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 11, 2018 An Afghan media watchdog says that 2017 was the “bloodiest” year ever for journalists and other media personnel working in Afghanistan, with the Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militant groups being blamed for much of the violence. The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) said in a report released on January
Carla Babb VOA News January 11, 2018 PENTAGON — U.S. military commanders are investigating a video that appears to show an American service member firing into the cab of a civilian truck in Afghanistan, an action one U.S. official told VOA appeared to be “deeply troubling.” “There is an investigation underway,” Resolute Support spokesman Army Lt.
Press TV January 4, 2018 A bomb explosion claimed by the Daesh terrorist group has killed at least 11 people and injured 25 others in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say. The bombing took place on Thursday, when an attacker detonated his explosives near a group of security personnel who were carrying out an operation against
Hasib Danish Alikozai VOA News January 3, 2018 WASHINGTON — Last year was the deadliest since 2016 for journalists in Afghanistan, with 21 reporters being killed in the line of duty, a new report, released by Nai, a nongovernmental organization advocating for open media in Afghanistan, claims. Abdul Mujib Khelwatgar, the chief executive officer of Nai told
VOA News / December 31, 2017 ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber killed at least 18 people in an attack targeting the funeral of former district chief in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. Afghan forces have had frequent clashes with Islamic State militants in the area in recent weeks. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The Taliban
Ayaz Gul VOA News / December 28, 2017 ISLAMABAD — Afghan officials say more than 40 people have been killed and 84 others wounded in a suicide attack on a building in Kabul that houses a Shi’ite Muslim cultural center with ties to Iran. A spokesman for Afghan Ministry of Public Health told reporters four women
December 26, 2017 RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan Afghan officials say Taliban militants shot and killed five travelers in the country’s central province of Ghazni. Speaking on December 26, Ghazni Provincial Council member Nasir Ahmad Faqiri said the killing occurred late at night on December 25 in the village of Arzo near the provincial capital Ghazni.
Press TV / December 25, 2017 At least six civilians have been killed and three others wounded in another Daesh bomb attack near an Afghan intelligence agency compound in the capital, Kabul. Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said a bomber blew himself up near the entrance of the compound belonging to the National Directorate
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 24, 2017 At least seven civilians were killed when a roadside bomb hit their van in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, local officials said. Three others were wounded in the blast, which occurred in the district of Marja early on December 24, said Mirza Hussain Alizada, a provincial council