Sputnik: Four attacks rocked Afghanistan over the weekend, with at least 26 government security officers being killed and two schools torched Saturday and Sunday night. Government officials are blaming Taliban militants for some of the attacks. Click here to read more (external link).
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News / April 17, 2018 Islamic State militants executed a 12-year-old boy on charges of helping local police in northern Afghanistan, according to a senior Afghan government official who spoke to VOA. The boy was accused of supplying food and water to an Afghan local police check post in northern Jawzjan province.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 17, 2018 At least six civilians have been shot dead by gunmen in Afghanistan’s western Ghor Province, an Afghan official says. Iqbal Nezami, spokesman for the provincial police chief, said four other civilians were wounded after their car was fired upon near Faroz Koh, the provincial capital, early on April
Tolo News: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday reported that during the first three months of 2018, anti-government elements caused 1,500 civilian casualties – a six percent increase from the same period last year. Consistent with trends observed in 2017, the report noted that civilian casualties attributed to pro-government forces in the first
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 10, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Officials in Afghanistan say cross-border shelling by Pakistan has killed at least one civilian in the eastern province of Kunar. A provincial government spokesman told VOA Pakistani forces in the past 24 hours have fired hundreds of artillery shells on two Afghan border districts of Sarkano and
VOA News Mohammad Habibzada April 9, 2018 A motorcycle bomb explosion killed eight civilians and wounded seven others in Afghanistan’s western Herat province. The explosion took place Monday afternoon in a local market in Shindand district close to a gas station, the Herat governor’s spokesperson Jelani Farhad told VOA. “Women and children are among the
VOA News April 7, 2018 The grass-roots call for peace by some residents that began as a sit-in in Afghanistan’s restive Helmand province is gathering momentum and spreading to other provinces of the country. A car bomb explosion March 23 in the nation’s southern region, near a packed sports stadium in the provincial capital of
VOA News | April 4, 2018: The Afghan government has released new drone video footage as it defends an airstrike it carried out this week in Taliban-controlled Kunduz province. The government says more than 30 Taliban fighters were killed in Monday’s airstrike on a religious school. Eyewitnesses said numerous civilians including children died in the
Tolo News: MPs in the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) lashed out at government on Wednesday over Monday’s airstrike in Dasht-e-Archi in Kunduz that reportedly killed dozens of civilians. This came after the ministry of defense claimed it had targeted a Taliban gathering but residents and Taliban rejected the claims, saying the air force
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 3, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The United Nations says it is probing “disturbing reports of serious harm” to civilians during Monday’s Afghan military airstrikes on a Taliban-controlled district in northern Kunduz province. Villagers in Dasth-i Archi told reporters Tuesday they attended mass funerals of dozens of victims, including children, insisting the Afghan