Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 1, 2020 At least eight civilians, mostly children, were killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the civilians were traveling in a minivan in Helmand’s Gereshk district on April 1 when the
FP: As the United States prepares to leave, thousands of killings remain unprobed, and Washington refuses to talk about them. Ordinary Afghans say it has happened to them many times and never—not once—has it made news anywhere outside Afghanistan. Last November, an American Reaper drone targeted a group of villagers in the mountainous area of
1TV: The chief minister of an Indian state on Saturday called for evacuation of stranded Sikh families from Afghanistan, following a deadly attack on a temple in Kabul. “Dear @DrSJaishankar, there are a large number of Sikh families who want to be flown out of Afghanistan. Request you to get them airlifted at the earliest.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 26, 2020 A small explosion has disrupted the funeral services for 25 members of Afghanistan’s Sikh community who were killed earlier this week in an attack by an Islamic State gunman on their religious compound. No one was hurt when the explosive device detonated near the crematorium where the ceremonies
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 25, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan say heavily armed suicide bombers Wednesday stormed a minority Sikh worship place in Kabul, killing at least 25 worshippers and injuring at least eight others. The local television station TOLO TV said at least 11 members of the minority community were also injured.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 8, 2020 Unidentified gunman have killed a local provincial council member and two of his bodyguards in a March 8 attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul. A Kabul police spokesman said Logar Province council member Naser Ghairat and two bodyguards were killed in the attack and a third bodyguard was
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 6, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan say at least 27 people were killed and 55 injured Friday when gunmen opened fire on a gathering in Kabul, with high-profile opposition politicians in attendance. Witnesses said the shooting started when a former vice president, Karim Khalili, was delivering his speech to
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 2, 2020 A bombing at a soccer match has killed three civilians in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost Province, officials say, as the Taliban announced an end to a partial truce in the country. The explosives were placed on a motorbike that had stopped near the football field in Nadir Shah Kot
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 26, 2020 ISLAMABAD – A bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Wednesday injured at least nine civilians, the first significant incident of violence during the weeklong reduced fighting period agreed to between U.S.-backed Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents. Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the improvised explosive device
Al Jazeera: Australia is investigating more than 50 alleged war crimes by the country’s special forces in Afghanistan, including the killing of civilians and prisoners, a military watchdog said on Tuesday. These relate mainly to unlawful killings of “persons who were non-combatants or were no longer combatants”, as well as “cruel treatment” of such persons,