RFE/RL Radio Free Afghanistan March 4, 2021 Afghan officials say a female doctor died in a bomb blast in the eastern city of Jalalabad in what appeared to be another targeted killing in the war-torn country. Elsewhere in Nangarhar Province, officials said on March 4 that seven civilians from Afghanistan’s mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority were
Radio Free Afghanistan March 3, 2021 KABUL — Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a Kabul University professor and religious scholar in the Afghan capital, a day after three female employees of a television channel were gunned down in the east of the war-torn country. A Kabul police spokesman said the university lecturer, Faiz Mohammad Fayez,
Ariana: Afghan forces have rescued 34 people from a Taliban prisoner in western Herat province, the Defense Ministry (MoD) said Wednesday. According to the MoD, the Afghan commando forces conducted an operation in the Karocha village in the Adraskan district of the province on Tuesday night. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Afghanistan March 2, 2021 Three female employees of an Afghan television channel have been killed in two separate attacks in the eastern city of Jalalabad. Local officials told RFE/RL that two employees of Enikas TV were killed in a shooting in Zargaran area on March 2. A civilian woman was also wounded in that attack.
Radio Free Afghanistan February 28, 2021 The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says that a Taliban commander killed three family members of a slain journalist in the central province of Ghor. Journalist Bismillah Adel Aimaq, the editor-in-chief of a private radio station in Ghor Province, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on January 1.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 27, 2021 Afghan officials say at least two people have been killed and several others wounded in separate bomb blasts in the country. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said on February 27 that one person was killed and two others injured when a bomb attached to a vehicle went off
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 26, 2021 Three family members of a slain journalist in western Afghanistan have been shot dead by gunmen amid a rising wave of killings targeting journalists and civil society activists. At least five others were wounded in the attack late on February 25 on the home of Afghan journalist and
Radio Free Afghanistan February 23, 2021 Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have resumed in Qatar after a delay of more than a month amid escalating violence in the war-wracked country as the United Nations called again for an immediate cease-fire to curb civilian casualties. Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem tweeted late on
Ariana: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) reported Tuesday as many as 2,019 children have been killed or injured in the conflict in 2020. This comes as UNAMA in its latest report said Tuesday that civilian casualties have increased following the start of peace talks in September 2020. Click here to read more (external link).
After a deadly bombing in the Afghan capital on February 21, a video went viral showing two children crying for their wounded mother, who was hospitalized afterwards. The video provoked strong emotions and debates over which scenes of violence are too shocking to share. [Warning: Disturbing images]