McClatchy: Robert Bales, the former Army staff sergeant who killed 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, will likely ask the president to commute his life sentence once he exhausts his legal appeals for one of the nation’s most notorious war crimes. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV June 22, 2018 Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed at least 16 police officers and two civilians in the western province of Badghis, officials announced. The Friday report of the casualties came after the militants waged an operation on Thursday to capture eight checkpoints in Badghis. This followed earlier clashes on Wednesday in which
Human Rights Watch: The accounts are both shocking and horribly familiar. Soldiers acting as if they were above the law assault and murder civilians in a barbaric competition to outdo each other. New recruits compelled to prove themselves by killing. The victims are not enemies in battle but the elderly, men with disabilities, a farmer
Sputnik: It was reported that on the mission in Afghanistan an Australian trooper was pressured by higher-ranking soldiers from the Special Air Service Regiment to kill an unarmed elderly detainee. Click here to read more (external link). Related ‘Bad Taste Joke’: Analyst Explains Improper Demeanor of Aussies in Afghanistan
Press TV June 17, 2018 A bomb attack has killed at least 32 people in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar amid an announcement by the Taliban militants that they would not extend their temporary ceasefire with Afghan security forces and that fighting would resume in the crisis-hit country. The deadly explosion occurred outside the governor’s office
MOSCOW, June 17 (Sputnik) -The number of casualties after suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s Nanagarhar Province on Saturday has reached 36, local media reported on Sunday, citing officials. On Saturday, the explosion hit Rodat district of Nanagarhar province where a gathering of Taliban and Afghan security forces celebrating the ceasefire on the occasion of the Eid
Press TV June 16, 2018 An explosion has killed at least 26 people at a gathering of the Taliban and Afghan security officials in the eastern province of Nangarhar as the two sides were marking their unprecedented three-day ceasefire on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr Muslim holidays. The reason for the explosion in the restive
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan June 11, 2018 A suicide attack in Kabul, a roadside bomb in eastern Ghazni Province, and coordinated attacks in Nangarhar and Kunduz provinces killed at least 33 people on June 11, Afghan officials say. In Kabul, a suicide attacker blew himself up outside the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, officials
MOSCOW, June 10 (Sputnik) – A blast of a bomb planted in a police vehicle left at least four people injured in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday, the local Khaama Press news agency reported citing eyewitnesses and security sources. The bomb went off in the vicinity of the Chardehi market, the agency added.
Tolo News: The Independent Human Rights Watch has found that more than 64,100 civilians were killed and wounded in wars and suicide attacks in the country in the past nine years. A new report states that 23,130 civilians were killed and 40,974 were wounded of which 52 percent were men, 18 percent were children, 7 percent