Ayaz Gul VOA News March 30, 2021 ISLAMABAD – Unknown gunmen have shot dead three female anti-polio workers in Afghanistan, one of the two countries in the world along with its neighbor Pakistan, where the crippling children’s disease remains endemic. Tuesday’s violence came on the second day of a five-day polio immunization drive, this year’s
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 30, 2021 An Afghan human rights group says it is investigating the alleged killing of civilians during fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in the eastern province of Khost. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) announced the launch of its probe on March 29 after a number of
AP: Sticky bombs slapped onto cars trapped in Kabul’s chaotic traffic are the newest weapons terrorizing Afghans in the increasingly lawless nation, as Washington searches for a responsible exit after decades of war. Click here to read more (external link).
Margaret Besheer VOA News March 23, 2021 The U.N.’s top diplomat in Afghanistan sought to lower expectations of a quick peace deal between the Afghan government and Taliban, saying Tuesday that peace is possible, but it will not come immediately, as “genuine and profound differences” exist between the two sides. “Afghans and their international partners
Radio Free Afghanistan March 18, 2021 KABUL — Afghan officials say at least three people were killed and 11 wounded when a roadside bomb hit a vehicle carrying government employees in Kabul on March 18, as representatives of the Afghan government, the Taliban, and key countries gather in Moscow to push for a reduction in
Ariana: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said Wednesday that in the past 25 days at least five children were killed and 29 others wounded in the ongoing conflict in the country. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 16, 2021 ISLAMABAD – A global rights monitor is urging authorities in Afghanistan to launch investigations into recent targeted killings of civilians in prominent positions, and to prosecute those responsible. The latest incident of targeted attacks on civilians came Tuesday when gunmen ambushed a bus carrying university staff in northeastern
Ariana: At least 15 civilians were wounded on Monday when an IED was detonated against a bus they were traveling in, police said. The blast occurred at 15:30 local time in PD2 area of Dahan-e-Bagh in Kabul. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 13, 2021 ISLAMABAD – A car bombing, a roadside blast and insurgent raids killed at least 22 people, including security forces and civilians, officials in Afghanistan said Saturday. The violence injured nearly 70 people, most of them civilians. Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said Saturday the car bomb blast
By Said Sabir Ibrahimi Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 13, 2021 Public opinion around the world unanimously and rightly condemned the heinous assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by the hand of his own government, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in Istanbul in 2018. The United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) conducted a thorough investigation that concluded, “Mr.