8am: Confirming the incident, local sources told Hasht-e Subh that Mawlawi Raihan, the mayor of Samangan, was under siege by Commander Jafar’s forces during the “adultery” act. Click here to read more (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal April 3, 2022 At least one person was killed and dozens more injured in an explosion at the Sarai Shahzadaa foreign-exchange market in the center of the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say. Haji Dad Gul, deputy head of the currency exchange association, told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal on April 3 that the explosion was caused by
8am: Local sources in Takhar province have reported that a local Taliban commander named Mir Saeed has shot dead his wife and her brother in Abdal village, Taleqan city, the center of the province, on Saturday, April 2. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: The parents of Reuters photographer Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan last year, have begun legal action at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the Islamist group, a lawyer for the family said on Tuesday. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: The defendants, identified as Sayed H. and Seyed H. under German privacy laws, are accused of luring their 34-year-old sister to meet them last July in Berlin and choking her and cutting her throat, the Berlin prosecutor’s office said. All three siblings had Afghan citizenship and had been living in Germany for several years.
Press TV February 26, 2022 A former Australian army commander accused of war crimes while serving in Afghanistan as part of a US-led occupation force told another soldier “I just want to kill [expletive],” a witness has said during a court hearing. Testifying in a federal court case in which the ex-commander, Ben Roberts-Smith, is
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi February 22, 2022 A man accused of adultery has been publicly whipped by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan Province. Several residents of provincial capital Tarin Kowt told RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi that the man was flogged in the city’s central square on February 21 in the morning. Tarin Kowt resident Noor Agha,
Al Jazeera: Prosecutors say that from 1983 to 1990, he was the chief of Pul-e-Charkhi prison east of Kabul, where regime opponents were held without fair trial in “appalling conditions”. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: The Taliban named this religious scholar Mawlawi Bismillah Shakir and specified that he was the co-principle of the supreme Arabic Darul Uloom in Kabul, according to Bakhtar news agency. In the meantime, the number of explosions in Kabul has increased since the takeover, and most of these explosions have been claimed by the Islamic
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 13, 2021 No U.S. military personnel will be held accountable for a Kabul drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children, in August, the Pentagon has said. An investigation by the U.S. Air Force inspector-general last month called the August 29 strike, which took place during the U.S.-led