8am: Local poachers hunted a rare, snow leopard in Nuristan province, according to photos posted on social media. The footages, obtained from social media on Tuesday, show dozens of locals trapped a mountain leopard, also known as a threatened species of big cuts. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Badghis provincial officials said that more than 90 percent of farmers in the province have been badly affected by droughts but recent rain and snowfalls have been a welcome development for them. “Badghis relies on agriculture. People have suffered losses because of the [droughts affecting] agriculture. Fifty percent of the people have left the
Tolo News: Local officials in the northeastern province of Kunar on Tuesday said that efforts are underway to find four residents who were trapped in an avalanche in Dangam district. At least ten persons died and nine others were injured when an avalanche hit Goriga village of Dangam district on Monday morning, officials said. Four
8am: At least 20 people lost their lives due to the snowslide in Kunar province, local sources confirm. The incident took place in the Dangam district of Kunar on Sunday evening, according to the sources. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Aziz Hazara, an artist who currently works in Kabul and Berlin, collected a shipment of 20 tonnes of rubbish from Bagram airbase, once used as the main US military base in Afghanistan, the UAE-based The National reported. Hazara told The National that the garbage’s journey would take up to one year, and was
8am: An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred in northeastern Afghanistan on Saturday morning around 9:45 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km south-southeast of Faizabad, Afghanistan, according to India’s National Center for Seismology. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: The Meteorological Department of the country has warned of heavy rains and floods in 19 provinces. According to the department, Herat, Badghis, Faryab, Jowzjan, Balkh, Samangan, Sar-e-Pol, Ghor, Urozgan, Daikundi, Ghazni, Bamiyan, Maidan Wardak, Baghlan, Panjshir, Parwan, Kunduz, Takhar, and Badakhshan provinces, including Salang highways, are witnessing heavy rains and floods. Click here to
8am: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed due to the earthquake in western Afghanistan, particularly in Badghis province. The magnitude of the quake, which was centered in the Qades district of Badghis, was 4.9 on the Richter scale. Click here to read
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 17, 2022 An earthquake struck western Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least 22 people and injuring several others. The epicenter of the magnitude 5.3 quake was about 40 kilometers east of Qala-e-Naw, the capital of Badghis province, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Afghan official Bakhtar News Agency quoted
8am: At least 11 people were killed and 23 others were injured due to floods and snowstorms across the country. This statistic has been recorded across the country for the past three days after the floods, the Taliban-affiliated news agency Bakhtar reported on (Wednesday, January 5th). Click here to read more (external link).