Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 2, 2021 A roadside bomb attack killed at least five civilians and wounded seven others on April 2 in Afghanistan, local officials said. Omer Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor in southern Helmand Province, said the five killed were traveling by car near Lashkar Gah, the capital of the
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News April 1, 2021 ISLAMABAD – The Afghan Taliban are deliberately targeting, intimidating and killing journalists, particularly women, according to a new report issued Thursday by an international rights group as well as VOA’s own research. Human Rights Watch found militant commanders in areas under Taliban influence use direct threats and violence to try
Frud Bezhan March 19, 2021 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Afghan special forces stormed an isolated mudbrick house in a Taliban-controlled district of Ghazni Province in October, killing six suspected militants — including Husam Abd-al-Ra’uf, the No. 2 figure in the Al-Qaeda terrorist network. The Egyptian national, also known as Abu Muhsin al-Masri, was on the FBI’s Most Wanted
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
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.
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,
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.
By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 25, 2021 After 20 years of military engagement, the U.S. war in Afghanistan is at a crossroads. U.S. President Joe Biden faces a crucial choice of whether to stick to a May 1 deadline for troop withdrawal negotiated by the previous administration with the Taliban. Washington is reviewing
By Radio Free Afghanistan February 20, 2021 KABUL — At least five people have been killed and two wounded in multiple bomb attacks in the Afghan capital. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said that two of the explosions were caused by bombs attached to vehicles and took place 15 minutes apart. A third, which targeted