Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 20, 2019 An Afghan official said six civilians were killed after their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in the eastern province of Laghman. Asadullah Dawlatzai, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said the victims were travelling in Qarghayi district when the bomb went off on February 19. No group has
Hasib Danish Alikozai VOA News December 28, 2018 WASHINGTON — Despite challenges on multiple fronts, Afghanistan seems more likely than at any time in recent history to come to a favorable political settlement, according to a report released this week by the Pentagon, which cited the effects of a recent military escalation coupled with diplomatic initiatives.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 27, 2018 The Afghan National Army says a leading spokesman for the affiliate of the extremist group Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan has been killed in a drone strike. An army statement on December 27 said Sultan Aziz Azam was killed the day before in an “IS hideout” in the
Press TV December 26, 2018 Iran’s top security official has confirmed that the country has been holding talks with the Afghan Taliban in coordination with Kabul to help relieve rampant insecurity in Afghanistan. “The series of contacts and talks with the Taliban group have taken place with the knowledge of the Afghan government,” Ali Shamkhani,
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan December 25, 2018 Afghan officials say at least 43 people were killed after militants stormed government offices in the eastern part of the capital Kabul, triggering an hours-long gun battle. Health Ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh said another 25 people were wounded in the December 24 raid on a compound housing
Hasib Danish Alikozai Mohammad Habibzada VOA News December 22, 2018 WASHINGTON — Reactions are mixed to reports in the U.S. media that U.S. President Donald Trump is mulling over withdrawing within weeks roughly half of the more than 14,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The news of the potential withdrawal from Afghanistan comes a day after Trump
Middle East Monitor: Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has accused the US of transferring Daesh militants to war-torn Afghanistan in an attempt to trigger instability in Asia. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV November 22, 2018 The IRGC Aerospace Commander says the US bases in Afghanistan, the UAE, and Qatar as well as the US aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf are all within reach of Iranian missiles. “The US bases around us are within our reach and are easy meat for us,” Brigadier General Amirali
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News November 21, 2018 An increase in casualties among Afghan military and police forces has prompted the Afghan government to intensify military campaigns against the Taliban and other militant groups, Afghan security officials say. Last week, Taliban insurgents killed and wounded about 80 members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 21, 2018 Afghan authorities are working to identify those responsible for a suicide bombing that killed at least 55 people and wounded scores more who were attending a religious gathering in Kabul. The victims included religious scholars from all over Afghanistan, invited by the Ulema Council to celebrate the birth