Ariana: Second Vice President Sarwar Danish has called on Pakistan and the international community to probe the “cowardly” attack on coal miners, seven of whom were Afghan nationals, by extremists groups in Pakistan and prosecute the culprits. The Islamic State (Daesh) claimed responsibility for executing the ethnic Hazaras. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Militant groups such as Taliban, al Qaeda and Daesh “are the main backers of drug trafficking” in Afghanistan, the counter-narcotics department of the Ministry of Interior said on Saturday. The ministry said the provinces such as Helmand, Nimroz, Farah and Badakhshan where the Taliban has more influence, poppy cultivation and drug processing “have
By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 26, 2020 The war in Afghanistan — the world’s deadliest ongoing conflict — enters a crucial phase in 2021. The United States is set to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan by May as part of a deal with the Taliban aimed at ending the 19-year war. But
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 26, 2020 At least two Afghan police officers were killed in a spate of bomb attacks in the capital, Kabul, on December 26. Two other officers and one civilian were reported injured when three so-called sticky bombs were detonated in different locations across Kabul. The attacks targeted police. The two
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 24, 2020 Prominent Afghan women’s rights activist Freshta Kohistani has been assassinated in a village in the Kapisa Province northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said on December 24. The killing of Kohistani was the latest in a string of targeted killings that have prompted international concern. “At around 5:00pm
Tolo News: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in an interview that aired on Monday, said that 2,000 Afghans are still fighting in Syria and that Iran would be willing to arm more in the fight against Daesh if the Afghan government was willing. Click here to read more (external link). Related Transcript of TOLO
Ariana: Russia warns that the Islamic State, known as Daesh in Afghanistan, is building up its potential in Afghanistan to propagate extremist activities in the Central Asian countries. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 17, 2020 Farangis Najibullah Mumin Ahmadi Tajikistan has deployed additional troops along its southern border with Afghanistan after Afghan authorities claimed a group of militants from Tajikistan played a major role in the Taliban’s capture of an Afghan district last month. Afghan officials said the majority of the militants who
Ariana: First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Saturday on his Facebook page – after his daily 6.30am security meeting – that “Daesh Taliban” had warned government against executing any prisoners and said if this happened they would turn “Kabul into a Shia slaughterhouse”. Click here to read more (external link). More Security News Ten rockets
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News December 10, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Unknown gunmen killed a female journalist and her driver in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province Thursday morning. Malalai Maiwand was on her way to work in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, when two gunmen opened fire on her car. Haji Zalamy, the director of Enikass radio and television where