1TV: The chief minister of an Indian state on Saturday called for evacuation of stranded Sikh families from Afghanistan, following a deadly attack on a temple in Kabul. “Dear @DrSJaishankar, there are a large number of Sikh families who want to be flown out of Afghanistan. Request you to get them airlifted at the earliest.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 26, 2020 A small explosion has disrupted the funeral services for 25 members of Afghanistan’s Sikh community who were killed earlier this week in an attack by an Islamic State gunman on their religious compound. No one was hurt when the explosive device detonated near the crematorium where the ceremonies
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 25, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan say heavily armed suicide bombers Wednesday stormed a minority Sikh worship place in Kabul, killing at least 25 worshippers and injuring at least eight others. The local television station TOLO TV said at least 11 members of the minority community were also injured.
By Jeff Seldin VOA News March 20, 2020 Almost a week since the Afghan Taliban trumpeted the defeat of the Islamic State in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, U.S. officials remain wary, though they concede the terror group’s grip on territory in rural areas appears to be slipping. The latest assessment is consistent with U.S. appraisals of previous
Antiwar.com: Testifying at the House Armed Services Committee, CENTCOM Chief Gen. Frank McKenzie praised the Taliban as having conducted a “very effective” anti-ISIS military operation in Nangarhar Province… the US has been supporting Taliban operations on the ground without telling anyone until now. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 8, 2020 Unidentified gunman have killed a local provincial council member and two of his bodyguards in a March 8 attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul. A Kabul police spokesman said Logar Province council member Naser Ghairat and two bodyguards were killed in the attack and a third bodyguard was
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 6, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan say at least 27 people were killed and 55 injured Friday when gunmen opened fire on a gathering in Kabul, with high-profile opposition politicians in attendance. Witnesses said the shooting started when a former vice president, Karim Khalili, was delivering his speech to
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 25, 2020 ISLAMABAD – U.S. military officials in Afghanistan say airstrikes have killed at least four Islamic State terrorists in eastern Afghanistan as a weeklong reduced fighting truce between U.S.-backed Afghan security forces and the Taliban insurgency entered its fourth day without any significant breaches. The two counterterrorism airstrikes Tuesday
The Washington Post: Interviews with Afghan and U.S. officials and seven self-described Islamic State members now in Afghan custody paint a picture of a group that has a history of persevering despite territorial and leadership losses, thanks in part to a sophisticated recruitment system and the use of extreme violence to control civilian populations. Click
Press TV February 8, 2020 American and Afghan forces partaking in a reported joint operation are said to have come under “direct attack” in Afghanistan’s flashpoint eastern province of Nangarhar. The attack took place in the province’s Shirzad district military headquarters on Saturday, AFP reported. The agency, citing local media, described the incident as an “insider