RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal November 15, 2018 A high ranking Pakistani police official who was abducted in the capital city of Islamabad has been found dead in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release on November 14 that Afghan authorities informed the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul that a body
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan November 12, 2018 Dozens of people have been killed in violence across Afghanistan, including in a suicide bombing in Kabul targeting a protest by members of the mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority, officials say. The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the suicide blast on November 12 that killed at
VOA News | November 7, 2018: Hundreds of Afghan civilians in eastern Nangarhar province took up arms and joined the Afghan security forces in the fight against the Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan. The nearly 400 civilians will take part in a newly launched anti-IS operation by the government in the region. VOA’s Zabihullah Ghazi reports
Tolo News: At least two people were killed and seven more wounded in a suicide attack outside the Independent Election Commission (IEC) offices in PD9 of Kabul city on Monday morning. According to security officials, the suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying IEC staffers. One police officer and one IEC staff member were killed in the
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan October 25, 2018 Afghan officials say they have launched an investigation into claims that at least 14 civilians were killed in a military ground operation in eastern Afghanistan. Protesters temporarily blocked a major highway linking Afghanistan and Pakistan on October 24 to demand action against those responsible for the overnight raid
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News October 4, 2018 WASHINGTON — As concerns mount over the security of Afghanistan’s upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for Oct. 20, Afghan officials are downplaying the threats and saying that the country’s security forces are capable to securing thousands of polling stations across the country. On Thursday, the Afghan government unveiled its security
Ayaz Gul VOA News October 2, 2018 ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomb blast has ripped through an election-related gathering in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 people and wounding 30 others. The deadly blast in Kama district in Nangarhar province went off inside the campaign office of a candidate for the October 20 parliamentary elections. The
Tolo News: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hizb-e-Islami, on Monday said during a meeting visit with Nangarhar residents that Taliban and Daesh are the same – and only their flags differ. “Talib and Daesh are the same, only their flags and names have changed. They were friends of one stronghold and they have shared aims and similar
New York Times: The body counts served as a grisly contrast to other metrics that paint a grimmer reality of the war effort — including high attrition rates in the Afghan military and the loss of territory to Taliban militants. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 20, 2018 Members of the Shi’ite minorities in Afghanistan and Pakistan have commemorated Ashura, the holiest celebration in their religious calendar, amid heightened security measures against possible sectarian attacks. The festival making the seventh-century killing of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, this year fell on September 20.