KABUL, May 10 (Xinhua) — Anti-government militants have stepped up activities against government interests elsewhere in the conflict-hit Afghanistan as three districts have fallen to the insurgents over the past one week. Taliban militants in the latest achievements overrun the statically important Tala-o-Barfak district in the northern Baghlan province on Tuesday night putting the government
Press TV May 9, 2018 Militants have engaged in a gunfight with police after setting off at least three explosions in two districts of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. At least six people were wounded in the violence, Afghan Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Majroh, said on Wednesday. He added that the casualty toll would likely go up.
Tolo News: He blamed Iran for fueling ethnic rift in Afghanistan and said Iran helps “the infiltration of Daesh into Afghanistan”. “Daesh cannot come from Iraq or Russia. It has only one way which is Iran. They can only enter Afghanistan through Iran,” he added. According to him, there are three factions of Daesh operating in Afghanistan:
Bloomberg: Besides helping Afghan men marry in exchange for their loyalty, the group is terrorizing locals by closing schools, beheading enemies and kidnapping young women and girls to serve as sex slaves. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Friday that security forces are fighting the Taliban to retake Badakhshan’s Kohistan district which fallen to the militants on Thursday evening. Badakhshan military officials meanwhile said commandos have arrived in the district and are advancing towards Kohistan’s center. Badakhshan Police Chief Abdul Khaliq Aqsai said the commando
Mike Eckel Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 30, 2018 Two years before his death, Shah Marai, the chief Kabul-based photographer for the French news agency Agence France-Presse, pondered the hopelessness that he said had descended on his native country of Afghanistan. “The signs of war have all but disappeared,” Marai wrote in the 2016 blog
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 30, 2018 ISLAMABAD — A twin suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul Monday killed at least 26 people, including nine journalists. At least 50 other people were wounded, including five journalists. Islamic State through its “Amaq” news agency claimed responsibility for the deadliest ever assault on media workers in Afghanistan. Local
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 23, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Authorities in Afghanistan say the latest Taliban and Islamic State attacks have killed 19 people, mostly government security forces. Taliban insurgents attacked a registration center for potential voters late Sunday in the northwestern Badghis province, killing nine Afghan National Army soldiers and wounding two others. A senior
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News April 22, 2018 After a suicide bomber killed 57 and injured more than 100 in Kabul, Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission fears insecurity might discourage people from participating in the upcoming parliamentary and district elections. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the suicide attack Sunday on an identification cards distribution center where hundreds
Press TV April 22, 2018 Daesh Takfiri terrorist group is growing in Afghanistan as thousands of foreign troops have apparently failed to restore security 17 years after the United States and its allies invaded the country under the guise of the so-called war on terror. Daesh, which has been behind several past bombings in Kabul, claimed responsibility for a deadly