Al Jazeera: Sanctions introduced after the Taliban takeover should not serve to hinder de-mining efforts in Afghanistan. Decades of conflict have littered Afghanistan with land mines and other explosive remnants of war. As a result, today the country is one of the most contaminated in the world. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Sources in Kabul province have confirmed that a mine explosion in Quai Markaz in front of the Kandahar Market targeted a Taliban vehicle today (Wednesday, April 20). According to eyewitnesses, the explosion was due to planted mine, killing two Taliban members. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Khalid Zadran, the Taliban’s spokesperson for the Police Command in Kabul has confirmed the incident. stating that a mine was embedded on the roadside, targeting Taliban rebel’s vehicle. Localities have reported that two Taliban militants are injured. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 10, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Officials in Afghanistan said Monday at least nine young students were killed and four wounded when an explosive remnant of war accidentally detonated outside a school in eastern Nangarhar province. The provincial governor’s office said in a statement the incident in Lalpur district occurred when an old
AFP: Weeks after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, families who fled the fighting in one southern village returned home to find something strange: the cricket ground had been circled in rocks painted red and white.’ Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 9, 2021 ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan said Wednesday that gunmen assaulted the office of an international charity clearing land mines in the country, killing at least 10 people and injuring more than a dozen others. The overnight deadly attack on Britain-based HALO Trust’s camp occurred in the embattled northern Baghlan province, the scene
AA: At least 14 members of a family have been killed in two landmine blasts in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, officials said on Friday. The incident took place in the Spin Boldak district along the border crossing with Pakistan, police spokesman Jamal Nasir told Anadolu Agency. He said a van and a truck carrying civilians struck
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News August 10, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Nineteen Afghan civilians were killed in multiple roadside mine blasts in Kabul and Kandahar Sunday. Two of the blasts occurred in Arghistan district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan. In the first incident, a Toyota pickup carrying civilians hit a roadside mine near Shana Nari village killing nine
Xinhua: At least three persons were killed and two others wounded as a roadside bomb struck a car in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan province, on Wednesday, provincial government spokesman Nazir Najam said. According to the official, a mine planted by the Taliban militants struck the car of Mahboubullah Ghafari, a former member
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News | June 3, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Ten civilians were killed and another four wounded when their van hit a roadside landmine Wednesday morning in Afghanistan’s Arghistan District in Kandahar province, according to local police. Jamal Barakzai, a spokesman for Kandahar police, told VOA the victims were residents of a local village.