Mohammad Habibzada VOA News April 19, 2018 Taliban insurgents recently forcibly shut down the services of private telecommunications companies in areas under their control in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province. Residents said the action cut off their mobile phone service for the past five days. Local communications officials said the Taliban “believe the Afghan government is
Press TV April 18, 2018 Five people have been abducted when armed men attacked a voter registration center in Afghanistan, and set fire to documents. Officials said Wednesday that the assault was carried out in the central province of Ghor on Tuesday. Provincial police spokesman Mohammad Iqbal Nizami said the gunmen stormed the center in
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 18, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Officials in Afghanistan say a top regional security commander and several of his bodyguards were killed in a bombing attack in southern Afghanistan early Wednesday. Afghan officials identified the slain man as Janan Mama, who was heading the Crisis Response Unit for the border police force in
Sputnik: Four attacks rocked Afghanistan over the weekend, with at least 26 government security officers being killed and two schools torched Saturday and Sunday night. Government officials are blaming Taliban militants for some of the attacks. Click here to read more (external link).
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News / April 17, 2018 Islamic State militants executed a 12-year-old boy on charges of helping local police in northern Afghanistan, according to a senior Afghan government official who spoke to VOA. The boy was accused of supplying food and water to an Afghan local police check post in northern Jawzjan province.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 17, 2018 At least six civilians have been shot dead by gunmen in Afghanistan’s western Ghor Province, an Afghan official says. Iqbal Nezami, spokesman for the provincial police chief, said four other civilians were wounded after their car was fired upon near Faroz Koh, the provincial capital, early on April
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 15, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says cross-border fire from Afghanistan Sunday killed two Pakistani paramilitary soldiers and wounded five others. A military spokesman said its personnel were conducting routine “surveillance” in the remote Kurram region “to plug gaps and make necessary preparations to start fencing” the border when they came under
KABUL, April 15 (Xinhua) — At least 20 people have been killed in two separate gunfights in Afghanistan, authorities said on Sunday. Early Sunday morning, seven Taliban and two gunmen were killed after Taliban clashed with an armed group in Chishti Sharif district of western Herat province, local Ariana News TV reported. Among the killed
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 14, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Fresh fighting in northern Afghanistan has disrupted the electric supply to Kabul and several provinces for the second time in less than three weeks. The hostilities come as the country’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday launched a long-delayed voters’ registration process for parliamentary and district council
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