Delbar and her family of eight fled war in Afghanistan’s Faryab Province almost a year ago and their home district is currently under the control of Taliban militants. They now live in tents in the snow in the city of Sheberghan in neighboring Jawzjan Province and say they don’t have enough food. Officials say
Ariana: The Afghan security forces arrested five members of a Taliban-Haqqani Network cell on charges of espionage in Paktika province, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Monday. According to the NDS, the group, operating under ISI directions, was involved in the planting of IEDs and in targeted killings in the eastern parts of
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 10, 2021 ISLAMABAD – A roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, early Sunday and a countermilitancy airstrike elsewhere in the war-ravaged country killed at least 15 people, including a government spokesman. Officials said a “magnetic mine” targeted a vehicle that was transporting Zia Wadan, spokesman for the National Public
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 9, 2021 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his goal is to transition power to an “elected successor,” and that he seeks a “positive peace” with the Taliban. Speaking alongside first lady Rula Ghani in an interview with CNN on January 8, the Afghan president addressed the start
1TV: A number of senior Afghan political figures in a letter have accused the government of making them more vulnerable to attacks by deciding to reduce their guards. The letter was signed by Salahuddin Rabbani, Abdul Rashid Dostum, Karim Khalili, Mohammad Yonus Qanooni, Mohammad Mohaqiq, Syed Hamid Gelani, Ahmad Zia Massoud and Zabihullah Mujadidi. Click
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 9, 2021 KABUL– Afghan forces have arrested three people in connection with the December killing of prominent election activist Yusuf Rasheed. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz did not give the names of the three arrested or say if they belonged to any group in comments to RFE/RL on January 9.
By Frud Bezhan January 8, 2021 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty For years, the Taliban’s suicide bombers frequently struck high-profile political and security targets in Afghanistan’s major cities. But in a marked shift, the Taliban is now targeting civilians — government workers, journalists, rights activists, moderate religious leaders, and women in public roles — in urban areas.
Tolo News: The Ministry of Interior Affairs says the government plans to take control of a network of over 5,000 madrassas as part of a drive to mainstream religious schools by putting them under the control of the state. “It will be a good move if they operate under the control of the government. This
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 7, 2021 At least 17 Afghan civilians and members of the Afghan security forces were reported killed across Afghanistan as fighting continued to rage — despite the resumption of intra-Afghan peace talks in Doha aimed at finding an end to decades of war. Afghan government negotiators in the Qatari capital
Radio Free Afghanistan January 6, 2021 KABUL — Afghanistan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh has announced plans to install security cameras with “advanced” technology across Kabul to better tackle actions by “terrorists and thieves” in the capital. The project would cost more than $100 million and would be supported by NATO’s Resolute Support Mission, Saleh wrote