Tolo News: Residents in the Afghan province of Maidan Wardak on Friday expressed deep concerns over a dramatic surge in the level of violence in their areas, saying Taliban groups have significantly increased their presence in the area and are frequently engaging in deadly battles with the Afghan security forces. Meanwhile, there are reports that
By Ayaz Gul VOA News June 25, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has come under severe criticism for saying in a nationally televised speech to the parliament Thursday that al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden had been “martyred.” Khan was highlighting foreign policy gains of his nearly two-year-old government, particularly improved ties with the
1TV: A 13-year-old child suicide bomber who was forced to carry out a suicide attack by the Taliban militants surrendered himself to the police in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province. The child, identified as Syed Mukhtar, threw his suicide vest into river before surrendering himself, a spokesman for provincial police said. Click here to read more
By Ayaz Gul VOA News June 24, 2020 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – A top Afghan official leading peacemaking efforts with the Taliban said Wednesday that he would be open to discussing formation of an interim government with the Islamist insurgent group when the two sides begin long-awaited peace negotiations. Abdullah Abdullah, head of Afghanistan’s High Council for
ANI: About 6,500 Pakistani’s are operating as terrorist ranks in Afghanistan, posing a significant threat to the peace, stability and security of the war-torn country and South Asia region, stated a UN Security Council report. The report released by Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, concerning the Taliban and other associated individuals and entities, published
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan June 23, 2020 Afghan officials say dozens of Taliban fighters staged overnight raids and stormed several checkpoints in the northern part of the country, killing at least 14 security personnel. The violence early on June 23 comes after authorities this week accused the Taliban of increasing attacks on Afghan forces at
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News June 22, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Afghanistan’s security forces have suffered their bloodiest week so far in the 19-year-old Afghan war. The Afghanistan’s National Security Council said 291 members of Afghan National and Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) were killed and 550 others wounded in multiple Taliban attacks last week. “Taliban carried out
Ariana: Hafiz Abdul Qayyum, governor of Nuristan province has survived a gun attack in the Sorubi district of Kabul. Unknown armed men attacked the convoy of vehicles carrying Nuristan’s governor at around 7 a.m. today and Qayyum escaped unharmed. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA NEWS June 21, 2020 ISLAMABAD – The United Nations has accused Taliban insurgents and Afghan government forces of deliberate attacks on the country’s healthcare workers and facilities during the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic has infected nearly 29,000 Afghans, killing close to 600, although independent experts and even Afghan officials fear the actual
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Tribal vigilantes in southeast Afghanistan have burned down the houses of four families whose male members they accused of killing seven members of a rival family. The incident on June 16 came two days after the killings, which local police said involved a land dispute.