VOA News: Afghan government said Saturday that it has taken necessary measures to curb the use of drugs in the police forces amid a newly published report by the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction saying that half of the police forces in the southern provinces used drugs.
1TV: Zemarai Paikan, a former commander of the Afghan National Civil Order Police, has been arrested, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. Paikan had been sentenced by the country’s anti-corruption court to over eight years in prison in late 2017 over negligence and misuse of authority. Click here to read more (external link). Other Police
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 8, 2020 At least six Afghan police officers have been killed in two separate Taliban bombings amid a surge in attacks across the war-torn country. Three officers were reported killed and 20 other people wounded in a truck bomb explosion in the southern province of Kandahar on July 8. The
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 9, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Officials in central Afghanistan said Saturday clashes between aid-seeking protesters and police have killed at least four civilians, including a journalist, and injured 14 others. The violence came as a coronavirus-related shutdown and partial border closures with neighboring countries have disrupted food deliveries into landlocked Afghanistan.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 8, 2020 Taliban militants have killed a provincial police chief and two others in a roadside bomb attack in Khost Province in Afghanistan’s southeast, officials said on May 8. Khost police chief Sayed Ahmad Babazai was leading an operation against the militants in the western part of the province when
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 30, 2020 Militants have killed 28 members of the Afghan security forces, police officials and authorities said on March 30, as the government postponed a release of Taliban prisoners. Militants stormed the compound of a top police official in the northeastern province of Takhar on March 29, killing 13 police
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News February 8, 2020 A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden car Saturday night in front of a police center in southern Afghanistan, killing at least six police officers. The attacker used a military Humvee vehicle and the blast rocked the Gereshk district of the restive Helmand province, Afghan officials there told VOA.
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 28, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan say a pre-dawn Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan has killed at least 13 policemen. The attack comes as the insurgent group is engaged in days of talks with the United States on a possible reduction in hostilities to advance their stalled peace process.
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan December 16, 2019 At least three Afghan police officers have been killed in an attack in the western city of Herat, officials say. Provincial police chief General Aminullah Amarkhil said a group of gunmen launched the assault late on December 15. Two attackers were killed in the ensuing battle and a
Ayaz Gul VOA News October 22, 2019 ISLAMABAD – Officials in northern Afghanistan say Taliban insurgents have stormed a security outpost in Kunduz province, killing at least 17 policemen and injuring several others. The late night deadly raid in the Ali Abad district of the troubled Kunduz province also killed the police base commander, a