By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 18, 2019 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Taliban militants have stormed the police headquarters in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar after a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives at the entrance of the compound. Baheer Ahmadi, a spokesman for Kandahar’s provincial governor, told RFE/RL that several gunmen entered the compound
Tolo News: A group of twelve women candidates who launched a three-month sit-in camp to protest what they called fraud and corruption in last year’s parliamentary elections, said police “blackmailed” them to make public their photos after they confiscated their cells phones following a brawl on Wednesday evening. The sit-in camp of the protesting candidates was
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 5, 2019 ISLAMABAD — A Taliban suicide car bomb-and-gun attack against a provincial police headquarters in northern Afghanistan has killed at least 13 security personnel and injured more than 55 other people. Afghan officials said the assault in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province, began around midday Sunday with a Taliban
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 25, 2019 An Afghan official says at least nine police officers have been killed by a Taliban ambush on their convoy in the country’s west. Abdul Samad Salehi, a member of the provincial council in Farah Province, said the ambush took place in Anardara district as the convoy was heading
By Ron Synovitz & Khan Mohammad Seend Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 19, 2019 KABUL — A female Afghan lawmaker who slapped and cursed a police officer during a Kabul traffic stop is defending her actions, telling RFE/RL the officer first struck her with his fist, pushed her, insulted her, and smashed the butt of
Tolo News: A number of gunmen attacked police district-6 (PD6) headquarters in Herat city in the west of Afghanistan on Friday evening, the Ministry of Interior confirmed. The Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the attack and said security forces have started operation to clear the area of attackers. Herat governor’s spokesman Jailani Farhad said
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 4, 2018 An Afghan official says the Taliban stormed a police checkpoint in the northern province of Sa-e Pol, killing a district police chief and another police officer. Zabi Amani, a spokesman for Sar-e Pol’s provincial governor, said the attack began late on December 3 in the Sayyad district —
1TV: Commander Naweed Khan, who has 200 armed men under his leadership in Khanabad district of Kunduz province, was in a health facility for treatment in Taloqan, the capital of neighbouring Takhar province, when security forces conducted a raid to arrest him. Click here to read more (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: Afghan police officers who have lost legs in the line of duty have returned to their unit to fight the Taliban in Uruzgan Province. But some officers say they haven’t been paid their salaries or received any medical support.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 16, 2018 Dozens of Afghan police officers have been killed in two attacks claimed by the Taliban in north and central Afghanistan, just days before parliamentary elections that the militants have threatened to disrupt. A militant assault on security outposts in the northern Samangan region on October 16 killed several