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
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 11, 2018 At least 15 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in a Taliban assault in the northern province of Kunduz, reports say, as the militants escalate their offensive ahead of this month’s general elections. A member of the provincial council, Amruddin Wali, said 15 members of
Ayaz Gul VOA News September 24, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Officials in Afghanistan confirmed Monday a Taliban prisoner has killed at least eight policemen, including three senior officers, after covertly seizing an assault rifle from a guard at the detention facility in southern Zabul province. The incident happened while security guards were offering evening prayers late Sunday
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 17, 2018 Taliban attacks across two western Afghan provinces have left at least 12 Afghan police officers dead, officials say. In the province of Farah, provincial council member Khair Mohammad Noorzai said at least seven Afghan police officers were killed after militants attacked a check post early on September 17.
Al Jazeera: In an effort to encourage recruitment, the government is preparing an entire town of secure housing for female police officers and their families near Kabul.