Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 19, 2017 A district chief has been shot and killed in Afghanistan’s western province of Nimroz by gunmen riding on a motorcycle, an Afghan official says. Ahmad Arab, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says Aqa Mohammad Fazeli was on his way to work when he came under attack by
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 31, 2017 Gunmen in northwestern Pakistan on May 30 gunned down a close aide and relative of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, an Afghan militant leader who signed a peace deal with the government last year, officials said. Hekmatyar’s Hezb-i Islami party identified the slain man as Mohammad Fareed and blamed “elements against
Ayaz Gul VOA News September 11, 2016 ISLAMABAD — Authorities in Afghanistan say a roadside bomb attack Sunday killed a provincial police chief and wounded at least three security guards. Officials in eastern Nangarhar province say slain General Zorawar Zahid was leading a counter insurgency operation in the troubled Hasarak district when his vehicle hit an
Noor Zahid VOA News September 10, 2016 WASHINGTON — Militants are increasingly targeting young professionals, schools, and educated members of society in Afghanistan and neighboring Pashtun areas in Pakistan. Experts say the tactic is aimed at increasing the number of uneducated youth – a prime demographic targeted by militant group recruiters. Hundreds of educated Afghans have
By Frud Bezhan September 9, 2016 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Resistance fighter and anti-Taliban leader Ahmad Shah Masud was killed by Al-Qaeda assassins on September 9, 2001, ushering in a chain of events that would place Afghanistan at the center of the global war on terrorism. Two days after his death, Al-Qaeda operatives would carry
By Ron Synovitz and Hamid Mohmand Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 9, 2016 KABUL — Ahmad Masud was 12 years old when his father, the legendary anti-Taliban military commander known as the “Lion of Panjshir,” was killed by two Al-Qaeda suicide bombers in northern Afghanistan on September 9, 2001. The assassination of Ahmad Shah Masud, who also
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday awarded the title of ‘Martyr of The Nation’ title to Hashmat Khalil Karzai, former chairman of Kandahar provincial council and cousin of former president Hamid Karzai. Hashmat Karzai was assassinated inside his home in the southern Kandahar province in 2014 by a suicide bomber hiding the explosives inside his turban.