Ariana: A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit Baghlan province in the north of Afghanistan on Wednesday night, injuring nine people and damaging 60 residential houses. Mohammad Naseer Kohzad, Natural Disaster Management Director in Baghlan province, told Ariana News that the epicenter of the jolt was Hindu Kush mountains range, 14 kilometers far away from Pul-e-Khumri, the capital
RadioNZ: The Operation Burnham inquiry held a preliminary hearing today to discuss how it handles classified material. The inquiry was launched by the government after the book Hit & Run by investigative journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson alleged six civilians were killed and 15 injured in a raid by New Zealand’s elite soldiers on two Afghan villages in 2010.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 11, 2018 Afghan officials say 15 civilians and 10 elite force members have been killed in Ghazni Province, as a days-long battle continued November 11. Fighting in Jaghori district — an area inhabited mainly by Shi’ite ethnic Hazaras — erupted on November 7 when Taliban militants attacked the district. The
Ayaz Gul VOA News September 10, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The Islamist Taliban in northern Afghanistan has captured a strategically important district near the border with Turkmenistan and threatened a provincial capital, killing dozens of Afghan troops in a series of battlefield attacks. During the past three days, the insurgents stepped up battlefield attacks across the country
Ariana: At least five policemen were killed and three others injured after Taliban militants attacked Oba district in western Herat province, police said Sunday. Provincial police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada said the incident took place last night in Kishk village of Oba district. He added that two policemen were missing. Click here to read more
Ariana: A Spokesman of the People’s Peace Movement Bismillah Watandost told Ariana News that the Taliban have humiliated the members of the convoy and called them as “executors of the U.S. plans” in Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News August 16, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Gunmen launched an attack on a training center on the grounds of Afghanistan’s intelligence service in Kabul, a day after a dozens of people were killed in assault on an education institution in the capital. Bahar Mehr, an advisor to minister of interior told VOA that four
Tolo News: At least 45 Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack on a security base in northern Baghlan province on Tuesday night, a security source confirmed on Wednesday. This is the second large-scale attack in two days on a military base after one in Faryab fell to the Taliban on Monday. Click here to
Ariana: The Taliban has taken control of Tala wa Barfak district in northern Baghlan province, following days of clashes with the Afghan security forces, local officials confirmed Tuesday. Baghlan’s Provincial Council Chief Mohammad Safdar Mohseni said that the district was collapsed the Taliban today at around 03:30 pm. Click here to read more (external link). More
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News May 7, 2018 WASHINGTON — A high-ranking Taliban member is calling for peace in Afghanistan. The comment by shadow chief justice, Mawlawi Abdul Hokom came in a letter to Taliban leader Habtullah Akhundzada. Hokom said all Afghans, including those living in Taliban or Afghan government-controlled areas, are tired of war and want