Tolo News: The former president said after Friday’s army base attack he can no longer call the Taliban brothers. In a rare change of tone, former president Hamid Karzai on Sunday labeled the Taliban as an insurgent group, saying he will no longer see the Taliban as “brothers”. Karzai’s policy shift on the Taliban comes
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 22, 2017 ISLAMABAD — A Taliban suicide raid on a major military base in northern Afghanistan is reported to have left at least 140 people dead, mostly soldiers, in the deadliest attack on Afghan forces since 2001. Witnesses said a group of 10 heavily armed suicide bombers aboard two army vehicles
Press TV April 21, 2017 Eight Afghan soldiers have been killed and nearly a dozen others injured in an attack by gunmen on a military compound in the northern province of Balkh. Daulat Waziri, spokesman for Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense, said gunmen clad in army uniforms stormed the compound on Friday. Khaama Press earlier reported
VOA News April 9, 2017 WASHINGTON — Insurgents have killed at least 13 Afghan security forces in separate attacks, officials said Sunday, as the country struggles to contain a long-running Taliban insurgency and combat a growing threat from a local Islamic State affiliate. Munir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for the governor of the northern Balkh province, said
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 31, 2017 ISLAMABAD — A U.S. government monitoring agency says that its review of the conditions and status of USAID-funded schools in northern Afghanistan has detected “extreme discrepancies between reported and observed students and teachers.” The review by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) focused on the relatively peaceful
Tolo News: Addressing guests attending Nowruz celebrations in Mazar-e-Sharif on Tuesday, Balkh provincial governor Atta Mohammad Noor said that he would in the near future discuss his future plans over running in the next presidential elections. “I thank President (Ashraf Ghani) for his trust and for re-appointing me as the governor of Balkh. Soon I will
MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan, March 20 (Xinhua) — Nine persons were killed and two others injured after a mini-bus collided with an oil tanker in northern Afghanistan’s Balkh province on Monday, said police spokesman in the province Shir Jan Durani. The deadly accident took place in Hairatan locality in the afternoon and those killed in the accident
Tolo News: The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has announced that president Ashraf Ghani has ordered the appointment of Atta Mohammad Noor, as the new governor of Balkh province. Click here to read more (external link).
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan January 20, 2017 An explosion in northern Afghanistan has killed at least three people outside a game of buzkashi – a popular, traditional equestrian sport in Afghanistan and Central Asia that is similar to polo but uses a goat or calf carcass instead of a ball. The explosion was to the
Khaama Press: The acting provincial governor of the northern Balkh province and a prominent political figure Ata Mohammad Noor has said he is ready to step down as the governor of Balkh province if the government takes practical steps for the commitments. Click here to read more (external link).