8am: Sources in Daikundi province have confirmed that the Taliban’s Department of Vice and Virtue has instructed Daikundi Education Directorate staff who are the Shia sect to perform Zuhr prayers led by the Head of Education Directorate who is Sunni. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Daikundi residents say local Taliban forces have arrested and tortured dozens of civilians in the past two weeks. Siddiqullah Abed, Taliban’s police chief for Daikundi province said on Sunday – in a meeting with dozens of residents and influential figures – that anyone who poses a threat to the regime – of any ethnicity
8am: “From now on, do not shave your beards, and put on a hat or a turban, and the females must wear hijab,” according to a statement issued by the Daikundi Department of Education. If the employees disobey the order, they will be dealt with legally, the statement stressed. Click here to read more (external
WSJ: The Taliban’s new outreach to the Shiite minority goes only so far. Hundreds of Hazara families were displaced by Pashtuns in parts of the Daikundi province in September. The community’s sole representative in Afghanistan’s new government, dominated by Pashtun Sunni clerics, is a deputy minister of health. In Bamiyan province, overwhelmingly populated by Shiites,
8am: A public source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Hasht-e Subh that the Taliban district governor had told Pato residents that the land should be occupied by Pashtuns and that Kindir residents had no right to return to their land. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: A plane carrying Murad Ali Murad, the newly appointed governor of Daikundi province, and members of Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga—the lower house of Parliament–were diverted to Bamiyan while en route to Daikundi on Thursday. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The Afghan women’s cricket team, which was officially relaunched last month, is scheduled to have their first overseas training camp later this month, likely in a Gulf country. The aim of this is to prepare them for their first international match early next year, Reuters reported. Click here to read more (external link). Other
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 29, 2020 Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has killed at least 14 civilians in the central province of Daikundi, as violence continues across the country despite ongoing peace talks between Taliban militants and the Afghan government in Qatar. The provincial governor’s spokesman, Nasrullah Ghori, told RFE/RL that seven women,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 2, 2019 Local officials say at least 10 Afghan police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a checkpoint in central Daikundi Province. Governor Anwar Rahmati also reported that 15 policemen were wounded in the August 2 attack in the district of Pato. He said the Taliban militants
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