Ariana: Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Hekmatyar claimed that among 8,600,000 registered voters which presented by the IEC, five million of them was false. He said only 3,600,000 voters were real. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Abdullah said that declaring safe zones for terrorists who carry out terrorist attacks against the Afghan people is not logical. The ‘safe zones’ for the Taliban had been proposed by Hizb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and it surfaced more during the government’s unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: A local media outlet reported that Mohaqqiq and Hekmatyar entered into verbal clash over electronic identity cards during the meeting. It happened after Mohaqqiq criticized the president for distribution of the cards and Hekmatyar stood in his defiance, based on the report which said that Hekmatyar quit the meeting shortly after the argument. Click here
Tolo News: Members of Hizb-e-Islami, who were released from prisons, have joined the Taliban in Kandahar province and are causing security problems in the province, Kandahar Golice Chief Gen. Abdul Raziq said on Monday. In an interview with Sarkhat newspaper, Kandahar’s powerful police commander said the recent suicide attack, which left at least eleven children dead
Khaama Press: The former Afghan intelligence chief and leader of the Afghanistan Green Trend movement Amrullah Saleh reacted to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s demands for the establishment of the safe zones for the Taliban as he warned that the deal would create another major national issue for the country similar to Durand Line agreement. Click here to read
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan March 19, 2018 Three people were killed when a motorcycle bomb exploded in eastern Afghanistan on March 19 outside a rally being held by a veteran warlord who made peace with the government last year, officials said. At least eight more people were wounded in the explosion. The former commander, Gulbuddin
Tolo News: A mural of slain Hamida Barmaki, who was killed in a Hizb-e-Islami suicide bombing six years ago, was painted on a T-wall close to the home of the group’s leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Sunday. Two masked men on Monday vandalized the mural of a victim, killed in a Hizb-e-Islami group bombing, by throwing white
Tolo News: A mural of slain Hamida Barmaki, who was killed in a Hizb-e-Islami suicide bombing six years ago, was painted on a T-wall close to the home of the group’s leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Sunday. The mural was painted by Kabul’s Artlords to mark International Women’s Day and to reflect crimes being carried out in the country. Click
Michael Hughes: Turkey-hosted discussions between members of the Taliban and Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) – the political party founded by notorious Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar – underscore the reality extremists are trying to hijack the peace process. Although Kabul and even Taliban central downplayed the proceedings, the development marks a step backwards in the quest for a
Press TV January 11, 2018 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has granted clemency to 75 prisoners loyal to former warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar who reached a landmark peace deal with the government in Kabul in 2016. According to Shah Mir Amirpoor, the press officer at the Pul-e-Charkhi detention center east of Kabul, the inmates were released on