Tolo News: The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Friday urged the Taliban to allow human rights worker to probe a recent mortar attack in Sangin district. This comes after at least 28 civilians were killed and 34 more wounded after four mortar rounds hit a festival being held at a market in Sangin
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 30, 2020 The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says “initial, impartial” findings indicate the Afghan National Army fired mortars on a market in the southern province of Helmand earlier this week, inflicting multiple civilian casualties. “Multiple credible sources assert that the ANA [Afghan National Army] fired lethal mortars
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 29, 2020 ISLAMABAD – A rocket attack on a crowded marketplace in Afghanistan’s volatile southern Helmand province killed at least 23 civilians and injured 15 others on Monday. Residents reportedly accused Afghan security forces of firing the rockets in Sangin district during clashes with the Taliban. The governor’s office in
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News May 4, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Taliban have claimed an attack on an Afghan military and intelligence base in Helmand province Sunday night that killed at least seven and wounded more than a dozen, according to a security source. The attack was confirmed by multiple Afghan officials, including the spokesman for Helmand
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 1, 2020 At least eight civilians, mostly children, were killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the civilians were traveling in a minivan in Helmand’s Gereshk district on April 1 when the
Press TV March 11, 2020 After nearly two decades of military intervention in Afghanistan, the UK finally looks set to depart the country following the US peace deal with the Afghan Taliban. According to the Times newspaper, “hundreds” of British troops are set to be withdrawn from Afghanistan by “mid-July” as part of the “first
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan March 4, 2020 The United States has conducted a “defensive” air strike against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province after a checkpoint manned by Afghan forces was attacked. “The US conducted an airstrike on March 4 against Taliban fighters in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand, who were actively attacking an #ANDSF checkpoint.
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News February 8, 2020 A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden car Saturday night in front of a police center in southern Afghanistan, killing at least six police officers. The attacker used a military Humvee vehicle and the blast rocked the Gereshk district of the restive Helmand province, Afghan officials there told VOA.
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 28, 2019 ISLAMABAD – The Taliban has assaulted an army base in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 soldiers and injuring four others. An Afghan military statement said Saturday the predawn insurgent bomb-and-gun raid took place in Helmand province, where most of the districts are controlled by the Taliban. Provincial
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 9, 2019 ISLAMABAD – A Taliban suicide bomber Monday detonated his explosives-laden vehicle near a military base in southern Afghanistan, killing at least nine soldiers and injuring several others. Officials said the insurgent bombing occurred near the center of Nad Ali district in Helmand province, where most of the territory