Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 17, 2018 A suicide bomber has killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander, an Afghan official says. Abdul Qauom Baqizoi, provincial chief police of the northern Sar-e Pul Province, said the attack took place as village elders met with Taliban officials in the area. No group claimed
Tolo News: Members of the minority Sikh community in Afghanistan said their numbers have dropped sharply in the country over the years and that in Helmand alone, there are now only four Sikhs left, from the original 85 families. Click here to read more (external link).
BBC News: People in Helmand Province might be exhausted and desperate after many years of war and violence. But every Friday night, they still gather in dimly-lit rooms for a laugh and card games – right under the Taliban’s nose. Click here for more (external link).
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan June 18, 2018 Afghan peace activists have arrived in Kabul after trekking some 700 kilometers on foot calling for an end to Afghanistan’s nearly 17-year war. The Helmand Peace Convoy reached the Afghan capital on the morning of June 18 after traveling for almost 40 days, chanting slogans including “We want peace” and
Akmal Dawi VOA News June 4, 2018 At the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, a group of eight young men set off in Helmand province for a 600-kilometer march to the capital, Kabul, to press for peace. Like other Muslims observing Ramadan around the world, the men abstained from food and drink from
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 31, 2018 Afghan special forces have freed more than 100 prisoners held by the Taliban, including women and children, in an operation in the southern province of Helmand, the military says. Army spokesman Abdul Qadeir Bahadorzai said the early morning operation on May 31 freed 103 people held in two
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 30, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The U.S. military in Afghanistan says it has killed more than 70 senior Taliban leaders this month in a series of “precision” strikes, dealing a major blow to the insurgency. An official announcement Wednesday listed details of the strikes conducted over a 10-day period starting from May
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 27, 2018 ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber has detonated his explosives-laden mini truck near an army base in southern Afghanistan, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding around a dozen more. A provincial government spokesman while confirming the casualties to VOA said the early Sunday attack occurred in the volatile Nad
VOA News / May 15, 2018: A grass-roots movement for peace by some residents that began in April as a sit-in in Afghanistan’s restive Helmand province now has become a march for peace from Helmand to capital city, Kabul. The group has reached neighboring Kandahar province where it told reporters their calls for peace are
Press TV April 28, 2018 The Taliban militant group has seized a district center in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz and launched a bomb attack on an army base in the southern province of Helmand, killing at least six people, officials say. According to Sayyed Assadullah Sadat, a provincial council member in Kunduz, the militants