LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, April 28 (Xinhua) — At least six people including the attacker have been confirmed dead and 10 others injured as a suicide bomber blew an explosive-laden car next to a military base in Nad Ali district of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, spokesman for provincial government, Omar Zawak said. “A
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 21, 2018 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Officials in Afghanistan confirmed Saturday that Islamic State militants have forcibly shut down telecommunications services in two districts of the eastern Kunar province. Provincial Director of Communications Sayed Ahmad Madad told VOA that Manogi and Chapidari districts have been without cell phone service for two weeks.
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News April 19, 2018 Taliban insurgents recently forcibly shut down the services of private telecommunications companies in areas under their control in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province. Residents said the action cut off their mobile phone service for the past five days. Local communications officials said the Taliban “believe the Afghan government is
VOA News April 7, 2018 The grass-roots call for peace by some residents that began as a sit-in in Afghanistan’s restive Helmand province is gathering momentum and spreading to other provinces of the country. A car bomb explosion March 23 in the nation’s southern region, near a packed sports stadium in the provincial capital of
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan April 2, 2018 Dozens of schoolgirls have been sickened at a high school in the southern Afghan province of Helmand in what officials suspect is a case of group poisoning. Dawood Shah Safari, head of the provincial education department, told RFE/RLthat a total of 52 girls were transferred on April 2 to
Al Jazeera: Lashkar Gah residents started the hunger strike in a desperate call for peace between the government and the Taliban. “Early morning today [Sunday], members of the council visited our tents and sat with us promising that we will work together on a peace plan to present to the government and the Taliban,” Abdul Salam, a
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 27, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghan women took to the streets Tuesday in Afghanistan’s conservative Helmand province and joined an ongoing man-only sit-in demanding Taliban insurgents stop hostilities. A deadly suicide car bombing at a sports stadium last Thursday in the provincial capital, Lashkargah, provoked young men to stage the anti-war protest
Press TV March 23, 2018 An explosion has killed and injured scores of people in the city of Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan’s restive south, officials say. “A car bomb blast happened at the entrance gate to the sports stadium in the first Police District of Lashkar Gah city,” Helmand province’s police spokesman Salam Afghan said
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan March 1, 2018 Afghanistan’s security forces have captured a German man during a recent raid on a suspected Taliban bomb-making compound in the southern province of Helmand, Afghan officials say. It appears to be a rare example of a European citizen fighting on the side of the insurgency in Afghanistan. Omar
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan February 24, 2018 Afghan officials said a suicide bomber has killed two security personnel and wounded seven in an attack in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the attack occurred around 8:15 a.m.