Ayaz Gul VOA News April 9, 2021 ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan said Friday that Taliban insurgents killed at least nine security force members and captured more than 13 others in an attack in western Herat province, next to the border with Iran. Provincial Governor Sayed Wahid Qatali told VOA that late Thursday insurgents targeted
Mustafa Sarwar Radio Free Afghanistan March 16, 2021 Farmer Abdul Shakur planted green beans in the northern Parwan Province. But the fate of his crop hangs in the balance this year due to a lack of adequate snowfall. The 65-year-old farmer says his seven-member family depends on his small plot of land, one-third of a
Ariana: Afghan forces have rescued 34 people from a Taliban prisoner in western Herat province, the Defense Ministry (MoD) said Wednesday. According to the MoD, the Afghan commando forces conducted an operation in the Karocha village in the Adraskan district of the province on Tuesday night. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghanistan reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm in Herat province near the border with Iran, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Hundreds of vehicles were burnt in a massive blaze that tore through the customs post last week. Iranian drivers say nearly a hundred of vehicles belonged to them. One of the drivers, as quoted by Fars news agency, criticized customs officials for stopping his vehicles for six days while usually it would be released
Tolo News: The joint task team made up of members of the private sector and the House of Representatives, which went to the Islam Qala customs area to investigate the cause of the fire that started on Saturday, said that a “non-standard method of sampling of liquid natural gas” by the Afghanistan National Standards Authority.
Ariana: Wahid Qatali, the governor of Herat, said on Monday that 70 trucks packed with commercial goods were looted during the devastating fire at Islam Qala land port over the weekend. According to the governor, Afghan commando forces found the empty vehicles in areas around the customs facility near the border crossing. Click here to
Tolo News: The massive fire at the border town of Islam Qala, 120 kilometers west of Herat city, has inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in financial damage to investors who kept their goods parked at the area and distributed them to other parts of the country once they were cleared through customs. Click here
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 13, 2021 HERAT, Afghanistan — A fuel tanker exploded on the Afghan-Iranian border on February 13, causing a massive fire and a chain reaction that destroyed more than 500 trucks carrying natural gas and fuel. Afghan officials and Iranian state media said the blast occurred on the Afghan side of
Tolo News: Hundreds of poor and displaced people have sold their vital organs for a small price in the western province of Herat. Confirmed figures show that over 1,000 kidneys have been traded in Herat over the last five years. Over 100 of such people who have sold their kidneys are living in the Se