Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 7, 2021 A Taliban spokesman says insurgents targeted an airbase in southern Afghanistan where international troops are based. If confirmed, it would be the first attack against foreign forces that the Taliban has claimed responsibility for since the United States signed a deal with the Taliban in February 2020. Kandahar
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 5, 2021 Afghan security forces have recaptured a key district from the Taliban in the southern Kandahar Province in an operation that killed and wounded dozens of militants, the Ministry of Defense said on April 5. Local officials also confirmed that the Arghandab district in the outskirts of the provincial
Ariana: The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces carried out operations against Taliban insurgents in a number of districts in Kandahar province on Tuesday night, leaving at least 30 militants dead, security sources have confirmed. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Kandahar officials said on Saturday that the local unemployment rate is estimated to be at 80 percent due to the ongoing conflict that has raged for the past four months between the Taliban and the Afghan security forces in the province. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Elders in the southern province of Kandahar have said that the internal rifts between local officials in the province and the mismanagement of local affairs are causing massive security threats in the area. According to lawmakers from Kandahar, internal rifts between the governor, police chief and local officials have been damaging the morale
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 17, 2021 Unusually high levels of fighting in the winter by Taliban militants risks further endangering an already fragile peace process in Afghanistan, according to the commander of U.S. forces in the war-wracked country. “Taliban violence is much higher than historical norms,” General Scott Miller told Reuters on February 17.
By Radio Free Afghanistan February 13, 2021 At least five policemen have been killed and 12 wounded in two attacks in Afghanistan, officials said on February 13. A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a security checkpoint in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province on February 13, wounding 12 policemen, the Interior Ministry said. Ministry
Ariana News: At least 36 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with the Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, police said. Jamal Nasir Barikzai, a spokesman for Kandahar police told Ariana News that the clashes took place in the Bagh-e-Pul area at the outskirt of the provincial capital Kandahar city. Click here
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News December 30, 2020 ISLAMABAD – An Afghan air force pilot was gunned down Wednesday in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar. Police confirmed to VOA the killing of a member of the military but did not share any other details. A security source, who did not want to be named, said
1TV: As many as 300 security checkpoints in southern Kandahar province have deliberately been evacuated to be seized by the Taliban, an investigation by the Senate reveals. The Senate team which carried out the probe did not say who ordered the security forces to evacuate their checkpoints. Hashim Alokozay, head of the delegation, said it