The New York Times: Polio was eradicated before 2000 in Western countries, but it is still a critical issue for Afghanistan, said Destagir Nazari, of the Ministry of Health. “The world is trying to eradicate the virus completely,” he said. “It is an international responsibility for Afghanistan to eradicate it, and we try our best to
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan October 27, 2018 Afghans in the country’s southern province of Kandahar voted in parliamentary elections on October 27, a week after 32 of the country’s 34 provinces went to the polls. The Kandahar governor’s office assured voters on Twitter that serious security measures were in place to ensure their safety. Election
Ariana: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says last week’s shooting in Kandahar which killed the provincial police chief Gen. Raziq was planned in Pakistan, asking the country to hand over the plotters of the attack to Kabul. As a move to honor the general, Ghani named a police academy in the province to General Raziq and stressed that
VOA News October 22, 2018 The U.S. army has confirmed that a brigadier general was one of two Americans wounded in an attack last week in Afghanistan that fatally wounded a powerful Afghan police chief. U.S. Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley, in charge of NATO’s military advisory mission in Afghanistan, was shot when a gunman
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan October 19, 2018 Parliamentary elections in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, due to be held on October 20, will be delayed by one week following the assassination of the powerful provincial police commander, Haroon Chakhansori, a spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, has tweeted on his official account. “In accordance
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan October 18, 2018 The police chief and intelligence head of the southern Afghan province of Kandahar have been killed in a shooting attack, officials say, in a major blow to the West-backed government in Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the October 18 assault that came just two days before parliamentary
1TV: Afghan and Pakistani forces have started battling each other over building of fence along the Durand Line at Kandahar province, the provincial police chief said Sunday. General Abdul Raziq said that the fighting between Afghan border police and Pakistani forces started in Sro Sahano area in Shorabak district. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 5, 2018 Afghan officials said at least four civilians were mistakenly killed when the Afghan Air Force carried out an air strike targeting Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan. Abdul Raziq, the police chief of Kandahar Province, said the Taliban had mounted an attack in the Maroof district when security forces
1TV: At least 15 people were killed in a traffic incident in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar on Saturday, an official said. Twenty-five more were injured in the incident which happened in Hawz-e-Madad area of Kandahar, said Aziz Ahmad Azizi, a spokesman for the provincial governor. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV June 22, 2018 Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed at least 16 police officers and two civilians in the western province of Badghis, officials announced. The Friday report of the casualties came after the militants waged an operation on Thursday to capture eight checkpoints in Badghis. This followed earlier clashes on Wednesday in which