Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 30, 2021 An Afghan human rights group says it is investigating the alleged killing of civilians during fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in the eastern province of Khost. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) announced the launch of its probe on March 29 after a number of
Ahsan Arian Abubakar Siddique February 15, 2021 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Mohammad Ayaz lost two family members last summer in a clash with a rival family over an irrigation channel in southeastern Afghanistan. Ayaz lives near Gardez, the capital of Afghanistan’s southeastern Paktia Province. He says he lost his son and nephew in the July
A bombing attack on her home and a lack of resources are just a few of the obstacles Khanomjan Noori has overcome to establish a girls school in the village of Dakhai in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost Province. More 1,000 girls now attend the school, which she opened four years ago. But there are many
By Radio Free Afghanistan October 27, 2020 A car bomb attack on an Afghan police base and an ongoing gun battle have killed three people and wounded dozens in a city bordering Pakistan, officials said October 27. The complex attack in Khost, the capital of the eastern province of Khost, was launched early in the morning.
Tolo News: Youth and cricket fans marched through Khost city, capital of Khost province, on Wednesday, demanding the timely holding of The Million Cup Cricket League in the province. They also accused the Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) of trying to cancel the hosting of the league in Khost province, noting that the grand Paktia zone
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 27, 2020 The U.S. State Department has offered up to $5 million in rewards for information that helps locate and free two Americans kidnapped in Afghanistan. Paul Overby, 77, disappeared in 2014 in Khost near the border with Pakistan while researching a book on the Afghan people and it appeared
1TV: Sediq Patman, who was recently appointed by President Ashraf Ghani as the governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province, has called Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant Haqqani network, as a great hero. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 13, 2020 Afghan officials say at least 17 people have been killed in a string of attacks across the country. There was no claim of responsibility for the series of attacks on June 13. Violence in the country has spiked in recent weeks despite progress toward the launch of direct
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan May 20, 2020 KABUL — U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is in Kabul to press the Taliban and Afghan government to start delayed talks amid an uptick in violence — including two more deadly attacks overnight — that threatens to unravel a landmark peace deal between Washington and the militants
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 8, 2020 Taliban militants have killed a provincial police chief and two others in a roadside bomb attack in Khost Province in Afghanistan’s southeast, officials said on May 8. Khost police chief Sayed Ahmad Babazai was leading an operation against the militants in the western part of the province when