Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News | June 3, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Ten civilians were killed and another four wounded when their van hit a roadside landmine Wednesday morning in Afghanistan’s Arghistan District in Kandahar province, according to local police. Jamal Barakzai, a spokesman for Kandahar police, told VOA the victims were residents of a local village.
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 29, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Authorities in Afghanistan said Friday the Taliban has killed at least 14 border security forces and injured several others in eastern Paktia province. The Afghan Defense Ministry said insurgents assaulted outposts in Paktia’s Dand-e-Patan district, which borders Pakistan, late Thursday, but Afghan border forces repulsed the
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan May 16, 2020 Afghan officials say the Taliban has killed at least 11 government soldiers in separate attacks on security checkpoints in the country. At least eight soldiers were killed in an overnight attack on a checkpoint in the eastern province of Paktia, provincial councilor Mohammad Rahman Qaderi said on May
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News | May 14, 2020 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – A Taliban attack on an Afghan army compound in Gardez city of Paktia province Thursday morning killed at least five civilians and wounded dozens more, including five people from the military. A spokesman for the army’s 203 Thunder Corps, Aimal Khan Mohmand, told VOA
Tolo News: Seven prisoners escaped from a jail in Gardez city, the capital of the province, on Sunday, the governor’s office said. Of the seven, three were jailed for Taliban activity, one for treason, one for fraud, one for murder and one for assassination… Click here to read more (external link).
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan November 7, 2019 KABUL — Three Afghan judges and an administrative officer have been ambushed and shot dead while they were traveling from the southeastern province of Paktia to Kabul, officials say. The spokesman for Paktia Province’s governor told RFE/RL that the ambush took place on November 6 in the Mohammad
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 14, 2019 The United Nations says it is “gravely concerned” by reports indicating that 11 civilians had been killed in an Afghan security force operation in the eastern province of Paktia. “Accountability essential. Harm to civilians must stop,” the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a post on
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 14, 2019 Afghan police say a radio journalist has been killed in the eastern province of Paktia. The body of Nader Shah Sahibzada, a newsreader for Radio Gardez, was found on July 13, a day after he disappeared. Police chief Mohammad Hosman Jahnbaz said it was not immediately clear if
Ayaz Gul VOA News October 7, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Fresh fighting in central and eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 20 people, half of them civilians, fueling security concerns among voters ahead of this month’s parliamentary elections. Authorities in the central Maidan Wardak province confirmed Sunday the Taliban overnight staged a major offensive on the Sayed
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 5, 2018 ISLAMABAD — NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan announced Sunday three of its soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a combined, dismounted patrol with local forces. An American service member and two Afghan National Army soldiers were also injured in the blast, the mission said. “My thoughts