VOA News September 25, 2016 ISLAMABAD — Suspected U.S. airstrikes in southeastern Afghanistan are believed to have killed a top commander of the extremist Pakistan Taliban and several of his partners. The overnight attack took place in Bermal district of the Paktika province adjacent to the Pakistani border. Rais Khan, also known as Azam Tariq, of
Tolo News: Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Monday said that the ministry recently registered two new polio incidents in the country. Maiwand Ahmadzai, head of the polio department at the health ministry said that one incident had been registered in Kabul and the other in Paktika. This comes as the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and
SHARAN, Afghanistan, May 17 (Xinhua) — An Afghan district police chief had been killed along with five police personnel following a Taliban ambush attack in the country’s eastern province of Paktika, a local police official said on Tuesday. “The police Chief of Khoshamand district, Kahko Shinwari, and five Afghan National Police members died following an
Khaama Press: According to reports, Gen. Zadran was appointed as the provincial police chief based on a formal letter issued by the Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan. Gen. Zadran was reportedly dismissed and was replaced by provincial security chief Nisar Ahmad Abdul Rahimzai following a delegation’s visit to Paktika from Kabul on Tuesday. The appointment and hasty dismissal
Khaama Press: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned a drone strike in eastern Paktika province of Afghanistan, claiming that civilians were killed in the raid. According to a statement released by the Office of the Former President, the drone strike by US forces in Barmal district left a number of civilians dead. The statement further added that the
Press TV April 8, 2016 US airstrikes in Afghan province of Paktika have killed at least 17 civilians, local officials and elders say, rejecting official American and Afghan claims that only militants had been killed. They were killed during three drone strikes carried out by the US in the area of Nematabad on Wednesday, former Afghan senator Hajji Muhammad Hasan
Press TV / February 21, 2016 Nearly a dozen civilians have lost their lives and two others sustained injuries in separate bomb explosions that struck their vehicles in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika in the past few days. Local resident, Syed Noor, said a car was traveling along a road in the Waza Khwa district
1TV: Afghan security forces have arrested a Taliban commander wearing women’s clothing in east, officials said Wednesday. Khezr Ali, also known as Chapi, was caught during a raid by intelligence agents in Barmal district of Paktika province, the National Directorate of Security said in a statement. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: According to Khaista Khan Akhtarzada, governor of Gomal District, the clashes erupted when Taliban opposed Daesh (ISIS) commanders who were planning to open offices in the area. Click here to read more (external link).
AOPNEWS | February 8, 2016 Badakhshan: Afghan officials say that 5 Pakistani spies who were pretending to be doctors have been arrested. The provincial police chief said that 2 men and a woman were detained in Kisham district, and a woman and a man were arrested in Baharak district. An Afghan pulic health official said