Tolo News: Three massive graves containing dozens of bodies have been found in Mirza Olang valley in northern Sar-e-Pul province following a coordinated attack by militants in the area last week. TOLO news reporter Samim Faramarz says that according to residents, the majority of those buried in these graves were civilians and some of them members
Tolo News: Despite six days having passed since the massacre in Mirza Olang valley of Sayyad district of northern Sar-e-Pul province, the security forces have not yet launched military operations to clear the area of insurgents. The residents of Mirza Olang were blaming the local police and public unrest forces of “negligence” over the massacre in
Press TV August 6, 2017 The Taliban militants have taken control of a key area in northern Afghanistan after heavy clashes that claimed the lives of at least seven security forces, a provincial official says. Zabi Amani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the militant group launched a series of coordinated attacks in the
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 20, 2017 Bruce Pannier For more than three years now, Qishloq Ovozi and the Majlis podcast have been following events in northern Afghanistan, in the provinces that border Central Asia, while the situation there went from concerning to unstable. This reporting benefited greatly from the work and dedication of one
Tolo News: Local officials in Sar-e-Pul province in Afghanistan’s north claimed on Tuesday that two military helicopters landed in the Sayyad district in the province in order to equip insurgents. “According to the report we have received from the 2nd Battalion of the Afghan National Army, which fights on the first line of the battle in
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan March 25, 2017 Afghan security forces have killed seven militants in the latest military operation in Logar Province, where Taliban insurgents have a strong presence, a local police chief has said. Esmatullah Alizai said that government forces also seized weapons from the militants during the operation in Logar’s volatile Charkh district
Daily Mail (UK): A woman has reportedly been beheaded by a group of armed men in Afghanistan after she entered a city without her husband. The horrific act took place in the remote village of Latti in Sar-e-Pul province, which is under Taliban control. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: A Taliban commander who joined the peace process in Sar-e-Pul province two months ago, returned to the insurgent group after killing five public uprising members and taking their weapons. According to local security officials the incident happened on Sunday night. “He had relations with the enemy. He killed five public uprising forces,” said Sayed
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 16, 2016 Three doctors working for the Afghan Red Crescent Society who were abducted by militants in northern Afghanistan have been freed. Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the governor of Sar-e Pul Province, said on July 16 that tribal elders and Afghan security forces worked together to free the doctors.
VOA News Ayesha Tanzeem June 8, 2016 ISLAMABAD—Afghan authorities are disputing police reports that insurgents abducted nearly 50 passengers from a bus in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan Wednesday morning. Gen. Mohammad Qaseem Jangalbagh, the Kunduz provincial police chief, said the bus was carrying 47 passengers and security forces managed to rescue a few of