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
Press TV June 6, 2016 A deadly ambush by suspected Taliban militants has claimed the lives of at least seven people, including a district intelligence chief and his deputy, in Afghanistan’s northern province of Sar-i-Pul, officials say. Zabi Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the attack took place in Sangcharak district of the province early
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 4, 2016 The Taliban released 17 Shi’ite Hazaras who were hauled out of their bus and kidnapped in northern Afghanistan this week, officials said on June 3. The incident in Sar-e-Pul Province was one of a spate of attacks against civilian vehicles, suggesting the Taliban is taking a more aggressive
SARI PUL, Afghanistan, June 3 (Xinhua) — Some 24 kidnapped passengers had been released in Afghanistan’s northern province of Sari Pul, a local source said Friday. “After the provincial officials were aware of abduction of 24 passengers by the Taliban on Wednesday, efforts were put in place to secure the safe release of the abductees.