Press TV September 6, 2018 An Afghan policeman has killed and burned the bodies of eight fellow officers before taking their weapons to join the Taliban militants. The insider attack took place in Takhar province, northeastern Afghanistan, on Thursday morning, provincial police spokesman Khalil Asir said. The policeman, he said, had opened fire on his colleagues
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 12, 2018 Taliban insurgents stormed a key military base in northeastern Afghanistan, killing at least 30 soldiers and wounding 17 others. Officials confirmed the casualties Thursday, telling VOA the pre-dawn surprise assault in the Khwaja Ghar district in Takhar province enabled rebels to seize all military equipment placed at the
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 28, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have attacked and killed at least 16 government troops in the northeastern border province of Takhar. Provincial authorities said several security personnel also went missing following the pre-dawn raid against a police outpost in the Cha-e-Ab district which borders with Tajikistan. Provincial government
1TV: Closure of the schools in Darqad, Yangi Qala, Khwaja Bahauddin and Khwaja Ghar has affected 11,000 students. The militants closed the schools after their shadow education director was arrested by the government’s intelligence forces. Click here to read more (external link).
TALUQAN, Afghanistan, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — A Taliban key commander Mir Wali is among eight militants who were killed in Darqad district of Afghan northern Takhar province on Sunday, as cleanup operation continues in the restive district, police spokesman in the province, Abdul Khalil Asir said. “The security forces in crackdown against Taliban rebels attacked
February 5, 2018 RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan Afghan officials say seven men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the beating of a woman since a video of the incident appeared on social media last week. The men are relatives of the victim, a spokesman for the governor of Takhar province told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 2, 2018 Golnaz Esfandiari Nusrat Parsa A shocking video of a mob beating in northern Afghanistan has provided a window into the brutal “justice” women in the country can face. Footage of the incident, which reportedly took place in December in Takhar Province, only recently emerged on social media.
Tolo News: Yasin Zia was appointed as governor of Takhar province on the proposal of IDLG and the decision of President Ghani last year in October. The reason behind Zia’s move to resign is not clear so far. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV March 31, 2017 A mortar attack by Taliban militants has killed five civilians of one family, including four children, in Afghanistan’s northern province of Takhar. Sunatullah Timor, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said on Friday that the militants fired mortars at a security post in Khwaja Bahuddin district the previous day. One of the
Tolo News: A number of Ulema Council members have said the recent anti-women remarks by Mawlawi Abdul Samad, head of Takhar’s Ulema Council, were his personal views and not that of the council. They also said Samad insulted women by saying they are “deficient and the most shameless people” in the world. “This is disrespectful