8am: Kabul residents complain of an increase in armed robberies, saying thieves are looting people’s homes under the name of the Taliban. Residents say they have contacted Taliban security officials several times to raise the issue, but the thefts have not been investigated. Meanwhile, the Taliban admit that armed robberies have been reported in some
8am: Today morning (Wednesday, October 20) an explosion took place in Kabul’s Dehmazang area. Eyewitnesses have stated that the explosion killed 2 people and injured 7 civilians, including students. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News October 15, 2021 ISLAMABAD — An explosion ripped through a Shiite mosque Friday in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least 32 people and wounding more than 70, according to sources at the local Mirwais hospital and local media. The blast went off during Friday prayers, usually attended by large
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi October 14, 2021 A Taliban police chief has been killed and 11 people wounded in a bomb blast in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar Province, in eastern Afghanistan, local authorities say. Witnesses told RFE/RL that the bomb targeted a vehicle carrying the Taliban police chief for the Shigal district on October 14.
By Abubakar Siddique RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi October 13, 2021 When the last U.S. soldiers left Afghanistan on August 31, the Taliban triumphantly declared an end to the two-decade war in Afghanistan. The Western-backed Afghan government had collapsed, the Taliban captured the capital, Kabul, and many Afghans expected the hard-line militants to restore order. But the Taliban’s
Press TV October 11, 2021 The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has condemned the Daesh-claimed deadly terrorist attack against a Shia mosque in the northeastern Afghan city of Kunduz, saying the Takfiri terrorist outfit aims to stoke tensions and plunge Afghanistan into a civil war. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks in a
8am: In response to the suicide attack, Afghan civilians have criticized the Taliban for failing to provide security, saying that although the Taliban had assured the people that they would bring security, they have not fulfilled their promises. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 8, 2021 A suicide blast inside a Shi’ite mosque in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz has reportedly killed and wounded at least 100 people in the bloodiest attack since the Taliban took control of most of the country in August. In a tweet, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
8am: The Islamic State in Khorasan Province (IS-KP) suicide bomber, who blew himself up outside Hamid Karzai International Airport, was released from Bagram Air Base by the Taliban a few days before the suicide attack, according to multiple reports. The ISKP suicide attack on Kabul airport killed 13 US soldiers and more than 100 Afghan
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi October 6, 2021 Sikhs in Kabul say more than a dozen armed men attacked and briefly occupied a Sikh temple in the Kart-e Parwan district of the Afghan capital on October 5, tying up the guards and destroying security cameras. There were no major injuries reported. The leader of the temple, Gurnam,