Japan Times: President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a “thorough investigation” into institutionalized sexual abuse of children by police, after it was revealed the Taliban are using child sex slaves to launch deadly insider attacks. There has been international condemnation of pedophilic “bacha bazi” — literally “boy play” — which has been exploited by the Taliban to mount
TRINKOT, Afghanistan, June 27 (Xinhua) — Unknown armed men gunned down a former chief of government-backed peace body, the High Peace Council (HPC), in Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan province on Sunday, spokesman for provincial government Dost Mohammad Nayab said Monday. “The former HPC chief in Uruzgan province Abdul Baqi was in a shop in the provincial
TRINKOT, Afghanistan, June 17 (Xinhua) — At least one civilian was killed and nine others were injured as a roadside bomb organized by militants struck a civilian vehicle in Uruzgan province on Friday, police said. “A mine planted by militants struck a civilian vehicle in Deh Rawad district this morning, killing one person on the
KABUL, May 29 (Xinhua) — Two local Taliban leaders were killed Saturday after Afghan army struck a militants’ hideout in southern province of Uruzgan, the country’s Defense Ministry said Sunday. The Afghan National Army pounded a Taliban hideout in Chora district by several artillery rounds, killing Maulawi Jan Aqa, Taliban shadow governor for neighboring Daykundi
VOA News Ayaz Gul May 21, 2016 ISLAMABAD—The NATO-led military coalition in Afghanistan says a suicide bomber struck one of its vehicles north of Kabul Saturday, but caused no casualties to its personnel. The attack occurred in Bagram district, which hosts the largest U.S. military airbase in Afghanistan, some 55 kilometers from the Afghan capital.
TIRIN KOT, Afghanistan, May 11 (Xinhua) — A local leader had been killed in a drive-by shooting in Afghanistan’s southern province of Uruzgan, a local official said on Wednesday. “Two armed men riding a motorcycle opened fire on Sayyed Nazar in Saffaid Khar locality in provincial capital Tirin Kot city, killing him on the spot.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 30, 2016 Fifteen Afghan security troops have been killed in fighting with Taliban militants in southern Uruzgan Province. A local district police chief said the fighting took place late on March 29 during an operation to reopen an important highway. He said that for four days the Taliban blocked the
Press TV March 16, 2016 Afghan security officials say more than two dozen people have been killed and several others injured as government forces and members of the Taliban militant group engaged in fierce clashes in the country’s central province of Uruzgan. Aminullah Khaliqi, governor of Deh Rawood district, said on Wednesday that at least 10
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 1, 2016 Afghan security forces have pulled back from more Taliban strongholds in southern Afghanistan, continuing a withdrawal that began in February when they abandoned two districts in Helmand Province after months of heavy fighting. Dost Mohammad Nayab, the spokesman for the governor of Uruzgan Province, said on March 1
Press TV / February 13, 2016 At least six Afghan security personnel were killed on Saturday in two separate attacks carried out by Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan. According to officials, the double attacks targeted a checkpoint outside a checkpoint in the southern province of Helmand. Four policemen were killed and seven others were injured.