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  • January 11, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan probes Nimroz air raid that killed civilians
    Aljazeera: Afghan authorities have said they are investigating a weekend air raid which local officials say killed more than a dozen civilians, including children.Provincial officials said 15 people died on Saturday night when a rocket struck a house in Khashrod district of Nimroz province. Relatives of the victims and witnesses put the death toll at 18, all members of the same family in Munazari village.      Full news...

  • January 6, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Trump pledged to stop 'endless wars' but his airstrikes in Afghanistan increased civilian deaths by 330% since 2016
    Business Insider: Civilian deaths skyrocketed in Afghanistan under President Donald Trump, whose administration relaxed the rules of engagement for airstrikes in 2017, according to a new study from the Costs of War Project at Brown University."The number of civilians killed by international airstrikes increased about 330 percent from 2016, the last full year of the Obama Administration, to 2019, the most recent year for which there is complete data from the United Nations," Neta C. Crawford, who led the study, wrote in a report on the findings.      Full news...


  • January 1, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 2021 Begins with Assassination of A Journalist
    Khaama Press: Head of Sada-e-Ghor Radio, Journalist and civil society activist, Bismillah Adil Aimaq was killed in unknown gunmen attack in Feroz Koh city, the central part of Ghor province, local confirmed to media.Mohammad Aref Abir, a spokesman to Ghor governor, said that Adil was killed in an attack by unknown armed men, in Dara-e-Taimoor village on the outskirts of the city.      Full news...

  • December 26, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Series of explosions target police in Kabul; at least 4 dead
    AP News: KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A series of explosions hit the Afghan capital on Saturday morning, killing at least four people including two police officers, officials said.The deaths were caused by a sticky bomb attached to a police vehicle detonated in western Kabul, police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said. The explosion wounded two civilians.      Full news...

  • December 20, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 9 dead as car bomb rocks Afghanistan's capital, Kabul
    NBC News: A car bomb blast that rocked Afghanistan's capital Sunday morning killed at least nine people, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry.Interior Minister Masoud Andarabi told reporters at the site of the attack that the attack wounded around 20 other people, including a member of parliament, Khan Mohammad Wardak. Andarabi said the lawmaker was in "good condition."      Full news...

  • December 18, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Blast Kills 15, All Children: Officials
    NDTV: Ghazni: At least 15 children were killed when a motorbike laden with explosives blew up near a religious gathering in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, officials said.The children had gathered at a home in Ghazni province to recite Koran verses, a regular activity on the Islamic holy day of Friday, when the blast happened.Violence has surged in Afghanistan in recent months despite the government and the Taliban launching peace talks to end the country's grinding war.      Full news...


  • December 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gunmen kill female TV anchor, driver in Afghanistan
    Deutsche Welle: Afghan journalist Malalai Maiwand and her driver were shot dead at 7:10 a.m. local time (2:40 UTC) on their way to work in the Nangarhar provincial capital of Jalalabad, the provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said Thursday. The attackers opened fire on Maiwand and her driver, Mohammad Tahir, shortly after she left her house in eastern Nangarhar province      Full news...

  • December 7, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Report Blames Trump Admin for 330% Rise in Afghan Civilian Casualties
    Common Dreams: The Trump administration's 2017 decision to loosen military rules of engagement meant to protect civilians was followed by a sharp increase in civilian deaths, a report released on Monday revealed.The report (pdf), by Neta C. Crawford of the Brown University Watson Institute's Costs of War Project—one of the premier authorities on civilian casualties in the 19-year so-called War on Terror—found a 330% increase in the number of Afghan civilians killed by U.S.-led airstrikes from 2016, the final year of the Obama administration, to 2019      Full news...

  • November 9, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    876 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan in Three Months: Report
    Tolo News: The US Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in a new report quoting the Resolute Support says 876 civilians were killed and 1,685 were wounded this from July 1 to September 30, 2020. In line with the continued rise in violence, this quarter’s casualties increased by 43% compared to last quarter (April 1–June 30, 2020), the report says.      Full news...

  • November 7, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan vehicle bomb kills former TV presenter
    The Guardian: A bomb attached to the vehicle of a former presenter on Afghanistan’s Tolo TV has exploded, killing the journalist and two other civilians, Kabul police have said. The death of Yama Siawash is being investigated after the explosion on Saturday, said police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz. No one has immediately claimed responsibility.      Full news...

  • November 2, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Attack on Kabul University by ISIS gunmen leaves 22 dead
    The Guardian: At least 22 people were killed and 22 wounded after Islamic State-affiliated gunmen stormed Kabul University as it was hosting a book fair attended by Iran’s ambassador to Afghanistan, taking hostages and fighting gun battles with security forces for more than five hours. The Afghan government has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning following the attack.      Full news...

  • October 24, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deadly Explosion Hits Kabul Tutoring Center
    The New York Times: KABUL, Afghanistan — A deadly explosion struck a tutoring center in Kabul on Saturday, puncturing a relatively peaceful period in the Afghan capital even as violence has spiraled upward in the countryside. Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry, said at least 24 people were killed and 57 others wounded in the attack. He said the explosion happened in an alley leading to an educational center called Kawsar-e Danish.      Full news...

  • October 24, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bomb kills nine civilians in Afghanistan
    GulfToday: A roadside bomb tore through a passenger bus east of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing nine civilians, officials said, in the latest attack blamed on the Taliban. Violence on the ground has spiked in recent weeks despite the Taliban and Afghan government holding peace talks in Qatar to end the country's grinding war.      Full news...

  • October 23, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Taliban’s Highway Robbery
    Foreign Policy: KABUL—Each year, as winter closes in on Afghanistan’s rugged mountainous region, Mohammad Bilal, a 45-year-old coal worker, readies himself for a busy few months. As temperatures drop, and without better sources for heat, the demand for coal will soar.This year, Bilal, who requested to go by a pseudonym for his safety, expects the winter months to be stressful for a different reason.      Full news...

  • October 22, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Many killed and wounded in Afghanistan visa stampede
    BBC News: The incident happened after "thousands of people" gathered to request permits to Pakistan, a local spokesman said.The crowd had been redirected to a sports stadium instead of the usual visa centre in the city of Jalalabad. Visa applications to Pakistan have just resumed after a seven-month pause due to the pandemic.      Full news...

  • October 3, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deadly car bomb in Nangarhar kills 15 civilians including 4 kids
    Aljazeera: At least 15 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack that targeted a government building in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, officials said.There were fears that the death toll could rise after the explosion on Saturday at the entrance of an administrative building that also housed some military facilities in the Ghani Khel district.      Full news...

  • September 30, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pregnant Afghan Woman Shot Dead in Faryab
    BBC Persian (translated by RAWA) : Local officials of Faryab province in the north of Afghanistan, has confirmed that a pregnant women in Pashtun Kot district which is a “Taliban- controlled area”, was first taken out of car and then shot dead by unidentified gunmen in front of her two kids.      Full news...

  • September 22, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Bloodiest day of fighting since peace talks began
    Aljazeera: At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan in the bloodiest day of fighting since the government and the armed group began peace talks in Qatar more than a week ago.Sunday night's clashes were in the central province of Uruzgan, where 24 members of the Afghan security forces were killed when Taliban fighters attacked security checkpoints, Deputy Governor of the province Sayed Mohammad Sadat said.      Full news...

  • September 15, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Interior Ministry: 98 Civilians Killed in Past Two Weeks
    Tolo News: Statistics by the Ministry of Interior Affairs indicate that at least 98 civilians were killed and 230 others were wounded in Taliban attacks in 24 provinces in the last two weeks as violence increasesin the country amid the ongoing peace efforts. “The Taliban has inflicted the casualties on our countrymen in 24 provinces and the most casualties have been in Takhar and Nangarhar provinces,” said Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Affairs.      Full news...

  • September 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Queen Soraya of Afghanistan: A woman ahead of her time
    ARAB NEWS: LONDON/KABUL: Born in exile, she died in exile. But during the 10 controversial years she spent as queen of Afghanistan, Soraya Tarzi gave the women of her country a tantalizing glimpse of an emancipated future which, a century on, has yet to be fully realized.      Full news...

  • September 1, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    'Many people are still missing': Afghanistan families devastated by flash floods
    The Guardian: Khoja Zada found his son around noon; his body was under layers of rubble and mud. The rain had stopped and the sun was shining again when the 70-year-old dug him out. At midnight, he buried him again. Less than a week after flash floods killed at least 116 people – including Zada’s 35-year-old son – and injured 120 more in Charikar, the capital of Afghanistan’s Parwan province, Zada’s house lies destroyed, each room filled almost to the ceiling with what is now dry mud.      Full news...

  • August 27, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan floods kill dozens, with many still missing
    CNN: Kabul, Afghanistan: Flash flooding in Afghanistan's Parwan province has killed at least 86 people and injured at least 106, according to Rahmatullah Haidari, deputy spokesman for the governor of the province. Officials in in the disaster management ministry said that torrential rain earlier this week triggered flash flooding in the country's Parwan province -- which borders Kabul -- Reuters news agency reported.      Full news...

  • August 25, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban truck bomb, other attacks kill dozen across Afghanistan
    Aljazeera: A wave of attacks across Afghanistan has left at least 12 dead and many wounded in the last 24 hours, officials said, including a Taliban truck bombing in the country's north that targeted a base for Afghan forces.At least three people, including two Afghan commandos and a civilian, were killed in the truck suicide bomb attack in the northern Balkh province, according to Munir Ahmad Farhad, the spokesman for the provincial governor.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Why Afghan government is pushing more Taliban-style policies
    The Christian Science Monitor: When, to kick-start long-delayed intra-Afghan peace talks, thousands of Afghan delegates gathered to consider a final release of hardened Taliban prisoners, Belquis Roshan held up a sign of protest. The words on the female lawmaker’s banner were clear: “Redeeming” the Taliban amounted to “national treason.”      Full news...

  • August 15, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan- Two young girls found dead in Parwan
    Afghanistan Times: KABUL: The dead bodies of two young girls were found in central Parwan province, local officials said on Saturday. Provincial Governor's Spokesman, Wahida Shahkar said these bodies were found Friday night in Toghbirdi area of capital city, Chairkar. 'One of the girls is 16 and another one is 23 years old,' she added.      Full news...

  • August 15, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Reality Check: Still Same Number Of U.S. Troops In Afghanistan
    The American Conservative: Amere five months late, negotiations between the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan are set to begin soon—well, probably.The talks were delayed by Kabul’s slow decision to release a group of 400 Taliban prisoners whose freedom, as part of a larger prisoner exchange, was a condition set by prior agreement between the Taliban and the United States. That decision was finally announced Sunday, and the next round of diplomacy is expected to begin within a week of the forthcoming release.      Full news...

  • August 13, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    School sets on fire in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province
    The KHAAMA PRESS: Armed men have set on fire a school in the Taleqan city of northern Takhar province, an official said. Armed men have set on fire a high school named Abu Osman Taleqani, located in the provincial capital at around 3:30 on Thursday morning, Jawad Hijri, a provincial spokesperson told Khaama Press.      Full news...

  • August 8, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesters at Jirga Claim Mistreatment
    Tolo News: Some delegates of the Loya Jirga, the grand assembly, who said they were faced with “violent” treatment during the last two days of the event, on Sunday called for the incidents to be addressed. They blamed the organizers of the Jirga for silencing voices of protest during the event. Two incidents that were filmed or photographed by some delegates happened on the first day of the Jirga.      Full news...



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