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  • August 31, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pakistani airstrike leaves 15 injured in Khost
    PAN: A Pakistani airstrike injured 15 people, including women and children, on the outskirts of Khost City, the capital of southeastern Khost province, near the Durand Line, officials said on Saturday. The airstrike took place on Friday evening in the Lakaro area, said the governor’s spokesman, Mubariz Zadran. He said the 15 people injured in the attack had been taken to the civil hospital.      Full news...

  • August 28, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan mining law “could strengthen armed groups”
    IRIN: A new law designed to regulate Afghanistan’s nascent mining sector could increase corruption, lead to forced displacements and even allow armed groups to take control of the sector, transparency groups have warned. The law, passed by parliament earlier this month, is likely to lead to the signing of several key deals to extract the country’s newfound minerals - estimated to be worth as much as USD 3 trillion.      Full news...

  • August 27, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Children, women among 16 injured in blasts
    PAN: At least 15 civilians, including eight of a family, were injured in two separate bomb explosions in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Paktia provinces on Wednesday, officials said. The eight members of a family were travelling in a rickshaw in Behsud district of Nangarhar in the morning when a roadside bomb ripped through the vehicle, leaving all of them injured.      Full news...

  • August 25, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The death list that names 5,000 victims
    BBC News: A year ago, a Dutch prosecutor published a list of 5,000 names, which immediately led to scenes of public mourning in Afghanistan. These were the names of people killed after a communist coup d’etat in 1978 - and some of those with blood on their hands are now living in Europe.      Full news...

  • August 24, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    12 million Afghans earn less than 45 cents a day
    The Killid Group: International Insanity In Afghanistan almost twelve million Afghans live in poverty. Nine million suffer hunger and are in danger of starving. On August 18, the European Union (EU) decided to set aside 125 million euros (167 million USD) to compensate producers for throwing away perishable food items.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Logar drone strike kills 3 labourers
    PAN: Three civilians were killed and two others seriously wounded in a drone airstrike by NATO-led troops in the capital of central Logar province on Friday, an official said. Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the unmanned aircraft conducted the strike in the Padkhab area of Pul-i-Alam around noon.      Full news...

  • August 21, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US soldiers kill two children in Herat
    Khaama Press (Translated by RAWA): Two US forces fired and killed two children near their base inside the airport in Herat province. Noor Mohammad Zarifi, a member of the Provincial Council of Herat, said that these children were killed in the afternoon the day before when they wanted to gather garbage and iron scraps from that area.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Shepherd killed, children hurt in Jawzjan blasts
    PAN: One civilian was killed and four others, including two children, were injured in two separate explosions in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Wednesday. A 20-year-old shepherd was killed and two of his sisters injured during the first blast in the Chakosh village of Aqcha district, police official Col. Abdul Manan Raufi told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • August 16, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Herat man stones wife to death
    PAN: A man stoned his wife to death on Saturday in the western Herat province for having an alleged extramarital affair, an official said. Col. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, spokesman for the provincial police, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place this noon in the Nawak area of Kohistan district.      Full news...

  • August 13, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warlords’ rivalry forces many to flee Kapisa
    PAN: Continued fighting between two warlords in central Kapisa province has forced many residents to leave homes for safer places, local said on Wednesday. The former mujahedeen commanders in Koh-i-Band district have been locked in hostilities for the past many years. Residents told Pajhwok Afghan News both sides continued to use heavy weapons against each other, inflicting heavy losses on people as well.      Full news...

  • August 12, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Without justice, bereaved Afghans think revenge As music played to celebrate the arrival of a new baby in his family, Muhammad Saber had every expectation the night would continue and end on a joyous note. Gunfire suddenly shattered those hopes. U.S. and Afghan troops had stormed into his family’s compound and, by the early morning hours, they would stand accused of killing five members of his family in Gardez, the capital of Afghanistan’s Paktia province.      Full news...

  • August 11, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Amnesty slams US’ “poor record” of probing civilian killings in Afghanistan
    Deutsche Welle: “Three days after the attack, the commander invited us to the base and said please forgive us … We said we won’t forgive you. We told him we don’t need your money; we want the perpetrators to be put on trial. We want to bring you to court.” These are the words of Mohammed Nabi, whose 20-year-old brother Gul was killed, together with four youths, in a helicopter strike near the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on October 4, 2013.      Full news...

  • August 10, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide car bomb kills 5, wounds 35 in Kabul
    Xinhua: At least five persons including the suicide bomber and four civilians were killed and 35 other civilians sustained injuries as a suicide car bomb rocked the fortified Afghan capital city Kabul on Sunday, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here. “A suicide bomber riding explosive-laden car blew it up next to a convoy of foreign forces on Darul Aman road at 11:30 a.m. local time today killing himself and four others, all innocent civilians,” said the statement.      Full news...

  • August 9, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    People suffer while leaders jostle for power
    The Killid Group: Afghan voters put their faith in democracy and voted twice in two months for a president. But there is growing unease about the commitment of their leaders to a peaceful transition of power. For six months everything has been on hold including the economy. People say the long-running presidential election has become like a TV serial they are getting tired of watching.      Full news...

  • August 6, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan woman kills 4 Taliban militants to protect child, before losing fight
    Various sources (Translated by RAWA): A woman known only as Uzra killed four Taliban members last Friday (August 1) in Nooristan province before being killed along with her toddler. According to a reporter from Fars News Agency in Kabul, Abdul Baaqi Nooristani, a top security official in Nooristan province told the media today, “A battle between a woman and Taliban militants continued for a few hours. Four militants were killed by her. She was killed at the end, along with her 3-year-old son.”      Full news...

  • August 5, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Four members of a family killed in a US airstrike
    PAN: Dozens of people from the Shindand district of western Heart province on Tuesday staged a rally against the killing of civilians in a NATO airstrike. Carrying the victims’ bodies, the protestors gathered in front of the governor’s office, chanting: “Death to the government and death to President Karzai. We will climb mountains to fight them.”      Full news...

  • August 4, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian casualties alleged in Logar offensive
    PAN: Residents on Monday claimed 16 civilians were killed during an overnight joint Afghan-NATO forces’ operation in the Charkh district of central Logar province, but officials said most of the slain individuals were insurgents. Officials said a large number of insurgents were among those killed during the joint operation.      Full news...

  • August 1, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    4 girls injured in Pakistani shelling into Kunar
    PAN: Four children of a family were injured after Pakistani forces fired dozens of rockets landing in three districts of eastern Kunar province, security officials said on Friday. Police chief Birg. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News that about 63 rockets were fired from across the Durand Line since Thursday evening until Friday morning.      Full news...