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  • October 31, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide attack near Afghanistan’s biggest prison; seven killed
    AFP: A suicide bomber targeting a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan’s biggest prison killed at least seven people on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest militant attack in the war-torn country. Another five were wounded in the blast near the facility in Kabul, which police spokesman Basir Mujahid said had hit a vehicle that staff of Pul-e-Charkhi prison were travelling in.      Full news...

  • October 30, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    REPORT: Half Of Afghanistan’s Population Now Lives In A District Outside The Government’s Control
    The Daily Caller: About half of all Afghans live in a district outside the full control of the government in Kabul, according to an analysis of Afghanistan’s population data, yet another metric pointing to the inability of U.S.-backed Afghan security forces to roll back the Taliban insurgency. The assessment comes in a report published Monday by the Long War Journal, a news and analysis website associated with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.      Full news...

  • October 29, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide attack targets Afghanistan election workers in Kabul
    Al Jazeera: A suicide bomber detonated explosives near Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters in Kabul on Monday, injuring at least six people, officials said. The IEC spokesman says a staff vehicle was targeted and left at least four election officials and two policemen wounded.      Full news...

  • October 23, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    News Analysis: Afghan parliamentary elections beset with deadly incidents, irregularities
    Xinhua: At least 28 people have been reportedly killed and 83 others wounded following consecutive violent incidents during the long-delayed Afghan parliamentary elections held over the weekend. Balloting started on Saturday as the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) initially planned to hold the polls in one day, but the IEC officials extended the voting to Sunday as scores of polling centers were not open or running on Saturday after long delays due to militants’ attacks, irregularities, and a low attendance of election workers.      Full news...


  • October 11, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan civilian deaths highest since 2014: UN
    Al Jazeera: Afghan civilians continue to be killed in record numbers by anti-government armed groups this year, the United Nations said, noting that the deaths have been the highest since 2014. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said that from January to September 2018, an estimated 2,798 civilians have been killed and 5,252 others injured in attacks across the country.      Full news...

  • October 11, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Dozens killed in Afghan clashes as election nears
    Reuters: At least 15 Afghan border police were killed battling Taliban insurgents on Thursday, an official said, as fighting continues ahead of this month's elections, with 21 Taliban killed in an operation in Wardak, west of the capital Kabul. Amruddin Wali, a member of the provincial council in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, said 15 members of the paramilitary border police were killed when Taliban fighters attacked a checkpoint in Qala-e Zal district.      Full news...

  • October 10, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deaths of civilians spike as US, Afghan air forces pound Afghanistan
    CNN: The number of civilians -- mostly women and children -- killed or injured by airstrikes in Afghanistan has risen a startling 39% year on year, according to UN figures released Wednesday, casting fresh scrutiny on the use of air power by the United States and its Afghan partners at a time of near-record bombing and increasing violence.      Full news...

  • October 5, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Air Strike Kills Four Civilians In Southern Afghanistan
    RFE/RL: Afghan officials said at least four civilians were mistakenly killed when the Afghan Air Force carried out an air strike targeting Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan. Abdul Raziq, the police chief of Kandahar Province, said the Taliban had mounted an attack in the Maroof district when security forces responded with an airstrike late on October 4.      Full news...

  • October 2, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets election rally killing at least 13
    Al Jazeera: At least 13 people have been killed and 25 others wounded in a suicide attack at an election campaign rally in the eastern Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. The assailant detonated his explosives on Tuesday at a rally by parliamentary candidate Abdul Nasir Mohmmand in the Kama district outside the provincial capital of Jalalabad, provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said.      Full news...