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  • 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...

  • September 26, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Airstrike kills three civilians in Kunduz province
    The New York Times: After the release of the United Nations statement, an airstrike on Tuesday in the Chardara district of Kunduz Province killed three more people, a 45-year-old woman and two teenage girls, according to Sher Mohammed, the husband of the woman who died. On Wednesday, angry residents carried the bodies of two of the victims to the city of Kunduz, the provincial capital, and chanted slogans against the government and American forces.      Full news...

  • September 25, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Preliminary findings indicate airstrike killed 12 civilians in Maidan Wardak province
    UNAMA: Preliminary findings from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) indicate that 12 civilians were killed Sunday in an airstrike in Maidan Wardak province during operations conducted by Pro-Government Forces in the area. All of the victims were women and children from the same family whose house in the village of Mullah Hafez, Jaghato district, Maidan Wardak, was destroyed by aerial ordnance late on 23 September. Ten of those killed were children whose ages ranged from 6 to 15. Eight were girls.      Full news...

  • September 25, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Airstrike killed 9 civilians in Kapisa province
    UNAMA: UNAMA received multiple, credible allegations that on 22 September, aerial ordnance impacted the home of a teacher in the Budrab area of Tagab district, Kapisa province, killing nine civilians, including four children and three women, with several others injured. All the victims from the attack were from the same family, including grandparents and children aged between two and twelve. Five of the six other family members who were injured when their home was destroyed were women and young children.      Full news...

  • September 24, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Fleeing worsening war, Afghans find narrowing options in Turkey
    IRIN: The Turkish city of Erzurum sits on an expansive green plain, ringed on all sides by towering mountains. Best known as a destination for winter sports enthusiasts, who flock here when snow blankets the nearby slopes, it is also a gateway for another set of visitors – Afghans uprooted by their country’s long and brutal war.      Full news...

  • September 12, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Death toll soars to 68 in suicide bomb attack
    Al Jazeera: The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a protest gathering in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Tuesday has risen to 68, with 165 wounded, a government official said. The provincial governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, issued a statement with a revised casualty total on Wednesday after earlier estimates put the death toll at 32.      Full news...

  • September 8, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    How the U.S. Government Misleads the Public on Afghanistan
    The New York Times: Seventeen years into the war in Afghanistan, American officials routinely issue inflated assessments of progress that contradict what is actually happening there. More than 2,200 Americans have been killed in the Afghan conflict, and the United States has spent more than 840 billion USD fighting the Taliban insurgency and paying for relief and reconstruction.      Full news...

  • September 5, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    TOLOnews Loses Two Of Its Journalists
    TOLOnews.com: Samim Faramarz, journalist, and Ramiz Ahmadi, cameraman, lost their lives in an explosion in Kabul city on Wednesday night while covering an earlier bombing. The first explosion happened at around 6pm Kabul time, targeting a wrestling gym in Qala-e-Nazer area in Kabul’s PD6. The first explosion was a suicide bombing while the second explosion was a car bombing that according to officials left at least 16 people dead and 65 others wounded.      Full news...

  • September 5, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Canada wants Afghan ambassador’s son arrested in rape case
    PAN: Canada has formally asked the Afghan government to allow the arrest of a son of the Afghanistan acting ambassador to that country for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. A credible source told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mehdi Arash Yama, son of Nader Yama, the Afghanistan charge de affairs in Canada, allegedly raped the Canadian girl in late February, 2018.      Full news...


  • August 27, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Over 600,000 Afghan Children Suffer Acute Malnutrition: UNICEF
    TOLOnews.com: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that over 600,000 children in Afghanistan are suffering from acute malnutrition. UNICEF warned that if these children are not provided with sufficient medical treatment, they could even die. The Afghan Minister of Public Health Ferozudin Feroz said Afghanistan still tops the list of countries with the highest maternal and child mortality rates.      Full news...

  • August 25, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Why the United States Will Not Leave Afghanistan Voluntarily
    In 2013 Tom Engelhardt wrote, referring to the United States presence in Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen, where at eight United States air strikes had killed almost 300 wedding guests: “we have become a nation of wedding crashers, the uninvited guests who arrived under false pretenses, tore up the place, offered nary and apology, and refused to go home.” That was never truer than in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • August 16, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Isis claims responsibility for Afghanistan suicide bombing that killed 34 students
    AP: Isis has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that targeted a Shia area of the Afghan capital, killing 34 students. The militant group said through its affiliated news agency Amaq that its bomber, identified as “martyrdom-seeking brother Abdul Raouf al-Khorasani” carried out the attack in Kabul. Afghanistan’s health ministry has released a revised casualty toll, saying 34 students were killed and 57 were wounded.      Full news...

  • August 10, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Zahra, beaten by husband who then poured acid on her face
    TOLOnews.com (Translated by RAWA): Zahra, a woman who is currently admitted in Isteqlal Hospital (Kabul), claims that her husband first beat her severely and then poured acid on her face. This woman, who has four children, says that her husband had been violent towards her a number of times, but last Friday, he poured acid on her face in front of their children.      Full news...

  • August 8, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Children or Brides?
    IWPR: Officials in the north-western Afghan province of Badghis fear that poverty fuelled by an ongoing drought is leading to rising rates of child and forced marriage. The legal age for marriage in Afghanistan is 16, although it can be as low as 15 with parental consent. A joint report by the ministry of labour, social affairs, martyrs and disabled and UNICEF on child marriage, released in July 2018, showed that at least one family member was married before the age of 18 in 42 per cent of households across Afghanistan.      Full news...


  • August 3, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan mosque attack: At least 29 Shia worshippers killed in Gardez
    BBC News: Two burka-clad men have killed 29 people and injured more than 80 in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in Afghanistan, an official told the BBC. The men struck with guns and explosives as people were attending Friday prayers in the eastern city of Gardez, Paktia province spokesman Abdullah Asrat said. There are a number of children among the victims, he added.      Full news...


  • July 31, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Attacks a Refugee Office in eastern Afghanistan Killing 15
    The New York Times: The army will take over security in the eastern city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan officials said Tuesday, hours after attackers overran a government refugee office there, killing 15 people. It was at least the 10th such assault on civilian targets this year. The assault was part of a series of attacks attributed to the Islamic State against “soft targets” in or near the city of Jalalabad, where the extremists have been particularly active, mostly attacking civilians rather than confronting Afghan security forces.      Full news...

  • July 30, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Man kills his 9-year-old wife in Afghan province
    TOLOnews.com (Translated by RAWA): Local authorities of Badghis province have reported that a man in this province had killed his 9-year-old wife the previous night. Naqibullah Amini, the governor spokesman, said that the girl was named Samia and belonged to the Qadis district and had died as a result of domestic violence. According to him, Samia had been married to Sharafuddin two years back, when she was just seven, in return for 1,000,000 Afghanis. Sharafuddin is 35-years-old now.      Full news...

  • July 29, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    14-year-old Kubra beaten, strangled, then hung to death in Afghanistan
    Ufuq News (Translated by RAWA): Local authorities in Daikundi province have said that a 14-year-old girl was hung to death in the Sang Takht o Bandar district of this province. Ali Akbar Naatiqi, spokesperson for the governor of Daikundi, told Ufuq News that the matter is under criminal investigation but the cause and motive is not yet clear.      Full news...

  • July 24, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Women Abused in Lawless Ghor province
    IWPR: A case in which a widow was beaten, humiliated and had her 12-year-old daughter sold off in marriage by her former in-laws has illustrated the extent of lawlessness in the southern province of Ghor. Although aware of the case, the district governor told IWPR that he was powerless to intervene because local militias had far more power than he did.      Full news...

  • July 15, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN: Afghan War Inflicts Record 6-Month Civilian Death Total
    VOA: The United Nations says the conflict in Afghanistan killed nearly 1,700 civilians in the first six months of 2018, the highest number recorded in any comparable time period over the last decade. The midyear report on civilian casualties released by the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Sunday documented close to 3,500 injured civilians in the same period. However, overall civilian casualties declined 3 percent compared with the same period in 2017.      Full news...

  • July 14, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Salma, a victim of Ashraf Ghani’s bodyguards’ roughshod riding
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Ashraf Ghani’s trip to Laghman province on July 2, 2018, ended up costing Salma her life. Salma, a 13-year-old girl, lived in Mahtarlaam city and came to the main city every day to sell yogurt and earn some money for her poor family. She was hit by a car from Ashraf Ghani’s motorcade.      Full news...



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