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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 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 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 12, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Without justice, bereaved Afghans think revenge
    CBSNews.com: 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 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...

  • July 27, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Exclusive: A US-backed militia runs amok in Afghanistan
    Al Jazeera America: Before dawn on June 1, a group of U.S. special forces and Afghan army commandos arrived by helicopter to the east of Alizai, a farming hamlet in Andar district in Taliban-controlled territory in central Afghanistan. They moved from house to house, arresting any fighting-age men they found, while the local Taliban fighters, who had been sleeping in a mosque at the other end of the village, fled without a fight.      Full news...

  • July 26, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Kill Team: The murderous reality of the US war in Afghanistan
    WSWS.org: An important documentary, The Kill Team, opened in New York City and Toronto on July 25, and will play in other North American cities over the next several weeks and months. The WSWS reviewed the film as part of our coverage of the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival. This is a slightly edited version of that comment.      Full news...


  • July 24, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Don’t Ask Who’s Being Killed by Drones In Afghanistan
    VICE News: On the afternoon of September 7 last year, in the Watapur region of Afghanistan’s Kunar province, a farmer named Miya Jan heard a buzzing overhead. He looked up to see a drone, he told the Los Angeles Times, and minutes later, he heard an explosion. Reaching the site of the blast, he saw a mangled vehicle — which he soon realized belonged to his cousin. Among the bodies, he recognised his brother and his brother’s family.      Full news...

  • July 22, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Girl Unsafe After a Mullah Is Accused of Rape
    The New York Times: It was bad enough that the alleged rape took place in the sanctity of a mosque, and that the accused man was a mullah who invoked the familiar defense that it had been consensual sex. But the victim was only 10 years old. And there was more: The authorities said her family members openly planned to carry out an “honor killing” in the case — against the young girl. The mullah offered to marry his victim instead.      Full news...


  • July 15, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 89 killed in worst Afghanistan bombing since 2001 (PHOTOS)
    The Associated Press: A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. The blast destroyed numerous mud-brick shops, flipped cars over and stripped trees of their branches...      Full news...



  • June 28, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gunmen’s presence worries Parwan residents
    PAN: The movements of illegal gunmen have increased in the capital of central Parwan province after the second round of presidential elections, locals complained on Saturday. Fardin Hakimi, who runs a shop in Charikar, said the growing movements of illegal armed men had raised concerns among the people. “Wearing plainclothes and caps, dozens of these gunmen can be seen daily in Charikar.”      Full news...

  • June 24, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: End ‘Moral Crimes’ Prosecutions
    Human Rights Watch: The government of Afghanistan should adopt recommendations from United Nations member countries to abolish prosecution of women for so-called “moral crimes.” Afghanistan rejected the recommendations in its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report issued on June 16, 2014 at the UN Human Rights Council. Other issues addressed include the death penalty, anti-gay discrimination, and impunity.      Full news...

  • June 19, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Syria, Afghanistan world’s least peaceful countries
    The Telegraph: As the civil war in Iraq dominates headlines, it is no surprise that the world continued a seven-year-slide away from peacefulness over the last 12 months, as measured by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Syria displaced Afghanistan as the world’s least peaceful nation in its newly-released Global Peace Index, compiled before the latest upsurge in fighting in Iraq.      Full news...

  • June 17, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Man claims govt officials cut off his finger
    PAN: A resident of the Jalgai district in northern Baghlan province has accused police and government officials of cutting off his middle finger two days after he cast his vote for Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. Mohammad Dad told Pajhwok Afghan News he was on his way home on Sunday when three policemen and as many government officials attacked him.      Full news...



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