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  • December 11, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Attacks Across Afghanistan Leave at Least 30 Dead
    The New York Times: At least 12 people were killed on the outskirts of Kabul on Tuesday when explosives in a vehicle detonated near a convoy of security forces, Afghan officials said, and at least 12 others were wounded. It was the deadliest of several violent attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday that left a total of more than 30 dead, most of them members of security forces.      Full news...



  • November 23, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    27 soldiers killed in mosque blast in Afghanistan, official says
    Associated Press: An explosion ripped through a mosque inside an Afghan army base in the country’s volatile eastern Khost province as Friday prayers were drawing to a close, killing 27 soldiers and wounding 57, the military said. The blast may have been set off by a suicide bomber or a remotely detonated bomb but nothing was officially confirmed and details were sketchy. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion.      Full news...


  • November 15, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Thousands flee as Taliban attack Afghanistan’s “safe” districts
    Reuters: Thousands of members of Afghanistan’s mainly Shi’ite Hazara ethnic minority have fled their homes in the central province of Ghazni as the Taliban have pressed into two previously safe districts, officials and witnesses said on Wednesday. In heavy fighting over recent days, hundreds of Taliban fighters have seized large areas of Jaghori and Malistan districts, both heavily populated by Hazaras, a group that has long faced discrimination in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • November 14, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN Paints Grim Picture Of Ghazni Situation
    TOLOnews.com: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Wednesday that the situation in Jaghori and Malistan in Ghazni province is “chaotic” and that thousands of families are fleeing the area due to ongoing clashes. In a news brief on the situation in the two provinces, OCHA said that heavy fighting broke out between the Taliban, supported by some local Pashtun communities, against pro-government Hazara militias in Khas Uruzgan district in Uruzgan province in early November.      Full news...

  • November 14, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Most Elite US-Trained Forces In Afghanistan Were Routed By The Taliban
    Business Insider: The most elite U.S.-trained forces in Afghanistan suffered a devastating defeat to the Taliban in what’s often referred to as the country’s “safest district” over the weekend, in yet another sign the war is a lost cause. Early on Sunday, a company of roughly 50 Afghan special forces commandos was almost entirely destroyed in the rural district of Jaghori, according to a report from The New York Times.      Full news...

  • November 12, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deadly Clashes, Suicide Bombing Kill Dozens In Afghanistan
    RFE/RL: Dozens of people have been killed in violence across Afghanistan, including in a suicide bombing in Kabul targeting a protest by members of the mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority, officials say. The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the suicide blast on November 12 that killed at least six people and wounded 20 others in the center of the capital, where hundreds of people were protesting the government’s failure to protect the Hazara community from Taliban attacks.      Full news...

  • November 9, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US War On Terror Kills Nearly 147,000 In Afghanistan
    TOLOnews.com: The US-led war on terrorism has killed about 507,000 people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan post 9/11 attacks and is showing a 22 percent increase in deaths in the past two years, a study by a US institute says. The study by Brown University, titled Costs of War, released on Thursday, shows that the death toll includes civilians as well as US and allied troops in the war zones, local military and police forces, as well as militants, who have died from war violence.      Full news...

  • November 7, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban tax collectors help tighten group’s grip in Afghanistan
    Reuters: Every two months, Mohammaddin visits a tax collector in Chardara district, in northern Afghanistan, and is given receipts to show he has paid his tax and utility bills. The service is professional, he says, though the paperwork he receives does not bear the name of state-owned power company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, which provides the electricity, but instead carries the printed logo of the Taliban.      Full news...

  • November 6, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Pummel Security Forces Across Afghanistan
    The New York Times: Dozens of soldiers and police officers were killed or captured in nine Taliban attacks that overran security bases and outposts in different parts of Afghanistan during a 24-hour period that ended on Tuesday, officials said. In perhaps the most severe blow, insurgents captured battalion headquarters of the Afghan Border Force in Farah Province, in western Afghanistan, killing or taking prisoner nearly the entire contingent of officers, with as many as 20 dead.      Full news...


  • 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 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 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 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...


  • 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 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 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...




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