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  • January 11, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan probes Nimroz air raid that killed civilians
    Aljazeera: Afghan authorities have said they are investigating a weekend air raid which local officials say killed more than a dozen civilians, including children.Provincial officials said 15 people died on Saturday night when a rocket struck a house in Khashrod district of Nimroz province. Relatives of the victims and witnesses put the death toll at 18, all members of the same family in Munazari village.      Full news...


  • January 1, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 2021 Begins with Assassination of A Journalist
    Khaama Press: Head of Sada-e-Ghor Radio, Journalist and civil society activist, Bismillah Adil Aimaq was killed in unknown gunmen attack in Feroz Koh city, the central part of Ghor province, local confirmed to media.Mohammad Aref Abir, a spokesman to Ghor governor, said that Adil was killed in an attack by unknown armed men, in Dara-e-Taimoor village on the outskirts of the city.      Full news...

  • December 26, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Series of explosions target police in Kabul; at least 4 dead
    AP News: KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A series of explosions hit the Afghan capital on Saturday morning, killing at least four people including two police officers, officials said.The deaths were caused by a sticky bomb attached to a police vehicle detonated in western Kabul, police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said. The explosion wounded two civilians.      Full news...

  • December 20, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 9 dead as car bomb rocks Afghanistan's capital, Kabul
    NBC News: A car bomb blast that rocked Afghanistan's capital Sunday morning killed at least nine people, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry.Interior Minister Masoud Andarabi told reporters at the site of the attack that the attack wounded around 20 other people, including a member of parliament, Khan Mohammad Wardak. Andarabi said the lawmaker was in "good condition."      Full news...

  • December 18, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Blast Kills 15, All Children: Officials
    NDTV: Ghazni: At least 15 children were killed when a motorbike laden with explosives blew up near a religious gathering in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, officials said.The children had gathered at a home in Ghazni province to recite Koran verses, a regular activity on the Islamic holy day of Friday, when the blast happened.Violence has surged in Afghanistan in recent months despite the government and the Taliban launching peace talks to end the country's grinding war.      Full news...

  • December 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gunmen kill female TV anchor, driver in Afghanistan
    Deutsche Welle: Afghan journalist Malalai Maiwand and her driver were shot dead at 7:10 a.m. local time (2:40 UTC) on their way to work in the Nangarhar provincial capital of Jalalabad, the provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said Thursday. The attackers opened fire on Maiwand and her driver, Mohammad Tahir, shortly after she left her house in eastern Nangarhar province      Full news...

  • November 9, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    876 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan in Three Months: Report
    Tolo News: The US Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in a new report quoting the Resolute Support says 876 civilians were killed and 1,685 were wounded this from July 1 to September 30, 2020. In line with the continued rise in violence, this quarter’s casualties increased by 43% compared to last quarter (April 1–June 30, 2020), the report says.      Full news...

  • November 7, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan vehicle bomb kills former TV presenter
    The Guardian: A bomb attached to the vehicle of a former presenter on Afghanistan’s Tolo TV has exploded, killing the journalist and two other civilians, Kabul police have said. The death of Yama Siawash is being investigated after the explosion on Saturday, said police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz. No one has immediately claimed responsibility.      Full news...

  • October 24, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bomb kills nine civilians in Afghanistan
    GulfToday: A roadside bomb tore through a passenger bus east of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing nine civilians, officials said, in the latest attack blamed on the Taliban. Violence on the ground has spiked in recent weeks despite the Taliban and Afghan government holding peace talks in Qatar to end the country's grinding war.      Full news...

  • October 23, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Taliban’s Highway Robbery
    Foreign Policy: KABUL—Each year, as winter closes in on Afghanistan’s rugged mountainous region, Mohammad Bilal, a 45-year-old coal worker, readies himself for a busy few months. As temperatures drop, and without better sources for heat, the demand for coal will soar.This year, Bilal, who requested to go by a pseudonym for his safety, expects the winter months to be stressful for a different reason.      Full news...

  • October 3, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deadly car bomb in Nangarhar kills 15 civilians including 4 kids
    Aljazeera: At least 15 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack that targeted a government building in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, officials said.There were fears that the death toll could rise after the explosion on Saturday at the entrance of an administrative building that also housed some military facilities in the Ghani Khel district.      Full news...

  • September 30, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pregnant Afghan Woman Shot Dead in Faryab
    BBC Persian (translated by RAWA) : Local officials of Faryab province in the north of Afghanistan, has confirmed that a pregnant women in Pashtun Kot district which is a “Taliban- controlled area”, was first taken out of car and then shot dead by unidentified gunmen in front of her two kids.      Full news...

  • September 22, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Bloodiest day of fighting since peace talks began
    Aljazeera: At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan in the bloodiest day of fighting since the government and the armed group began peace talks in Qatar more than a week ago.Sunday night's clashes were in the central province of Uruzgan, where 24 members of the Afghan security forces were killed when Taliban fighters attacked security checkpoints, Deputy Governor of the province Sayed Mohammad Sadat said.      Full news...

  • September 15, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Interior Ministry: 98 Civilians Killed in Past Two Weeks
    Tolo News: Statistics by the Ministry of Interior Affairs indicate that at least 98 civilians were killed and 230 others were wounded in Taliban attacks in 24 provinces in the last two weeks as violence increasesin the country amid the ongoing peace efforts. “The Taliban has inflicted the casualties on our countrymen in 24 provinces and the most casualties have been in Takhar and Nangarhar provinces,” said Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Affairs.      Full news...

  • August 25, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban truck bomb, other attacks kill dozen across Afghanistan
    Aljazeera: A wave of attacks across Afghanistan has left at least 12 dead and many wounded in the last 24 hours, officials said, including a Taliban truck bombing in the country's north that targeted a base for Afghan forces.At least three people, including two Afghan commandos and a civilian, were killed in the truck suicide bomb attack in the northern Balkh province, according to Munir Ahmad Farhad, the spokesman for the provincial governor.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Why Afghan government is pushing more Taliban-style policies
    The Christian Science Monitor: When, to kick-start long-delayed intra-Afghan peace talks, thousands of Afghan delegates gathered to consider a final release of hardened Taliban prisoners, Belquis Roshan held up a sign of protest. The words on the female lawmaker’s banner were clear: “Redeeming” the Taliban amounted to “national treason.”      Full news...

  • August 8, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesters at Jirga Claim Mistreatment
    Tolo News: Some delegates of the Loya Jirga, the grand assembly, who said they were faced with “violent” treatment during the last two days of the event, on Sunday called for the incidents to be addressed. They blamed the organizers of the Jirga for silencing voices of protest during the event. Two incidents that were filmed or photographed by some delegates happened on the first day of the Jirga.      Full news...

  • August 3, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    29 Dead After ISIS Attack on Afghan Prison
    The New York Times: JALALABAD, Afghanistan — A militant assault on a prison complex in eastern Afghanistan ended on Monday after a 20-hour gun battle, leaving 29 people dead and officials scrambling to recapture hundreds of prisoners, including many from the Islamic State and the Taliban.      Full news...


  • July 14, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Watchdog: Average Of 16 Civilians Killed, Wounded Every Day In Past Six Months
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says that on average 16 civilians have been killed or wounded every day across the country in the first half of 2020. A total of 1,213 civilians have been killed and 1,744 others wounded in 880 separate security incidents during the first six months of the year, according to the AIHRC’s report on civilian casualties published on July 14. The report said civilian casualties have dropped by 11 percent compared to the same period last year.      Full news...

  • July 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gul Aram’s resistance against Taliban terrorists
    RAWA News: On June 22, 2020, Taliban attack on the Sartagab village in the Paatoyi district of Daikundi province was met with resistance. In the battle, a woman named Gul Aram also took up arms and defended her people against the mercenaries of Pakistan and was wounded in the shoulder.      Full news...

  • May 12, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Babies among 16 killed as gunmen attack maternity ward in Kabul
    Al-Jazeera: Gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in the western part of the Afghan capital Kabul, setting off an hours-long shootout with the police and killing 16 people, including two newborn babies, their mothers and an unspecified number of nurses. An image showed a woman who had been killed lying on the ground still holding tightly to her baby, who a nurse in the unit confirmed to Reuters news agency had survived and had been moved to an intensive care unit at another hospital.      Full news...

  • May 2, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civil war, poverty and now the virus: Afghanistan stands on the brink
    The Guardian: The main hospital in Zabul, southern Afghanistan, was abandoned after a Taliban attack last September destroyed most of the building and killed nearly 40 people. But when coronavirus slipped into the province this spring, desperate health authorities, casting around for ways to fight this new enemy, settled on its shattered remains.      Full news...

  • April 27, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN documents 533 civilian casualties in Afghanistan
    Anadolu Agency: Amid growing calls for a cease-fire, the UN mission in Afghanistan on Monday revealed that raging violence in the war-torn country has killed 533 civilians including over 150 children, in the first quarter of 2020. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said the toll highlighted the urgent need for all parties of the conflict to do more to protect civilians from harm, especially in view of the looming threat posed by the novel coronavirus.      Full news...

  • April 22, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bomb kills four civilians in Afghanistan
    IANS: Four Afghan civilians were killed when a vehicle they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb in eastern Ghazni province, provincial government spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. “The incident occurred in Peerka locality of Khogyani district on Tuesday night. The district police officials were trying to find and notify the next of kin of the victims,” spokesman Harif Noori told Xinhua.      Full news...

  • April 16, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped the war in Afghanistan
    Vox: The Taliban in Afghanistan signed a peace agreement with the United States on February 29 and stopped attacking American forces there. But there’s no peace agreement between the Taliban and the Afghan government — which means fighting between the two has continued unabated, even amid the coronavirus pandemic.      Full news...

  • April 10, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban kill five central bank workers in western Afghanistan
    TOLOnews.com (Translated by RAWA): Abdul Wahid Walizada, spokesperson of Herat police said that these workers were abducted and eventually killed by the Taliban in the Ahmadabad village of Kohsan district when they were coming back to Herat city from Islam Qala. Mr. Walizada added that these workers had left for the city without informing the police.      Full news...

  • April 2, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Weakened ISIL’s sectarian agenda exacts heavy toll in Afghanistan
    Al Jazeera: Mohammed Sharif sits in a tiny visitor’s room inside a prison run by Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security [NDS], in the capital Kabul. A member of the Islamic State of the Khorasan Province (ISKP), an ISIL (ISIS) affiliate, Sharif, 21, spent the last eight months in prison after he was captured during a raid in Kabul.      Full news...

  • March 26, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Solidarity for Sikhs after Afghanistan massacre
    Al Jazeera: The sounds of cries - some loud, many stifled - fill the halls of the Karte Parwan Gurudwara, one of only three remaining places of worship for the small Afghan Sikh and Hindu community in the capital of Afghanistan. Some of the muffled wailing spills onto the streets of the Karte Parwan area, once home to a large number of Afghan Sikhs who lived in harmony with the Muslim-majority population in pre-conflict Afghanistan.      Full news...



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