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  • October 18, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Wave of Taliban suicide attacks on Afghan forces kills at least 74
    Associated Press: At least 74 people have been killed in a wave of Taliban suicide attacks targeting police compounds and government facilities in the south, east and west of Afghanistan. Among those killed was a provincial police chief. Scores of people, including police officers and civilians, were also wounded. The deputy interior minister, Murad Ali Murad, said the attacks on Tuesday had been the biggest this year.      Full news...

  • September 27, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    1 killed, 11 injured as several rockets land near Kabul airport
    Associated Press: The Taliban fired several rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in an attack the insurgents claimed targeted the plane of visiting US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. An Afghan woman was killed and 11 other civilians were wounded in the barrage. Afghan special forces managed to repel the attackers, killing four in an ensuing gun battle.      Full news...

  • August 29, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide bomber kills five at bank in Afghan capital
    Reuters: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank close to the heavily protected U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding eight, the interior ministry said. The bomber hit the entrance to a Kabul Bank branch in the well-off area of Kabul, close to the main diplomatic quarter, ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. He said at least five people had been killed and eight wounded.The blast occurred on a busy Kabul street lined with shops and banks. (Photo: Shah Marai/AFP)      Full news...

  • August 28, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan officials said to talk nearly every day with Taliban
    Associated Press: Despite seemingly stalled peace talks between Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban, officials say the intelligence chief speaks by telephone with militant leaders nearly every day about the country’s constitution and political future. In addition, Afghanistan’s national security adviser has conversations with the Taliban every other month, officials familiar with the efforts said.      Full news...

  • August 26, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bombers, gunmen attack Shia Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul killing at least 28 (PHOTOS)
    Al Jazeera: A suicide bombing followed by gunfire as Shia Muslims gathered for Friday prayers at a mosque in Kabul killed at least 28 people, with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claiming responsibility. Mohammad Salim Rasouli, the chief of Kabul’s hospitals, announced the new death toll on Saturday, as burials began. He said at least 50 people were injured.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    “Woman and man shot dead by Taliban for having illicit relations”
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): Local officials in north-eastern Badakhshan province have reported that a man and a woman had been killed by the Taliban for having “illicit relations” in Daraym district of the province. Abdul Khaliq Aaqsaai, police chief of Badakhshan province, told BBC that the Taliban had killed the two people in Pamchyan village. According to him, the victims were both married.      Full news...

  • August 6, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Insurgents kill up to 50 Afghan villagers in northern province
    Reuters: Insurgents have attacked a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, killing as many as 50 people, including women and children, according to officials. The militants attacked a security outpost in the Mirza Olang area of Sayaad district overnight, torching 30 houses, Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said on Sunday.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Iraqi Embassy In Afghanistan
    NPR: Attackers in the Afghan capital attempted to storm the Iraqi Embassy on Monday, setting off a bomb before gunmen rushed the compound's gate. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility. NPR’s Diaa Hadid, reporting from Islamabad, says the attack is likely in retaliation for Iraqi security forces routing ISIS fighters from their stronghold in Mosul, Iraq.      Full news...

  • July 17, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Reach a Record High
    The Atlantic: The number of civilians killed in the war in Afghanistan reached a new high during the first six months of 2017, according to a report released Monday by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The report cites a total of 1,662 civilian deaths between January 1 and June 30, marking a two percent increase since last year’s record high.      Full news...

  • March 19, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Horror at Kabul’s military hospital
    BBC News: In the Afghan capital, Kabul, there’s still widespread shock and anger at the brutal militant attack last week on the city’s main military hospital. The authorities have acted swiftly, sacking the deputy interior minister and arresting 24 hospital and military officials, including an army general. But for many Kabul residents it feels too little, too late. A local man interviewed on the street this week by state TV spoke for many.      Full news...

  • February 7, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN: More than 900 children killed in Afghanistan in 2016
    The Associated Press: More than 900 children were killed in Afghanistan's conflict last year, the United Nations said Monday, calling it the most violent year for children since it started keeping records. The U.N. mission said the nearly 25 per cent increase in child deaths from the previous year was largely caused by mines and munitions left over from decades of conflict. It documented a 66 per cent increase in such deaths in 2016.      Full news...

  • January 31, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Radio wars: Islamic State takes over the Afghan airwaves
    IRIN: It’s a chilly winter evening in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province. Several men with blankets draped over their shoulders are playing cards under a solar-powered streetlight when someone turns on the radio. It’s time for Voice of the Caliphate, a programme broadcast by the so-called Islamic State on its pirate station.      Full news...

  • January 29, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban governor transferred to Tajikistan for treament
    Zaranj News (Translated by RAWA): The district chief of Dashte Archi district of northern Kunduz province says that the shadow governor of Kunduz province, who had been injured in a blast, was taken to Tajikistan for treatment with the help of Russians. Nassruddin Nazari said that Mullah Abdul Salam was injured in a suicide blast a week back.      Full news...

  • December 27, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Armed Men Linked with Taliban “Behead” Woman In Sar-e-Pul A 30 year old woman was beheaded on Monday evening in Sar-e-Pul province by a group of armed men, local officials said Tuesday. Provincial governor spokesman Zabiullah Amani, confirmed the incident and said that the armed men were linked with Taliban. The incident took place in the remote village of Latti in Sar-e-Pul. Amani said that the women was beheaded because she visited the city alone without her husband.      Full news...

  • December 3, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan More Dangerous Today Than 15 Years Ago
    The Daily Caller: Nearly one in five terrorist organizations in the world are based out of Afghanistan, U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson told reporters Friday. “This is the highest concentration of the numbers of different groups in any area in the world,” he elaborated. Nicholson’s comments come as the Taliban now controls more ground than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2001.      Full news...

  • December 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Taliban hang university student in public
    AFP: Taliban fighters publicly hanged a university student after accusing him of killing a senior intelligence officer. The militia took Faizul Rehman, a fourth-year student at Kabul Polytechnic university, from his car as he traveled home to visit his family in the Chak district of Maidan Wardak province, about 60km west of the capital Kabul on Thursday.      Full news...

  • November 29, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban militants execute 2 including a woman in North of Afghanistan
    Khaama Press: The Taliban militants executed at least two militants including a woman in North of Afghanistan. Local officials in northern Jawzjan province said the two individuals were executed in Aqcha district. Provincial police chief Abdul Hafiz Khashi said the militants stormed into the house of the victim and murdered the two individuals including the woman.      Full news...

  • November 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Kabul mosque suicide attack kills dozens
    BBC News: A suicide bomber has killed at least 27 people at a Shia Muslim mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Many more were wounded in the blast at an annual Shia ceremony at the Baqir ul Olum mosque in the west of the city. The attacker arrived on foot and blew himself up among worshippers inside.      Full news...

  • November 12, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iran supports Taliban to counter Daesh threats: Nabil
    AT: The former intelligence Chief Rahmatullah Nabil has said the Taliban insurgents are supported by Iran as the country aims to counter the growing Daesh emergence reach in the country. “Taliban insurgents are receiving financial and equipment support from Iran, particularly in the western parts of the country,” Nabil said in an exclusive interview with the Voice of America Television Channel.      Full news...

  • November 4, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warnings Over Afghanistan’s Unofficial Madrassas
    IWPR: Large numbers of unregistered madrassas, or religious schools, operating in Afghanistan may be serving as a source of extremist recruitment, according to speakers at a series of IWPR debates. Public events held in August and September heard that the government urgently needed to crack down on institutions with no specific curriculum and no official oversight.      Full news...

  • October 26, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Kills 23 Civilian Hostages in Western Afghanistan
    The New York Times: Gunmen who claim to be followers of the Islamic State killed 23 civilian hostages in a remote province in western Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday. The killings on Tuesday in Ghor Province were the most recent indication that the extremist organization, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has been gaining adherents in new parts of the country, even as the authorities have successfully moved against its strongholds in the eastern province of Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan.      Full news...

  • October 13, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s Shia Hazara Suffer Latest Atrocity
    HRW: A gunman wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform opened fire on Shia mourners at Kabul’s landmark Sakhi Shrine on Wednesday, killing 18 people and wounding 54. The attack on members of the Shia Hazara community occurred on the eve of Ashura, the Shia mourning day. Victims included four women, including Sumaya Muhammadi, a member of the Daikundi provincial council, and two children.      Full news...

  • August 30, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion
    teleSUR: Since the U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the production of opium in the country has increased by 40 times according to Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, fueling organized crime and widespread death. The head of the FSKN, Viktor Ivanov, explained the staggering trend at a March U.N. conference on drugs in Afghanistan. Opium growth in Afghanistan increased 18 percent from 131, 000 hectares to 154, 000, according to Ivanov’s estimates.      Full news...

  • August 6, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    High Peace Council, a convention of national traitors and mercenaries of embassies After 9/11, George Bush and Tony Blair immediately attacked Afghanistan under the excuse of the Taliban’s refusal to hand over Osama bin Laden to the US. Additionally, the Taliban lackeys’ expiration date had been reached and the US planned to take its odious games forward through its Jehadi and technocrat creations, who had been under training and education in CIA schools for years.      Full news...

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