Afghanistan

Taliban claim killing 46 security men in overnight Farah attacks

Monitoring Desk FARAH CITY: Over 30 Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel have been killed and at least ten arrested by the Taliban in western Farah province, a local representative claimed on Monday. Haji Khair Mohammad Noorzai, the Provincial Council member, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban stormed Afghan Local Police (ALP) check-posts in the Khost…

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Malistan under security forces control, reinforcement dispatched

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI CITY: Local official in southern Ghazni province have rejected the fall of Malistan district and claimed enough forces were available in the district. Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed the capture of Malistan district and inflicting casualties to tens of security forces. Governor Spokesman Mohammad Arif told Pajhwok Afghan News that fighting between the…

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Hundreds protest in Kabul over Ghazni, Uruzgan insecurity

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Hundreds of protesters marched through the night from the western parts of Kabul to the city center, close to the Presidential Palace, in protest against what they say is neglect on the part of government to secure large parts of Ghazni and Uruzgan provinces. The protesters accuse government of not providing enough…

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Ghazni situation: Wolesi Jirga summons security bosses

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of Parliament on Monday strongly accused the government of negligence in preventing recent unrests in Ghazni and Uruzgan provinces, deciding to summon security bosses over the situation. On the other hand, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) say reinforcements have reached Malistan and Jaghori districts of Ghazni…

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Afghanistan Meteorology Authority revives after 42 years

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghanistan Meteorology Authority (AMA) has been rehabilitated after 42 years and enabled to forecast weather and weather alerts from different parts of the country. This center was created for the first time in Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation Authority in 1976, but all its infrastructures were destroyed in the decades of war. However,…

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Suicide attack claims multiple lives in Kabul

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A suicide attack close to a rally in capital Kabul killed six people on Monday, an official said. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told Anadolu Agency that the lone attacker on foot detonated his explosives at a check point killing six people wounding twenty others. There has been no immediate claim of…

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Afghan’s President Ghani meets American special envoy for peace

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani met U.S. special envoy for Afghan peace process Zalmai Khalilzad at the Presidential Palace here on Sunday (November 11). According to a presidential office press release available with Afghan Islamic Press (AIP), Zalmai Khalilzad said he would pay visits to some countries. Khalilzad provided information to President Ghani…

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Key Daesh Commander killed in Nangarhar

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: A key commander of the Islamic State was killed in Haska Maina district in Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday (November 11). A commander of Islamic State identified as Abdul Khaliq alias Umar and his security guard were killed as a result of airstrike in Angoor area in Haska Maina district, Nangarhar…

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Three Taliban militants blown up by own IED

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least three Taliban militants were killed in an explosion triggered by own Improvised Explosive Device in southern Zabul province. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the incident took place on Saturday in Jaldak district of the province. The statement further added that three Taliban militants were busy planting…

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IEC reaffirms presidential vote on April 20 next year

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The district councils, presidential and Wolesi Jirga elections in southern Ghazni province may jointly be conducted on April 20, 2019, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said. IEC head Abdul Badai, Sayyad told reporters here the conduct of presidential election on April 20, 2019, was imminent. He recalled arrangement of elections needed security…

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