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Kabul, Afghanistan -- Afghan police official: Taliban insurgents kill at least 20 civilians a day after abducting them in central province. Article Comments ( 0 ). Tweet. 0 inShare. This article filed under: News · Nation/World · Associated Press ...
Jehanzeb Jamaldini, a local leader of the Balochistan National Party, told Al Jazeera that the resource-rich province lacks security and of late has become a safe haven for fighters fleeing military operations in other regions bordering Afghanistan ...
... to their hometown of Marjah, a district outside Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. Their house in the capital had been hit by bullets during heavy fighting between Afghan government forces and armed opposition groups.
26 October 2016 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned the killing of 26 civilians who were earlier taken hostage by a group of armed men in country's central Ghor province. "I am outraged by these ...
ISIS militants have kidnapped and killed 30 people in Afghanistan's Ghor province, according to a provincial spokesman.
Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban insurgents on Wednesday killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said, the latest brutal attack targeting the local population on one of the ...
"Afghan police killed a Daesh commander in Ghor province during an operation yesterday but Daesh fighters abducted some 30 civilians from near the provincial capital and shot them all dead in revenge," Abdul Hai Khatibi, a spokesman for the governor ...
Early morning outside the UN's intake centre between the Pakistan border and the city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province. This family lived almost 40 years in the Baraki refugee camp near the Pakistani city of Peshawar, but they've joined ...
Afghan farmers harvest opium in Helmand province, which has the country's highest level of cultivation. Photograph: Abdul Khaliq/AP ... Afghanistan's opium production has risen by an estimated 43% this year, the UN has said. The annual increase on 2015 ...
The Taliban attacks can chip away at public confidence in the Afghan government's ability to defend its citizens, according to the Pentagon's most recent biannual report on Afghanistan. "Perceptions of security remain near all-time lows," says the ...
government forces are involved in fierce fighting with the Taliban in a least 14 of the country's 34 provinces, according to interviews with local authorities and government officials.
Gender rights activists have welcomed the announcement that a park in the southern province of Khost will finally be allocated for the exclusive use of women.

Security forces in Afghanistan claim to have pushed the Taliban from parts of a key southern provincial capital and inflicted heavy casualties on the opposition as insurgent hostilities appear to have subsided in other conflict-hit provinces. The rebel ...
Over 200 fighters in the Afghan Security Forces in the past 10 days have been killed in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand province. This comes as the Taliban fight desperately to take the city in the country's south. The reports come from Abdul Majeed ...
Although the EU recently spearheaded a deal - described by Amnesty International as 'sordid' and 'immoral' - that will essentially see Afghanistan receive billions of dollars in aid in exchange for the repatriation of failed Afghan asylum seekers, the ...
... ground operations by US and Afghan forces in southern and western Afghanistan. "We can confirm that on 17 October US forces conducted multiple airstrikes in Farah district, Farah province, and four airstrikes in Bakwa district, Farah Province, in ...
... Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates have been hunting Abdullah - a man now believed to occupy a key position in a shadowy network of recruiters routing Indian jihad volunteers to the Islamic State in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province which has ...
Also, the delegation visited Paktia Province to open two new schools built as part of a program to support education in remote areas of the country.
This past June, an American NPR journalist named David Gilkey and his Afghan translator and fixer, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed on assignment in Marjah, a district of Afghanistan's expansive and volatile Helmand province. Tamanna's death was a ...
In this Oct. 4 photograph, an Afghan soldier keeps watch during an ongoing battle between Taliban militants and Afghan Security Forces in Helmand province. Intensified ... But, amid that, there is chilling news about ISIS spreading to Afghanistan ...
Over the past one decade HIA claimed responsibility for attacks on Afghan and foreign forces in Kunar, Wardak, Logar, Baghlan, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Kapisa, Laghman and Kabul provinces. The HIA has no existence on ... Though Kunduz is the native province ...
Riyadh - Custodian of the Two Holy mosques King Salman and Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah reviewed bilateral relations and prospects of cooperation between the two countries during a meeting here on Tuesday.
Reports that Tarin Kowt, the capital of Afghanistan's Oruzgan Province, had nearly fallen to insurgent forces appear to be more Taliban propaganda than fact, a Senate committee has been told.
In January, Nangarhar Radio and Television reporter Mohammed Zubair Khaksar was fatally shot in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. In June, David Gilkey, an American photographer for the US public broadcaster NPR, and his Afghan interpreter, ...
Reza Ghafori, spokesman for Jauzjan Provincial government in Afghanistan, has said that hundreds of Afghan civilians took up arms to defend the government against Taliban militants in northern part of the province. He made the statement on Monday in ...
A Herat man on Saturday doused his wife in petrol before setting the 23-year-old woman on fire in Anjel district, officials said. According to officials the incident took place after the two had an argument.
With the fall of Kunduz province to insurgents on October 3, AJSC assisted with the relocation of 63 journalists to neighboring provinces, provided monetary support for accommodation and food, mobile phone cards and other emergency aid. The city has ...
Security forces in Afghanistan claim to have pushed the Taliban from parts of a key southern provincial capital and inflicted heavy casualties on the opposition as insurgent hostilities appear to have subsided in other conflict-hit provinces. The rebel ...
Mass exodus of civilians from northern Afghan province puts strain on neighbouring hospitals with many wounded.
Kabul, Oct 16: The Afghan security forces on Saturday rescued and released about 50 prisoners from a Taliban prison in Ghazni province.
Sharana: When 18-year-old Fawzia was convicted of elopement and adultery, a local Afghan court in the southeastern province of Paktika sentenced her to jail. She soon discovered that she would not be serving the 18-month sentence in a government-run ...
The Sino-Afghan Special Railway Transportation connects China to Afghanistan, and is one part of China's "One Belt, One Road" trade corridor that connects China to Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Iran, among others. However, a new cargo train ...
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.
Afghan Taliban appear to be facing financial pressure since the death of their former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was more adept at managing money, ...
"We know that our enemies have come from the outside, from the Horn of Africa to the Arab countries to Southeast Asia, carrying out terrorist attacks across Afghanistan. You can find their names and photographs in the media," Mohammad Radmanish noted.
(AP Photo, File). FILE -- In this March 9, 2016 file photo, smoke rises from a building, where Taliban insurgents hide during a fire fight with Afghan security forces, in Helmand province, Afghanistan. For the past month, the Taliban have held control .
The blast killed at least 14 people during the Ashura ceremony in Afghanistan's northern province of Balkh on Wednesday, a government spokesman said.
At least 14 Afghan civilians have been killed in a bomb blast outside a mosque in northern Balkh province, a day after a deadly gun attack on Shia worshippers at a shrine in the capital, Kabul.
At least three people were killed and more than 30 wounded in a suicide attack on mosque in Balkh province in Afghanistan, Tolonews reports. #Balkh - hospital official says 3 people killed and more than 30 wounded in explosion near mosque in Balkh ...
Afghan forces have killed more than two dozen Taliban militants and injured score others in the eastern Ghazni province over the past four days, spokesman for provincial government Jawed Salangi said. "Since launching crackdown against militants in ...
Umer Ali travels to the Pakistani border city of Peshawar for the first in refugees Deeply's 'Return to Afghanistan' series, finding that the forced return of thousands of Afghan refugees is breaking up marriages and dividing families. Ameer Muhammad ...
"We are also getting reports from west Afghanistan in the Farah province that hundreds of Taliban had gathered to attack the centre of the province in Farah city and that Afghan forces were having difficulty fighting them." At least 96 Afghan soldiers ...
While those operations were meant to end and the US had begun withdrawing troops from the country by the end of 2014, the Taliban continued success on the battlefield, coupled with the ineffective performance Afghan security forces, led the US to ...
In Nimroz Province, which lies in desert between Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan, refugees are loaded on to pick-up trucks ready to cross borders used down the ages by smugglers.


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