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Unlike many other provinces where the Ministry of public health has contracted nongovernmental organizations to implement the program, SEHAT is being implemented in Panjshir Province by the provincial directorate of public health. SEHAT is supported by the International Development Association ...
The Afghan Interior Ministry had on Sunday said that the government forces killed three militants and defused 16 anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines in the southern Helmand and the eastern Zabul provinces within 24 hours. The security forces, according to the statement, targeted a hideout of a Taliban ...
Shiberghan, Afghanistan, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- A total of 13 anti-government militants laid down arms and joined the government-backed peace process in Afghan northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday. "A 10-member Taliban group and three insurgents affiliated with the Islamic State outfit gave up ...
Officials in Baghdis complain that the province's vast mineral resources are being wasted due to administrative incompetence and a lack of security. Across Afghanistan, there are abundant deposits of extractables including copper, iron, lapis lazuli, barite, sulfur, chromium, magnesium and marble.
Locals in the western province of Farah, one of the poorest in Afghanistan, say that the level of corruption is becoming untenable. Farid Bakhtawar, the head of Farah's provincial council, said that graft was widespread and that nepotism also played a large part in staffing issues. "Over the last 16 years, ...

Afghan security officials say that Pakistan-based militant group Lashakar-e-Islam (army of Islam) has been engaged in a firefight with Islamic State ... IS and Lashkar-e-Islam operate in Shirzad, Shinwar, Nazian and Achin districts of eastern Nangarhar province and have footprints in the Tora Bora area.
Shiberghan, Afghanistan, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- police in Afghan northern Jawzjan province discovered 70 kg opium from a car and arrested two persons on charge of smuggling on Saturday, deputy to provincial police chief Abdul Hafiz Khashi said Sunday. "Two drug smugglers were attempting to take 70 ...
TALUQAN, Afghanistan, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- A Taliban key commander Mir Wali is among eight militants who were killed in Darqad district of Afghan northern Takhar province on Sunday, as cleanup operation continues in the restive district, police spokesman in the province, Abdul Khalil Asir said.
Kabul, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Two insurgents of the Taliban outfit were killed and nine others arrested in southern province of Helmand, Afghan Defense Ministry said Sunday. "Two Taliban were killed and nine insurgents arrested following airstrikes and cordon operations in Nad Ali and Garmser districts, ...
KHOST, Afghanistan, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- A religious scholar has been killed in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, local police said Sunday. "Hazrat Gul was shot dead by unknown armed men in Nadir Shah Kot district late Saturday and the district police department has launched an investigation into ...
Kabul, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Six Taliban insurgent suspects were arrested since Afghan Special Operation Forces launched an operation in restive southern province of Helmand overnight, command of special forces said Saturday. The raid to capture the suspects lasted roughly four hours in Nahri Sarraj ...
Russia has lately also increased contacts with Taliban insurgents in a bid to contain spread of IS, particularly to Afghan provinces, which border Central Asian states. Kabul and Washington denounce Moscow for its overt ties with the Taliban, saying they are detrimental to U.S.-led international efforts to fight ...
While attacks on international aid groups or high-profile targets grab the headlines, it is the local Afghan employees and NGO workers who are often the most exposed. Over the ... Parts of eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, of which Jalalabad is the capital, have long been a battleground. Over the ...
It is also the rumored site of a future military base, to be built for the Afghan Army with Chinese assistance -- a plan which some Afghan officials ... of airstrikes in the previous 96 hours, hitting "Taliban training facilities in Badakhshan province, preventing the planning and rehearsal of terrorist acts near the ...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan -- Afghan police are needed to protect people and government institutions in remote districts across Afghanistan's largest province, Helmand. Instead, police officers and soldiers from the restive districts in the southern province are being deployed to protect senior officials and ...
Locals in the western province of Farah, one of the poorest in Afghanistan, say that the level of corruption is becoming untenable. Farid Bakhtawar, the head of Farah's provincial council, said that graft was widespread and that nepotism also played a large part in staffing issues. "Over the last 16 years, ...

"What number is used is fundamental and, of course, because the labs are being destroyed in Afghanistan itself, it has to be much lower than if interdiction took place, for example, in Britain or Pakistan," Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said in an interview with Military Times.
February 3rd, 2018 ― Doha: Under its Warm Winter 2017-2018 campaign, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has initiated a winterization relief project in Afghanistan. At a total cost of $160,000 (QR 584,000), the project is aimed at alleviating the suffering of the needy and displaced in the face of the cold ...
MAIMANA, Afghanistan, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- At least five Taliban militants including their local commander were killed during the Afghan forces military operation in the northern Faryab province on Saturday, a local official said. "Security and defense forces launched a military operation in Khawja Sabzposh ...
MAIMANA, Afghanistan, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- A total of 25 militants have been killed over the past 24 hours as the government forces attacked Taliban positions in the northern Faryab province, a police spokesman said Saturday. Four Taliban group commanders, including the notorious Mawlawi Yusuf, were ...
militants are reportedly active in neighboring Faryab and Sar-e-Pul provinces where continued clashes between rival militant groups and Afghan government forces also displaced hundreds of civilians from their homes, particularly in restive Qaysar and Ghormach districts of northern Faryab province.
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- At least 20 houses were confirmed destroyed in the northern Badakhshan province due to the earthquake that jolted Afghanistan and parts of the neighboring countries on Wednesday, spokesman for Badakhshan provincial government Nik Mohammad Nazari ...
Co-Director Kate Clark said: "Such a well-researched investigation into the Afghan war is rare and very welcome. ... Islamic State has shown they can hit targets in places like Kabul, they are largely confined to a relatively small stronghold on the border with Pakistan in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
A 6.1 magnitude has struck Afghanistan near to its eastern border with Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey has said, with initial reports indicating the shocks have killed at least one and injured 15. According to the Associated Press, the quake was felt in the Afghan capital Kabul with tremors also reported ...
At least three people were injured in the northeastern Afghan province of Badakhshan, according to Gul Mohammad Bedar, the provincial deputy governor. However, Bedar said he did not know how they were injured. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck in the Hindu Kush ...
Directorate of refugees and Repatriations (DoRR) with co-operation of the International organs have been distributed assistance package for 67 displaced families in Herat province. During of last week assistance of the January 2018 which has done in Herat province has been assisted cash with ...
Locals in the northern province of Jowzjan say that the handicrafts industry is experiencing a revival, providing a valuable source of income for many women. ... This report was produced under IWPR's Supporting Investigative Reporting in Local Media and Strengthening Civil Society across Afghanistan ...
Unrest caused by the Taliban has forced dozens of families in Afghanistan's western Farah province to flee to neighboring areas. Internally-displaced families accuse the Taliban overrunning a number of Afghan security check posts and killing Afghan soldiers on a daily bases and say the province is on the ...
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan -- Years of insecurity marked by constant battles between insurgents and Afghan Security Forces have paved the way for gun-toting militia to torment civilians by imposing illegal taxes, criminality, and atrocities. Civilians in the restive northeastern province of Kunduz say authorities in ...
Kabul: Six members of a family were killed and two injured when a rocket hit their home in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Friday, the police said. File image of ... However, the terrorist group denied carrying out the strike and said the house was hit by Afghan Security Forces. Hassan Reza Yusufi, member ...
The governor of the western Afghan province of Farah has resigned, citing worsening security in the region that he blamed on political interference and corruption among security forces. ... The province, one of the poorest in the country, is situated on the border with Iran in the far west of Afghanistan.
Shiberghan, Afghanistan, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- About 13 militants of the Islamic State (IS) group renounced violence and surrendered to government in Afghanistan's northern province of Jawzjan on Thursday, provincial police chief said. "A total of 13 armed militants, who used to be members of IS group, ...
Former Taleban fighters warn that the peace process has completely stalled in the southern province of Kandahar, where the High Peace Council (HPC) has failed to convince a single insurgent to lay down his arms in the last year. Part of the remit of the HPC, formed in September 2010 by then-president ...
Kunduz, Afghanistan, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 Taliban militants were killed and 10 others wounded in an airstrike in Afghanistan's northern province of Sari Pul, an army source said Wednesday. "The incident occurred late Tuesday in Shah Toot locality, Sayyad district after Afghan National Army ...
Afghan Special Forces patrol at the site of a MOAB, or ''mother of all bombs'', which struck the Achin district of the eastern province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan April 23, 2017. Reuters. In December, Kugelman wrote that he worries about the group's resilience. He laid out three reasons why ISIS-K is able to ...
Kabul, Afghanistan -- A group of gunmen stormed a non-governmental children's organization in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, ... ISIS' Afghan branch, known as ISIS Khorasan, issued a statement several hours after the attack claiming responsibility for, "a martyrdom-seeking ...
A decorated soldier who served alongside Prince Harry in Afghanistan and is believed to have killed himself while suffering from post traumatic stress ... WO Hunt of the Royal engineers served with Prince Harry in Afghanistan's Helmand province in 2008 after being attached to the Household Cavalry.
Kunduz, Afghanistan, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- At least seven Taliban militants were killed and 16 others wounded during two separate airstrikes conducted against Taliban hideouts in Kunduz and neighboring Baghlan provinces, north of Afghanistan on Monday night, local officials said Tuesday. "Air forces ...
Directorate of refugees and Repatriations(DoRR) of Kunar province has distributed food items and nonfood items for 41 displaced families which displaced from insecure places of Dara Deo Gal, and sowkai district to secure places of this district. Sunday January 15, 2018 of the current year for every of the ...
Kabul, Afghanistan -- Hundreds of Afghans in Logar Province pitched in to recognize President Donald Trump with a gold medal for bravery after his administration suspended aid to Pakistan. Community members from tribal leaders down to cobblers chipped in 45,000 Afghanis, or about $650, to pay for ...
CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan -- A new batch of Marines has taken over an effort to build up Afghan security forces in restive Helmand province, a Taliban ... "As we speak, [Afghan Security Forces] are conducting offensive operations in 13 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, and it started right here in Helmand," ...
Over the past nine months, Marine commanders have consistently said that the Marines in Helmand province do not accompany Afghan troops and police into battle, but on Monday, Watson gave a slightly different answer when asked if the Marines' mission includes fighting alongside the Afghans.
A community gathering in Afghanistan's Logar Province has awarded U.S. President Donald Trump a "bravery" medal, thanking him for his tough ... He said the handwritten message on the award states: "This Bravery Medal is from the Afghan people to Donald Trump, president of the United States of ...
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan -- Atta Muhammad Noor, a strongman who has ruled a prosperous northern Afghan province more like a king than a .... have brought him and his allies wealth that affords them a lavish lifestyle, but also resources for a network of militia commanders across several provinces.
5.4 earthquake hits provinces in Afghanistan. By: Mena. Sun, Jan. 14, 2018. Kabul - 14 January 2018: An earthquake measuring 5.4 on Richter scale trembled some areas in Afghanistan but there was no report of casualties, Pajhwok news agency reported ... The tremors were felt in the capital Kabul and other province.
An Afghan security force member takes position during a military operation in Jawzjan province, Afghanistan, Jan. ... and neighboring Qush Tepa district one year ago have been fighting to consolidate positions and expand their influence in Jawzjan and adjoining Saripul, Faryab and Balkh provinces.
The incident occurred in Mohmand Valley, in Afghanistan's remote Achin district of Nangarhar province. The incident was the lastest in a series of insider attacks against U.S. forces, including an attack in Achin district in June in which an Afghan commando opened fire, killing three U.S. personnel and ...
Kabul -- An Afghan official says a Taliban attack has killed three policemen in western Farah province. Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack took place early in the morning on Friday, targeting a highway security outpost in the province's Bala Buluk district.
MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- A total of 17 militants including a shadow district governor Mawlawi Abdul Khaleq were killed after security forces stormed their hideout in Shortepa district of Afghanistan's northern Balkh province on Friday, a police spokesman in the northern region, ...


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