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“The login password has been prepared for IEC offices in all 34 provinces and from now on, all provinces will access the system and enter the data,” ... Kabul has been at the top of the list while Nuristan province, in the far east of Afghanistan, is at the bottom of the list with the lowest number of voters in the ...
At least 35 Taliban militants were killed and 40 others wounded in US airstrikes in northern Balkh province, Afghanistan National Army (ANA) officials said on Saturday. The airstrikes were carried out in close cooperation with the Afghan commandos and lasted 40 minutes, TOLOnews reported, quoting an ...

By Robin Gomes. With an extremely dry winter hitting 22 provinces across Afghanistan, the lives of a million people are critically affected, with children the most vulnerable. Another two million could be affected in the coming months, the United Nations children's fund, UNICEF has said. Drought exacerbates ...
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) At least six people were killed, including two Afghan soldiers, when a car bomb exploded Saturday in Afghanistan's .... At least 13 people were killed and 35 others injured last month in a car bombing outside a sports stadium in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province.
JALALABAD, Afghanistan, April 27 (Xinhua) -- At least six Taliban militants were killed after Afghan Special Operations Forces waged a raid in eastern province of Nangarhar overnight, the provincial government said in a statement on Friday. "The operation was launched in Adwar locality, Khogyani district.
NATO's top military officer and civilian official in Afghanistan will brief the ministers on peace efforts there as they try to bring Taliban fighters to the table and end the ... Georgia is unlikely to become a NATO member as long as Russia holds sway over its breakaway provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

NATO says it could provide additional security during Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, amid increasing attacks in the country ahead of the October ... surrounding Afghanistan's election process, Taliban militants ambushed and killed the deputy governor of the eastern province of Logar on April 26.
The pro-peace demonstrations which began in what are often described as the Taleban's 'southern heartlands', have been spreading: they can now be found in half of Afghanistan's provinces and for now, at least, they are transcending tribal and ethnic divides. As AAN's Ali Mohammad Sabawoon reports ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack Sunday at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul, killing 57 people and ... Last week, three police officers guarding voter registration centers in two Afghan provinces were killed by militants, according to authorities.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say Taliban attacks on soldiers and police in western Badghis province have killed 14 troops, policemen. Trending Now. Deputies: St. Petersburg man on LSD knocks out teen girl at RaceTrac while her parent pumps gas · Lightning Round 2 playoff tickets on ...
In violence elsewhere in Afghanistan, four policemen were killed and three were wounded on Monday in a Taliban attack in western Farah province, in Bala Buluk district, according to Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the provincial governor. Three Taliban fighters were killed and two others were ...
PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Militants of Taliban insurgent group have destroyed three mobile phone towers in Afghanistan's eastern province of Logar, cutting off communication in parts of the province, a local official said Monday. Provincial government spokesman Salim Saleh told ...
... (Afghan National Defense and Security Forces), particularly the ANP (Afghan National Police) and ALP (Afghan Local Police), and pro-government militias recruited children. The AIHRC (Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission) reported that government security forces in Kandahar province ...
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan that Taliban attacks on power-transmission lines will continue until the Afghan government starts providing electricity to areas under Taliban control in the northern provinces of Baghlan and Kunduz. Electricity Rationing. In Kabul ...
Both the volatile Afghan provinces border Pakistan. IS militants lately, are also expanding and intensifying attacks in northern Jowzhan province. U.S. military airstrikes this month in the area have killed dozens of IS members, including the terrorist group's chief of operations for northern Afghanistan, Qari ...
Last week, three police officers responsible for guarding voter registration centres in two Afghan provinces were killed by militants, according to authorities. Afghan ... Elsewhere in Afghanistan, at least five people were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the northern Baghlan province.
KABUL — An Afghan official says that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul province. Zabi Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Saturday two other policemen were wounded in the late Friday night attack.

Local communications officials said the Taliban "believe the Afghan government is utilizing private communication systems for military and intelligence operations," Omidullah Zaheer, communications director of Helmand province, told VOA. "In a note to all communication companies, Taliban warned them ...
MAIMANA, Afghanistan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Ten people including eight militants and two security personnel have been killed as clash erupted in northern Afghanistan's Faryab province on Tuesday, a spokesman for Afghan security forces in the northern region said Wednesday. The clash erupted after a ...
Afghanistan launched on April 14 its voter registration drive for long-delayed parliamentary and provincial council elections that are scheduled for ... Highlighting security concerns surrounding the election process, four police officers were reported killed in an attack in the eastern province of Ghazni late on ...
An Afghan official says insurgents have killed at least four police in an attack on a checkpoint. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor in the eastern Ghazni province, says five other police were wounded in the attack late Saturday. He says the militants opened fire on the checkpoint and then ...
U.S. special forces in partnership with Afghan counterparts have eliminated 22 Islamic State fighters in a counterterrorism operation in northern Afghanistan. The operation occurred April 11. The targeted militants were attempting to defend Darzab district, the group's “strategic center” in Jowzjan province, ...
The third attack was in Ghazni province, in southeastern Afghanistan, where two Afghan Local Police checkpoints in the district of Jaghatu were attacked at 2 a.m. Sunday, killing eight officers and wounding four others, according to Hamidullah Nawruz, a member of the Ghazni provincial council. A fourth ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, April 15 (Xinhua) -- The Special Unit of Afghan national army in a major operation against illicit drug in the poppy growing southern Helmand province on Saturday, discovered more than 10 tones of illicit drugs, said a statement of army released here on Sunday. "Personnel of ...
Afghan security officials told RFE/RL that two Afghan police officers and six Pakistani paramilitary troops were killed in clashes on April 15 in the Zazi Maidan district of the eastern Afghan province of Khost. Pakistani officials told Reuters that two Pakistani soldiers were killed. Abdul Hanan, the acting ...
The third attack was in Ghazni Province, in southeastern Afghanistan, where two Afghan Local Police checkpoints in the district of Jaghatu were attacked at 2 a.m. Sunday, killing eight officers and wounding four others, according to Hamidullah Nawruz, a member of the Ghazni provincial council. Afghan ...
Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a tour of military facilities across Afghanistan last week. ... In an echo of previous years, U.S. Marines in Helmand province are advising the Afghan army's 215th Corps as it seeks to clear roads around towns and cities that are hotbeds for ...
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Up to 30 militants have been killed and nearly a dozen others injured as clash erupted in Miwand district of Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Friday night, provincial police chief General Abdul Razed said Saturday. The government forces ...
The first-person, night-vision footage was captured during a raid that "killed an ISIS-K commander and another terrorist fighter" in Afghanistan's Jowzjan province on March 26 and 27, according to the Pentagon. "This tactical defeat of ISIS-K fighters in Jowzjan is the most recent in a series of Afghan and US ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — Within 24 hours of a recent suicide bombing in Helmand Province, which added at least 14 names to the long list of the dead in a bitterly contested corner of Afghanistan, a group of local activists began a sit-in at the site of the carnage. In their moment of anger and sorrow, they asked ...
ASADABAD, Afghanistan, March 30 (Xinhua) -- An Afghan provincial council member, together with a local pro-government leader and an assailant, was killed when the assailant blew himself up in eastern province of Kunar on Friday, a provincial government spokesman said. The incident occurred ...
A health center in Kandahar Province is seeing more female patients and healthy deliveries as a result of community campaigns to raise public awareness and increase trust in health care services. The campaigns are part of the efforts of the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan -- Hundreds of Afghan men and women are participating in an unprecedented protest to push the warring sides in Afghanistan to cease hostilities and conclude peace. Under the banner of the previously unknown People's Movement, scores of demonstrators took part in the ...
Afghan women took to the streets Tuesday in Afghanistan's conservative Helmand province and joined an ongoing man-only sit-in demanding Taliban insurgents stop hostilities. A deadly suicide car bombing at a sports stadium last Thursday in the provincial capital, Lashkargah, provoked young men to ...
KABUL — NATO says the Afghan air force dropped its first laser-guided bomb during combat after completing training on how to use the sophisticated weapons system. A NATO statement on Tuesday says the bomb was dropped on a Taliban compound in a “direct hit” in the western Farah province last ...
"Since there is no intra-Afghan political process, the Taliban movement fully or partially controls about half of the country's territory and continues to conduct military activities and acts of sabotage. The growing presence of the so-called Islamic State, particularly in Afghanistan's northern provinces, causes ...
Imans are to consult with the Taliban, Islamic State and other factions in the mountainous Kunar province in a bid to get efforts to eradicate polio back on track, after six new cases were reported in Afghanistan this year. Hard-line Islamist militants and clerics in the three countries where the disease still exists ...
Afghan security force members take part in a military operation against Taliban militants in Jawzjan province, Afghanistan, March 26, 2018. ... was infamous in attacking government interests and his physical elimination could be a major setback to the Taliban insurgents in Jawzjan and adjoining provinces.
ISLAMABAD — The Taliban has destroyed a major electricity tower in northern Afghanistan, disrupting imported power supply to five provinces, including Kabul. The pre-dawn insurgent subversive action occurred in the province of Baghlan, plunging a vast area into darkness, including much of the Afghan ...
The Taliban has destroyed a major electricity tower in northern Afghanistan, disrupting imported power supply to five provinces, including Kabul. The pre-dawn insurgent subversive action occurred in the province of Baghlan, plunging a vast area into darkness, including much of the Afghan capital.
According to a statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan's Spy Agency, the French woman was arrested during “a joint operation between NDS and Afghan Special Forces” in the northern province of Jowzjan. Five Afghan men were also detained, while six IS fighters were killed ...
Aminullah Abed, the chief of the province's public health department, in Helmand province said the 12 killed and 40 wounded were received at a hospital in Lashkar ... The explosion occurred after celebrations over the Afghan new year were winding down and revelers were on their way home, he added.
The operations were conducted in parts of Jawzjan and Sar-e-Pul provinces in the north of Afghanistan. ... 16, a US airstrike killed Aka's replacements, Daesh commanders Omair and Abu Samaya, as the duo met in Sar-e Pul province, US Forces-Afghanistan Headquarters said in a statement on Thursday.
A man carries a wounded boy in a hospital, after a car bombing outside a sports stadium in Lashkargah, capital city of southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, Friday, March 23, 2018. Provincial chief of police Abdul Ghafar Safi said the blast was carried out by a suicide bomber and that the target was ...
... Afghanistan during a trip to Kabul on March 23, the 25-year-old student appeared largely oblivious to her global exposure. But she expressed a desire to help bring positive change to the Afghan people, "especially women" in her home province. "Many women in Afghanistan, especially in the provinces, ...
KABUL -- A car bombing outside a sports stadium in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Friday killed 13 people and wounded 40 others, an official said. Aminullah ... The explosion occurred after Afghan new year celebrations were winding down and revelers were on their way home, he added.
Afghan Special Operations soldiers destroy a Taliban weapons cache during a night operation in Ney Meydan, Sar-e Pul province, Afghanistan, Feb. 23, 2018. Afghan Special Security Forces maintained constant pressure on the Taliban and IS-K throughout the winter in the northern Afghan provinces.
Huge swathes of the northwestern province lack access to safe drinking water and a reliable electricity supply. ... This report was produced under IWPR's Supporting Investigative Reporting in Local Media and Strengthening Civil Society across Afghanistan initiative, funded by the British Embassy Kabul.
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban briefly captured a district in western Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, as security continued to deteriorate in the besieged province of Farah. The fall of the district, Anardarah, came days after the Afghan security forces suffered heavy casualties in another district of ...
Taliban fighters have taken over a police headquarters in Afghanistan's western Farah province during an ongoing battle with the security forces as officials warned the district was likely to be taken over by the armed group. At least 20 members of the security forces are believed to be killed or wounded ...


 

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