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Officials in Afghanistan confirmed Saturday that Islamic State militants have forcibly shut down telecommunications services in two districts of the eastern Kunar province. Provincial Director of Communications Sayed Ahmad Madad told VOA that Manogi and Chapidari districts have been without cell phone ...
He also talked about his final conversation with Hetherington, in which the photographer shared how his time on the front lines changed his life. Medic "Doc" Old treats specialist Gutierrez, injured during an attack on by Taliban fighters on the 'Restrepo' outpost. Korengal Valley, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

Residents of Kunar province in northeastern Afghanistan are urging the government to act after suffering years of catastrophic flooding. Local residents said heavy rainfall and snowmelt from the Hindu Kush meant that the Kunar river, which runs through the province, floods almost every year. Huge swathes ...
This comes after a barrage of missiles were fired by Pakistan into Kunar province last week. Ghani Samim, Kunar governor's spokesman, said in a week nearly 1,500 missiles had been fired on Kunar province. Samim said after a break of two days, shelling started up again on Monday night. Almost 400 ...
Kabul, April 12: At least two militants affiliated with the terror outfit Islamic State (IS), have been killed and two others have been injured by own explosives in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province. The incident took place in the vicinity of Chapa Dara district in Wach Nawa area when four IS militants were ...
At least one civilian was killed and seven others wounded in Pakistan's missile attack on eastern Kunar province, local officials said Tuesday. Ghani Samim, Kunar governor's spokesman, told TOLOnews that in the past week nearly 1,500 missiles have been fired on Kunar province, killing one civilian and wounding seven ...

Abdul Ghani Mosamem, spokesperson for the governor of Afghanistan's Kunar province, told VOA that no casualties were reported because it's difficult to get any reports from the area. He said Pakistani airstrikes continued until late evening and targeted mostly agricultural terrain and mountainous areas ...
A suicide bomber killed a provincial council member in northeast Kunar province, while a daylong gun battle in neighboring Badakhshan province left four civilians dead and another eight wounded, Afghan officials said Friday. Kunar provincial council member Shahwali Hemat was on his way to a local ...
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 ...
This comes after Ghani Samim, Kunar governor's spokesman, said last week that in only a few days nearly 1,500 missiles had been fired on Kunar province from Pakistan. Samim said after a break of two days, shelling started up again last Monday night. Almost 400 missiles landed in Kunar province ...
us army, ambush, soldiers, monitoring 101st Airborne Division soldiers return fire during combat operations in the valley of Barawala Kalet, Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 29. U.S. Army / Pfc. Cameron Boyd. "Shooting under stress is extremely difficult. Even for the most well-trained shooters," Jay Kirell, ...
Afghan security force members take part in a military operation in Sarkanay district of Kunar province, Afghanistan on Feb 19, 2018. At least three Islamic State (IS) fighters have been killed and five others injured during a cleanup operation by security forces in Sarkanay district of Afghanistan's eastern ...
Afghan security force members take part in a military operation in Sarkanay district of Kunar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 19, 2018. At least three Islamic State (IS) fighters have been killed and five others injured during a cleanup operation by security forces in Sarkanay district of Afghanistan's eastern Kunar ...
U.S. Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division return fire during a firefight with Taliban forces in Barawala Kalay Valley in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 31, 2011. Pfc. Cameron Boyd. Needless to say, the outcome of the new policy, which has not been released, yet, ...
Acting provincial security chief Zaman Ayar confirmed the airstrike and said at least seven militants, including a local leader, affiliated with the IS group were killed. Militants loyal to the dreaded terrorist group and other insurgents including the Al-Qaeda operatives are also active in parts of Kunar province.
In a sperate air strike in Nangarhar province three Daesh militants were also killed. Ministry of Defense said that the strike was conducted in Haska Mena and Achin districts of Nangarhar province. The ministry said that in another air strike in Chapa Dara district of Kunar province two Daesh militants were ...
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Farmers in eastern Kunar province displayed their products at a day-long agriculture info-icon exhibition here on Sunday. The exhibition showcased agriculture, diary products, fruit, non-fruit and decorative tree saplings and different other handmade materials. Governor ...

Local officials said Pakistan has fired more than 5,000 rockets at Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan in the past six months, forcing hundreds of families to flee. Officials said many homes have been destroyed in the ongoing attack along the Durand Line – the disputed border between Afghanistan and ...
One day after the visit of the Pakistani delegation to Kabul, at least 150 rockets landed in four districts of Kunar province, in the east of Afghanistan. Afghan officials said the rockets were shelled from Pakistan. “In the last 24 hours, 150 missiles were fired on Afghanistan soil in four districts in Kunar, but there ...
Pakistan says militants who escaped from Swat and elsewhere are now operating out of the Kunar province in neighbouring Afghanistan. An Afghan official says Pakistani forces shelled Kunar for several hours starting late Saturday, wounding at least four civilians. Faredullah Dehqan, spokesman for the ...
Asadabad, the sylvan capital of Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan, has a population of more than 30,000 but the feel of a village. Little happens there without being noticed. Were you out surveying the bazaar on September 7, 2013, you might have seen eight men, three women, and four young children ...
One sample was collected in Asadabad district, Kunar province, on 25 December, and one sample was collected in Lashkargah district, Hilmand province, on 6 December. A vaccination campaign using bOPV is taking place this week, targeting over five million children. Read the latest polio update from ...
In the past week, more than 1,000 displaced people reportedly arrived in Nili district, Daykundi, from Gizab district, Uruzgan. Some 1,000 people were displaced within Chawkay and Khaskunar districts, Kunar Province, according to authorities. From 7 to 13 January, a total of 11,993 Afghans returned to ...
For example, Marine Maj. Ademola Fabayo (then a first lieutenant) from the “shithole country” of Nigeria who, in Sept. 2009, during a bloody battle in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, at the risk of his own life maneuvered through a kill zone and helped recover a wounded comrade. For his act of combat valor, ...
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 ...
He said three member of the IS recruitment wing were killed in the attack. Civilians suffered no casualties in the incident. On the other hand, officials at the Ministry of Defense (MoD) claimed some Daesh militants were also killed during Afghan forces airstrike in the Pech Dara district of Kunar province.
Security sources said that at the moment Daesh militants are not only in Kunar province but in Nangarhar, Laghman, Nuristan and Jawzjan and are fighting security forces. “In recent weeks, the most hits given to Daesh militants were in eastern and northern Afghanistan,” said Abdullah. A few months ago, ...
Kabul, Jan 8 (IBNS): At least 15 ISIS militants have been killed in Afghanistan's Kunar province on Sunday, local Tolo News reported. In addition, 20 militants were injured. The incident took place in the evening after the militants attacked a police check post in Chawki district of the province. At least three ...
Afghan security force members take part in a military operation against Islamic State (IS) in Chawkay district of Kunar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 7, 2018. At least three people have been confirmed dead and nine others injured as clash flared up between security forces and militants loyal to the IS group in ...
ASSADABAD, Afghanistan, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- A Taliban key commander and three of his armed fighters were killed after their explosive device went off prematurely in the eastern Kunar province on Friday night, provincial Police Chief Juma Gul Humat said Saturday. "Taliban key commander Mubarak Shah ...
Elsewhere, more than 1,600 were reported to have been displaced due to cross-border shelling in Dangam and Shegal Wa Sheltan districts of Kunar Province. Assessment teams were deployed in Asadabad Dangam and Shegal Wa Sheltan districts on 15th November. A total of 910 IDPs(130 families) ...
Directorate of Refugees and Repatriations(DoRR)of Parwan province with co-operation of DRC and WFP have distributed cash assistance for 358 displaced families which displaced from insecure places of Laghman province Kapissa Nooristan, and Ghorband district to the central of tis province.
The Deputy Governor of Afghanistan's Kunar province Qazi Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi has reportedly been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Peshawar, local media outlets reported on Saturday. “At first we thought that he was somewhere nearby when he didn't respond to our calls,” Afghan ...
Kabul: Afghan officials say a US drone strike has killed 14 Islamic State militants in a remote area in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province. Abdul Ghani Musamim, spokesman for the provincial governor, said on Saturday that the strike took place on Thursday afternoon in the Chawkay district.
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Seven Daesh (Islamic State) rebels have been killed in a drone strike in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday. Deputy police chief Mohammad Zaman Ayyar told Pajhwok Afghan News the US forces struck a Daesh hideout in the Degal area ...
During the Jan. 23 Union City City Council meeting, officials held a “twinning ceremony” by signing a sister city agreement with Asadabad's mayor, Mohammad Rahim. Asadabad, the capital of Kunar Province, is located near the eastern edge of Afghanistan, close to the country's border with Pakistan.
Sakhi Meshwani, a lawmaker from eastern Kunar province, called the 6th of Jadi a “black day” in Afghanistan history. Pointing to Russia's recent statements about supporting the Afghan peace process, he said: “How can Russia bring peace?” Abdul Sattar Khawasi, a lawmaker from Parwan province, also ...
KABUL: Jan Wali alias Sheena, a dangerous terrorist affiliated with the Tehreek-E-Talib Pakistan (TTP) was killed in Afghanistan, said sources. Afghan sources said Sheena was killed by unknown assailants in the Afghan province of Kunar. Sources added that Sheena was involved in multiple acts of ...
Elsewhere, more than 1,600 were reported to have been displaced due to cross-border shelling in Dangam and Shegal Wa Sheltan districts of Kunar Province. Assessment teams were deployed in Asadabad Dangam and Shegal Wa Sheltan districts on 15th November. A total of 910 IDPs(130 families) ...
PESHAWAR: A senior Pakistani militant commander, Maulana Jan Wali aka Sheena, was killed in Afghanistan's Kunar province on Wednesday, sources told The News. According to sources, commander Sheena belonged to Bajaur tribal region and was associated with the proscribed militant organisation, ...
KABUL info-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Sunday announced it would execute 38 new projects worth 426 million afghanis in nine provinces of the country. Contracts for the projects were signed between MRRD Minister Mujiburahman Karimi and a ...
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Residents and officials of eastern Kunar province say 95 percent of Asadabad, the provincial capital, has been constructed in violation of the master plan, creating problems for the people and the government. The master plan for Asadabad was prepared in 1986 by the government ...
Meanwhile, Khudr during her visit to neighboring Kunar province met with public health department and provincial hospital officials and discussed with them health related issues. She also inspected the Kunar provincial hospital's children and newborns' ward and the three-day polio vaccination drive's ...
... been using home-made IEDs to target security forces but the lethal weapons also inflict casualties on civilians. Finding and neutralizing the weapons remained a challenge for Afghan security forces. On Wednesday, five policemen were killed in an IED explosion in Nari district of eastern Kunar province.
Groberg received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while leading a personal security detachment, as the brigade personal security detachment commander for 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on Aug, 8, 2012, when he approached a ...
ASADABAD, Afghanistan, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- At least five local police personnel were killed as a roadside bomb struck a police van in Kunar province, east of Afghanistan, on Wednesday, a local official said on Thursday. "A roadside bomb planted by the enemies in Naray district of Kunar province struck a ...
Back in 2011 del Castillo lost his son, Dimitri, a West Point graduate, who was serving in Kunar province, Afghanistan at the time. Rather than become buried in his grief over losing a child, Carlos has honored his son's memory with his support of others through the 1st Lt. Dimitri del Castillo Scholarship. This scholarship ...
Afghanistan Chief of General Staff Mohammed Sharif Yaftali had stated in reported comments in Kabul before the visit that hundreds of Pakistani rockets had landed in border areas in eastern Kunar province in recent weeks and displaced hundreds of families. Pakistani defense experts view the military ...
He joined a rag-tag caravan of humanity on a life-or-death trek from the north-east province of Kunar to Calais, where creaking boats waited. Rashid survived the violence of his boyhood. He survived the nightmare sea journey to the UK – a voyage so harrowing, those with lifebelts simply leaped into the icy ...
File Photo: Afghan security force members take part in a military operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in Asmar of Kunar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 8, 2017. (Xinhua/Emran waak). UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese envoy on Tuesday called for comprehensive measures to tackle the ...


 

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