Daily Archives: November 10, 2019

Taliban Storm Police Camp in Kandahar

(ATN news): According to Mohammad Qasim, deputy police chief of the district, gunmen entered a High Way Police camp on Saturday morning after a Humvee loaded with explosives went off near it. Clashes between assailants and Afghan forces are ongoing inside the camp but there are no reports of casualties yet, Qasim said. The Taliban

US Spent $8.9 Billion to Fight Afghan Illicit Drugs: SIGAR

(TOLO news): “As of September 30, 2019, the United States has appropriated $8.94 billion for counternarcotics (CN) efforts in Afghanistan since FY 2002,” SIGAR said in the report. Based on the SIGAR report (citing UNODC), the value of illicit drugs was greater than the value of the country’s legally exported products in 2017 and 2018.

Afghanistan Celebrates Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday

It is believed that the Prophet Mohammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, was born in Mecca on the twelfth day of Rabee-ul-Awwal – the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The day is also observed as the death anniversary of the Prophet. This year, Muslims in Afghanistan observed Eid-e-Milad on November

Airstrike kills Taliban commander who had killed 3 judges in Logar provinces

(Khaama press): An airstrike killed a commander of the Taliban group had recently killed three judges in central Logar province. According to a statement released by Ministry of Defense, an airstrike in Mohammad Agha district of Logar killed 4 Taliban militants including Waisuddin, one of the key commanders of the group. The statement further added

Major Candidates Boycott Vote Recounting Process

(ATN news): However, electoral campaigns of Abdullah Abdullah, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, and Rahmatullah Nabil boycotted the process. IEC Chief Secretariat, Habib-Ul-Rahman Nang, told Ariana News that the commission is fully prepared to filter fraudulent votes, during the recounting process. Abdullah’s Stability and Convergence Electoral Team, in a statement, said that the team has asked all of

Herat’s Industrial Parks Booming

(TOLO news): According to the officials, over $50 million have been invested in these factories, where food and reconstruction materials are being produced. “Most of the factories are operating in the area of food production,” said Hamdullah Khadim, chairman of the Herat Chamber of Commerce and Mines. Meanwhile, the business community in Herat says there

Ghani: Enduring Peace Requires Justice

(TOLO news): “In order to restore a durable peace in the society--not a temporary peace--there is a need for justice to prevail so that no one feels oppressed,” said Ghani. Meanwhile, Representative Tom Malinowski , a member of the US Congress who is critical of a possible peace deal between the United States and the

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