Daily Archives: November 26, 2019

Afghan Forces Receive Five More MD530 Helicopters From US

(TOLO News): The Afghan Air Force received five MD-530 Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters on November 22. The helicopters were delivered to Kandahar via a Boeing 747 cargo aircraft on October 27 and were reassembled for active service within ten days, according to a statement by the US-based defense contractor MD Helicopters Inc., as quoted

Without Security, Justice Cannot Be Served: Officials

(TOLO News): Figures provided by the Supreme Court revealed that 138 lawyers have been killed and 66 others have been wounded over the past three years.  The conference was titled “Reducing the Impact of Poor Security on the Afghan Legal System,” and Attorney General Farid Hamidi said security threats have affected the government’s ability to

Taliban Militants Detained in Herat Air & Ground Raids

(BNA) Three Taliban militants were detained and another was killed by security officials in Herat province. The militants were suppressed by air and ground raids of security forces in Shendand, Chasht-e-Sharif and Ghoryan districts. Jelani Farhad spokesman for Herat governor told BNA, three militants have been detained and another was killed in the air and

Afghan Air Force receives more light attack helicopters from MD Helicopters

(KHAAMA PRESS): According to a statement released by MD Helicopters, the helicopters, part of a 30-aircraft order arrived in Kandahar Airfield on 27th of October. Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer for MD Helicopters said “The vigilant efforts of the Afghan Air Force to protect their country and their citizens from the expanse of terrorism are

Watchdog AIHRC Calls for ‘Immediate’ Release of Activists

(TOLO news): Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the illegal detention of civil society activists Mr. Musa Mahmudi and Ehsanullah Hamidi, who were investigating the cases of alleged child sexual abuse in Logar province.”   The watchdog group called out the National Directorate of Security (which has neither confirmed nor denied holding the

Airstrikes kill 19 Taliban militants in Ghazni, Helmand and Laghman provinces

(KHAAMA PREES): The security forces conducted multiple airstrikes in Ghazni, Helmand and Laghman provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours killing at least 19 Taliban militants. The military officials said Tuesday an airstrike in Deh Yak district of Ghazni province killed one militant of Taliban group. The officials further added that three airstrikes in

Afghan acting district police chief killed in Ghazni blast

(One TV): An Afghan acting district police chief was killed in a bomb blast in the country's central-eastern Ghazni province last night, officials said Tuesday. Amanullah Ibrahimi, acting police chief for Ghazni’s Rashidan district, was killed after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Qayaq Valley around 7:40p.m. Ahmad Khan Sirat, a police

Afghan intelligence says paedophile ring claim made up for foreign asylum

(One TV): Claim that a paedophile ring sexually abused many boys in Afghanistan's central Logar province was made up for foreign asylum, the country's intelligence agency National Directorate of Security said on Tuesday. NDS in a statement said that Musa Mahmudi and his colleagues who made the claim “were shifted to safe place” due to

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