Yearly Archives: 2020

CAPS Chairman hosted Mansoor Ahmad Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan

On 8 December 2020, Mr. Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Chairman of the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) hosted Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mansoor Ahmad Khan for a luncheon. Welcoming Amb. Khan on his first visit to CAPS, Mr. Karzai briefed him on CAPS’ activities. Both sides discussed the ongoing intra-Afghan peace

Car bomb targets police HQ in Kandahar, wounding 11

(ATN News): At least 11 police personnel were wounded in a car bomb explosion in Kandahar province on Monday morning, the Ministry of Interior confirmed. According to the ministry, the blast happened at around 10:25 am after a car laden with explosives detonated near the Daman district police headquarters. Jamal Barakzai, a spokesman for the

Afghan official says Taliban peace will help in fighting Daesh

(DID Press): Afghanistan's national security adviser said on Saturday that a successful peace process with the Taliban will allow the government to focus its resources on countering the Daesh group and its attacks on soft targets. Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan's national security adviser said, "We do face a lot of threats... so our resources are stretched."

Afghan Security Forces Neutralize Sticky Bomb in Kabul

(BNA): Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating a sticky mine succeeded to prevent deadly incident in Kabul this morning. Fawad Aman deputy spokesman of ministry of national defense told BNA correspondent, the mine have been planted in a private vehicle type of “Corolla” that discovered and neutralized by Afghan security forces in TaraKhail region,

Peace process: HNRC final decision making body

(Pajhwok): The content of the political agreement between President Ashraf Ghani and Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HNRC) Abdullah Abdullah and experts’ views suggest that the HNRC is final authority to make decisions on the peace process and related matters The HNRC came into being as a result of the political agreement

Khalilzad Plunged by Taliban’s Demand

(Afghanistan Times): The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation met with Taliban’s deputy leader Mullah Baradar and chief negotiator Abdula Hakeem in Doha of Qatar, where they discussed issues related to recent development in the Afghan peace process. However, the discussion was mainly dominated by the Taliban’s fresh demand such as releasing more prisoners and

Taliban Expect Release of Their Prisoners by Mid-December: Wilson

(TOLO News): US Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson in a chat with reporters on Sunday said that the Taliban is expecting the release of thousands of their prisoners under their agreement with the United States by mid-December. “The specific provision relating to another 7,000 Taliban prisoners is contained in the US-Taliban agreement,” Wilson said. “If you

Taliban Attack Rebuffed in Kandahar

(KHAAMN PRESS): At least 15 Taliban killed and further five wounded during clashes with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in southern province of Kandahar, said the Ministry of Defense in  a statement Monday morning. According to the statement, the Taliban initially carried attacked against the security post, where they suffered heavy retaliation in

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