Monthly Archives: March 2020

Afghanistan cancels New Year celebration as Coronavirus cases reach 16

(The Kabul Times): The New Year celebration events in Afghanistan have been officially cancelled to contain the spread of coronavirus, a presidential adviser said on Saturday. March 20 will be the first day of the Afghan New Year, which is locally called as Nowruz. Waheed Omer, the president’s senior advisor for public and strategic affairs,

Policeman Shoots and Kills 4 Colleagues in Kandahar

(TOLO News): A policeman shot and killed four of his colleagues in Zheray district in the southern province of Kandahar on Saturday night, Kandahar police officials said. The incident happened at a checkpoint in Zheray district, the officials said. The policeman has escaped from the area of the shooting and “joined the Taliban” according to

Taliban insurgents set girls school ablaze in Takhar

(Afghanistan Times):  The Taliban fighters have set a girl school on fire in northern Takhar province. School Principal Nassima said that a classroom had been destroyed in the incident and there were no causalities. She said the Taliban fighters had earlier warned the instructors and students to stop going to school. Povincial Police Spokesman Khalil

Process of Releasing Taliban Prisoners Stalled!

(DID NEWS): The process of releasing Taliban prisoners was suspended Saturday over lack of security guarantees, according to reports. “We are ready to start the process the way it is described in the presidential decree but we won’t release anyone if there is no guarantee that they will not return to fighting,” said Javid Faisal,

Taliban Insurgents Killed in Helmand Conflict

(BNA): Five Taliban insurgents including two local commanders of this group were killed in a conflict by security troops in Helmand last night. The insurgents were targeted in Marja District while wanted to storm on a convoy of security troops. Police media office of Helmand with releasing a statement said, five insurgents including Mullah Musafar

Taliban Assassinate Policemen in Ghor

(BNA): Two policemen were martyred in a clash by Taliban in Shahrak district, Ghor. Abdul Marof Ramish press in charge of Police in Ghor told BNA, armed Taliban stormed on police checkpoints in Shahrak District, assassinated two policemen and injured six others. Heavy casualties inflected to Taliban in the conflict, but exact figures is not

Another Positive Coronavirus Recognized in Country

(BNA): The Ministry of Health announced the registration of positive coronavirus case in the country today. According to BNA report, Wahid Mayar spokesman of the ministry of health said, in the last 12 hours, five more cases of Coronavirus have been registered , which the number of infected people has risen to 16. He said,

Pakistani FM says no need for US to mediate between Kabul, Islamabad

(The Kabul Times): Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said any reservations Afghanistan has with Pakistan should be resolved bilaterally rather than involving the United States. The foreign minister’s remarks were in reference to part of a joint US-Afghan declaration on peace efforts signed on Saturday by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, US Defense Secretary Mark

Annexes of agreement kept secret from Arg

(The Kabul Times): The peace agreement which was signed on Saturday between the US and Taliban in Qatar, contains hidden annexes in which knowhow of implementation of both sides agreements have been explained. Although the Afghan government has requested details of the agreement from the US, but the annexes of the agreement have so far

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