Daily Archives: September 20, 2020

Own bomb kills 15 Taliban militants in Balkh

(Afghanistan Times): Fifteen Taliban militants were killed after their own bomb went off prematurely in Dawlatabad district of northern Balkh province, military officials said Saturday. The Shaheen Military Corps in a statement said that a blast happened in the Bedo village of the district on Friday late night. A Taliban bomb maker was busy giving

UNSC Welcomes Start of Intra-Afghan Talks

(BNA): The members of the Security Council welcomed the start of Afghanistan Peace Negotiations in Doha, Qatar on 12 September 2020, a statement from the council said yesterday. The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the Security Council’s strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Afghanistan, according to the statement. 

Uzbekistan ready to facilitate: Afghan peace talks, says envoy

(The International News): Head of Mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan Lt Col Sadulla Tashmatov said on Saturday that his country was willing to facilitate the Afghan peace process. He was talking at an interactive session on Pak-Uzbek bilateral relations at the Area Study Centre (Russia, China and Central Asia) University of Peshawar (UoP). He

Afghan Media Fear Losing Freedom in Taliban Peace Talks

(Voice of america): Afghan journalists covering the government’s peace talks with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, say Kabul did not provide them with full access to information. The government has reiterated its pledge of transparency and support for press freedom in the peace talks process. But journalists say they are concerned an agreement between Afghanistan

Failed Taliban Bombing on Mosque in Nangarhar

(BNA): Taliban's plan to target worshipers in Nangarhar failed. A senior Army Corps official in east of the country told BNA that the Taliban tried to target worshipers with the bombing, but not succeeded to their evil goals. The security troops discovered the bomb in collaboration with residents of the area. Taliban mostly planted bombs

President Ghani Asks Taliban to Declare Humanitarian Ceasefire

(BNA): Condemning the attack on deputy head of provincial council of Paktia province here yesterday, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani asked Taliban to declare humanitarian ceasefire amid peace talks in Doha. President Ghani condemned the attack on Ayub Gharwal, deputy head of Paktia Provincial Council, who was gunned down on Saturday in Gardez city. In a

Over 30 Taliban militants killed during clashes with security forces

(RADIO PAKISTAN): In Afghanistan, more than thirty Taliban militants have been killed and eight others wounded during clashes with security forces in Kunduz province. In a statement, Afghan Defence Ministry said that the incident occurred in Nekpay-e-Sayyed Ramadan locality of Khan Abad district when Taliban stormed security checkpoints there. In Afghanistan, more than thirty Taliban

Taliban Want ‘Islamic System’ of Government as Focal Point of Afghan Talks

(Voice of america) Delegates of Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban continue finalizing “rules of negotiations” for a power-sharing deal a week after the two foes launched their historic U.S.-brokered direct peace dialogue. Meanwhile, battlefield hostilities between Afghan forces and Taliban insurgents continued to inflict heavy casualties on both sides and deepen a mutual trust deficit

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