Monthly Archives: October 2020

Can China Bring Peace to Afghanistan?

(DID Press): “China would be welcomed as an arbitrator in negotiations [for peace in Afghanistan] and should not leave matters of such a great importance solely to the US,” said Maulana Samiul Haq, the so-called “Father of the Taliban”, in 2018. Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban finally began in September in

Afghan forces struggle to reopen Taliban-controlled highway in south

(Afghanistan Times): Officials in the southern province of Helmand say that defense and security forces plan to reopen the vital highway connecting Kandahar to the neighboring Helmand. The highway was blocked by Taliban fighters since they attacked to capture the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah some two weeks back. Provincial Governor Yasin Khan said Monday

Key Commander of Taliban among 13 Rebels Killed in Helmand

(BNA): Over 13 Taliban fighters including a local key commander of them were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province last night. The conflicts took place, while a group of Taliban militants have launched attack on Afghan security forces’ supplies convey in Nawa and NadAli districts of the province. Press office


(UNAMA): The number of Afghan civilians killed and injured in the conflict has failed to slow since the start of intra-Afghan peace talks, although the overall civilian casualty figure for the first nine months of 2020 dropped by around 30 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, according to a new report released

MoI: Four Taliban Fighters Kill in Faryab

(BNA): As many as four members of Taliban group were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in northern Faryab province last night. Tariq Arian spokesman for Ministry of Interior told BNA, the conflicts was happened after group of Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoint in Garzewan district of the province, which faced

4 Negotiators Return Home Empty Handed, Freezing Peace Talks in Doha

(KHAAMA Press): Four members of the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Saadat Mansoor Naderi, Fawzia Koofi, Matin Beg and Kalimullah Naqibi, have returned home for personal matters, according to sources, freezing the peace talks back in Doha. Since September 12, the negotiating teams failed to agree on ground rules that will lead

Car Bomb Attack Leaves 30 Dead, Wounded in E. Afghanistan

(BNA): At least three people lost their lives and 27 more were wounded following car bomb blast in eastern Khost province this morning. Talib Mangal spokesman of Khost governor told BNA correspondent, first, a group of attackers exploded a vehicle packed with explosive material close to special police unit in Matoon city the provincial capital

Car Bomb Targets Police Special Unit in Khost, Clashes Ongoing

(TOLO News): At least three people were killed and 33 others were wounded on Tuesday morning in attack on a police special unit center in eastern Khost province, said local health officials.   Ambulances transported victims of today's attack to medical centers. The incident occurred around 6am local time after a car bomb detonated close

Interim Govt ‘Only Solution’: Hekmatyar

(TOLO News): Talks Continue on Procedural Rules in Doha  The talks on the procedural rules continue between both sides of the Afghan peace negotiations, a spokesman for the High Council for National Reconciliation Faraidon Khwazoon said on Saturday, as violence continues to take lives of Afghans in large numbers.  Khwazoon said a meeting about the

Criminals Detained in Kabul

(BNA): Police arrested ten people in connection with criminal offenses in Kabul today. Kabul police spokesman Ferdows Faramarz told BNA that police has identified and arrested 10 people in several operative operations in connection with committing criminal offenses such as armed robbery, murder, carrying illegal weapons, mobile robbery, and bagging from the first third, ninth 

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