Monthly Archives: October 2020

At Least 30 Killed in Saturday’s Blast in Western Kabul

(TOLO News): The incident happened in the Pul-e-Khoshk area of Dasht-e-Barchi after a suicide bomber detonated explosives close to the center, according to officials.  The Interior Ministry said that the suicide bomber was identified by security guards at the center and detonated his explosives before reaching his target.  “Most of the victims are young and

Peace in Afghanistan to Enhance Regional Connectivity: Pakistani PM

(BNA): Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that peace in Afghanistan will benefit both Pakistan and Afghanistan by opening new avenues for cooperation and enhance connectivity with the Central Asian countries. PM Khan was talking to Speaker of Wolesi Jirga, or the lower house of Afghan parliament Mir Rahman Rahmani along with his

Afghan forces kill top al Qaeda militant wanted by US

(France 24): Abu Muhsin al-Masri, an Egyptian national believed to be the group's number-two in the Indian subcontinent, was targeted in eastern Ghazni province, Afghanistan's intelligence agency said in a statement. The National Directorate of Security did not provide further details about the operation or when it was carried out. Masri's killing was an indication of

Taliban Militants Killed in Balkh Air Strike

(BNA): Twenty Taliban insurgents were killed in an airstrike in Balkh yesterday evening. Mohammad Hanif Rezaei, a spokesman for the 209th Shaheen Corps, told BNA that the Taliban were targeted in an airstrike after they tried to attack a defense and security supplying caravan in Angurbagh and Timurk regions of Chahar Bolak district in the

Taliban Face Backlash for Denying Responsibility over Bombing Kowsar Education Center

(KHAAMA Pres): Hours after the blast rocked west Kabul Saturday evening, the Afghan Presidential Palace in said, “Afghanistan vehemently condemns the brutal and terrorist attacks in various parts of the country that claimed scores of innocent lives and injured many others including children and women today.” “This evening’s terrorist attack that targeted a training center

Taliban Militants Killed in Kandahar Latest Clash

(BNA): Ten Taliban insurgents were killed and five others were wounded in the latest fighting in Kandahar. The Taliban were targeted in Nish district last night as they prepared to attack a military base. The Special Operations Corps said in a statement that ten Taliban insurgents were killed and five others wounded in the fighting.

Afghan forces kill 25 Taliban rebels in Helmand, Nimroz

(Afghanistan Times): The Afghan security forces have killed at least 25 Taliban militants in a counterattack after the militants attacked their checkpoints in Helmand and Nimroz provinces. Another nine Taliban fighters were wounded in the attack Taliban planned to attack Afghan forces outposts in Helmand and Nimroz province, where they faced assault by Afghan security

12 Police Force Members Killed in Nimroz Blasts

(TOLO News): Sediqqi said the two explosions happened near the center of Kang district on Tuesday. Both were roadside bomb blasts, he said. The first incident occurred when a Humvee police vehicle hit a roadside bomb and five police were killed.   He said that the second explosion occurred when a vehicle carrying seven police force

Latest Doha talks fail to clinch deal on ground rules

(Afghanistan Times): Delegates of the Afghan government and the Taliban negotiating a political settlement to end Afghanistan’s war have again failed to clinch a deal after the stalled talks restarted in Qatar. Both sides acknowledge that the agreement was only to continue talks to resolve differences and the delegates met on Monday again. But despite

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