Daily Archives: November 2, 2020

261 Civilians Killed in Taliban Attacks in 50 Days: MoI

(TOLO News): At least 900 civilians were either killed or wounded as a result of Taliban violence in the last 50 days, the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) said on Saturday, adding that the group conducted roughly 2,000 attacks during this period. The Interior Affairs Ministry said that 261 Afghan civilians were killed and 602

Taliban Suffer Heavy Casualties in Kandahar, 101 Militants Killed

(KHAAMA Press): Kandahar security officials say more than 100 Taliban fighters have been killed in clashes with security forces in the province overnight. Kandahar police spokesman Jamal Naser Barakzai told the media that 101 members of the militant group had been killed in clashes between security forces and Taliban fighters in the Arghandab and Zherai

Afghan-Taliban Delegations Agrees on Third Party Mediation

(KHAAMA Press): The Afghan government and the Taliban have agreed that Qatar will play a role in facilitating peace talks and advising negotiators to both sides. Sources in Doha says after the government and the Taliban failed to resolve their differences, it was decided that Qatar should play a mediative role. According to the reports,

Three Policemen Killed in Herat Blast

(TOLO News): At least three policemen were killed and two others including a civilian were wounded in an explosion near a police checkpoint in the city of Herat on Sunday morning, local officials said. The bomb was placed on a motorbike and was detonated near to a police checkpoint, said Abdul Ahad Walizada, a spokesman

Taliban red unit commander killed in Helmand

(Afghanistan Times): Ministry of Defense said Sunday that the Taliban’s red unit commander for Nadali district of Helmand province was killed along with his seven comrades. Abdul Rahman was killed in an airstrike as he and his seven associates were planning to carry terrorist attacks in the district, the ministry said. This is as the

Protection of civilians urged amid peace parley

(Afghanistan Times): Human Rights Watch on Sunday urged warring parties of Afghanistan to prioritize protection of civilians during the thorny peace process and stop deadly attacks in the war-ravaged country. This is as a prelude to peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha since September has not led to a solution

Five killed, 10 wounded in Kunduz mortar attack

(ATN News): At least five people were killed and 10 others injured when a mortar hit the Kunduz government complex on Sunday evening, a source said Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source told Ariana News that the mortar hit the volleyball field inside the complex at around 5 pm Sunday. At least five people,

Commander of Taliban special forces unit killed in Helmand airstrike

(ATN News): The commander for a Taliban Red Unit for Nadali district of southern Helmand province was killed in an airstrike by the Afghan security forces on Saturday, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed. In a statement released on Sunday, the MoD stated: “Abdul Rahman, commander of the Taliban’s Red Unit for Nadali district of

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