Daily Archives: November 22, 2020

Brother, Sister Killed in Kabul Rocket Attacks

(TOLO News): A brother and a sister, Mashal and Shaqayiq, were among the eight civilians killed in rocket attacks in Kabul on Saturday morning. The attack shocked the entire city.  The rocket attacks happened one hour after two explosions in the city. The rockets landed in various parts from downtown Kabul to the north of

Karzai condemns Kabul rocket attacks

(Afghanistan Times): Former President, Hamid Karzai “strongly” condemned Saturday’s rocket attacks on different parts of the capital. More than 20 rockets landed in residential and business areas in different areas Saturday morning that killed eight people and wounded another 30, according to security and health officials. The former president denounced the attacks as an inhumane

Pompeo Meets Peace Negotiators in Doha

(TOLO News): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday met with peace negotiators from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban in Doha and discussed the peace process and reduction in violence, a source told TOLOnews, as the United States is preparing for reducing the number of its troops in the country. Pompeo

Turkey supports Afghan peace process

(Afghanistan Times): Turkey has announced the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan. “We support the efforts for peace in Afghanistan and want a lasting peace and cut of war in the country,” Turkish President, Racep Tayyip Erdogan told Afghanistan’s chairman of reconciliation council who is in Ankara for an official visit to attract the region’s interests

Australia Defense Chief Pledges Changes after Afghanistan Report

(TOLO News): Australia’s top military official said on Sunday the country’s defense force must ‘own’ a recent report on soldiers committing crimes in Afghanistan and pledged changes to ensure that atrocities do not happen again.  The report, published on Thursday after an inquiry into the conduct of special forces personnel in Afghanistan between 2005 and

Two Blasts Happen in Kabul, One Wounded

(TOLO News): Two magnetic IED explosions happened in Kabul on Saturday morning, leaving one person wounded, according to police.   The first explosion happened in Hese Awal area in the north of Kabul at around 6:10 am local time in which a civilian vehicle was targeted by a magnetic IED blast. The driver of the

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