Monthly Archives: January 2021

11 security personnel killed in Baghlan attack

(Pajhwok): At least 11 security personnel have been killed and four others wounded in a Taliban attack in northern Baghlan province.  A security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed a security check-post in the Safdar Khan area of Pul-i-Khumri on Monday evening. He said six Afghan Local Police

European Union Supports Success of the Afghan Peace Process

(BNA): The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar had a telephone conversation with the European Commissioner for International Partnerships, Ms. Jutta Urpilainen. They discussed the latest developments in the peace talks in Doha, and the EU’s partnership with the Afghan Government. According to a newsletter of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, at

40 Security Force Members Killed in Fighting in Past 24 Hours

(TOLO News): Meanwhile, the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that the Afghan security forces have made major advances against the Taliban in Kunduz province and have dealt a major human toll to the group. Over 40 Taliban have been killed in recent clashes in Kunduz, according to the MoD. The Dash-e-Arshi and Imam Sahib

6 Policemen Wounded in Herat IED Blast

(TOLO News): The blast occurred around 10:30pm local time in Angel district after a mine placed close to the outpost exploded, said Abdul Ahad Walizada, a spokesman for the provincial police chief. He said four policemen were wounded and have been taken to the hospital for treatment. But Mohamad Rafiq Sherzai, a spokesman for the

Afghan Government Taking Last Breaths: Taliban

(Afghanistan Times): Taliban militants have claimed that President Ashraf Ghani’s government is breathing last, accusing it of trying to sabotage the ongoing peace efforts. The comments came in reaction to Ghani’s First Vice President, Amrullah Saleh who demanded execution of Taliban fighters held in government custody. Ghani’s political opposition parties want him to step aside

Afghan Govt Will Not Release More Taliban Prisoners: Omar

(TOLO News): This comes as the Taliban has demanded the release of 7,000 more prisoners, the removal of the group's members from the UN blacklist, and the formation of an Islamic system in order to continue the peace talks, according to peace talks. “We are not in favor of releasing more Taliban prisoners,” Omar said.

Taliban extort millions from uplift projects in Paktia

(Pajhwok): The Taliban received hundreds of millions of afghanis against allowing development projects in southeastern Paktia province last year besides running customs points in some areas. The Taliban also acknowledged they collected money by imposing tax on each development project. The rebels collected 300 million afs from the Machalgo Dam construction, 36 million afs from

Bomb Explosion Wounds Seven in Uruzgan

(BNA): Seven people were injured in a bomb blast in Uruzgan. A bomb had been planted on a motorcycle near Ghazi Amanullah Khan intersection in Ternkot city and exploded as a car carrying Secretary of Uruzgan Highway Commander. Uruzgan security official told BNA that six people, including a woman, were wounded in the blast. Doctors

Peace Negotiators Leave for Doha on Monday

(TOLO News): The team is expected to share the details of its latest consultations with President Ashraf Ghani before its departure, and will also hold a meeting with the leadership committee of the High Council for National Reconciliation on Monday.  The first round of the talks continued for three months, with the Republic and Taliban

FM Atmar Praises Qatar’s Role in Afghan Peace Process

(BNA): Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Afghanistan Saeed bin Mubarak Al Khayarin here in his office yesterday, a MoFA statement said. During the meeting, both sides reviewed bilateral cooperation relations between the two countries, in addition to issues

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