Monthly Archives: April 2021

9 Killed in Security Incidents in 24 Hours

(TOLO News): Figures by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) reveal that 39 civilians were killed in violence and 40 more were wounded from April 10 to April 18. The incidents occurred between Sunday evening and Monday morning. One of the incidents was a Taliban attack on a security forces outpost in Baghlan-e-Markazi district

US accused of imposing Turkey meeting on Taliban

(Afghanistan Times): Taliban accuse the United States of imposing a meeting expected to be held this month in Turkey, where the militants had earlier rejected to attend. The insurgent group said Monday in a statement that Washington could not step unilaterally for peace by pressuring them. “The Turkey meeting had a weak point that it

UN should lean on ‘Taliban’ to attend Turkey summit: Afghan Parliament

(KHAAMA Press): Afghan parliament members on Monday called on the United Nations to pressurize the Taliban, so the group agrees to attend the Turkey summit aimed at ending violence in Afghanistan. In a released statement the committee of human rights and women’s rights of the parliament urged the Taliban to respect human and women’s rights

Taliban asked to change their policy toward women

(Afghanistan Times): A parliament commission of human rights called on the Taliban to bring changes in their policy towards women and human rights to earn people’s trust whether the group has changed its mindset regarding women. The commission of women rights, human rights and civilian rights of the parliament led by lawmaker Naheed Farid released

US Withdrawal Discussed at Ghani-Led Cabinet Meeting

(TOLO News): The implementation of bilateral as well as multilateral agreements after the withdrawal of US forces was also discussed in the meeting, the Presidential Palace said. The Afghan government discussed preparing for the withdrawal of US forces by empowering security and defense forces. Also, recent remarks by Muslim countries’ scholars calling the Afghanistan war

Taliban commander Nek Mohammad killed in Peshawar

(Pajhwok): A key Taliban commander for eastern Nangarhar province has been killed in northwestern Pakistan, says an Afghan official. The Nangarhar governor identified the insurgent commander as Nek Mohammad, who was shot dead in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital late on Monday. Governor Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhel tweeted that Nek Mohammad’s two associates, including Azizullah (aka Mustafa), were

Stay engaged in peace process, Qureshi tells Taliban

(Pajhwok): Violence could spike in Afghanistan if the peace process stays stalled, Pakistan fears, urging the Taliban to stay engaged. With Kabul-Taliban negotiations deadlocked, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi warned Afghanistan might slide into civil war. In an interview on Monday, Qureshi called for the Taliban to stay engaged in the peace push and

Taliban asked to resume talks, attend Istanbul summit

(Pajhwok): Ahead of the Istanbul summit on Afghanistan, diplomatic efforts are ongoing to resolve differences between the United States and Taliban. A series of meetings involving representatives of the United States, Qatar, United Nations, Turkey and Taliban took place in the Gulf state in recent days. Some progress has been achieved in patching up the

Taliban Insurgents Killed in Kandahar Battles

(BNA): Twenty-six insurgents were killed in the latest fighting in Kandahar. The fighting took place last night in Maiwand, Panjwai and Zheri districts when the Taliban attacked on security forces convoys and checkpoints. Senior Atal Corps official in south of the country told BNA that 26 insurgents had been killed in the fighting. Four Taliban

Taliban to skip Istanbul talks if US exit timeline not changed

(Pajhwok): The Taliban say they will not take part in the Turkey conference if the US does not change the timeline for the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan. Ankara is set to host the summit on promoting a political settlement in Afghanistan from April 24. The government in Kabul has already confirmed its participation

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