Newsfeed: Sunday,January 20

Latest news and happenings of Afghanistan and region…


  • 20 Jan 2019 Share this post

    Shaida Muhammad Abdaali, Noor Rahman Lewal Sign Up for Presidential Race

    Shaida Mohammad Abdaali, a former Afghan ambassador to India, and Noor Rahman Liwaal, have been officially registered as candidates for the presidential election this afternoon (Sunday 20 January) in Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarter.

    Abdul Basir Salangi and Zulfiqaar Omid, respectively, were registered as Mr. Abdali’s vice-presidents.

    In the meantime, another figure called Noor Rahman Lewaal, along with his two deputies, Abdulhadi Zoolhakmat and Yahya Weyaar, respectively, became another candidate for the presidential election late this afternoon.

    However, the current Chief Executive of the country Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani also registered themselves as presidential candidates earlier today.

  • 20 Jan 2019 Share this post

    Developing: Taliban claim responsibility for Logar VBIED attack

    The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the VBIED attack that took place on Sunday at Mohammad Agha district.

    It was also informed by officials that the VBIED attack that took place in Mohammad Agha district of Logar province has claimed the lives of eight people and has wounded nearly 10 others.

    The attack targeted Logar governor and provincial NDS chief who have reportedly survived the attack.

  • 20 Jan 2019 Share this post

    IEC Announces The Final Results of 9 provinces

    The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced on Sunday the final results of parliamentary elections in 9 provinces.

    The commission announced the final results of the parliamentary elections in Urozgan, Zabul, Laghman, Nimroz, Parwan, Samangan, Jawzjan, Bamyan and Daikundi provinces.

  • 20 Jan 2019 Share this post

    Hekmat Karzai stresses on commitment to peace instead of endorsing any presidential candidate

    Former deputy foreign minister Hekat Khalil Karzai has expressed in a statement that he is committed to focus on peace.

    The stare mention was made in light of endorsing any presidential candidate. Karzai remarked that “I am committed to efforts that can help this noble cause”.

  • 20 Jan 2019 Share this post

    Developing: Eight killed & 10 wounded in Logar VBIED attack

    It has been informed by officials that Sunday’s VBIED attack that took place in Mohammad Agha district of Logar province has claimed the lives of eight people and has wounded nearly 10 others.

    The attack targeted Logar governor and provincial NDS chief who have reportedly survived the attack.

    No claims of responsibility yet.

    More details to follow

  • 20 Jan 2019 Share this post

    Breaking: VBIED Blast targeting governor and provincial NDS chief in Logar

    Shapoor Ahmadzai the spokesperson of logar police chief confirmed the attack which targeted the Logar governor and provincial NDS chief.

    The incident happened in the Mohammad Agha district of Logar.

    Local officials express that casualties are feared but also confirmed that the governor and NDS chief have survived the attack.

    More details to follow

  • 20 Jan 2019 Share this post

    Heavy snowfall shuts Salang Pass for traffic

    Salang pass has been closed to traffic due to heavy snowfall and storm on Saturday night.

    The district governor of Salang Saber Ahmadi said, that “snowfall still continues and there is possibility of avalanches.”

    On Saturday, the Afghanistan Meteorological Department issued warning of heavy snow and rainfall for several provinces.