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Latest news and happenings of Afghanistan and region…


  • 9 May 2019 Share this post

    EU Rejects 60-Day Deadline By Tehran for Nuclear Deal

    The European Union has rejected a 60-day deadline set by Tehran for the remaining signatories to a 2015 nuclear deal to address Iran’s legal rights and protect its interests against US sanctions, saying, however, that the bloc will stay committed to the agreement for now.

    In a joint statement released on Thursday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK expressed “great concern” about Iran’s recent suspension of some of its commitments under the accord — officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — in reciprocation for Washington’s withdrawal last year.

    Iran announced on Wednesday that it would stop exporting excess uranium and heavy water, setting a 60-day deadline for the five remaining parties to the deal — France, Germany, the UK, China and Russia — to take practical measures towards ensuring Iran’s interests in the face of the American sanctions that were re-imposed on Iran after Washington’s exit.

    The top European diplomats said, “We reject any ultimatums and we will assess Iran’s compliance on the basis of Iran’s performance regarding its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA and the NPT (Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons). In this respect, we recall the key role of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) monitoring and verification of the implementation by Iran of its nuclear-related commitments.”

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Developing: Kabul Complex Attack Ends, Two Attackers Killed

    Nasrat Rahimi, the spokesperson of Ministry of Interior has tweeted that the complex attack on Counterpart International in PD10 of Kabul has ended with killing of two attackers.

    Additionally, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health has said that 18 people wounded have been taken to the hospitals.

    Security forces had earlier cleared two stories of the four-story building where the Counterpart Organization is located and 150 employees of Counterpart International had been evacuated.

    Counterpart International is an American organisation which was the target of Wednesday’s complex attack by Taliban. The attack began with an explosion followed by gunfire.

    It was earlier reported by the Ministry of Interior that the crisis response unit members had arrived in the site of attack in Kabul PD10 and are also engaged in clash against terrorists.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Developing: US, UNAMA Condemn Taliban Complex Attack

    US Ambassador to Kabul John Bass wrote on Twitter regarding today’s complex attack on Counterpart International in PD10 of Kabul, “Strongly condemn Taliban attack against U.S. NGO in Kabul today. The targeted organization helps local communities, trains journalists and supports the Afghan people. For this, it is the target of senseless violence. Thanks to Afghan Security Forces for rapid response”.

    UNAMA also condemned the attack in a statement saying “Civilians are #NotATarget -UNAMA condemns Taliban deliberate targeting of civilian aid org, Counterpart International in civilian area of Kabul Afghanistan. Today’s attack particularly deplorable, hitting civilians helping Afghans & taking place during Ramadan”.

    The attack by Taliban is being ridiculed and condemned worldwide as it comes just days after the Loya Jirga on Peace proposed for ceasefire once Ramadan commences. But Taliban rejected the proposal.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Developing: Security Forces Clear Two Stories of Counterpart International Building Under Complex Attack

    Security forces have cleared two stories of the four-story building where the Counterpart Organization is located, Ministry of Interior spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said in a tweet.

    Ministry of Interior had earlier announced that 150 employees of Counterpart International had been evacuated.

    Counterpart International is an American organisation which was the target of Wednesday’s complex attack by Taliban. The attack began with an explosion followed by gunfire.

    It was earlier reported by the Ministry of Interior that the crisis response unit members had arrived in the site of attack in Kabul PD10 and are also engaged in clash against terrorists.

    MoPH spokesperson Wahidullah Mayar confirmed that so far 9 wounded people were taken to the hospital.

    More details to come.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Amid Tensions Between US-Iran, Pompeo Makes Surprise Stop at Baghdad

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unscheduled visit to Iraq, amid growing tensions with Iran. Pompeo cancelled a trip to Berlin to meet Iraqi leaders during a four-hour stop in the capital Baghdad.

    He told the leaders that the US doesn’t “want anybody interfering in their country”, and asked them to protect US troops in Iraq.

    The visit came days after the US deployed an aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln, to the region.

    Officials said the deployment was in response to threats to US forces and its allies from Iran. On Tuesday it was revealed the US was sending B-52 bombers.

    The US has given little information about the exact nature of the reported threat, which Iran has dismissed as nonsense.

    John Bolton, the US national security adviser, said only that the US was acting “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” on announcing the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln on Sunday.

    Mr Pompeo is also due to visit London on Wednesday, where he is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Theresa May and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    CNPA Arrests 13 Drug Traffickers

    The Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) conducted several operations in Kabul, Logar, Nimroz, Herat, Khost, Farah and Faryab, as per Ministry of Interior.

    During the operations, CNPA arrested 13 drug traffickers and seized 125kg of various types of illicit drugs, it was written in the statement.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Developing: 150 Counterpart International Employees Evacuated from Kabul Complex Attack

    Ministry of Interior has announced that 150 employees of Counterpart International NGO have been evacuated.

    Counterpart International is an American NGO which was the target of Wednesday’s complex attack by Taliban. The attack began with an explosion followed by gunfire.

    It was earlier reported by the Ministry of Interior that the crisis response unit members had arrived in the site of attack in Kabul PD10 and are also engaged in clash against terrorists.

    MoPH spokesperson Wahidullah Mayar confirmed that so far 9 wounded people were taken to the hospital.

    More details to come.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Developing: Taliban Claims Responsibility of Complex Attack in Kabul PD10

    Taliban has taken responsibility of the complex attack in PD10 of Kabul saying that they targeted an american organization.

    On Wednesday, an explosion followed by gunfire was reported to have targeted an NGO (Counterpart International) in PD10 area of Kabul.

    It was earlier reported by the Ministry of Interior that the crisis response unit members have arrived in the site of attack in Kabul PD10 and are also engaged in clash against terrorists.

    MoPH spokesperson Wahidullah Mayar confirmed that so far 9 wounded people were taken to the hospital.

    More details to come.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Developing: 9 Wounded in Kabul PD10 Complex Attack

    It had been informed by Ministry of Public Health spokesperson Wahidullah Mayar, that as a result of the complex attack in PD10 Kabul on Wednesday, 9 wounded patients were evacuated to the hospitals.

    Casualties have been feared in the recent attack.

    It was earlier reported by the Ministry of Interior that the crisis response unit members have arrived in the site of attack in Kabul PD10 and are also engaged in clash against terrorists.

    On Wednesday, an explosion followed by gunfire was reported to have targeted an NGO (Counterpart International) in PD10 area of Kabul.

    More details to come.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Developing: Crisis Response Unit Engaged in Clash Against Terrorists in Kabul

    It has been reported by the Ministry of Interior that the crisis response unit members have arrived in the site of attack in Kabul PD10 and are also engaged in clash against terrorists.

    On Wednesday, an explosion followed by gunfire was reported to have targeted an NGO (Counterpart International) in PD10 area of Kabul.

    No information on casualties yet.

    More details to come.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Developing: Kabul PD10 Explosion Targeted NGO

    Ministry of Interior has confirmed that the explosion that happened in PD10 of Kabul was targeted at an NGO.

    Nasrat Rahimi, the spokesman of MoI has said that the explosion has taken place infront of the Care International – a humaintarian organization in PD 10 Kabul and firing has been heard in the area as well.

    It was also confirmed that the police has reached the area but there are no details about the casualties.

    More details to come.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Developing: Gunfire Ongoing Close to AGO in Kabul PD10

    It has been reported by eyewitnesses that gunfire is ongoing in the vicinity of Attorney General’s Office in the Shah-e-Naw area in PD10 of Kabul.

    This comes as an explosion was confirmed by the Kabul police to Reporterly.

    More details to come.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Breaking: Explosion in Kabul

    An explosion has been reported in Kabul as confirmed to Reporterly by Kabul Police.

    More details to come.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    13 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Baghlan

    Security officials have announced that 13 Taliban insurgents including a supply in-charge of the group were killed in Baghlan province.

    As result of night operations of commando forces conducted two nights ago in Safid village of Dande-ghori district in Baghlan province, 13 Taliban insurgents including Mullah Asadullah weapons and ammunition in charge of Taliban were killed, said press office of Special Operation Corps.

    The press office added that, in this operation some heavy and light weapons and ammunition were also seized by security forces.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Blast Targeted at Sufi Shrine in Lahore Kills Several People

    A bomb that targeted a Sufi shrine in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday killed several people and wounded dozens, officials said.

    The blast comes just one day after the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The blast took place close to the Data Darbar, one of the largest shrines in South Asia.

    “It was an attack on police that left several dead and dozens of policemen and civilians injured. The target was police,” said Syed Mubashir Hussain, a spokesman for the Lahore police.

    No casualty details were immediately available but the Dawn newspaper reported that at least three people had been killed.

    “A rescue operation is under way and we have shifted 15 people to hospital,” said Muhammad Farooq, a spokesman for the city’s rescue services.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Pentagon Confirms Death of US Service Member in Nangarhar

    Spc. Miguel L. Holmes, 22, of Hinesville, Ga, died in Nangarhar province from wounds sustained in a noncombat incident, according to a Defense Department statement as announced by the Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense.

    The matter is under investigation as no further information on the death was provided.

    Holmes, who was deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, was assigned to 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Savannah, Ga.

    The 118th is a unit of the Georgia Army National Guard.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Unidentified Gunmen Kill IS-K Terrorist & Injure Two Others in Kunar Province

    A senior leader of the IS-K was wounded in an attack which was carried out by unknown gunmen in eastern Kunar province.

    The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan military in a statement said the incident took place in Dewagul Valley of Suki district on Monday.

    The statement further added that unknown gunmen opened fire on IS-K leader Mufi Khalid in Deewan Kali area leaving him wounded with another IS-K group member while one member of the group was killed.

    According to military officials in the East, Mufti Khalid was in charge of spreading propaganda in favour of the terror group.

    The other IS-K militant who was killed has been identified as Sufian al-Suri who was a foreign national, the 201st Silab Corps added in its statement.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Afghanistan Seeks More Specialty Scholarships from South Korea

    Afghan Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Kabul has requested an increased funding for scholarships in specialized fields from the South Korean government.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday (May 7th), issued a newsletter, saying that Idrees Zaman, Political Deputy Minister of the ministry in a meeting with Ambassador Rish Hoing, made this request while emphasizing the expansion of the relationship between the two countries.

    In the Foreign Ministry’s newsletter it is stated that the Ambassador of South Korea, announced support of his country for a peace process led and owned by the Afghan people and the government said that his country provides short term training for 100 Afghan government employees annually.

  • 8 May 2019 Share this post

    Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Pak Ambassador, Discusses Airspace Worries

    Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman met with Pakistan’s Ambassador Zahid Nasrullah Khan to discuss the ties between the two nations. The meeting saw the Afghanistan Deputy Foreign Minister Mr Zaman expressing concerns regarding the closing of Pakistan’s airspace for the Afghanistan flights.

    The ambassador has promised to look into the matter and has extended his assurance to speedy redressal of the reopening of Pakistan’s airspace for Afghanistan’s flights.