First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Sunday that Human Rights Watch (HRW) need to check their facts and are misjudging the issue of the two women journalists being allegedly mistreated by Kabul Police. “It is an absolute lie. The South Asian branch of Human Rights Watch needs the right glasses [ right judgement]. They do not see right now,” Saleh wrote on Facebook

1 November 2020

President Ashraf Ghani “vehemently” condemned the Islamic State-claimed suicide bombing at an education centre in Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi which has killed at least 24 people, including teenage students, and wounded 57 others. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that security guards were able to identify the bomber and he detonated before reaching his target which was the Kowsar-e Danesh tuition centre in Pul-e-Khoshk area on

25 October 2020

Two days before the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, on May 22, Afghanistan had 9,216 COVID-19 cases. Kabul’s markets were teeming with people who had disregarded the government’s restrictions and the daily curfew. The city’s citizens moved freely around, paying little heed to the to the Ministry of Public Health’s (MoPH) guidelines to respect social distancing. Two days later, Afghanistan crossed the 10,000 marks and Kabul

28 May 2020

American and possibly British, Norwegian, and Australian special operations forces (SOF) were part of the reaction force that responded to the maternity ward attack in Kabul (Afghanistan) on 12 May 2020, according to Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT). In the early hours of Tuesday, unidentified gunmen disguised as police officers stormed the Barchi National Hospital in Kabul. The attackers killed 24 people, including medical personnel, patients,

16 May 2020

The security officials confirmed that at least one person was wounded as a result of two roadside bomb explosion in Taimani Road of Kabul city on Saturday. The spokesman of Kabul police, Ferdaws Faramarz told Reporterly that the bombs went of at around 05:45am in PD4 of the city. No one has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.

16 May 2020

Armed men stormed a hospital in the western part of the Kabul on Tuesday, where the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres - MSF) runs a maternity clinic, officials said. Feroz Bashiri, Director of Government Media and Information Center says six civilians including two children were wounded in the incident. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) says that security forces have rescued 72 people

12 May 2020

The militants attempted to fully cut the supply of electricity to Kabul as the last leg of a transmission tower defied the intensity of an explosion, preventing a total blackout in the capital. The State-run utility firm, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, in a statement said the militants attempted to fully cut the supply of electricity to Kabul by detonating the last transmission tower which

4 May 2020

The police forces in Kabul arrested six militants who destroyed an electricity transmission tower in capital Kabul last week. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the Kabul police forces arrested the six suspects during a raid which they conducted last night. The statement further added that the suspects planned to carry out another attack on security posts in Mir Bacha Kot district

2 May 2020

Officials at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) have once again warned that the number of coronavirus cases in Afghanistan is increasing day by day and will increase in the coming weeks. The spokesman of MoPH, Wahidullah Mayar in a press conference on Wednesday said that with the registration of 110 new positive cases of Coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the total number

30 April 2020

At least three people were wounded as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in PD16 of Kabul city, Police confirmed. The spokesman of the Ministry of Interior, Ferdaws Faramarz said, "A Four-Runner vehicle hit by an IED in PD16 at around 11:10am on Wednesday." This comes as a suicide attack took place in Rishkhor area of Kabul city earlier in the day, leaving

29 April 2020