US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad announced on Twitter that he has concluded 8th round of talks with Taliban in Doha. “Building on excellent progress in Kabul last week, I’ve spent the last few days in Doha, focused on the remaining issues in completing a potential deal with the Taliban that would allow for a conditions-based troop withdrawal. We have made excellent

5 August 2019

Afghan Health Ministry said that as a result of an explosion in Herat 4 people were killed and 25 injured. The explosive attached to a motorcycle exploded in Haji Abas are of Herat province, Herat media office said. Meanwhile, Wahidullah Mayar spokesperson at Ministry of Health said in a tweet:” As a result of an explosion in Haji Abas area of Herat province, 25 wounded

5 August 2019

Four civilians were killed and three others were injured after a mortar hit a residential home in Zabul province, provincial officials said. Due to an increase of security threats in the highway and some areas of the district, Afghan security forces have launched a joint operation since past two days in Shah joy district to destroy the hideouts of the insurgents, Gul Islam

5 August 2019

36 Taliban insurgents were killed and eight others were injured in a joint clearance overnight operation carried out by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Bilcheragh District of Faryab. Several senior commanders of Taliban were among those killed, Ministry of Interior reported in a statement.Unfortunately, two ANDSF members were martyred and three others injured

5 August 2019

Taliban has adducted around 30 passengers including 2 government employees in Samangan province, provincial officials said. Haji Sefatullah Samangani , a member of Samangan provincial council told Reporterly that thr Taliban group kidnapped a number of passengers (25 to 30) from Khurdam wa Sarbagh district on Sunday evening. Samangani added that the incident occurred when the

5 August 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif has said that his country supports the peace process led by the Afghan government.  Zarif expressed support to Afghanistan's peace process in a meeting with the chairman of Afghanistan's Senate, Fazal Hadi Muslimyar in Tehran on Saturday.   Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, on his second day of visit in Tehran, met with Iranian

5 August 2019

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells is scheduled to land in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday for a 5 day visit.  Ms Wells is set to hold a meeting with the Pakistani civil and military leadership to discuss bilateral issues and Afghan Peace Process. The visit is aimed to

5 August 2019

It has been reported that 7 policemen were killed in an insider attack in the southern province of Kandahar on Sunday. The incident took place in Tor Kotal area in Shah Wali Kot district. A policeman opened fire on his own men and killed seven police force personnel, the Kandahar police said in a statement. The suspect

5 August 2019

Security officials in Baghlan have reported that 4 security forces personnel were killed and injured in a mine explosion in the capital of Baghlan province. Jaweed Besharat, the spokesperson of Baghlan told Reporterly that the explosion took place in Shah-e-Naw street, Pul-e-Khumri city around 7 am on Monday. He added that one security force personnel was killed

5 August 2019

Three of Jammu and Kashmir state of India’s most prominent politicians Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Sajad Lone were put under house arrest late Sunday night amid a massive security-built up in the state. Internet services and mobile services have been suspended in several places and all public gatherings were banned in Srinagar district of the state as section 144 was imposed from midnight.

5 August 2019