Commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan (USFOR-A), Gen. Scott Miller told the Taliban to stop their attacks on Helmand. “Taliban need to immediately stop their offensive actions in Helmand province and reduce violence around the country,” Miller said in a statement released by USFOR-A on Monday. “It is not consistent with the U.S.-Taliban agreement and undermines the ongoing Afghan

12 October 2020

Provincial officials claimed that five civilians were killed and seven were wounded when a Taliban mortar landed near Kunduz city on Monday morning. Kunduz Police spokesperson Hijratullah Akbari said that the incident took place in the Shurabi Qeshlaq area. Akbari said the victims included women and children. Akbari blamed the Taliban for firing the mortar. The Ministry of Defence

12 October 2020

Afghanistan saw a spike of 71 new Coronavirus cases within a single day, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported. The government laboratories were able to test 565 samples in the past day. The MoPH reported new cases in the provinces of Herat, Daykundi, Parwan, Bamiyan, Baghlan, Badghis, Kabul, Takhar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Ghor, Helmand and Khost. Over the

12 October 2020

The sixth meeting of the Afghanistan-Iran Joint Border Commission was held in Kabul on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said. Both sides conferred on issues such as border security and called for closer collaboration between border officials. Afghanistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab welcomed the Iranian delegation and said, “This meeting is an important platform for solving problems and presenting proposals for the

12 October 2020

Security officials in Zabul reported the seizure of 15,000 K tablets in the security belt of the provincial centre of Qalat city. Zabul Police Chief Hekmatullah Kochi said the drugs were seized on Sunday and were being smuggled from Pakistan. The security official said that the smuggler was trying to reach Kabul but was arrested. K tablets are

12 October 2020

Kabul Police said unknown armed individuals shot two men in a pharmacy in PD18 of the capital on Sunday evening. The police said unknown individuals shot Muzaffar Shah and Sayed Ali in the Abdul Rahim Shahid School area of Kabul city. Muzaffar died of his injuries while Sayed is receiving treatment at a hospital. Police said the preliminary

12 October 2020

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said they had launched counter-insurgency operations in Helmand, in response to the Taliban attacks. MoI spokesperson Tariq Arian tweeted on Sunday that they had killed 71 Taliban fighters in the counterattacks in Nawa and Nahr-e-Siraj districts of the province. Arian did not comment on any casualties of security forces in the operations. The Taliban’s designated deputy governor for Helmand, Mawlawi Ghafoor,

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