At least ten people, including a child, were killed in an improvised explosive device attack on fresh army cadets in Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor said that a minibus carrying young army recruits from provincial capital Jalalabad to the country's capital Kabul was targeted with an IED placed in a rickshaw.

7 October 2019

The “Stability and Partnership” electoral team says the first round of Presidential election will have a winner and it will not go to a second round. Fazil Ahmad Manawi, a member of the Stability and Partnership electoral team in a press conference said that the delay in announcement of election result is a damage to the governance and winner and loser should be announced

7 October 2019

The Presidential Candidates Council has stressed that the non-biometric votes will not be accepted. Speaking at press conference of Presidential Candidates Council, presidential candidate, Faramarz Tamana said, “We will not accept any non-biometric votes—none of them should be counted.” Tamana called on the Independent Election Commission (IEC) commissioners do their jobs rather than meeting the provincial candidates. “One

7 October 2019

President Ashraf Ghani met with the Prime Minister of Estonia Juri Ratas this morning at the Presidential Palace, ARG said. The Presidential Palace in a statement on Monday said that Ghani met with the Estonian Prime Minister and discussed the expansion of cooperation in different areas between the two governments. Ghani termed Estonia’s cooperation, particularly within the framework of NATO significant for restoring stability in

7 October 2019

The Taliban kangoroo court’s judge in Takhar and Taliban shadow district chief for Namak Ab have been killed in the province, Army officials said. 217 Pamir Corps in a statement on Monday said, “Taliban kangoroo court’s judge in Takhar, Haji Sabir and Taliban shadow district chief for Namak Ab, Burhani Gajar were killed in an airstrike carried out Sunday night in Khwaja Ghar district

7 October 2019

At least 18 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 8 others have been wounded in Kunduz province, Ministry of Interior (MoI) said. MoI in a statement said that 18 Taliban insurgents were killed and 8 others injured after the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) repelled a Taliban attack in Qala-e-Zaal district of Kunduz. The statement

7 October 2019

  The Presidential candidate Rahmatullah Nabil has said that fraud has been committed in the biometric system’s votes. Speaking at a press conference of Council of Presidential Candidates on Monday, Nabil declared that the Presidential Candidates Council’s message to the people is not let anyone play with your vote." “If the clean (biometric) votes are separated, we believe that the election will go to a second

7 October 2019

A 20-member group commander of IS-K has been arrested in Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said. MoI in a statement on Monday said that the IS-K commander was arrested in a Police Special Unit operation conducted at the vicinity of Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province. The statement identified the detainee as Sherdad and stated

7 October 2019

Afghan security forces have detected a car bomb in Parwan province and six individuals have been arrested in connection with the vehicle packed with explosives, local officials said. The provincial governor spokesperson, Wadiha Shahkar said that security forces detected a car-bomb packed with explosive materials on Sunday at around 09:30 PM in Chinzai area, Bagrami district

7 October 2019

A group of 11 key Taliban prisoners is reported to have been released from the joint Afghan-U.S. Bagram detention facility in Afghanistan in exchange for three Indian hostages. The Taliban officials claimed that the Taliban has released three Indian engineers who were being held, though that has yet to be confirmed by New Delhi or the Afghan government. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid when asked for

7 October 2019