The National Directorate of Security in a statement said on Monday that Sardar Mohammad, Taliban shadow district governor for Kalakan district of Kabul was arrested along with 3 of his aides in PD8 of Kabul city. The statement added that Sardar Mohammad alias as Mullah Sardar, and three of his subordinates were involved in terrorist activities

16 September 2019

At least one person was killed and five others were wounded in a magnetic Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast that targeted university students in Ghazni province, officials said on Monday. “The driver of the bus was killed in the incident, and five other students of Ghazni University were injured”, Ahmad Khan Serat, Ghazni police spokesperson told Reporterly.

16 September 2019

Presidential spokesperson Sediq Seddiqi said that the Afghan government welcomes UNAMA’s support for the upcoming presidential election. “The government calls on all stakeholders such as candidates, CSOs, media & Ulema to join hand with us and electoral bodies to ensure a credible, transparent and inclusive election and support the political process”, Seddiqi said. He added that the

16 September 2019

Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said that Farid Basim has resigned from his post citing personal reasons. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has accepted his resignation, IDLG confirmed in a statement on Monday. The statement added that Abbdul Qadim Niazi the deputy governor of Baghlan has been appointed as the acting governor until the appointment of new

16 September 2019

At least five civilians were killed including women and children in a roadside bomb blast in western Farah province on Sunday, security officials confirmed. The blast took place in Karez Shaikhan village in the centre of Farah, when a civilian vehicle hit a roadside bomb placed by Taliban group, Ministry of Interior said in a statement. Taliban

16 September 2019

A key border-crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan will now remain open for 24 hours, a move which is likely to give a boost to a struggling trade between the two neighbors, an official said. Custom Official’s confirmed that, permanent opening of Torkham border suggests an increase in bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan. "During the last eight days when the Torkham border was opened round

16 September 2019

At least five IS-K terrorists have been killed in Nangarhar province, local officials confirmed. They were killed as a result of air operations carried out in Achin district of the province during last 24 hours. Apart from killing five IS-K terrorists the airstrike also wounded one terrorist, Nangarhar provincial office said in a statement. The statement added

16 September 2019

Afghan forces backed by U.S. forces killed two senior Taliban leaders and at least 38 insurgents during operations launched on Saturday night in northern and western regions of the country, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said. Fighting has ramped up since President Trump declared peace talks dead, though the Taliban says "lines of communication are still open."

16 September 2019