Local officials have reported the killing and wounding of five pro-parliamentary candidate protesters in Baghlan. Talking to reporterly, the Baghlan governor's spokesperson Mahmood Haqmal said today (Apr 27) that a number of supporters of an "unsuccessful parliamentary candidate" Mahboobullah Ghaffari has been demonstrating, following the announcement of the final results of the parliamentary elections in Baghlan province.

27 April 2019

Security officials have announced the release of 53 Taliban prisoners in southern Uruzgan province. According to the Special Operations Corps, 53 prisoners were released last night by commandos from a Taliban prison in Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province. Defense Minister Asadullah Khalid said at a news conference that these prisoners were in the Taliban custody for

27 April 2019

Former president Hamid Karzai says that the absence of support of the country’s Chief Executive from the Jirga shows that it is not going to be held in an atmosphere of unity. Speaking to the Sputnik news agency, Karzai on the eve of the eighth round of the International Security Conference in Moscow said that the

27 April 2019

Afghan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says that peace is the country’s primary need and “ there will be no deal and negotiations that do not have the green card of the parliament.” Mr Ghani said at the opening of the 17th round of the National Assembly yesterday that the government is respecting the independence of the

27 April 2019

Afghan National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib says Nangarhar is a strategic province and a special delegation will soon be deployed to investigate its security situation. Mr Mohib has given his statements last night in a meeting with a number of elders and youth of Nangarhar province. In the meeting, the elders of Nangarhar province, while calling for

27 April 2019

US Special representative Zalmay Khalilzad appreciated Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan statement on Afghanistan. In a tweet Mr. Khalilzad expressed his appreciation towards efforts by Pakistan to play a significant role in the Afghan Peace process and be a change maker. Imran Khan on Thursday said, in a press release that, Pakistan will not be a

27 April 2019

During the operations of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan, at least 15 Taliban militants were killed. The 205th Corps spokesman confirmed the details of the operation that lasted for two days including a series of raids by the Afghan Special Forces along with the airstrikes by the Afghan

27 April 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced accelerating the process of cutting the staff at the US embassy in Kabul to almost half effective at the end of the next month. This announcement rather comes unexpectedly as this was not expected to happen so soon and fast. According to the congressional office, this will be done by not filling up the posts that go

27 April 2019