The Taliban group says a number of parties have alleged that the the group is not complying with its obligations outlined in the Doha agreement, and some sides are exerting efforts to prolong the stay of foreign forces in the country. The group in a press release on Saturday said Taliban on its part is seriously committed to Doha agreement's implementation, has taken effective

13 February 2021

At least 10 people were injured when a gas tanker exploded at a customs post in Herat province on Saturday, officials said as scores of local residents tried to control a massive fire at the scene. The fire in the Islam Qala border spread to dozens of nearby gas trucks, the officials said. Waheed Qatali, the governor of Herat, said Iranian authorities had been asked

13 February 2021

Afghanistan National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib says the Taliban do not want peace, instead they want an absolute power in the country. Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, NSA Moheb said: "We have taken all necessary steps to bring peace and we are waiting for the Taliban to prove they want it too. However, seeking an absolute power does not mean peace." According

13 February 2021

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) says a seven member of group Taliban mine planters has been arrested during a special operation in Laghman province. NDS in a statement said that the detainees were identified as Murtaza, Abdul Rahman, Badam, Hafizullah, Abdul Majid, Kefayatullah and Muhammad Nabi. According to the statement, the detainees had the responsibility of

13 February 2021

Abdul Rauf Arghandiwal, a senior commander of the 207th Zafar Corps in the western zone of the country, has warned that the Taliban militants are preparing for "a major battle" next year by spreading attacks and creating panic among the people. Mr. Arghandiwal made these remarks today at the introductory ceremony of Esmatullah Gharwal, the new commander of the 1st Brigade of the 207th

13 February 2021

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday reported 19 new positive cases of coronavirus out of 1489 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported no deaths and 19 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 55,492 the number of total reported deaths is

13 February 2021

A major blaze broke out as several oil tankers caught fire after one of the tankers exploded at the Islam Qala port in Herat province on Saturday afternoon, the provincial governor, Waheed Qatali said. Local authorities said they lack the required facilities to quench the inferno and have offered no comments on possible casualties. The governor of

13 February 2021

Jamshid Rasouli, the spokesman of Attorney General's Office (AGO), said that the case of Allahdad Fedayee, Maidan Wardak police chief, in connection with the protest in Behsud district has still not submitted to the office. Last week, the Ministry of Interior announced that the duty of Allahdad Fedayee, the police chief of Maidan Wardak province, had been suspended and his case had been referred

13 February 2021

The State Ministry for Peace Affairs says Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, State Minister for Peace, and Mustafa Mastoor, Senior Advisor to the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), attended an online meeting hosted by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and attended by ambassadors and representatives of countries and international organizations that are supporting and assisting the Afghanistan peace process. SMP in

13 February 2021

At least two people were wounded after the protest of a number of inmates turned violent in Herat prison on Saturday. The spokesman of Herat Public Health department, Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai said that a policeman and a wounded prisoner had been taken to hospital following protests by prisoners at Herat Prison. Local media reported the protest was

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