Kabul: Security forces and popular uprising forces recaptured Badakhshan's Yaftali Payeen district. Local sources said that after the clashes that took place on Saturday, the center of district has been recaptured by the security forces. According to sources, security forces and popular uprising forces continue to advance. The exact number of casualties on both sides is not yet known, and government spokesmen have not

10 July 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) recorded 813 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and 86 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total cases now stand at 133,578, while the death toll is 5,724. This comes even as more than 1.4 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Afghanistan, the United Nation’s Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said

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Kabul: The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) reported that it has registered and addressed 454 criminal cases in the military, in the 2nd quarter of the fiscal year (April-June). They include 22 murder cases, 12 theft, two moral crime, four drugs, five traffic-related, seven corruption, and 402 other crimes, including beating, the loss of weapon, the escape of suspect, among others. Of these, 188 cases

10 July 2021

Kabul: President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday called on the Taliban to resume peace talks and not to destroy Afghanistan any more. "The Taliban are responsible for prolonging the war," said Ghani while speaking at a meeting in Khost province on Saturday. The Taliban should be asked who they are fighting for, "If Afghanistan falls and Afghans are killed, who will benefit?" According to him, the

10 July 2021

Kabul: Local officials in Badghis province confirmed that a large-scale attack by Taliban insurgents on Qala-e-Naw, the provincial capital, has been repulsed. Badghis Governor Hesamuddin Shams told Etilaat Roz that the Taliban had launched their attack on Qala-e-Naw at 10:30pm on Friday. Shams added that the Taliban attack had been repulsed by security and defense forces after six hours of fighting. He called the Taliban

10 July 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on Saturday that it has recaptured Ali Abad district in Kunduz province. The MoD stated that the ANDSF cleared Ali Abad district bazaar during an operation, and inflicted heavy casualties to the Taliban. On the other hand, the former commander of the 203rd Thunder Army Corps, Jalaluddin Yaftali, travelled to Badakhshan province to fight the Taliban, after resigning

10 July 2021

Kabul: President Ghani inaugurated the Khost International Airport on Saturday, which is the 5th international airport in Afghanistan, after Kabul, Balkh, Kandahar, and Herat. Spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Mohammad Naeem Salehi said that the airport has been built to facilitate economic growth, particularly for the safe trade of pine nuts via cargo, connecting the Ghulam Khan border crossing to the capital,

10 July 2021

Kabul: Air power is essential for Afghan security forces to successfully take on the Taliban, and the Afghan government is looking to India and the US to provide more combat helicopters and associated logistics support, Afghan ambassador to India Farid Mamundzay said on Friday in an interview with Hindustan Times. On Pakistan’s role in the peace process, Mamundzay said Islamabad has not delivered

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