The Office of the National Security Council (NSC) said that 46 civilians were killed and 93 wounded in Taliban attacks in the past week. In their weekly statistics released on Saturday, the NSC tweeted that Taliban carried out 401 movements and attacks in the past week, across 23 provinces. “The Taliban have been completely indifferent to the

25 July 2020

Clashes between the security forces and the Taliban over a lapis lazuli mine in the Kuran Wa Munjan district of Badakhshan province continued for the third day on Saturday. Badakhshan police spokesperson Sanaullah Rohani said that the Taliban had attacked the mine first. Reinforcements had been sent to the area and the clashes had continued, with casualties

25 July 2020

The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)said that the bodies of 12 migrants who drowned in Turkey’s Lake Van, will be transferred to Kabul on Saturday. Hamid Tahzeeb, deputy spokesperson for the MFA, said that seven bodies of the drowning accident had been transferred from Turkey to Kabul, so far. He added that the bodies of five other Afghan citizens had been buried in Turkey

25 July 2020

Afghanistan has confirmed 36,036 cases of Coronavirus so far, with 48 cases testing positive in the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said that the government laboratories tested 196 samples across three provinces, of which 35 were positive in Kabul, seven in Ghazni and six in Balkh province. Kabul, Herat, Balkh and Nangarhar have the highest reported cases of COVID-19 and Sar-i-Pul

25 July 2020

Acting Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar spoke to Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Friday. Atmar called the Saudi government a friend and supporter of the people and government of Afghanistan. Saudi’s assistance and cooperation and willingness to build schools in Afghanistan, along with Riyadh's support for the peace process, was appreciated by Afghans, Atmar

25 July 2020

The Ministry of Defence said a Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties during clashes with the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Khost and Takhar on Friday. A Taliban attack on army positions in the Dowa Mendi and Sur Kali areas in Musa Khel district of Khost province was intercepted by the ANDSF, who were supported by the air force. The 203rd Thunder Corps

25 July 2020

Ghor officials said three Afghan security forces were killed and four policemen were wounded in a Taliban attack on a security checkpoint near Firoz Koh (Chaghcharan), the provincial capital, on Saturday. Aref Aber, spokesperson for Ghor governor, said that the attack took place at around 12 am in the Kharestan area, west of Feroz Koh city, and continued for around two hours.

25 July 2020

Faryab Governor Naqibullah Faiq said the Taliban have fired dozens of mortar shells on the Shirin Tagab market in the province and directly targeted civilians on Friday evening. In a tweet, Faiq said that the mortar shells which had been fired from a Taliban-controlled area, had injured 12 civilians who were on their way home from Friday prayers.

25 July 2020

Laghman officials said two Afghan Local Police were killed in an explosion in Mehtarlam, the provincial capital on Friday. Asadullah Dawlatzai, spokesperson for the Laghman governor said on Saturday, that the blast in the Camp Babab Sahib area also injured another local police and two civilians. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police

25 July 2020