Local officials have reported increase of insecurity after the death and injury of 22 security forces personnel in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Speaking to Reporterly on Saturday, Jamshid Shahabi, the spokesperson of Badghis governor said that as a result of Thursday night’s attack of Taliban in Qazia area of Bala Murghab on two outposts

11 May 2019

Security officials have reported the assassination of Advisor of Cultural Commission of Parliament by unidentified individuals in the city of Kabul. Nusrat Rahimi, spokesman of Ministry of Interior said that around 7:20 am on Saturday morning Mina Mangal, the Adviser of Cultural Commission of Parliament was killed by unidentified individuals in an area surrounding PD6 of

11 May 2019

Afghan Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, Sayed Hussain Alami Balkhi, says that recent statements of Iran’s deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi are in contradiction to international commitment.   In response to recent remarks made by Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran, Mr. Balkhi wrote on his Facebook page calling Mr. Araghchi statement, “incongruous and provocative”. The Minister of Refugees

11 May 2019

Afghan Army in the northern part of the country has reported that 10 civilians were released from a Taliban prison in Kunduz province. “As result of commando forces operation supported by air force conducted on Friday in Aqsarai village of Char Dara district, a Taliban prison was dismantled,” said the 217th Pamir Corps said on Saturday. 217th

11 May 2019

Kabul candidates who were pronounced winners in the primary list of parliamentary elections blocked the entrance gate of parliament in response to electing administrative board of House of Representatives. These winners of Kabul parliamentary elections closed the routes to parliament on Saturday demanding declaration of final results of Kabul before the selection of the Administrative Board

11 May 2019

Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to Russia as U.S. secretary of state next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on "aggressive and destabilizing actions" that Moscow has taken around the world, a senior State Department official said on Friday as per Reuters. Pompeo would reiterate U.S. concerns about Russia's

11 May 2019

In counter-terrorism operations conducted by the Afghan Special Forces across eight provinces of the country in the past 24 hours, at least 20 Taliban insurgents were killed. The Afghan Special Operations Forces conducted a raid in Garm Ser district of Helmand province and destroyed 240 pounds of homemade explosives, 20 pressure plate IEDs and a small cache of IED components. Furthermore, in Shah Wali Kot

11 May 2019

Security officials have reported the assassination of Advisor of Cultural Commission of Parliament by unidentified individuals in the city of Kabul. Nusrat Rahimi, spokesman of Ministry of Interior said that around 7:20 am on Saturday morning Mina Mangal, the Adviser of Cultural Commission of Parliament was killed by unidentified individuals in an area surrounding PD8 of Kabul city.

11 May 2019

Security officials have reported that 9 children were killed and wounded in a blast in Faryab province. Press office of Faryab Police Headquarters said in a report on Saturday that, these children who were aged 8 to 12 years, were targeted by a roadside mine in Chahar Shangho village of Dawlat Abad district as a result of which, 4 children were killed and 5

11 May 2019

The Wolesi Jirga/Lower House members, who have been recently elected are set to choose the speaker of the house on Saturday. Although Kabul elections results are yet to be announced apart from the parliamentary elections are yet to be conducted for Ghazni province, the officials say that MPs have decided to go ahead and elect a speaker.

11 May 2019