At least five people were injured after Taliban militants stormed the house a local Police commander in Paktia province on Saturday. The spokesman of Paktia governor, Abdullah Hasrat told Reporterly that a clash took place between Afghan forces and militants in the Shagai village of the Aryob Zazi district. According to Hasrat, five people including three local

2 November 2019

At least seven civilians were killed when a roadside bomb exploded in eastern Paktika province on Saturday, officials confirmed. The spokesman of Paktika Police, Shah Mahmoud Aryan told Reporterly, “The incident took place in Sultan area of Sarozi district when a Saracha type vehicle hits a road-side bomb.” Aryan noted that that four of those killed in

2 November 2019

US special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad says US supports a political settlement to end the war in Afghanistan, and that a reduction in violence is necessary to bring about a lasting peace. Khalilzad visited Kabul from October 26 to October 28 and from October 29 to November 1 and met the National Unity Government leaders, US embassy in Kabul has said in

2 November 2019

United States Chargé d’Affaires John Ginkel, and Colenel Shohiyon Abdusattor, Deputy Commander of Tajikistan’s Border Guard Forces, participated in the opening ceremony for the Okultun border outpost, constructed for the Border Forces under the State Committee of National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan. As per akipress report, the cost of the construction project was funded and implemented by the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan’s

2 November 2019

The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday addressed the 18th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s 2019 Council of Heads of Governments in Tashkent. Abdullah emphasized that the regional stability depends on Afghanistan’s peace and they need to work together and constructively to resolve the region's shared challenges to find a solution for ending the war. “We are making efforts for strengthening national consensus on

2 November 2019

At least 11 people, including two security personnel, were injured when a blast rocked the capital of northern Baghlan province on Saturday, provincial police spokesman Jawed Basharat said. "The explosion occurred next to the provincial police chief department in Pul-e-Khumri city at 08:40 a.m. local time, wounding 11 people, including two security personnel and nine civilians," Basharat said.

2 November 2019

At least nine school children were killed and another one injured in an explosion in Darqad district of Takhar province, local officials confirmed. The children were on their way to school when the incident took place, Abdul Khalil Aseer, spokesman of Takhar Police said. Takhar police say Taliban maintains a strong presence in the district. However, the militant

2 November 2019

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) arrested a group of seven kidnappers in the capital Kabul and rescued two individuals from their captivity, a statement from the spy agency said Saturday. The statement from NDS received by Reporterly said the kidnappers were arrested during an operation from Ghara Bagh district of Kabul. Three Kalashnikovs were also seized

2 November 2019

Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has met with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states on the sidelines of 18th SCO summit in Uzbekistan. The Chief Executive Office in a statement said, Abdullah held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin. At the meeting, the sides focused on the economic and investment cooperation between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, participation of Kazakhstani business in

2 November 2019

Serial entrepreneur, CEO and President of Digital Citizen Fund, digital Citizen Brew and EdyEdy is among the Silicon Valley Forum’s 22nd Annual Visionaries. As per Wasdam report, the awardees will be honored on February 6th, 2020 at Domenico Winery in San Carlos, California. Since 1997, Silicon Valley Forum – a 36-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to the global technology and startup community – has devoted a

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