The governor of Tiwara district of Ghor told Reporterly on Saturday, that the Taliban had blockaded all roads in and out of the district and laid an economic siege for the past two months. Mohammad Rafiq Alam, the district governor of Tiwara, said that the militants were not allowing goods to be transported to the government-controlled areas and the people were being treated in

17 October 2020

Afghanistan called for new measures to tackle the problem of the indiscriminate use of explosives against civilians, as they presented the draft resolution titled “Countering the Threat Posed by Explosive Devices” to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday. Diplomat Sayed Musaddeq spoke at the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) General Debate and underscored the alarming trends that continue relating to the

17 October 2020

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said on Saturday, that the pervasive spread of poverty is one of the underlying causes of terrorist recruitment in the country. Marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the AIHRC said that according to statistics, about one third of the people of Afghanistan live in absolute poverty and are deprived of their basic rights. The rights

17 October 2020

In the past 24 hours, 282 samples suspected of having Coronavirus were tested, of which 53 were positive, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Saturday, pushing the national tally to 40,141 confirmed cases so far. Positive cases were reported in the provinces of Kabul, Balkh, Nangarhar, Paktia, Laghman, Kunar, Faryab and Paktika. The MoPH reported

17 October 2020

Ghazni officials confirmed on Saturday, that Samiullah Hanafi, the executive director of Ghazni governor’s office and an employee of the provincial National Directorate of Security (NDS) were killed by unknown gunmen on Friday. Wahidullah Jumazada, spokesperson for the Ghazni governor's office, told Reporterly on Saturday, that the attack took place in the Roza area of PD3

17 October 2020

In the past day, the Taliban fighters carried out two attacks on security positions in Hairatan township and Bayez area of Chamtal district of Balkh, the 209 Shaheen Corps said on Saturday. Afghan forces killed 11 Taliban militants, including Qari Shakoor, a Taliban Red Unit commander, and wounded eight more in the clashes. The army also discovered

17 October 2020

After several weeks of rising crimes and attacks in the capital, First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said he will be directly looking after the security situation in Kabul, on the order of the president. Attacks in the national capital are a huge blow to the morale of the people and spreads the perception that the government cannot protect its seat of power. Saleh shared on

17 October 2020

Pakistani police said unidentified armed men torched four NATO armoured military vehicles that were being sent to the troops in Afghanistan on Friday. The attack happened on the outskirts of Peshawar in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The gunmen first opened fire at the convoy to stop it, ordered the drivers to step off, and then set alight

17 October 2020