The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Saturday that the Taliban carried out 650 offensive attacks over the past two weeks, killing 69 civilians and wounding 141. MoI spokesperson Tariq Arian said that 86 mines planted by the Taliban also detonated during that time. Arian said the Afghan security and defence forces had also inflicted heavy casualties on the Taliban but did not give an

3 October 2020

The Facebook accounts of several presidential advisers and spokespersons have been taken down or disabled. Media sources say that the accounts of director General of Administrative Office of the President Fazel Fazly, Senior Advisors Shah Hussain Murtazawi and Sami Hamid, along with Deputy Spokesperson Dawa Khan Menapal, have been unavailable for at least a week. Earlier, Mohammad

3 October 2020

Acting Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar and NATO Resolute Support Commander Gen. Scott Miller said that the Taliban must reduce their violence. "We did talk about the violence," Miller said, taking about his meeting with Faryab officials last week. "We're trying to understand, make sure we understand the violence and really this is about the Afghan security forces protecting the Afghan people. But we all acknowledge

3 October 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) recorded seven cases of Coronavirus from the 59 samples tested in the past 24 hours, pushing the confirmed cases in Afghanistan to 39,297. Four patients succumbed to the virus while no new recoveries were reported. All the seven new cases were recorded in Kabul province. There are 4,993 active cases of COVID-9

3 October 2020

Nangarhar officials said 15 people were killed and 32 were injured in an ongoing complex attack in Shinwari district on Saturday afternoon. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesperson for the Nangarhar governor said attackers first detonated a car bomb at 12:20 p.m. and then tried to storm the Shinwari district building. It is unclear whether it was a suicide attack.

3 October 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), in response to the Armenian National Assembly’s initiative to deprive Afghanistan’s observer status in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), said that only the leadership of the council can decide the issue. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Gran Hewad said on Saturday, the CSTO’s leadership council can decided whether to cancel or suspend Afghanistan’s membership. However, he added that the Afghan

3 October 2020

The Presidential Palace welcomed the inclusion of peace negotiator Fawzia Koofi’s name among the five Nobel Peace Prize Favorites of the Norwegian Peace Council. Koofi is the first woman deputy speaker of the Afghan parliament, a lawmaker, author and outspoken advocate for the rights of women and children, democracy and moderate Islam. She is part of the delegation representing the Afghan government in the ongoing

3 October 2020

Parwan officials said a National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel has been assassinated by the Taliban on Saturday. Bagram District Governor Abdul Shakur Quddusi said the NDS employee was shot dead by the Taliban at around 8 a.m. on Saturday. The man had been on his way to work when the attack took place in the Pul-e

3 October 2020

Taliban militants launched at attack on security checkpoints along the Kunduz-Takhar highway on Friday evening, killing one security forces member and wounding three others. Takhar Police spokesperson Khalil Asir told Reporterly on Saturday, that a Taliban commander named Qari Omari Gojar was killed during the clashes and three militants were also wounded. Asir said the Taliban opened

3 October 2020

The U.S. has begun has started demolishing and dismantling almost 400 bases in Afghanistan as they reduce their footprint in the country, diplomatic sources told The News. The publication said the American forces plan to complete the demolition of their mid and small size bases while dismantling the larger one, by the end of this month. Most of the facilities have already been demolished,

3 October 2020