Afghan security officials in Kandahar have said that nine Police soldiers were killed in Shah Wali Kot district of the province. The deputy spokesman of Kandahar Police, Abdul Basir Khaksar told Reporterly, “Nine soldiers were killed in Shah Wali Kot district. But it is still unclear whether they were killed by Taliban infiltrators or in a clash in the area.”

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At least 8 Taliban insurgents including six foreign militants have been killed in Badakhshan province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said. The deputy spokesman of MoD, Fawad Aman said, “As a result of air operations in Dar-e Khastak area of Jaram district in Badakhshan, two Taliban insurgents along with six foreign militants of the group were killed.”

14 September 2019

At least 26 Taliban insurgents were killed and a large explosive cache was destroyed in Ghazni province. Major stronghold of Taliban insurgents in Moqor district of Ghazni province was destroyed, as a result of special joint operations by Commandos and NDS special Unit 703 along with the support from the Air Force, Ministry of Defense in a statement said on Saturday. Twenty-six Taliban insurgents were

14 September 2019

At least 63 Taliban insurgents have laid down arms in Badakhshan and joined the government, local officials confirmed. Badakhshan press office in a statement said that 63 Taliban insurgents had laid down arms and joined the peace process on Saturday morning. This happened in the presence of Mohammad Zakria Sawda, Badakhshan governor, head of provincial council, provincial

14 September 2019

The top U.S. general for NATO said Friday that he expects increased violence in Afghanistan in the lead-up to the election later this month, adding that allies will make necessary adjustments to military operations there to protect the vote. As per AP report, Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters, the Supreme Allied Commander, told a small group of reporters that despite recent drama over Afghanistan,

14 September 2019

US frontrunner and former Vice President, Joe Biden while talking about the future United States strategy in Afghanistan said it could depend on bases in Pakistan. "We can prevent the US from being the victim of terror coming out of Afghanistan by providing airbases and insisting the Pakistani provides bases for us,” opined Biden, according to the New York Post.

14 September 2019

Russian President's special representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov has met a delegation of the Taliban in Moscow and stressed the need for resumption of peace talks between the militant group and the US to end 18-year of war in Afghanistan. "Russian Presidential Special Representative for Afghanistan, Director of the Second Asian Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov received the Taliban delegation in

14 September 2019

At least 3 civilians were killed and 2 others were injured in a blast that occurred on a volleyball ground in Pakisa province, MoI said. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesperson for Ministry of Interior confirmed that, “3 civilians were killed and 2 others were injured after an embedded mine went off in a volleyball ground on Friday afternoon.” Rahimi

14 September 2019

Taliban leaders have said that Trump's move to cut off peace negotiations abruptly at the final stage has surprised them. Suhail Shaheen, a Taliban spokesman, told Al Jazeera in Qatar's capital Doha that,“It was astonishing for us because we had already concluded the peace agreement with the American negotiating team.” According to Shaheen a ceasefire inside the

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