Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in a statement said to be shocked and outraged by reports about sexual abuse of over “500 children and youth” from six schools. According to the statement, AIHRC said the sexual abuse of children is contrary to the principles of Islam and human dignity, and is an outright violation of human rights.

16 November 2019

The Taliban can never come back and establish their emirate as the Afghan women would never accept it, Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani said. Speaking at the US Institute of Peace Mrs Ghani also emphasized the need to negotiate a durable peace accord. “Peace is a long process,” she said. “Whoever thinks it can happen in one or two months is wrong. Even if

16 November 2019

The International Peace Institute in a report said that the international community’s role in supporting women as vital stakeholders in an inclusive and enduring peace in Afghanistan was the subject of an October 30th IPI policy forum, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and the NYU Center for Global Affairs. According to the report, Rina Amiri, Senior Fellow at the NYU center

16 November 2019

The high number of surrenders, which includes women and children, has increased as hundreds of IS-K terrorists and their family members surrendered to Afghan forces in recent weeks. 18 IS-K members accompanied by 24 women and 31 children surrendered to Afghan forces on Friday in Achin district of Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on Saturday.

16 November 2019

At least four Afghan prosecutors were killed and wounded by attackers on the outskirts of the Kabul on Saturday, officials said. The spokesman of Attorney General Office (AGO), Jamshid Rasouli said the prosecutors were on their ways from Kabul to Parwan that came under attacks in Qara Bagh district. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for

16 November 2019

Three civilians have been confirmed killed as a roadside bombing launched by insurgents struck a car in southern Helmand province on Friday, said an army statement released on Saturday. According to the statement, the mine planted by the armed insurgents on a road in Nad Ali district of the province struck a civilian car, killing three commuters on the spot and injuring four others.

16 November 2019

US President Donald Trump has granted clemency to two Army officers, one of whom is in prison after being convicted in the killing of two men in Afghanistan. Trump signed an order that gave a full pardon to Lieutenant Clint Lorance, who had ordered soldiers under his command to open fire on three men who were moving toward them on a motorcycle “with unusual

16 November 2019

Afghan local officials say at least ten civilians have been burned by the Taliban insurgents in Jawzjan province. The spokesman of Jawzjan province, Abdul Marouf Azar told Reporterly that the Taliban burned four shops in Darzab district of jawzjan on Thusday night. According to Azar, the shopkeepers along with their fellows were inside the shops and burned

16 November 2019

The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification in a report said that over 10 million people severely food insecure in Afghanistan. According to the report, between August and October 2019, it is estimated that a total of 10.23 million people (33% of the total population) were in severe acute food insecurity and require urgent humanitarian action. “These include

16 November 2019

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has stressed the importance of NATO’s training mission in Afghanistan. “We train and advise Afghan security forces. To help them fight terrorism and to ensure that ISIS does not gain the foothold in Afghanistan that they lost in Iraq and in Syria,” he said. Stoltenberg participated in a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

16 November 2019