The Ministry of Defense (MoD) says a number of the inhabitants Jarghan village of Kohestanat district of Sar-e Pul province staged a protest against Taliban on Sunday. MoD in a statement said that the angry protesters clashed with Taliban militants and destroyed the vehicle of a Taliban shadow governor with stones. “In response, the Taliban insurgents killed two inhabitants of the village including a child

1 December 2019

A high-ranking Taliban official has been killed in clashes with security forces in Jowzjan province, a local official said. Qari Nuriddin and his four bodyguards were killed in the district of Mengajik, where the militant group has a strong presence, provincial government spokesman Abdul Maaruf Azar said. Four other militants were wounded in the clashes that erupted

1 December 2019

The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi will visit Afghanistan early 2020 to reaffirm Indonesia's commitment to building sustainable peace in the South Asian nation. As per Tempo.co report, Women's empowerment should be given full attention in peace-building efforts in Afghanistan, the minister said on the sidelines of a Dialogue of the Role of women in Building and Sustaining Peace. "I have seen the determination

1 December 2019

The “Stability and Partnership” electoral team has called on the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Afghanistan’s international partners to prevent crisis in the country. The leadership council, the technical committee and the coordination team for the protest of “Stability and Partnership” in a meeting on Saturday night called the spontaneous presence of people in the eight provinces of the country a national consensus for

1 December 2019

A large number of IS-K fighters, have surrendered to the Afghan security forces with the latest on where a group of 31 IS-K fighter along with 62 women and children laid down their arms in eastern Nangarhar province. Nangarhar Press Department in a statement on Saturday said these IS-K fighters and their family members surrendered in Achin district of the province.

1 December 2019

The European Union special envoy on Afghanistan Roland Kobia and Uzbekistan's special envoy on Afghanistan Irgashev Ismatulla Raimovich will be visiting New Delhi next week. The visit highlights the role played by New Delh and how other countries are eager to understand India's view on the future of Afghanistan. India is building major infrastructure projects in Afghanistan including the Afghan parliament in Kabul and the

1 December 2019

Afghan local officials in Kunduz province say a fierce clash was erupted between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents on Kunduz-Takhar highway which was thwarted. The spokesman of Pamir 217 Corps, Abdul Hadi Jamal told Reporterly that the clashes erupted at around 21:00pm last night on security forces’ outposts. Mr. Jamal noted that Afghan security forces have

1 December 2019

The supporters of “Stability and Partnership” started protest on Sunday in Baghlan province. A member of the Baghlan provincial council, Asadullah Shahbaz told Reporterly that a number of the residents of Baghlan province staged a protest to support the Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s electoral team. According to Shahbaz, the protesters in reaction to the recounting of Presidential

1 December 2019

The U.S. military command in Afghanistan said it is aware of allegations of civilian casualties after an airstrike targeted Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan. The strike was conducted Thursday in Khost province's Terezayi district along the border with Pakistan, according to the U.S. military statement. "We are aware of the allegations of civilian casualties and working with local authorities to determine the veracity of

1 December 2019

The Australian academic who was held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for three years has opened up about the moment he knew he was going to be set free. As per Australian Associate Press report, Timothy Weeks spoke in public for the first time since his release from custody almost two weeks ago and thanked all those who helped secure his freedom. 'From the

1 December 2019