Two women were killed and two children were injured after a rocket hit a civilian home in the Dehrawood district of Uruzgan on Saturday evening. Ahmad Shah Sahel, spokesperson for the Uruzgan governor’s office, told Reporterly on Sunday, that the rocket was fired by the Taliban. It hit a home belonging to a trbial elder in the

18 October 2020

New police chiefs were appointed to 100 districts across 29 provinces on Saturday during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace. President Ashraf Ghani, First Vice President Amrullah Saleh and National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib addressed the ceremony. Mohib said the police commanders were selected in a transparent process by a committee appointed by Ghani. He told the commander that they were waging a “just” struggle and

18 October 2020

Xinhua reports that the pine nut business has changed the lives of the Nuristan farmers since Afghanistan started exporting it to China via the air corridor. Khost, Paktika and Paktika provinces are known for their quality pine nuts production, but since the opening of the air corridor with China in 2018, plantations have also developed in Nuristan, Laghman, Kapisa and other provinces. Nuristan businessman

18 October 2020