A spokesman for the Samangan police confirmed to Reporterly that around 9 am today, a number of insurgents in Khosh Dara area of Dara-e-Suf Payin district, blocked the road to Mazar-e-Sharif and abducted six drivers of coal trucks while setting fire to two coal trucks. Abdul Munir Rahimi continued saying that the police were deployed to

20 December 2018

A spokesman for the governor of Herat, confirmed to Reporterly that on Thursday morning an explosion occurred in Chesht-e-Sharif district of this province. The event was triggered by the explosion of a a mortar shell, according to Jilani Farhad. Four people were killed and three were injured in the incident, he added.

20 December 2018

In a statement on social media, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad announced that he met with President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah on Wednesday night. Khalilzad concluded talks with KSA, UAE and Taliban at Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and he paid a brief visit to Islamabad on Wednesday. His last leg of current visit to the region is Kabul where

20 December 2018

Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) has informed that Kabul's main power supply has been cut off in Baghlan province. Breshna explained in a statement that the 220-KV double-circuit transmission line imported from Uzbekistan, which transmitted 300 MW of electricity to Kabul, was cut off last night in the Zamankhil area of Pul-e-Khumri district of Baghlan province. The

20 December 2018

UN OCHA released their weekly field report which estimates that on 12 December, 2,100 people (300 families) were airlifted from Sar-e-Hawz villages of Pashtun-Kot to Maymana city. Also, roads leading to Jaghori and Malistan in Ghazni were shut by NSAG which halts the return process. Based on initial reports, 15,200 people were displaced in the past

20 December 2018

Former NSA Hanif Atmar’s spokesperson released a statement on twitter which said that “We observe and monitor the efforts underway by US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad as the talks with Taliban are ongoing to end the 17 years long conflict. We look at these efforts with a sense of appreciation and gratefulness. We believe that Mr Khalilzad’s efforts will be fruitful”.

20 December 2018

The United States Trump administration on Wednesday announced a pull out of their troops from Syria, a decision that came with confusion and shock to US Allies. A White House official who briefed reporters on the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria did not say how many have come home so far, of what the timeline is or when others will be leaving,

20 December 2018

The Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistani Military Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa met with the U.S. Special Advisor for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on the latter’s visit to Pakistan. Major General Asif Ghafoor, a spokesman for the Military of Pakistan announced that Ambassador Khalilzad called Chief of Army Staff Gen. Bajwa to discuss regional security and Afghan peace process.

20 December 2018

The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday announced that there would be key changes in the final list of winners of the October 20 parliamentary elections. “Without doubt... after complaints and investigation... there is a possibility some changes will occur in the preliminary list,” said IECC spokesman, Ali Reza Rouhani. The announcement added that those who

20 December 2018