At least four Afghan security personnel were killed and seven others wounded, when Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint in northern Baghlan province on Thursday, a local official confirmed. A group of Taliban insurgents stormed a police security checkpoint on the highway linking Baghlan's provincial capital between Pul-e-Khumri to Baghlan-e-Markazi district, killing four police and wounding seven others, Khanzada Mazlomyar, the district chief said.

23 January 2020

The Taliban ambushed and killed an Afghan intelligence official in southern Helmand province as he was walking home from work, an official said on Thursday. The officer, who headed the intelligence department's press office for the province, was ambushed late on Wednesday, according to the Helmand police chief’s spokesman Zaman Hamdard. Another member of the intelligence department was wounded in the attack, the spokesman

23 January 2020

The first deputy of the “State Builder” electoral team, Amrullah Saleh says the Taliban group should give information of their relations with Pakistan, as they know all intelligence relations of the Afghan government with the United States. “I am asking the Taliban to dare and say why they have relations with Pakistan, if I am working with US, the result is asphalted road, university,

23 January 2020

The Embassy of Afghanistan to US has recently partnered with the Independence Fund to host children of American veterans as well as children of Afghans living in the U.S. Army Major Adam Armstrong served in Afghanistan and brought his children. Roya Rahmani, Afghanistan's first female ambassador to the United States said, “Forty years of war has left us with deep wounds. This is the

23 January 2020

Construction work of the Central Asia-South Asia power project (CASA-1000) is going to begin soon. In an exclusive interview with Radio Liberty, Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water spokesperson, Seyar Nikzad, said the construction work involves excavation for foundation, installation of electricity poles and transfer of equipment. 'The construction of the project will take around 3 years to complete and we are optimistic that it

23 January 2020

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) says at least 101 Taliban militants have been killed during the past week. MoI in a press release on Thursday said that the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces have conducted 39 joint operations in various parts of the country in the past week. “At least 101 Taliban insurgents have been killed, 25 insurgents wounded and 13 others arrested,” the

23 January 2020

The State Ministry for Peace Affairs has announced that an International Peace Support Group will be formed based on a Presidential decree. The Ministry in a press release on Thursday said that the aim of this group is to coordinate the international efforts in the Afghan peace process and emphasized that the state ministry will act on behalf of the government and lead group.

23 January 2020

Afghanistan scores 16 out of 100 in the 2019 global corruption index, according to a report Thursday by graft watchdog Transparency International (TI). Afghanistan's ranking falls from 172 to 173, with Transparency International urging governments to address issues with party financing. The report noted that countries where political party financing and elections are open to influence from special-interest groups were less able to combat corruption.

23 January 2020

Police in Kabul have announced that security forces arrested a 14-member network of scammers during an operation in PD11 of Kabul city. According to Police, the scammers had deceptive activities in a company under the name of QNet on how to become rich. Police stated that the deceptive network has shown a variety of ways to show

23 January 2020

Italian Defense Minister, Lorenzo Guerini has assured his country’s continued presence and assistance to Afghanistan within the NATO framework. The Executive Office in a statement said that the Italian Defense Minister, Lorenzo Guerini met with the Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in the Sepidar Palace on Wednesday. During the meeting, Mr. Guerini called Afghanistan as a close friend of Italy and reassured his country’s presence and

23 January 2020