Local officials reported that 15 Taliban insurgents including two members of Quetta Shura and 7 non-Afghan insurgents were killed in Ghazni province. Ghazni press office said in a statement on Thursday that these insurgents were killed on Wednesday night during three air raids and a commando operation in Waghaz, Muqur and Zana Khan districts of Ghazni

2 May 2019

Local authorities in Ghazni province reported the destruction of Shams Al arafin shrine in Ghazni province. Speaking to Reporterly, Arif Noori, Ghazni governor spokesman said that Taliban destroyed the famous Shams Al arafin shrine in village of Shams Sahib in northwest of Ghazni province on Wednesday night. He said that the shrine will be temporarily restored

2 May 2019

it has been reported that Pakistani troops have begun shelling into the Spera district of Khost province since Wednesday night. According to media sources, the shelling has killed four civilians and five others have been wounded. Additionally, four houses and 20 vehicles were damaged in rocket attacks.

2 May 2019

NATO Senior Civilian Representative Sir Nicholas Kay spent last two days in Herat and emphasised on preserving achievements of last 18 years as key to lasting peace and security while meeting the Italian Resolute Support contingent, Deputy Provincial Governors, UN, civil society & women’s groups representatives, and media, as per statement of NATO. The discussions focused

2 May 2019

The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that in night special operation of Commandos in Chino village, Nirkh district, Maidan Wardak province, three Taliban terrorists were killed, and one other insurgent named Hedayatullah along with 5 mobiles phones and 6 national IDs was detained. Meanwhile, in Afghan Air Force air strikes in Khas district, Uruzgan

2 May 2019

Local officials reported that an explosion was prevented near a school in Herat province. Press office of Herat Police Headquarters said in a report on Thursday that an IED which was embedded near “Shaidaye” school by insurgents was defused. The report added that the insurgents had embedded the IED to target civilians.

2 May 2019

The United States on Wednesday ruled out having any evidence that suggested that India was using Afghan soil to perpetrate terrorism in Pakistan. Islamabad has long been accusing Kabul of allowing New Delhi to create instability in Pakistan and often blames foreign elements (a reference to India) for acts of violence principally in the volatile Balochistan province, northwestern Gilgit-Baltistan region and the southern port

2 May 2019

The German Special Representative for Afghanistan, Markus Potzel, met with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Taliban’s deputy political leader and head of the militant group’s political office in Qatar, according to a statement published by the militant group on Thursday.   The meeting which took place in Qatar on Wednesday coincides with start of another round of talks

2 May 2019

At least three Pakistani soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded when a group of militants from the Afghan side of the Durand Line attacked Pakistani troops in Alwara, North Waziristan.   The Pakistani military’s media wing expressed that Pakistan’s fencing efforts will continue despite “all such impediments”. Shortly after this happened, Pakistan summoned the Afghan Charge

2 May 2019

Senior U.S. military commander General Kenneth McKenzie says that no decision has been made about the presence of U.S.-led NATO forces in Afghanistan. Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, told U.S.-funded Middle East Broadcasting Network’s Alhurra TV on Monday that no decision has been made about the presence of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan.

2 May 2019