The National Directorate of Security (NDS) issued a statement confirming the death of Muhammad Hanif, a senior leader of the Al-Qaeda in Farah provine. According to the NDS, the detainee was a main resident of Karachi, Pakistan. The National Directorate of Security said the al-Qaeda leader for the Indian subcontinent was initially a member of the Taliban and joined al-Qaeda after 2010.

10 November 2020

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) says more than 580 released Taliban prisoners have returned to the battlefields to fight with the security forces. MoI spokesman Tariq Arian in a video clip said that many of the released prisoners had been killed in fighting with Afghan security forces. Arian noted that the Taliban had escalated their violence in the past month by changing their approach, resulting

10 November 2020

Local officials in Kunduz province say at least four soldiers were killed in Taliban’s attack on an army outpost in Khanabad district the province. The spokesman of Kunduz governor, Esmatullah Muradi said that the incident happened in Tape Akhtar area on Monday night which two other soldiers were wounded and one more gone missing. In the meantime,

10 November 2020

First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said he had handed over the responsibility of organizing the distribution of Pakistani visas in Kabul to Khoshal Sadat, General Director of Public Protection Force. Saleh wrote on his Facebook page that passports would be collected in 16 parts of the city and then be sent to the Pakistani embassy to ease the traffic congestion and create order.

10 November 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Sunday reported 166 new positive cases of coronavirus out of 566 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported three death and 233 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 42,463, the number of total reported deaths is

10 November 2020

Afghan local officials have confirmed that at least four local police were killed after Taliban insurgents stormed security outposts in Pul-e Alam city of Logar province. The spokesman of Logar governor, Didar Lawang said the Taliban launched attacks in Alozi Ha village on Monday night. Lawang noted that at least one police soldier was also wounded in

10 November 2020

At least five people were assassinated in two separate incidents on the first day of implementing the "restriction of motorcycles with two passengers" plan in Herat, which was carried out to curb crimes. Police confirmed that three people were injured and two others were killed in the incidents. A number of motorcyclists in Herat believe that senior

10 November 2020

Faryab security officials say four security forces have been killed in a car bomb attack near a police headquarter in Almar district of the province. "A car bomb exploded at around 00:00am today on the Almar district police headquarters, which is surrounded by schools, mosques and residential houses,” Faryab police spokesman Abdul Karim Yurish told Reporterly. Dozens of shops were also damaged in the attack.

10 November 2020

It is predicted that three million tons of products would be imported to and exported from the country annually if Khaf-Herat Railway to Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif is connected. Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami has said, “Once Khaf-Herat railway is connected, the objective of transit of 1.8 million tons of goods would be realized.” It

10 November 2020

Iran and Uzbekistan stressed the need to reduce violence and establish a ceasefire as an important step in alleviating the suffering of Afghan people. Special representative of Iranian Foreign Ministry for Afghanistan Affairs Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian met and held talk with Special Representative of the President of Uzbekistan for Afghanistan Affairs, Ismatulla Irgashev on Monday. f In this

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