Local officials said that a team has been tasked to investigate the possible killing and injury of 15 civilians in an airstrike that took place in Zohr village of Warduj on Sunday. Badakhsan provincial governor’s office in a statement on Tuesday said that heavy causalities were inflicted on Taliban insurgents in an airstrike carried out on hideout of insurgents in warduj district of the

15 October 2019

President Ghani on Tuesday afternoon met with US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells, discussed the peace process, security, regional and international relations, the presidential palace said in a statement. The statement noted that during the meeting, Ghani emphasized that there is comprehensive consensus for dignified and sustainable peace and it is the priority of the current

15 October 2019

More Afghans than Syrians have migrated to the European Union so far this year, official data shows, making them the largest nationality illegally entering the bloc, with many relocating from Iran partly due to the hardship caused by U.S. sanctions. As per Reuters report, Since the beginning of the year, nearly 17,000 Afghans crossed the Aegean sea to reach EU shores, the latest data

15 October 2019

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said that India has handed over two Mi-35 helicopters to the Afghan Air Force on Tuesday. The statement noted that the helicopters were officially handed over to Ministry of Defense with the presence of Acting MoD Minister Assadullah Khalid and Indian Ambassador Vinay Kumar. This comes as Indian government

15 October 2019

Indian Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) confirmed the participation of Afghanistan as a partner country in the 39th India International Trade Fair (IITF), said the Afghan Embassy on Monday. Afghan Embassy India in a series of tweets said, "Congratulations. After series of negotiations by the Afghan Embassy with India Trade Promotion Organization, finally ITPO has confirmed the participation of Afghanistan as a "Partner Country" in

15 October 2019

Taliban’s spokesperson, Mohammad Suhail Shaheen has said that Taliban have nothing against India and need its help to reconstruct Afghanistan. In an exclusive interview to CNN-News18’s Zakka Jacob, Shaheen declared that India need not be apprehensive about withdrawal of American troops as ‘post-liberation’; Afghanistan would need the neighbouring nation’s help for its reconstruction. Shaheen said had US

15 October 2019

The US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass said that United States supports the decision by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to only verify biometric votes. We discussed the importance of clarifying for the Afghan people how many polling centers and polling stations were closed and where they were located so that as biometric process goes forward people have confidence that the electronic results verified

15 October 2019

At least 2 civilians have been killed in a roadside bomb blast in Ghazni province, local officials said. Ghazni provincial governor’s office in a statement said that a truck hit a roadside bomb embedded by Taliban group in Neyaz Kalai village of Deh district of the Ghazni. The incident took place at around 06:30 AM on Tuesday,

15 October 2019

Ahead of the meeting of NATO Leaders in London at the end of the year, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that Taliban must show willingness to make real compromises at the negotiating table. “We would welcome the resumption of the talks, but then Taliban must show willingness to make real compromises at the negotiating table,” Stoltenberg said at a session of the

15 October 2019

A knife-wielding Afghan man is suspected of killing one person and badly wounding another in a series of attacks in Austria on Monday, police said. As per Reuters report, Police in Upper Austria province said the man, 33, wounded a staff member at a refugee centre in Wullowitz, near the border with the Czech Republic, before fleeing the scene by bicycle. He then stabbed

15 October 2019