The Nangarhar National Directorate of Security (NDS) arrested three members of IS-K (Daesh), including a man responsible for transporting the group's explosives. In a statement released on Tuesday, NDS said they had detained the men in operations carried out by special forces in the Shulana area of Chaparhar district on Monday night. Among those detained is Sabawoon, known as Mansour, who was responsible for transport

6 October 2020

President Ashraf Ghani met Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at a luncheon hosted at the Amiri Diwan on Tuesday afternoon. “We welcome you dear brother and your delegation to Doha. We hope our joint efforts will help Afghanistan find peace and stability,” the Emir said. Presidential Palace spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi said that both sides expressed interest in enhancing bilateral ties, economic cooperation and

6 October 2020

Laghman officials said on Tuesday, a man shot and killed his father before turning the gun on himself in the Badpash district. Assadullah Dawlatzai, spokesperson for the Laghman governor, said the incident occurred on Monday evening. Investigation indicate family problems and Dawlatzai did not provide further details.

6 October 2020

In the past 24 hours, 372 suspected Coronavirus samples have been tested across Afghanistan, of which 64 were found to be positive, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said. The new cases were reported in the provinces of Kabul (35), Herat (28) and Kandahar (1), bringing the Afghan tally of confirmed cases to 39,486. According to the

6 October 2020

The Primary Court Of Crime Against Internal and External Security in Kabul’s PD3 on Tuesday, gave out death sentences to three men and a woman charged with kidnapping leading to murder. The Office of the Attorney General (AGO) said the four death row convicts were members of a group of seven people. They were identified as Shazia, Ahmadullah, Bator, Mohibullah, Sherbaz, Sharifullah and Dilawar. Among

6 October 2020

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said 125 Taliban fighters in Balkh and 150 in Sar-i-Pul submitted their weapons to the Afghan security forces and joined the peace process on Monday. “Taliban fighters laid down their arms following efforts made by Chahar Kint district [of Balkh] Governor Salima Mazari and the tribal elders in the area,” the statement by the 209 Shaheen Corps said.

6 October 2020

Afghanistan’s top leaders are visiting regional nations to strengthen consensus and garner support for the peace talks. President Ashraf Ghani met the Prime Minister of Qatar Skeikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani in Doha on Monday, the Presidential Palace said. Both sides discussed further strengthening mutual ties and enhancing bilateral economic cooperation, Afghanistan’s peace process and other issues of significance. Sheikh Al Thani

6 October 2020