The internal affairs committee of the Lower House of Parliament says the US aid cut is contrary to the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the Afghan government. The Committee in a press release reacted to the recent decision of US Department of State, saying US military, economic, and political cooperation and support for Afghanistan is based on a long-term Strategic Partnership Agreement between the

25 March 2020

The proclaimed president Abdullah Abdullah in reaction to the attack on Sikh minorities said terrorists are trying to bring religious and social strife to Afghanistan. Abdullah in a statement called the attack on Sikhs an "inhumane crime" and contrary to all Islamic values and principles, emphasising that attacking a religious minority was prohibited in any religion or religion.

25 March 2020

Afghan Special Forces confirmed that all four suicide bombers who attacked Dharamshala, a Sikh worship area in PD1 of Kabul, were killed after nearly six hours of fighting. The Sikh religious temple was attacked in the capital of Kabul early on Wednesday. Narindra Singh Khalsa, a Sikh lawmaker, told news outlets that four people had been killed and the trapped people inside have been rescued.

25 March 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says the coronavirus is now circulating in Afghan cities and the number of infections is on rise. The spokesman of MoPH, Wahidullah Mayar in a press conference said that the total number of positive coronavirus cases has risen to 79 in Afghanistan. Mayar warned that if the people do not follow

25 March 2020

Afghan security officials said that a clearing operation is ongoing at Dharamshala, a Sikh worship area in PD1 of Kabul, and those trapped inside are being rescued. Gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday. Afghan security forces blocked off the area and were taking on the attackers. A

25 March 2020

The extraordinary committee on prevention of Coronavirus led by the second vice-president Sarwar Danish has announced the none-essential movements restricted in Herat, Farah and Zaranj cities. The Committee has decided that in order to prevent the spread of the Corona virus in Afghanistan, especially in the vulnerable cities, the government announces a none-essential movements restriction in the cities of Herat, Farah and Zaranj.

25 March 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not self-isolate after returning from Afghanistan and Qatar on Tuesday because neither country was on a US government list calling for such precautions when he visited, a State Department medical official said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also said Mr Pompeo’s choreographed movements in both places

25 March 2020

Prospects of a peace settlement in Afghanistan remain elusive as the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that Afghan security forces have switched back to an 'active defense' posture against the Taliban as the militant group continues to target government forces across the country, despite a US-Taliban deal signed on 29 February aimed at setting the conditions to end the 18-year-old conflict.

25 March 2020

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) says Afghan security forces have cleared the first floor of a Sikh temple in PD1 of Kabul, where “suicide bombers” are battling security forces. The spokesman of MoI, Tariq Arian said, “A number of people have been rescued who were trapped inside the temple." A number of armed men attacked a Sikh

25 March 2020

Afghan local officials have confirmed that at least 9 Taliban Prisoners have been released in Maidan Wardak Based on President's special decree. The Maidan Wardak governor's press office in a press release said that the Taliban prisoners were released based on the decree of (no 336) by President Ashraf Ghani. The governor of Maidan Wardak urged the

25 March 2020
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