Afghan political analyst Waheed Mujhda was assassinated by unknown armed men in capital Kabul on Wednesday evening, authorities said. The spokesman of Interior Ministry Nasrat Rahimi said, “Mujhda was on way to a mosque to offer prayers when he was attacked by two gunmen on a motorcycle near Russian Embassy in Police District 7 of the

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Afghan local officials have confirmed that at least seven Taliban insurgent were killed and one of their IED making factories destroyed in Ghazni province. The Ghazni governor’s office in a press release on Wedensday said that a Taliban’s IED making factory was targeted by airstrikes last night in Tasang Payeen area of Deh-e Yak district. The press

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The Taliban was the world’s “deadliest terrorist group” last year, according to a new survey by 2019 Global Terrorism Index published on November 20. The 2019 Global Terrorism Index by the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace, shows that the number of deaths attributed to the Taliban rose by nearly 71 percent in 2018 to 6,103, and accounted for 38 percent of all terror-related

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At least 12 Afghan soldiers were killed and four others were wounded after insurgents attacked an army base in northern Kunduz province last night, local officials said on Wednesday. A member of the Kunduz provincial council, Safiullah Amiri told Reporterly that the incident took place in Imam Saheb district. In the meantime, the Ministry of Defense (MoD)

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The Minister of Public Health, Ferozuddin Feroz at the Reaching the Last Mile forum at Louvre Abu Dhabi said there is a “missing generation” of women health workers in Afghanistan. “In a conflict setting, working in a sector that is needed by everyone, it can be a frustration,” said Dr. Feroz, who was appointed deputy minister in 2002 and is one of the architects

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The Afghan police arrested 27 drug traffickers within past seven days, officials said on Wednesday. "During the past seven days, the Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) and detective security organizations arrested 27 suspects linked to 20 cases on suspicion of transportation of drugs and narcotics from various provinces," Counter-Narcotics Criminal Justice Task Force of Afghanistan (CJTF) said in a statement.

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President Ashraf Ghani has said that the IS-K terrorists have been crushed in Nangarhar province where they have controlled large swathes of territories for many years. “A year ago, no one could have thought that we will be announcing to have finished off Daesh here in Nangarhar,” Ghani told tribal volunteers in Nangarhar’s capital in Jalalabad. More than 600 fighters from IS-K have surrendered with

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The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the leaders will discuss Afghanistan mission among other issues in a NATO Leaders summit in London next month. Speaking to reporters ahead of NATO foreign ministers meeting, Stoltenberg declared that the NATO leaders will discuss a range of issues during the London summit including NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism.

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Russian special representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov will take part in the intra-Afghan meeting in Beijing, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said. Morgulov stated that the date of the meeting has not been set yet. "Kabulov will definitely take part in this meeting," he noted. In October, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that

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Two U.S. service members were killed in a helicopter crash on November 20, 2019, in Afghanistan, US officials in Afghanistan said. The USFOR-Afghanistan in a press release said the cause of the crash is under investigation, however preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire. “In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the

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