The Taliban have launched widespread offensives in the provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, with the Afghan security forces reporting active clashes. After the battle in Helmand’s provincial centre last month, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Wednesday that fresh commandos were deployed to Lashkar Gah. Joint clearance operations were also underway along the highway connecting to Kandahar. Meanwhile in Kandahar, Chief of Army Staff

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The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that 13 members of the Kabul Police PD3 who were responsible for security at Kabul University were arrested on Wednesday. MoI spokesperson Tariq Arian said the men were detained for negligence in implementing the security plan and reported to the prosecutor’s office. Kabul Police spokesperson Ferdows Faramarz said the men included the PD3 police chief, the anti-crime head

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Doctors at Kabul’s Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital successfully operated on a two-and-a-half-year-old child with a perforated heart, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Wednesday. The centre, which is Afghanistan’s first public sector paediatric cardiac surgery department, was inaugurated on Oct. 20 by acting Health Minister Ahmad Jawad Osmani. The child was referred to the hospital

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First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Wednesday that they had decided to ban the use of individual generators in markets and commercial stores. Saleh, in a detailed Facebook post, said that all markets would be given the opportunity to buy a large and common generator. This will allow pedestrians to reclaim the sidewalks and reduce air and noise pollution. He said that small stores

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The House of Representatives passed a decision on Wednesday to summon First Vice President Amrullah Saleh and heads of various intelligence and security agencies to the next session of the parliament. At the session, lawmakers accused security agencies of being understaffed as they missed the information for the Kabul University attack which Saleh had called an “intelligence failure.”

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Kabul University opened on Wednesday, two days after the deadly attack on the Law Faculty, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) said. Students and the teaching staff were back in classrooms amid heightened security on campus, after armed assailants killed 22 people and wounded 27 others, according to official figures. The MoHE also announced that a memorial will be built for the victims of the

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With the addition of 86 cases from 354 samples tested in the past 24 hours, the Afghan tally of confirmed Coronavirus cases reached 41,814, reported the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The MoPH said four people had succumbed to the infection in the past day, while 49 had recovered. New cases were reported in the provinces Balkh

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Zabul officials said two teenagers were killed and another was injured in a mine blast in the Shinkai district of Zabul on Tuesday evening. Zabul governor’s spokesperson Gul Aslam Sial told Reporterly on Wednesday that the dead and injured were all teenagers and the wounded was taken to the Qalat city hospital. Sial said the mine was

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