Farah officials confirmed that a young girl has died by suicide in the provincial centre on Wednesday. Farah Police spokesperson Mohibullah Mohib told Reporterly that the 18-year-old girl, identified as Mojhgan, was found hanging in her home in Ishaqazi village, near the outskirts of the capital. She had lost her two brothers in the ongoing conflict and

28 October 2020

Parwan officials said a police officer was shot dead in the provincial capital of Charikar city on Tuesday night. Wahida Shahkar, the Parwan governor’s spokesperson, told Reporterly on Wednesday, that the officer’s bopdy was found in the Parche Yazdah area. Investigations found that the policeman was posted in Wardak and had come to Parwan for a vacation. Shahkar

28 October 2020

Kapisa officials reported the death of a 15-year-old girl under mysterious circumstance in the Hesa Awal Kohistan district on Wednesday. Sabawoon Kohistani, Criminal Director of Kapisa Police, told Reporterly that the girl was found dead in the Bakukham area of Sakhi Khail village. While the cause and reason of her death are not known, initial findings indicate

28 October 2020

Changing the political system of Afghanistan may cause another war, Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh told Indian Ambassador Rudrendra Tandon on Wednesday. Danesh said during the meeting, that some countries or groups involved, continue to insist that peace could be achieved by changing the political system. “Any other plan, whether the interim government or the Taliban Emirate, would not lead to peace. It will trigger

28 October 2020

More than 50 members voted to pass the amendment to the electronic ID cards on Wednesday and it was finally approved by the House of Representatives. The amendment to the Population Registration Law specifies that nationality and ethnicity will not be included on the electronic ID cards. The members of parliament (MPs) asked for the process of card distribution to be halted for the changes

28 October 2020

The Wednesday session at the House of Representatives was accompanied by a physical altercation between the members of Logar and Paktia. During the session, Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani discussed the findings of the Board of Inspectors and the introduction of 21 Herat officials on charges of corruption and embezzlement of 20 million AFN from the Coronavirus budget. At the request of Herat’s representative, Rahmani ordered

28 October 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced that in the past 24 hours, 113 new Coronavirus cases were found positive from the 576 samples tested across Afghanistan. According to the MoPH, six people succumbed to the virus while 20 have recovered, pushing those figures to 1,529 deaths and 34,237 recoveries. New cases were reported in the provinces

28 October 2020

Acting Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar has been invited for a virtual meeting of foreign ministers of central Asian countries and India’s external affair minister on Wednesday. While India, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will be represented by their foreign ministers, Kyrgyzstan will be represented by their First Deputy Foreign Minister. "The Ministers will exchange views on a wide gamut of areas including political, security, economic

28 October 2020

First vice President Amrullah Saleh said that “means of repelling” Taliban sniper attack and Bezbak weapons had been tested and will be provided to all security checkpoints in Kabul on Wednesday. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Saleh said that the Taliban have recently been able to kill a number of "heroes" of the security forces using "bezbak" (night vision scope equipped) weapons. He stressed

28 October 2020

The Presidential Palace welcomed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) call for ending violence and urging dialogue on Wednesday. OIC reiterated its call upon all parties in Afghanistan to concentrate their efforts on achieving success in the ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks. The 57-member international organisation deplored the recent surge in violence in Afghanistan that has caused many casualties including women and children.

28 October 2020