The Afghan law enforcement agencies have arrested 29 drug traffickers within the past seven days, officials said. "The Counter-Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) and detective security organizations arrested 29 suspects linked to 20 cases of transportation or keeping of narcotics from various provinces," Counter-Narcotics Criminal Justice Task Force of Afghanistan (CJTF) said in a statement. A woman

30 October 2019

Afghan local officials say at least three civilians have been killed in a road-side bomb explosion in Zabul province. The spokesman of Zabul governor, Gul Islam Seyal told Reporterly that a Saracha type vehicle hit a road-side bomb in Mirano area of Mizan district this morning. According to him, three civilians including a woman were killed in

30 October 2019

At least seven civilians were wounded in an explosion in Kandahar province, local officials said. The chief district of Spin Boldak, Sayed Ali told Reporterly that the blast was triggered by explosive-laden motorbike at the main market of Spin Boldak district. He added that seven civilians including a woman were wounded in the incident. There was no immediate

30 October 2019

Peace is the greatest need for the people of Afghanistan, said religious scholars and civil society activists gathered at a UN-backed event in Nili, the provincial capital of Daikundi. The symposium, organized by UNAMA’s Bamyan office in Afghanistan’s central highlands region, brought together more than 100 religious scholars, civil society members, women’s rights activists and youth advocates to discuss ways to promote community support

30 October 2019

US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad discussed the current status of the Afghan peace process with Pakistani officials in his two-day trip to Islamabad, the US Embassy in Pakistan said in a statement. “In his meetings with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, and other government officials, Ambassador Khalilzad discussed the current status of the Afghan peace process and the importance of reducing

30 October 2019

The delegation of 23 European Union parliamentarians visiting Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday said that they do not want Kashmir to become another Afghanistan. "Terrorism in Kashmir is not only the matter of India but also for the international community. We do not want Kashmir to become another Afghanistan," they said. Addressing a press conference on the

30 October 2019

The Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned shelling and rocket attacks by Pakistani army on the eastern province of Kunar. At least seven civilians including women and children were killed an injured in the attack carried out on Monday. “Pakistan military's attacks on Kunar which killed women and children are acts of aggression and violence against our soil and people,” he said.

30 October 2019

At least five IS-K fighters were killed during an airstrike in Nangarhar province, local officials said Wednesday. The Nangarhar provincial governor office in a statement said that a drone strike killed five IS-K fighters in Choni area of Haska Mina district of Nangarhar. According to the statement, in another drone strike in Shani Mina area of Momand

30 October 2019

Hundreds of Afghan and Pakistani citizens’ passports have been trapped inside the embassy due to the closure of the Afghan consulate in Peshawar. As per The Express Tribune report, the Afghan authorities have shut down the visa section in Peshawar under protest over the demolition of Afghan Market next to its premises. The Afghan government claims that

30 October 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has sponsored the Afghanistan National Young Innovators in Agriculture Competition, an activity aimed at engaging Afghan students in tackling the problem of post-harvest loss in high value crops. In Afghanistan, farmers lose more than a third of their harvest before it reaches the consumer. Students from agriculture and veterinary vocational

30 October 2019