Some sources have reported that General Jurat, the senior adviser to the president and deputy head of the National Security Council, has been dismissed. There is still no detail on Mr. Jurat's dismissal. This comes after Officials in Nangarhar province, on 7 September, reported the discovery and seizure of some explosives and a number of weapons from

2 October 2018

The Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health announced an annual incidence of 3,500 cases of breast cancer among Afghan women. The ministry said in a statement that more than 3,500 women suffer from breast cancer annually, with half of them losing their lives. The Ministry said that the appearance of a lump in breast or armpit, skin puckering,

2 October 2018

An explosion took place a few minutes ago in Kama district of Nangarhar province. The explosion is reported to have targeted the supporters of a parliamentary candidate in an election campaign that was taking place. According to a provincial council member, Naser Kamawal,  2 people have been killed in the explosion. No details of responsibility yet.

2 October 2018

The government of Afghanistan requested the Pakistan cleric Maulana Samiul Haq also known as Father of Taliban to help efforts in ending the 17 year old war. An Afghan delegation issued a call to meet with Maulana Samiul Haw who is the head of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam at Darul Uloom Haqqania in Akora Khattak on Monday. The delegation included religious leaders, representatives of Kabul government, former

2 October 2018

According to The Civilian Protection Advocacy Group who released a report on Tuesday, half of the 240 civilian casualties in September were due to operations by Afghan and foreign forces. The group stressed that more casualties have taken place in the government-controlled areas and by the Afghan security forces. According to the group's newsletter, as a result of the operation of Afghan and foreign

2 October 2018

In response to the possibility of privatising the US war in Afghanistan, President Ghani has cleared the air that he will not allow ‘foreign mercenaries’ in Afghanistan. The president expressed trust in the Afghan forces and said that Afghanistan’s forces have enough potential to save the country from collapse. At the Mayors National Conference, President Ghani said “You should know that the work which is

2 October 2018

According to the Afghan Defense Ministry's proposal and presidential decree, 22 generals have recently retired. The ministry said in a statement on Monday that 22 generals have retired based on the ministry's proposal and the presidential decree. Over the past year, the ministry has seen the retirement of nearly 300 generals.

2 October 2018

Security officials have reported the killing of 26 terrorists in Paktia province. As a result of the air strike of Afghan security forces in the Zormat district of Paktia province, 26 terrorists have been killed and 3 others wounded, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. The announcement added that during the operation, two of terrorists’ vehicles were

2 October 2018

In the last day of the Martyr Week which started on September 9, 2018, an ode of respect for those who sacrificed their lives to save and defend their homeland, many martyred leaders, as well as brave soldiers and security forces who lost their lives in the field or fighting, were reminded and appreciated for their services across Afghanistan. Afghanistan has suffered most casualties

1 October 2018

A member of the Afghan parliament has pointed to the horrifying information that girls of Afghan descent may be joining ISIL despite hailing from schools in Kabul. Mohammad Arif Rahmani, a member of the House of Representatives and the High Council of the Enlightenment Movement, wrote in a Facebook status post while quoting a reliable source at the National Directorate of Security: "Adolescent girls

1 October 2018