Kabul: Afghanistan recorded 278 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the total tally to 151,291, the Afghan Ministry of Public Health said. The ministry reported an additional 357 recoveries from the infection and 17 new deaths in the country, raising the COVID-19 related death toll to 6,978. The number of recoveries reached 104,305. To combat

10 August 2021

Kabul: The Afghan Ministry of Defense announced that 150 Taliban members were killed and 19 others were wounded in an attack by ground and air forces in Dehdadi district of Balkh province last night. According to MoD, Imam Bukri checkpoint and Dehdadi district have been cleared of Taliban influence. The ministry said large quantities of Taliban ammunition and weapons were also destroyed in Dehdadi

10 August 2021

Kabul: Eight Taliban fighters were killed in a counterattack by security and defense forces in Farah province, as per the Ministry of Interior. A car bomb through which the group wanted to carry out a suicide attack on was eliminated by the air forces before reaching the target. Also, Najib Ahmad Najib, a spokesperson for the Khost police headquarters said that a mine planted inside

10 August 2021

Kabul: Local sources in Farah province report the intensification of widespread attacks by Taliban fighters on Farah city, the capital of the province. Abdul Samad Salehi, a member of the Farah Provincial Council, told Subhe Kabul daily that Taliban insurgents had launched attacks on Farah on Monday night and are continuing. According to him, Taliban fighters had entered parts of the PD4 of Farah

10 August 2021

Kabul: The defense and security forces and commandos, with the support of the air force and popular uprising, repulsed Taliban attacks in Balkh province. As per 209 Shaheen Corps, the Taliban wanted to break the Imam Bukri line of defense in Dehdadi district and the Langar Khana of Nahri Shahi district with their offensive attacks on Monday. As a result of these clashes, more

10 August 2021

Kabul: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), and Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, state minister for Peace Affairs, arrived in Doha on Tuesday. “A delegation of Afghanistan, led by Dr Abdullah is in Doha and is scheduled to attend a meeting at the level of Special Representatives for Afghanistan,” said Fraidoon Khwazoon, HCNR spokesperson said, adding that the delegation

10 August 2021

Kabul: A fundraiser has been set up to support the People's Uprising Movement in Herat. Abdul Raziq Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Popular Resistance Movement in Herat, told Salamwatandar that the fund had been created spontaneously by the people. Abdul Raziq Ahmadi adds that the donations collected in this fund will be spent for the frontline fighters, the wounded and the families of the

9 August 2021

Kabul: One civilian was killed and three others were injured in an explosion in PD2 of Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province. Adel Shah Adel, a spokesperson for the Balkh police, said the blast took place in PD2 of Mazar-e-Sharif on Monday afternoon. According to Adel, based on initial reports, one civilian was killed and three others were injured in the blast, which was

9 August 2021

Kabul: The defense and security forces repulsed the enemy's offensive attacks in Shir Darwaza, Purak and Poza Niazi areas of Mohammad Agha district of Logar province on Sunday night and were completely defeated. As a result, 14 Taliban terrorists were killed and three others were wounded. Weapons and ammunition of the enemy were also destroyed. Also, as per the 215 Maiwand Corps, the Afghan Air

9 August 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday recorded 235 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and 25 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total number of cases now stand at 151,013, while the death toll is 6,961. This comes even as Mahmoud Shah Rasuli, head of the press department of the Herat

9 August 2021