Kabul: The Interior Ministry said on Monday that the Taliban’s plan to attack Herat, Kandahar and Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand province, has been foiled. Interior Ministry spokesman Mirwais Stanekzai said in a video message that the situation in these cities has returned to normal. Stanekzai added that Taliban fighters in the cities of Herat, Kandahar and Lashkargah had suffered heavy casualties in recent

9 August 2021

Kabul: Security forces and popular uprising forces after a counter-terrorism operation were able to clear the Warsaj district of Taliban terrorists. Police forces are currently stationed in the district headquarters of Takhar province. Also, the Taliban abducted Nematullah Hemmat, head of Bost local radio broadcasts, in the Nawa district of Helmand. Abdul Sami Ghairatmal, head of Nai or Supporting open Media in Afghanistan Office

9 August 2021

Kabul: Local sources in Balkh, Samangan and Baghlan provinces confirm that Taliban fighters have attacked the provincial capitals. Adel Shah Adel, a spokesman for the Balkh Police, told Etilaat Roz daily that Taliban fighters had attacked the Pul-e Imam Bakri area in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital, last night. Adel added that the Taliban attack was met with resistance from security and defense forces, and

9 August 2021

Kabul: Security sources in Baghlan province said that one civilian was killed and five others were wounded in a mortar shell fired by Taliban fighters on Pul-e-Khumri city, the provincial capital. Baghlan police spokesman Javed Besharat told Subhe Kabul daily that the incident took place on Monday morning. However, Besharat said that the offensive of Taliban fighters on the city of Pul-e-Khumri began at

9 August 2021

Kabul: Some members of Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) said on Sunday that more than 60% of customs revenue is now being collected by the Taliban after they captured border crossings. MPs said this amounts to about 200 million afghanis a day. The financial and budget commission of the Wolesi Jirga said that government should take serious measures to recapture the border

9 August 2021

Kabul: According to the announcement of the Ministry of Higher Education, on Saturday, universities, including Balkh University, officially began attending in-person classes; but yesterday, according to a government decision and a decree issued by the Balkh local government, the university in the province was closed for another week. Ghulam Farooq Khaplwak, Balkh's deputy governor for finance and administration, blamed the closure on recent insecurity

9 August 2021

Kabul: Two back-to-back international meetings are being convened in Qatar this week to press Afghanistan’s warring parties to resme upeace negotiations and reach a deal before the Afghan conflict spirals out of control. The diplomatic effort comes amid dramatic battlefield advances by Taliban insurgents even as the United States continues airstrikes in support of embattled Afghan government forces. It also follows last week’s warning

9 August 2021

Kabul: The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is ready to operate the Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul if the conditions are met by its interlocutors, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said. Turkey has done its best for the safety and prosperity of the Afghan people, the minister said, speaking at a military ceremony. Reiterating that the country has been working for 20 years to bring peace

8 August 2021

Kabul: Local sources in Takhar province said that the Taliban have stepped up their attacks on security positions in Taloqan. The head of the Takhar Provincial Council says fighting is raging in the suburbs. According to these sources, the Taliban have taken control of parts of the city, but security forces are fiercely resisting the group's fighters. The men said that the battlefield needs

8 August 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health announced on Sunday that 1.8 million people in Afghanistan have received the coronavirus vaccine so far. Dastgir Nazari, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, told Hashte Subh daily on Sunday that at least 1.8 million Afghan civilians had received the vaccine and Afghanistan currently has 5.1 million doses of the vaccine, which includes the Indian AstraZeneca

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