Kabul: Local officials in Kandahar province said that all civilian flights have been suspended following Taliban rocket attacks on parts of the province's airport. Massoud Ahmad Pashtun, director of Ahmad Shah Abdali Airport, told VOA on Sunday that the Taliban had fired several rockets at parts of the airport at 10am on Sunday, but that no damage had been seen. "When the airport is

8 August 2021

Kabul: Paktia police say that 12 members of a family were killed and two others were injured when a Taliban roadside bomb exploded in Paktia's Sayed Karam district. Hayatullah Nezami Ahmadzai, spokesman for the Paktia Police, said that a mine had exploded in the Chaniya area of Sayed Karam district of Paktia province Saturday night. Nezami said 12 people, including women and children, were

8 August 2021

Kabul: Local sources on Sunday said that Babur Ishchi, the head of Jowzjan provincial council, has surrendered to the Taliban. Sources say that Ishchi fought with the Taliban for more than an hour on a hill in the Khwaja Du Koh district of the province on Saturday, but was forced to surrender to the Taliban with 20 of his subordinates due to lack

8 August 2021

Kabul: Ministry of Education officials in Nangarhar province in the east of the country say that for the first time 12 girls in Nazian district of Nangarhar province graduated from the 12th grade of Surobi school in this district. Hasibullah Shinwari, the director of education in Nangarhar province, said that they are the first girls to graduate from the 12th grade of one of

8 August 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Justice on Sunday rejected the publication of news related to the draft state of emergency that has been reflected in some media. The Ministry of Justice clarifies that it is working on a draft law on "Government Responsibilities and People's Participation in Emergencies, Unexpected Disasters and Natural Disasters." The law focuses on natural disasters, emergencies, accident prediction and prevention, service

8 August 2021

Kabul: Two mines with remote control and mobile system were defused in the area of Darwaze Malek in Herat by the engineering team of Herat Police. The mines were planted by the armed opposition to target the security forces and the people, which were discovered and defused, as per the Herat Press and Public Relations Department. Also, on Friday night, joint defense and security forces,

7 August 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Justice has announced that in the first six months of the 1,400 solar fiscal year, it has issued operating licenses to 551 social institutions. A statement issued by the Ministry of Justice on Saturday, said, “These institutions include organizations, associations, councils, and foundations.” The announcement states that with the issuance of licenses for these institutions, the total number of social institutions

7 August 2021

Kabul: The Taliban captured Sheberghan city in Jowzjan, the deputy governor said, the second Afghan provincial capital to fall to the insurgents in less than 24 hours. According to credible sources, who confirmed the reports, the Taliban have claimed control of the provincial capital, police headquarters, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and the Jowzjan prison building in Sheberghan. “The (government) forces and officials have

7 August 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Higher Education announced that in-person classes at universities in 11 provinces, including Kabul, began on Saturday. Hamed Obaidi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Higher Education, told Hashte Subh daily that in-person classes are officially starting in 11 provinces where the prevalence of the coronavirus is below 35 percent. Obaidi added that universities in other provinces, where the coronavirus turnover

7 August 2021

Kabul: Army forces in the southwest of the country say 30 Al-Qaeda fighters have been killed in an airstrike in the Marjah district of Helmand province. The 215th Maiwand Corps said in a press release that the airstrike was launched on Friday evening on a "terrorist" gathering in the Sistani area of Marjah district. According to the statement, the killed members of the al-Qaeda

7 August 2021