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11 killed as Taliban complex attack on Kandahar Police HQ ended

KABUL- At least 11 people were “martyred” and another 83 were injured after Taliban armed bombers attacked Kandahar Police Headquarters today afternoon, officials said. The attack which began with detonation of two car bombings against northern gate of th
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11 killed as Taliban complex attack on Kandahar Police HQ ended

KABUL- At least 11 people were “martyred” and another 83 were injured after Taliban armed bombers attacked Kandahar Police Headquarters today afternoon, officials said. The attack which began with detonation of two car bombings against northern gate of the Police facility was followed by armed attack. At least six more attackers were involved. Civilians injured …

Taliban Militants Storm Kandahar Police HQ After Suicide Car Bombing

By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 18, 2019 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Taliban militants have stormed the police headquarters in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar after a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives at the entrance of the comp
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Taliban Militants Storm Kandahar Police HQ After Suicide Car Bombing

By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 18, 2019 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Taliban militants have stormed the police headquarters in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar after a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives at the entrance of the compound. Baheer Ahmadi, a spokesman for Kandahar’s provincial governor, told RFE/RL that several gunmen entered the compoundRead More...

We Want Peace, Not ‘External Deals’ On Our Soil: Hamid Karzai

Tolo News: “For people of Afghanistan peace means end of war, return to a peaceful life, life with dignity, a united nation, with stability and with independence, a country with best relationship with it’s neighbors and a soil with no extremist and no Da
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We Want Peace, Not ‘External Deals’ On Our Soil: Hamid Karzai

Tolo News: “For people of Afghanistan peace means end of war, return to a peaceful life, life with dignity, a united nation, with stability and with independence, a country with best relationship with it’s neighbors and a soil with no extremist and no Daesh and other groups… We call this peace,” Karzai said. “We want toRead More...

Editorial: Obstructing health services

Taliban militants have shut down dozens of clinics and dispensaries in central Maidan Wardak province, adjacent to capital Kabul thus depriving thousands of helpless and war stricken countrymen of their basic rights of health services. Around 42 health facili
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Editorial: Obstructing health services

Taliban militants have shut down dozens of clinics and dispensaries in central Maidan Wardak province, adjacent to capital Kabul thus depriving thousands of helpless and war stricken countrymen of their basic rights of health services. Around 42 health facilities, run by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan have been closed so far. Since commencing of hard …

Taliban Shuts 42 Swedish-Run Health Clinics in Afghanistan

Ayaz Gul VOA News July 17, 2019 ISLAMABAD – An International relief agency says the Taliban has forced them to close dozens of clinics in an embattled central – eastern region of Afghanistan, depriving  hundreds of thousands of people, particular
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Taliban Shuts 42 Swedish-Run Health Clinics in Afghanistan

Ayaz Gul VOA News July 17, 2019 ISLAMABAD – An International relief agency says the Taliban has forced them to close dozens of clinics in an embattled central – eastern region of Afghanistan, depriving  hundreds of thousands of people, particularly women and children, of  receiving medical treatment and health services. The Swedish Committee for AfghanistanRead More...

Official: 25 Elite Afghan Commandos Killed In Clashes With Taliban

By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 17, 2019 An Afghan regional governor said 25 members of the country’s elite commando units have been killed in fighting with the Taliban. The incident, which occurred on July 15 in the northern province of B
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Official: 25 Elite Afghan Commandos Killed In Clashes With Taliban

By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 17, 2019 An Afghan regional governor said 25 members of the country’s elite commando units have been killed in fighting with the Taliban. The incident, which occurred on July 15 in the northern province of Badghis, is the latest in which specially trained Afghan military units have suffered unusuallyRead More...

Overnight clashes leave 18 Afghan forces dead in Badghis

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Taliban militants killed at least 18 Afghan soldiers in clashes that erupted overnight when troops were trying to capture a senior Taliban leader, government officials said on Wednesday. The clashes started after several soldiers wer
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Overnight clashes leave 18 Afghan forces dead in Badghis

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Taliban militants killed at least 18 Afghan soldiers in clashes that erupted overnight when troops were trying to capture a senior Taliban leader, government officials said on Wednesday. The clashes started after several soldiers were air dropped into the Ab Kamari district of western Badghis province to conduct a night raid …

AIHRC gets new chairperson

AT News Report KABUL: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chairperson, Sima Samar, has been confirmed to be replaced by Shaharzad Akbar, a young activist, dynamic on several fronts of the human rights and social justice. The AIHRC receive
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AIHRC gets new chairperson

AT News Report KABUL: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chairperson, Sima Samar, has been confirmed to be replaced by Shaharzad Akbar, a young activist, dynamic on several fronts of the human rights and social justice. The AIHRC receives new chairperson in a while that Mrs. Samar chaired the organ for nearly 18 years. Several …

Meet Afghan prodigy who achieved gold medal in US contests

AT News Report KABUL: An Afghan 16-year-old genius student from the Afghan-Turk High School has brought pride to the country–where consistently schools are burnt down and education faces many hurdles – by winning gold and silver medals and certificates a
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Meet Afghan prodigy who achieved gold medal in US contests

AT News Report KABUL: An Afghan 16-year-old genius student from the Afghan-Turk High School has brought pride to the country–where consistently schools are burnt down and education faces many hurdles – by winning gold and silver medals and certificates at an international competition of “Science and Technology” in the United States. The talented student, Zakaria …

‘50pc Afghans psychologically unstable, thanks to insecurity, poverty’

AT News Report KABUL: Insecurity and extreme poverty have been cited to be the main reasons causing half of the Afghanistan’s population to endure mental illness, health officials said on Tuesday. Women were more vulnerable to the illness because the numbe
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‘50pc Afghans psychologically unstable, thanks to insecurity, poverty’

AT News Report KABUL: Insecurity and extreme poverty have been cited to be the main reasons causing half of the Afghanistan’s population to endure mental illness, health officials said on Tuesday. Women were more vulnerable to the illness because the number of women who suffered from mental illness was double than that of men, said …

Kabul, Islamabad envoys discuss mutual ties

AT News Report KABUL: Deputy and Acting Foreign Minister of Mr. Idrees Zaman on Tuesday met with the Ambassador of Pakistan to Kabul, Mr. Zahid Nasrullah Khan, where both sides discussed issue of mutual ties, and other important issues. The two sides discusse
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Kabul, Islamabad envoys discuss mutual ties

AT News Report KABUL: Deputy and Acting Foreign Minister of Mr. Idrees Zaman on Tuesday met with the Ambassador of Pakistan to Kabul, Mr. Zahid Nasrullah Khan, where both sides discussed issue of mutual ties, and other important issues. The two sides discussed the expansion of political and economic ties between the two countries, Afghan-led …

Govt. committed to protect civilians

AT News Report KABUL: National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib on Tuesday met with Tadamichi Yamamoto, US Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, where they discussed the importance of pr
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Govt. committed to protect civilians

AT News Report KABUL: National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib on Tuesday met with Tadamichi Yamamoto, US Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, where they discussed the importance of protection of civilians, security situation, and regional dynamics. During meeting, Mohib assured Yamamoto of Afghan government’s strategies to ensure civilians …

Ministry of Public Health: Half of Afghans have suffered mental illness

1TV: Women are more vulnerable to the illness as the number of women who suffer from mental illness is double than that of men, said Wahidillah Mayar, a spokesman for health ministry. According to psychologists, there are 120 types of mental disorders, but A
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Ministry of Public Health: Half of Afghans have suffered mental illness

1TV: Women are more vulnerable to the illness as the number of women who suffer from mental illness is double than that of men, said Wahidillah Mayar, a spokesman for health ministry. According to psychologists, there are 120 types of mental disorders, but Afghans suffer mostly from anxiety and stress. Click here to read more (externalRead More...

Pakistan’s Airspace Opened For Afghan Flights

Ariana: Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic including Afghan flights after over four months of closure on Tuesday. The Ministry of Transport says that though alternative ways were used for the flights from Afghanistan to India, Afghanistan
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Pakistan’s Airspace Opened For Afghan Flights

Ariana: Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic including Afghan flights after over four months of closure on Tuesday. The Ministry of Transport says that though alternative ways were used for the flights from Afghanistan to India, Afghanistan lost 27 million dollars due to the closure of Pakistan’s airspace. Click here to read more (externalRead More...

Senior Taliban official freed from Guantanamo Bay

AT News Report KABUL: Hajji Bashir Noorzai, a senior official of Taliban was freed from US custody in the Guantanamo Bay, a source close to Taliban said Tuesday. “Mr. Noorzai has been freed, but has not been yet joined Taliban representatives in Qatar,” S
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Senior Taliban official freed from Guantanamo Bay

AT News Report KABUL: Hajji Bashir Noorzai, a senior official of Taliban was freed from US custody in the Guantanamo Bay, a source close to Taliban said Tuesday. “Mr. Noorzai has been freed, but has not been yet joined Taliban representatives in Qatar,” Sayed Akbar Agha said. “Americans will likely hand him over to Taliban …

Lapis Lazuli mine falls to Taliban in Badakhshan

AT News Report KABUL: Taliban militants took control of a lapis lazuli mine in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, a local official confirmed. The mines is located in the Keran wa Monjan district, an unsafe area frequently falling to insurgents and bein
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Lapis Lazuli mine falls to Taliban in Badakhshan

AT News Report KABUL: Taliban militants took control of a lapis lazuli mine in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, a local official confirmed. The mines is located in the Keran wa Monjan district, an unsafe area frequently falling to insurgents and being retaken by government forces. The source said Tuesday on condition of anonymity that …

Absolutely want to avoid civilian casualties at all costs: Gen. Miller

AT News Report KABUL: Afghan and Coalition leadership attended a security meeting in Herat province, in which General. Scoot Miller, Resolute Support Commander said that they absolutely want to avoid civilian casualties at all costs. Major General Fazil Moham
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Absolutely want to avoid civilian casualties at all costs: Gen. Miller

AT News Report KABUL: Afghan and Coalition leadership attended a security meeting in Herat province, in which General. Scoot Miller, Resolute Support Commander said that they absolutely want to avoid civilian casualties at all costs. Major General Fazil Mohammad Jumbesh, 207th Corps Commander, Major General Aminullah Amarkhel, Provincial Chief of Police, Dr. Yasin Zia, Deputy …

Afghan Radio Station Shuts Down, Citing Taliban Threats Over Female Employees

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 16, 2019 The head of a private radio station in eastern Afghanistan says it was shut down after numerous threats from a Taliban commander in the area who objected to women being employed at the station, while a local offic
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Afghan Radio Station Shuts Down, Citing Taliban Threats Over Female Employees

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 16, 2019 The head of a private radio station in eastern Afghanistan says it was shut down after numerous threats from a Taliban commander in the area who objected to women being employed at the station, while a local official said that a private dispute was behind the incident. RamezRead More...

A Possible Peace Deal Will Not Impact Elections: Ghani

Tolo News:  Ghani says “emirates was never accepted by the people of Afghanistan” and that “it was imposed by force”. President Ashraf Ghani says that a possible peace deal – which will potentially take place in the coming weeks – will not imp
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A Possible Peace Deal Will Not Impact Elections: Ghani

Tolo News:  Ghani says “emirates was never accepted by the people of Afghanistan” and that “it was imposed by force”. President Ashraf Ghani says that a possible peace deal – which will potentially take place in the coming weeks – will not impact the upcoming presidential elections, scheduled for September 28. “We need to differentiate the peace thatRead More...

Stability in Afghanistan come only through a democratic system: President Ghani

Here is President Ashraf Ghani’s complete interview with TRT. Interviewer: Mr. President. Thank you for taking the time to speak with TRT this morning. President Ashraf Ghani: Well. It is a pleasure to welcome you. My best wishes to the Turkish people
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Stability in Afghanistan come only through a democratic system: President Ghani

Here is President Ashraf Ghani’s complete interview with TRT. Interviewer: Mr. President. Thank you for taking the time to speak with TRT this morning. President Ashraf Ghani: Well. It is a pleasure to welcome you. My best wishes to the Turkish people and the Turkish government. Interviewer: The Taliban have made no secret of their plan …

Five police, 13 Taliban rebels killed in Faryab clash

AT News Report KABUL: Five Afghan police officers embraced martyrdom and at least 13 Taliban insurgents were killed in a clash erupted between them in northern Faryab province, military source said Tuesday. In addition to that 13 Taliban insurgents, includin
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Five police, 13 Taliban rebels killed in Faryab clash

AT News Report KABUL: Five Afghan police officers embraced martyrdom and at least 13 Taliban insurgents were killed in a clash erupted between them in northern Faryab province, military source said Tuesday. In addition to that 13 Taliban insurgents, including six Uzbek fighters received injures. Shaheen Military Corps Spokesman Haneef Rezaie said that 11 Taliban …

Afghanistan welcomes Pakistan’s decision of reopening airspace

AT News Report KABUL: Kabul administration on Tuesday welcomed Pakistan’s decision to reopen its airspace to civilian flights, nearly five months after it was closed following a standoff with India.    According to a so-called notice to Airmen (NO
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Afghanistan welcomes Pakistan’s decision of reopening airspace

AT News Report KABUL: Kabul administration on Tuesday welcomed Pakistan’s decision to reopen its airspace to civilian flights, nearly five months after it was closed following a standoff with India.    According to a so-called notice to Airmen (NOTAM) by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority, the Pakistan airspace reopened to Afghanistan and region civil flights. The …

Afghanistan: how to widen access to justice

The Conversation: Getting justice in Afghanistan is a complicated business. Two main justice systems – state laws based on the civil law tradition and Islamic jurisprudence – combine with non-state institutions, such as traditional village jirgas (circle
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Afghanistan: how to widen access to justice

The Conversation: Getting justice in Afghanistan is a complicated business. Two main justice systems – state laws based on the civil law tradition and Islamic jurisprudence – combine with non-state institutions, such as traditional village jirgas (circles) or shuras (councils), to resolve local disputes and deal with offences. Click here to read more (external link).

Khalilzad Thinks U.S. Can Leave ‘Very Positive Legacy’ in Afghanistan

Michael Hughes: U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has shamelessly suggested that if he can help broker a ceasefire and ensure women are involved in intra-Afghan peace talks U.S. involvement in Afghanistan should be seen as a net benefit. This is quite audacious co
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Khalilzad Thinks U.S. Can Leave ‘Very Positive Legacy’ in Afghanistan

Michael Hughes: U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has shamelessly suggested that if he can help broker a ceasefire and ensure women are involved in intra-Afghan peace talks U.S. involvement in Afghanistan should be seen as a net benefit. This is quite audacious coming from a man who about 17 years ago single-handedly destroyed any chances for peaceRead More...

Taliban gun supplier caught red-handed in Uruzgan

AT News Report KABUL: The Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel on Monday arrested a weapons’ supplier loyal to the Taliban militant group during a crackdown in southern Uruzgan province. ANP succeeded in capturing a Taliban’s arms and munitions supplie
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Taliban gun supplier caught red-handed in Uruzgan

AT News Report KABUL: The Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel on Monday arrested a weapons’ supplier loyal to the Taliban militant group during a crackdown in southern Uruzgan province. ANP succeeded in capturing a Taliban’s arms and munitions supplier during an operation in Tirinkot City, the provincial capital, said a statement issued by Ministry of …

13 civilians killed, 34 hurt in Kandahar roadside bombing

AT News Report KABUL: At least 13 civilians, including women and children, were killed and another 34 wounded on Monday as a roadside bomb ripped through a truck headed to a wedding ceremony in southern Kandahar province, a military official said. Spokesman f
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13 civilians killed, 34 hurt in Kandahar roadside bombing

AT News Report KABUL: At least 13 civilians, including women and children, were killed and another 34 wounded on Monday as a roadside bomb ripped through a truck headed to a wedding ceremony in southern Kandahar province, a military official said. Spokesman for the 205th Atal military corps, Essa Sadiq, said the truck was full …

Ghazni: Local radio station halts airing after Taliban threats

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: A private local radio station in Afghanistan has finally shut down after numerous threats from the Taliban who objected to women working as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday. The incident comes as the Taliban
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Ghazni: Local radio station halts airing after Taliban threats

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: A private local radio station in Afghanistan has finally shut down after numerous threats from the Taliban who objected to women working as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday. The incident comes as the Taliban are discussing a peace deal with the United States that could see them …

Afghanistan A thrash Bangladesh, win cricket series

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan A Cricket Team won a two-match four-day Test series against Bangladesh after their second match ended in a tie on Monday. The hosts were put to bat first by Afghans – who won the toss – and posted a total of 18-1 on t
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Afghanistan A thrash Bangladesh, win cricket series

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan A Cricket Team won a two-match four-day Test series against Bangladesh after their second match ended in a tie on Monday. The hosts were put to bat first by Afghans – who won the toss – and posted a total of 18-1 on the score board before rain stopped the …

France believes reconciliation possible, if based on “Afghan Constitution”

AT News Report KABUL: French National Day has been marked in Kabul on Sunday with participation of high-ranking current and former Afghan officials, including Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, NDS head, ministers, member of parliaments, presidential candidat
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France believes reconciliation possible, if based on “Afghan Constitution”

AT News Report KABUL: French National Day has been marked in Kabul on Sunday with participation of high-ranking current and former Afghan officials, including Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, NDS head, ministers, member of parliaments, presidential candidates, members from media outlets and a large other intellectual figures.  During his speech, Ambassador of France, Mr. David Martinon …

Baghlan bombing leaves five policemen dead

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least five police officer have been killed and two others received injures after their vehicle smashed with a roadside bomb in northern Baghlan province, official said Sunday. Abdul Wali Hameedi, administrative chief for Freng dis
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Baghlan bombing leaves five policemen dead

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least five police officer have been killed and two others received injures after their vehicle smashed with a roadside bomb in northern Baghlan province, official said Sunday. Abdul Wali Hameedi, administrative chief for Freng district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the police personnel, who had gone to Guzargah district on Saturday, …

Canada announced support to improve access to education for women, girls

AT News Report KABUL: Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and ensuring that girls, adolescent girls and women have access to quality education, especially in conflict and crisis situations. On July 4 to 5, 2019, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Mini
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Canada announced support to improve access to education for women, girls

AT News Report KABUL: Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and ensuring that girls, adolescent girls and women have access to quality education, especially in conflict and crisis situations. On July 4 to 5, 2019, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, attended G7 development ministerial …

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