Friday, 6 March 2015

9 Police Killed in Attacks

9 policemen martyred in separate attacks - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency:
Rahmatullah Roshan, Deputy Police Chief of Charchino district says that the policeman who has shot dead his colleagues have escaped following the attack.
He added that an investigation was initiated into the incident that took place Thursday morning.
In a separate incident seven policemen were shot dead in their security post unanimously after being made unconscious in southern Helmand province.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Afghan Men Campaigning For Women's Rights

A list of US air and drone strikes, Afghanistan 2015

Get the data: A list of US air and drone strikes, Afghanistan 2015 | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Linked above is a summary of US air and drone strikes in 2015, and casualty estimates for each. Our data changes according to our current understanding of particular strikes – none of the strikes in our data is seen as a complete record. Below represents our present understanding.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Afghanistan officials sanctioned murder, torture and rape, says report

Afghanistan officials sanctioned murder, torture and rape, says report | World news | The Guardian:
A grim account of deaths, robbery, rapes and extrajudicial killings, Today We Shall All Die, details a culture of impunity that the rights group says flourished after the fall of the Taliban, driven by the desire for immediate control of security at almost any price.
“The rise of abusive political and criminal networks was not inevitable,” the report said. “Short-term concerns for maintaining a bulwark against the Taliban have undermined aspirations for long-term good governance and respect for human rights in Afghanistan.”

Afghan army suffers heavy combat losses - US Report

Afghan army suffers heavy combat losses: US - Yahoo News
Afghan security forces are suffering heavy casualties on the battlefield and large numbers of troops are resigning or deserting their units, a new report said Tuesday.
The US military also has overestimated the size of the Afghan police and army by a significant margin, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, John Sopko, said in a report to Congress.

Pentagon Declassifies Information on Afghan Security Forces


Afghan Government Dismisses 11 Ambassadors

MoFA Announces End of 11 Ambassadors Tenure
The ambassadors dismissed by the MoFA are Azizullah Karzai, Ambassador to Russia;Mohammad Qasim Fazili, Ambassador to UNESCO;Ziauddin Mujadidi, Ambassador to Czech Republic;Ghualm Sakhi Ghairat, Ambassador to Indonesia;Najibullah Mujadidi, Ambassador to the UAE;Syed Ahmad Omarkahil, Ambassador to Saudi Arabia;Mohammad Dawoud Yar, Ambassador to Britain;Sham Lal Pathi, Ambassador to Canada;Assadullah Omar, Ambassador to France;Ziauddin Nizam, Ambassador to Italy and Nangyalai Tarzi, Ambassador to Geneva.