Sunday, 1 May 2016

‘Conflict in Afghanistan is not between Afghans but imposed on us’: Karzai

‘Conflict in Afghanistan is not between Afghans but imposed on us’: Karzai - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency
In his speech during the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), Karzai said “We are making a strong case in the international community that the conflict in Afghanistan is not between Afghans but imposed on us.”

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Huge Military Operation Begins In Nangarhar

Huge Military Operation Begin In Nangarhar

A huge joint military operation under the name of Shaheen 9 was started by Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police, Afghan Border Police and National Security Directorate (NSD) personnel in eastern Nangarhar province.

Why Ashraf Ghani’s New Strategy Won’t Work

Afghanistan: Why Ashraf Ghani’s New Strategy Won’t Work | The Diplomat
First, the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, exacerbated by the Taliban’s relentless bombing campaign, has weakened Ghani politically at home. Domestically, with growing pressure from opposition parties and even from some factions of his own government, Ghani’s position has become so precarious that he can no longer afford to wait for the peace talks, which have yielded no results. Clearly, Ghani’s policy of reaching out to Pakistan has not worked as Islamabad has been unable to put into effect its so-called and much talked about “influence” over the Afghan Taliban.

Friday, 29 April 2016

MSF UK believes attack on hospital in Afghanistan was a war crime


No Criminal Charges From Kunduz MSF Hospital Atrocity

Katherine Jane Wilson


Drug Wars

Policeman kills his 3 comrades in latest insider attack in Laghman

Policeman kills his 3 comrades in latest insider attack in Laghman - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency
Provincial police spokesman Shafiqullah confirmed the incident and said the assailant policeman managed to flee the area following the attack.
He said the policeman was apparently in contact with the Taliban militants and has joined the Taliban ranks after the attack.
The Taliban group has also claimed responsibility behind the insider attack.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Female Australian aid worker reportedly kidnapped in Afghanistan

Female Australian aid worker reportedly kidnapped by armed men in Afghanistan - 9news.com.au
The aid worker was taken from her office by the men in the early hours of the morning in the eastern city of Jalalabad, in the capital of the Nangarhar province, Attaullah Khogyanai, spokesman of the state's governor told Spanish news agency EFE.
The kidnappers wore military uniforms and the employee "worked in the non-profit's handicrafts department", he said.


Herat chief prosecutor shot dead by unknown gunmen

Herat chief prosecutor shot dead by unknown gunmen - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency
Provincial governor’s spokesman Jilani Farhad confirmed that Mr. Rahin was travelling in his personal car without any security guard when he was shot dead by gunmen riding a vehicle.
He said the son of Mr. Rahin who is around 10-year-old was also wounded in the attack but there are no reports regarding his health condition.




Wednesday, 27 April 2016

US to release report on airstrike on Kunduz hospital

US to release report on failings leading to airstrike on Afghanistan hospital | US news | The Guardian

The report provides an official assessment of the failings that led to a US AC-130 gunship attacking a Kunduz hospital run by Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, several of whose patients burned to death in their beds. The organization has called the strike a deliberate act tantamount to a war crime.

Just How Many ISIS Fighters Are There in Afghanistan?

Just How Many ISIS Fighters Are There in Afghanistan? | The Diplomat
In late December 2014, the Russian official noted that local fighters loyal to ISIS – whose spillover into Central Asia was “inevitable” – had established a pair of “beachheads” in Afghanistan, alongside the borders with Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Per Kabulov, these two contingents totaled upwards of 7,500 fighters – far more than the “hundreds” the official now says existed some 12 months ago. RT further writes that Kabulov had estimated the ISIS fighters in Afghanistan at 3,500 last October, adding to the confusion.