Monday, 18 June 2018

Taliban Attacks Checkpoints In Farah, Killing 5 Policemen

Taliban Attacks Checkpoints In Farah, Killing 5 Policemen | Ariana News


Dadullah Qani, a member of Farah provincial council said that Taliban fighters have killed four policemen in Shorab district of Farah City and one policeman in Pushtkoh district.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

New Bombings Hit Afghanistan Before Taliban Cease-Fire Expires

New Bombings Hit Afghanistan Before Taliban Cease-Fire Expires - The New York Times

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — A day after President Ashraf Ghani announced that the government would extend its cease-fire with the Taliban, the lull in the long-running war appeared to be all but over on Sunday.

Death Toll From Suicide Bombing In Nangarhar Rises To 36

Death Toll From Suicide Bombing In Afghanistan Rises To 36


Najibullah Kamawal, director of the provincial health department, said another 65 people were wounded in the June 16 attack, which targeted fighters who were celebrating a three-day truce coinciding with Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that caps off the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.
Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar’s governor, told RFE/RL that some of those wounded were in critical condition.
Amaq, the news agency affiliated with Islamic State (IS), said the extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26 | Reuters

Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26 | Reuters

Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor of Nangarhar, confirmed a car bomb was responsible for the blast in the town of Ghazi Aminullah Khan, on the main Torkham-Jalalabad road, and said that dozens were wounded. He had earlier said a rocket-propelled grenade was to blame.
The Taliban announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday, which began on Friday, except against foreign forces. It overlaps with an Afghan government ceasefire which lasts until Wednesday.

Karzai Blames US, Pakistan For Afghanistan Chaos

Karzai Blames US, Pakistan For Afghanistan Chaos – Eurasia Review


In his keynote speech he began by pointing out western complicity in the chaos that is seen today in the Middle East describing the 2003 invasion of Iraq by the U.S. led forces as justified by “trumped up charges” that led to the rise of terrorism in the region.
He argued that disbanding Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party “throwing hundreds of thousands of educated Iraqis and military personnel” to the streets created the regional chaos we see in the Arab world today.

Taliban enter Afghan capital to mark Eid ceasefire

Taliban enter Afghan capital to mark Eid ceasefire, hugs and selfies elsewhere | Reuters



The Taliban entered Kabul through gates in the south and southeast.
“They are unarmed as they handed over their weapons at the entrances,” Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai told Reuters. Their weapons will be returned to them when they leave, he said.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Taliban leader in Pakistan 'killed' - He'll be killed again next year

Taliban leader who ordered hit on Malala killed in US drone strike | The Independent

The US military said it had carried out a strike on a senior militant figure in the province, with one official in Washington stating the target was Fazullah. Fazlullah was Pakistan's most-wanted militant, notorious for attacks including a 2014 school massacre that killed 132 children and the 2012 shooting of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Afghan forces suffer heavy casualties in Badakhshan

Afghan forces suffer heavy casualties in Badakhshan - The Khaama Press News Agency


According to the local officials, a group of militants launched a coordinated attack on a security post in Jurm district late on Tuesday evening, leaving more than 20 security personnel dead or wounded.
Provincial governor’s spokesman Nik Mohammad Nazai confirmed that seven security personnel lost their lives attack and at least fifteen others have sustained injuries.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

5 police killed, 26 wounded in Humvee bombing

5 police killed, 26 wounded in Humvee bombing | Pajhwok Afghan News
Mohammad Arif Noori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Maqor district building was hit by an explosives-rigged Humvee late on Monday night.
He said five policemen were killed and the district’s administrative chief – Hasibullah Maqori -- was wounded along with 26 others in the assault.