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MoI attack is being investigated: Minister

AT-KABUL: Wednesday attack on the Ministry of Interior (MoI) is being investigated, Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak said, putting the transforming of terrorists by two armored vehicles under big question. Talking to Radio Azadi, Interior Minister Barmak informed of an investigation to find the nature of terrorist attack on the ministry, …

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Protests as insecurity heightens on Herat-Ghor route

AT-KABUL: Amid rising insecurity on Herat-Ghor highway, residents of LalwaSarjangal district in western Ghor province have taken to streets to protest increasing violence. Protestors claim that the route usually comes under rampage of unknown gunmen and Taliban who extort passengers. Unidentified gunmen had recently started pulling passengers off vehicles and …

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Czech parliament sanctions more troops in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Czech lawmakers have approved a government plan to increase the number of troops deployed in Afghanistan and other countries. The plan calls for the Czech Republic to deploy 390 soldiers in Afghanistan through 2020, up from the current 230, as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission …

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A dozen Taliban insurgents killed in Logar

AT-KABUL: A dozen Taliban insurgents, including a key commander, were killed in a spate operation carried out by the Afghan security forces in central Logar province, an official said on Friday. Logar police spokesman Shahpur Ahmadzai told Pajhwok Afghan News that security forces were heading towards Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, …

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Nine Daesh insurgents killed in Nangarhar

AT-KABUL: Nine militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh terrorists, have been killed in an air operation carried out in eastern Nangarhar province, official said. According to government media office, the militants were killed in artillery strikes targeting their hideouts. The airstrike conducted in Haska Mina …

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Editorial: Incredible Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan, the 19-year-old bowler from Afghanistan has made the whole cricket fans proud by his tremendous performance in IPL 2018. Though, the Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) become second, but the showcase that Khan made in qualifying SRS to the final was excellent just like one man army in the …

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Car bombing leaves 3 policemen dead in Logar

AT-KABUL: At least three police were killed and 12 others including four police were woundedafter a car bomb attack in southwestern Logar province today early morning, said officials. “In advance, a suicide car bomber rammed at the backside of the 1st police headquarters in Pul-e-Alam capital of Logar province early …

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Specter of election fraud resurfaces: NDS ex-chief

AT-KABUL: Former National Directorate of Security (NDS) Amrullah Saleh heaped scorn on Independent Election Commission for having fabricated figures of voter registration turnout, arguing that a specter of fraud has resurfaced ahead of the much-delayed election. Saleh’s remarks come after IEC earlier announced that four million people have, thus far …

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