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No RS member injured in Herat insider attack

AT-KABUL: Two Afghan border security forces on Wednesday opened fire on NATO Resolute Support Mission Advisors at the military based in western Herat province, officials said. No RS members injured in the incident, ‘what it calls as insider attack’, while one Afghan border force killed and another detained alive, said …

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29 sentenced to prison on drug charges

KABUL: Twenty nine people have been sentenced by Afghanistan’s counternarcotics courts to prison after being convicted of drug trafficking charges over the past week, officials said. The CJTF – Criminal Justice Task Force – said on Tuesday that 29 convicted drug felons will spend at least 1½ years to 17 …

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Taliban attacks in Sar-e-Pul kill at least 21 security forces

Kabul: Taliban militants killed at least 21 security forces in separate attacks on security checkpoints in northern Sar-e-Pul province on Monday, officials said on Tuesday, as clashes reportedly continued in suburban areas. Sar-e-Pul Governor Spokesman Zabihullah Amani said that Taliban massively attacked check points in Sayad district, Qashqari and number …

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Govt distributes relief aid to conflict victims

KABUL: State Ministry for Disaster Management has distributed food items and cash to more than 1,250 needy families in Faryab and Ghor provinces. Ghor Provincial Disaster Management in cooperation with World Food Program (WFP) has distributed money to 1,200 needy families affected from unnatural disasters in Ghor province, the authority …

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Daesh spymaster among 28 killed in Nangarhar

KABUL: A spymaster of the Islamic State-Khurasan terrorist group was killed along with 27 other extremist fighters after Afghan security forces raided their safe havens in eastern Nangarhar province, according to authorities. Special Forceslaunched anti-Daesh ground and aerial operations in Shakhli village of Achin district of Nangarhar Sunday night, killing …

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Police arrest three suspects in Baghlan drug bust

KABUL: In the latest drug bust in northern Baghlan province, police have captured three suspects with 11kg drugs, officials said on Monday Three suspects, who had 11 kilograms of heroin in their possession, were arrested by Baghlan Police, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The seized drugs were recovered …

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Parliament passes Afs 399bn national budget

KABUL: Parliament on Monday passed the Afs 399 billion national budget for FY 2019-2020with a majority of votes, with a major focus on security, infrastructure and governance. The budget was passed following the proposal mooted in the House by the Finance Ministry for parliamentary approval of appropriation of fund for …

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Peace negotiator, 5 of his kin, killed in air strike

KABUL: An air strike in volatile Paktia province has reportedly killed a prominent member of the High Peace Council(HPC) and five of his family members in Zurmat district, officials said on Monday, the latest casualties from a surge in air operations into Taliban hideouts amid painstaking efforts to galvanize peace …

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