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Residents of Marawara back govt for peace, security

AT-KABUL: People of Marawar district of Kunar pledged their support to Afghan government in order to have durable peace and stability in the country. According to a press statement issued here by the Kunar governor’s office on Wednesday, the people of Marawar district in a gathering backed the government’s policy …

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Musa Qala district falls to Taliban

AT-KABUL: After heavy clashes, Musa Qala district of Helmand province has fallen last night under the Taliban control. Chief of the Helmand Provincial Council, Karim Atal, said the Taliban insurgents and Afghan security forces battled for several hours late night. In the clashes 20 people were killed and over 40 …

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103 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 103 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 28 others were wounded in different crackdowns within past 48 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) …

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Kidnapping gang busted in Herat

AT-KABUL: Afghan spy agency has busted a five-member kidnapping gang in Herat province. According to a media statement issued here on Wednesday, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) has arrested members of the gang who were also involved in armed robberies in Herat. The gang was headed by Zubair. He …

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Over 60 militants killed in Musa Qala

AT-KABUL: At least 60 Taliban militants, including two commanders, have been killed in fighting with Afghan security forces in Musa Qala district of Helmand province, said officials. This comes at a time that tribal elders from the province have recently warned that the province might fall into the Taliban, if …

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Gunmen shot dead Imam in Kapisa

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Unknown gunmen shot dead an Imam (prayer leader) of a mosque in Kapisa province, said a local official. Muhammad Azim Kohistani, the police of chief of Second Part of Kohestan district of Kapisa, told Bokhdi News that the Imam was on his way from mosque to home …

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Kabul to host regional defense ministers summit

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Kabul is going to host defense ministers of the regional countries for the first time, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Deputy Foreign Minister, Hekmat Khalil Karzai, in a meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, said that a summit of defense …

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Militants in Maidan Wardak torch civilian houses

“Taliban’s barbarism is at its apex as a 13-year old boy burnt to death in this incident,” says a resident AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Officials say that the Taliban insurgents set five houses of civilians ablaze in the Chak district of central Maidan Wardak province on Tuesday. Governor Spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, …

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