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50 schools reopened in Kunduz

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least 50 schools which were previously closed due to insecurity in the Chardara, Aliabad, Dashti-i-Archi and Gurtapa districts of the northern Kunduz province have been reopened. These schools were reopened after marked improvement in security situation in the province, an official said on Sunday. Abdul Karim …

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Pakistani police held 22 Afghans

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  As many as 22 Afghans have been detained by police in Pakistan’s Punjab province during a campaign conducted by the government of Pakistan against undocumented refugees in the country. According to local media outlets, the Afghan refugees were held in Kot Momin area of Sargodha district on …

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Afghans celebrate Mullah Omar’s death

“Government shall not talk to minions of the United States and Pakistan. Peace process will not yield positive results. The bloodshed will continue without any pause as the US and Pakistan want to destabilize the region,”—SPA By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Hundreds of Afghans, including women, young and elderly people, on Sunday …

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US drone attack kills four Taliban in Logar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  Four Taliban insurgents were killed late Saturday night in a US drone strike in Baraki Barak district in central Logar province, official said. Maulvi Habib-u-Rahman, a senior Taliban commander, and his three associates were killed in drone attack later Saturday night in Chalozai area of the province, …

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2 security personnel dead in internal fight

MAIMANA: Two Afghan security personnel have been killed and four others wounded as a result of internal clash and a mortar shell in Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said Sunday. The district police chief Maj. Sayed Juma said the firefight between special police units and intelligence forces …

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MoRR devises 5-year plan for IDPs repatriation

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) said that it has devised a draft of a 5-year strategic plan to return internally displaced people (IDPs) to their homes. The draft was presented to a session of directors of refugees and repatriation of 34 provinces. The Minister Refugees …

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US hopes peace talks will resume soon

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Daniel Fledman, during a meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, hopped that peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban would resume soon. The two men discussed regional security. Feldman appreciated Pakistan’s role in …

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The US junked $160m in equipment meant for ANSF: SIGAR

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a recently released report that the US forces in Afghanistan scrapped nearly $160 million of military equipment, which were meant to be given to Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The SIGAR in its quarterly report to Congress …

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