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Taliban’s Qatar office unaware of 2nd round of peace talks

AT-KABUL: In response to media reports about the second round of peace talks in Pakistan, the Taliban said that they had no information about the next round. The Taliban in a media statement on Thursday said the Qatar’s office of the group was authorized to take decisions regarding the reconciliation …

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Helmand blast leaves five children dead

LASHKARGAH: Five children were killed when the unexploded rocket they were playing with went-off in  Nadi Ali district in southern Helmand province, an official said on Thursday. Omar Jan Haqmal, district police chief, said the children ages under 10 were playing with rocket when it exploded with heavy blast. The …

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School in Ghazni set ablaze

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Unknown armed men have torched a school in the outskirt of Ghazni city, the provincial capital of Ghazni province, local official said on Wednesday. The director of Ghazni education department, Mohammad Abid Abid, said the incident took place in Khosk area around 10pm Tuesday night. He said …

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Two civilians killed in Kunduz explosion

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Nearly two civilians were killed in an explosion in northern Kunduz province early Wednesday, local officials said. In addition, 11 other civilians were injured in the blast. Head of Kunduz Provincial Council, Mohammad Yusuf Ayubi, said the blast took place about 10am local time after explosive devices …

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Girl dies in Laghman flashfloods

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A young girl was killed in flashfloods that destroyed large parts of agriculture lands and gardens in eastern Laghman province, local officials said Wednesday. Spokesman for Laghman governor, Sarhadi Zwak, said the floods occurred in Alingar, Alishing and Dawlat Shah districts due to heavy rains. He said …

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13 rebels eliminated in Helmand raid

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Nearly 13 militants were killed in a military operation in southern Helmand province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on Wednesday. The statement said the operation was launched by 215th Maiwand Corps in Musa Qala district of the province to clear the anti-government insurgents. …

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NDS confirms Mullah Omar’s death

“Mullah Omar’s death in a hospital in Karachi city of Pakistan is still in mystery,” Siddiqui Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) confirmed that Taliban’s leader Mullah Omar died around two years and four months ago in a hospital in Karachi city of Pakistan. Abdul Haseeb Siddiqui, …

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