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20 militants shun violence in Helmand

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A 20-member group of Taliban fighters including a powerful commander Mullah Daud also known as Habash has denounced violence and reintegrated into civil society by joining the Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process in the southern Helmand province, provincial official said Sunday. “A total of 20 …

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Airstrike killed 17 Daesh in Nangarhar

AT-KABUL: At least 17 fighters loyal to Daesh killed in an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province, said officials Sunday. “Afghan airstrike targeted Daesh fighters in Achin district, killing 17 fighters in Nangarhar province,” said Provincial Governor Spokesman Atullah Khogiani. He said that based on report all the killed fighters were …

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Four police killed in Kapisa bomb blast

AT-KABUL: Four police officers were killed and five others wounded in a roadside bombing in the north-eastern province of Kapisa, a local official said Saturday. Hussain Sanjani, head of provincial council said that the bomb targeted a senior officer Abdul Hakim Nejrabi’s vehicle in the Nejrab district late in Friday. …

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204 Taliban killed in Trinkot counterattack

KABUL: The security forces have given tit-for-tat response to the Taliban’s attack in Trinkot, the capital city of southern Uruzgan province, security officials said on Friday. “Around 204 insurgents were killed and 146 other injuries after heavy clashes erupted between Afghan security forces and the Taliban,” provincial governor spokesman Dost …

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Taliban take control of Omna district

AT-KABUL: After five days of continued fighting, Omna district of southeastern Paktika province has fallen to the Taliban, local officials said on Sunday. A security officials who wish to remain anonymous said that the district had been under siege for the past five days, and were collapsed on Saturday night. …

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President’s visit to Bamyan prompts protest

Security personnel beat journalists; same projects inaugurated for second time By Mansoor Faizy-KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani, leading a high-level delegation, reached on Monday in central Bamyan province and inaugurated the provincial airport and the Maidan Shahr-Bamyan highway. However, his arrival prompted protests in the city. According to the local officials …

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A child, woman among three killed in Ghor

AT-KABUL: At least three civilians were killed and eight others received injuries after their vehicle struck with a roadside bomb in the capital of western Ghor province, provincial official said on Monday. The Police Crime Branch Chief, Abdul Hadi Chehel Ghori told Pajhwok Afghan News the overnight explosion happened when …

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