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126 school girls, teachers poisoned in Herat

AT-KABUL: As many as 126 schoolgirls, teachers and kindergarten kids on Monday mysteriously fell sick in the city of Herat prompting officials to probe whether they were poisoned by the Taliban insurgents. They were rushed to a nearby hospital. In the past such incidents have already been occurred while the …

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Insurgents blew up shrine in Logar: Saleh

Insurgents blew up a shrine in the Charkh district of central Logar province, the governor’s spokesman said on Monday. Mohammad Salim Saleh told Pajhwok Afghan News that militants blew up the Shah Khalwati shrine with explosives in the Garamabad locality of the district at around 5: 00 am today. He …

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148 militants killed in Nangarhar operations

AT-KABUL: At least 148 Taliban militants have been killed in a large-scale operations launched by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province around 20 days ago, said an official source. The Commander of 201st Selab Military Corps Muhammad Zaman Waziri and Police of Chief of Nangarhar province Fazel Ahmad Sherzad …

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18 militants killed in Baghlan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least 18 Taliban militants have been killed in fighting with Afghan security forces in northern Baghlan province over the past three days. The clashes took place in Dand-e-Ghori area of Pul-e-Khumri, the capital city of the province, said the provincial police chief. Abdul Jabar Purdely said …

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Taliban kidnap nine passengers in Ghazni

AT-KABUL: Taliban militants have kidnapped at least nine passengers on gunpoint from the volatile Ghazni province, official sources said on Friday. Spokesman to the provincial governor, Shafiq Nang, said the militants have abducted the passengers in Gaghori district on Thursday night when they were on their way to the provincial …

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20 killed, 8 injured in Kunduz car bombing

AT-KABUL: At least 20 people were killed and eight injured on Saturday in a deadly car bombing in Kunduz province. Spokesman to the provincial police chief, Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, said that a car bomb went off around 8:00 p.m. (local time) in Bandar-i-Shurab locality of Khanabad district. Most of the …

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Flash floods leave 6 dead in Badakhshan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A fresh wave of flash floods in northeastern Badakhshan province left at least six people dead, official said on Sunday. Director of Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), Syed Abdullah Humayun Dihqan, said that the floods damaged hundreds of homes in the Sei village of Koftab district …

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Four militants detained in Helmand

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Saturday said that four Taliban fighters were arrested in Helmand province. In a media statement issued here, the NDS said that its operatives arrested four Taliban militants in Lashkargah and Nahr-e-Saraj districts of Helmand province. The militants were identified as Mullah Faizullah, …

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