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IED kills seven civilians in Ghazni

AT-Kabul: At least seven civilians were killed and one other wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Ghazni province. Spokesman to the provincial governor, Shafiq Nang Safai, said that a civilian van was on the way to Jaghoori district when struck an improvised explosive device (IED). “As a result seven …

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42 militants killed in multiple operations

AT-KABUL: At least 42 anti-state elements were killed and 32 others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) conducted …

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Nangarhar rally wants French embassy shut in Kabul

AT-KABUL: Hundreds of residents of eastern Nangarhar province staged a peaceful rally in Jalalabad city on Monday in protest of a French satirical magazine which published a caricature of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Members of the rally demanded closure of the French embassy in Kabul while chanting “Death to France” …

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4 health workers, driver abducted in Herat

AT-KABUL: Unknown gunmen abducted four health workers and a driver in western Herat province, said a security official. Herat Police Spokesman, Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, said that the health workers were abducted en route to Ghorian district the other day. The workers were kidnapped somewhere between Zendajan and Ghorian districts, Ahmadi …

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IS emerges in Logar, official reports

AT-KABUL: Officials in central Logar province reported activities of Islamic State (IS) fighters in some parts of the province. Head of the Logar provincial council, Hasibullah Stankzai, in an interview with Azadi Radio expressed his deep concerns over emergence of IS (Daish) fighters in some parts of the province. He …

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Journalist shot dead in Nangarhar

AT News Report KABUL: Unknown gunmen shot dead a journalist in eastern Nangarhar province, said a local official. Batikot district chief, Gholam Farooq, said that unknown gunmen shot dead Aqil Muhammad Wiqar, a local reporter of Spinghar radio, in his house the other night. Nai, an organization supporting open media …

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530 schools still remain closed countrywide: MoE

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Education (MoE) said Saturday that hundreds of schools are still remain closed in parts of the country due to security threats by militants. “Over 530 schools are shut countrywide as a result of insecurity which has deprived 250,000 studnets from education,” said Mohammad …

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