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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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Insecurity irks Kunduz investors

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: After a long-term delay in formation of the new cabinet by the national unity government and the leadership of key posts by caretakers, security situation was faced with several hurdles. In northern Kunduz province, a number of investors said kidnapping and security threats are surging and …

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Afghan forces launch offensive in Kunduz

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan security forces have launched an intensive military offensive against insurgents in Northern Kunduz province, said an official source. Afghan National Army (ANA) commando forces are for the first time leading the clearance operation. Spokesman for the Ministry of Defense (MoD), Zahir Azimi, the operation was …

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Logar PC members’ swearing-in ceremony comes under attack

AT News Report KABUL: A hand grenade attack on Logar governor’s house left three policemen wounded, said an official source on Sunday. New provincial council members were swearing-in in the building when a man hurled the grenade, the source added. Afghan forces arrested the attacker, when he was trying to …

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Security in Logar improved: Governor

AT News Report KABUL: Provincial Governor on Thursday said that security has been improved in the past year in Logar province. Speaking at a press conference here, Logar Governor Niaz Mohammad Amiri said that no serious attack was carried out over government departments, oil-tankers and foreign convoy on Logar-Kabul and …

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6 militants killed in Nangarhar drone strike

AT News Report KABUL: Six Taliban militants have been killed as result of a drone strike in Nangarhar province, local officials said Wednesday. Nangarhar Police Spokesman, Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal, said the group was bombed Tuesday evening in Achin district of the province by the US unmanned aerial vehicle. Six militants …

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Taliban close down 24 schools in Nangarhar

AT News Report KABUL: Officials of the Nangarhar Provincial Education Directorate on Wednesday said that Taliban has closed 24 schools in the province in the last three days and threatened children not to attend schools. Spokesman of the education directorate Asif Shinwari told Afghanistan Times that the Taliban closed schools …

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