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Two Taliban insurgents killed by own explosives in Kabul

AT-KABUL: Two Taliban insurgents were killed by their own explosives while planting an improvised explosive device in Kabul province, an official said Sunday. Fraidoon Obaidi, head of Kabul police criminal investigations, said the incident took place in Qarabagh district “earlier this morning”. “The explosive went off as the insurgents panicked …

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Key Taliban commander killed in Kapisa

AT-KABUL: A key commander of the Taliban insurgents was killed in clash with Afghan security forces in north-eastern Kapisa province, local official said on Monday. The provincial governor spokesman, Qais Qaderi said that Taliban insurgents attacked police checkpoints in the Tagab and Alasay districts, in which Taliban commander along with …

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11 militants killed in Ghazni

AT-KABUL: At least 11 Taliban insurgents were killed and four other received injuries during airstrikes in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday. Briefing newsmen, Ghazni Police Chief, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel said that Taliban were killed before they target security checkpoints in Deh Yak district on Friday night. …

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Daesh kill civilians, torch houses in Nangarhar

AT-KABUL: Militants loyal to the Islamic State, also known as Daesh terrorist group, have carried out complex attacks on Pachir Aw Agam district of the eastern Nangarhar province, officials and local residents said Friday. The district lies in the southeast of the province, sharing border with Pakistani tribal areas. Daesh …

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Taliban hamper anti-polio drive in Badakhshan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The presence of local and foreign insurgents in north-eastern Badakhshan province caused huge obstacles against polio vaccination drive as more than hundred children were deprived from polio vaccine, health officials said on Tuesday. Public health official Syed Farooq Nasar told Pajhwok Afghan News a number of local …

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Terror bid foiled in Laghman

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Monday said that a terror plan was thwarted in the eastern Laghman province. Intelligence operatives arrested three terrorists, who planned to conduct suicide attacks by using a motor bike full of explosives and a magnetic bomb in Mehtarlam center of Laghman province, …

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Conflicting reports over Khanshin fall

AT-KABUL: There are conflicting reports about the fall of Helmand province’s Khanshin district to the Taliban. Heavy clashes are underway between security forces and the Taliban insurgents in different parts of the province including on the outskirt of the Lashkar Gah city, provincial capital. “After fierce fighting rocked the district, …

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Fight in Uruzgan leaves thousands internally displaced

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Fighting in southern Uruzgan province between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents has left thousands of families internally displaced, local officials said on Friday. TOLOnews reported that the internally displaced families have fled to the neighboring provinces. Provincial officials said that around 6,000 families have fled to …

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Taliban shadow district chief killed in Badakhshan

AT-KABUL: The Taliban shadow district chief for Jurm was killed along with his colleagues in a brief clash with the security forces in the northeastern province of Badakhsan, a security official said Tuesday. Provincial police spokesman Mahfuzullah Akbari said that the Taliban insurgents launched a coordinated attack on security checkpoint …

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Blast kills five civilians in Kunar

AT-KABUL: At least five civilians and four Taliban insurgents were killed when a rocket shell Taliban were carrying exploded in eastern Kunar province, the security officials said Sunday. A statement issued by 201 Selab military corps, said the incident took place in the Dangam district late Saturday. The Taliban insurgents …

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