Afghanistan

Afghan vice-president survives the Taliban ambush

FARYAB, Afghanistan — Afghan First Vice-President, Abdul Rashid Dostum survives the Taliban ambush in Qaisar district. Twelve from the Afghan National Security Forces including his (Dostum) guards were killed and 15 others were wounded in the ambush.

The Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed attack on the Afghan First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum.

Afghanistan

Shiite Mourning Procession Attacked, 14 Killed and 22 Wounded

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 14 people have been killed, and 22 others wounded, when the Sakhi Shrine was attacked on Tuesday evening at 8pm local time. The attack took place when armed men entered the shrine after killing the security guard at the entrance.

The Afghan Interior Ministry spokesperson Sediq Seddiqi confirmed the attack, and …

Afghanistan

Gunmen attack journalist in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghanistan Times editor-in-chief, Abdul Saboor Sarir was injured when he was attacked by unknown gunmen in the capital city, on Sunday late evening (local time).

The journalist’s laptop and cellphones were snatched by the gunmen after beating him with a “gun butt”. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Afghanistan

Taliban claims the crash of Afghan army helicopter in Baghlan province; Defense Ministry states a technical fault in the helicopter

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan National Army helicopter crashed in Baghlan province when it was on its way to supply logistics, Taliban spokesman claims the attack, whereas the Afghan Defense Ministry says it was a technical fault that resulted in a crash, on Sunday (early morning).

Daulat Waziri the Afghan Defense Ministry spokesperson told media groups that …

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UK

Oxfam Criticizes UK Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia

LONDON — Oxfam have criticized the UK government after an agreement was made with the Saudi Arabian government to sell the country arms. The aid agency has said that arms could used to back the Yemeni government in its ongoing civil war.

Afghanistan

71 Fighters, Including Islamic State Members, Killed in Afghanistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — 71 Taliban and ISIS fighters have been killed across Afghanistan, according to a statement released by the country’s Ministry of Defense. “57 terrorists including 36 Daesh [IS] fighters and a Taliban commander killed” as a result of operations in the “Nangarhar, Parwan, Laghman, Paktika, Paktia, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak, Kandahar, Farah, Jauzjan, Kunduz, …

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