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 …

Afghanistan / Pakistan

Tribal elder from Waziristan assassinated in Afghanistan

KHOST, Afghanistan — Malik Muhammad Omer Khan Wazir, a tribal elder in his 60s from Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) killed by unknown gunmen in Khost province on Thursday.

Omer Khan Wazir left his ancestral district of North Waziristan with fellow tribal members when Pakistan’s army launched the Zarb e Azb operation some two years …

Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Hekmatyar in Peace Deal

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan resisting party Hezb e Islami Afghanistan’s leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar signs a peace deal with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul where a High Peace Council gathering was held today, September 29, 2016.

The gathering was addressed by the Afghan President, and the Hezb e Islami leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar, who took …

Afghanistan

Insider Attack: 13 Security Personnel Killed in Kunduz

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — 13 Afghan National Security Forces personnel including commander Shuja killed in Zakhelo Akhwandano area of Kunduz province last night (Afghanistan Local Time).

The attack was called an insider attack by the Kunduz governor spokesman Mahmood Danish as some from the security forces made the way for the attack.