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12 July 2018 13:03

  UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to increase the number of British troops in Afghanistan to over 1,000, as the NATO military alliance tries to meet the demands of US President Donald Trump. Preparing to address an ongoing NATO summit in Brussels, May committed 440 more troops to the alliance’s mission in Afghanistan this week and urged other member-states to...

11 July 2018 15:29

  Armed militants in Afghanistan have attacked an office of the education department in the eastern city of Jalalabad near the Pakistani border. The attack began with two explosions near the government building on Wednesday morning local time. Hours later, at least 10 people were confirmed killed and another 10 wounded. It was not clear how many of the casualties were civilians, terrorists, or security...

11 July 2018 9:14

  Governor of Herat, the third biggest province of Afghanistan, called for the continuation of electricity supply from Iran. Mohammad Asif Rahimi in a meeting with Iranian Consul General Mahmoud Afkhami-Arshadi appreciated Iran's assistance in supplying electricity to Herat and called for the continuation of power import from Iran. Iran and Afghanistan have signed power purchase agreement, but in the past few days...

10 July 2018 17:44

At least 12 people were killed in a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State on the eastern city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The bomber blew up his explosive belt near a gas station; instantly killing two officers working for Afghanistan’s intelligence agency. The huge fire sparked by the explosion also killed 10 civilians including children. “Most of the victims were children who...

8 July 2018 19:11

  According to the news broadcaster TOLO, government forces have destroyed one of the key bases of the ISIL terrorist group in the east of the country during a full-scale military operation. “Afghan National Defense and Security forces launched 9 clearing operations and 89 Special Forces’ operations in different parts of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours. Afghan Air Forces, also, conducted...

8 July 2018 10:26

  An American military officer has been killed and two others wounded in southern Afghanistan in a suspected case of insider attack, the US-led Resolute Support Mission (RSM) has announced. The apparent so-called green-on-blue or insider attack was carried out Saturday in Uruzgan province by a member of the Afghan security force that reportedly acted alone, according to an RSM statement and...

4 July 2018 15:02

Tehran has vehemently rejected a report by British media, which claimed that members of Afghanistan’s Taliban militant group are being trained in Iran, saying such accusations are meant to harm close relations between the two neighbors. On Monday, The Times quoted unnamed Taliban and Afghan officials as saying that hundreds of Taliban militants are receiving advanced training from special forces at military academies in Iran. However,...

1 July 2018 16:02

  Suspected Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Afghanistan have decapitated three people at a boys’ school and set the building on fire in an attack carried out in the country’s violence-ridden east. Afghan officials said the crimes were perpetrated in Nangarhar Province, on the border with Pakistan — where militants have established a stronghold — late on Saturday. “They brutally beheaded three attendants and...

30 June 2018 16:52

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has formally announced an end to the government’s unilateral ceasefire with Taliban insurgents, but urged the militant group to accept comprehensive peace talks. “The ceasefire has ended, our security and defense forces are allowed to carry out operations,” Ghani stated on Saturday during a press conference at the presidential palace in the capital Kabul. Ghani said the ceasefire,...

22 June 2018 14:18

Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed at least 16 police officers and two civilians in the western province of Badghis, officials announced. The Friday report of the casualties came after the militants waged an operation on Thursday to capture eight checkpoints in Badghis. This followed earlier clashes on Wednesday in which at least 30 more Afghan soldiers were killed in the province,...

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