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UN CONDEMNS ATTACK DELIBERATELY TARGETING CIVILIANS AT KABUL WEDDING

KABUL, 18 August 2019 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns last night’s Kabul attack that initial reports indicate killed scores of civilians and injured many more, among them women and children. On the evening of 17 August, a suicide attacker detonated explosives in the Shahr-e-Dubai Wedding Hall in West Kabul where […]

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New report finds Afghan government anti-corruption efforts insufficient for its SDG committments

The Afghan government’s anti-corruption efforts are insufficient to achieve the targets set out by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new report by Transparency International. Adopted by 193 nations, the SDGs seek to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. Recognising that peace, justice and strong […]

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US military drops ‘mother of all bombs on IS’ in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 13, 2017 — At 7:32 p.m. local time today, U.S. Forces Afghanistan conducted a strike on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan, according to a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news release ISIS-K, also known […]

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U.S. Strike Kills High-Profile Terrorist Leader

The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that a U.S. counter-terrorism airstrike conducted March 19 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of Qari Yasin, a well-known al Qaida terrorist leader responsible for the deaths of dozens of innocent victims, including two American service members. Yasin, a senior terrorist figure from Balochistan, Pakistan, had […]

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Afghanistan: Six ICRC staff members killed and two unaccounted for in attack

Geneva / Kabul (ICRC) – Six staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been shot and killed in Afghanistan. Two staff members are unaccounted for. The team, composed of three drivers and five field officers, was on its way to deliver much-needed livestock materials in an area south of the […]

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23 killed, dozens wounded in twin Kabul blasts

At least 22 people were killed and around over 20 others were wounded in two back to back explosions in Kabul city today. According to the security officials, a suicide bomber riding a vehicle detonated his explosives following the first blast close to the parliament building this evening. The officials further added that both the […]

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Taliban release photo of its new supreme leader Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada – Khaama Press

The Taliban militants group released a photograph of the group’s newly-appointed supreme leader Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada. No further details have been given regarding the background of Mawlavi Akhundzada who replaced Mullah Akhtar Mansoor 3 days after he was killed in a drone strike. Meanwhile the former Afghan Intelligence Chief Rahmatullah Nabil has said Mawlavi Akhundzada […]

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F-16 crashes in Afghanistan; pilot safely ejects – U.S. Air Force

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing crashed during takeoff March 29 at about 8:30 p.m. local time near Bagram Airfield. The pilot safely ejected, was recovered by coalition forces, and is being evaluated by medical personnel at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield. […]

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Foreign Minister Meets with NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan

Kabul- Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani met with NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Ismail Aramaz this morning. At the outset, NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan informed Afghanistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs about NATO Secretary General’s Visit and his programs in Afghanistan. Subsequently, Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

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Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in eastern Afghanistan

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least 13 people were killed on Saturday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the governor’s office in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province. Governor Wahidullah Kalimzai told Pajhwok Afghan News 40 people were wounded as the bomber on foot detonated his explosives 15 metres from the entrance to his […]

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Afghanistan: Government must deal with corruption to build democracy and peace – Transparency International

LANDMARK ASSESSMENT OF CORRUPTION RISKS FINDS SYSTEMATIC NEPOTISM, A LACK OF INTEGRITY AMONG POLITICIANS AND IMPUNITY FOR THE POWERFUL. The government of Afghanistan can only ensure the survival of the state and bring about peace if it acts immediately to prevent corruption, limit political interference and nepotism, and bring the corrupt to justice, according to […]

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Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high: U.N.

KABUL – The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan during 2015 are the highest recorded, the UN said today on the release of its 2015 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. The annual report, produced by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in coordination with the UN Human Rights Office, […]

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American Citizen Charged with Conspiring to Murder U.S. Nationals and Conspiring to Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction in Attack Against U.S. Military Base in Afghanistan

Defendant Allegedly Responsible for a Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device Attack against U.S. Military Base in Afghanistan in January 2009 A superseding indictment was obtained today in federal court in the Eastern District of New York, adding charges against Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh, 30, an American citizen, for conspiracy to murder U.S. nationals, use of explosives, […]

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:AFGANISTAN: 13 Militants Killed In Several Joint Operations

In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and NDS to clear some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan. The operations were conducted in Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Jowzjan, Kandahar, Oruzgan, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktiya, Herat and Helmand provinces, as a result 13 […]

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:AFGANISTAN: 21 Militants Killed In Security Operations

In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and NDS to clear some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan. The operations were conducted in Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Jowzjan, Kandahar, Oruzgan, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktiya, Herat and Helmand provinces, as a result 21 […]

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Four Terrorists Killed By Their Own Explosives Before Reaching Target in Herat Province

A group of four terrorists they were planning to conduct terrorist attack killed by their own explosives-laden vehicle explosion. The incident took place in the main road of Zir Koh region, Shindand district of Herat province, last night. No civilian was harmed. In a separate report, Afghan National Police and Army conducted two joint security […]

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In Afghan National Security Forces Joint Clearance Operations, 12 Armed Insurgents Killed

In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several anti-terrorism joint operations with Afghan National Army and NDS to clear some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan. The operations were conducted in Kabul, Laghman, Faryab, Jowzjan, Ghazni, Herat and Helmand provinces, as a result 12 armed insurgents were […]

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Afghan Forces Remain Resilient Against Multiple Adversaries, Commander Says

WASHINGTON, December 19, 2015 — After a summer of hard fighting, the Afghan army is working to gain skills they’ll need to continue the battle against diverse adversaries, the commander of the NATO Resolute Support Mission and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan said yesterday. Army Gen. John F. Campbell spoke in Bagram, Afghanistan, with reporters traveling with Defense […]

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MSF Kunduz attack: IHFFC awaits US, Afghanistan consent to proceed with independent investigation

The MSF hospital in Kunduz on fire after the bombings on the 3rd October 2015. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been informed that the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC) has been activated. This is the first step needed to undertake an independent investigation into the attack on MSF’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on 3 October. […]

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New SIPRI report – Breaking the Afghan private sector’s deadlock

Stockholm, 7 October. SIPRI, together with the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), present one of the most comprehensive reports on the Afghan private sector to date. Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the report is the product of a one-year field and desk research study of the status of the private […]

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