The Kabul police chief unveiled the newly-prepared security plan for the capital amid deteriorating security and an unprecedented rise in the number of attacks in the city during the recent months.
Insurgents have blown up a pylon carrying electricity from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan in western Herat province, an official said Monday.
Although leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG) claim to have made gains in the fight against corruption, some analysts label government efforts as expository aimed at relieving itself of the pressure of the international community.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed a new minister-designate for the Ministry of Interior as efforts are underway to introduce new faces and youths in the cabinet.
A number of lawmakers and analysts criticize the National Unity Government (NUG) for the continued work of caretakers in government institutions. Pointing to the recent appointment of new minister-designates and acting ministers by the president at the time when Wolesi Jirga is on recess, they accuse the government of trying to eliminate the role of Wolesi Jirga in the appointment of ministers as a key principle of governance.
At least 16 civilians, including 10 children, have been killed by a mortar shell in the Dawlatabad district of northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Saturday.