Afghan refugees returned from Pakistan and Iran accuse the government of betraying the promise to deliver assistance to them, claiming the aid funneled to refugees in many areas has either been embezzled, or a small percentage has reached the deserving people.
Former President Sibghatullah Mujadidi has come out in support of Pashtuns Long March saying Pakistan exported terrorism and extremism.
A Taliban infiltrator has killed at least sixteen pro-government militia men in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.
A bid to smuggle around two kilos and twenty grams of heroin to India from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul has been foiled by the Afghan security forces.
Fighting in Afghanistan has escalated with US and Afghan officials tipping 2018 to be a "game-changer" as relentless airstrikes pummel Islamist militant groups -- but others warn the 16-year war has simply become a more violent stalemate.
Afghan forces are firing rounds towards Pakistan in response to new shelling that that started two weeks ago, Afghan officials of Kunar province said.