Battle for the recapture of six check-posts in the Khawaja Ghar district of northern Takhar province had been launched while security forces were in defensive positions in Khawaja Bahauddin district, an official said on Monday.

Gunmen shoot dead district governor in Nimroz

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 03:37 Written by

Gunmen shot dead an Afghan district governor in southwest Nimroz province on Monday, officials said.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) was all poised to grant Ireland and Afghanistan their long-awaited Test status during upcoming annual meeting in London this week, according to a media report.

For the first time, China has initiated efforts to help mend fences between Afghanistan and Pakistan. President Ghani has told a gathering that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Y will visit Kabul as part of these endeavors. 

 Two officials of the Pakistani consulate in Afghanistan's eastern Jalalabad city have gone missing, Pakistani sources said on Saturday.

A former commander of the Taliban group who has joined peace process in eastern Nangarhar province has admitted that the group’s leaders are based in the neighboring Pakistan.

US citizen kidnapped in Kabul

Monday, 19 June 2017 03:07 Written by

A US citizen was kidnapped in Kabul city early Sunday morning, officials have confirmed. 

Five police personnel were killed and 29 others, including civilian, wounded as a result of a car bombing in southeastern Paktia province on Sunday morning, officials said.

Roads blockade unacceptable: Ghani

Monday, 19 June 2017 03:01 Written by

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the blocking of the roads and causing disturbance to the public are not acceptable as he called for immediate clearing of the routes blocked by the protesters who have set up camps.

A resident of Sherin Tagab district, negotiating the release of captive with the Taliban, has been shot dead in northwestern Faryab province, local officials said on Sunday.