US forces drop 751 bombs last month in Afghanistan

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 03:28 Written by

The Trump administration targeted the Taliban and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) with 751 airstrikes in Afghanistan in September, a seven-year monthly high, according to data from the U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has confirmed the appointment of former Australian batsman Dean Jones as interim head coach for Afghanistan's Intercontinental Cup fixture in Hong Kong. 

While President Ghani is expected to pay a visit to Pakistan in the near future on the invitation of Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), some political observers stress the visit should be different from others, calling on him not to make  one-sided concessions to Pakistan. 

Mafia members plan to usurp government land in the Chinar area of Khak-i-Jabbar district in Kabul province, claim residents.

President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa have conferred on Afghan Taliban activities and terrorist sanctuaries in the region, says a top diplomat.

British Special Forces returned to Helmand

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 03:23 Written by

The British special forces, who left Afghanistan three years ago, are back in southern Helmand province and are working with Afghan security forces to hunt down a Taliban bomb-maker behind roadside blasts in Kabul, The Sun reports.

ICRC to 'drastically' cut Afghan presence

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 03:23 Written by

The International Committee of the Red Cross will “drastically” cut back its operations in Afghanistan following attacks that have killed seven of its staff this year, the aid group said on Monday.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said increasing pressure on militant groups was a good tactic for the government to push them to the negotiation table.

The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has warned that war and violence will continue in the country if necessary steps are not taken to bring the situation under the control.

Casting doubts on seriousness of the United States against Pakistan, a number of Afghan international relations experts believe Washington has not exerted pressure on Islamabad to restore stability in Afghanistan, saying that it is aimed at protecting American interests in the region other than bringing peace to Afghanistan.