ALP members storm Badakhshan governor’s house

Sunday, 08 October 2017 03:12 Written by

A large number of Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces stormed the governor’s house of northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday, leaving six people including three national policemen injured and governor’s office destroyed, officials said.

Among other factors, poor management and a lack of coordination and equipment have led to increased casualties among Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), military experts believe, blaming management problems and wrong coordinates for the airstrikes of Afghan Air Force (AAF) against their comrades on the ground.   

The National Security Council (NSC) on Monday said a special international conference would be held soon in Kabul to discuss Afghanistan's future.

American troops will remain in Afghanistan for at least another decade, said Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Sunday.

Pak COAS offers to train ANDSF

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 03:31 Written by

The Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa has offered to train the Afghan security forces as he pledged full support in the fight against terrorism during his visit to Afghanistan on Sunday.

Opposing the possible closure of Taliban’s Qatar political bureau, leader of Hezb-i-Islami Gulbadin Hekmatyar has said the shutting down of the office would be a ‘wrong step’.

Afghanistan Under-19 defeated Bangladesh in their third One-day International (ODI) match on Monday, a board official said.

Kam Air on Monday launched its new twice weekly flight from Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi International Airport in Mazar-e-Sharif to New Delhi, in India.  

Last chance of peace for Taliban

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 03:20 Written by

If the Taliban don’t welcome Afghan government’s call for peace, they will not only be responsible for the protraction of war, but they also won’t be able to get the concessions in the future that they can get now in peace talks, a number of political analysts stress, maintaining that if the Taliban are weakened in the war, peace talks with them will be as unimportant as with Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA).

Chairman of the High Peace Council Mohammad Karim Khalili on Sunday stressed over peace and stability in the country and said that Afghanistan would not be allowed to become second Syria as efforts for proxy war on Afghan soil were being made.