The new US administration led by President Donald Trump is committed to continued support to Afghanistan, the acting US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Laurel Miller has said.

The Khwaja Sabzposh district chief in northwestern Faryab province has accused policemen of handing over the strategic Shahsawar valley to the Taliban.

The fifth of March was estimated as the final date for the return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA); however, as the target date passed, a representative of the group criticizes the government for not satisfying even one precondition for their leader's coming to Kabul.

The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the neighboring countries of Afghanistan should not be concerned regarding the construction of water dams and networks in the country.

National security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar has left for a three days official visit to India on the invitation of the Indian government, a statement from the National Security Council (NSC) said on Sunday.

Almar district police chief killed in bombing

Monday, 06 March 2017 03:40 Written by

The police chief of Almar district in Faryab province, Nasim Qate, was killed in a bomb blast on Saturday evening. The bomb was placed inside his vehicle, local officials said.

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said Afghanistan will not recognize Durand Line as a formal border between Afghanistan and Pakistan as he reacted towards Pakistan’s move to close the transit and travel routes between the two countries.

At least six policemen have been killed and a seventh wounded in a Taliban attack on a security post on the outskirts of the capital of northeastern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday.

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) to use new technology in coming Parliamentary and Provincial Council elections in a bid to bring transparency and reduce costs in the process.

The matter was discussed in a consultation meeting on elections preparation held at the Presidential Palace on Saturday.

The meeting was organized among Afghan election commissioners, high-ranking government officials and ambassadors and representatives of donor countries.

According to a statement by President Ghani's office, at the meeting, Mark Brown, chief of a Tech company said that the new technology will assist Afghan elections in terms of transparency and reduction of costs.

The company is involved in maintaining transparency and Independency in elections in the world since 1981, including Philipines, Latin America, and some other countries, the statement said.

However, the statement did not provide further details regarding the modality of the technology to be considered in the elections.

For its part, Najibullah Ahmadzai, the Chairman of IEC said that they began their assessments and consultancy regarding the usage of new technology in the elections.

At the meeting, President Ghani welcomed the use of new technology in Afghan elections, he said that the Afghanistan people want a transparent election and the government is determined to hold the coming elections this year.

 

Ministry of Interior (MoI) says it will probe reports that the Taliban used chemical materials in their attack on PD6 in Kabul in which 21 people were killed and 104 others wounded.