Residents of the Sherin Tagab district of northwestern Faryab province on Tuesday took to the streets and closed Maimana-Mazar-i-Sharif highway.
The Taliban have blown up a major bridge disconnecting 12 villages from the Imam Sahib district center in northern Kunduz province, local residents and officials said on Tuesday.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her daily press briefing that the United States has called on Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel Taliban leaders who are carrying out terror activities in Afghanistan and to prevent them from using Pakistani territory to support its operations.
The Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has harshly criticized US and its western allies for their failure in ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan.
US Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he argued against President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan war strategy that set dates for the drawdown of US troops. He supports a decision by President Donald Trump to end such timelines.
A security source told TOLOnews on condition of anonymity on Monday that the heavily-armed insurgents who stormed the Intercontinental Hotel, with a vehicle full of explosives, managed to access the facility without being searched at the main gate.
Describing America’s position on Noor’s showdown with President Ghani-led National Unity Government (NUG) as “hypocritical”, analysts accuse the United States of still being unwilling to establish a strong central government in Afghanistan.
The death toll from the deadly attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul climbed to 18 by late Sunday but a source told Tolo News the number of dead could be as high as 43, including Farah telecommunication director, a member of High Peace Council (HPC), the general consul of Afghanistan in Karachi, Pakistan, and 11 foreign workers of a private airline, Kam Air. According to reports, among the foreigners were two Venezuelans, six Ukrainians and some Russians. Kam Air also cancelled several of its flights due to the deaths and injuries of its employees.