Iranian weapons seized from Taliban in Paktika

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 03:15 Written by

Security forces have seized made-in-Iran weapons in the Sarobi district of southeastern Paktika province, an official claimed on Tuesday.

District police chief, Mohammad Ayub Tander, told Pajhwok Afghan News a clash erupted between Taliban fighters and security forces some days back in Sarobi.

70 percent of Kabul ground water contaminated

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 03:07 Written by

National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) announced that more than 70 percent of Kabul's underground water is polluted with viruses and harmful chemicals and not safe for consumption. The agency said that the water does not meet safety standards.

The Afghan government often resolves problems in a way whose result could be a “painful excuse”. An instance of such solutions is the admittance of students of a fake private university to the master program of Kabul University (KU), the most accredited public institution of tertiary education in Afghanistan. 

At least thirty seven personnel of the Ministry of Interior have been arrested on various charges including corruption and espionage.

The landing of unidentified helicopters in northern parts of the country cannot be confirmed, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) officials said Monday.

Australia will commit 30 more soldiers to Afghanistan, taking its deployment to 300 defense personnel. Defense Minister Marise Payne announced the troop boost at a Senate hearing in Canberra.

More than 100,000 Afghans have been forced to leave their homes because of war in 2017, the United Nations reported on May 29.

 The Taliban have lost shadow district chiefs for Kashk-i-Kohna, Parsi and Adraskan districts of western Herat province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) claimed on Monday.

Woman among 4 dead in Nangarhar ice dispute

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 03:15 Written by

Four people, including a woman, have been killed in a dispute over ice sales in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.

The United States has increased airstrikes to a level when its military had a combat role, and had over 150,000 troops in Afghanistan. According to figures released by the US military, Americans conducted at least 460 airstrikes in April, a twofold increase compared to March, and sevenfold to April 2015.