Taliban overrun districts

Monday, 24 July 2017 03:08 Written by

Taliban fighters overran a second district headquarters in as many days Sunday, this one in western Ghor province, the provincial police chief said.

At least eight police were killed in separate battles against Taliban militants, who have stepped up their attacks in the north and west of the country, laying siege to district headquarters, said Mohammad Mustafa Moseni. 

Security hurdles still exist in the way of a polio vaccination campaign in eastern Nangarhar province, where 13,000 children may be left out again, said officials on Sunday.

Political analysts criticize the government for its failure to manage the rising discontent between the government and politicians, warning that the continuation of the situation is descending the embattled government into a new crisis. 

Terrorism and Pakistan are equated: Mohib

Sunday, 23 July 2017 03:35 Written by

The Afghanistan ambassador to the U.S. had harsh words about Pakistan on Friday while speaking in Aspen, labeling the neighboring country a supporter of terrorism rather than a partner against it.

A public representative on Saturday said the Taliban were closing in on the centre of Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province, calling on the government to pay urgent attention to the situation.

A number of residents of Tagab district in the northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday blamed the local government for intention to peoples’ safety, saying that the relevant organizations should investigate the killing of at least 35 Afghan Local Police and Public Uprising forces in the province.

A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday.

Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) reopened a small medical clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday, their first facility there since the American airstrikes that destroyed a hospital in 2015.

Political analysts say US President Donald Trump’s last week statements about US military mission in Afghanistan denoted his unawareness about America’s war game in Afghanistan. 

The number of drug addicts in eastern Nangarhar province has increased by 60 percent in the past six years, the counter-narcotics department said on Tuesday.

The department linked growing addiction to poverty, insecurity, easy access to drugs, migration and lack of awareness.