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Kabul imposes strict quarantine restrictions

15 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

Kabul city has been locked down as authorities scramble to contain the wild spread of the coronavirus outbreak amid gloomy forecasts of virus infections and fatalities AT News KABUL: Officials are imposing strict quarantine restrictions in capital Kabul city as they try to control the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country. All shops except …

Four of a family killed after argument over duck hunting

16 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Security officials in northern Parwan province said that four members of a family have been killed in clash erupted due to hunting a duck in capital of the province. Provincial Police Chief of Countering Criminal Activities, Mohammad Faroq said the clash occurred on Saturday morning in Batokhil village. The physical dispute erupted …

NSA says Taliban prisoner release is complicated

16 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: The National Security Council has said that the release of the Taliban prisoner is a complicated, technical and legal process and that any extensional propaganda in regards would sabotage the process. NSA’s Spokesman Javid Faisal in a tweet said that the Taliban have not agreed on a ceasefire but instead the group …

Taliban rejects Kabul peace force as ‘inconclusive’

16 Hour Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Taliban reject a delegation introduced by President Ashraf Ghani for the intra-Afghan negotiations, saying it was against a peace deal the group signed with the United States in February. The government on Thursday released the list of 20 people to hold negotiations with Taliban in the framework of intra-Afghan talks. The delegation …

Editorial: Countrywide lockdown required

1 Day Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

Afghanistan so far has around 94 confirmed cases of the COVID-19, with four deaths, as the virus is spreading from thousands crossing the border each day from hard-hit neighboring Iran. As the coronavirus-induced crisis and panic are spiraling out of control, fortunately, there have been a few measures taken by the Afghan government to cope …

Kabul locks down over 6m people amid coronavirus fears

1 Day Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

The capital Kabul shut down today (Saturday) as Afghanistan scrambles to contain an exponential spread of the virus AT News KABUL: Authorities have placed Kabul city with a population of more than 6 million people under stringent lockdown after few cases of coronavirus were detected here, as the war-wracked nation stepped up measures to halt the …

2,000 Afghans stranded in India will return home

1 Day Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Following the threat of pandemic coronavirus, India has allowed an Afghan Air Flight Company “Kam Air” to transfer the Afghan passengers from the country through five flights. Head of the Civilian Air Traffic, Ghulam Massoum Massoumi said Friday that the flights would be containing around 2,000 passengers who have been stuck in …

Sikhs seek asylum in Canada in wake of Gurdwara attack

1 Day Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Afghan Sikhs community has called on the government of Canada to accept their asylum plea after a deadly attack conducted by the IS-K or so called Daesh on one of their worship place “Gurdwara” in capital Kabul that killed 25 and wounding eight other Afghan Sikhs. Over 100 Sikh families have sought …

‘U.S. $1B aid cut violates BSA’

25 Mar 2020 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Members of the Parliament have criticized the US Department of State for its decision to cut one billion dollars in aid to Afghanistan, citing the two top Afghan leaders’ disagreement over formation of an inclusive government. The lawmakers said that the suspension of US’s aid to Afghanistan is in contrast with the …

Gov’t has released nine Taliban prisoners from Wardak jail

25 Mar 2020 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: In a decree, President Ashraf Ghani has set free at least nine Taliban prisoners from a jail in central Wardak province. The releasing made on Tuesday and the prisoners had been reintegrated with their family members. Provincial Governor’s Spokesman Mohibullah Sahrifzai said that these prisoners have committed to renounce violence and play …

25 dead in ISIS raid on Kabul Sikh temple

25 Mar 2020 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: At least 25 people have been killed and more than 8 wounded, after a suicide attacker stormed a Sikh worshipping site in Kabul on Wednesday, the Ministry of Interior has said, in one of the deadliest attacks on the minority community in the country. The Islamic State terrorist group have said …

UN urges cease-fire amid uptick in violence

25 Mar 2020 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Given the mounting number of incidents this month in which civilians have been killed and injured in the Afghan conflict, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan urges all parties to further reduce levels of violence, to take all feasible measures to protect civilians and work towards a ceasefire and a lasting political settlement. …

Coronavirus pandemic; Afghanistan records 2nd death, 80 cases

25 Mar 2020 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: MoPH has confirmed second virus-related fatality and over 80 coronavirus cases in Afghanistan so far. Confirmed cases of the coronavirus has surpassed 80, including the only two deaths from the illness so far. At least 34 people have tested positive for the virus, including 33 in Herat, one in Kabul and one …

House hammers Ghani, Abdullah over lingering feud

25 Mar 2020 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: Speaker of House of the People Mir Rahman Rahmani hammered Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah on Wednesday for their protracted power-sharing bickering, declaring the Parliament’s intent to broke a reconciliation deal between the feuding leaders. A committee has been assigned to formulate a comprehensive plan and share it with the government under …

Editorial: Gurdwara attack cannot divide us

25 Mar 2020 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

The Wednesday terrorist attack on our Sikh compatriots in Kabul city that killed at least 25 innocent worshippers inside a Gurdwara (Sikh temple) in the old part of the capital, reminds Afghans of cowardly efforts by the enemies of independent and united Afghanistan who try to divide the Afghan people by architecting and financing ethnic …

8 killed in Helmand after vehicle hit by roadside bomb

25 Mar 2020 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: At least eight civilians were killed after their vehicle hit in a roadside mine in Musa-Kala district of southern Helmand province. Provincial Governor’s Spokesman Omar Zwak said the incident occurred in Roshan Tawar village of the district. The provincial local officials blamed the Taliban for the blast but the group yet to …

Insurgent shelling kills 3 civilians in Kapisa

25 Mar 2020 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: A mortal shelling fired by the militants in northern Kapisa province left three civilians dead while three others, including a child received injuries, officials said on Wednesday. Provincial Police Spokesman Abdul Shaeq Shorash said the mortals targeted a vehicle in Shahkhost village of Tagab district of the province. According to him, a …