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Afghanistan to face England in their second World Cup warm-up match tomorrow

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The Afghanistan national cricket team will face England in their second ICC World Cup warm-up match in London on Monday. “The team will play a warm up match against Pakistan on 24th, May while they will face England on 27th, May for another warm up game,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board said in a statement last […] The post Afghanistan to face England in their second World Cup warm-up match tomorrow appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

15 Taliban militants in central parts of Afghanistan

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The Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in central Wardak province of Afghanistan killing at least 4 Taliban fighters, the security officials said Sunday. “An Afghan special forces operation in Jalrayz district resulted in 3 Taliban fighters killed and 9 detained,” the officials said. The security officials further added that “Afghan forces killed 12 Taliban […] The post 15 Taliban militants in central parts of Afghanistan appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

19 Taliban militants killed in Paktika and Ghazni operations

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The Afghan Special Forces carried out an operation in south-eastern Paktika province of Afghanistan killing at least 15 Taliban militants. “An Afghan special forces raid in Bermal district resulted in 15 Taliban fighters killed and large amount of weapons and explosives destroyed,” the informed military sources said Sunday. In the meantime, the security forces carried […] The post 19 Taliban militants killed in Paktika and Ghazni operations appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

Minor Mahsa’s kidnappers and murderers jailed for 30 years each

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The preliminary court of Kabul on Saturday awarded a 30-year jail term to two perpetrators involved in kidnapping and murder of a minor Afghan girl. The relatives of the minor girl Mahsa were also present in the open court hearing which was held in Kabul earlier today. The judge of the court announced the verdict […] The post Minor Mahsa’s kidnappers and murderers jailed for 30 years each appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

UN expresses grave concern about accounts of Taliban ill-treatment of detainees

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The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed grave concern about credible accounts of Taliban subjecting detainees to ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture, as well as serious allegations that some detainees were killed. UNAMA released its preliminary findings earlier today regarding the ill-treatment of detainees by Taliban. According to a […] The post UN expresses grave concern about accounts of Taliban ill-treatment of detainees appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

Another prominent religious scholar shot dead in Kabul city

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Unknown gunmen killer a prominent religious scholar Mawlavi Shabir Ahmad Kamawi in Kabul city, almost two days after a religious scholar was killed in an explosion in Kabul city. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement confirmed that the enemies of the country once against martyred a religious scholar Mawlavi Shabir Ahmad […] The post Another prominent religious scholar shot dead in Kabul city appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

Dozens of Taliban fighters killed, weapons caches and explosives destroyed in Helmand

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The Afghan Special Forces carried out a series of raids against Taliban militants in southern Helmand province killing dozens of Taliban fighters and destroying weapons caches and explosives. “Afghan special forces conducted a series of raids and strikes in the northern part of the province, resulted in 39 Taliban fighters killed and weapons caches, mines, […] The post Dozens of Taliban fighters killed, weapons caches and explosives destroyed in Helmand appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

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Afghan Special Forces kill 10 Taliban fighters, destroy car bomb and IED materials in Paktika

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The Afghan Special Forces conducted separate operations in south-eastern Paktika province killing at least 10 militants and arresting three others. “In an Afghan special forces operation in Bermal district, 10 Taliban fighters were killed and 1 VBIED and IED making materials were destroyed,” the informed military sources said Saturday. The sources further added that the […] The post Afghan Special Forces kill 10 Taliban fighters, destroy car bomb and IED materials in Paktika appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

Sexual favours being sought in exchange for governmental seats, President Ghani’s ex-adviser claims

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A former senior adviser to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has claimed that a specific circle in ARG Presidential Palace seek sexual favours in exchange for a governmental seat. General Habibullah Ahmadzai has levelled the allegation during an exclusive interview with a local television network, Khurshid TV. Ahmadzai went on to claim that widespread corruption exists […] The post Sexual favours being sought in exchange for governmental seats, President Ghani’s ex-adviser claims appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

Ghani appoints Abdul Tawab Bala Karzai as acting minister of higher education

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President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed Abdul Tawab Bala Karzai as acting minister of higher education of Afghanistan. The Office of the Chief of Staff of Presidential Palace, ARG, issued a statement earlier this evening confirming that President Ghani has appointed Mr. Abdul Tawab Bala Karzai as acting minister of higher education. The statement further […] The post Ghani appoints Abdul Tawab Bala Karzai as acting minister of higher education appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

ISIS commander among 11 killed, wounded in police forces raid in Nangarhar

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The Afghan police forces carried out a raid against ISIS militants in eastern Nangarhar province killing at least five militants and injuring six others. The Ministry of Interior in a statement said the police forces conducted a raid against the militants of the terror group in Deh Bala district on Friday. The statement further added […] The post ISIS commander among 11 killed, wounded in police forces raid in Nangarhar appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

10 Taliban militants killed or wounded, 6 IEDs destroyed in Khakrez of Kandahar

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The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces killed at least four militants and injured six others during an operation in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan. Informed military sources said Saturday that the Afghan forces conducted in Khakrez district of the province. “During clearance operations in Khakrez district, the 205th Corps killed 4 Taliban fighters, wounded […] The post 10 Taliban militants killed or wounded, 6 IEDs destroyed in Khakrez of Kandahar appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

Afghan forces successfully repulse rocket attack on Kandahar airfield

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The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces successfully repulsed rocket attack on Kandahar airfield earlier today. Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai said the security forces arrested three militants in connection to the attack. Gen. Tadin Khan further added that the militant unsuccessfully launched one rocket on the airfield. He said the security forces […] The post Afghan forces successfully repulse rocket attack on Kandahar airfield appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

‘Do not kill yourselves for no reason’, Special Forces Commander tells Taliban

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The new Commander of Special Operations Corps of the Afghan military Lt. Gen. Fareed Ahmadi has called on Taliban to refrain from violence and have mercy on their families. “I’m warning the Taliban fighters. Do not kill yourself for no reason. Have mercy on your families. Don’t listen to your Taliban leaders who sit under […] The post ‘Do not kill yourselves for no reason’, Special Forces Commander tells Taliban appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

Scores of Taliban militants killed in separate incidents in Helmand province

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The Afghan forces clashed with the Taliban militants in southern Helmand province killing at least 34 militants, the informed military sources said Saturday. The sources further added that the security forces killed the Taliban militants in Marjah district of the province. Additionally, the security forces carried out separate airstrikes in Musa Qala, Nahr-e Saraj and […] The post Scores of Taliban militants killed in separate incidents in Helmand province appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

Enemy could not even move an inch forward while trying to start a new offensive: Khalid

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The acting minister of Defense Asadullah Khalid says the enemies have failed in their attempt to launch a new offensive, hailing the Afghan armed forces for suppressing the anti-government armed elements. “Thank God, the enemy tried to start a new offensive and couldn’t even move an inch forward. This credit goes to you, the Afghan […] The post Enemy could not even move an inch forward while trying to start a new offensive: Khalid appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

Gen. Ahmadi assumes charge of Special Operations Corps of the Afghan military

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Major Mohammad Farid Ahmadi formally assumed charge of the Special Operations Corps of the Afghan military in the rank of Lieutenant General. Some senior defense officials including acting minister of Asadullah Khalid also participated in the change of change of leadership ceremony which was held in Camp Commander earlier today. Prior to this, MG Ahmadi […] The post Gen. Ahmadi assumes charge of Special Operations Corps of the Afghan military appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.

2 Taliban fighters killed, 8 IEDs and weapons destroyed in Kandahar, Ghazni operations

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The security forces carried out separate operations in southern Kandahar and south-eastern Ghazni provinces killing at least two Taliban fighters. According to informed military sources, eight improvised explosive devices and some weapons were also destroyed during the same operations. “In a raid by Afghan special forces in Kandahar, 8 IEDs and weapons were destroyed,” the […] The post 2 Taliban fighters killed, 8 IEDs and weapons destroyed in Kandahar, Ghazni operations appeared first on The Khaama Press News Agency.