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Fears of ethnic violence as Taliban target Jaghori district

Fears of ethnic violence as Taliban target Jaghori district

09 Nov 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

Ghazni-Kabul deployed elite special forces on Thursday in the country’s southeast to beat back Taliban fighters targeting the minority Hazaras. The Taliban has ratcheted up attacks against the minority group and Afghan security forces, who are suffering record casualties. Heavy fighting in the Jaghori district of Ghazni province has been ongoing since the Taliban launched […] The post Fears of ethnic violence as Taliban target Jaghori district appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Record 435 Afghans killed or wounded in legislative poll: UNAMA

Record 435 Afghans killed or wounded in legislative poll: UNAMA

07 Nov 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

KABUL-More than 400 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence during three days of voting last month, making the parliamentary ballot the deadliest on record. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Tuesday. The vast majority of the 435 casualties — 56 dead and 379 wounded — happened on the first […] The post Record 435 Afghans killed or wounded in legislative poll: UNAMA appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Taliban Fighters launched a coordinated attack on Jaghori

Taliban Fighters launched a coordinated attack on Jaghori

07 Nov 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

Ghazni-Taliban militants have launched a coordinated attack over Jaghori district in Ghazni province since early Wednesday morning, a local official said. Khaliqdad Akbari, a member of Ghazni provincial council said that most of the militants have raided from neighboring Gilan district. Akbari claimed that no support was provided from the central government despite of requests. […] The post Taliban Fighters launched a coordinated attack on Jaghori appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Taliban Key Commander Wounded in Faryab:MoI

05 Nov 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

Maimana-Qari Yousuf known as Haqyar, the Military Commission Chief of the armed Taliban group for Khowaja Sabez Posh, Shirin Tagab and Daulat Abad districts of Faryab province died of wounds, last night, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Monday. As per the statement,Qari Yousuf was seriously wounded in an ambush of the […] The post Taliban Key Commander Wounded in Faryab:MoI appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Afghan govt’s control over territories reaches record low

Afghan govt’s control over territories reaches record low

05 Nov 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

WASHINGTON: The Afghan government has lost control over a record number of districts this year, although Taliban too have lost some areas, says an official US report sent to Congress this week. The report — that covers the period between July 1 and Sept 30, 2018, — identifies a dangerous trend which could have disastrous […] The post Afghan govt’s control over territories reaches record low appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Six Afghans ‘Missing’ After Failing To Return From Invictus Games

Six Afghans ‘Missing’ After Failing To Return From Invictus Games

05 Nov 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

SYDNEY: MORE than half the Afghan competitors that took part in the recent Invictus Games have reportedly gone missing and want to seek asylum. A total of six members of the squad – five athletes and one official – failed to turn up at the airport to fly home with their teammates on Sunday. Five […] The post Six Afghans ‘Missing’ After Failing To Return From Invictus Games appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Votes counting will Start on Wednesday: IEC

Votes counting will Start on Wednesday: IEC

24 Oct 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

KABUL-The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said they will start counting votes from this weekend’s parliamentary elections on Wednesday in Kabul. On Tuesday, election commission officials said all election materials, including the preliminary results, have been transferred from polling centers to the provincial capitals. IEC spokesman Sayed Hafizullah Hashemi said they will start counting votes, from […] The post Votes counting will Start on Wednesday: IEC appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

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Prominent Taliban leader killed in Kunduz

Prominent Taliban leader killed in Kunduz

23 Oct 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

Kunduz- A prominent local leader of the Taliban group has been killed during the operations of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, Afghan National Army(ANA) Said in a statement. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said a prominent Taliban […] The post Prominent Taliban leader killed in Kunduz appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Ghani Arrives in Kandahar to offer Condolences with Former Police Chief’s Family

Ghani Arrives in Kandahar to offer Condolences with Former Police Chief’s Family

23 Oct 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

Kandahar-President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday arrived in southern Kandahar province at the head of high-level delegation, Presidential Palace Said in a statement. According to Shah Hussain Mortazavi, deputy presidential spokesman, president Ghani would offer sympathy and condolences to the family of the former police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq. He said President Ghani would also extend […] The post Ghani Arrives in Kandahar to offer Condolences with Former Police Chief’s Family appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

42 Taliban Insurgents Killed In ANSF Operations

42 Taliban Insurgents Killed In ANSF Operations

23 Oct 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

JALALABAD– At least 42 militants were killed or wounded in separate operations conducted by Afghan national security forces (ANSF) in Nangarhar province, the Afghan National Army (ANA) said in a statement. The military corps said Tuesday in a statement that during the operation 40 other Taliban were also wounded. The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Kunar, […] The post 42 Taliban Insurgents Killed In ANSF Operations appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

NATO soldier killed in apparent insider attack in Herat

NATO soldier killed in apparent insider attack in Herat

23 Oct 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

HERAT- A soldier in the NATO-led Resolute Support mission was killed and two others wounded on October 22 by an apparent insider attack in the western province of Herat, the international coalition said in a statement. A statement from the NATO mission’s headquarters in Kabul said: “Initial reports indicate the attack was committed by a […] The post NATO soldier killed in apparent insider attack in Herat appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Taliban killed a Parliamentary Election Candidate in Helmand

Taliban killed a Parliamentary Election Candidate in Helmand

17 Oct 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

Lashkargah-Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the southern province of Helmand that killed Abdul Jabar Qahraman, who was preparing to contest Saturday’s parliamentary polls. An Afghan election candidate was killed by a bomb planted under his office chair in the southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, officials said, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for […] The post Taliban killed a Parliamentary Election Candidate in Helmand appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

India, China Join Hands to Train Afghan Diplomats

India, China Join Hands to Train Afghan Diplomats

16 Oct 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

BEIJING – India and China launched a program on Monday to train Afghan diplomats, which would likely be followed by joint programs in other fields to help war-torn Afghanistan, a joint statement from both the countries said. The Joint India-China Training Programme for Afghan diplomats from October 15-26 began Monday as part of an understanding […] The post India, China Join Hands to Train Afghan Diplomats appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Khalilzad to visit Afghanistan, Pakistan

Khalilzad to visit Afghanistan, Pakistan

04 Oct 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

The United States Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will visit Afghanistan and Pakistan on October 4 as part of continuing efforts to bring the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table, said a US Department of State statement issued on Wednesday. Khalilzad will lead an interagency delegation to the region and is also scheduled to visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar […] The post Khalilzad to visit Afghanistan, Pakistan appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 9 ANP

Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 9 ANP

04 Oct 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

KABUL, — At least nine Afghan police officers were killed in attacks by insurgents on checkpoints in three different parts of the country, provincial officials said Wednesday. Wali Ahmad Sarih, police spokesman in southern Nimroz province, said Taliban fighters attacked a checkpoint late Tuesday, killing four police and wounding two others. He said four insurgents […] The post Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 9 ANP appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Indonesia clamps down on looting as quake-tsunami toll tops 1,200

Indonesia clamps down on looting as quake-tsunami toll tops 1,200

02 Oct 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

Jakarta-More than 1,200 people are now known to have died in the quake-tsunami that smashed into Sulawesi, Indonesia said Tuesday, as police pledged to clamp down on looting by survivors taking advantage of the chaos. There were reports of officers firing warning shots and tear gas to ward off people ransacking shops in Palu, a […] The post Indonesia clamps down on looting as quake-tsunami toll tops 1,200 appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

Khalilzad Appointed as Special Representative of Afghanistan Reconciliation

Khalilzad Appointed as Special Representative of Afghanistan Reconciliation

22 Sep 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

KABUL – Zalmay Khalilzad was officially announced as the Special Representative of Afghanistan Reconciliation by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on Friday. Pompeo said in a memo to his staff on Friday that Khalilzad would lead US efforts to support, facilitate, and participate in a peace process between government and the Taliban. “There is […] The post Khalilzad Appointed as Special Representative of Afghanistan Reconciliation appeared first on Rasad News Agency.

India’s PM Modi faces calls for resignation

India’s PM Modi faces calls for resignation

22 Sep 2018 Rasad News Agency Rasad News Agency

NEW DELHI-Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner. Indian political parties have been gunning for Modi over the 2016 purchase of […] The post India’s PM Modi faces calls for resignation appeared first on Rasad News Agency.