News Updates

17th Sep, 2018 - 1st Oct, 2018
  • Airstrikes Are Killing More Civilians in Afghanistan, U.N. Warns. (New York Times- 26.9.2018)
  • Concern about voting system ahead of Afghanistan election. (Aljazeera. 1.10.2018)
07th Sep, 2018 - 16th Sep, 2018
  • Bombing in Afghanistan Kills at Least 68 at Peaceful Protest: JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Extremists in eastern Afghanistan bombed a peaceful protest on Tuesday, killing at least 68 people, officials said, the deadliest in a series of attacks in Nangarhar Province over the day. The bombings, which also struck three schools, followed a pattern of recent attacks by the Islamic State in Afghanistan, which has publicly vowed to target educational institutions and which staged a seven-hour assault on a school for midwives in the provincial capital, Jalalabad. The attack on protesters gathered in Momand Dara District, in a rural part of Nangarhar, also left at least 165 wounded, according to Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar. (11.9.2018- New York Times)
  • In a chaotic day of violence throughout Afghanistan, scores of police officers, soldiers and civilians were killed by insurgents who, in four separate attacks, overran a major military base, killed a police chief, destroyed a police post and bombed a memorial event. In the capital, Kabul, a commemoration for a man some Afghans regard as a hero turned violent as suicide bombers attacked celebrants, killing seven, and the police arrested more than 100 mourners for shooting in the air.
    The deadliest single episode was the destruction by Taliban insurgents of an army base in Baghlan Province on Sunday, with at least 22 and as many as 40 security force members killed, local officials said. The military installation was the second major base to fall to the insurgents in Baghlan Province in the past month, and the third in northern Afghanistan during the same period. (9.9.2018 New York Times)
Credit: Maryam Mastoor