KANDAHAR CITY (SW): At least 22 Afghan policemen and 45 Taliban militants got killed in Kandahar’s Maiwand and Zheray districts.
SHEBERGHAN (SW): A well-placed official source has told Salam Watandar that at least three French nationals are busy training child suicide bombers in Jawzjan province.
QALAT (SW): Chief of the provincial council in Zabul has said the Khak-e-Afghan district remains out of the government control since nearly a decade posing grim threat to the whole province.
KABUL (SW): A new trend of armed robberies with the burglars disguising as security or municipality officials to break into homes and loot valuables is on the rise in the capital Kabul.
EXCLUSIVE: In an exclusive interview with Salam Watandar, the NATO Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Ambassador Cornelius Zimmermann spoke in details on the political developments and security situation.
KABUL (SW): The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the level of foreign troops in Afghanistan would be surged from current level of around 13000 to 16000.
SHEBERGHAN (SW): A well-placed source in Jawzjan informed Salam Watandar that the pro-Daesh militants are actively recruiting young men in the Darzab and Qosh Tapa districts of province.
KABUL (SW): The Shamshad TV in Kabul was stormed by armed attackers on Tuesday killing at least three of its staff members.
Residents of district of darqad in Takhar province told Salam Watandar that ISIS’s flag was raised in the village of Nurkhil today morning. According to them, security forces blocked all the roads leading to this village
TALUQAN (SW): Armed clashes between the supporters of two warlords in Takhar province on Wednesday killed two people and injured many others.
KABUL (SW): At least three people got killed in a suicide attack in Kabul’s diplomatic area on Tuesday.
Security forces in Nangarhar said a group of three would-be suicide attackers were arrested with a vehicle full of explosives.
The intensification of war in Ghazni has also resulted in the increase of criticisms of the local and central government.
KUNDUZ CIY (SW): Doctors and paramedics in Kunduz have gone on strike against alleged ineffectiveness of the security officials following the kidnapping of a doctor’s minor son.
A high level official who didn’t want to be named said to Salam Watandar the government has appointed a person as the commander of police in Qosh Tapa in Jawzjan that has no military knowledge and skills and supports Daesh (ISIL) in this district.
The severe fighting between Taliban and Daesh (ISIL) has been continued since the past three days in Qosh Tapa area of Jawzjan province forcing more than 400 families to leave their homes in this district.
JALALABAD (SW): A number of Nangarhar residents took to the streets on Tuesday against the alleged killing of civilians in an operation by the Afghan Special Forces.
KABUL (SW): The C.I.A. is expanding its covert operations in Afghanistan, sending small teams of highly experienced officers and contractors alongside Afghan forces to hunt and kill Taliban militants across the country, the New York Times (NYT) has reported.
TALUQAN (SW): A large cache of arms, ammunition and fake vehicle number plates have been confiscated from the residence of a police officer in Takhar.
KABUL (SW): At least 15 young cadets of the Afghan National Army (ANA) got killed in a suicide attack in the capital Kabul on Saturday.
KABUL (SW): A number of Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members on Saturday expressed grim concerns over deteriorating law and order situation across the country.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed up to 43 soldiers got killed in southern Kandahar province on Thursday.
JALALABAD (SW): Infighting among the Taliban and pro-Daesh militants in Nangarhar’s Khogyano district has forces hundreds of families to flee for their lives.
GARDEZ (SW): Tuesday’s brazen multiple-suicide attacks in Paktia have inflicted financial losses worth millions besides the heavy and tragic death toll.
FARAH CITY (SW): Jameela Amini, chairperson of the provincial council in Farah, said on Tuesday the Taliban militants have managed to overrun Sheb Koh district in the province.
GARDEZ (SW): A well-placed security source informed Salam Watandar the Paktia police chief and up to 33 other people got killed and more than 100 got injured in a suicide car bombing followed by armed assault by the Taliban on Tuesday.
CHAGCHARAN (SW): A group of civilian travelling on the Ghor – Herat highway have been abducted by the Taliban.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): A well-placed security source informed Salam Watandar that the Taliban militants have overrun Maruf district in Kandahar province.
KABUL (SW): Oman is set to host another round of Quadrilateral Coordiantion Group (QCG) on Afghanistan next week.
SAR-E-PUL (SW): The Taliban militants have established black markets for illegal arms and narcotics trade after establishing their writ in the Kohistanat and Sozma Qala districts in the Sar-e-Pul province.
KABUL (SW): The National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar said on Thursday the number of terrorists in Afghanistan has increased three-fold in the past seven years.
KUNDUZ CITY (SW): A number of Afghan Local Police (ALP) men and their commanders have lamented that they are not provided with proper food for the past six months.
SHEBERGHAN (SW): The pro-Daesh rebels in Jawzjan province have warned locals against playing football or shaving beard.
KABUL (SW): After a series of attacks on its staff, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has taken the decision to reduce its presence in Afghanistan.
PARUN (SW): The Afghan security forces usually have upper hand over the rebels in terms of arms used in clashes, but recently use of sniper rifles by the militants in Kunar and Nuristan have caused concerns.
SHEBERGHAN (SW): A well-placed source has told Salam Watandar the pro-Daesh rebels have the backing of district police chief in Qosh Tapa district.
FAIZABAD (SW): Members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) have physically abused officials at the provincial administration in Badakhshan province.
FIROZKOH (SW): The Taliban shot dead 2 of their own members along with a child in Yakhan-i-Ulya village of Tiwara district in Ghor province on Friday night.
TALUQAN (SW): Locals have said the Taliban militants are busy working on township projects in Takhar province’s Darqad and Khwaja Bahauddin districts.
QALA-I-NAW (SW): Some members of the Badghis provincial council said that after more than 150 villagers joining the Taliban insurgents, the members of the group burnt more than 10 houses of the pro-government locals on Friday.
MAIMANA (SW): Security Officials in Faryab province reported on recapturing parts of Ghormach district and the killing of 130 Taliban in the province on Friday.
HERAT CITY (SW): The wife and two sons of a man killed in Herat have been taken into custody on charges of murder.
KABUL (SW): Group of armed rebels stormed the Fandaqstan valley in Parwan province three days ago causing widespread concerns among the residents.
LASHKARGAH (SW): A well-placed source in Helmand told Salam Watandar the Afghan Air Force (AAF) targeted security forces in restive Helmand province last evening during the ongoing anti-terrorism operation.
SHEBERGHAN (SW): Taliban collect taxes ranging from 50 to 250 thousand afghanis in Khanaqa district of Jawzjan province.
KABUL (SW): A blast at the Hussainia Mosque in the capital’s Qala Fatehullah neighborhood killed at least five people.
JALALABAD (SW): Residents in Nangarhar province have been frightened by the alarming surge in street crimes and armed robberies.
KABUL (SW): The rocket attacks on Kabul airport ended after the 3 attackers were killed on Wednesday, stated the Ministry of Interior officials.
KABUL (SW): United States Defense Secretary, James Mattis, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Kabul on Wednesday morning to meet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and other Afghan high-ranking officials.
FARAH CITY (SW): The Taliban militants have killed five members of the Afghan National Police (ANP) in an attack on their outpost in Farah province.