Syed Zafar Mehdi
Abdul Saney Amanpoor
A large group of Taliban insurgents stormed a prison in central-eastern Ghazni province early on Monday, according to local officials.
Pakistani prime minister’s security and foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz has blamed India of promoting terrorism in Pakistan, saying it is “not a secret anymore”.
The fate of the controversial intelligence-sharing agreement between the Afghan government and Pakistan’s intelligence agency continues to be a matter of speculation.
To emphasize the importance of women’s role in peace-building initiatives, the United Nations (UN) started a series of nationwide events in Afghanistan this week.
President Ashraf Ghani’s remarks on the occasion of the martyrs’ week will neither please the Taliban leadership nor the Pakistani government.
Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to the mujahideen (martyrs) of Afghanistan for rendering exemplary sacrifices and called on the people to stand united against the divisive forces.
China, which has recently developed close relations with the national unity government of Afghanistan, has come forward to help improve security situation in Kabul.
Ata Mohammad Noor, the acting governor of northern Balkh province, has vowed justice for 13 people killed by unidentified gunmen in the province this week.
Mullah Mansour Dadullah, a senior Taliban commander, has made a stunning revelation, which points to a deep alliance between the Afghan Taliban and Pakistan’s intelligence agency.
The spring offensive launched by the Taliban in April this year has lost momentum and armed insurgents have admitted defeat on the battlefield, the ministry of defense (MoD) spokesman said on Monday.