Taliban insurgents have over-run Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province following intense clashes with Afghan security forces over the past few days.
The U.S. Department of State has designated Abdul Aziz Haqqani, a senior member of the Haqqani Network, as a ‘specially designated global terrorist’ (SGBT).
The struggle for power continues in the Taliban group as some dissidents have out-rightly refused to pledge allegiance to the newly-appointed supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
Some unidentified gunmen wearing Afghan military uniform allegedly killed two NATO soldiers at a foreign military base in southern Helmand province on Wednesday.
The top leader of Islamic State (IS) affiliated militant group Jundullah was killed in an air strike in northern Kunduz province on Monday, Afghan intelligence agency said.
At least 31 Taliban insurgents were killed in ongoing drone strikes in southern Helmand province on Sunday, local officials said on Monday. More than 30 others were injured.
Many women’s rights activists and religious scholars in northeastern provinces of Baghlan and Takhar have been included in provincial advocacy committees, which are part of the Afghan People’s Dialogue (APD) currently underway across the country.
Gen. Murad Ali Murad, the deputy chief of army staff, has questioned the silence of international community over what he calls “crimes against humanity” in Afghanistan.
Janan Mosazai, the Afghan envoy to Islamabad, was on Sunday summoned by Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry over the killing of four Pakistani soldiers in cross-border shelling.
The U.S. government has finally decided to act tough against Pakistan for not doing enough to dismantle terror sanctuaries and crack down on militants attacking Afghanistan.