Mohammad Tahir, company commander for protection of Afghanistan’s National Assembly, has been killed in Afghan capital’s first district, said Mir Rahman Rahmani, Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament (Wolesi Jirga).
He condemned the attack, blaming “enemies of the country” for the murder.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
The U.S. National Intelligence Council report likely will reinforce fears that the Taliban will resume the harsh treatment that women and girls suffered under their 1996-2001 rule should the insurgents prevail in a full-blown civil war.
"The Taliban remains broadly consistent in its restrictive approach to women's rights and would roll back much of the past two decades of progress if the group regains...
Ferdaws Faramarz, a spokesman for the Kabul police confirmed the attack took place in Kalakan district, north of Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul.
He put the casualty figures to one dead and three wounded, adding the wounded were rushed to hospital.
According to the spokesman, efforts were underway to identify type of the bombing.
There was immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
According to Afghan health ministry, as many as six more patients have died after contracting the disease, pushing the toll of fatalities to 2,654.
The new deaths were registered in Kabul, Kunduz, Laghman and Kunar provinces.
Also, as many as 234 new cases of infection were reported in the country, bringing the nationwide case count to 60,797.
The new infection cases were registered in Kabul and...
In a statement the government authority said heavy spring rains in recent days caused damages to residents of Herat after it triggered flash floods in several districts.
In Adraskan, a district in central part of Herat province, twelve people, including a woman and four children, died.
Providing assistance and distributing aid to affected people were underway, according to the statement.
The flash floods caused damages to...
The appeal letter to Asian governments comes from 100 organizations including ActionAid, APCASO, Asia Dalit Rights Forum, Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD), Global Call to Action Against Poverty -Asia (GCAP-Asia), Oxfam International, South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication, Fight Inequality Alliance India and 50 prominent individuals.
“We are a rapidly growing...
According to a ministry’s statement, the operations were carried out in Lashkargah, Nahr-e Siraj, Nawa and other districts of the southern Helmand province.
As many as 106 Taliban, including eight of its commander, were killed and 37 others wounded in Afghan raids in the province.
Clashes between government forces and the insurgent group displaced many families in the province.
There was no immediate...
India’s official count of coronavirus cases surpassed 20 million Tuesday, nearly doubling in the past three months, while deaths officially have passed 220,000. Staggering as those numbers are, the true figures are believed to be far higher, the undercount an apparent reflection of the troubles in the health care system.
The country has witnessed scenes of people dying outside overwhelmed hospitals and funeral pyres lighting up...
The U.S. Secretary of State reaffirmed his country’s support and assistance to Afghanistan, including its development, economic, humanitarian and support for the war-torn country’s security forces.
Mr. Blinken also said that "we spent a good deal of time consulting with NATO allies" in connection with Biden's decision.
“We intend to be very active diplomatically in terms of trying to advance negotiations and a political settlement...
Gunmen on Monday afternoon opened fire and killed three Afghan security personnel in Shor Bazar area, first district of capital, Kabul, said provincial police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz.
A police investigation was underway, according to the spokesman.
There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.
Afghanistan is experiencing a nationwide spike in bombings and targeted killings....