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Get ready for tougher days, Afghan VP amid Taliban violence

Afghanistan’s second vice president, Mohammad Sarwar Danish, on Sunday blamed the Taliban for Saturday evening suicide attack on an educational centre in Kabul and called on the people to get ready for “tougher days” ahead

Afghan former warlord Hekmatyar calls for interim government in Kabul

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former Afghan warlord and leader of the Hizb-e-Islami party, demanded the formation of an interim government in Kabul, reported by Tolo news

US withdrawal risks instability in Afghanistan, says Putin

President of Russia Federation, Vladimir Putin, said US withdrawal from Afghanistan may spark instability in the country. Putin said we backed the “presence of US troops in Afghanistan” after the attack of 9/11

US conducts fresh airstrike targetting Taliban in Afghanistan

US forces in Afghanistan conducted a fresh airstrike on Taliban positions in Nerkh district of central Wardak province killing five Taliban fighters

Afghanistan: Suicide bombing kills 30 in Kabul

At least 30 people killed and 70 were injured in a suicide bombing near an educational center on Saturday evening in the western part of the capital city of Kabul

NATO presence in Afghanistan conditions-based: Stoltenberg

As peace negotiations continue, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the ongoing talks in Doha were "fragile" and that the presence of the international forces in the country was conditions-based

Taliban kills 20 Afghan soldiers in Mimroz

At least 20 members of the Afghan Narrational Army (ANA) were killed in a Taliban attack on their outpost in Khashrod district, Nimroz province, on Thursday evening, said Jalil Ahmad Watandost, the district governor of Khashrod

Amid violence, Afghan VP questions Taliban’s peace intention

Afghanistan's Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Friday said that an increase in Taliban violence amidst the ongoing peace negotiations indicates a contrast in the Taliban’s approach towards peace

In stepped-up assault, Taliban attacks 24 provinces in 24 hours

Taliban expanded their offensive exposure all across Afghanistan, with attacks reported from 24 provinces in last 24 hours, informed Fawad Aman, deputy spokesperson of Ministry of Defence

12 kids killed as deadly airstrike hits mosque in Afghanistan

At least 12 children were killed and several others wounded in an airstrike on a mosque in Afghanistan's northern Takhar Province, officials said on Thursday

Taliban must live up to its commitments, says Stoltenberg

The Taliban must live up to their commitments, significantly reduce the levels of violence, and pave the way for a ceasefire, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday

Afghanistan reports 116 new COVID-19 cases

Afghanistan on Thursday reported 116 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total tally to 40,626 cases, the country's Ministry of Public Health confirmed

Taliban destroys pylon. leaves half of Herat without electricity

Afghanistan’s power corporation DABS said that the Taliban destroyed one of the pylons that import electricity from Iran to the western province of Herat in Afghanistan

Afghan Air Force strikes kills 12 Taliban in Takhar

Twelve Taliban, including several commanders, were killed in an airstrike conducted by Afghan Air Force on Wednesday night in Baharak district of Takhar province, said the Ministry of Defence in a statement

A whopping $19 billion in US taxpayers' money lost to abuse and fraud in Afghanistan

A recently released report by the Special Inspector General of Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has indicated that the US lost $19 billion in Afghanistan to “waste, fraud and abuse” since 2002