Taliban insurgents attacked police headquarters and other government buildings in Ghazni in central Afghanistan on Sunday and were threatening to seize control of the city, with the main highway now heavily mined, local lawmakers and residents said
Afghan soldiers and Taliban militants celebrated an unprecedented ceasefire marking the end of the Ramadan fasting season with Eid greetings, hand shakes and big hugs.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting month, but excluding other militant groups, such as Islamic State.
Afghanistan announced Thursday a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though operations against other groups including Islamic State will continue.
Five people kidnapped from a voter registration centre in a largely Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan were freed on Thursday, officials said.
More than a third of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Afghan capital have been among doctors and other healthcare staff, two senior health officials said on Thursday, in a sign that the war-torn country is struggling to deal with the pandemic.
South African telecoms firm MTN on Monday said it was reviewing allegations raised in a US complaint which accuses several firms of paying protection money to extremist groups in Afghanistan.
South African telecoms firm MTN on Monday said it was reviewing allegations raised in a United States complaint which accuses several firms of paying protection money to extremist groups in Afghanistan.
Taliban militants have kidnapped 27 peace activists from a highway in Afghanistan’s western Farah province, local officials and peace activists said on Wednesday.
Afghans voted on Saturday in a one-day presidential election to elect their country’s new president through ballots amid a spate of small-scale attacks targeting polling stations across the country.