Taliban ‘utilized their full strength’ to take strategic areas

Acting Minister of Defense General Yasin Zia in a press conference on Saturday said that the Taliban utilized their full strength in the past week to some of the strategic areas in some six provinces of Afghanistan, but ANDSF foiled and rebuffed all their planning.

US sends more warplanes to protect Afghan withdrawal

The United States has deployed a dozen additional warplanes to protect the withdrawal of American and coalition troops from Afghanistan as Taliban mounts pressure on Afghan forces, Pentagon officials said Thursday.

Blast in Kabul kills 1

At least one person was killed and three more were wounded in an explosion in Kabul’s Kalakan district. Kabul police say the blast was caused by a roadside bomb.

RSF sounds alarm on World Press Freedom Day

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Centre for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ) on Monday sounded the alarm about the plight of the media and the future for journalism in Afghanistan.

Analysts: Troops pullout marks failure of U.S.-led war on terror in Afghanistan

Before the U.S. invasion of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, there were al-Qaida and the host Taliban hierarchy, but currently several terrorist groups such as Islamic State, Jandullah, Al-Jihad, Lashkar-e-Tyeba and a few more are fighting in Afghanistan which clearly speaks of the U.S. failure in the war against radical groups.

In massive fire in Kabul, nine killed, 14 injured

At least nine people were killed and 14 others were wounded after a major fire broke out on Saturday night in Kabul in which dozens of fuel tankers, trucks and other vehicles were burnt, a source from the Ministry of Interior said on Sunday.