The recent carnage notwithstanding, the government has called for talks with the Taliban.
The National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar chaired an emergency meeting with the media organizations and activists after a deadly attack in Kabul left at least 9 reporters dead and several others wounded.
In spite of the presence of 14,000 troops on the ground, hundreds of billions of dollars put into the enterprise and nearly 17 years of pounding at the problem, the situation in Afghanistan is still catastrophic.
Afghanistan pins its hope on Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) in fighting with the ruthless Taliban and other insurgent groups. ASSF conducts special operations across the country. They are anytime anywhere to secure Afghanistan.
The Afghan Federation of Journalists and Afghan’s other media outlets have issued a joint statement on Monday condemning the twin suicide blasts at Shash Darak area leaving twenty six people dead and multiple injured.
On April 22, a suicide bomber, who government sources claimed was an Islamic State member, blew up a voting registration center in a neighborhood predominantly occupied by Hazara ethnic residents in the westside of Kabul. About 70 people, including school kids, were killed and more than a hundred were injured, the Afghan Ministry of Interior has confirmed. Pictures from the scene that appeared on social media were too horrifying to view.
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says that he won’t stay even one minute more beyond his term of office.
The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), Chief Masoom Stanikzai secured the vote of confidence from the majority of the lawmakers.
A Pentagon watchdog faulted the World Bank and Afghanistan’s government for failing to shield billions of dollars in aid from potential waste or misuse, saying that long-identified weaknesses remain in a program that provides 40 percent of non-military expenditures in the country.
Afghan Shiite Ulema Council in response to the deadly Sunday attack in west of capital Kabul that killed at least 70 people has boycotted the election.