3 US servicemembers killed by IED blast in Afghan city of Ghazni

Reuters Three US service members were killed and three wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated on Tuesday near the central Afghan city of Ghazni, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement. The names of the killed soldiers will be withheld until the miltiary can contact their next of kin.  There was no […]

'Insults' to Islam were motivation for Afghan man's attack on 2 Americans in Amsterdam – prosecutors

The man who stabbed two American tourists at Amsterdam’s busy Central railway station says he was motivated by insults to Islam in the Netherlands and that he chose his victims at random, according to prosecutors. The 19-year-old Afghan national, identified as Jawed S., said he traveled to Amsterdam from Germany – where he has residency […]

US money to support Afghan irrigation ‘helped’ poppy cultivation – watchdog

US counternarcotics policy in Afghanistan not only failed to reduce the notorious opium production, but also contributed to increased poppy cultivation due to Washington’s funding of irrigation projects, a new report said. The US spent some $ 8.62 billion on counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan in 2002-2017, a report from Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction […]

Taliban kills 30 Afghan soldiers, captures military base in 1st major attack since ceasefire

Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, in their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, Reuters reported. Provincial Governor Abdul Qafoor Malikzai said the Taliban attacked two security posts in the early hours. One military base was targeted […]

Afghan Taliban announce three-day ceasefire for Eid holiday for 1st time

Taliban militants in Afghanistan have announced they will suspend hostilities with the government forces for three days to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid. Foreign forces in Afghanistan are excluded from the truce, however. The announcement comes after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday declared his own unconditional, week-long ceasefire against the Taliban, but not […]

Half of Afghan children miss out on school due to fighting, poverty & discrimination – UNICEF

Almost four million kids in Afghanistan are unable to attend school classes because of security and poverty issues, as well as discrimination against girls in the country, a new report by the UN agency for children reveals. Some 3.7 million children aged between seven and 17 are deprived of their right to education in Afghanistan, […]

Afghan civilians recall airstrikes that leveled their villages & killed families (VIDEO)

As the US drops ever more bombs on Afghanistan, local residents scramble to escape their native villages as they turn to ruins around them. Some of those lucky enough to make it out alive recounted their ordeal to RT. With the Trump administration ramping up the protracted 16-year Afghan War, more civilians become trapped in […]

ISIS claims attack on Afghan military academy that kills 5, wounds 10

REUTERS/Omar Sobhani Just two days after an ambulance bomb killed more than 100 in Kabul, gunmen attacked an army outpost near one of Afghanistan’s main military academies on Monday, killing five and wounding 10. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban had claimed the others. The Taliban said their attacks had been a […]