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‘Afghanistan’s Troops to Train in China’

China will train Afghan troops on Chinese soil, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Beijing said on Thursday. The military cooperation will be part of an effort to fight Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants bent on attacking China from its western neighbor, Ambassador Janan Mosazai told Reuters. Kabul has also …

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11 Soldiers Killed in Taliban Ambush in Badghis

At least 11 military soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Badghis province last mid-night, a police official confirmed. Provincial police spokesman Naqibullah Amini said last night Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack over security checkpoints in Abkamari district of Badghis province. Amini said the Afghan army had …

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Eight ALP Members Killed in Takhar

Eight Afghan Local Police (ALP) members have been killed in Takhar province, a police official said Thursday. Provincial deputy police chief Nezamuddin Ghori said the incident took place at around 2 a.m. this morning in Qandahari village, in Khuja Ghar district of the province. Ghori said that the victims were …

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Twin Bombings Hit Wrestling Match in Kabul

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives during a wrestling match in the capital Kabul on Wednesday, and as emergency medical workers and journalists rushed to the scene, a second, much larger explosion went off, officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said a suicide bomber struck at the center and …

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NDS Detains 11 Members of Haqqani Network in Kabul

The Afghan intelligence agency has detained eleven members of the Haqqani Network in Kabul City. In a statement released on Wednesday, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said that a group of eleven militants related to the Haqqani Network were arrested during special operations conducted in PD5, PD12, Paghman district …

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U.S. Service Member Died in Eastern Afghanistan

A U.S. service member died in a “non-combat related incident” in eastern Afghanistan, NATO military headquarters in Kabul said on Tuesday. No details were given, and the incident is under investigation, according to U.S. Forces Afghanistan. The name of the service member has not yet been released, pending next-of-kin notification. …

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Pakistan Elects New President from Ruling Party

Pakistan lawmakers elected Arif Alvi from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party to take charge as Pakistan’s 13th President. Arif Alvi will replace President Mamnoon Hussain, who completes his five-year term on September 9. Pakistan’s elections oversight body is expected to certify the result on Wednesday. The president is elected by …

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