Regional – Ariana News https://ariananews.af Bringing Afghan News to the World Sun, 20 Jan 2019 04:46:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Three Daesh Commanders Killed in Nangarhar https://ariananews.af/three-daesh-commanders-killed-in-nangarhar/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:02:49 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=293413

Three Daesh local commanders were killed during an operation conducted by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) Forces in Nangarhar province, a local official said on Wednesday.

The spokesman for local governor Attaullah Khogyani told Ariana news that the NDS forces launched an operation on Tuesday night at Momand Dara area of Achin district in Nangarhar.

Three local commanders along with six other Daesh insurgents were killed during the military raids, Khogyani said.

The commanders are identified as Mujahid, Asif, and Haroon.

During the operation two hideouts of the militants were also destroyed, he further said.

Nangarhar is among insecure provinces in eastern Afghanistan, where Taliban and Daesh militants are active in a number of its district.

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Taliban Key Commander Killed in Faryab https://ariananews.af/taliban-key-commander-killed-in-faryab/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:48:05 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=293407

A key commander of the Taliban along with six other insurgents was killed on Tuesday night during a Special Operation conducted by commando forces in Faryab province, the 209 Shaheen Corps said in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement identifies the Taliban commander as Abu-Talha.

The military operation was conducted in Garzivan district of Faryab where at least seven Taliban militants were killed and five others wounded, the statement said.

During the military operation which was conducted through the air and ground, some equipment of the insurgents were also destroyed, the statement added.

Taliban has not made a comment about the incident yet.

Recently, Afghan forces have increased military raids against the Taliban insurgents in the northern Faryab province.

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NDS Forces Destroy a Taliban Drug Lab in Helmand https://ariananews.af/nds-forces-destroy-a-taliban-drug-lab-in-helmand/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:38:02 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=293074

Afghan Intelligence forces have destroyed a drug lab of the Taliban armed group during a raid in southern Helmand province, the National Directorate of Security said in a statement on Monday.

The operation was conducted on a base of the Taliban in Nahr-e-Saraj district of the province, in which a vehicle packed with explosives and 20kg of hashish have been destroyed, the statement said.

The statement added that Afghan forces have also destroyed 20kg of explosives and five vehicles as well as seized three motorbikes during the operation.

 According to the statement, since last two days, it was the third military operation of the NDS forces on Taliban bases in the restive province of Helmand.

The Taliban did not immediately comment in this regard.

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18 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Baghlan Airstrikes https://ariananews.af/18-taliban-insurgents-killed-in-baghlan-airstrikes/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:38:59 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=293065

At least 18 Taliban militants were killed in two separate airstrikes during the last 24 hours in northern Baghlan province, a local official said on Monday

The provincial police spokesman Ahmad Jawed Bisharat told Ariana News that the Afghan Forces have conducted air operations in Dahn-i-Ghori and Baghlan-i-Markazi districts of Baghlan province.

Bisharat said Afghan forces targeted Taliban insurgents in Kokchinar village of Baghlan-i-Markazi district and Bazpostak area of Dahn-i-Ghori district, killing at least 18 militants of the group.

During the air operations, a training center and an ammunition depot of the militants were also destroyed, he further said.

Meanwhile, the residents of Baghlan urges the government to hold military operation against Taliban militants in Dahn-i-Ghori and Baghlan-i-Markazi district of Baghlan, as well as Dand-i-Shahabuddin area of Pole-Khomri in order to retake these areas from the Taliban insurgents.

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Taliban Commander Killed in Kabul’s Qarabagh District https://ariananews.af/taliban-commander-killed-in-kabuls-qarabagh-district/ Sun, 13 Jan 2019 13:44:07 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=292932

A commander of the Taliban armed group was killed during the Afghan security forces’ raid in Qarabagh district of Kabul on Sunday, an official said.

The Qarabagh district governor, Khwaja Mohammad Hanif said that commander identified as Qari Hussain was involved in insurgent activities including assassination of the government employees in the district.

According to the official, the commander was killed during a military operation of the Afghan forces in Sabz Sang village of Qarabagh district.

The Taliban did not immediately comment in this regard.

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Taliban Attacks Police Checkpoint in Farah, Killing 4 https://ariananews.af/taliban-attacks-police-checkpoint-in-farah-killing-4/ Sun, 13 Jan 2019 08:39:00 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=292839

The Taliban insurgents attacked a checkpoint late on Saturday night in western Farah province, killing at least four Police personnel, a local official said on Sunday.

Dadullah Qaneh, a member of the Farah provincial council told Ariana News that the Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on a police checkpoint close to Farah city last night.

He added that at least four policemen were killed in the attack.

The Taliban militants have seized all military equipment of the checkpoint, Qaneh further said.

Provincial police officials have confirmed the attack but refused to give further details about the casualties.

Meanwhile, The insurgents attacked a security checkpoint in northern Jawzjan province, killing at least seven members of public uprising forces.

Ghulam Sakhi Subhani district governor of Agcha told Ariana News that during the clashes between security forces and the militants at least nine Taliban insurgents were killed, 18 members of the group and three public uprising forces were wounded. 

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28 Taliban, Daesh Fighters Killed in Badghis Airstrikes https://ariananews.af/28-taliban-daesh-fighters-killed-in-badghis-airstrikes/ Sun, 13 Jan 2019 08:35:12 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=292835

At least 18 Taliban militants and 10 fighters of Daesh were killed during the Resolute Support (RS) airstrikes in northwest Badghis province, a local official said on Sunday.

The provincial spokesman Jamshed Shahabi told Ariana News that the RS troops have conducted air operations in Jewand district of Badghis. 

Shahabi said the foreign forces launched air raids on a gathering of the Taliban and Daesh insurgents in Panj Buz area of Jewand district.

He further said that at least 40 Daesh fighters have been detained during the operation.

This comes as the Resolute Support Troops are engaged in air operations against the militants in Badghis province.

Badghis is among insecure provinces in the northwest part of Afghanistan, where Daesh and Taliban insurgents are active in number if its district.

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20 Militants Killed in Faryab Operation: Official https://ariananews.af/20-militants-killed-in-faryab-operation-official/ Sun, 13 Jan 2019 06:57:53 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=292832

At least twenty Taliban militants were killed and 14 others wounded during a joint military raid conducted by Afghan and foreign forces in northern Faryab province, a local official said on Sunday.

The spokesman for Faryab police Karim Yurish told Ariana News that Afghan Forces launched a joint military operation with the Resolute Support forces in Khwaja Sabz Posh district of Faryab province.

He said that during the operation in Ghazari village of Khwaja Sabz Posh district at least twenty Taliban insurgents including a commander of the militants were killed and 14 others were injured.

The Taliban commander was identified as Tajudin who led 40 insurgents in the province. 

The Afghan security forces have detained seven Taliban militants, Yurish added. He further said that the militant’s hideouts along with at least 20 motorbikes were also destroyed during the operation.

Taliban has not made a comment about the report yet.

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Gunmen Attack Police HQ in Herat, Casualties Feared https://ariananews.af/gunmen-attack-police-hq-in-herat-casualties-feared/ Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:03:53 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=292741

A number of assailants attacked headquarters of Police District 6 in Herat City, on Saturday night, leaving at least five security personnel killed and two wounded, officials confirmed.

The provincial governor’s spokesman Jilani Farhad said that one assailant has been killed so far and that clearance operation is underway in the area.

The official added that five security personnel were killed and two more wounded.

Eyewitnesses said that the attack took place in Pul-e-Rangina area of the city, adding that one civilian was also among those killed in the incident.    

 No individual or group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Taliban Suffers Losses in Urozgan, Zabul Provinces https://ariananews.af/taliban-suffers-losses-in-urozgan-zabul-provinces/ Sat, 12 Jan 2019 07:04:29 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=292618

At least six Taliban insurgents were killed and 10 others wounded in two separate military raids in Urozgan and Zabul provinces, the 205th Atal Corps said in a statement on Saturday.

According to the statement, the Afghan security forces have conducted two separate military operations during the last 24 hours in Trinkot, the center of Urozgan province and Shinkai district of Zabul province.

The statement says, during the operation in Trinkot, at least four Taliban militants were killed, seven others were injured, and three suspected insurgents were detained by security forces.

Two Taliban insurgents were killed and three others wounded in a separate operation in Shinkai district of Zabul, the statement further says.

Urozgan and Zabul are among the insecure provinces of Afghanistan where Taliban Insurgents are active in a number of their districts.

The Taliban insurgent group has not made a comment about the report yet.

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Salang Pass Blocked Due to Heavy Snowfall https://ariananews.af/salang-pass-blocked-due-to-heavy-snowfall/ Sat, 12 Jan 2019 05:02:16 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=292586

Salang pass which connects northern parts of Afghanistan to the capital Kabul has been blocked due to heavy snowfalls, an official said on Saturday.

Abdul Basir Habibi, the Head of Salang Pass Safety and Protection Unit told Ariana News that the pass was closed after an incessant snowfall late Friday night.

Habibi said, Salang was hit by at least four avalanches since Friday and no casualty inflected in the incidents, adding the passengers trapped in the highway were transferred to a safe place.

He added, the snowfall has reached to 100 centimeters in southern and in northern Parts of the Salang Pass.

He said the highway maintenance workers are striving to clear it on today.

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At least 30 Thousand Tourists Visited Ancient Herat City Last Year https://ariananews.af/at-least-30-thousand-tourists-visited-ancient-herat-city-last-year/ Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:54:44 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=292551

The Tourism Directorate in Herat says the number of inbound tourists has grown in the province, asserting that at least 30,000 domestic and foreign tourists have visited monumental and historical places in Herat in 2018.

The tourism industry in Afghanistan has declined due to years of continued armed conflict in the war-weary country. Some countries including the U.S. and UK have advised their citizens against traveling to most parts of Afghanistan.

However, despite security risks, some tourists are keen to pay visit to historical places in the country.

“Herat is hosting most of the international hotels, providing better services and living environment for tourists visited the province,” said Wahidullah Sultani, head of Tourism Directorate in Herat, adding that the security situation is slightly better in Herat compared to other provinces.  

It has been said that the provincial city and many districts of Herat province have more than 1,000 places that attract tourists each year.

However, local authorities said due to lack of security, proper living facilities, and a transportation system, the tourism industry in Herat has declined.

“No fundamental steps being taken in the tourism industry in Herat, and the capacity which should have been used in this regard being missed due to the negligence,” said Fatema Jafari, a member of Herat provincial council.

According to the Information and Culture Department in Herat, despite more than 200 tourism agencies are holding a license, only two of them are currently operating in the province.

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Taliban Kills Nine ALP in Takhar https://ariananews.af/taliban-kills-nine-alp-in-takhar/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:40:38 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=292362 At least nine Afghan Local Police (ALP) were killed and six others injured in a Taliban attack in Baghlan province, a local official said on Thursday.

Shamsulhaq Barakzai, a member of Baghlan provincial council told Ariana News that the incident happened late on Wednesday night when the Taliban fighters stormed on an ALP outpost in Hussian Khail area of the province.

Meanwhile, a Taliban spokesman claimed that the group’s militants have killed 30 pro-government forces and wounded five others in the area. Taliban accepts that two of their militants were also killed in the attack.

Afghan security officials have not made a comment about the report yet.

Baghlan is among the volatile provinces in the north of Afghanistan where the anti-government insurgent groups have a huge presence.

In a separate incident, the Taliban militants have killed seven Afghan security forces and injured six others in Khwaja Ghar district of Takhar province.

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NDS Arrests 11 Taliban Militants in Kandahar https://ariananews.af/nds-arrests-11-taliban-militants-in-kandahar/ Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:39:04 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=292281 A group of 11 Taliban militants has been arrested by the Afghan intelligence agency in Kandahar province, the agency said on Wednesday.

According to a statement released by the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the militants were plotting to carry out coordinated suicide attacks in Kandahar city.

The group was active in Shah Wali Kot, Zhari, and Maiwand districts as well as in Kandahar city, the statement said.

The group was involved in destructive and terror activities such as targeting security outposts and security forces supply convoys in the province, the statement added.

The statement further said that two members of the insurgent group were ready to carry out suicide attacks in Aino Mina township of Kandahar city.

NDS says the suicide attackers were trained in Peshawar city of Pakistan.

The Taliban insurgent group has not made a comment about the report yet.

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Heavy Blast Hits Khost City https://ariananews.af/heavy-blast-hits-khost-city/ Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:27:14 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=292063

At least two people were killed and 25 others wounded in an explosion in eastern Khost province on Tuesday morning, an official said.

A hospital source in the province told Ariana News that the blast happened near a mosque in the city.

He added that so far two dead bodies and 25 wounded people have been taken to the hospital.

Meanwhile, sources say that 31 people were injured in the incident.

Local police officials confirmed the incident but denied to make a comment about the exact number of casualties.

Immediately there was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

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Roadside Bomb Blast Kills Five Civilians in Paktika https://ariananews.af/roadside-bomb-blast-kills-five-civilians-in-paktika/ Mon, 07 Jan 2019 12:10:33 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=291919

At least five civilians were killed and three others wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Paktika province, police said on Monday.

Provincial police spokesman Shah Mohammad Arian told Ariana News that the incident happened in Jani Khel district of eastern Paktika province on Monday morning.

He added that all the victims were transferred to the local hospital on time.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

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Taliban Shadow District Governor Among 19 Killed in Faryab https://ariananews.af/taliban-shadow-district-governor-among-19-killed-in-faryab/ Mon, 07 Jan 2019 09:18:23 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=291900

The Taliban shadow district governor and head of the group’s red unit were killed by Afghan forces in northern Faryab province, the 209th Shaheen Military Corps said in a statement on Monday.

The two Taliban officials were identified as Mullah Sarwar the Taliban’s shadow governor for Almar district, and Habib head of the militant’s red unit.

According to the statement, two local commanders of the group along with 15 militants were also killed during the air and ground operations conducted by government forces in the province.

At least nine Taliban insurgents were wounded and several hideouts of the militants destroyed during the raids, the statement further said.

Taliban has not made a comment about the report yet.

Faryab is among the volatile provinces in the north of Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents have a huge presence.

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Eight Taliban Commanders Killed in Maidan Wardak https://ariananews.af/eight-taliban-commanders-killed-in-maidan-wardak/ Mon, 07 Jan 2019 07:22:44 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=291880

At least 14 Taliban militants including eight commanders of the group were killed by Afghan forces during a military operation in Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Monday.

Provincial Police Chief Gen. Wais Samimi told Ariana News that the operation was conducted in Jalrez district of the province.

He added that three Taliban fighters were also arrested during the operation.

The Taliban militant group has not made a comment about the report yet.

Maidan Wardak is among the volatile provinces located in the central part of Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents have a huge presence.

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Taliban Ambushes Afghan Forces in Baghlan, Killing One https://ariananews.af/taliban-ambushes-afghan-forces-in-baghlan-killing-one/ Mon, 07 Jan 2019 07:17:32 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=291873

An Afghan security official was killed and three soldiers were wounded in a Taliban attack in northern Baghlan province, a local official said on Monday.

The incident happened this morning in Kilagay area of Doshi district.

Mohammad Safdar Mohseni the Head of Baghlan Provincial Council told Ariana News that the Taliban militants ambushed Afghan forces while they were patrolling along the highway.

Baghlan is among the insecure provinces in the north of Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents are actively operating in a number of its districts and usually carrying out attacks against government forces.

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Dozens Killed in Gold Mine Collapse in Badakhshan https://ariananews.af/dozens-killed-in-gold-mine-collapse-in-badakhshan/ Sun, 06 Jan 2019 13:50:25 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=291749 Dozens of people were killed on Sunday when a gold mine collapsed in Badakhshan province, an official said.

Provincial governor spokesman Nik Mohammad Nazari said the collapse occurred in the Kohistan district on Sunday morning.

He added that the exact number of people caught in the collapse was unknown. While later reports emerged that at least 40 people were killed.

Nazari further said that the victims are villagers who used to be involved in this business for decades with no government control over them.

Meanwhile, local officials say that all routes to the district are blocked due to recent snowfalls, making the rescue operation unsuccessful.

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