Regional – Ariana News https://ariananews.af Bringing Afghan News to the World Sat, 21 Sep 2019 06:13:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Planner of Zabul Suicide Attack Among 9 Militants Arrested in Ghazni https://ariananews.af/planner-of-zabul-suicide-attack-among-9-militants-arrested-in-ghazni/ Sat, 21 Sep 2019 06:13:58 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=334525 Afghan Forces have arrested the plotter of Zabul suicide attack in which dozens of people were killed, the Defense Ministry (MoD) said in a statement on Saturday.

According to the statement, Nine Taliban fighters including three  suicide attacks facilitators were arrested in operation by Afghan forces in Ghazni province.

Afghan Security and Defense forces have launched extensive air and ground operations to suppress Taliban fighters in Ghazni.

The statement further added that Afghan forces have also detained three suicide bombing facilitators and seized two explosive-loaded trucks that were aimed for carrying out suicide attacks in Ghazni city.

The Taliban militant group yet to make a comment in this reagard.

Taliban Thursday car bombing in Zabul province left at least 20 civilians killed and 90 others wounded.

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Traffic Accidents Leave Several People Dead in Afghanistan https://ariananews.af/traffic-accidents-leave-several-people-dead-in-afghanistan/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:12:48 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=334298 At least 10 people were killed and dozens of others wounded in two separate traffic accidents in Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said.

A traffic accident happened in Kabul-Khost highway in Nader Shah district of Khost province early this morning, provincial police chief confirmed.

Three people were killed and five others including a woman were injured after two Toyota vehicles collided.

The victims were taken to police civilian hospital in the province, the official said.

Provincial police spokesman Adel Haidari blamed drivers for reckless driving and having high speed.

Meanwhile, a separate traffic incident happened in central Ghazni province early this morning.

The second incident happened when a Toyota Corolla vehicle collided with a passenger bus, killing seven people including two women and a child.

Accidents are common in Afghanistan’s highways where roads are often in a poor state.

Most of the traffic accidents are basically because of the carelessness, high-speed driving, insufficiency of traffic signs, and bad condition of the roads.

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US Airstrike Kills Over 20 Laborers in Nangarhar https://ariananews.af/us-airstrike-kills-over-20-laborers-in-nangarhar/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:18:07 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=334241 At least 25 peanut collectors were killed in airstrikes conducted by foreign forces in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province, a security official said on Thursday.

The incident has taken place in Waziro area of Khogyani district which is located in south of the province.

The workers were busy collecting peanuts in the mountains when they have been targeted.

The police chief of Khogyani district Fawad Khan said at least 25 dead bodies have been taken to a nearby hospital so far.

He added that all of the victims were civilians.

However, sources said that the number of casualties may increase.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of U.S. forces in Afghanistan Colonel Sonny Leggett said that the U.S. forces have conducted “a precision strike against Da’esh terrorists in Nangarhar early this morning”.

“We are aware of allegations of the death of non-combatants and are working with local officials to determine the facts to ensure this is not a ploy to deflect attention from the civilians murdered by the Taliban at a hospital in Zabul earlier today,” Mr. Leggett added.

Nangarhar is among the volatile provinces in east of Afghanistan where both Taliban and Daesh insurgent groups are actively operating in a number of its districts including Khogyani.

Earlier this month, Afghan Special Forces conducted a night operation in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province and killed four brothers during the raid.

The head of Afghan intelligence agency Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai resigned as a result of the incident and his resignation was accepted by President Ashraf Ghani.

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Taliban Car Bomb Kills At Least 20 Civilians in Zabul https://ariananews.af/taliban-car-bomb-kills-at-least-20-civilians-in-zabul/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 04:57:06 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=334214

At least 20 civilians were killed and 90 others wounded in a car bombing in Zabul province early on Thursday, provincial governor spokesman Gul Islam Sayal said.

The car bomb was detonated at around 5:30 am in Qalat city, the capital of Zabul province in south of Afghanistan.

According to Mr. Sayal, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive-laden car near a hospital and provincial directorate of the Afghan intelligence agency in Qalat.

The number of casualties may rise as rescue teams and people are still searching the bodies under the ruble, an official said.

The Taliban insurgent group claimed responsibility of the attack.

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District Police Chief Wounded in Helmand Explosion https://ariananews.af/district-police-chief-wounded-in-helmand-explosion/ Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:56:54 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=334076 At least one policeman was killed and three others including police chief of Washir District were injured in an explosion in southern Helmand province, a security official said.

The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon when the police chief of Washir district Shamim Noorzai hit by a planted mine while he was patrolling, an official in the provincial police chief media office told Ariana News.

Washir is a district in the west of volatile Helmand province.

The Taliban insurgent group has a huge presence in Helmand and usually carrying attacks against Afghan security forces.

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5 Killed, 14 Wounded in Attack on Gov’t Building in Nangarhar https://ariananews.af/5-killed-14-wounded-in-attack-on-govt-building-in-nangarhar/ Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:08:52 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=334054

At least five people were killed after a group of armed men attacked the distribution center of Electronic National Identity Cards in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, local officials confirmed.

Provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani told Ariana News that a suicide bombing hit the center at around 1:30 pm [local time] in PD3 area of Jalalabad City.

He added that a number of assailants entered the building following the blast and were engaged in fire exchange with the security forces for almost six hours and clashes were ended after all attackers were killed.

At least five people including two civilians, two policemen and one staff member of the organization were killed and 14 others wounded in the incident, sources said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Both Taliban and Daesh insurgent groups are actively operating in eastern Nangarhar province.

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15 Taliban Militants Killed in Nangarhar: MoI https://ariananews.af/15-taliban-militants-killed-in-nangarhar-moi/ Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:32:44 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=334033 At least 15 Taliban fighters were killed in a joint operation by Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar province, the Interior Ministry (MoI) said in a statement.

According to the statement, the raids were conducted on Tuesday in Sorkhrood district of the province and two Taliban commanders are also among the dead.

MoI further added that the group’s heavy and light weapons were also destroyed in the attack.

The Taliban militant group has not made a comment in this regard yet.

Nangarhar is an insecure province in the east of Afghanistan where the Taliban and ISIS insurgent groups are active.

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Kabul Electricity To Be Restored Tomorrow Night: DABS https://ariananews.af/kabul-electricity-to-be-restored-tomorrow-night-dabs/ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:03:24 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=333978 The Kabul electricity will be reconnect tomorrow, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) – the national power utility company – said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the staff of the power company will be allowed to repair the damaged transmission towers and electricity pylons on Wednesday morning.

Electric power imported from Uzbekistan was cut in 11 provinces including the capital Kabul this week after Taliban militants destroyed four power pylons in Baghlan and Kunduz provinces.

In 2016, insurgents destroyed an electricity pylon in Dand-i-Shahabuddin area of Baghlan province and left Kabul in blackout for more than a month.

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Ghani Attends Campaign Rally in Parwan Using Army Helicopter https://ariananews.af/ghani-attends-campaign-rally-in-parwan-using-army-helicopter/ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:31:02 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=333944 President Ashraf Ghani who is running for president for the second term traveled to Parwan province in the north on Tuesday.

Ghani arrived in Charikar city using an army helicopter to attend a campaign rally.

A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself near his campaign gathering and killed at least 26 people and injured over 40 others.

However, President Ghani delivered a speech to his supporters without remembering dozens of people killed near to his campaign rally.

Speaking at the event, Ghani said if a peace deal is not in favor of people, he will not sign it even if it cost him his life.

“A sustainable and dignified peace is the will of every Afghan,” he said.

“We will not return to the past. We have burned the bridges in our back. We will not surrender to those who want to establish an interim government. Those who used to lubricate their mustache pretending to be the head of the interim government. Now, they are in isolation and are feeling pained,” he added.

Amrullah Saleh, Ghani’s first vice-president in his electoral ticket emphasized on unity among different groups of society.

At the same event, Mohammad Almas Zahid, the leader of Shamali Council who have announced his support for President Ghani warned to stand against the central government if it does not pay attention to Parwan province.

This comes as a large number of presidential candidates have continuously accused President Ghani of misusing government resources for his campaign purposes.

The Afghan presidential election is set to be held on September 28 this month.

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26 Killed as Taliban Suicide Bomber Hits Campaign Rally in Parwan https://ariananews.af/26-killed-as-taliban-suicide-bomber-hits-campaign-rally-in-parwan/ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:21:02 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=333895

At least 26 people were killed and 42 others wounded in a suicide attack close to Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s election campaign gathering in northern Parwan province.

The blast took place at Jangal Bagh area of Charikar city at around 11:40 am on Tuesday.

Local officials told Ariana News that a suicide bomber detonated an explosive-laden motorbike at the entrance gate of a police training center were Ghani’s campaign event was underway.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that at least 26 people including women and four Afghan forces were killed and 42 others wounded in the incident.

The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Baghlan Police Finance Officer Killed in IED Blast https://ariananews.af/baghlan-police-finance-officer-killed-in-ied-blast/ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 07:08:48 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=333891

Mohammad Ibrahim, the finance officer of Baghlan police was killed in a mine blast on Tuesday morning, police confirmed.

Ahmad Jawid Bisharat, a spokesman for the provincial police told Ariana News that the incident happened as a result of sticky bomb attached to Ibrahim’s vehicle.

According to him, the bomb went off at Shashsad Koti area of Pul-e-Khumri while Ibrahim was on his to office.

The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Baghlan Governor Resigns https://ariananews.af/baghlan-governor-resigns/ Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:15:57 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=333703 The governor of Baghlan province has resigned from his position, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) announced on Monday.

According to the statement, Baghlan governor Farid Baseem has resigned due to personnel issues.

President Ashraf Ghani has accepted his resignation.

The statement further said that the provincial deputy governor Abdul Qadim Niazi will act as caretaker until the appointment of a new governor.

This comes after Taliban militants intensified their attacks by surrounding the province for nearly one week.

The insurgent group also blocked Kabul-Balkh and Baghlan-Kunduz highways which was reopened after Afghan forces conducted an operation.

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Eight Taliban Militants Killed in Logar Operation https://ariananews.af/eight-taliban-militants-killed-in-logar-operation/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:52:38 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=333131

At least eight Taliban militants were killed in an operation by Afghan security forces in eastern Logar province, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

According to the statement the operation was conducted in Baraki Barak district of the province on Thursday night.

As a result, at least eight insurgents were killed and three others wounded in the raids, the statement said.

A suspect on charges of having links with the Taliban was also arrested by Special Unit of Afghan police, the statement added.

The statement further said that police have seized a number of weapons, ammunition and two motorbikes of the Taliban during the operation.

The Taliban militant group yet to make a comment about the incident.  

Logar is among the insecure provinces in the east 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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Takhar Airstrikes Kill 40 Taliban Militants https://ariananews.af/takhar-airstrikes-kill-40-taliban-militants/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:19:18 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=332844 At least 40 Taliban militants were killed in airstrikes in Takhar province, local officials confirmed to Ariana News.

According to provincial spokesman Jawad Hejri, the strikes were conducted on Tuesday night in Khawajah Bahawodin district of Takhar province.

He added that at least five senior Taliban commanders were also among the 40 killed  while 30 other insurgents were wounded in the raids.

Meanwhile, Taliban rejects the number of casualties claimed by Afghan forces.

The group further claimed that an Afghan Security base in the district is under their siege and high casualties have been imposed to forces in the base.

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Afghan Forces Recapture Kiran-o-Manjan: MoD https://ariananews.af/afghan-forces-recapture-kiran-o-manjan-mod/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:00:32 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=332850

Afghan security forces retook control of Badakhshan’s Kiran-o-Manjan district on Wednesday, September 11, a local official confirmed.

The provincial spokesman, Nik Mohammad Nazari told Ariana News that the district was recaptured in a joint operation by security and public uprising forces.

Meanwhile, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that a number of militants were killed and  dozens more wounded in the operations.

The statements further stated that some insurgent  surrendered to Afghan forces while their strongholds and hideouts were destroyed during the raids.

Moreover, Kiran-o-Manjan’s Azure mine has also been recaptured from the militant group, MoD added in the statement.

The district was fallen to the hands of Taliban in July, 2019.

The Taliban militant group yet to make a comment in this regard.

This comes days after Afghan security forces recaptured Wardoj and Yamgan districts of Badakhshan province after five years being under the control of Taliban militants.

Badakhshan is a volatile province in north of the country, bordering three neighbors of Afghanistan, including China, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.

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Airstrike Kills Key Taliban Commander in Paktia https://ariananews.af/airstrike-kills-key-taliban-commander-in-paktia/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:43:43 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=332643 A key Taliban commander, Allah Noor, was killed along seven other militants in airstrikes conducted by the Resolute Support mission in eastern Paktia province, a police official said on Tuesday.

The operation was conducted in Sarkal village of Aryob Zazi district over Taliban hideouts on Monday afternoon.

Provincial police spokesman Sardar Wali Tabasom told Ariana News that three other Taliban militants were also among the deaths.

The three Taliban commanders identified as Zahid also known as Fedaee, Shamal known as Wafadar, and Gul Nazar known as Abubakar.

According to the police official, a Taliban vehicle was also destroyed during the operation.

Taliban has not made a comment about the report yet.

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Sticky Bomb Blast Injures Seven Civilians in Nangarhar https://ariananews.af/sticky-bomb-blast-injures-seven-civilians-in-nangarhar/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 07:04:12 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=332600 Seven civilians were injured in an explosion in eastern Nangahar province, a police official said on Tuesday.

The incident took place in Chemtala area of Khogyani district as a result of a magnetic bomb blast placed in a civilian handcart.

All victims were taken to Nangarhar regional hospital for treatment.

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

Nangarhar is among the volatile provinces in east of Afghanistan where both the Taliban and Daesh insurgent groups are actively operating in a number of its districts.

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Explosion Injures Two People in Balkh https://ariananews.af/explosion-injures-two-people-in-balkh/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 06:41:46 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=332595 At least two people were injured in an explosion in northern Balkh province, a police official said on Tuesday.

The incident happened this morning in PD5 area of Mazar-e-Sharif City.

Provincial police spokesman Adel Shah Adel told Ariana News that the incident happened as a result of a sticky bomb attached to a bicycle.

This comes as all roads ending to the Blue Mosque in the city have been blocked to maintain security for the 10th of Mahram.

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Airstrike Kills 7 Members of a Family in Maidan Wardak https://ariananews.af/airstrike-kills-7-members-of-a-family-in-maidan-wardak/ Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:29:48 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=332521 Seven members of a family have been killed in an airstrike in Sayed Abad district of Maidan Wardak province, local residents said on Monday.

According to the local residents, the airstrike has targeted a civilian vehicle late on Sunday, killing seven members of the family.

Local residents further claimed that five people including women and children who were living in a nearby house have been injured in the incident too.

On Monday, angry protesters brought the dead bodies to Kabul-Kandahar highway and briefly closed the road to traffic.

Provincial police chief confirmed the incident, saying a delegation have been tasked to investigate the incident.

However, the Afghan ministry of defense said that the airstrike has killed nine Taliban militants in the area.

Recently, President Ashraf Ghani approved the resignation of former Afghan intelligence chief Mohammad Massoum Stanekzai after Afghan forces accused of killing four brothers in an operation in eastern Nangahar province of Afghanistan.

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Afghan Forces Retake Yamgan District After 4 Years https://ariananews.af/afghan-forces-retake-yamgan-district-after-4-years/ Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:49:55 +0000 https://ariananews.af/?p=332431 Afghan security forces recaptured Yamgan district of Badakhshan province after four years, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, heavy casualties have been inflicted to the Taliban militants as a result of air and ground operations in the district.

The statement added that a large number of Taliban fighters surrendered to the government forces during the operation.

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

This comes days after Afghan security forces recaptured Wardoj district of Badakhshan province after five years being under the control of Taliban militants.

Badakhshan is a volatile province in north of the country, bordering three neighbors of Afghanistan, including China, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.

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