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Jani Khel District Falls Again to Taliban

Taliban militants retook control of Jani Khel district in eastern Paktia province late on Wednesday, a police official confirmed. “The security forces have tactically retreated about one kilometer from the center of the district,” said provincial police chief Tooryalay Abdyani. He emphasized that Afghan forces are busy planning to retake …

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Islamic State Is Recruiting In Kunar: Provincial Governor

The governor of Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunar province on Friday expressed concerns over the Islamic State (IS) group recruitment process in the province. “Daesh [the Arabic acronym for the IS group] has launched recruiting people in Kunar province,” said Kunar governor Wahidullah Kalimzay,” but they haven’t been in action yet.” He …

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UNAMA Condemns Herat Mosque Attack

The Office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned last night’s attack at the Jawadia Mosque in Herat which killed at least 31 civilians, including two children, and injured more than 60 others. Two attackers entered a mosque during the evening prayer time when at least 300 worshipers …

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Suicide Bombers Target Mosque in Herat Province

At least 29 people were killed and 64 others injured after one suicide attacker blew himself up and the other one opened fire on worshipers in a mosque in western Herat province of Afghanistan on Tuesday night, officials said. The attackers have targeted Javadia mosque where about 300 people had …

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