Tag Archives: Security

Critics Question New Security Plan for Kabul

Military experts say new security plan for Kabul has failed to improve security as militants continue to launch coordinated attacks in the city. On late Saturday, Rafigul Afghan, a senior advisor to Chief Executive and a key member of Jamiat-e-Islami was killed by unknown gunmen in Police District 17 of …

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NATO Chief Stresses on Political Reforms in Afghanistan

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is backing Afghanistan’s elections by supporting its security forces to ensure a “secure environment” for its parliamentary and presidential elections. Speaking at a press conference prior to the meetings of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, Stoltenberg was asked about NATO support for Afghanistan’s …

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Afghanistan Orders Ban on Telegram, WhatsApp

Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has ordered telecom companies to block Telegram and WhatsApp applications, reasoning security concerns. According to two official letters went viral, ATRA asked telecom companies to shut the applications for 20 days starting 01 Nov. In addition, it instructs the companies to block a number of …

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3 Suicide Bombers Arrested in Nangarhar

At least three suspected suicide bombers were arrested before they manage to launch deadly attacks in Jalal Abad city, the capital of Nangarhar, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province said. The provincial government media office in a statement said the three arrested suicide bombers have previously launched a terrorist attack …

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U.N. Envoy Says Political Settlement Possible in Afghanistan

The United Nations Special Representative for Afghanistan on Monday expresses concern over  the security situation in Afghanistan says  a political settlement is possible in the country. “I am convinced that a political settlement is possible,” Tadamichi Yamamoto told the UN Security Council in his latest briefing, citing progress, still daunting challenges, and …

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IEC Signs Security Plan of Parliamentary Election with Relevant Institutions

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday signed the security plan of upcoming parliamentary election with state security institutions. The IEC Chairman signed the security plan with Defense, Interior ministries, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG). Addressing a joint press conference on the …

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Afghan Security Forces Reclaim ‘Tora Bora’

Afghan Commandos and Special Forces of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) have recaptured the “Tora Bora” a mountain hideout in Pachir Aw Agam district of Nangarhar province, the acting defense minister said on Saturday. Three days ago, the Islamic State terror network claimed its fighters captured Usama bin Laden’s Tora …

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UNDP Stresses on Afghan Govt. Lead in Afghanistan Election

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Afghanistan country director, Douglas Keh in an exclusive interview with Ariana News emphasized on afghan-led election. UNDP has provided technical and logistical support to the Afghan elections since 2004, but they gradually handed over these responsibilities to the Independent Elections Commission over the past elections. …

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