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Terrorism returns to Afghanistan

Friday, 16 February 2018

The phenomenon of contemporary terrorism is one of the most dangerous phenomena in history as it contains hostility within a live ideology that’s protected by countries like Qatar and another regional country.This ideology is also fully sponsored by the guardian of the jurist’s regime in Iran. It justifies its presence through the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood and political Islam groups.Terror attacks have currently increased in Afghanistan which has been calm for years except for few ...

Abdullah bin Bijad Al-Otaibi

Afghan Taliban say they want to end war through dialogue

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Taliban said on Wednesday, in a rare statement to the American people, they wanted to end Afghanistan’s 17-year war through talks, while warning the message should not be seen as a sign of weakness and the fight against US forces would go on. A more aggressive US strategy in Afghanistan including a surge in air strikes introduced by President Donald Trump in August has pushed the Taliban back from several district centers and two provincial capitals. But the militants control large ...

Afghanistan says it has proof attackers trained in Pakistan

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Afghanistan has given neighboring Pakistan confessions and other proof that the militants who carried out a recent series of attacks were trained in Pakistan and that Taliban leaders there are allowed to roam freely, the Afghan interior minister said Thursday.Wais Ahmed Barmak told a news conference the evidence was presented at a meeting a day earlier in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. Afghanistan’s spy chief, Masoom Stanekzai, also attended the meeting, along with senior Pakistani ...

ISIS claims Kabul attack on military academy, killing 5 troops

Monday, 29 January 2018

Militants attacked an Afghan army unit guarding a military academy in the capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least five soldiers and wounding 10, officials said. Hours later, ISIS claimed responsibility for the assault. The attack was the latest in a wave of relentless violence in Kabul this month unleashed by the Taliban and rival Islamic State militants that has killed scores and left hundreds wounded. Monday’s attack started around 4 am, witnesses said, and fighting continued long ...

Who is using the Taliban?

Monday, 29 January 2018

More than 280 people were killed and injured in the Afghan capital when a suicide bomber blew up an ambulance loaded with explosives. This is one of a series of terrorist attacks recently carried out by Taliban. These major events will worsen regional disputes in Afghanistan’s surroundings, particularly against Pakistan. Disputes are escalating to the extent that the US announced punitive measures against its ally Islamabad for the first time in the history of their relations. Is someone ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

ISIS claims attack on Save the Children office in Afghanistan

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

ISIS group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Save the Children's office in east Afghanistan that left at least two people dead and 14 others wounded. "A martyrdom-seeking operation with an explosive-laden vehicle and three immersing attacks targeted British and Swedish foundations and Afghan government institutes in the city of Jalalabad," ISIS said via its propaganda arm Amaq. Save the Children suspends afghan operations British-based charity Save the Children ...

US suspending security aid to Pakistan

Friday, 5 January 2018

The US State Department said on Thursday it was suspending security assistance to Pakistan until Islamabad takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network, which Washington believes is destabilizing the region. “Today we can confirm that we are suspending ... security assistance only to Pakistan at this time until the Pakistani government takes decisive action against groups including the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network. We consider them to be destabilizing the ...

Joshua Boyle, ex-Taliban hostage, faces 15 criminal charges in Canada

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

A Canadian man freed in 2017 nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan has been arrested in Ottawa and faces several charges, including assault and forcible confinement, his lawyer said on Tuesday.Joshua Boyle, his wife Caitlin Coleman and three children arrived back in Canada last October. At the time he said one of his children had been murdered and spouse was raped after their capture by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network.Police have laid 15 charges against Boyle, 34, including ...

Suicide bomber strikes Afghan funeral, killing 15

Sunday, 31 December 2017

An Afghan official says a suicide bomber targeting the funeral of a local official has killed at least 15 people and wounded 13. Noor Ahmad Habibi, deputy spokesman for the governor of the eastern Nangarhar province, says the bomber set off his explosives vest among people gathered in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, to mourn a former district chief. No one immediately claimed the attack. The Taliban and an ISIS affiliate are both active in Nangarhar and routinely target security forces and ...

Taliban’s Qatar office faces possible closure over reports on financing

Sunday, 10 December 2017

The Afghan government has begun investigations on the Taliban office based in Qatar following reports that it is being used to seek financial resources and propagate the group. Jawed Faisal, the spokesman for the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, told TOLOnews newspaper that the government is assessing these allegations and will act accordingly once they are completed. “Reports indicate that this office is used for propaganda and for seeking financial resources for the ...

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