Tag: Afghanistan

Six Red Cross workers killed in Afghanistan

Six workers for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were killed Wednesday in northern Afghanistan, the organization said. Shocked and devastated. We confirm that 6 ICRC staff were killed and 2 are missing in Jawzjan province, #Afghanistan. Statement to follow. — ICRC Afghanistan (@ICRC_af) February 8, 2017 Unknown[Read More…]

Afghan civilian casualty toll rises steeply reports UN

The toll of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2016 has increased horrifically said the UN on Monday. More than 11,500 non-combatants — one third of them children — killed or wounded. The leading cause of casualty would be the constant fighting between Afghan security forces and militants, especially in populated[Read More…]

It’s time to leave Afghanistan: Taliban to Trump

In a long letter emailed to journalists on Wednesday, Taliban spokesperson told US President Donald Trump that its time to leave Afghanistan. The letter, in English as well as Dari and Pashto, was written on behalf of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s spokesman, warns Trump that[Read More…]

US forces admit killing 33 Afghani civilians during air raids

NATO confirmed Thursday that air raids in Afghanistan by US forces targeting Taliban have killed 33 Afghan citizens. Twenty-seven other civilians were wounded in the village of Boz in Kunduz city, a statement from US Forces Afghanistan said on Thursday. The incident on November 3 saw US and Afghan troops carrying[Read More…]

Pakistan's one-trick pony act on Kashmir doesn't resonate at UN: Syed Akbaruddin

‘If you have any sense my friend, don’t plant anything but peace’: India to Pakistan at UN

A day after NIA filed a chargesheet against JeM in the Pathankot attack, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin urged for international action against terror groups like Lashkar-e- Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and their “shadowy supporters”. “We need to address, as an imperative, support (to) terrorist groups like (the)[Read More…]

Afghanistan’s Kunduz attacked by Taliban

The Afghan city of Kunduz has come under attack from the Taliban. A coordinated assault has been launched from four directions and they have gained entry into the city, according to the latest update by Reuters. Sheer Ali Kamal, commander of the 808 Tandar police zone in Kunduz, said, “We[Read More…]

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