Web
Analytics
The news is by your side.

Afghan Forces

Militants attack intelligence training centre in Kabul

KABUL: Militants stormed an intelligence agency training facility in Kabul on Monday, officials said, triggering intense fighting with police in the latest attack to hit the Afghan capital.  "Around 10:10 am, a group of armed attackers entered an under-construction building in (the) NDS training centre in (the) Afshar area of Kabul," interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told a French wire service, referring to the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's spy agency. "The fighting is ongoing and we have also…

Afghan forces recapture ‘massacre’ village: officials

KABUL: Afghan forces have recaptured a remote village where Taliban and Islamic State fighters allegedly massacred dozens of civilians earlier this month, officials said Tuesday. Militants killed about 50 men, women and children in Mirzawalang, a mainly Shia village in Sayad district of northern Sar-e Pul province, on August 5 after overrunning a government-backed militia, according to officials and residents. A spokesman for the Afghan National Army's northern military corps said troops had retaken the…

Afghan forces set wrong precedent by shelling citizens: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said the Afghan forces have set a wrong precedent by shelling innocent citizens of Pakistan on behest of foreign force, ARY News reported. This he said after making a telephonic contact with Inspector General of Frontier Corps Balochistan Major General Nadeem Ahmed, who briefed him on the firing incident along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border near Chaman. The minister said Afghan security agencies have failed to establish peace in their own country.…

Pentagon to request thousands more troops for Afghanistan next week

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon will ask the White House next week to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan to break a deadlocked fight with the Taliban, a senior official said Thursday. After a steady downsizing of US troop numbers since 2011, US military commanders say they need to strengthen the numbers on the ground to better support Afghan forces and help retake territory lost to the Taliban. According to US media, the Pentagon will ask for 3,000 to 5,000 more soldiers, mainly to be assigned to advise and train…

Afghan troops causing more civilian casualties: UN

UNITED NATIONS: Afghan civilians are paying the price for increased fighting in populated areas around the country, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, with government troops responsible for a growing share of civilian casualties. At least 2,562 civilians died and another 5,835 were wounded in the conflict in Afghanistan in the first nine months of this year, UN officials said. A similar number of civilian casualties occurred in the same period in 2015, indicating rates may be levelling off at near-record levels…