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21 security personnel killed in Nawzad fight

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KABUL: At least 14 policemen and seven Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in a fierce firefight with Taliban in the Nawzad district of southern Helmand…

4 suicide bombers, 2 policemen killed in Wardak attack

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AT-KABUL: Four suicide bombers on Tuesday morning attacked the judicial complex of central Maidan Wardak province. All four bombers and two policemen were killed in a blast and…

Forming militias in north a perilous act

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The government policy of arming civilians and forming militias to tame the growing insecurity in the north has drawn flaks. As the government has been trying to rein…

‘Heart of Asia’ conference vital for Afghanistan: Official

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The fifth ‘Heart of Asia’ conference which was launched in Islamabad on Monday is vital for Afghanistan and as well as it will enable the…

Schism in power corridor hinders development: Massoud

AT-KABUL: As the country’s economy is dwindling and most of uplift projects have been left incomplete, the President’s Special Envoy for Reforms and Good Governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud,…

ISIL undermines regional security: Karzai

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AT-KABUL: The former president Hamid Karzai on Monday said that the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was undermining the regional security. Addressing the First annual Non-Governmental…

Gen. Raziq slams NDS-ISI deal

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Kandahar police chief, General Abdul Raziq, has criticized the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)….

Four kidnappers arrested in Herat

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AT-KABUL: Police claim to have busted a gang of kidnappers in western Herat province with the arrest of four people. Herat police headquarters in a press statement on…

20 killed in fighting between Taliban, IS in Farah

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AT-KABUL: Fighting between the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) fighters in western Farah province led to killing of more than 20 militants from both sides. Hanif Razai,…

Lawmakers concerned over formation of militia in north

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A number of lawmakers and defense analysts expressed concerns over formation of a local militia in Afghanistan’s north. They said that the move might result…