Ashraf Ghani
Afghan prison stormed Islamic State militants claim responsibility for attack on Afghan prison

In an attack which began on Sunday evening, terrorists slammed an explosive-laden vehicle to enter a prison in Jalalabad province. As many as 24 people were killed and 43 sustained injuries in the ensuing fighting

Afghanistan Car blast Car explosion in Afghanistan after truce announcement 

At least 18 people lost their lives and 21 were critically wounded in a car bomb blast in Afghanistan’s Logar province on July 30, Thursday

Afghanistan ceasefire Taliban ceasefire brightens hopes for talks in Afghanistan

The Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of Eid, which would be the third since June 2019. The ceasefire comes after a particularly brutal few weeks of clashes between the group and government forces

Over 800 Afghan civilians have lost their lives in six months: UN Assistance Mission

In a recent spate of at least 56 violent incidents, members of Afghanistan’s civil society, religious leaders, healthcare workers, members of the judiciary, civil society activists, non-governmental organizations and journalists have been deliberately attacked

Afghan Car bomb blast Attacks against civilians continue in Afghanistan

At least 25 civilians, including children, lost their lives in a bomb blast in a market area in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on June 29, Monday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far

Attacks increase in Afghanistan Afghanistan records increasing Taliban attacks ahead of negotiations

The Afghan government claims that last week was the bloodiest in the country’s 19 years of fighting. The National Security Council noted that 422 attacks were carried out by the Taliban leading to the death of close to 300 security personnel

COVID cases rise in Afghanistan Afghanistan faces medical emergency as COVID-19 cases rise

Two senior officials in Kunduz province reportedly died due to COVID-19 on June 3. According to observers, the Afghan government does not have adequate testing capacity and tens of thousands of samples are going untested every day

Taliban prisoners released Afghan government to release 900 more Taliban prisoners, urges Taliban to extend Eid ceasefire

The Afghan government has released close to 1,100 Taliban prisoners since February this year, in response to which the Taliban has released about 300 Afghan security forces personnel

Afghanistan Ghani-Abdullah deal Ghani-Abdullah power sharing deal marks an end to stalemate in Afghanistan

According to the agreement, president Ashraf Ghani will continue as the Afghan president while rival Abdullah Abdullah will lead the peace talks with the Taliban. Abdullah will also choose an equal number of ministers in the government

Taliban prisoners Afghanistan Taliban rejects Afghan government’s offer for release of 1,500 prisoners ahead of intra-Afghan talks

The Ashraf Ghani-led government in Afghanistan signed a decree to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners out of total 5,000, but the Taliban has rejected this conditional release of its prisoners

Intra-Afghan conflict is biggest barrier to peace

Former Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about the US-Taliban agreement to bring peace to Afghanistan. They discuss the challenges in the implementation of the agreement and the interests of the various parties involved.

US-Taliban deal Week-long ‘reduction in violence’ agreed upon in Afghanistan

A week-long truce has been agreed on by the Taliban, the US and Afghan forces, in a move that is being welcomed as a step towards achieving peace in the country. Based on its success, the parties may sign a peace deal on February 29

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