Afghan officials have confirmed that two dozen people have been killed and dozens more wounded in an ongoing attack by the Daesh terrorist group in Afghanistan’s Eastern Nangarhar Province.
New evidence has come to light that British Special Forces in Afghanistan routinely committed war crimes by shooting dead unarmed civilians.
At least 15 children and a woman were killed and dozens of houses destroyed as flash floods lashed a village in eastern Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday.
The United States has reportedly proposed that the Taliban militants deemed dangerous be placed under house arrest following their release from Afghan jails as a solution to the stalemate that has delayed the intra-Afghan peace process.
Afghanistan accused Pakistan on Friday of killing 15 civilians during clashes at a border crossing where crowds were jostling to cross for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.
A new report into a deadly incursion by New Zealand’s forces in Afghanistan says the military misled senior leaders, government ministers and the public over the civilian casualties ten years ago.
At least 18 people, including Afghan security personnel, are killed in a suspected car bombing in eastern Afghanistan, shortly before an expected ceasefire between the government and the Taliban militant group.
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah have exchanged messages on the occasion of Eid al-Adha feast. While the Taliban have agreed to a three-day ceasefire, the government wants the militant group to approve a lasting truce and stop violence in the country.
The Taliban militant group says it will release the remaining Afghan government prisoners before Eid al-Adha as a “goodwill gesture.”
Iran has welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire by the Taliban militant group over Eid ul-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), hoping for a mutually acceptable peace agreement in the war-ravaged country.