AFGHANISTAN
20 August 2017

 

 

Officials say that the key police base in northern Badakhshan province fell to Taliban after the personnel based there surrendered following a deal.

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The process of reserving water at Afghanistan’s major dam Salma began on Sunday, officials said.

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As many as 16 people were kidnapped by militants while they were travelling in north Afghanistan, officials said Sunday adding five of them were released.

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Afghan and Pakistani officials appear to be in dispute over whether the next round of peace talks should be held in China or again in Pakistan.

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A U.S. drone strike has killed five militants in eastern Nangarhar province, according to Afghan officials Sunday.

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Taliban fighters captured scores of members of Afghan security force after they seized a military base in northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday evening, officials confirmed.

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An Afghan government delegation due to meet Taliban representatives for a second round of official peace talks next week will press for a ceasefire in the fighting, a negotiator said on Saturday.

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Amid growing instability in their homeland, Afghans who have recently arrived in Greece appear to have found no better life and rather face harsh conditions.

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Afghan women will have a representative in second round of peace talks between the government and Taliban that is expected to be held next week.

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At least ten people were injured after an explosion went off in northern Takhar province on Saturday.

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