04 Mar 2021

Three female journalists killed by gunmen in Afghanistan in latest wave of violence

On Tuesday, three female media workers were killed in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to official reports from the Afghani government. This marks the latest incident in a wave of killings that is spreading fear among journalists and professional workers within the country. The three women were recent

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18 Feb 2021

500 vehicles in flames after fuel tanker explodes on Afghanistan-Iran border

In Afghanistan, more than 500 vehicles on the Iranian border went up in flames after a fuel tanker located at the site exploded, according to local officials. The fire was located at the customs office in Islam Qala, in the western province of Herat. Photos and video footage show tall

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12 Jan 2021

Afghan Shia leader in Pakistan after killings of Hazara miners

Karim Khalili is a prominent Afghan Shia Muslim and held talks with Pakistan’s foreign minister after the killing of 10 Shia coal miners in a targeted attack earlier this month. The two leaders met in Islamabad on Tuesday. Peace processes between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban were discussed

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11 Jan 2021

Afghan Leaders Sideline Spokesmen in an Escalating Misinformation War

Ahmad Jawad Hijri, the former spokesman for the governor of Takhar Province, was imprisoned and fired after three days after telling the news media about an Afghan airstrike in Northern Afghanistan that wounded children. Top officials from Kabul had stated that only taliban fighters had been killed in the strike,

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17 Dec 2020

US Joint Chiefs chairman meets with Taliban on peace talks

On Tuesday, Army General Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with Taliban negotiators for two hours in Doha, Qatar. Gen. Milley then flew to Kabul to discuss the peace process with Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan. The peace talks aim to reduce violence across

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14 Dec 2020

Afghan Forces Kill Dozens of Taliban Fighters Following Break in Peace Talks

According to the Afghan government, security forces have killed at least 51 Taliban fighters in the province of Kandahar, marking the latest development in the violence between the two entities. Both sides are currently pursuing peace talks in Qatar while fighting over territory back in Afghanistan. The strikes allegedly occurred

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10 Dec 2020

Afghan Journalist Malala Maiwand shot dead along with her driver

Malala Maiwand, a female journalist in eastern Afghanistan, was shot dead on Thursday, allegedly while traveling to work. Maiwand’s tragic death occurred en route to Jalalabad. Her driver, Mohammad Tahir, was also killed when gunmen opened fire on her vehicle. No group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks. The

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10 Dec 2020

SideWinder APT Targets Nepal, Afghanistan in Wide-Ranging Spy Campaign

The advanced persistent threat (APT) group SideWinder has allegedly launched a campaign targeting Nepal and Afghanistan. The group has also brought new techniques onboard, creating convincing phishing emails, backdoors, and malicious mobile apps to lure targets into handing over valuable information. The APT is leveraging recent territorial disputes between China,

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20 Nov 2020

Afghanistan Braces for Worst as U.S. Troop Withdrawal Accelerates

Afghanistan’s government has been struggling to maintain control of the country, and the situation is only worsening with the sudden withdrawal of American troops. Security forces are dealing with an influx of hit and run assignations, Taliban insurgents have stuck letters on shopfronts claiming that the organization will execute kidnappers,

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02 Nov 2020

Gunmen kill at least 10 students in attack on Kabul university

In Kabul, an attack on the Kabul University has killed 10 students while security forces traded gunfire with the attackers. The attackers targeted students and fired at them while they fled the university, with some students claiming that they were firing on every student they saw. The Taliban has stated

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