Free Press Journal
  • Afghanistan: 5 people killed in suicide attack on protesters

    Jalalabad: At least five people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up among protesters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, an official said, in the latest violence to hit the country. Another 30 were wounded in the blast in Nangarhar province, where people had blocked a highway in protest over the appointment of a local police chief, provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said.

  • Gunmen kill 4 praying at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

    Kabul:Officials say four people praying at a mosque have been shot to death in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province. Talib Mangal, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the attackers opened fire from a car Wednesday afternoon while more than 15 people were praying in the mosque.

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    President Ghani orders operation to kick ISIS out of eastern Afghanistan

    Kabul: President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) to launch a major offensive against the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group in country’s eastern Nangarhar province. Ghani addressing the Afghan forces during a visit to Nangarhar province yesterday said the main purpose of the annual Shafaq military operation would be to eliminate the loyalists of the terror group from the region, reports the Khaama Press.

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    Drone strike kills five militants in Afghanistan

    Kabul: Five militants were killed following an airstrike by International Forces in eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan province, an official said on Sunday.  “NATO-led forces’ unmanned planes targeted a hideout in Mardish area of Want Waygal district on late Saturday, killing five militants and injuring three others,” the official told Xinhua news agency.  A local Taliban leader named Ghulam Ullah was among those killed in the attack, the official added.

  • Taliban militants seize eastern Afghan district

    Kabul: After two days of fierce fighting, Taliban militants on Friday seized a district in eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan province. “Taliban rebels captured Waygal district and the security forces technically retreated from the area,” an official told Xinhua, adding “50 people from both sides were killed and injured during the clash”.Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the capture of Waygal district. Taliban militants seized three districts in Badakhshan and Kunduz provinces over the past two