Free Press Journal
  • Sikh community head shot dead in Afghan

    Kabul : The head of the Sikh community in Afghanistan’s restive Kunduz city was shot dead by unknown gunmen, the second such incident within three months, triggering fear among the minority group members in the country, according to PTI.

  • NATO airstrike kills 30 Afghan civilians

    Kunduz (Afghanistan) :  ANATO airstrike killed at least 30 Afghan civilians, including women and children, in the volatile northern province of Kunduz, officials said, after a Taliban assault there left two American soldiers dead.

  • Taliban kill 16 bus passengers in Afghanistan

    Kunduz, Afghanistan: The Taliban today pulled passengers from several buses in northern Afghanistan, killed at least 16 of them and took dozens of others hostage, officials said.

  • UN demands protection of hospitals in war zones

    United Nations: The UN Security Council today demanded that hospitals and clinics be protected in war zones, in a resolution that draws attention to the rise in attacks on medical workers in conflicts worldwide.

  • US Commander in Afghanistan apologises for hospital attack

    Kunduz: The new commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan apologised today to the people of Kunduz for the deadly attack on a hospital in the city last year that killed 42 people. US Army General John Nicholson traveled to the northern city to meet local leaders and relatives of those who died in the October 3 attack. A US Air Force AC-130 gunship attacked the hospital run by medical charity Doctors Without Borders in what Nicholson called a “horrible tragedy.” Nicholson’s

  • Taliban militants

    Afghan leaders condemn Taliban for recruiting teens

    Kabul: Afghan leaders and officials have expressed concern over recent reports of Taliban recruiting teenagers to fight the security forces in Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces. Abdul Malik, a teenager who was recently arrested for allegedly fighting for the insurgents, said that Taliban forced him to take up arms to fight against security forces, the TOLONews reported.

  • Doctors Without Borders

    Another Doctors Without Borders hospital destroyed in Saudi airstrike

    New York: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting rebels in Yemen have destroyed a small hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the northern province of Sadaa. According to Fox News, the aid group said that no deaths have been reported but one person was injured. Hassan Boucenine, the aid group’s head of mission in Yemen, said the first of several strikes came around 11 pm on Monday and hit a building housing the facility’s administration offices. No

  • Taliban

    Taliban committed atrocities, including rape in Kunduz: AIHRC

    Kabul: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in its report has revealed that crimes including murder, rape, looting and torture were committed by the Taliban and their associates during their three week siege of the northern city of Kunduz.

  • Afghanistan National Army soldiers take their position during an operation against Taliban insurgents in Ghazni. The Taliban announced their withdrawal from Kunduz, two weeks after their stunning capture of the northern Afghan city that marked their biggest military victory in 14 years of war.

    Taliban hunt for journos, activists door-to-door

    Kabul : Within hours of seizing the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last month, Taliban fighters went door-to-door, hunting down not only those accused of working with security forces, but women’s rights advocates and journalists.

  • Air strike on Kunduz hospital was mistake: US commander

    Washington : The deadly American air strike on a hospital in northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed 22 people, including women and children, was a mistake, a top US commander in Afghanistan said as he conceded that they were taken by surprise by the recent Taliban upsurge.

  • Afghan MSF medical personnel treat civilians injured following an offensive against Taliban militants by Afghan and coalition forces at the MSF hospital in Kunduz.

    US admits Kunduz air strike may have hit hospital, 9 killed

    Washington : A US air strike in the Afghan city of Kunduz, said to be under control of the Taliban, could have hit a hospital killing at least nine staffers and seriously injuring 37 other people, the Pentagon admitted today saying it had ordered an investigation into the incident.

  • Afghan security forces try to flush out Taliban in Kunduz

    Kabul: Afghan security forces were going from house to house hunting for remaining Taliban insurgents in Kunduz today, days after the militants captured the city in a stunning strike, sparking fierce fighting. Officials said they were in control of the northern provincial capital while in the east of the country, a US military transport plane crashed killing 11 people including six US soldiers.

  • National Army soldiers during an operation, outside Kunduz city, north of Kabul on Wednesday.

    NATO forces bolster Af troops against Taliban in Kunduz

    Kunduz : NATO said its special forces are supporting Afghan troops in Kunduz after Taliban insurgents seized the city, fought off a counter-attack and advanced on the airport to shore up their biggest victory in 14 years.      Heavy fighting was underway near the northern city’s airport where government forces retreated, highlighting the potent challenge the militants pose after their lightning capture of Kunduz.