Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the interior ministry, said a suicide bomber driving a van targeted an armoured vehicle that belonged to GardaWorld, a Canadian security company that saw four of its staff wounded in the attack.
The Afghan military says these Taliban fighters quit to try to save their lives after Afghan forces retook three districts from the Taliban during desperate, pitched battles in the northeastern province of Badakhshan in September.
The critical question of whether Afghanistan will have an acceptable election or face yet another political crisis rests on a technically complicated process of tallying votes, playing out against an environment of mistrust that deepens as time passes.
Ghafari is well aware that she is on the front lines of the struggle for women’s rights in Afghanistan, at a time when recent U.S. peace talks with the Taliban have Afghans thinking about what might happen if the ultraconservative insurgents ever take part in running the country again.
In 2013, Umar delivered the first exhortations specifically targeting Muslims in India - the first of its kind in global jihadist writing. He invoked anti-Muslim communal violence in India, saying “the Red Fort in front of the mosque cries tears of blood at your slavery and mass killing at the hands of the Hindus”.
However, there was no official confirmation from India on the release or identity of the engineers, who are reported to have been working for KEC, a global infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction company of RPG Enterprises.
Seven Indian engineers working for a power plant in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan Province were kidnapped in May 2018.
One of the hostages was released in March, but the fate of the others remained unknown.
Ghafari, who at the age of 26 became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors, has said that she fully expects to be assassinated. The town is in a particularly conservative province, where support for the Taliban is widespread.
“Together, we built this,” says Sufi Zafran, leader of the 12 villages which gave their lands to the Salma Dam, his face aged by a life spent making war in the searing heat and pitiless winters. Invisible, in the mountains above, stands the army of Haji Saeed Wali, a dam site truck driver turned bandit […]
New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh reacted on the recent Pathankot attack and said that considering America’s interest, it is reflected that America is involved in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Taking account of the Pathankot attack, Singh said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) should investigate the matter.