The Afghanistan Freedom Movement Group Claims Responsibility for Today’s Explosion of Mazar-e-Sharif

Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan (Afghanistan Freedom Movement) claimed responsibility for an attack on the 209th AlFath Taliban Corps convoy in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province. An explosion occurred this morning, Thursday, May 19, in Mazar-e-Sharif Sharif’s 5th district, and it is believed that the Read More …

In Afghanistan, Landmines Are Making Peace Deadly

On the morning of April 1, seven children were playing in the lush wheat fields of Afghanistan’s Marjah district, in the southern Helmand province, by tossing around a metal object. Moments later, it exploded. The blast claimed five of their Read More …

Afghanistan: Security forces seized explosives, 20 hand grenades, weapons and ammunition in Balkh province

Security forces arrested two people in connection with the smuggling of ammunition and explosives from Chaharkant district of Balkh province. Some of the detainees were found with some explosives, 20 hand grenades, 20 grenade launchers and a handgun. The detainees Read More …

With Spate of Attacks, ISIS Begins Bloody New Chapter in Afghanistan

The first blast ripped through a school in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing high school students. Days later, explosions destroyed two mosques and a minibus in the north of the country. The following week, three more explosions targeted Shiite and Read More …

Afghanistan: Parwan police arrested two suspects and seized IEDs after blasts target electricity pylons in South Salang

Parwan police arrested the perpetrators of the destruction of power transmission pylons in South Salang. The two were arrested today during a reconnaissance operation in Salang district of Parwan province. Improvised explosive devices that the perpetrators were planning to use Read More …

Afghanistan’s landmines threaten starvation as well as life and limb

As you drive along Afghanistan’s motorways, you have to deal with the culvert crater problem. In this mountainous country, prone to seasonal flash floods, most roads are undercut with drainage channels at 50-metre intervals. For much of the past two Read More …

Afghanistan: Death Toll of Thursday’s Blasts in Balkh Rises to 11

The death toll from two blasts in Mazar-e-Sharif on Thursday evening has risen to 11, and the number of injured to 17. Mohammad Asif Waziri, spokesman for the Balkh Police Command, said that the first blast occurred in the 3rd Read More …

We should not forget the dangers hiding under Afghan soil

Today, due to displacement, economic collapse, and a disintegration of social services including health and education, most Afghans are living in increasingly precarious conditions. Up to 23 million Afghans are facing acute hunger – more than half of the country’s Read More …