Afghan Air Force targeted and destroyed a large cache of Taliban’s explosives in Helmand province

Afghan Air Force targeted and destroyed a large cache of Taliban’s explosives in Sangin district of Helmand province today. The explosives were being used in making IEDs and bombs. #AAF targeted and destroyed a large cache of #Taliban's explosives in Read More …

Afghanistan: ANA Safely Detonates VBIED in Kandahar, Defused Dozens of IEDs in Helmand, Badghis and Urzgan provinces

Afghan National Army prevented a car bomb attack in Arghandab district of Kandahar province today. A car full of explosives were destroyed in an airstrik in the district. It had been prepared for attack on ANDSF positions. #ANA prevented a Read More …

Afghanistan: District Police Chief Killed in Faryab Roadside Bomb Blast, Four People Wounded In Magnetic IED Blast In Helmand Province

Five security force members including Safar Mohammad Bidar, the police chief for Qaramqul district in Faryab province were killed in a roadside bomb blast in the province on Wednesday morning, police said. The incident when the police chief was on Read More …

Blast Kills Afghan Journalist Working for US Media Outlet

A bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s volatile southern Helmand province Thursday killed a reporter working for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Afghan Service, Radio Azadi. Afghan officials said the slain journalist, Elyas Dayee, and his brother were traveling to the press club Read More …

Key Al-Qaida Leader Killed in Western Afghanistan

Authorities in Afghanistan said Tuesday an intelligence-led security operation had killed a key al-Qaida leader in a western region close to the Iranian border. The Afghan spy agency, the National Directorate of Security, identified the slain man as Mohammad Hanif, Read More …

Afghanistan: Helmand Blast Kills 9, Including 2 Women: Official

A suicide attacker in a vehicle detonated explosives in Helmand province on Wednesday at a police checkpoint, killing nine people–including five security force members and four civilians–and wounding four others, including a child, local officials said. Omar Zowak, the provincial Read More …

5 Taliban bomb experts killed during airstrikes in Afghanistan

Five Taliban bomb experts were killed during the airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force in two provinces, the command of Afghan Special Forces said on Monday. “Three armed militants were killed in Nahri Saraaj district of southern Helmand province Read More …

Afghanistan: 6 Civilians Killed in Helmand Roadside Mine Blast

At least six civilians, including women and children, were killed in a roadside mine blast in southern Helmand province on Sunday afternoon, local officials said on Monday. The incident took place in Washir district after a civilian vehicle struck a Read More …

Guard unit that lost EOD troop in Afghanistan faced ‘funding constraints’ and ‘time-consuming request process’

An investigation into the 2018 death of an Army EOD tech in Helmand province, Afghanistan, found that his unit faced equipping and funding issues prior to deployment, but the company command team went to great lengths to resolve those problems before arriving downrange. Read More …