IS kills 3 female Afghan journalists

Three female employees of a local TV channel Enikass were shot dead and one other staffer was injured in the attack that took place in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital…reports Asian Lite News The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a shooting attack that killed three female media workers in Afghanistan’s

Ghani stresses on Afghans’ right to peace

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the international community has kept the country’s citizens away from their fundamental rights of peace during the last four decades, reiterating that the people now want permanent and dignified peace. Addressing a ceremony on Armed Forces Day, Ghani said Afghan security forces have played a prominent role in

UK backs Afghanistan on Taliban fight

Ghani, Johnson discussed bilateral ties and Afghan peace process British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a telephonic conversation with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during which the former reiterated his country’s continued support to the latter’s fight against the Taliban, according to a statement by the British government. “Johnson on Friday reiterated the UK’s longstanding

Afghanistan begins Covid inoculations

The war-ravaged Asian country is on the brink of collapse. But, it is fighting back with the help of neighbours like India. Afghan security force members, journalists and doctors received the jabs in the first round of vaccine drive….reports Asian Lite News Afghanistan officially kicked off its Covid-19 vaccination drive on Tuesday at an event

Afghan civilian casualties rise amid peace talks

Can you trust Taliban? They are like Lanka’s LTTE. They will continue peace talks by hiding their real intention to strike. The UN report said that for a seventh consecutive year, UNAMA documented more than 3,000 civilians killed in a single year, with Afghanistan remaining among the deadliest places in the world to be a

4 Afghan govt employees killed in Kabul

Security sources have said that the victims worked for the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) in Maidan Wardak province….reports Asian Lite News Four Afghan government employees were killed in Kabul on Tuesday after unidentified gunman opened fire on the vehicle they were travelling in, police said. The incident took place at around 9.20

‘US won’t withdraw troops from Afghanistan in May’

Backing decision by President Joe Biden’s administration to review the US-Taliban agreement which was signed on February 29, 2020, the South Carolina Senator said the militant group has “been cheating… They haven’t been complying”….reports Asian Lite News Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has said that US troops will not leave Afghanistan by May as mentioned in

Clashes kill 26 in Afghanistan

Villagers said hundreds of Taliban militants launched massive offensive on pro-government militiamen in Tepa Akhtar area of Khanabad district early morning triggering heavy fighting which lasted for three hours…reports Asian Lite News At least 26 people were killed during clashes between security forces and Taliban militants in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province on Friday, a top official

Targeted killings rise in Afghanistan, 50 dead in January

No one has claimed responsibility for the majority of the attacks, but Afghan officials have generally accused Taliban militants for the targeted attacks in recent months….reports Asian Lite News Targeted killings across Afghanistan in the month of January claimed the lives of more than 50 people, triggering concerns among civilians of the war-torn country, according

EU calls for ‘end to Afghan violence’

The second round of intra-Afghan talks after more than three weeks of break resumed on January 6 without significant progress…reports Asian Lite News The European Unions (EU) special envoy to Afghanistan, Roland Kobia, has called for an immediate end to violence in the war-torn country, followed by a ceasefire. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Kobia