Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency says its officers have detained at least 26 Daesh Takfiri terrorists who were planning attacks on mourning processions held by Shia Muslims during the upcoming event of Ashura.
The customs office of Afghanistan needs more cooperation from Iran to develop its infrastructure, said the visiting governor of Farah Province in Birjand, the provincial capital of South Khorasan Province.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday rejected the resignations of the intelligence chief and the interior and defense ministers, as the government faces fierce criticism over an increasingly deadly insurgency.
A Taliban attack on a military outpost in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan on Wednesday killed up to 44 Afghan police and soldiers, provincial officials said, as the insurgents kept up pressure on government forces.
Four days of ferocious fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers and at least 20 civilians, the defense minister said Monday.
After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as Afghanistan's worst drought in living memory ravages the war-torn country.