Ghazni, Afghanistan Newswire

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  1. Afghan Taliban ambush chopper after emergency landing; 3 dieRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Salt Lake Tribune

    A member of the Afghan air force, second right, assists a wounded Afghan National Army soldier, in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. A member of the Afghan air force, second right, assists a wounded Afghan National Army soldier, in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.


  2. .com | Taliban attack downed chopperRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 | News24

    Taliban insurgents on Tuesday ambushed a military-contracted helicopter that made an emergency landing in northwest Afghanistan, killing three people in a shoot-out and capturing 16 other people on board, Afghan officials said. Defence Ministry spokesperson Dawlat Waziri confirmed the helicopter had gone down in Faryab, a province that has experienced heavy fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security forces.


  3. Taliban take Afghan captives after chopper makes emergency landingRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 24 | Stars and Stripes

    A helicopter carrying Afghan forces crash landed in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province Tuesday and several on board were taken captive by the Taliban, Afghan and U.S. officials said. The helicopter, a white MI-17, was hit by a rocket before it crash landed in the Ghaztepa area of Pashtunkot district, which has been controlled by Taliban for the past month, said Mohammed Reza Rezayee, spokesman for the Afghan National Army 1st brigade, 209th Corps.


  4. Afghan official: Tax office director killed by insurgentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 | The New Zealand Herald

    " An Afghan official says a provincial director of the national tax office has been killed by insurgents in the eastern Ghazni province.


  5. Afghan kidnappers prey on Hazara ethnic groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 21 | The Wave

    KABUL, Afghanistan A campaign of kidnappings against the Hazara ethnic group intensified Saturday as gunmen stopped a number of buses along Afghanistan's main highway and separated out the Hazara passengers, officials said. By morning, between 14 and 30 Hazara passengers had been seized along a stretch of Highway 1 in Zabul province, in the south of the country, and taken away, three security officials said, each citing a different number of kidnapped people.


  6. Ethnic Hazaras kidnapped in volatile region: Afghan officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 21 | The China Post

    Ghulam Jalani Farahi, deputy provincial police chief, said on Saturday it is not yet known if the abductees are men or women. He says they were forced off buses by unidentified gunmen before dawn Saturday on the Kabul-Kandahar highway.


  7. Afghanistan and Pakistan: The Poisoned Legacy of the Durand LineRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 21 | The Huffington Post

    Historically, Afghanistan has lain astride the invasion route from central Asia into the Indian subcontinent. It was also the shortest route from central Asia to the Indian Ocean.


  8. 20 Bus Passengers Kidnapped in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | Voice of America

    Authorities in Afghanistan said unknown gunmen on Saturday kidnapped at least 20 bus passengers in a southern region where suspected loyalists of the self-named Islamic State group earlier this month beheaded seven civilian hostages, including three females. Police officers in the volatile Zabul province said militants stopped several buses on the main highway not far from the provincial capital early in the morning and seized the passengers.


  9. Afghanistan Travel WarningRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | Kansas City InfoZine

    The U.S. government remains highly concerned about possible attacks on U.S. citizens , U.S. facilities, businesses, and perceived U.S. and foreign interests. Attacks may target official government convoys and compounds, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies and military installations, as well as restaurants, hotels, airports, non-governmental organization offices, international organizations, religious institutions, educational centers, foreign guest houses, and other commercial entities.


  10. Afghanistan launches assault on extremists after string of kidnappingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 19 | Al Bawaba

    The Interior Ministry on Thursday said police had launched an operation against illegal armed men involving in killing and harassing residents of the Andar district of southern Ghazni province. The announcement comes days after hundreds of Andar residents protested in the provincial capital Ghazni City against the killing of a civilian by local police members.


  11. In Afghanistan, public confidence in the future reaches a new lowRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 17 | Los Angeles Times

    More Afghans fear their country is headed in the wrong direction than at any point in the past decade, according to an annual survey of public opinion in Afghanistan released Tuesday. The Asia Foundation survey found that 57.5% of people across the country believe the country is moving in the wrong direction, and 67.4% fear for their personal safety.


  12. 70 U.S.-Trained Afghan Troops Surrender Weapons to TalibanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 16 |

    At least 70 members of the U.S.-trained and equipped Afghan security forces handed over their weapons and equipment, purchased with American taxpayer funds, and surrendered to the Taliban in the restive district of Sangin in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province along the Pakistan border. Although some news reports suggest that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces defected to the jihadist group, the Taliban itself declared that the troops surrendered and laid down their weapons.


  13. .com | 'Alles gut' - happy ending for some refugee familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 16 | News24

    At first there were six of them - an Afghan family fleeing war in their homeland with a dream of starting a new life in Germany. They managed to stay together until their luck changed when they reached the Austrian border.


  14. Dozens of Afghan troops surrender to Taliban in HelmandRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 14 | The Long War Journal

    Map detailing Taliban-controlled or contested districts. Click colored district for information.


  15. Afghanistan: a deadly stalemateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | Daily Times

    The problem is that the jihadists are not neatly boxed like chocolate. Today's Taliban may be a dissident Taliban tomorrow, an IS fighter the next and return to al-Qaeda and the Taliban fold the following day History repeats itself; in Afghanistan's case, first as tragedy and then as a bigger tragedy.


  16. Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of November 13, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 |

    Men carry one of the coffins for the seven people who were killed by unknown militants, during a protest procession in Kabul, Afghanistan, November 10, 2015. Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Sungtae "Jacky" Park, Ariella Rotenberg, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week.


  17. Beheading of 9-year-old girl sheds light on Afghanistan's persecuted HazarasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 |

    An "in memoriam" photo of 9-year-old Hazara girl, Shukira. He death has sparked outrage and protest across Afghanistan.


  18. Thousands attend funerals of beheaded Afghan Shiite Hazaras Kabul...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | Yahoo!

    Thousands of people attended the burials of seven Shiite Hazaras in Afghanistan Friday, witnesses said, nearly a week after their decapitated bodies were found, with the gruesome discovery spurring massive protests, including in Kabul. The coffins of the four men, two women and one young girl -- named as Shukria -- were flown by Afghan military helicopters from Kabul to their home district of Jaghuri in central Ghazni province, a local tribal elder said.


  19. Afghans Set Aside Ethinic Differences, Join To Protest Beheading Of 9-Year-Old GirlRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | ThinkProgress

    Women march in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 with pictures showing ethnic Hazaras who were allegedly killed by militants associated with ISIS. Protests raged across Afghanistan after seven people, including a 9-year-old girl, were beheaded by militants who claimed to have ties to ISIS in the southern province of Zabul.


  20. Afghans call for better securityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | NWAonline

    Protests calling for better security in Afghanistan broke out in several cities on Thursday, a day after an estimated crowd of 10,000 descended on the presidential palace in Kabul in response to the brutal killings of seven people from the minority Hazara ethnic group. Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets of major cities in Balkh province in the north, Herat in the west and Nangarhar in the east, holding aloft banners with photos of the Hazaras who were found beheaded on Saturday in rural southern Afghanistan.