Tag: Afghan security forces

December 7, 2019

Afghan Activists Hold Vigil in Hono...

Dozens of Afghan activists participated in a candlelight vigil Thursday near the Japanese Embassy in Kabul to mourn for Tetsu Nakamura, a physician and longtime aid worker who was fatally shot with five other people in eastern Afghanistan this week

October 8, 2019

Afghanistan: Little Help for Confli...

According to Human Rights Watch, more than half the Afghan population, including many survivors of conflict-related violence, struggle with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, but fewer than 10 percent receive adequate psychosocial support from the state, according to government documents

September 30, 2019

Afghanistan: The Voting is Over, No...

Afghan officials are counting votes after Saturday’s presidential election that was held amid repeated threats by the Taliban and fear of post-election chaos

September 29, 2019

Five Takeaways From AfghanistanR...

Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), which had dozens of observers at polling stations, also reported low turnout, especially among female voters

September 20, 2019

Remembering Afghanistan’s War Dead

Afghanistan has been awash in violence for decades, and hundreds of thousands of civilians have died in the fighting. A memorial designed to remember those lost and help survivors heal recently opened in Mazar-e-Sharif

June 16, 2019

Least 10 Imams Killed In Nangarhar ...

Almost a dozen religious scholars have been killed in attacks by unknown armed men in the eastern province of Nangarhar in the past two months, the provincial governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani said on Saturday. Khogyani said that no one has been arrested in connection to the killings. “Details of some cases have been shared by the …

April 5, 2019

IS, Taliban Fight Displaces 1000s i...

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Thursday that 3,000 families fled their homes, and warned the situation could escalate as the warring sides mobilize more fighters

March 27, 2019

2018 Is Deadliest Year for Afghan C...

The U.N. on Monday confirmed that 10 children were among at least 13 civilians killed in a recent U.S. military airstrike in northern Afghanistan. The U.S., which confirmed the killing of two U.S. service members, carried out an airstrike in the area, and accused the Taliban of using civilian areas as hideouts. The intensified violence in the country has had a toll on civilians

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