The Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has harshly criticized US and its western allies for their failure in ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan.
US Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he argued against President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan war strategy that set dates for the drawdown of US troops. He supports a decision by President Donald Trump to end such timelines.
A security source told TOLOnews on condition of anonymity on Monday that the heavily-armed insurgents who stormed the Intercontinental Hotel, with a vehicle full of explosives, managed to access the facility without being searched at the main gate.
Describing America’s position on Noor’s showdown with President Ghani-led National Unity Government (NUG) as “hypocritical”, analysts accuse the United States of still being unwilling to establish a strong central government in Afghanistan.
The death toll from the deadly attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul climbed to 18 by late Sunday but a source told Tolo News the number of dead could be as high as 43, including Farah telecommunication director, a member of High Peace Council (HPC), the general consul of Afghanistan in Karachi, Pakistan, and 11 foreign workers of a private airline, Kam Air. According to reports, among the foreigners were two Venezuelans, six Ukrainians and some Russians. Kam Air also cancelled several of its flights due to the deaths and injuries of its employees.
Truck drivers who transport coal from the Shababak coalmine in northern Samangan province on Sunday went on strike, vowing to continue their protest until extortion on the road was stopped.
Head of refugees and repatriation department of Farah province on Saturday said over 7,000 families have fled from their homes in the province as a result of ongoing skirmishes between the Taliban and security forces on the outskirts of the city.
At least seventeen members of the public uprising forces and a local police commander were killed in an attack by the Taliban in Balkh province, local officials said Sunday.