An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 jolted Afghanistan on September 23, confirmed to the National Centre for Seismology. The earthquake occurred in Hindu Kush Region around 5:30 AM, on September 23 morning, in Afghanistan. This is the second such earthquake happened in the past 20 days. Earlier, on September 5, an earthquake of 5.3 magnitudes on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan, killing six people and leaving as many as nine injured.
In Afghanistan’s northern province of Faryab, a grenade that belonged to the Taliban exploded, killing one person and leaving four others including women and children injured. The incident occurred in Faryab’s capital city of Maimana, and two persons have been detained in connection to the explosion. According to the Taliban government, the hand grenade was accidentally thrown, and was not a plotted crime. Further details are awaited.
The Taliban-led Afghanistan government has refused to grant permission to allow female students to study abroad. Most students in Afghanistan, aspire to study in Kazhakstan and Qatar. However, male students have been permitted to fly abroad for studies. The Taliban has also prohibited women from working outside homes, and has brought various gender-based segregations. Moreover, Taliban has prohibited women from visiting parks at the same time… read-more
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A 11-year-old boy in Afghanistan accidentally shot his 10-year-old playmate with a Kalashnikov rifle, while they were playing with it. The incident occurred in Kohistan district’s Hashtomin village, situated the country’s northern province of Faryab. The shooter has been identified as Abdul Rahman (11) and the deceased as Mohammad Nader (10). According to the local media, several cases of such friendly firing have been reported in Afghanistan… read-more
China is planning to set up a military outpost in Pakistan, to protect its own interests. China aims at expanding its influence in Central Asia through the Pakistan-Afghanistan route. As per reports, China has made strategic investments of at least USD 60 billion. Also, Pakistan is not just financial dependent on China, but is also dependent on China for military and diplomatic affairs.
In Afghanistan's Parwan province, as many as 32 people have lost their lives and over 20 other were injured due to flooding in Shinwari and Sia Gard districts. Heavy downpour and flash floods have wrecked havoc in Afghanistan, which have also damaged at least over a 100 houses. Also, the rains hage caused damages to thousands of acres of farming fields and dozens of gardens.
In Afghanistan's Kabul, a bomb fitted to a motorcycle exploded near an electronic identity card centre, on August 13. The explosion left at least four injured, including two Islamic Emirate forces. The reason and source of the incident is yet to be determined. A week ago, three persons were killed and seven others were injured in a blast that occurred near Pul-e-Sokhta area in the west of Kabul.
Top Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Omar Khalid Khorasani has been killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan. The Taliban government has confirmed the killing, and ordered a thorough investigation in the incident. Reportedly, an operation is underway to identify the spies, who were involved in the killing. Omar Khalid and two other associates of the banned terror outfit were killed in the Eastern Patrika province Barmal… read-more
Monesa Mubarez is fighting for Afghan women's rights against the Taliban government. There are no women in the Taliban government's cabinet, and the Ministry of Women's Affairs was closed. Despite the risk of being beaten and detained by Taliban members, she participated in various rallies. "We fight for our own freedom, we fight for our rights and status, we work for no country, organization or spy agency," told Mubarez.
Yet another case of blast was reported in Kabul's Chandawal, on August 8. However, no casualties have been reported from the blast. The witnesses claimed that the blast was caused due to a magnetic mine that was placed in a public transport. The wounded have been admitted to Ibne Sine Chest Hospital, and so far, no one has taken responsibility for the blast. Further details are awaited.