HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The incoming Afghan president is set to sign a long-delayed security pact with the United States on Tuesday, a day after he is scheduled to take over, an official said on Saturday.
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have beheaded 15 civilians and torched scores of houses in the Ajristan district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Friday, hinting at the town’s likely fall.
JALALABAD/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Dozens of insurgents, mostly Pakistanis, have been killed during separate security operations in eastern Nangarhar and central Uruzgan provinces, officials said on Thursday.
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Protesting inmates in northern Jawzjan province on Thursday called off their days-long hunger strike after assurances that a presidential decree granting them freedom would be enforced transparently.
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) on Thursday said about 100 people suffered casualties each month in explosions caused by unexploded ordnance (UXO), with more than 4,000 areas still littered with such devices.