Afghanistan: Taliban Child Soldier Recruitment Surges

Children Trained in Madrasas to Fight, Plant IEDs (New York) – Taliban forces in Afghanistan have added scores of children to their ranks since mid-2015 in violation of the international prohibition on the use of child soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today. New Human Rights Watch research shows that the Taliban have been training and deploying children…

CPJ condemns attack on Tolo TV employees in Afghanistan

New York, January 20, 2016–A suicide bombing in Kabul today killed seven people, including six employees of the Afghan station Tolo TV, according to news reports. The attack on staff returning from work at the privately owned station injured 27 others, including 26 staff, according to Tolo TV. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the…

UNAMA condemns murder of seven civilians in Zabul

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the murder by anti-Government elements of seven civilians, including two women, one girl and two boys, in the southern province of Zabul. The seven civilians were abducted last month and executed between 6 and 8 November in Arghandab district while armed clashes were reported there between…

Afghan terror groups beheaded Hazras in Afghanistan

Taliban and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan have beheaded three women and four men of Hazara hostages in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. According to the local government officials, the victims were Hazrara hostages who were kidnapped by the terror groups from a main highway in this province. The provincial police chief Jilani Farahi confirmed…