The militants were looking to assassinate MP Keramuddin Reza Zada along with three other local tribal elders by using a remote controlled improvised explosive device (IED).
A senior Haqqani Network leader Dr. Nasiruddin Haqqani was also shot dead by unknown gunmen near Islamabab, the capital city of Pakistan earlier in November last year.
Afghan security tightens their operations as another twenty-four voting centers are secured for the upcoming elections on 5th April.
The commander of U.S. special operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, Maj. Gen. Michael Nagata, visited Tajikistan to discuss "continued military cooperation.
Yet the most important point, overlooked by the armchair generals and the mongers of doom, is that the Soviets left a government that survived for three years.
Some five millions Afghans driven by war, oppression and poverty have crossed the border into Iran and Pakistan in the past three decades, seeking better lives and jobs.
Karzai, 56, said his government will ensure "transparent and fair" elections to be held on April 5.
The classes will be devoted to detection of drugs, methods of risk assessment, inspection of cargo containers and trailers, and methodology checks.
Abrahimi expressed hope that with he continuation of sincere assistance of friendly countreis like Iran, stability and permanent tranquility return to Afghanistan.
Pentagon spokesman, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby appeared to open the possibility that the machine-gun attack that killed the two Army Special Forces soldiers Wednesday was coordinated with the Taliban.
President Karzai has long blamed Pakistan for sheltering militants who lead the insurgency against his government, and is pushing Pakistan to help start peace talks with the Taliban.
Afghanistan expressed its interest in development of trade and economic cooperation, implementation of regional transport and energy projects, as well as of close cooperation between the two countries in combating terrorism, religious extremism, drug trafficking and illegal migration.
The Soviet invasion began on Dec. 25, 1979 and ended when the last units withdrew on Feb. 15, 1989. On Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's initiative, the Soviet parliament in 1989 declared the Afghan war a mistake.
While the Hizb-e-Islami faction fought alongside the Taliban against coalition forces, it had been a rival to the Taliban while it was in power.
He added Afghanistan needs US support and the affairs related to BSA were taken forward in line with the loya jirg (tribal elders)’s decision and it is acceptable to the Afghan people.
Officials of the ministry say that the insurgents are trying to destabilise the elections, but that Afghan forces are ready for the process.
Campaigns worry assassination attempts could affect election turnout and delegitimise the polls.
Candidates who’ve accepted the invitation to join the debates on February 16 include former Foreign Minister Zalmail Rasul; former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani; former presidential advisor Hedayat Amin Arsala; President Hamid Karzai’s brother, Qayum Karzai; and Prince Mohammad Nader Naim, the grandson ...
More than 1000 "Afghans" have joined the anti-government protest movement, which erupted in November when Yanukovych rejected a key EU trade pact in favour of closer ties with Russia, angering pro-EU parts of the population.
The operations were conducted in Kunar, Zabul, Logar and Helmand provinces.