» 07/14/2012, 00.00
Two attacks target head of women rights and intelligence chief
Two attacks, yesterday and this morning. Hanifa Safi head of the women's affairs department of the province of Laghman killed by a bomb planted in his car. Ahmad Khan, top military chief and close to Karzai died in a suicide bombing that killed 22 people. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
In Kabul, security down, killings up among minors and civilian population
In just the past week, conflicts between the allied troops and Islamic militias have caused more than 250 deaths and injuries. Children under fire, used by the Taliban as "suicide bombers or for paramilitary actions", while the police exploit them for "sexual purposes".
Afghan women victims of violence and abuse like under the Taliban
In Kunduz, local leader has acolytes throw acid on the members of a family because the father had refused to give his daughter in marriage. Speaking to AsiaNews, local source slams the country’s tribal Islamic culture, which continues to trample civil laws and human rights. More than 50 per cent of Afghan women in prison are there on adultery charges.
Kabul clamps down on "imported vices" of alcohol, prostitution
In the capital, where there is a strong foreign presence, the authorities are tightening the screws: raids in restaurants and bars, 100 Chinese women arrested. Meanwhile, a proposal to bring back the religious police has ignited a lively debate in political circles.
Afghanistan on the eve of presidential election, a country eager for life, peace and change
Interview with Giovanni Porta, director of operations of Aïna*, a Kabul-based NGO, about Afghanistan's first presidential elections scheduled for tomorrow.
Afghanistan, attack in Logar: 25 victims, mostly students
Local sources speak of a truck-bomb detonated near a police check point, near a school. G8 leaders confirm their intention to "promote development and security" in the country. They are asking the Afghan government "to ensure credible elections" for the presidential August 20.
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