More Than Thirty Killed, 50 Wounded in Taliban Attack
Bombed dropped by Taliban jets Saturday killed at least 30 people and injured at least 50 others in Taloqan, a city located about 150 miles north of Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul.
The deadliest of the four bombs was dropped into a crowded marketplace. The Taliban reportedly was attempting to bomb nearby military installations held by the northern opposition.
The Taliban militia group controls about 85 percent of Afghanistan. Taliban officials have passed decrees requiring women to wear a debilitating head-to-toe covering called a burqa whenever they are in public. They have also prohibited women from leaving their homes unless accompanied by a brother, husband or son, and prohibited girls from attending school or receiving adequate health care.
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .