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Suicide bomber kills at least 26 in Kabul

KABUL (Web Desk) At least 26 people were killed and 18 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, an interior ministry spokesperson said.The explosion, near a shrine in the west of Kabul, came as the city was celebrating the Nawruz holiday marking …

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AT LEAST THREE KILLED BY BLAST IN AFGHAN CAPITAL KABUL

KABUL (Web Desk) An explosion in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least three people and wounded two in an apparent attack on a foreign contractor company, officials said.Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said all those killed and wounded in the explosion were civilians with no casualties among …

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Hostage kills seven Taliban militants

KABUL (Web Desk) An Afghan man taken hostage by the Taliban made a dramatic escape by stealing a gun while his captors were praying and shooting dead seven of them and wounding 18 others, officials said on Thursday.Awal Khan and a local police officer were kidnapped on Wednesday as they …

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Elements in Taliban open to talks with Kabul: Mattis

KABUL (Web Desk) Elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan government, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis claimed on Tuesday as he arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit.Mattis flew into the war-torn city two weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace …

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TALIBAN STOPS SHORT OF REJECTING AFGHAN PRESIDENT’S PEACE PLAN

KABUL (Web Desk) The Taliban’s muted response to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s offer of peace talks last month reflects an internal debate over the merits of engaging with a government that the group has long viewed as illegitimate, analysts say.In the two weeks since Ghani’s offer, the Taliban has posted …

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Taliban take district center in western Afghan province

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan forces backed by air strikes battled on Monday to recapture a district center in the western province of Farah, after Taliban militants seized the town in an overnight attack that killed several policeman, regional officials said.The fighting in Farah underlines the continuing strength of the Taliban …

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US, Pakistan agree on need to promote Afghan reconciliation

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) In the latest round of high-level talks between the United States and Pakistan, both sides stressed the need for restarting the process for reconciliation in Afghanistan, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua told Dawn on Friday. Pakistan’s top diplomat, who completed her two-day visit to Washington on Friday, held two …

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US offers $5m reward for info on TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The US State Department placed a $5 million reward for help locating the leader of the Pakistani Taliban on Thursday, linked to bloody attacks in Pakistan and the 2010 attempted Times Square car bombing in New York. The State Department posted the reward for information leading to the …

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