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Suicide car bomber hits Afghan capital, at least four wounded

KABUL (Web Desk) A police official said a suicide bomber had struck in the Afghan capital, Kabul, after a loud explosion was heard in an area close to foreign embassies on Friday.Police sirens could be heard in the area but there was no immediate word on any casualties from the …

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TALIBAN POUR COLD WATER ON INVITATION TO AFGHAN PEACE TALKS

KABUL (Web Desk) The Taliban on Thursday issued a cool response to proposals that they should begin peace talks with the Afghan government, a day after President Ashraf Ghani offered a pact to recognise the insurgents as a legitimate party in negotiations.The movement has not yet given any formal answer …

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US sees no military solution to Afghan conflict

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The United States expressed the hope that Taliban will eventually join the peace process by the Afghan government as there was no military solution to the problem there, Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday.At a briefing at the US State Department, spokesperson Heather Nauert said the US was …

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German Citizen Arrested with Taliban in Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) A man with a long beard, wearing a black turban who identified himself as a German citizen and speaks German, was taken along with three other suspected Taliban on Monday night in Gereshk district of Helmand province,” said Omar Zwak, the provincial governor’s spokesman.A statement from the …

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Afghan President unveils plan for peace talks with Taliban

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban, including eventually recognising them as a political party, days after the militants called for direct negotiations with the US.The apparent openness by both sides to some form of negotiations came as …

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AFGHAN PRESIDENT GHANI MAKES OFFER TO TALIBAN FOR PEACE TALKS

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of Taliban insurgents as a legitimate political group on Wednesday as part of a proposed political process that could lead to talks aimed at ending more than 16 years of war.The offer, made at the start of an international conference aimed …

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Suicide bomber in Kabul kills one, injures six

KABUL (Web Desk) A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least one person, officials said.This morning a suicide bomber blew up his explosives in Shash Darak area of Kabul, killing one and wounding six others,” interior ministry spokesman Najib …

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US, NATO try to deny ISIS presence in Afghanistan: Lavrov

KABUL (Web Desk) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has voiced worries over the US and NATO’s denial of the presence of ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan.We are alarmed as unfortunately, the US and NATO military in Afghanistan makes every effort to silence and deny the ISIS group’s presence in Afghanistan,” said …

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8 policemen killed in overnight insurgent attack: Afghan officials

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan officials say insurgents have killed nine policemen in separate attacks in the country’s west and east.In western Farah province, attacks on police checkpoints killed eight policemen.Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesperson for the Farah governor, said two police checkpoints came under attack overnight, one in Bala Buluk district …

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