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UN Chief Condemns Attack on Mosque in Eastern Afghanistan

Kabul (Web Desk) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the attack on a mosque being used as a voter registration center in Khost province of Afghanistan, his spokesperson said on Sunday. Guterres extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those …

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Afghanistan: At least 17 killed in Khost mosque blast

Kabul (Web Desk) At least 17 people have been killed and 37 wounded in an explosion at a mosque in the Afghan province of Khost, local officials say. People had gathered for afternoon prayers at the mosque, which was also being used as a voter registration centre. Some of the …

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Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province

Kabul (Web Desk) Seven Indian engineers have been kidnapped in Afghanistan along with their Afghan driver, police say. Gunmen grabbed them from a vehicle on the outskirts of the Baghlan provincial capital, Pul-e Khomri, on Sunday. No group has said it carried out the kidnapping. However, provincial governor Abdul Hai …

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US trying to force political solution on Taliban: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The US goal in Afghanistan is to force the enemy to a political solution, Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W White has told a regular briefing as the Taliban and Da’ish terrorists ramped up attacks aimed at disrupting the electoral process in the war-torn country. The spokesperson said the …

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UNICEF slams killing Afghan kids

KABUL (Web Desk) I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the attack which reportedly killed 11 children this morning while they were studying at a religious school in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar Province,” UNCEF quoted Henrietta H. Fore as saying.The attack occurred when a car packed with explosives was driven into …

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Two blasts hit Afghan capital, killing 21

KABUL (Web Desk) Two blasts hit the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing at least 21 people, including a photographer for French news agency AFP, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility, officials said.The photographer, Shah Marai, was among a group of journalists caught in the second explosion as …

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Thirty-five Taliban killed in US airstrikes in Afghanistan’s Balkh province

KABUL (Web Desk) At least 35 Taliban militants were killed and 40 others wounded in US airstrikes in northern Balkh province, Afghanistan National Army (ANA) officials said on Saturday.The airstrikes were carried out in close cooperation with the Afghan commandos and lasted 40 minutes, TOLOnews reported, quoting an army official.The …

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Taliban announce annual spring offensive

KABUL (Web Desk) The Taliban militant group in Afghanistan has announced the start of its so-called spring offensive, saying it will look out for US forces to “kill” or “capture.The group issued a statement announcing the launch of the so-called “Operation al-Khandagh” across Afghanistan, threatening to attack US forces, “their …

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Blast at election centre in Afghan capital kills dozens

KABUL (Web Desk) The death toll from Sunday’s blast in the Afghan capital Kabul rose to 57, with over a hundred others wounded, a public health officer said.Daesh claimed responsibility for the blast set off by a suicide bomber outside a voter registration centre.The explosion in Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul was …

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Taliban kill six at police checkpoint, says Afghan official

KABUL (Web Desk)An Afghan official has said that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul province. Zabi Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said on Saturday two other policemen were wounded in the late Friday night …

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