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Iranians imprisoned in Afghanistan sent back

KABUL (Web Desk) The transfer was done in Kabul airport according to the agreements between the two countries, said Mohsen Rezaee, adding that Iran is to send back 120 Afghan prisoners to their homeland in the near future.The judicial agreements between Iran and Afghanistan on exchange of inmates were signed …

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Taliban kill local governor, 6 police in Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) Taliban terrorists launched a pre-dawn raid on a district government compound in Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least seven people including the local governor, officials said.Six police also died and nine intelligence officers were wounded in the attack on the Khwaja Omari district headquarters in the southeastern …

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Afghan district governor among 7 killed in Taliban attack: officials

KABUL (Web Desk) Taliban militants launched a pre-dawn raid on a district government compound in Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least seven people including the local governor, officials said.Six police also died and nine intelligence officers were wounded in the attack on the Khwaja Omari district headquarters in the southeastern …

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US, Afghan forces expand air strikes on Taliban drug labs

KABUL (Web Desk) American and Afghan forces have expanded their air strikes against drug labs into western Afghanistan, aiming to choke Taliban revenue. Air strikes in Afghanistan, the world’s main heroin source, also threaten civilians, however, and may not be an effective blow to the Taliban militant group, an expert on …

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Turkey Deports First Batch of Afghan Migrants

Ankara (Web Desk)  Turkey deported a group of 227 illegal Afghan migrants early Sunday as part of a plan to expel nearly 600 ones on the weekend. The first batch of illegal Afghan migrants, arrested by the Turkish police in the provinces of Agri, Igdir and Erzurum, were deported to Kabul …

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Top IS commander in Afghanistan killed

MAZAR SHARIF(Web Desk) A high-ranking commander of the militant Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan has been killed in an air strike, officials said Saturday, as Afghan and US forces dial up attacks on the militant group. Qari Hekmat was the top commander of IS’s Afghan franchise in the northern …

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PM Abbasi to visit Kabul today

KABUL (Web Desk) Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will leave for a day-long visit to Kabul today where he is expected to discuss the political and security situation of Afghanistan with the country’s top leadership.The visit follows an invitation by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and comes in the backdrop of …

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Triple blasts rock Kabul

KABUL (Web Desk) Kabul’s police confirmed the explosions in the capital’s District 16, but the cause of the blasts is still unknown.Spokesman of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health Wahid Majrooh told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that three wounded victims of the incident were transferred to nearby hospitals.

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Afghan mum cradling baby during university exam goes viral

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan farmer Jahantab Ahmadi sits on the ground, her baby resting in her lap, as she focuses on the university entrance exam she hopes will help her fulfil her dreams.The powerful photo, taken by a professor at Nasir Khusraw private university in central Afghanistan, has gone viral …

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