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NATO: Civilian casualties due to missile malfunction in Afghan capital

KABUL (Web Desk) A missile “malfunction” during a US airstrike on the Afghan capital Kabul has resulted in several civilian casualties, NATO says.The strike was reportedly launched in response to rocket attacks that had targeted Kabul’s airport and surrounding areas several hours after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and NATO …

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Shias on high alert in Afghanistan fearing attacks ahead of Ashura

KABUL (Web Desk) Nasim Amiri quit his job selling vegetables to take up arms to defend his local mosque in Kabul, one of the hundreds of civilians recruited to protect Shia religious sites ahead of a key Islamic holy day.Shia across war-weary Afghanistan are bracing themselves for potential sectarian attacks …

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Mattis, Nato chief renew commitment to Afghan conflict

KABUL (Web Desk) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg renewed their commitment to Afghanistan on Wednesday, as the Taliban launched a rocket attack that wounded five civilians in Kabul.Mattis is the first member of US President Donald Trump’s cabinet to visit the war-torn country since Trump …

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Afghan president at UN urges dialogue with Pakistan to curb extremism

KABUL ((Web Desk) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed Tuesday to Pakistan to work together to curb extremists, seeing an opportunity as the US sends in more troops.Addressing the UN General Assembly, Ghani said US President Donald Trump’s new Afghan strategy sent a signal to Taliban guerrillas that they cannot win …

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4 killed, 14 wounded in mobile phone market explosion in Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) Four people were killed and 14 others wounded in an explosion at a mobile phone market in southeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, said officials.The blast happened at around noon in a market where people go to download music and videos to their mobile phones,” Khost provincial police chief …

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Suicide bomber kills three near Kabul cricket stadium

KABUL (Web Desk) A suicide bomber blew himself up near a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing three people including a policeman and wounding five others, police said.The attacker detonated the bomb after he was stopped at a security checkpoint by suspicious police as he walked …

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Afghanistan asks India to speed up development of Chabahar port

KABUL ((Web Desk) Afghanistan’s foreign minister asked India on Monday to expedite development of a strategic port in Iran to bolster a trade route for land-locked Central Asian countries that would bypass Pakistan.The port would allow India to transport goods to Afghanistan by sea. Pakistan currently does not allow India …

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1 killed as bridge on Kabul River collapses in Charsadda

KABUL (Web Desk) One man died and two others were injured when a bridge built on the Kabul River collapsed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district on Saturday.The incident occurred when a truck carrying cement was crossing the bridge constructed over. Kabul River at Sardaryab, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Sayam told DawnNews.The …

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Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan over leaflet ‘insult’

KABUL (Web Desk) A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up outside an American base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, Afghan officials said, in an attack the Taliban claimed was revenge for a US leaflet deemed highly offensive to Muslims.US and Afghan authorities confirmed several people were wounded in the …

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