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Brutal Afghan attacks highlight limitations of US-Taliban deal

Two brutal attacks this week laid bare major weaknesses of the US-Taliban troop withdrawal pact: nothing in it obliges the Taliban to prevent such massacres and the Afghan government’s ability to thwart them will only wane as US troops pull out. The pact is ultimately supposed to promote peace between …

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Taliban attacks kill, wound 1417 civilians since late February

A US-Taliban peace agreement has not put an end to the militant group’s attacks across Afghanistan. According to a report by Afghanistan’s interior ministry and the country’s intelligence body, National Directorate of Security, the Taliban have carried out more than 3,700 attacks since February 29th when the deal was signed. …

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Iran, Afghanistan to comment joint investigations on Herat incident

TEHRAN: Afghanistan ministry of foreign affairs announced on Wednesday that Tehran and Kabul will start mutual investigations on Herat incident; the tragic deaths of a number of Afghan migrants near the Iran-Afghanistan border in Early May, as of Thursday. The ministry informed that due to the held negotiations between the …

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Gunmen attack Afghan hospital where aid group runs a clinic; 8 killed

Gunmen attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday where the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders runs a maternity clinic, killing at least eight people, officials said. Several people were wounded in the attack on Dasht-e-Barchi Hospital, according to a ministry of interior official, and dozens of …

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Afghan security forces arrest Daesh South Asia chief, says government

KABUL: The Afghan government announced on Monday that its security forces have arrested Daesh’s South Asia chief Abu Omar Khorasani and two other key leaders of the group. The militant group’s head of South Asia, Abu Omar Khorasani, was arrested in Kabul alongside the group’s spy chief and public relations officer, …

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India, China troops scuffle along disputed border: Indian army

Indian and Chinese soldiers have reportedly engaged in verbal and physical clashes along the disputed border between the two countries, as a result of which several troops have been injured on both sides. Some 150 soldiers engaged in heated exchanges of words and blows after encountering each other at Naku …

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Iranian, Afghan FMs discuss reports of migrants drowned at border

Iran and Afghanistan’s foreign ministers have discussed reports about an alleged border incident, which resulted in the death of Afghan migrants after they tried to illegally cross the two countries’ joint border. Mohammad Javad Zarif and Mohammad Hanif Atmar held the discussion over the phone, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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Six killed over ‘unfair food distribution’ in Afghanistan

KABUL: At least six people were killed when protesters angry over what they saw as unfair food aid distribution during the coronavirus pandemic clashed with police in Afghanistan’s western Ghor province on Saturday, according to officials. Four civilians and two police officers died in the incident, according to Tariq Arian, …

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