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No to CPEC unless Pakistan provides trade access to India: President Ghani

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his country will not be a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) unless it is given access to Pakistan’s Wagah and Attari border, DNA India reported on Wednesday.Addressing a gathering at the Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi, Ghani …

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Taliban kill 4 police; rockets hit Kabul

KABUL (Web Desk) A Taliban attack killed four policemen in southern Ghazni province on Monday, An Afghan official said.Separately, in Kabul, two rockets fired from the east of the Afghan capital hit inside the city but caused no casualties.In Ghazni, police chief Mohammad Zaman says the insurgents targeted a security …

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Afghan president bans Pakistani trucks from entering Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has issued a decree banning Pakistani trucks from entering the country via the Torkham and Spin Boldak border crossings, ToloNews reported.The Afghan Transport Ministry confirmed the move on Sunday, saying that trucks would only be allowed up to the border crossings, at which …

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Rockets strike downtown Kabul, no casualties reported

KABUL (Web Desk) As many as two rockets landed near the international military headquarters in downtown Kabul early on Saturday morning, Afghan security officials said.There were no reports of casualties.At around 6 a.m. (01:30 am GMT) alarms could be heard sounding at the headquarters of the NATO-led military mission, as …

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12 killed in drone strike near Pak-Afghan border

KABUL (Web Desk) At least 12 suspected militants were allegedly killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan’s Paktia province on Friday.Security sources that a suspected United States (US) drone fired six missiles, killing 12 ‘militants’ and wounding several others.Earlier this week, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar chief Umar Khalid Khorasani was killed in a …

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Army vows to secure ‘every inch’ of Pak-Afghan border by 2018

ANGOOR ADDA (Web Desk) Pakistan’s military took the rare step of flying international media to the border with Afghanistan Wednesday to showcase its efforts to harden the porous, militancy-wracked frontier: a chain-link fence shrouded in barbed wire.The roughly 10-foot tall fence which Pakistan announced it had begun building in March …

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41 soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Afghan army camp in Kandahar

KABUL (Web Desk) At least 41 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on an Afghan army camp in the province of Kandahar which began late Wednesday.Officials said the Taliban carried out two suicide car bombings at the camp, setting off several hours of fighting.Khalid Pashtun, a member …

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APS mastermind Umar Mansoor dead: TTP

KABUL (Web Desk) The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Wednesday confirmed that militant commander Umar Mansoor, the mastermind of the Army Public School attack, had been killed.Usman Mansoor Hafizullah will replace Umar Mansoor as the faction’s commander in Darra Adam Khel and Peshawar, TTP Spokesperson Muhammad Khorasani said in an email …

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Afghan forces seize explosives-packed car near Kabul

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan forces seized a car packed with 300 kilograms of explosives as it drove towards Kabul on Monday, less than two days after police foiled a massive truck bomb in the capital.Two Taliban suicide attackers were detained by Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) intelligence agency in …

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