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16 Afghan policemen killed in US airstrike

KABUL: (Web Desk) A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. “In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were …

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600 trucks for US army in Afghanistan arrive at Karachi port

KARACHI: (Web Desk) A vessel carrying over 600 military vehicles, destined for US forces in Afghanistan, docked at the Karachi port recently. Such a consignment has arrived after a gap of over six months and will be delivered to US army units stationed in the war-ravaged country. According to official …

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US soldier killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) A US soldier has been killed and two others wounded in an attack in Afghanistan’s Helmand province while conducting operations aga­inst the Taliban, US milit­­ary officials said on Wednesday. Private First Class Hansen Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska died on Monday following the “indirect fire” assault, which …

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Taliban kill 13 pro-government fighters in north Afghanistan

KABUL: (Web Desk) The Taliban have killed 13 pro-government fighters in northern Afghanistan, ambushing them as they were on their way to take part in an operation against the insurgency, officials said on Sunday. The attack on the fighters, part of a local militia working with the government, took place …

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Afghan war will end only when Nato leaves: Taliban leader

KABUL: (Web Desk) The leader of the Afghan Taliban said on Friday that a planned US troop surge will not end the protracted war in the country and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of Nato troops from Afghanistan. The remarks by Maulvi Haibatullah Akhunzadah came in a …

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Pakistan, Afghan envoys in US trade barbs at Washington moot

WASHINGTON: Web Desk) Afghanis­tan cannot blame Pakistan for all its ills, as terrorist attacks happening there originate in that country, says Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry, Islamabad’s envoy in Washington. His Afghan counterpart Hamdullah Mohib argues that Afghanistan is not alone in blaming Pakistan; other neighbours, including Iran, also accuse it of …

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Afghanistan’s Abdullah hails Iran for hosting Afghan refugees

KABUL: (Web Desk) Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah appreciated Iran for hosting the Afghan refugees during the past three decades. Abdullah made the remarks in a meeting attended by several foreign ambassadors, UN and EU representatives residing in Afghanistan. He also urged foreign countries to observe security status before deciding …

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Afghanistan-India Air Corridor opens with first cargo flight

KABUL: (Web Desk) An aircraft packed with 60 tons of Afghan plants with medicinal uses marked the opening of the first air cargo corridor between Afghanistan and India on Monday. The cargo, worth about $5 million dollars, was the first in what officials from the two countries hope will be …

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Taliban storm Afghan police compound; 1 police officer killed

KABUL: (Web Desk) An Afghan official says that at least one police officer has been killed after a group of attackers stormed the main police headquarters in eastern Paktia province. Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, says a suicide car bomber first detonated his vehicle at the entrance …

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