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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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4 dead as suicide bombers strike crowded Shia mosque in Kabul

KABUL: (Web Desk) Suicide bombers struck a crowded Shia mosque in Kabul late Thursday, killing four people in the latest in a series of militant attacks to rattle the Afghan capital during the holy month of Ramazan. At least eight others were wounded when the bombers blew themselves up in …

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No military solution in Afghanistan: UN chief

KABUL: (Web Desk) There is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan that is forcing record numbers of people from their homes, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday, during an unannounced visit to the war-torn country. Guterres’ first visit as secretary general comes as the Afghan …

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3 killed, 9 worshippers injured in Afghan mosque shooting

KABUL: (Web Desk) Three people were killed and nine others wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktia, Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday citing the country’s Interior Ministry. “The shooting took place at a mosque in Police District 2 of provincial capital Gardez city …

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