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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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Kabul truck-bomb death toll rises to over 150: Ghani

KABUL: (Web Desk) The death toll from a devastating truck bomb in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter last week has jumped to more than 150, President Ashraf Ghani told an international peace conference in the capital on Tuesday. Kabul has been on edge since the bombing in the highly fortified area last …

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’40 killed or injured’ in massive Kabul diplomatic quarter blast

At least 40 people were killed or wounded in a powerful blast in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter early Wednesday, an interior ministry spokesman said. The spokesman, Najib Danish, said he was unable to give a breakdown of the toll. A health ministry spokesman said more than 60 wounded people, mainly civilians, …

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Taliban attack on Afghan base kills at least 15 soldiers

KABUL: (Web Desk) At least 15 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters attacked their army base in the southern province of Kandahar, the defence ministry said Friday, in the second such assault this week. The attack in Shah Wali Kot district late Thursday came just three days after 10 …

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Three killed in US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL: (Web Desk) At least three people have lost their lives when a US drone carried out a strike in the eastern part of Afghanistan on the border with Pakistan. Kamran Afridi, a local official in the Pakistani border town of Miran Shah, said the deadly drone strike was carried …

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Militants attack TV, radio building in Afghanistan

KABUL: (Web Desk) Afghan security forces have engaged three gunmen who have attacked a state radio and television building in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province. The gunmen began the Wednesday attack by detonating a bomb and managed to enter the state-run radio and television building in the provincial capital Jalalabad. The …

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Afghan forces recapture key district from Taliban in Kunduz Province

KABUL: (Web Desk) Afghan forces have recaptured a key district in the northern province of Kunduz from the Taliban militant group, which has stepped up its deadly attacks against government and civilian targets in recent weeks. On Tuesday, the National Security Forces (ANSF) regained control of the Qala-e-Zal district, which …

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Afghan forces kill 12 Daesh terrorists in Nangarhar

KABUL: (Web Desk) Afghan security forces have killed at least a dozen militants affiliated with the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group operating in the country’s troubled east. Police sources said at least 12 terrorists had been killed during security operations conducted with air power support in eastern Nangarhar Province on Saturday. No further …

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Collapse of Another Afghan City to Taliban Looming

KABUL: (Web Desk) Heavy clashes erupted between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants in Du Ab in the northern province of Samangan amid fears of the collapse of the city to the insurgents, authorities said. According to media reports dispatches, the Samangan Provincial Council announced that 150 armed members of Taliban …

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No fewer than 90,000 Afghans displaced in 2017: UN

KABUL: (Web Desk) The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan has forced 88,481 people to leave their homes since the beginning of 2017, according to a United Nations report. Displacements occurred in 29 of the country’s 34 provinces, stated the report on Tuesday. It noted that the security situation across all regions …

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