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Afghanistan reports 22 COVID-19 cases

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan has recorded 22 new coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 38,919 across the country. The Public Health Ministry said that out of 95 suspected samples, 22 of them were reported positive – 17 cases were recorded in Balkh, three …

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Ghani urges Taliban again for ceasefire

AT News KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has once again called on the Taliban to agree to a ceasefire in the country. He said this after unidentified gunmen shot dead the deputy chairman for provincial council of southeastern Paktia province on Saturday. Ayub Gharwal came under attack when he was on …

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Car bombing kills service member in Balkh

AT News KABUL: A car bombing in northern Afghanistan killed one Afghan security service member and wounded eight, police authorities said. A security forces member was killed in a car bombing that happened on the outskirts of Dehdadi district, said provincial police spokesman, Adelshah Adel. He said the bombing targeted …

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Assault victim objects to court ruling

Police say 4 men convicted of raping a teenager in Balkh who were sentenced to 3 months in prison had served their time AT News KABUL: A teenage girl has objected to a court ruling two years against four men convicted of sexual assault in northern Afghanistan. Police officials say …

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Taliban to announce date of intra-Afghan talks

AT News KABUL: The Taliban say they would “soon” announce the date of peace negotiation with the government of Afghanistan. The talks would be held in Qatar. Suhail Shahin, Taliban’s political spokesman said Saturday that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the insurgent group’s head of Qatar-based political office and the negotiating …

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‘Ceasefire’ focal point of Taliban peace talks

AT News KABUL: The government negotiating team will more concentrate on the cease fire in talks with Taliban expected to begin soon. Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the high council for national reconciliation said Saturday that the talks between “Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Taliban group” would begin soon after the …

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Taliban shot dead two people in Parwan

AT News KABUL: The Taliban fighters have shot dead two people, including a spy agent of the ministry of interior in Sayed Khail district of central Parwan province, local officials said on Saturday. Provincial Governor’s Spokesman, Wahida Shahkar said that the incident occurred on Saturday morning in Aftash village when …

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Over 30,000 refugees return home from Iran

AT News KABUL: The ministry of refugees and repatriation said that more than 30,000 Afghan refugees have returned home from Iran in the last one year. Ahmad Javid an official at the ministry said that the repatriation of the refugees from Iran has been increased in the recent. “If we …

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Taliban still unsure if all prisoners were freed

AT News KABUL: Taliban officials have claimed uncertainty about whether all their inmates have been freed from Afghanistan prisons. A senior Taliban militant says their technical team had not confirmed that all militant prisoners have been released. The list of released prisoners should be analyzed and confirmed, the Taliban official …

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Taliban fighters kill a local policeman in Laghman

AT News KABUL: Local officials in eastern Laghman said that the Taliban insurgents killed one public uprising force and wounded three others in Alishing district of the province, official said on Saturday. Provincial Governor’s Spokesman, Asadullah Dawlatzai said the militant conducted an attack on a security checkpoint on Friday night …

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