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Peace efforts, counterterrorism goes alongside: Atmar

AT-KABUL: National Security Advisor Haneef Atmar on Wednesday during Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) session said that peace and counter terrorism efforts will be followed side by side across the country. “As we are following the peace strategy with Afghan networks, we will pursue counter terrorism strategy with foreign networks,” …

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Editorial: Tragedy of war insufferable

A shift in policy of Taliban group with more softness that appeared in the group’s recent statement of halting bombings, has generated hope toward ending the war. After three days ceasefire, now they declared not to target civilian areas, something absolute in contrary to what they have done in the …

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“Time to end deceitful homilies of peace”

AT-KABUL: A number of members of the Parliament argue that the government had failed in the peace process, saying that the people can no longer bear these deceitful homilies. Parliamentarians believe that the government has no control over the peace dialogue, because of which people’s trust on government’s ability is …

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ANDSF kills 93 militants in offensives

AT-KABUL: Over 93 Taliban combatants were killed in countrywide military offensives that left 21more militants injured by Afghan national security and defense forces. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense, (MoD) said that Afghan NationalArmy (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan NationalPolice (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) …

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“Daesh is replacing Taliban”

AT-KABUL: Members of the Parliament say that Islamic State in some regions of Afghanistan is becoming increasingly powerful and threatening to replace the Taliban. Parliamentarians claim that a fighting had erupted between the Taliban and Daesh combatants in Zibak and Ashkashom districts of Badakhshan province, and that Daesh is becoming …

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Australia donates $5m to assist drought affected families

AT-Kabul: The Australian government has contributed five million Australian dollars to provide food assistance to people affected by drought in Afghanistan. According to a statement,this brings Australia’s total contribution to WFP’s operations in Afghanistan to AUD15 million in 2018. And the WFP will use the contribution for a joint response …

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Insecurity bumps up in Kabul-Gardez highway

AT-KABUL: Security situation has been deteriorated on the Kabul-Gardez highway in central Logar province as travelers say Taliban insurgents stop their vehicles on the route for checking. Zarif, a resident of Ali Khan Qala village of Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban attacks on government’s vehicles …

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Allegations of election fraud “groundless” without proof

AT-KABUL: In an attempt to up the ante against allegations of Hezb-e-Islami political party of Afghanistan, lead by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar vis-à-vis large-scale voter registration fraud, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday argued that such claims were baseless without justifiable proof. “Nobody has the right to sling accusations against the …

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