Five killed, 16 wounded in Kabul suicide blast

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: At least five civilians were killed and 16 others wounded in a suicide attack in front of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, said officials. Kabul Police’s spokesman Ebadullah Karimi said that a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden car in front of the Hamid Karzai International …

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Untangling the skein of terror-surge

Left to its own devices, Afghanistan’s internal security network needs an impregnable security overhauls particularly given the horrific terror blasts the other day, and the ongoing terror activities across the country. The deadliest attack on the military installation in Shah Shaheed, and the Taliban’s assault on the Parliament a few …

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Peace talks with murderers of Afghans not acceptable: AIHRC

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) denounced the recent terrorist attacks in the strongest possible terms and said that the attacks were in sharp contrast with the Islamic instructions. The remarks come at a time that three terrorist attacks in Kabul on Friday led to killing of …

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First media expo kicks off in Kabul

Media should help govt in overcoming existing challenges: Information Minister AT-KABUL: The first ever two-day media exhibition kicked off here on Sunday where scores of electronic, print and online media outlets participated. The expo was inaugurated by Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani, at the Afghanistan Expo Center …

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MoCI staff donate blood to Kabul blasts’ victims

AT-KABUL: Employees of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) on Sunday donated blood to those who were injured in the Friday terror attacks in Kabul City, and security personnel wounded in military operations against insurgents. The first suicide attack was carried out in Shah Shaheed area, second in front …

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Peace negotiations termed inconclusive

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A number of civil society activists in Bamyan province came hard of the peace negotiations with the Taliban, on Sunday, as they termed it a mirage. They said there is drastic need of peace talks overhaul. Talking to the newsmen, Ibrahim Tola, a civil society activist, said …

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Huge government land grabbed in Logar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Thousands of acres of state-owned land have been grabbed by the powerful land mafia in Logar province, official said on Sunday. Logar governor, Mohammad Halim Fidaee briefing newsmen said that 1,660 individuals, including government officials, influential figures, and common people were involved in land gabbing.  “We have …

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Kabul, Tehran to establish joint anti-narcotics body

AT-KABUL: Afghanistan and Iran are all set to establish a joint anti-drugs committee to counter the narcotics trafficking and improve intelligence sharing in this aspect. Commander of the anti-narcotics squad of Iran’s Law Enforcement Police, General Ali Moayyedi, said that establishment of the joint committee would improve coordination between the …

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