10 militants, 4 policemen killed in Paktika

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Ten Taliban insurgents and four policemen were killed in different incidents in Paktika province. Foreign troops had killed 10 militants and injured several others during an operation carried out in Marzak area of Naki district, a local news agency reported on Monday. A security official told Pajhwok, …

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Iraqi warplane accidentally bombs Baghdad

At least 12 casualties reported after plane drops bomb over east of city following a “technical” issue, officials said. An Iraqi warplane has accidentally dropped a bomb over a residential area of Baghdad after it experienced mechanical failure, according to the country’s defence ministry. Officials confirmed to Al Jazeera on …

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ALP needs to be strengthened as a frontline force: CEO

KABUL: As a frontline fighting force against terror, the Afghan Local Police (ALP) should be provided with all the needed facilities and support by the Afghan security forces, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah said on Monday. Last Thursday, heavily-armed insurgents stormed and seized several police check posts and later …

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Rejection of Stanikzai amid deteriorating security situation

There have been reports of heavy casualties sustained by security forces battling the Taliban in Maidan Wardak province. This security deterioration is happening when President Ashraf Ghani’s third nomination for the Ministry of Defense was rejected by the parliament on Saturday. Ghani in May, nominated Masoom Stanikzai, a long term …

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Senators seek convention of Loya Jirga, interim administration

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: As security has been deteriorating across the country, a number of senators demanded convening of Loya Jirga to help find out a way out to the gnawing conflict. They said as security situation has been worsening because of the internal bickering between the leaders of the National …

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Airstrike kills 23 militants in Faryab

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As many as 23 Taliban militants have been killed in Afghan military airstrike in Faryab province the other day, said a local official. Mohammad Reza Rezaye, a spokesman for 209th Shaheen military corps, said that the airstrike come after that a swarm of Taliban militants stormed Kohistan …

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