Military operation launched to retake Yamgan district

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Security forces on Sunday launched a military operation Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province to retake the area from the Taliban militants. The Taliban fighters attacked and took control of the district on Saturday. Local officials said that additional troops have arrived in Faizabad, the central city …

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Afs520m saved in MoD procurement contracts

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The General Directorate of National Procurement (GDNP) on Sunday said that Afs520 million has been saved in 17 contracts of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) after assessment by procurement commission, chaired recently by President Ashraf Ghani. Chief of the GDNP, Yama Yari, said that in the 10th …

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Rift between NUG leaders exacerbates insecurity: Meshrano Jirga

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Meshrano Jirga (MJ) or Senate on Sunday lambasted the National Unity Government (NUG) leaders for their failure to overcome insecurity challenges. Expressing serious concerns over fall of Yamgan district of Badakhshan province to the Taliban, the senators said that due to rift between President Ashraf …

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Reforms and legitimacy

Deadline for the parliamentary election is fast approaching, but the government is yet to device a mechanism to counter the delay or come up with a better solution. The Wolesi Jirga members would complete their term this June.  At the end of this month, the Wolesi Jirga will lose its …

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Taliban overrun Yamgan district

AT-KABUL: Hundreds of Afghan and foreign Taliban fighters overwhelmed a remote district Saturday in northeastern Afghanistan in an area where the government’s influence has waned over the past two years, provincial officials said. Afghan security forces and the Taliban are locked in a battle for control over a remote district …

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Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs and its security plan

As insecurity has been deteriorating across the country, the responsibility of maintaining security and law and order don’t remain only confined to the ministry of interior and the ministry of defense. There is yet another ministry as well whose role could be countable given that it is not spineless. The …

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