Afghanistan to take part in U-15 CAFA event

KABUL: Afghanistan on Friday confirmed its participation in the Under-15 Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) Championship to be hosted by Japan. Sponsored by the Japan Football Association, the event will feature 10 squads from the Central Asia region besides several Japanese teams. In a statement, the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) …

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Taliban contacted to free kidnapped passengers: Mohaqiq

KABUL: Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq on Friday confirmed contact between government officials and representatives of the Taliban and another group for the release of kidnapped passengers. Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 31 people, who were on their way from Herat province to the capital Kabul, in the Shah Joi district …

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Notorious Talib commander killed in Baghlan offensive

Kabul: A notorious Taliban commander has been killed during a clearing operation in the Baghlan-e-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, officials said on Thursday. A three-day operation involving all security organs was conducted in Baghlan-i-Markazi, district chief Gauhar Khan Baburi said. Baburi claimed Himmat Khail, Shafi Khail, Hussein Khail, Zaman …

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Karzai seeks Russia’s support for peace process

AT-KABUL: The ex-President Hamid Karzai urged Russia to support the peace process of Afghanistan. Russia’s envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Zamir Kabulov in a meeting with Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said that his country was committed to lend its continued support to Afghanistan. Russian ambassador to Afghanistan, Alexander Mantytskiy, were …

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MP seeks end to execution of Afghans in Iran

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Following execution of five Afghans in Iran, a lawmaker accused the government of turning blind eye to the issue. Nahid Farid, a member of the international relations committee of Wolesi Jirga, said the incumbent government should take drastic steps to put an end to execution of Afghan …

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6 rebels killed in Nangarhar drone strike

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As many as six rebels were killed when an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which is commonly known as drone targeted their vehicle in eastern Nangarhar province. Spokesman for Nangarhar police headquarters, Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, said that the attack took place the late Tuesday afternoon. Khama Press quoted the spokesman …

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President pardons Musafir

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Najibullah Musafir, a photojournalist who was imprisoned for six months has been pardoned by President Ashraf Ghani. The president has issued a decree that in which he has pardoned the remaining imprisonment period of Najibullah Musafir. The photojournalist was arrested about three weeks back and sent to …

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