Intelligence sharing MoU with ISI is more calamitous than recognizing the Durand Line as international border: Ex-NDS chief

“During my tenure as the spy chief I didn’t sign any agreement, which will be a blot on our history” AT-KABUL: As the National Directorate of Security (NDS)—the premier national spy agency—signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Afghan critics and former high-ranking security officials vehemently …

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‘Musa Qala district of Helmand may fall to Taliban’

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Musa Qala district of Helmand province may fall to the Taliban’s control, if backup troops were not sent, said a security official in the district. The security chief of Musa Qala, Essa Khan, said that a swarm of militants, numbering 400 fighters, are currently stationed around 100 …

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Expo kicked off in Herat to promote domestic products

AT-HERAT CITY: A four-day exhibition showcasing domestic products kicked off in western Herat province on Tuesday. Organizers of the event said that the expo will host 50 stalls of a diverse range of products manufactured by 65 domestic factories. The newly appointed governor of Herat province, Muhammad Asif Rahimi, said …

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300 terror suspects held in Laghman

AT-KABUL: Afghan National Army (ANA) commandos arrested 300 suspected militants in an operation in eastern Laghman province, a local official said. Sarhadi Zwak, spokesman for Laghman governor office, said that army commandos conducted the crackdown on militants in Mia Saib and Murchakhel villages of Alishang district of the province on …

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Over 50 schoolgirls poisoned in Samangan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Dozens of female students have been hospitalized after suspected gas poisoning in Khuram Sarbagh district of northern Samangan province, said officials on Tuesday. The development council head of the locality, Qari Tajuddin, said that white powder was sprinkled in the school’s lawn, located in Abdul Malik area …

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MoRRD to implement 25 uplift projects

AT-KABUL: Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MoRRD) on Tuesday signed agreements with the local development shuras (councils) to implement 45 uplift schemes in six different provinces. Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Nasir Ahmad Durani, said the projects include construction and reconstruction of protection walls, dams and improvement of …

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60 insurgents killed in operations: MoI

AT-KABUL: At least 60 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 38 others were wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) …

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