Unknown gunmen shot dead Maidan Wardak’s financial official

AT-KABUL: Unidentified gunmen shot dead head of the financial directorate of Maidan Wardak province on Saturday, said an official source in the province. Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor office, Pir Muhammad Kochi, head of the financial directorate of the province, was on his way to work when he …

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SIGAR role vital in uprooting endemic graft: Abdullah

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: John F. Sopko, special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) called on the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday. According to a statement by the CEO office, Abdullah termed SIGAR role crucial for uprooting the endemic corruption, and said the organization should join hands with …

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Six held in connection with Khost bombing

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As many as six men held in connection with the suicide bombing in eastern Khost province which left 20 killed and more than 80 others wounded. A statement issued by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Saturday said the arrested terror suspects had links to Haqqani …

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Cultural center built in Bamiyan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A cultural center has been built in central Bamiyan province which is expected to boost cultural and artistic activities there. Bamiyan hosts huge number of tourists every year who visit the province to watch the Buddha sculptures, Band-i-Amir and other historical sites. Culture and Arts Center was …

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MPs outline insecurity as a major threat

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Expressing serious concerns over uncertain law and order situation in the country, members of the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) termed insecurity as major threat on Saturday. They said that ambiguous security policy of the national unity government (NUG) leaders would bring the country to a dangerous stage. Increasing …

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Over 80 school students poisoned in Herat

AT-KABUL: More than 80 students of a private school in Herat province got poisoned on Saturday morning. Provincial officials said the students got poisoned after eating boiled chick peas from a roadside vendor in front of the school. However, there are conflicting reports about number of the poisoned students and …

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Three more cabinet picks elaborate future programs

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Three more nominated ministers on Saturday briefed members of the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) or Lower House of the parliament over their future programs. Ministers-designate for Labor, Social Affairs and Martyrs, Nasrin Oryakhail, for higher education Farida Mohmand, and for counter-narcotics Salamat Azemi were those who explained their …

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One killed, 12 injured in Parwan blast

AT-KABUL: One policeman was killed and 12 others including seven civilians injured in a bomb blast in Parwan province on Saturday morning. Police Security Chief in Parwan, Ziaur Rahman Fayez, said the incident took place at around 10:00 am in Syagerd district of Parwan when a vehicle of the local …

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19 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 19 armed Taliban fighters were killed in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) has conducted joint operations against insurgents …

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