Afghanistan to speeds up prisoner swap process with Iran

AT News Report KABUL: Afghan authorities announced Wednesday to accelerate prisoners swap process with the neighboring Iran, where thousands of Afghan refugees have been imprisoned by Iranian judiciary for committing different crimes. The country’s judiciary authorities in a press briefing informed to speeds up prisoners exchange process to bring home …

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Take actions against terrorism hideouts instead of irrelevant remarks: Kabul to Islamabad

By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: Kabul Administration on Wednesday asked Pakistan to make sincere efforts to curb terrorism instead of giving irrelevant remarks that they don’t help resolve any problem. Reacting to Pakistan’s ambassador’s remarks on recent suicide bombing in Indian administered Kashmir, Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked Pakistan to refrain from …

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ISIS Afghanistan branch poses a major threat: US

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: ISIS’ Afghanistan-based affiliate has emerged as a major threat capable of carrying out direct attacks on the US and is actively using its members’ social media to acquire contacts in the United States, a US intelligence official in Afghanistan tells CNN. “They are closest to having …

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Security forces kill 34 Taliban rebels in Ghazni

AT News Reports KABUL: Afghan Security Forces have killed 34 Taliban and wounded 56 others in anti-terroristic raid in central Ghazni province, officials said Wednesday. Army Commander Cl. Mohammad Nasim Sangin said the Afghan security forces conducted clearance operation on Ghazni-Paktika highway in Andar district, in which at least 34 …

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Editorial: Cancelling Islamabad trip

The US Special Envoy Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad making efforts for reconciliation in war affected Afghanistan has reportedly cancelled his trip to Islamabad. He made the decision in the light of recently deadly terrorist attack against Indian troops in Palwama district of Kashmir, which causes lives to over 40 personnel and …

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Bigwigs support illegal armed groups in north

AT News Reports KABUL: Head of Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) has expressed his concerned over increasing of illegal armed groups in the northern Afghanistan, which has been supported by the political parties and influential figures. General Abdul Manan Abid head of the DIAG said the Illegal armed groups …

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Over three dozen militants killed in 24 hours

AT News Report KABUL: At least 40 militants have been killed and 22 others wounded over the past 24 hours in multiple extensive military crackdowns conducted by Afghan security force across the country, security officials said Wednesday. The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Afghan National Army (ANA) …

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NDS operatives detain 8 kidnappers in Kabul

AT News Report KABUL: A group of eight people have been detained in connection to the kidnapping and murder of a 10-year old child in Kabul, the spy agency said Wednesday. According to a statement released by National Directorate of Security (NDS), the suspects were arrested during an operation of …

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Ghani appoints Omer as his senior adviser

AT News Report KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani appointed Waheed Omer as his senior adviser for strategic affairs, an order came after he resigned as Afghan ambassador to Rome, Ghani’s office announced. “Based on the constitution’s article 64, I appoint Mr. Waheed Omer as senior presidential adviser for strategic affaris,” Ghani …

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