ANDSF kills 146 insurgents in raids

AT-KABUL: At least146 militants have been killed and117 have been wounded in military crackdown conducted by national security forces over the past day, according to military authorities. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense, (MoD) said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) …

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OIC support Ghani’s peace plan to reconcile with Taliban

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has reassured Afghanistan that it would support President Ghani’s peace plans to negotiate and reconcile with the militant Taliban movement, ZamanNews reported. Yusuf Bin Ahmed Al Uthaymeen vowed support to the efforts of President Ghani of calling upon …

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Truck loaded with explosives seized in Paktika

AT-KABUL: National Directorate of Security – NDS – on Wednesday said its operatives had discovered and confiscated a truck loaded with ammonium nitrate in Paktika, which they believed would have been used for terrorist activities. NDS special detachment operatives succeeded to discover and seize a Hino model truck full of …

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People in drought-stricken regions in dire straits

AT-KABUL: Afghanistan asks for more assistance from international donors to the drought-hit regions, saying there was a 61 per cent decrease in rainfall and snowfall last year. Drought is now another problem government and people have to confront with besides insecurity and war. State ministry for disaster management says it …

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Political leaders seek revision of BSA

Political figures held a meeting on Wednesday to seek a solution to crises. Hamid Karzai, Sebghatullah Mojaddedi, Haneef Atmar, Yunus Qanooni, Mohammad Mohaqiq, Karim Khalili and other prominent politicians and national figures unanimously denunciated the Bilateral Security Agreement with U.S. as a futile platform and demanded it be revised. In …

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Death toll in Nangarhar bombing rises to 68

AT-KABUL: Provincial officials have said that the toll from Tuesday’sfatal suicide bombing on a protest gathering in eastern province of Nangarhar has climbed to 68 and 165 wounded. A suicide bomber rammed into a throng of protestersin Mohmand Dara districton the highway between the eastern Jalalabad city and the Torkham …

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Editorial: Growing sense of insecurity

The recent wave of violence that left hundreds of security forces and civilians dead, underscores the growing insecurity in Afghanistan despite measurements taking by government to end long-year hostilities via announcement of ceasefire. But nothing has changed rather truce caused more bloodshed and the level of insecurity reached the poling …

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Taliban prepared for second talks with US officials

AT-KABUL: The Taliban militants are preparing for another round of talks with the diplomats of the United States, sources close to the insurgent group’s leadership said. These sources added that Taliban’s leadership was working to form a delegate for the second round of the talks that would discuss the crisis …

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