Tajikistan rejects asylum of Afghans who worked with US

AT News KABUL: Tajikistan has said it would expel those Afghan refugees who had been working with the US military and other institutions in the past. Tajik Foreign Minister, Sirojiddin Muhriddin, said Tuesday that they wouldn’t assess asylum of those Afghans who had worked previously with the US military and …

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Trade through Chaman crossing resumes

AT News KABUL: A key border crossing with Pakistan reopened on Saturday, giving way to tens of stranded trucks to cross into Afghanistan, less than a fortnight after the Taliban captured Spin Boldak district and its crossing point with Pakistan which temporarily shut trade. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kabul announced the …

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Army ousts Taliban from Kaldar district

AT News KABUL: The Afghan security forces have seized control of Kaldar district in Balkh province from the Taliban, the interior ministry confirmed on Monday. More than 20 militants were killed and several others wounded in clashes with the security forces, said the ministry in a statement. The statement added, …

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89 Taliban rebels killed in raids

AT News KABUL: At least 89 Taliban militants were killed and 82 others wounded during crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces in different provinces in the past 24 hours. Afghan security forces succeeded to kill 89 Taliban militants during clashes and counters attacks in Kunar, Kandahar, Herat, Farah, …

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Afghan soldiers flee to Pakistan after rebel assault

AT News KABUL: At least 46 Afghan soldiers have fled to Pakistan after clashing with Taliban militants in tumultuous border areas, Pakistani officials said on Monday. The troops retreated over the border and were given safe passage on Sunday night after the Taliban stormed their military checkpoints. Pakistan army said …

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