9 militants killed in Ghazni encounter

KABUL: Nine Taliban were killed and eight wounded after security forces engaged in clashes with the Taliban militants in southern Ghazni province as part of an ongoing counterinsurgency operation, according to military authorities. A statement from 203rd Tandar Corps said on Tuesday that five militants were killed and as many …

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EU hails consensus among key Afghans over peace parameters

AT-KABUL:  The Council of the European Union has adopted conclusions on Afghanistan, reaffirming its long-term commitment to supporting the Afghans in their path towards peace, security and prosperity. The EU Council welcomed ‘the growing consensus among key Afghan, regional and international stakeholders on the parameters of a potential peace process, …

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23 Taliban fighters killed in Farah

KABUL: At least 23 Taliban fighters were killed and 20 others wounded in recent offensives against the militants in western Farah province, authorities said Saturday. Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) have conducted anti-Taliban clampdown supported by Resolute Support Mission air forces in Dewar Sorkh village of Khak-e-Safid district …

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66 militants killed, 53 injured in raids

KABUL: More than 66 militants were killed and 53 wounded in countrywide counter insurgency operations over past day, according to authorities. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense, (MoD) said that Afghan NationalArmy (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan NationalPolice (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal has …

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Upper Houses accuses Govt, poll panel, foreigners of plot to distort election results

Kabul: The Upper House of the Parliament is accusing President Ghani’s administration, the independent election commission, and foreign stakeholders of plotting to distort the election results. Fazl Hadi Muslimyar says that delaying results of parliamentary election results is objectionable. He said he had substantiated evidence to prove that the election …

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U.S., Taliban negotiate possibility of election delay

AT-KABUL: The US and Taliban representatives in a fresh round of talks spoke on the possibility of an interim administration and postponement of the next year’s presidential election. Sources close to the two sides have told the Kabul News broadcaster that the US newly-appointedspecial envoy for the Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay …

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“New defense strategy could worsen troop casualties”

AT-KABUL: The defense ministry strategy for the prevention of security forces’ casualties has caused more increasing casualties among soldiers and police, members of senate claim. The senators on Sunday accused security organs of poor management that had helped more areas be fallen to Taliban militants and more security forces be …

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