121 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 121 militants have been killed and 70 others received injuries in multiple extensive military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Sunday. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense (MoD), said the Afghan National …

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Afghanistan is a victim of global climate change

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A two-day workshop to raise awareness of climate change was launched Sunday in Kabul by a network supporting climate to include a debate on climate change as national priorities. Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency who have participated in the workshop say that Afghanistan is a victim …

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Pro-Qaisari protesters run riot, block major highway

AT News Report-KABUL: Protestors, demanding the release of Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum’s aide Nizamuddin Qaisari, on Saturday blocked the Kabul-Balkh highway in northern Samangan province. Last week, the army commandos in Maimana arrested Nizamuddin Qaisari who is a top commander of Vice-President Dostum in Faryab and transferred him to Kabul. …

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MPs extol state’s anti-militia rhetoric, demand action

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday extolled President Ghani’s anti-militiasrhetoric to disband and dismantle “irresponsible armed groups”, but urged the government to enforce the rule of law with more intensity. Parliamentarian Obaidullah Barekzai said the government recently has adopted good measures against militia groups, saying that “Rule of …

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Army pummels Taliban prison, rescuing 7

AT News Report-KABUL: In a successful and well-planned military operation, Afghan army forcesrescued seven prisoners from Taliban captivity and killed eight militants in southern Uruzgan province. Based on pre-intelligence information, army commando forces conducted clearance crackdowns over a Taliban secret prison in Chaharchino district in Uruzgan, said a press statement …

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Election panel disenfranchises thousands of voters

AT News Report-KABUL: Tens of people in Nangarhar province gathered in front of the election commission compound to protest existence of millions of fake voter stickers, insisting that elections will be meaningless without electronic ID cards. The protesters in Nangarhar also staged their protest to oppose election-related intentional and suspicious …

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Abdullah against opaque election

AT News Report-KABUL: Calling for all-inclusive, transparent and fair elections, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday said any decision and action of Independent Election Commission will be felt for generations. The outcome of previous elections is still being felt exponentially and has been painful for the people and another election …

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Over 53 terrorists killed as army marches on

AT News Report-KABUL: Afghanistan’s Security and Defense Forces have pummeled insurgency-stricken areas in at least twelve provinces during the weekend, killing more than 53 Taliban insurgents in much-orchestrated crackdowns which left 38more militants injured. The Army in collaboration with PoliceForces and NDS security agents carried out operations in Nangarhar, Kunar, …

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