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Herat traffic accident leaves seven dead

AT-KABUL: At least seven people were killed when a small vehicle collided with a truck in western Herat province, official said, in the first major traffic accident in 2019. Last year (2018), was also deadly for passengers as many people were killed and wounded while traveling across the country. Provincial …

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Army thwarts terrorist attempts, kills 41

KABUL: Afghan security forces killed 41‘terrorists’ and wounded 40 others in fire exchange as part of a crackdown on terrorist hideouts across Afghanistan. The Defense Ministry explained that army, police and intelligence forces raided terrorist havens in Nangarhar, Kapisa, Paktia, Zabul, Uruzgan, Herat, Badghis, Faryab, Balkh and Helmand provinces. Statement …

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Ghani, Abdullah register for presidential polls

KABUL: The incumbent President Ashraf Ghani and his Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s most likely bids for Afghanistan’s presidency took a big step forward Sunday with the formal registration of their candidacy. Ghani and Abdullah registered their tickets on Sunday in the election commission compound to run in upcoming presidential …

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Khalilzad says U.S. wants peace

KABUL: U.S. President’s special envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, has said that the United States wants peace in Afghanistan and that they will address legitimate concerns of all Afghan sides in the peace process. “I see that many are concerned that the United States is willing to both talk and fight. Let …

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Logar governor survives deadly attack that kills eight

KABUL: A car bomber rammed Sunday into a Governor of Logar convoy, killing eight including bodyguards and wounded at least fifteen people. Logar governor and security chief, the targets of the attack, escaped unharmed. Logar Governor Anwar Ishaqzai’s Spokesman Khalid Safi explained that a car bomber targeted governor and security …

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Drug use soars in Afghanistan

KABUL: Drug abuse in Afghanistan has soared this year and threatens to worsen as number of intravenous drug users has increased compared to the preceding years. The Health Ministry said Sunday that there has been a surge in drug abuse in Afghanistan and more people are turning to illicit drugs. …

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Will work for peace, security: Karzai

AT-KABUL: Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Hekmat Khalil Karzai on Sunday rejected joining any electoral team, rather pledged to work for peace and security. “As our country embarks on a new electoral race, Afghans will once more be faced with a choice. This choice cannot be simply about political slogans; it …

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US, Pakistan discuss Afghan peace process

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The United States (US) Senator Lindsey Graham met Sunday with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, where they exchanged views on matters related to bilateral and regional issues, especially peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, Pakistan Foreign Office said. Lindsey Graham is the chairman of the US Senate’s …

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