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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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“Ethnic divide in varsities must be bridged”

AT News Report-KABUL: Afghanistan Students Association (ASA) on Saturday said that discrimination and ethnic divide in universities and other academic institutions must be bridged. Government and relevant agencies must step up efforts to foster unity and eliminate discord in state and private universities across the country, said Head of ASA …

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