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A runoff likely in presidential election

AT News KABAUL: An electoral analyst predicts the second round of presidential contest, considering the recount of a large number of polls. Abdul Sattar Saadat, former head of independent electoral complaint commission, said Saturday that a great number of votes were to go for recount that strengths the possibility of …

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‘No sustainable peace sans ceasefire’

AT News KABUL: The government of Afghanistan has once again reiterated its stance of ceasefire in the peace talks and termed it an important constituent to facilitate the intra-Afghan talks for reaching a sustainable peace in the war-hit country. Briefing newsmen on Saturday, Presidential Spokesman Seddiq Seddiqi said that without …

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Ghani, Abdullah lodge most of lawsuit complaints

AT News KABUL: After rejection of about 10,000 of over 16,000 electoral complaints due to lack of solid evidence by the Independent Election Complaint Commission (IECC), the two major electoral teams – President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah have once again marked top on the list to lodge …

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Truce or violence reduction – get it straight!

The unofficially resumed talks between the Taliban and the US negotiators are finally taking shape. The stop-start talks are culminating into a seemingly positive result but the circumstances and things are still vague. Reports reveal the sides, which have recently resumed peace parleys after a month-long break, are nearly finished …

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22 militants killed in ops

AT News KABUL: At least 22 Taliban militants have been killed and three others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Saturday. Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Afghan National Army …

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20 Taliban killed in Herat

AT News KABUL: Afghan security forces have killed over 20 Taliban fighters in the airstrikes and artillery shelling in western Herat province, official said Saturday. These Taliban fighters were killed in the Khoh Zor and Chesht district of the province, said provincial governor spokesman, Jilani Farhad. Taliban’s key commander identified …

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