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Refugees in Iran, Pak to participate in Loya Jirga

AT News Report KABUL: A government official says that the representatives of Afghan refugees in the neighboring countries of Iran and Pakistan would participate in the Consultative Loya Jirga slated in April to discuss ways of peace. Umer Daudzai, head of the High Peace Council secretariat, said Sunday that all …

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65 Afghan forces dead in Helmand attacks

AT News Report KABUL: Scores of security forces were killed and injured when Taliban fighters attacked their outposts in the southern Helmand province, provincial officials said. Hashem Alokozai, who hails from Helmand province in the senate, said Sunday that insurgents attacked outposts in the Sangin district on Saturday morning. He …

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“Violence escalates for privileges”

AT News Report KABUL: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said that some individuals and groups try to raise violence ahead of the peace process, adding that they seek privileges by these acts. Though the president did not name any specific group, but Taliban have recently intensified attacks on …

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Ghani vows to investigate lawmaker’s terror case

AT News Report KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani promised to investigate the case of a parliamentarian murder, blaming the act as “the work of Afghanistan’s enemies”. Obaidullah Barakzai, a representative from southern Uruzgan was shot dead by unknown armed men on Saturday in the adjacent province of Kandahar. Nobody has yet …

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Civilians killed in Nangarhar military operation

AT News Reports KABUL:  At least five civilians were killed in an operation conducted by the army’s Special Forces unit Saturday night in the Behsood district of eastern Nangarhar province, local residents said. Residents in Behsood also said that security forces captured five civilians during the operation. Provincial officials confirmed …

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ED: Violence escalates on new year

Terrorists targeted the farmers gathering at Lashkargah and targeted well respectable elder and Council member at Urazgan on Saturday. Whereas two days ago, the new year, Nawruz Day celebrations marred at Kabul and several other parts of the country. Over one dozen innocents, helpless and peace loving citizens have embraced …

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Women’s trade fair in Mazar-e-Sharif ended

AT News Report KABUL: The second USAID Forward Together: Women in Business regional trade fair ended this week in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh Province. The three-day event (March 21-23) coincided with this year’s observance of Nowruz. USAID supports these annual regional trade shows to showcase products and services of Afghan women-owned companies …

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UNAMA condemns attack on civilians in Helmand

AT News Report KABUL:  The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned the attack carried out Saturday during celebrations around Nowruz in the southern town of Lashkar Gah, Helmand province. Initial findings indicate that at least three civilians were killed and dozens were injured in an attack that deliberately targeted local …

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OIC condemns terrorist attack in Southern Afghanistan

AT News Report KABUL: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the twin bombing that took place on Saturday at an agricultural exhibition in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province. The blasts killed at least four civilians, including a senior government official, and wounded more than 30 farmers and their families, …

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