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Will help with Afghan election security, says RS commander

AT Monitoring Desk-NATO says it will provide additional security during Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, amid increasing attacks in the country ahead of this month’s polls. Commander of US and NATO’s Resolute Support Mission Gen. Austin Miller on Thursday at a gathering in Panjshir province said the coalition forces will be helping …

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EU increases aid to drought-stricken Afghans

AT Monitoring Desk-An emergency aid of €20 million have been allocated by the European Commission to Afghanistan aimed at quelling the threat of severe drought as humanitarian situation has been worsened since beginning of current year, Zamannews reported Friday. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said ‘the …

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Blast strikes non-governmental agency in Nangarhar, killing 3

AT Monitoring Desk-A blast struck a non-governmental agency in eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least three people and injuring six others, an official said Thursday. Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, told ZamanNews that the blast targeted People’s Protection Office, which is working for people’s welfare in Khogyani district of …

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31 militants killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 31 insurgents have been killed in several crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, ministry of defense said Friday. According to Ministry of Defense the operations carried out in Faryab, Heart, Ghazni, Uruzgan, Nimroz, Helmand, Nangarhar, Baghlan, Logar, …

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Editorial: A denationalized war – a travesty

A debate has been doing the rounds lately vis-à-vis privatizing the grilling war in Afghanistan, which dictates that a corrupt and unscrupulous foreign contractor take over the war on terrorism in our embattled country. Founder of the controversial firm Blackwater, Erik Prince, is trying to convince President Donald Trump to …

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71 killed in military crackdowns

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: At least 71 militants were killed and 25 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns within the past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense, (MoD) said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of …

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UN expresses concern as violence spikes ahead of vote

AT-KABUL: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has voiced concern over the level of violence around the campaigning period for the parliamentary elections, following Tuesday’s attack targeted election campaign rally in eastern Nangarhar province, leaving 14 dead and over 50 others wounded. In a report, UNAMA urged all …

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