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Dozens of insurgents killed in military crackdowns

KABUL: Afghan security forces have killed more than thirty one extremist militants in countrywide pre-emptive military crackdowns which left nineteen others woundedover past day. The Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that Afghan NationalArmy (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan NationalPolice (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal …

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Editorial: Return to peace-needs guarantee

Once again Qatar based Taliban have refused to talk to US Special Envoy Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad and his aides in a meeting scheduled at Doha on Wednesday. Earlier, Taliban have refused to fly to Riyadh Saudi Arabia for the same purpose. Frequent summersault on the part of Taliban confirms their …

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‘Peace talks will falter, if Kabul sidelined’

AT-PESHAWAR: Nationalist Awami National Party President Asfandyar Wali Khan has made it clear that without participation of Afghanistan government no one can make fruitful the ongoing peace process or get resolve the long standing conflict through peaceful and political means. “Sidelining the Afghan government in ongoing peace process is in …

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Pressure mounts on Taliban to join peace talks

AT-KABUL: Defense caretaker minister Asadullah Khaled says Taliban would be under increasing pressures to abandon war and join the government’s peace talks. Khaled said Tuesday in a visit to the northern province of Faryab that military operations would continue against the insurgent group until it gives up armed opposition. Taliban …

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Afghanistan optimistic over peace prospects

AT-KABUL: The government of Afghanistan says it was optimistic to the current regional and international efforts regarding the peace process, despite calling the process as “bumpy”. Feraidoon Khwazoon, a spokesman for the chief executive emphasized Tuesday that Afghanistan was the only authorized in decision making, and no other nation could …

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Power department asks for pylon security

AT-KABUL: The electricity department (Breshna) says the armed opposition groups repeatedly target the power pylons transferring electricity from the neighboring Uzbekistan to Kabul and some other provinces, calling on the government to enhance security measures to prevent capital blackout. In a statement issued Tuesday, the Breshna said that armed opposition …

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Man detained for smuggling timbers to Pakistan

AT-KABUL: Afghan military officials in eastern Nangarhar province say they detained a man who planned to smuggle timbers to Pakistan—a black, but a lucrative business that the Afghan government since long has been scrambling to put a complete halt to its practicing. 201 Selab Military Corps Forces on Tuesday arrested …

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