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Ghani orders probe into Paktia civilian killings

AT News Report KABUL: The National Security Council (NSC) on Thursday while confirming the civilian killings during an operation in Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province said that President Ashraf Ghani has ordered an investigation into the incident. On the second day of Eid ul Adha, August 12, the National …

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ED: Walk the talk!

On the second day of Eid ul Adha, August 12, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces surrounded a house in Zurmat district of Paktia province and reportedly killed 11 civilians – mostly teachers and students. The victims are said to have been brought out from a guesthouse and shot …

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Editorial: Play your cards right!

Endeavoring to link Afghan peace with the Kashmir issue in one way or another isn’t the best policy for Pakistan to pursue during the current state of affairs in Afghanistan. On July 31, India revoked the autonomous status of the Indian-administered Kashmir, sent additional troops and abrogated Article 370 of …

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Intra-Afghan talks after Sept. polls: Danish

AT News Report KABUL: President Ghani’s Second Vice President, Sarwar Danish said Tuesday that the direct talks between the Afghan government and Taliban group would be kicked off after September Presidential polls. In a meeting with the members of the parliament, Danish said the constitutional and governmental issues have not …

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13 Taliban’s attacks foiled on Eid days: Officials

AT News Report KABUL: The government rejects reports about an informal ceasefire by Taliban during the Eid festivity, saying the insurgents had planned 13 attacks by the insurgents were nullified by security forces. People across the country, particularly in Kabul city spent the Eid festival without security threats. Nasrat Rahimi, …

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