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Insecurity in north will spur poppy cultivation: MoCN

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Ministry of Counternarcotics (MoCN) on Saturday concerned over insecurity in northern provinces and said it will pave the ground for poppy cultivation. The ministry speaks of starting anti-poppy cultivation campaigns in southern provinces, and says the mission will eliminate at least 20,000 hectares of poppy cultivated …

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17 military ops’ ongoing in 16 provinces: Official

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Saturday said large-scale military operations are ongoing in 16 provinces, and insurgents have suffered heavy losses in the offensives. Quoted by TOLOnews, the MoD deputy spokesman, Daulat Waziri, said that nearly 100 rebels have been killed during the military operations. He …

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Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan railway to extend to Iran

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Dushanbe has decided to extend the Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan (TAT) railway, a vital regional project, to Iranian seaports through Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. Tajikistan’s Ministry of Transportation said that the railroads would connect the Central Asian Republics to Iran. According to the ministry, the railway would become operational by 2018. …

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Nangarhar ulema term war against govt un-Islamic

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A number of religious scholars from eastern Nangarhar province termed the ongoing war against the government as a conspiracy engineered by neighboring countries. The religious scholars in a gathering on Friday threw their weight behind Afghan security forces. They termed the current war against the Afghan government …

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German hostage rescued in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: A German citizen, kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants in northeastern Afghanistan a month back, was released on Friday, provincial officials said. The German national, working with the German Agency for International Development (GIZ), was abducted by the suspected Taliban fighters some 45 days ago while travelling in a vehicle …

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Four terrorists arrested in Zabul

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Thursday said that four insurgents were arrested in Zabul province. In a press statement issued here, the spy agency said that its operatives have apprehend four terrorists in Zabul province. One explosives-packed vest and 570kg explosive materials were also recovered from possession …

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107 insurgents killed in crackdowns

AT-KABUL: At least 107 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 34 others were wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) has …

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