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Five ministers impeached for corruption

KABUL: The cases of five ministers sent to the attorney general office are under prosecution, said the anti-corruption special secretariat, without identifying them or providing details if they were members of the current cabinet. It also refused to disclose the crimes of these ministers. Meanwhile, sources in the government have …

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More than 50 killed by suicide bomber in Kabul

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday evening inside a wedding hall in Kabul, where religious scholars had gathered to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, killing more than 50 people and injuring 83, government officials said. Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for the Kabul Police said a suicide bomber …

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51 IS-K terrorists killed in Nangarhar offensive

KABUL: Several notorious commanders of the Islamic State-Khurasan were among 50 Daesh terrorists killed in an offensive in eastern Nangarhar province in which security forces decimated a handful of hideouts over past week, officials said Tuesday. Governor Spokesman Attaullah Khogyani confirmed that Daesh commanders were among the terrorists killed in …

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9 militants killed in Ghazni encounter

KABUL: Nine Taliban were killed and eight wounded after security forces engaged in clashes with the Taliban militants in southern Ghazni province as part of an ongoing counterinsurgency operation, according to military authorities. A statement from 203rd Tandar Corps said on Tuesday that five militants were killed and as many …

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23 Taliban fighters killed in Farah

KABUL: At least 23 Taliban fighters were killed and 20 others wounded in recent offensives against the militants in western Farah province, authorities said Saturday. Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) have conducted anti-Taliban clampdown supported by Resolute Support Mission air forces in Dewar Sorkh village of Khak-e-Safid district …

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66 militants killed, 53 injured in raids

KABUL: More than 66 militants were killed and 53 wounded in countrywide counter insurgency operations over past day, according to authorities. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense, (MoD) said that Afghan NationalArmy (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan NationalPolice (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal has …

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Upper Houses accuses Govt, poll panel, foreigners of plot to distort election results

Kabul: The Upper House of the Parliament is accusing President Ghani’s administration, the independent election commission, and foreign stakeholders of plotting to distort the election results. Fazl Hadi Muslimyar says that delaying results of parliamentary election results is objectionable. He said he had substantiated evidence to prove that the election …

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U.S., Taliban negotiate possibility of election delay

AT-KABUL: The US and Taliban representatives in a fresh round of talks spoke on the possibility of an interim administration and postponement of the next year’s presidential election. Sources close to the two sides have told the Kabul News broadcaster that the US newly-appointedspecial envoy for the Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay …

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