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Ghani’s bodyguard found dead in Bamyan river

AT News KABUL: Officials in Bamyan province confirm that a dead body found in a river in the Shibar district was a bodyguard of President Ashraf Ghani. Provincial Spokesman Latif Azimi on Wednesday identified the body as Aziz Ahmad Alemyar a member of the President Protective Service (PPS), a well-trained …

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‘Taliban truck bomb’ kills three in Kandahar

By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: At least three Afghan National Police members were killed in a Taliban truck bombing in southern Kandahar province, the first of such big attacks by the Taliban since Eid’s ceasefire almost two months ago. Taliban bomber targeted Shah Walikot police HQ on Wednesday morning, in which …

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Gunmen kill six members of a family in Paktika

AT News KABUL: Some unknown armed men entered into a house and killed six members of a family including a woman in Sharana, the capital city of southern Paktika province. Head of provincial public health confirmed receiving six dead bodies. A surviving member of the family told Pajhwok that the …

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China working on improving Afghanistan-Pakistan ties

3rd round of Trilateral Vice Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue also agrees to cooperate in ongoing Afghan peace process AT News KABUL: The 3rd round China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Vice Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue was held via video link. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui, Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab and Pakistan’s …

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Ghazni could fall to Taliban, fear residents

AT News KABUL: Residents of Ghazni province are worried about the possible fall of the area to Taliban since the situation is worsening day by day. The militants took control of provincial capital three years ago and now the resident fear it could happen once again. Ghazni residents said Tuesday …

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Religious figure rejects Afghan war as ‘haram’

AT News KABUL: Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb, lecturer of the al-Azhar Islamic University called the Taliban’s ongoing war in Afghanistan as “haram” (forbidden), praising Afghan forces for being in the right direction of defending their homeland and people. Tayyeb wrote these words on Twitter on Tuesday, in which he called the …

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