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Lawmakers attack Ghani, accuse him of deceit

AT-KABUL: A few representatives of people in the Parliament on Monday expressed worry over what they described as President Ashraf Ghani’s deceitful actions which “run against the country’s national interests”. Referring to the president’s recent decisions as caustic, they said Ghani is being more malevolent and destructive than terrorists. MP …

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$17m aid earmarked to help drought victims

AT-KABUL: The Common Humanitarian Fund has allocated $17 million to non-governmental organizations and UN agencies delivering life-saving aid to families affected by the drought that has gripped large parts of Afghanistan. “Now is the time to help. Without quick action the number of families and the gravity of suffering will grow …

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Gov’t to provide safe zone for Taliban

AT-KABUL: The government is to cedesix provinces including Paktika to the Taliban insurgents, calling them ‘safe zone’, a reliable government source told the Kabul News on Sunday. He added that the new leadership of Pakistani Taliban would highly likely open its center in the so-called safe zone. The provinces are …

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Peace convoy embarks on sit-in movement

AT-KABUL: Dozens of peace protesters who had arrived last week in Kabul rallied in the streets of Kabul on Sunday and headed towards UNAMA compound where they will have a sit-in protest for three days. UNAMA in a tweet welcomed Helmand peace marchers in Kabul. “Our door is open to …

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Nangarhar terror mastermind killed

AT-KABUL: Afghan intelligence operatives in a crackdown operation have gunned down Islamic State commander who masterminded recent terrorist attacks in eastern Nangarhar province. A cache of weapons and ammunition belonging to Daesh terrorists was also destroyed during the crackdown. “Daesh commander who was behind recent Nangarhar terrorist attacks was killed …

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Bid to smuggle 16 tons of gemstones to Pakistan thwarted

AT-KABUL: Law enforcement in Torkham border in the east has thwarted a bid to smuggle a sixteen-tonne shipment of gemstones to Pakistan. Spokesperson ofNangarhar governor Ataullah Khogyani said security stopped a truck loaded with gemstones that had purportedly embarked from Logar and Nangarhar provinces and recovered 16 tonnes of precious …

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230 arrested in major drug bust

AT-KABUL: Over 230 people have been arrested in major drug trafficking sweeps during this year’s first quarter in Afghanistan, which is hit hard by the opioid epidemic. Criminal Justice Task Force spokesperson Ahmad Khaled Moahed said Sunday that counternarcotics police in major drug busts across several provinces have arrested 230 …

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80 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 80 militants have been killed and 31 others received injures in multiple extensive military crackdowns carried out by Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Sunday. In a press release issued here, the Ministry of Defense (MoD), said the Afghan …

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