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29 Taliban fighters killed in Kunar

By Mansoor Faizy-KABUL: At least 29 Taliban militants were killed after the Afghan security forces repulsed their coordinated attack on a police check posts in Ghaziabad district of Kunar province on Saturday morning, provincial official said. In addition 30 Taliban insurgents received injuries in the attack. According to officials, the …

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60 freed from Taliban captivity: MoD

AT-KABUL: The Special Forces of the Afghan National Army (ANA) on Thursday night raided a Taliban-run prison in Nowzad district of southern Helmand province, the Ministry of Defense on Friday said in a media statement. After securing the prison, the ANA freed 60 prisoners from Taliban captivity, the statement said. …

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Pakistani merchandise exhibited in Kabul

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The fourth exhibition of Pakistani products inaugurated Thursday in Kabul. “Running of such exhibition is at mutual interests of both countries,” Muzamel Shinwari, deputy commerce minister said. He said that Afghanistan and Pakistan had different mutual commercial relations, urging Pakistan businessmen to invest in Afghanistan. “We must …

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Taliban commander arrested in Wardak

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Friday that its operatives detained a Taliban commander in the central province of Wardak. The intelligence operatives detained Taliban commander, Qari Syedullah during a special raid in the Sheikhabad area of Syedabad district of the province, the NDS said in a media …

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‘Made in Pakistan’ expo kicks off in Kabul

“We are committed to fully facilitate Afghan transit trade,” says Pakistan’s Ambassador. AT-KABUL: The fourth ‘Made in Pakistan Exhibition’ kicked off on Thursday here, attracting a large number of businessmen and women. The trade fair will continue for three days, organized by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI). …

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Policewoman shot dead in Kandahar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: An armed man riding a motorcycle shot dead a policewoman Wednesday in Kandahar city, capital of the southern province with the same name, an official said. The incident took place at around 12:30pm near the Zahir Shahee High School in Kandahar city, Pajhwok Afghan News quoted a …

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NDS foils terror attack in Kabul

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) foiled a major terrorist attack by arresting three would-be suicide bombers linked with Haqqani network in Kabul city, it said Wednesday. In a statement, the NDS said: “The arrested people planned to carry out terrorist attacks in some crowded parts of the city.” They were identified …

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MPs ask govt to execute criminals

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: In a bid to decrease the heavy crimes in the country, lawmakers in the Lower House of Parliament on Wednesday called on President Ashraf Ghani to implement his commitments for execution of the criminals. MP Abdul Raman Rahmani, said that 631 criminals were sentenced to death …

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International Day of Midwife marked in Kabul

AT-KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Wednesday commemorated the International Day of Midwife under the theme of ‘Women and Newborns: the Heart of Midwifery’ in Kabul. The MoPH says that Afghanistan is still one of the 73 countries which have the …

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Govt blamed for electoral reforms delay

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Election Watch Organization of Afghanistan on Wednesday criticized the government for delaying the electoral reforms, warning that the government would fail to run parliamentary election this year. “By further delay in electoral reforms, running of parliamentary election and implementation of reform process will be impossible,” said Jandad …

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