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130 insurgents killed in raids: MoD

AT-KABUL: One hundred thirty Taliban fighters were killed and 76 others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours, said officials. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) …

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Khoshamand police chief killed by Taliban

AT-KABUL: Police chief for the Khoshamand district of Paktika province was killed along with six other officers in a Taliban attack in the province, officials said Tuesday. “Lt. Kandahari also known as Kako Lala, police chief of the Khoshamand district in Paktika province came under attack late on Monday while on his way to the district from …

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Suicide attack foiled in Kabul

AT-KABUL:  Police arrested Tuesday a suicide bomber who attempted to blow up his explosive-laden car near the Jomhuriat hospital, less than 100 meters from interior ministry, Kabul police headquarters, the main office of the intelligence agency and a girls’ high school, interior ministry said. The attacker intended to pass the …

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Telecommunication Day Marked In Kabul

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The World Telecommunication Day was marked Tuesday in Kabul, with the participation of senior government officials, where the problems and challenges the communication is facing discussed. Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqqeq pledged that the government would make efforts to solve the security threats ministry of telecommunication and …

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200 schoolchildren poisoned in Nimroz

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Nearly 200 school students have been hospitalized after they were poisoned in Zaranj, the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday. “The poisoned students, including the girls, were enrolled at Shahid Naheed and Shahid Gul Makai Schools,” Provincial Public Health Director, Dr. Noor Ahmad …

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198 militants killed, injured in military ops

AT-KABUL: As the result of joint crackdowns in different parts of the country at least 140 armed insurgents were killed, 58 injured and 10 others were detained by the Afghan National Security Forces. The Ministry of Defense in a press statement on Tuesday  said that within the past 24 hours …

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Thousands protest in Kabul demanding change in power line route

Protestors assault journalists By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Tens of thousands of Hazaras came out to street Monday protesting government’s decision on Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TUTAP) power line route. Protesters demand for the reroute of the power line from Salang valley to Bamyan province. The protestors marched from Pul-e-Sukhta down to Dehmazang area around …

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Nationwide anti-polio campaign kicks off

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health along with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the national polio immunization campaign to vaccinate 9.5 million children under the age of five against the deadly polio disease. The campaign will run throughout …

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NDS detains mullah with bomb in Samangan

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Monday said that its operatives detained a mullah of a mosque along with his servant for having a magnetic bomb, in northern Samangan province. A statement released by NDS, said that Lal Mohammad, also known as Mullah Ashequllah, a mosque servant were …

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