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Drug addiction gets foothold in Balkh: Official

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Number of drug addicts has soared in northern Balkh province, said a local official on Sunday. The director of Balkh counternarcotics department, Abdul Rahim Oghli, while talking to  Azadi Radio expressed his deep concerns over lack of drug addicts’ rehabilitation centers in the province and said that …

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Elders warn of protest as insecurity plagues Nangarhar

AT-JALALABAD: Shinwari tribal elders warned to stage protests, if the government failed to clear their respective areas of militants. Religious scholars and tribal elders gathered in Nangarhar on Sunday to discuss security situation in eastern Afghanistan. Malik Osman, a Shinwari tribal elder, said that they waited for the government to …

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Taliban kill six members of a family in Kunar

AT-KABUL: Police Chief of eastern Kunar province, Abdul Habib Sayedkhil, said on Sunday that the Taliban insurgents have killed six member of a family in Barikot village of Nari district. Sayedkhil said that the Taliban militants entered into a house in the Barikot village of Nari district last night and …

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Daesh radio still broadcasts propaganda messages:  Nai

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: Nai-Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan expressed its deep concerns over continued broadcast of propaganda messages by the Sadai Khilafat Radio (Voice of Caliphate) in Nangarhar province and urged the government for immediate block of the radio signals. Recently, the Middle Eastern militant group has established a …

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89 insurgents renounce violence in Ghor

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A large number of militants have renounced violence and joined the Afghan-owned peace process in the western Ghor province, officials said on Sunday. A group of 89 insurgents has reintegrated into the civil society by laying down their arms. They also handed over 80 weapons, including machineguns, …

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Security forces battle for Ghormach district

AT-KABUL:  The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) had launched an offensive to retake Ghormach district of Faryab province from the Taliban insurgents, sources said on Saturday. Security forces had launched the operation to clear the district of insurgents. Tens of Taliban fighters were killed and several others wounded during the …

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Residents concerned over Daesh presence in Laghman

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The residents of eastern Laghman province had expressed concerns over presence of Daesh fighters in the province and urged the security officials to take notice of the issue. According to the TOLOnews, the residents said that threats in Qarghaee district are mostly due to presence of Daesh …

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Revenue up by 21 percent: MoF

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Saturday said that revenue collection has increased by 21 percent (Afs 20.7 billion) this year. The Minister of Finance, Eklil Hakimi, told newsmen that the revenue stood at Afs120.75 billion this solar year (March 21, 2015-2016), however, the figure was Afs100.05 …

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Clearance operation underway in Sangin: MoI

AT-KABUL: Afghan security forces have accelerated the pace of military operation against the Taliban insurgents in Sangin district of southern Helmand province, said Ministry of Interior (MoI). Spokesman for the ministry Seddiq Seddiqi said on Saturday that clashes between militants and government forces were underway in Sangin district. He said …

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