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Civilian casualties up by 30 percent: AIHRC

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said that the number of Afghan civilian casualties has surged 30 percent over the past six months. Rafiullah Bedar, spokesman for the AIHRC, told Azadi Radio that their findings show spike in civilian casualties over the past six months. He said …

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CoM approves e-NIC test issuance

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Council of Ministers (CoM) on Monday approved a phased issuance plan of Electronic National Identity Card (e-NIC). The issuance process is now scheduled to launch on August 19 in Kabul. The e-NIC Department in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced that they have made all …

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NDS foils terror bid on Presidential Palace

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Monday thwarted a would-be attack on the Presidential Palace after they arrested four suicide bombers in Kabul city. A statement by the NDS said a group of four individuals with links to Peshawar-based Taliban’s Shura (Council) were arrested in PD8 …

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Senior govt official reportedly held on adultery charges in Herat

AT-KABUL: A senior government official was detained on adultery charges in western Herat province, reports said Monday. Khama Press quoted a number of sources as saying that the acting district chief of Shindand with the assistance of his bodyguards entered a house and sexually abused a woman there. The acting …

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Remaining 11 provinces to get governors within 10-day: Popal

AT-KABU: The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said Monday that within ten days the National Unity government will appoint new governors for the remaining 11 provinces. Ghulam Jailani Popal, the General Director of IDLG in an interview to Afghanistan Times said the two political leaders of the National Unity …

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US to provide $100m for ‘uplift’ projects

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: According to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on Monday, the United States will provide US$100 million for developmental projects to the Afghan government. The MoU was signed between the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the United States Embassy in Kabul. The US government has pledged to …

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