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Karzai welcomes peace talks in Islamabad

AT-KABUL: Ex-President Hamid Karzai welcomed direct peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Islamabad. Hamid Karzai termed the negotiations as a step towards bringing lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan. A press statement issued by Hamid Karzai’s office said that informal talks in China, Qatar, Norway, and …

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ALP commander, 14 members join Taliban in Faryab

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  A local police commander along with 14 policemen joined the Taliban militants in Faryab province, said an official source. Abdul Qadir Qaderi, Pashtunkot district chief, said that a commander of Afghan Local Police (ALP) along with 14 other members of the ALP joined the Taliban militants in …

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Governor for Jowzjan appointed

AT-KABUL: The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has appointed Letifullah Azizi as governor of Jowzjan province. Azizi was introduced as new governor by the advisor of First Vice President, Mohammad Nabi and Adviser to the IDLG, Abu Muslim Sidiqi, on Wednesday. The two advisors asked the residents of Jowzjan …

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Three militants arrested in Kabul

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday said that three terrorists were detained in Kabul. In a press statement issued here, the NDS said that its operatives succeeded in apprehending three suspected terrorists in a crackdown in Kabul. The suspects were identified as Gohar Rahman, Mohammad Zakir and …

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Flash floods destroy 80 houses in Badakhshan

AT-KABUL: As many as 80 houses were destroyed, hundreds acres of agricultural land was damaged and dozens of animals were killed as floods wreck havoc in Shuhada district of Badakhshan province, said official. Deputy Governor of Badakhshan, Gul Mohammad Bidar, on Wednesday told media that as a result of floods, …

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Border police officer killed in Farah

AT-KABUL: A high-ranking official of the Afghan Border Police was killed along with his bodyguard in Farah province. The district chief of Pishtkoh, Abdul Rahim Haidari, said that commander of the border police Brigadier Juma Gul was killed in a landmine blast in the district near the border with Iran. …

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30 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 30 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 40 others were wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and the National Directorate of Security …

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MoPH registers 35 Congo virus cases

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said that they have registered 35 suspected cases of Congo virus since beginning of the current year. Spokesman for the health ministry, Wahidullah Mayar, told Radio Azadi that they have registered 10 positive cases in Herat, Nangarhar and Kabul. Eight patients died …

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