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Taliban seize control of strategic district in Helmand

AT-KABUL: After hours of clashes with the security forces which started on Friday night, the Taliban insurgents seized control of strategically important Khanshin district in the southern province of Helmand. Provincial Council Member Bashir Ahmad Shaker said that heavy clashes were still underway between security forces and Taliban militants in …

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56 insurgents killed in military operations

AT-KABUL: At least 56 Taliban militants were killed and 35others wounded in different crackdowns across the country conducted by Afghan security forces within past 24 hours, security official said on Saturday. In a press release issued here, the Ministry of Defense said that National Army with the cooperation of the …

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Taliban delegation visits China

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A senior member of Taliban group has told Reuters that a delegation from the group visited China last week earlier this month to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The source said on condition of anonymity that the delegation was led by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai, head of …

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11 die as bus plunges into Kukcha River

AT-KABUL: At least 11 passengers died Saturday as a bus plunged into the Kukcha River in the north-eastern province of Badakhshan, provincial officials said. “The incident took place in the area of Khwajah Abdal of Baharak district at 7:00 pm Friday night,” said district governor Abdul Sami Atiq. He said …

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Afghanistan officially joins WTO

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghanistan officially became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) after Meshrano Jirga or Upper House of the Parliament approved the laws required as preconditions for membership, officials said on Friday. Afghanistan has become the 164th member of the organization. “The WTO gives us the opportunity …

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Taliban gain 5pc more territory: Report

AT-KABUL: The Taliban’s spring offensive has shown the insurgents to be bolder as the militant group captured five percent more territory in the country. In its quarterly report to the Congress, released on Friday, the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said the insurgent group has gained five …

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Kabul blast leaves one dead

AT-KABUL: Head of Human Resource Department of the Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of the Parliament, Khalillullah Oraikheel, was killed and three others wounded on Friday in an explosion in the capital Kabul. An official at the Wolesi Jirga, Abdul Ghafar, confirmed to Afghanistan Times that the head of the …

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36 Daesh fighters killed in Nangarhar

AT-KABUL: At least 36 insurgents loyal to the Islamic State or Daesh were killed in eastern Nangarhar province within past 24 hours, Ministry of Defense said on Friday. In a press release issued here, the Ministry of Defense, said that Afghan security forces have killed 36 Daesh fighters in a …

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