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2 security personnel dead in internal fight

MAIMANA: Two Afghan security personnel have been killed and four others wounded as a result of internal clash and a mortar shell in Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said Sunday. The district police chief Maj. Sayed Juma said the firefight between special police units and intelligence forces …

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MoRR devises 5-year plan for IDPs repatriation

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) said that it has devised a draft of a 5-year strategic plan to return internally displaced people (IDPs) to their homes. The draft was presented to a session of directors of refugees and repatriation of 34 provinces. The Minister Refugees …

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US hopes peace talks will resume soon

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Daniel Fledman, during a meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, hopped that peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban would resume soon. The two men discussed regional security. Feldman appreciated Pakistan’s role in …

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The US junked $160m in equipment meant for ANSF: SIGAR

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a recently released report that the US forces in Afghanistan scrapped nearly $160 million of military equipment, which were meant to be given to Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The SIGAR in its quarterly report to Congress …

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SERC drafts suggestions on electoral reforms

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: The Special Electoral Reforms Commission (SERC) has drafted comments, proposals and suggestions submitted by different segments of the society. To bring reforms in the electoral system, the commission has approached election observers, civil society groups, political parties, tribal elders, religious scholars, and national and international experts. The …

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Islamabad razes Afghans’ homes, arrest dwellers under anti-terrorism act

AT-KABUL: Islamabad’s capital city administration, has declared war on Afghan and Pashtuns by demolishing their homes using heavy machinery and brutal police force. The Capital Development Authority (CDA), Islamabad’s administration, bulldozed around 300 houses in Sector I-11 and arrested the homeless protestors under the anti-terrorism law to suppress their voice. …

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Uloomi commends ANCOP for taming insurgency

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) commended the Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) for its “exemplary” achievements against armed insurgents. Minister of Interior, Noorulhaq Uloomi, in a joint press conference on Saturday said that last year ANCOP has significant role in fighting militancy and inflicted heavy …

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143 insurgents killed in joint ops

AT-KABUL: At least 143 Taliban insurgents were killed and 109 others wounded in joint operations against anti-Afghanistan elements in past 48 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and the National Directorate of …

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Demolition of Afghan slum houses in Islamabad

Pakistan’s Capital Development Authority (CDA) demolished Afghan slum houses in I-11 Sector of Islamabad. The demolition of the houses where Afghan refugees and IDPs from the tribal belt live is a sheer act of cruelty which doesn’t only violate international law on human rights and refugees but also is against …

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