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Taliban can present conditions during talks: Mostaghni

AT-KABUL: Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni told Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty that the Taliban can present their conditions during the direct talks, not prior to that. “Afghan government has always emphasized that all the groups who come to the talks, should come without preconditions,” Mostaghni said. …

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Hundreds protest against mounting insecurity in Nangarhar

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: Hundreds of Nangarhar residents staged demonstrations on Monday in Kabul to protest what they said “mounting insecurity” in several parts of the province, calling the empowerment of the Taliban insurgents and emerging of the Islamic State the major elements. Protestors accused the government of incompetence and …

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Seven drug traffickers sent to jail

AT-KABUL: The special court of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said on Monday that seven drug smugglers already arrested were convicted and sentenced to prison. The CJTF did not provide details about the term of the jail they were sentenced to, but said that seven smugglers were apprehended by Counter …

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37 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: Thirty-seven Taliban and Daesh fighters were killed and 38 others wounded in different operations launched by the security forces in the past 24 hours, army said Sunday. “The Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personal have conducted operations …

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Three polio workers killed in Kunar

AT-KABUL: At least three men working on a polio vaccination campaign were kidnapped and killed by unknown gunmen in eastern Kunar province, police chief said on Sunday. Chief of the Kunar police, Abdul Habib Syedkhel, said the polio workers were abducted from Ghaziabad district by unidentified armed men nearly two …

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Cop killed, four judges injured in Logar bomb blast

AT-KABUL: A policeman was killed and four judges were injured on Sunday morning in a remote-controlled bomb blast in Pul-e-Alam, capital of Logar province. The deadly blast on vehicle of the judges has also left four civilians injured. According to the provincial governor Haleem Fidaee, the bomb was attached to …

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Child rescued from abductor in Faryab

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A two-year-old child had been rescued from abductor in northwestern Faryab province, local security officials said on Sunday. Provincial Police Chief, Col. Sayed Aqa Andarabi, told Pajhwok Afghan News said that the kidnapper Ahmad Zai was arrested at the spot when tried to abduct the child in …

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