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Key Taliban leader killed in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: A key figure of the Taliban was killed along with seven comrades in an airstrike in northern Kunduz province, said Ministry of Interior. Key Taliban figure Qari Ali with his seven fighters was killed in airstrike in Taraki area of Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz provinces. This group involved in …

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Torkham issue: Deputy FM visits Pakistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Deputy foreign minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai is to visit Islamabad today (Monday), for talks to remove differences over the Torkham border crossing issues with Pakistani officials. He would visit Pakistan based on an official invitation. After tensions escalated between Afghan border guards and Pakistani paramilitary forces at …

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Unknown gunmen kidnap four people in Ghor

AT-KABUL: Four people including tow education officials have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in central Ghor province, local officials said on Sunday. They kidnapping took place on Saturday when they were on their way to the provincial capital with the same name. An official in the provincial education directorate who …

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Agreement signed for Bamyan power transmission

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL:  The Asian Development Bank on Sunday inked an agreement with Afghan power department (De Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat) to extend 220kw electricity line from Doshi district of Baghlan to Bamyan province. The agreement was signed between Qudratullah Delawari, chief executive of power department and Thomas Panila, general …

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24 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: Twenty-four Taliban fighters were killed and nine others were wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours, security officials said Sunday. Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the national army with the cooperation of the national police and National Directorate of Security (NDS) conducted joint operations against …

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Airstrikes kill 23 Daesh terrorists in Nangarhar

AT-KABUL: Twenty-three fighters for the Daesh terrorist group were killed in a series of airstrikes carried out in the eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Sunday. Attaullah Khogyanai, provincial spokesman, said that the strikes were carried out in the Achin district, but did not elaborate whether the attacks were carried …

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28 development projects completed in Nooristan

AT-KABUL: The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development completed the work of 28 development projects in Nooristan province, the ministry said in a statement. These projects include construction of a protection wall 444 meters in length for 997 acres of agricultural lands, irrigation reservoir, a …

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Wolesi Jirga approves accession package to WTO

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga of parliament approved Saturday the accession package to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Earlier in 2003, the government had proposed membership for the WTO which was accepted as overseer in 2004. The WTO accepted membership of Afghanistan in December 2015, asking Afghan government …

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21 Taliban militants killed in Baghlan

AT-KABUL: The Taliban insurgents received huge casualties by the Afghan National Army in the past 24 hours in northern Baghlan province, security official said on Saturday. In a statement issued here, the 209th Shaheen Corps of the army said that in an operation carried in Dand-e-Ghori district, 21 Taliban insurgents …

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Torkham crossing reopened for traffic

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Torkham crossing which links Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar to Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) was reopened for traffic after a five-day closure due to clashes between Afghan and Pakistani forces. “After five days, Torkham gate was reopened for traffic today at around 8:00am,” said …

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