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Nawaz favors Afghan-led peace talks

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, who is currently on a visit to Sri Lanka renewed his country’s consistent support for the quadrilateral meeting, focusing to resume comprehensive peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban. Representative from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China may soon gather under …

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Rejection of presidential decree on ERC’s suggestions: Political uncertainty comes to end: IEC chief

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday welcomed rejection of the presidential decree regarding suggestions of the Electoral Reforms Commission (ERC). Chief of the IEC Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani said that political uncertainty has come to an end and the technical method was restored in electoral process. He …

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34 insurgents killed in Helmand

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As many as 34 Taliban militants have been killed in a joint Afghan-foreign forces operation in Marja district of southern Helmand province, said an official on Wednesday. In addition 16 other insurgents were wounded. Spokesman for the 215th Maiwand Military Corps, Maj. Mohammad Rassoul Zazai, told Pajhwok …

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UNAMA condemns recent Taliban attacks in Kabul

KABUL: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned a spate of bombings in civilian areas of Kabul by the Taliban in the first few days of the New Year. The Taliban claimed responsibility for three separate suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (SVBIED) attacks in the Afghan capital between …

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1 US soldier killed, 2 wounded in Marja operation

AT-KABUL: A US soldier was killed and two others wounded in a joint operation launched in Helmand province, Pentagon said. Afghan security forces are fighting the Taliban insurgents in Sangin, Marjah and Lashakar Gah districts of Helmand. Afghan security forces are backed by the US-led coalition forces in some areas …

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