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Afghanistan to get WTO membership this December

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Ministry of Commerce and Industries said that Afghanistan would receive the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) membership by the end of 2015. Spokesman for the ministry Musafir Quqandi said the membership would bolster business system in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, other officials of the ministry also voiced pleasure and said …

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Teenage bomber escapes Taliban, surrenders to police in Faryab

AT-KABUL: A 12-year old would-be suicide bomber surrendered to police in northern Faryab province. Faryab Police Chief, Sayed Agha Andarabi, told Afghanistan Times that Zakaria, 12, has saved his life and of many others by escaping the Taliban and surrendering to police in Chahar Shanbe Bazaar area of Qaisar district …

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Three terrorists detained in Zabul

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Saturday claimed arrest of three terrorists and destroying a terrorist training center in southern Zabul province. In a media statement issued here, the NDS said that in a joint operation its operatives succeeded in nabbing three terrorists on Zabul-Kandahar highway. The detained …

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Taliban hang ex-district chief in Uruzgon

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Taliban insurgents have executed a former district chief in southern Uruzgon province, it has been reported. Reports said that the Taliban insurgents raided the house of the former chief of Khas Oruzgon district Juma Khan, and kidnapped him. He was taken to an unknown place. Spokesman …

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One killed, two injured in Kabul blast

AT-KABUL: A driver was killed and two others wounded in a suicide attack in Kart-e-Naw area of Kabul city on Saturday morning. Ministry of Interior (MoI) Public Affairs Department Deputy Najeeb Danish confirmed the blast. He said the suicide attacker was on foot and detonated his suicide vest in Shahrak-e-Telaie …

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NDS foils terror attack in Kabul

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Saturday said that a suicide attack was thwarted in Kabul. The NDS in a media statement said that it has arrested two terrorists, including a would-be suicide bomber and a terror attacks planner, with a corolla vehicle full of explosives. The arrested …

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Ire flares up at Kabul Bank defaulter’s release

Activists seek prosecution of official who set Ferozi free AT-KABUL: Civil society activists, university lecturers and students on Saturday demanded of President Ashraf Ghani to prosecute those high-ranking officials who were involved in release of Khalilulah Ferozi, a Kabul Bank defaulter. In a press conference they said that those who …

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Taliban torch policemen’s houses in Helmand

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Taliban militants have burnt scores of policemen’s houses in Marja district of Helmand province, said local officials on Friday. According to the provincial officials, the Taliban torched the houses of policemen in Marja, after the Taliban captured the Camp Bazar in the district a few days ago. …

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