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MoPH, WHO launch joint campaign against breast cancer

“One of every eight women in Afghanistan suffers from breast cancer. Sixteen percent of breast cancer cases emerge in women aged between15-49 years,” says health minister By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the breast cancer advocacy campaign …

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MoI vows increased crackdowns on Taliban

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that it has devised state-of-the-art plans to counter terror. Under the new plans crackdowns on Taliban would be increased. To ramp up military operations and night raids the ministry aimed at bringing Special Forces in military operations. MoI spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi …

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126 killed as Afghan forces retake Helmand areas

Fresh troops reaching Nad Ali, Greshk and Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, have started their operations against militants, an official said on Wednesday. The reinforcements arrive a day after Taliban militants captured Baba Jee area in the limits of fourth security district of Lashkargah and some areas in …

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Taliban’s deputy governor for Faryab killed

Taliban’s newly-appointed deputy governor for Faryab was among five others killed during fierce clashes with security forces in the northern province where electricity supply has been suspended. Maj. Mohammad Reza Rezai, the spokesman for the 209th Shaheen Military Corps in Faryab, said Mullah Abdul Sammad and his four fighters were …

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Govt lambasted for waxing insecurity

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: The Meshrano Jirga (MJ) or Upper House of the parliament on Tuesday criticized the government for its failure to improve the law and order situation or lead the peace talks towards the logical end. Expressing their concerns over insecurity, the senators asked the government to ensure tight …

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MoI launches operation to retake Ghormach

AT-KABUL: Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said that operation has been launched to retake Ghormach district of Faryab province. Spokesman to the ministry Seddiq Seddiqi said that additional policemen were sent to Faryab and operation has been launched to clear Ghormach district from the militants. Speaking at a press …

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US airstrikes kill 20 insurgents in Logar

AT-KABUL: At least 20 insurgents have been killed and several others injured in US airstrikes during a joint clearance operation by Afghan and US forces in Kharwar district of central Logar province, official sources said on Tuesday. The provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Daud Ahmadi said the operation was launched …

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