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123 insurgents killed in security ops

AT-KABUL: At least 123 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 121 others were wounded in different crackdowns within the past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) and the National Directorate of …

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Farah to get university

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Governor of Farah province, Mohammad Asif Nang, laid down the foundation stone for construction of new university in the province. Speaking at the ceremony, he said that this is a pleasant moment for him to lay the foundation stone of Farah University. “I hope this university would …

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Conference on support to local industries held

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) organized a daylong conference in Kabul to address grievances of the local industrialists. The conference titled “Afghan National Industries Support Conference Opportunities Challenges and Solution” was attended by representatives of the governmental and nongovernmental organizations and traders. They discussed challenges and …

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SOM: The present, the future and the challenges

Representatives of the nations that have been engaged in Afghanistan’s rebuilding came together in the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) on Saturday. The objective of the meeting was to think over together how to get this war-wracked country out of the tunnel of troubles. Amidst a thickening cloud of political chaos, …

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Massive fire breaks out at market in Kunduz

AT-KABUL: As many as 25 shops were completely burnt after a major fire broke out at a market in northern Kunduz province, late the other night. Sayed Jahangeer Keramat, a security official in the province, said that the fire was caused due to a short circuit. “A major fire at …

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Gunmen kill 13 passengers in Balkh

AT-KABUL: Unidentified gunmen killed 13 passengers of a bus in northern Balkh province on Saturday, said an official. Munir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for the Balkh governor office, said that the passengers were attacked on a highway in Zari district of the province. He added that all victims of the deadly …

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SOM meeting: Kabul vows structural reforms for economic growth

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Assuring the donor nations of corruption-free administration, President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday vowed result-oriented structural reforms for economic growth. Addressing the Senior Officers Meeting (SOM) of the donor countries, the president highlighted the achievements made in the last 10 months. Peace process, human rights protection, electoral, …

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New Delhi for stronger ties with Kabul

AT-KABUL: A high-ranking official of the Indian foreign ministry said here that New Delhi is committed to strengthen relations with Kabul further and play its role in improvement of the war-hit country’s economy. Secretary in the external affairs ministry of India, Sujata Mehta, said that Afghan economy would get a …

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Schoolgirls, teachers poisoned in Herat

AT-KABUL: Scores of schoolgirls and teachers were poisoned at a school in Herat City on Saturday. Confirming the incident, spokesman at the Herat Regional Hospital, Mohammad Rafiq Shirzai, said that 32 poisoned students and teachers were shifted to hospital for treatment. The teachers and their pupils were poisoned in Abdul …

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