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78 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 78 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 47 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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Police recovers 325kg hashish from ANA vehicle in Nangarhar

KABUL: Police have recovered 325 kilograms of hashish from a vehicle of Afghan National Army (ANA) in eastern Nangarhar province. Four people wearing ANA uniforms have been arrested in connection with the drugs, said Nangarhar police spokesman. Hazrat Husain Mashriqiwal told a press conference that a vehicle of ANA carrying …

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Pakistani helicopters supplying arms to Taliban in Paktia: Official

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Being backed by Pakistan’s paramilitary troops, more than 500 Taliban started attacking Afghan security forces installations in Dand-e-Pathan district of Paktia province, last week, said a security official. Abdul Basir Khpalwak, a border police commander in Paktia province, said that military of Pakistan has even been supplying …

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Absence of regulations hampers key mining projects

AT-KABUL: The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MMP) of Afghanistan on Sunday said that due to absence of comprehensive regulations and legal procedures, major companies were not ready to invest in the country’s mining sector. Addressing a press conference here, the minister for mines Dawood Shah Saba said that the …

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ACCI warns of protest over trader’s kidnapping

AT-KABUL: Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) warned that if the government failed to rescue the kidnapped businessman from abductors, the traders would stop importing food items and will go on a nationwide shutter-down protest. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, the deputy chief of ACCI, Khan Jan …

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Islamic State attacks Pak army check-post

AT-KABUL: The Islamic State, also popular as Daesh, on Sunday claimed attack on Pakistani paramilitary forces’ checkpoint in Bajaur Agency. The group which has vowed to erase the Durand Line as it did in Syria and Iraq, told Afghanistan Times that its fighters attacked the Frontier Corps (FC), Pakistan’s paramilitary …

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