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279 cadets, including 15 Afghans, pass out of Army’s OTA

CHENNAI: Fifteen cadets from Afghanistan were among the 279 cadets commissioned as officers on completion of their training at the Indian Army’s Officers Training Academy here on Saturday. General Officer, Commanding-in-Chief of Army’s Eastern Command, Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi reviewed the passing out parade in which the cadets took part, …

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Daesh vows to eliminate Durand Line

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), aka Daesh in South Asia, has pledged to eliminate the Durand Line and annex Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan with Afghanistan. An Afghan online news portal Khaama Press, quoted Abu Talult Al Khurasani spokesman of the multinational terrorist group, as …

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WJ urges quick issuance of electronic ID cards

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga (WJ)—Lower House of the parliament— on Saturday urged the government to direct the relevant officials to kick off the distribution of electronic national identification (ID) cards “as soon as possible”. The lawmakers alleged Pakistan of hampering the ID cards issuance process. They said the …

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196 insurgents killed in crackdowns

AT-KABUL: At least 196 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 179 others were wounded in different crackdowns within past 48 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 Security …

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Kabul police arrest 569 crime suspects

AT-KABUL: Kabul Police on Saturday said that 569 suspects who were involved in different crimes were arrested last month in the capital city. Kabul Police Chief, Abdul Rahim Rahman, in a press conference said that police within the last one month busted several gangs who were involved in various crimes …

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Kabul-Gardez Highway remains closed for third day

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Kabul-Gardez Highway remained closed for third consecutive day, as tens of residents of Paktia province staged protest against the recent decision of Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) to close its branch in Gardez. The protestors demanded the agency to apologize and reopen the branch, or they will …

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IEC ready to hold parliamentary elections

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said that it was all set to hold parliamentary elections, but only if the government tends to hold the polls. Azadi Radio while quoting the deputy Chief of the IEC, Abdul Rahman Hotaki, said the poll body was ready for parliamentary and …

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