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‘Thanks for saving my life’: World Blood Donor Day observed

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: With donation of blood by tens of sportsmen and volunteers, the Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday commemorated the World Blood Donor Day campaign (WBDD) with its international partners here in the Central Blood Bank. The theme of this year for blood campaign is “Thank you …

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Abbas Stanikzai replaces Tayyab Agha as Qatar office head

KABUL: Mullah Sher Mohammad Agha Abbas Stanikzai has replaced Tayyab Agha as Taliban’s Qatar office head, a media report said on Wednesday. Tayyab Agha resigned the position in protest over Mullah Omar’s death being kept under wraps, calling it a historic blunder. He also vehemently criticised Mullah Mansoor’s appointment as …

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Gunmen set two mosques ablaze in Baghlan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A number of unknown gunmen set ablaze two mosques in northern Baghlan province the other day, said an official source. Quoting an official source, TOLOnews reported that the incident took place in Amir Sher Ali area of Dand-i-Ghori district of the province. The source said that the …

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Eight militants killed in Nangarhar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As many as eight Taliban militants have been killed in clearance operations launched by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province, said a local security official. Noman Atefi, a spokesman for 201st Selab military corps, said that their clearance operations against the Taliban militants are going on …

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Atmar, Sinha discuss bilateral ties

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  Amar Sinha Ambassador of India in Kabul called on National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Tuesday where they discussed different mutual issues, including bilateral ties between the two countries. According to a press release by Atmar’s office, the two sides talked about strengthening relations between the …

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Terror bid foiled in Logar

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Tuesday said that a terror bid was foiled in Logar province. In a press statement issued here, the NDS said that its operatives discovered unexploded suicide vests and assault rifles that were planned to be used in terror attacks on government installations. …

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HPC calls on Taliban to resume talks, shun violence

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  Committee of the High Peace Council (HPC) in Nangarhar province called on the Taliban insurgents to shun violence and restart the peace talks that were halted after death reports of Mullah Omar. The committee condemned the audio message of the newly appointed Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad …

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