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90pc Afghans want electoral reforms: SERC

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: The Special Electoral Reforms Commission (SERC) on Saturday said 90 percent electorates want reforms in the country’s electoral system. In a meeting with the members of Meshrano Jirga, Chief of the SERC, Shah Sultan Aakifi, said that in meetings with the elders, civil society activists, political parties …

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Nine terrorists arrested in Kandahar

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Saturday said that nine terrorists were arrested in Kandahar province. In a press statement the NDS said that its operatives succeeded in arresting nine terrorists through a crackdown in Kandahar City. The terrorists were identified as Muslim Agha, Abdur Rahman, Babai, Rahmatullah, …

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150 insurgents killed in crackdowns

AT-KABUL: At least 150 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 86 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 National Directorate of Security (NDS) …

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Suicide car bombing kills 15 in Afghan capital

AT-Kabul: At least 15 people, including three NATO personnel, were killed and 66, all civilians, were injured on Saturday in a suicide car bombing targeting a NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghan and NATO spokesmen said. The dead included three civilian contractors with the military alliance, NATO press office in Kabul …

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First Hajj flight leaves Kabul

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Minister of Hajj and Religious Affairs on Friday said that first flight carrying pilgrims from Kabul has safely landed in Medina City of Saudi Arabia. Faiz Mohammad Osmani told media the first flight left Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday night. The second flight left on Friday …

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Action against Pakistan sought for harboring terrorists

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Wearing military uniform to support the Afghan security forces, a women’s rights activist Shukria Serat Walizada urged the United Nations Security Council to prevent Pakistan from supporting terrorism and destabilizing Afghanistan. Condemning Pakistan for harboring Afghan Taliban, Walizada staged a sit-in on Friday in Shahr-e-Naw Park in …

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Blast kills 3 school children in Paktika

AT-KABUL: A bomb blast killed three school children and wounded another in Paktika province the other day, said an official source. Ali Mast Mohmand, Police Chief of Paktika province, said the incident took place the other day in the evening when the children were collecting firewood in Sar Roza district …

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Five people killed in three separate roadside bomb blasts

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Five people, including three policemen, have been killed in three separate roadside bomb blasts in different parts of the country. A roadside bomb blast in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital city of northern Baghlan province, killed two policemen. The incident took place Hazhda Kotal area of Pol-i-Khomri when a …

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Spain to withdraw its troops ahead of October 31

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Spanish armed forces’ mission in Afghanistan is reaching its end nearly 14 years after it started. The 420 Spanish troops stationed in eastern Herat province are set to leave ahead of October 31. Once their withdrawal is complete, the only remaining Spanish presence in Afghanistan will be …

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Ash Carter pledges continued support to Kabul

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said that the Afghan national security forces have performed well this year, and that his country will continue its support and advice to the Afghan government. Carter in an interview with the Foreign Affairs magazine said the Afghan security forces …

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