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70 insurgents, 10 troops killed in military ops’

AT-KABUL: Seventy militants and 10 troops were killed in different military operations launched in various parts of the country. In a media statement issued here on Saturday, Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that 70 militants and 10 Afghan National Army (ANA) troops were killed within the past 48 hours. The …

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MoD rejects report about 75pc rise in troops’ casualties

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Ministry of Defense (MoD) rejected the recently published report which claimed 75 increase in Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) casualties in the current year. Spokesman for the defense ministry, General Dawlat Waziri, acknowledged increase in security forces casualties, but said that figures in the report were exaggerated …

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Trilateral transit and trade agreement to be signed soon

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan will soon sign a trilateral transit and trade agreement which will enhance economic and trade relations between the three regional countries, Pakistani media reported on Friday. Accrding to Tajikistan Ambassador, Sherali S Jononov, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon …

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India to pay $9m for Charikar water supply project

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: India will invest at least $9 million to build Charikar water supply system in central Parwan province which will be completed within a year, local official said on Friday. Quoted by Pajhwok Afghan News, the director of technical services, Himat said completion of the project will fill …

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Iran spurns report on providing cash, weapons to Taliban

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Iranian ambassador to Kabul, Mohammad Reza Bahrami, has rejected the the claim that the government of Iran is supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan by providing them cash and weapons. The Wall Street Journal the other day quoted Bahrami, as saying that they had not supported the Taliban …

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Week-long power outage sparks protest in Nangarhar

AT-JALALABAD: Hundreds of residents of eastern Nangarhar province took to streets to protest against week-long power breakdown. The protestors blocked Kabul-Jalalabad highway for several hours. They blamed the government for turning its blind eye to the issue. According to sources, militants in Uzbin area have cut electricity transmission lines which …

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Afghanistan can join BTK railway project: Afghan envoy

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghan Ambassador to Azerbaijan said that Afghanistan had the opportunity to join the important Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project which will help the country to speed up the rebuilding process. Mohammad Taqi Khalili told Trend News Agency, that Afghanistan could join the railway project through the Lapis Lazuli …

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