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Member of Taliban’s Quetta Shura detained

AT-KABUL: Operatives of National Directorate of Security (NDS) have arrested an active member of the Taliban’s Quetta Shura in southern Zabul province. The NDS in a press statement issued here on Saturday said that operatives of the spy agency detained Maulvi Faizullah, a resident of Daichopan district of Zabul and …

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Ministry of Education signs contracts build capacity of vocational institutes’ graduates, workers

AT-KABUL: The Ministry of Education (MoE) signed contracts with 11 private consultancy companies to provide trainings to graduates of vocational institutes and staffers of private firms. The program will provide around 5,000 graduates of vocational institutes and labors of private companies with the opportunity to hone their skills.  The training …

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279 rebels killed in nationwide raids

AT-KABUL: At least 279 armed Taliban fighters have been killed and 188 others wounded in different crackdowns over the past 48 hours. In a press release issued by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in cooperation with Afghan National Army (ANA) and operatives of  National …

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Regional, int’l cooperation needed to curb Daesh: Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani reiterated that regional and international community should join hands to counter rising trend of terror which posed great threat to regional security specifically Afghanistan Earlier, the president leading a high-level delegation on Thursday arrived in Russia to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the …

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Key ISIS commander killed in Nangarhar airstrike

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A key commander of Daesh militants was killed in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the other day. The NDS said in a statement that the airstrike which killed Daesh’s second-in-command Gul Zaman and his deputy Jahadyar has also …

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NDS releases footage of Special Task Force

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) released a video of Special Task Force which has been formed to combat the affiliates of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan. The NDS informed regarding the formation of the Special Task Force earlier this …

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China pledges security equipment, training for ANSF

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to provide Afghanistan with security equipment. “Increasing security cooperation suits both countries’ interests. China will continue to supply Afghanistan with security supplies, technology, equipment and training assistance,” Xi told President Ashraf Ghani during a meeting in Russia. Xi is in the …

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98 insurgents killed during last week

AT-KABUL: Ninety eight insurgents have been killed in ground and airstrikes in Nangarhar. A press statement released by the Nangarhar governor office police chief Fazl Ahmad Shirzad quoted him as saying that 98 insurgents from two different groups have been killed in a ground offensives and airstrikes in a number …

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