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“Militants recruit ‘jobless youth’ in Badakhshan”

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Local officials in Badakhshan have said that foreign and local militants are recruiting ‘jobless youth’ in the northeastern province. More than 400 foreign and local militants are fighting against security forces in parts of the province, including Jurm district, said Gul Mohammad Bidar, the provincial deputy governor. …

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Efforts on to curb kidnappings: MoI

AT-KABUL: Efforts are underway to curb kidnapping incidents in every hook and cranny of Afghanistan, said the Ministry of Interior (MoI). Seddiq Seddiqi, a spokesman for the MoI, told Azadi Radio that the ministry has directed police to deal the kidnappers with an iron fist. “Unfortunately, incidents of kidnapping perturb …

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Doctor shortage mars Ghor Hospital’s services

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Lack of physicians has marred health services in public hospital of western Ghor province, said health officials on Monday, adding that the problem was doubled after three of the hospital’s doctors resigned due to some unknown reasons. Quoted by Radio Azadi, head of Ghor Hospital, Juma Gul …

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Pakistani among 17 insurgents held in Nangarhar

KABUL: At least 17 insurgents, including Pakistani, allegedly involved in attacks on border security forces were arrested in Dur Baba district in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Monday. Lt. Gen. Fazal Din Ayar, the 301st border police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the detained rebels were planning an ambush on …

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Militants blow up school in Faryab

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Unknown armed men blew up a school in Sherina Taqab district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Tuesday. Condemning the anti-education elements, Provincial Education Director, Ahmadullah Arab, said that such activities won’t stop Afghans from getting education. The unidentified men blew up the school building …

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Takhar residents stage protest against deputy governor

AT-KABUL: Tens of residents of northern Takhar province staged protest against the provincial deputy governor and accused him of fueling rifts among tribes. The protestors urged the central government to sack the deputy governor of Takhar, Farid Zaki, soon. The angry protestors blocked Takhar-Kunduz highway and warned to continue their …

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First ever women bazaar opened in Bamyan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: After the establishment of a women bazaar in the central Bamyan province, women would be able to go for shopping without any concerns, said officials. The provincial women’s association on Sunday welcomed the newly opened women bazaar and said that bazaar is consisting of around 20 shops. …

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Unknown gunmen shot dead Maidan Wardak’s financial official

AT-KABUL: Unidentified gunmen shot dead head of the financial directorate of Maidan Wardak province on Saturday, said an official source in the province. Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor office, Pir Muhammad Kochi, head of the financial directorate of the province, was on his way to work when he …

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19 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 19 armed Taliban fighters were killed in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) has conducted joint operations against insurgents …

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4 army troops killed in Badakhshan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least five army soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a swarm of militants stormed several checkpoints of Afghan security forces in Jurm district of northern Badakhshan province, said a local official. The Chairman of Badakhshan provincial council, Abdullah Naji, said that the militants attacked …

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