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8-year-old boy kidnapped in Balkh

AT-KABUL: An 8-year-old boy has been kidnapped by unknown men in northern Balkh province, local official said, adding the kidnapped boy was son of a businessman. Provincial Governor Spokesman, Sherjan Durani said, “The 8 years child was kidnapped from 2nd district f Mazar-e-Sharif city, while he was returning home from …

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Herat crash leaves 8 dead

HERAT CITY: The death toll from a horror head-on collision in western Herat province on Wednesday stands at eight including four women and two children; 13 others were wounded in the traffic accident, an official said. The accident occurred in the Sahra-i-Asar Khak locality of Adrasakan district early in the …

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Unstable nighttime telecom services annoy residents

AT Monitoring Desk:-SAR-I-PUL CITY: Suspended telecommunication services at nights in parts of northern Sar-i-Pul province have sparked anger amongst local people. Some residents of the Payeen Kent area of the province say nighttime suspension of telecommunication services have become a nuisance for people. Abdul Raziq, a leader of Imam Jaffar …

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Three martyred in Jalalabad explosion

AT-KABUL: At least three people embraced martyrdom and two others received injuries after an explosion ripped through Police District 2th of Jalalabad city in eastern Nangarhar province, local officials confirmed. “Three people martyred and two others wounded in an explosion—which the nature of it is yet to clear, inside a …

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Education remains a priority: Kandahar women

AT-KABUL: Discussing the challenges faced by women in the southern region of the country, a group of women singled out education as a priority need. In an open forum with the Kandahar regional office of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), a group of women gathered to discuss …

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Seven policemen martyred in Farah

AT-KABUL: At least seven Afghan police officers embraced martyrdom after the Taliban insurgent attacked their check posts in Raigi area in the outskirt of Farah City on Sunday evening, local officials said Monday. The clash occurred when the police forces went to the area to help their comrades, TOLONews reported. …

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5 Haqqani network members held in Paktia

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives have detained a five-member group of Haqqani network in southeasten Paktia province, the NDS said on Tuesday. In a statement issued NDS, said the militants who had received military training across the Durand Line were arrested during a special operation of NDS …

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Thank you lawmakers for vote of confidence: Sherzai

AT-KABUL: The newly elected minister for the Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs, Gul Agha Sherzai has thanked all the members of the Wolesi Jirga for giving him vote of confidence. Sherzai in a statement said he is obliged to all the public representatives for their voting in his favor, …

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Several villages cleared from Taliban in Nad Ali district

AT-KABUL: Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said that several villages were cleared from Taliban militants during Afghan forces operations in the Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province. “Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army and NDS forces carried out a joint clearance operation to clear some of the areas …

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