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Deputy National Security Advisor Resigns

AT-KABUL: The Deputy National Security Advisor of Afghanistan Sulaiman Kakar resigned from his position on Monday by presenting his resignation letter to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, officials said Monday. In his resignation letter to President Ghani, Kakar described the existence issues and difficulties as the main reason behind his resignation …

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11 Taliban joined peace process

AT-KABUL:  A group of 11 Taliban fighters lay down arms and joined peace process in eastern Nangarhar province. A statement issued by Nanagarhar Press office said that a group of 11 Taliban has lay down and joined peace process in the province. The statement said that the fighters after joining …

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Miller takes over command of U.S. forces in Afghanistan

AT-KABUL: General Austin Scott Miller assumed Sunday command of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission from General John Nicholson at a ceremony at the mission’s headquarters in Kabul. According to a statement released by the Resolute Support Mission, Miller would oversee the continued efforts by NATO allies and operational partners to …

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Throng of rebels killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 35 militants were killed and14 others wounded in multiple extensive military operations launched in the past 24 hours, security official said. In a press release, Ministry of Defense, said Sunday that Afghan National Army (ANA) with the cooperation of the Afghan National Police (ANP) and National Directorate …

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Three killed in Balkh chopper crash

AT-KABUL: Three people including a foreign national were killed on board after a helicopter crashed Sunday in the premises of army’s 209 Shaheen corps in the northern province of Balkh province, officials at the military corps confirmed. “A US contracted helicopter crashed after taking off inside the premises of the …

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600 voter booklets disappeared; IEC

A day after the opposition alliance uncovered thousands of counterfeited identity cards and voter stickers, the independent election commission admitted that stacks of voter registration booklets had mysteriously disappeared or had been burnt by armed militants. The election commission admitted that it had already been apprised of reports suggesting existence …

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Former US official wants strong sanctions on Pakistan

AT-KABUL: A former U.S. official has said that Trump administration needed to increase its pressure on Pakistan to curb terror financing and interfering in Afghanistan. Former US deputy assistant secretary of defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia David Sedney said bluntly that Pakistan had a significant role to play …

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