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46 civilians killed in one week of warfare

93 other civilians were wounded in 401 attacks committed by the Taliban—violence remains high AT News KABUL: At least 46 civilians were killed and 93 others wounded in the violence committed by the Taliban in the past one week, an uptick in violence that could jeopardize the fragile peace process. …

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Al-Qaeda active in 12 Afghan provinces: UN

‘Up to 6,000-6,500 Pakistani terrorists present in Afghanistan’ AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: A report submitted to the United Nations Security Council indicates that the total number of “Pakistani foreign terrorist fighters” in Afghanistan is estimated at “between 6,000 and 6,500, most of them with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).’  The report says …

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Intensifying violence dulls peace negotiations

Patriotism lies in working for a peaceful and sovereign Afghanistan: Karzai AT News KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the reconciliation council have condemned an airstrike carried out by Afghan Air Force to target Taliban militants in Herat province – violence and killings would not …

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‘Taliban must halt civilian killings’

AT News KABUL: National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib said that Taliban are defeated in the battlefields and are targeting civilians. “The Taliban has to stop civilian killings.” He cited the remarks in a ceremony introducing the deputy minister of defense and chief of army staff. Mohib said the Taliban were …

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Around 50 Taliban rebels killed in South

AT News KABUL: Afghan military authorities say that the over 50 Taliban fighters were killed and 38 others wounded in clashes with the Afghan security forces in the southern provinces of Kandahar and Zabul. Kandahar police spokesman, Jamal Barikzai on Friday said the Taliban fighters attacked the security checkpoints on …

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Editorial: Controversy over NFP

One of the heated debates nowadays is the recently-launched National Food Package (NFP) by the government which has received a backlash from the public, civil society and the parliament. NFP program is worth $244 million through which essential food items would be distributed among millions of vulnerable families. President Ashraf …

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53 Taliban fighters killed in army Ops

AT News KABUL: The 203 Shaheen military corps says that at least 53 Taliban militants were killed by army in the past 24 hours. The operations took place in the districts of Dawlat Abad, Shirin Tagab and Kohestan of Faryab province as well as the Sholgari, Chemtal and Chahar Bolak …

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