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Taliban claim capture of 5 districts, govt denies

AT News KABUL: The Taliban claims to have captured five districts across Afghanistan but the government officials denied it, expressing ambiguity over the collapse of the districts. The insurgents’ spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid said that Chak and Sayedabad districts of central Wadak fall to them.  At least 39 Afghan security forces …

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Editorial: It is up to us

President Ghani and his entourage have capped their two-day visit to Washington with some defending the presidential trip as highly productive for the country’s future. Indeed when you see the concept, the United States would still offer security assistance, as well as diplomatic and humanitarian aid. This is what the …

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Taliban shipping out Afghan military gear to Pakistan

AT News KABUL: With the U.S.-led forces withdrawing and the Taliban expanding foothold, fears are mounting that the militants are shipping out what they steal from Afghan security forces to Pakistan including armored tanks and huge caches of arsenal. A senior Afghan security official has claimed that the country’s military …

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Over 190 Taliban killed in Afghan raids

AT News KABUL: At least 193 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 110 others wounded during a series of military operations carried out by the Afghan security forces in different provinces in the past 24 hours, the defense ministry said on Sunday. Backed by the Afghan Air Forces, the Afghan …

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Pakistan seeks Taliban help to avert TTP attacks

Pro-Taliban and anti-Afghanistan fervor is deeply ingrained in Pakistan and many call the hardliner Taliban their ‘guardians’. This bunker mentality and chauvinism comes as little surprise, because thousands of Pakistanis fought in Afghanistan on the Taliban side – after I.S.I founded the group in 1990s in pursuit of strategic depth …

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