2 militants killed in failed rocket attack on Afghan forces

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As many as two Taliban militants were killed in a failed rocket attack on Afghan national security forces in eastern Paktika province, said officials on Friday. The provincial governor spokesman, Nabiullah Pirkhel, said the incident took place in Bermal district late on Thursday night. He said that …

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Avalanches: Death toll rises to 233

Ghani terms Panjshir avalanche casualties a national tragedy, call on people for support AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The death toll from the deadly incident of avalanches in different parts of the country has increased to more than 200 people, mostly in central Panjshir province, which has witnessed heavy snowfalls in …

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Children are used in drugs smuggling, selling: Officials

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Millions of dollars were spent to overcome poppy cultivation and drugs trafficking in the country, but the struggles brought Afghanistan to the point that it was placed among highest poppy cultivators and drugs producers in the world. Media reports said the other day that thousands of children …

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‘Jihadi John’: Prime minister defends security services

The prime minister has defended the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop Mohammed Emwazi, known as ‘Jihadi John’, from joining Islamic State in Syria. David Cameron said the security services made “incredibly difficult judgements” on the UK’s behalf. His comments came after it emerged Emwazi was known to …

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US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death

A knife-wielding mob has hacked to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger whose writing on religion had brought threats from Islamist hardliners. Avijit Roy, an atheist who advocated secularism, was attacked in Dhaka as he walked back from a book fair with his wife, who was hurt in the attack. No-one has …

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The war theater and US pulllout plan

It’s welcoming that the White House has started weighing adjusting exit plan to slow withdrawal of forces. The slow withdrawal is particulary meaningul in a situation when the country is bleeding profusedly, when the government officials say they have resumed peace talks while the Taliban representatives deny it. The situation …

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How to tackle the rise in kidnappings?

When kidnappings are soaring, security apparatus looks engrossed in tackling militancy only. Kidnappings and militancy have much in common yet they are two different security related challenges. It’s probably one of the most irritating law and order problems for the security and intelligence mechanists of the country to tackle with. …

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