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US withdrawal plans unnerve Abdullah

AT News KABUL: Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the high council for national reconciliation expresses concerns over the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying that the pullout ahead of peace would affect the situation in the war-hit country. He emphasized on Saturday that Afghans should be ready for the US drawdown and …

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Seven civilians killed in twin mine blasts

AT News KABUL:  Seven civilians were killed in twin roadside mine blasts in southern Helmand and western Herat provinces. 20 others were wounded after their vehicles they were traveling in hit these mines. In the first incident, a 404 model bus hit a roadside mine planted by the Taliban rebels …

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Afghan forces rescue 43 from Taliban captivity

AT News KABUL: 43 captives, including members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and civilians, were freed from a Taliban prison in Shah Joy district of Zabul province in a military sting conducted by the Afghan National Army. 20 of the released captives including four civilians were …

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Editorial: Idle scrutiny

Afghanistan and the U.S. are not darling to each other, but the U.S. will not withdraw from Afghanistan, once a top official had said. But Afghanistan, with its enormous tensions, needs to set its own house in order or at least to refrain from provocative remarks that bedevil the most …

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India backs Afghanistan peace process

AT News KABUL: Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the reconciliation council in a visit to India, met with Indian foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New Delhi. Indian top diplomat announced his country’s support to the ongoing peace efforts in Afghanistan, Abdullah’s spokesman Mojib Rahimi said Friday. Jaishankar called peace in Afghanistan …

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President’s aides sow seeds of ethnic divide, Rabbani

AT News KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, leade of Jamiat, a former jihadi party accused a circle inside the presidential palace of consciously spreading and intensifying hatreds and conflicts in Afghanistan to divide ethnic groups. Speaking among his supporters Friday in his birthplace Badakhshan province, Rabbani warned against tough consequences of ethnic …

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