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Rescue teams searching for bodies under debris

AT News KABUL: The government’s rescue teams are still searching for the victims of the recent deadly flooding in Parwan province, north to Kabul three days after the disaster. Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for the provincial governor, said Friday that the teams found five more bodies that the death toll jumped …

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31 Taliban killed in Kunduz

At News KABUL: At least 31 Taliban rebels were killed in a counter attack by the Afghan security forces in northern Kunduz province, military officials said Friday. The ministry of defense said in a statement that the attack was launched after a large number of Taliban stormed several areas of …

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Editorial: Ashura commemorations

Once again, the Ashura day (10th of Muharram) is going to be observed across the country with solemnity to pay homage to Imam Hussain (RA) and other martyrs of Karbala amid strict and beefed up security to protect mourners from any untoward incident. On the tenth day of the Islamic …

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Talks to end war at doldrums

Kabul expects intra-Afghan talks to begin next week, but Taliban disagree, opposing talks until all their prisoners freed By Mujeeb R. Awrang KABUL: A peace talk to end the war in Afghanistan has seen moving nowhere; rather has been turning into intricacy by passing each day. Both sides (Afghan government …

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Taliban storm several villages in Baghlan

AT News KABUL: A security official in northern Baghlan province said that the Taliban has overrun several villages in Baghlan Markazi district of the province. The official, who was talking on condition of anonymity, said that the Taliban arrested and then shot dead 10 armed men related to Hezb-e-Islami, a …

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