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Flights suspended after Taliban rockets hit Kandahar airport

AT News KABUL: Local officials in Kandahar province say all civilian flights have been suspended following Taliban rocket attacks on parts of the airport. Massoud Ahmad Pashtun, director of Ahmad Shah Abdali Airport, said on Sunday that the Taliban had fired several rockets at parts of the airport in the …

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Karzai condemns bomb attack on civilians in Paktia

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned an attack that killed and wounded civilians in Paktia province. 14 civilians including women and children were killed by a roadside bomb in the Sayed Karam district on Sunday. In a statement issued by Karzai’s office, the former president was quoted …

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Taliban suffer heavy losses; 572 militants killed in raids

AT News KABUL: Afghan troops have launched crackdown operations against the Taliban across the country, killing at least 572 militants, officials said on Sunday. According to a statement of the Defense Ministry, 572 militants were killed and 309 others were wounded in the past 24 hours of major operations carried …

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Clerics seek trucein Herat amid intense fighting

AT News KABUL: Following week-long fighting between Afghan security forces, pro-government forces and the Taliban in western Herat province, scholars and clerics are calling for ceasefire in the province. Head of western zone Ulema Council, Mawlawi Khodadad Saleh, in presence of tens of scholars asked the government and the Taliban …

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Pashton politician tells Pakistan; ‘Stop interfering’ in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Pashton Politician and Provincial President of Awami National Party of Pashtonkhwa, Aimal Wali Khan called on the Pakistani government to stop interference in Afghanistan. He said that Afghanistan is an independent country. According to him, thousands of terrorists are crossing from Pakistan to Afghanistan, where they triggered …

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Ghani, Dostum discuss security situation

AT News KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met on Saturday the former Vice President Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum and discussed the worsening security situation in the country. Following escalation of conflict and violence in different parts of the country particularly in northern provinces recently, Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum returned from …

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Karzai condemns Menapal’s assassination

AT News KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the assassination of Dawa Khan Menapal, head of the government media and information center. “I was sadly aware that head of the government media and Information center, Dawa Khan Menapal was martyred as a result of a terrorist attack- which has …

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385 Taliban “terrorists” killed in crackdowns

AT News KABUL: At least 385 Taliban terrorists were killed and 210 others wounded during crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces in different provinces in the past 24 hours, officials said on Saturday. Afghan security forces succeeded to kill 385 Taliban militants during clashes and counters attacks in …

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Karzai displeased, saddened over killing of historian in Uruzgan

AT News KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai expressed sorrow over the “martyr” of a historian, Abdullah Atifi who was tortured and killed by armed men in Taliban-controlled area in the southern province of Urozgan. Office of the former president said in a statement that late Atifi had national views and …

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Dawa Khan Minapal assassinated in Kabul

AT News KABUL: Director of government’s media and information center was assassinated by the Taliban terrorists in Kabul – in the latest in a string of attacks against senior Afghan officials in the wake of increased air strikes by Afghan forces. Minapal, a former presidential spokesman and head of the …

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