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Kabul based diplomats condemn attack on UN office in Herat

AT News KABUL: The Kabul based diplomatic missions condemned the Taliban attack on UNAMA compound in the western province of Herat. “The diplomatic missions to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the EU Delegation, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, the Office of …

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US, UK accuse Taliban of Spin Boldak massacre

AT News KABUL: The Taliban militants killed tens of unarmed civilians in Kandahar’s Spin Boldak since they captured the district in a massacre that may amount to a war crime, the U.S. and British embassies in Kabul said on Monday. The U.S. and British missions in a statement condemned the …

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UN concerned over mass displacements as clashes expand to cities

AT News KAABUL: The United Nations says that thousands of people have displaced as the clashes between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters have expanded to big cities. Taliban who attacked the cities of Herat, Lashkar Gah and Kandahar in the west and south, are engaging with government forces who try …

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U.S. hits Taliban with airstrikes in Helmand

AT News KABUL: The US air force has carried out operations to pound Taliban positions in Helmand province in the south that has turned to one of deadliest centers of clashes between Afghan government forces and Taliban who try to capture the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah. Fawad Aman, a …

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“We must pursue a political confrontation with Taliban”

Former President Hamid Karzai is in favor of a political confrontation with the Taliban. He holds a strong belief that the Afghan people will rise against the militant movement if they trample basic rights of Afghan people including right to education. He said America’s maltreating Afghan people fueled anti-US sentiments …

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Kabul sends team to Islamabad to probe envoy daughter’s abduction

AT News KABUL: A government team visited Islamabad to probe the abduction of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter, Silsila Alikhil, who was earlier kidnapped and torture in Islamabad of Pakistan. Foreign ministry spokesman, Gran Hewad said the Afghan government fact-finding team has arrived in Pakistan, but did not provide further details …

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Taliban offensive in Herat, Helmand dismays US envoy

AT News KABUL: Taliban’s fresh attacks on the provinces of Kandahar and Helmand in the south as well as Herat province in the western Afghanistan have turned matter of concern for the United States that is hastily pulling its soldiers out of Afghanistan. The Taliban militants who began attacks on …

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China prepares for military conflict amid tense security in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the Chinese military leadership to strengthen its solidarity with the Communist Party, warning of a potential armed conflict and security concerns on the border with Afghanistan. Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the country should be ready for a potential …

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EU says will boycott Taliban if they gain power by force

AT News KABUL: If the Taliban rise to power by force, the European Union and other countries will not recognize their regime.  “I do not think it will be as easy for the Taliban to come to power as others think,” said Thomas Nicholson, head of the European Union delegation to …

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Pakistan diplomat: World should not ignore Pakistan’s terrorist activities

AT News KABUL: Pakistani diplomat Husain Haqqani calls on the international community to make Pakistan stop supporting Taliban and other terrorist groups. Haqqani who was Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States and Sri Lanka, appeared for an interview with the CNN on Sunday where he asked the international community that …

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