TimeLine Layout

February, 2015

  • 25 February

    1/3 detainees endures torture: Report

    AT-KABUL: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said that one in every three conflict-related detainees has endured torture or ill-treatment. The UNAMA in its report issued on Wednesday said that every third of the 790 interviewed detainees has said to have endured torture or ill-treatment. The report said …

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  • 25 February

    Two suicide bombers held in Herat

    AT-KABUL: Afghan security forces detained two would-be suicide bombers in western Herat province who had disguised themselves in women’s dress. Mehdi Rezaie, a spokesman for the Afghan army in Herat, said that Afghan forces arrested the suicide bombers in Guzara district of the province. He added that the bombers wanted …

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  • 25 February

    Floods inflect severe damages, casualties in east

    AT-KABUL: Floods triggered by heavy rain in eastern Afghanistan killed scores of people, damaged tens of houses and blocked routes to several districts. Sarhadi Zwak, spokesman for Laghman governor office, said that heavy rains in five districts of the province triggered floods that led to killing of four people, destruction …

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  • 25 February

    Decision soon on troop pullout from Afghanistan: Kerry

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said that President Barack Obama would decide soon the level of US troops in Afghanistan. President Obama is on the right track, Kerry told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing. However he added that decision regarding pullout plan from Afghanistan would …

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  • 25 February

    US warns nationals of attacks in Afghanistan

    AT-KABUL: The United States has warned its citizens in Afghanistan of serious security threats in the aftermath of abduction of 30 Hazara passengers in Zabul. In a mediate statement, the US Embassy warned Americans working in the country of multiple attacks. The embassy said that it lacked information regarding “the …

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  • 25 February

    Five security troops killed in Khost, Uruzgan blasts

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: In two separate blasts five Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) personnel were killed, said official sources. On Wednesday afternoon a military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by insurgents near Khost City, the spokesman of the first Afghan National Army (ANA) Corps, Capt. Abdullah,  told …

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  • 25 February

    Military offensive against militants in Tagab ended

    AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  An operation launched against anti-statement elements in Tagab district of Badakhshan province has completed, sources said. The provincial police chief Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said on Wednesday that the district was cleared from insurgents by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). “Fifty-one insurgents were killed and 21 others …

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  • 25 February

    Drive kicks off to decline plastic bag use

    AT-KABUL: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday launched a two weeks campaign to reduce disposable plastic bags pollution and protect environment. Deputy Minister of Public Health, Ahmad Jan Naeem, said that widespread use of disposable plastics bag is greatest threat to the environment, wildlife and human beings. Launching the …

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  • 25 February

    Avalanches claim 88 lives in Panjshir

    AT-KABUL: At least 88 people died and 23 others wounded due to heavy snowfall and avalanches in northern Panjshir province, said officials. Panjshir Governor, Abdurahman Kabiri, said that since last night heavy snowfall and avalanches claimed lives of 88 people and injured 23 others in different districts of the province. …

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  • 24 February

    Friendship with Pakistan but not at the cost of India: Spanta

    By Ahmad Siyar Sirat-This is a translated version of the interview of Rangin Dadfar Spanta, the National Security Advisor for the ex-president and the former Foreign Minister, with a local newspaper, Hast-e-Subh. Q: It is said that as a result of struggles of the national unity government and non-stop visits …

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