TimeLine Layout

May, 2021

  • 28 May

    Unrest at Torkham, most busy crossing point

    By Shamim Shahid At once the most busy, prosperous and progressive crossing point between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Torkham from last several years ahead with worst kind of crises. Through one or the other reasons, the crossing point either remain shuttered for travelling, pedestrians and bilateral trade or even experiencing …

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  • 28 May

    23 Taliban rebels killed in Balkh airstrike

    AT News KABUL: At least 23 Taliban insurgents were killed as fighting planes struck their hideouts in Sholgara district in northern Balkh province on Thursday, army spokesman in the northern region, Mohammad Hanif Rezai said on Friday. The airstrike launched Thursday afternoon in Bodana Qala village of the restive Sholgara …

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  • 28 May

    UNHCR assures continuation of support to Afghans

    AT News KABUL: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in a statement on Friday called for greater support from the international community for Afghanistan’s people, including those displaced within its borders and refugees seeking safety outside the country. The appeal comes at the end of a four-day visit …

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  • 28 May

    Afghan, Turkmen border governors stress on expediting trade

    AT News KABUL: The embassy of Afghanistan in Ashgabat has initiated a video conference of Afghan and Turkmen border governors with the aim of strengthening economic, trade, transport-transit, cultural, humanitarian and people to people relations between the two countries. The conference was attended by Sayed Abdul Wahid Zahed Qatali, Governor …

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  • 26 May

    186 Taliban insurgents killed in fresh raids

    AT News KABUL: At least 186 Taliban insurgents were killed and 94 others were wounded during a series of military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces in different provinces across the country in the past 24 hours, the ministry of defense said on Wednesday. Backed by the Afghan Air …

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  • 26 May

    Afghan forces free 103 captives from Taliban prisons in separate raids

    AT News KABUL: Authorities in the ministry of defense said Wednesday that 62 people were freed from a Taliban prison in northern Baghlan province, a day after 41 hostages were freed from another Taliban prison in western Herat province. The Afghan Commando Special Forces in the past two days raided …

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  • 26 May

    Five intelligence forces killed in Taliban ambush in Badghis

    AT News KABUL: At least five intelligence forces were killed in Taliban ambush alongside Herat-Qala-i-Naw Highway in the northwestern province of Badghis, top provincial official said on Wednesday. Provincial Governor Hesamuddin Shams said that the security forces engaged in clashes with Taliban following the attack and killed three militants. Taliban …

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  • 26 May

    Daily COVID-19: 623 cases, 14 deaths in one day

     AT News KABUL: Afghanistan has recorded 623 new cases of coronavirus and 14 deaths across the country in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Public Health said Wednesday. The total tally since the outbreak of the epidemic has reached 68,366 cases nationwide. The new cases reported out of 3,188 …

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  • 26 May

    Editorial: COVID-19 running wild

    After months of relative safety with the pandemic well under control, Afghanistan has been experiencing an increase in the wild spread of domestic COVID-19 cases. The concerning point is that there is a new surge in daily cases and deaths, shackling the nation who is already scrambling with a fragile …

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  • 26 May

    Rebuilding of Herat’s damaged highway cost 100 million Afs

    AT News KABUL: Officials in the western province of Herat said that the reconstruction of the highways damaged by the Taliban attacks cost 100 million AFs. Provincial Public Works Director, Abdul Majeed Samim said that many of these damaged areas located alongside the highways of Herat-Islam Qala, Herat-Kandahar and Herat-Torghandi. …

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