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Blast in Kabul Kills a Civilian

Blast in Kabul Kills a Civilian

KABUL – At least one person was killed in a blast that hit a vehicle in Kabul city on Tuesday morning, Kabul police confirmed in a statement. The blast took place about 11:15 am local time in PD5 of Kabul city, Kabul police said, who added that an investigation into …

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Mullah Baradar Visits Iran to Discuss Security Situation

Mullah Baradar Visits Iran to Discuss Security Situation

KABUL – The Taliban’s deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar led a delegation that visited Iran, Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Naeem said on Tuesday. The spokesperson said that the delegation will talk to Iranian officials about the relations between the two countries, the situation of Afghan refugees, and the current political …

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President Ghani Meets Afghan Political Figures

President Ghani Meets Afghan Political Figures

KABUL – President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on Monday, met with Hamid Karzai, Former President, Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, and Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf, Jihadi Leader, at Presidential Palace (Arg). Based on the Presidential Palace statement, the meeting focused on ceasefire, violence reduction, political consensus, …

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8 Security Force Members Killed in Baghlan, Nimroz

8 Security Force Members Killed in Baghlan, Nimroz

PUL-E-KHUMRI/ZARANJ – At least eight members of the Afghan forces were killed in Taliban attacks in Nimroz and Baghlan province on Thursday evening, sources and officials said. Six police force members were killed in a Taliban attack on their outpost in Khashrod district in the south-western province of Nimroz on …

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2 Children Killed, Four People Wounded in Landmine Blasts

landmine blasts in Afghanistan

TIRINKOT/JALALABAD – Landmine blasts killed two children and injured another four people including women in central Uruzgan and eastern Nangarhar provinces, officials said Wednesday. Uruzgan Governor Omar Sherzad told news outlets that one child was killed and three women were injured in a landmine blast in the Gizab district on …

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Antony Blinken: Will Thoroughly Assess US-Taliban Deal

Blinken, will review US-Taliban deal

KABUL – President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state Antony Blinken said that the Biden administration will review the peace agreement with the Taliban. “We want to end this so-called forever war. We want to bring our forces home. We want to retain some capacity to deal with any …

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Taliban Seek a Few Days to Submit Their Agenda

Taliban Seek a Few Days to Submit Their Agenda

KABUL – Afghan government and Taliban working groups have yet to firm up the agenda for formal talks as they failed to meet on Monday. Since the resumption of the peace negotiations in Doha on Jan. 6, the two sides have held three meetings. The working groups, however, have not …

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“Taliban Attack Security Checkpoint in Badakhshan”

“Taliban Attack Security Checkpoint in Badakhshan”

FAIZABAD – Abdullah Naji Nazari, a member of the Badakhshan Provincial Council, said Tuesday the Taliban attacked a checkpoint in Pul-e-Soch in Badakhshan’s Jurm district at midnight on Monday. The attack lasted for two hours. According to a statement by Nazari, three soldiers were killed, three were wounded and three …

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Pakistan, China Partnership Termed Vital for National, Regional Security

Pakistan, China Partnership Termed Vital for National, Regional Security

ISLAMABAD – The “Pakistan-China National Security Partnership” webinar was hosted by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan) on Sunday. Chairman of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed and Lieutenant-General Talat Masood were the keynote speakers. Senior Washington reporter Anwar Iqbal, Devcom-Pakistan executive director Munir Ahmed, Professor …

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