Afghanistan

Taliban claim killing 2 US soldiers in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban have claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s killing of two U.S. soldiers in northern Afghanistan. Zabihullah Mujahed, the group’s spokesman, said in an online statement they had killed four U.S. soldiers and six local security forces in Faryab province bordering Turkmenistan. Meanwhile, the NATO-led Resolute Mission in Afghanistan has only confirmed the…

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20 militants killed in airstrikes in Balkh: Army

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: At least 20 militants have been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province, a local source said Thursday. “Acting on a confirmed intelligence report, Afghan Air Force launched a strike on a Taliban hideout in surrounding areas of Zarah district on Wednesday, killing 20 militants,” HanifRezai, spokesman of army Corps…

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Beekeepers tasting sweet success in militancy-hit Helmand province

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk LASHKAR GAH: “We want to change the image of Helmand from a poppy-growing province to a honey-producing province, and to make Helmand a sweet home for bees,” Afghan farmer Abdul Khaliq told Xinhua recently. Apiculture has become a common practice in some Afghan provinces, including southern Helmand province, where honey producers said over…

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