Afghanistan

Afghanistan gold mine collapse in Badakhshan kills 30

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

KABUL (BBC): At least 30 people have been killed in the collapse of a gold mine in north-eastern Afghanistan, officials say. The collapse occurred in the Kohistan district of Badakhshan province. Villagers had reportedly dug a 60m (220ft) deep but makeshift shaft in a river bed to hunt for gold and were caught in its…

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Low quality medicines still sold in Kandahar: Residents

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of southern Kandahar province say low quality medicines imported by local druggists, especially from Pakistan, have more side effects than advantage. Keeping medicines in unsuitable temperature, storing them in inappropriate places and buying from companies with low credentials are some of the issues which need to be addressed, say the residents.…

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US withdrawal won’t impact combat operations: Mohib

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

KABUL (Pajhwok): Any US troop withdrawal will not impact combat operations against the Taliban and other terror groups in Afghanistan, says the national security advisor (NSA). The Afghan government had stepped up preparations for the highly-anticipated scenario of disengagement by the Trump administration, according to Hamdullah Mohib. Currently on a three-day trip to India, the NSA told a select…

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