Afghanistan

Nine police personnel killed, five hurt in Farah

Monitoring Desk HERAT: Nine police personnel were killed and five more sustained injuries in gunfight with Taliban in AnarDara district in Farah province of Afghanistan. Taliban attacked a convoy of security forces near AnarDara district bazaar yesterday. The gunfight lasted four several hours. Officials said that Taliban attacked the district headquarters and nearby checkpoints last…

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Candidates of presidential polls given election symbols

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced electoral serial numbers and symbols of candidates for the next presidential election on Thursday. According to a press release issued by the IEC, Rehmatullah Nabil has been placed at the first place while ZalmaiRasool has been given last number in the list. The IEC also provided…

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TIKA hands out aid in Afghanistan after floods

KABUL (AA): Turkish state-run aid agency provided food and shelter for a thousand families suffering from floods in northern Afghanistan, the agency said on Thursday. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said it distributed food packages and tents to the families who lost their homes due to heavy floods in northern Faryab province. After…

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Fresh clashes erupt in Takhar

Monitoring Desk KUNDUZ: Fresh clashes erupted between the security forces and Taliban in Dasht-e-Qilla district in Takhar province, officials said on Thursday. The officials yesterday announced that the district was completely purged of Taliban fighters. However, local residents told AIP that Taliban fighters still exist in some parts of the district. Taliban attacked security checkpoints…

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Cruise missile fired on Taliban base

Monitoring Desk KABUL/LASHKARGAH: The coalition forces fired cruise missile on a base of Taliban where they prepared improvised explosive devices and trained fighters for suicide attacks in Helmand province last night, officials said on Thursday. According to a press release issued by Helmand provincial media office, the coalition forces conducted airstrike against a Taliban base…

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It’s ‘getting garder’ to track US progress in Afghanistan

KABUL (TOLO News): John Sopko, the US special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction told reporters on Wednesday in Washington that it’s getting “harder and harder” for the public to track the US military’s progress after 17-year war in Afghanistan. “What we are finding is now almost every indicia, metric for success or failure is now…

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Afghan Defense ministry to collect unnecessary check posts

KABUL (Afghanistan Time): Afghan Ministry of Defense is working on a plan to collect unnecessary check posts in nonstrategic areas of the country and to resemble them in large bases and outposts. Asadullah Khalid, Acting Deference Minister in a press briefing on Thursday explained the ministry will dissolve all the unnecessary check posts which are…

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Afghans push for truce as diplomacy takes center stage

KABUL (Afghanistan Time): Hundreds of women in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul marched through the city on Thursday, calling on the warring factions to reverse their previous decisions on their military plans and instead engage into the discussion for an immediate ceasefire to end the current bloodsheds. Addressing a gathering of at least 300 women in Kabul…

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US, Afghan forces killed more civilians than militants: UN

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed. The bloody milestone comes as the US steps up its air campaign in Afghanistan while pushing for a peace deal with…

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