Monitoring Desk KABUL: As the conflict intensifies in different parts of the country, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights (AIHRC) says civilians are the main victims of the war in Afghanistan and that the Taliban should take practical steps to reduce violence. Figures by the National Security Council (NSC) indicate that 16 provinces of the country…

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UROZGAN (Agencies): At least 9 terrorists were killed and nine others were wounded during air and ground attacks carried out by Afghan security forces in Urozgan province. Ministry of National Defense in a statement reported that the rebels have been targeted by Afghan National Army (ANA) after they carried out attacks on security shells in…

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GHAZNI CITY (Agencies): Afghan National Defense and Security Forces succeeded to repulse Taliban fighters’ attack in central Ghazni province late on Thursday. Ministry of national defense by releasing a statement issued that, Taliban fighters launched attacks on Afghan security forces in Shaliz and Asheqwal regions, Ghazni city, but their attacks successfully pushed back by the…

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KABUL (TOLOnews): Salahuddin Rabbani defended his stance on the peace and said that some elements are trying to manipulate him against peace in pursuit of their political agendas. “I will not exploit the peace like them,” said Rabbani, in response to his critics. Rabbani also criticized the formation of the current government under the political…

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KABUL (TOLOnews): Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, on Friday criticized the Taliban for not ending violence in the country and thus preventing the peace process from moving forward. He made the remarks at the end of a four-day meeting titled “Strengthening Regional and International Consensus” attended by representatives of at…

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KABUL (TOLOnews): The anti-corruption group Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) strongly criticized the handling of the Kabul Bank corruption case by the government of President Ashraf Ghani, saying that only $30 million of stolen assets have been recouped during Ghani’s tenure. Allegedly, $913 million was stolen. The IWA said that six years have passed since Ghani…

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KABUL (TOLOnews): The total known cases of COVID-19 in Afghanistan on Friday reached 34,194, with 286 out of 742 samples testing positive in the past 24 hours. This comes as the lockdown has been lifted in the country, except for schools and universities, which remain closed. According to the data by the ministry, 14 deaths…

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TAKHAR (TOLOnews): Residents in Rustaq district in the northern province of Takhar accused armed men associated to the brother of an Afghan lawmaker of mistreating the local people in the area. Rustaq residents said that illegal armed men associated to Sayed Reza, the brother of a lawmaker has beaten fifteen people in the area. “The…

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HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Tens of millions of afghanis in state revenue, payable to Herat’s customs office, end up daily in pockets of customs staff, importers and government officials. Pajhwok Afghan News found evidence of massive tax evasion by accessing relevant documents and interviewing local sources, Provincial Council members, former customs officials, importers and transporters. Available…

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JALALABAD (Agencies): Eight Taliban terrorist group were killed by Afghan security forces air strike in Khogyani, Nangarhar. National defense ministry press office said, the Afghan air forces targeted hideouts of the terrorist in Ibrahimkhail village, of the mentioned district. Eight insurgents were killed and two others have been wounded in the strike. Taliban insurgents killed…

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