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Militants kill 7 aid workers, 2 guards in Afghanistan

Militants kill 7 aid workers, 2 guards in Afghanistan

 At least nine people, including seven aid workers, have been killed during an attack by militants in north Afghanistan, officials say."Those killed in Zari district of Balkh Province include seven aid workers - six men and one woman - and two guards," deputy provincial police chief Abdul Razaq Qaderi said on Tuesday, referring to the overnight attack.The police official blamed the Taliban for the attack.The aid workers, who were employees

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Afghan parliament approves more cabinet nominees

Afghan parliament approves more cabinet nominees

 Afghanistan’s parliament has approved more than a dozen cabinet nominees recently proposed by the administration of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, the speaker of the parliament’s lower house, said on Saturday that lawmakers voted in favor of 16 new cabinet nominees.He added that the decision means the 25-member cabinet of President Ashraf Ghani is now nearly complete.However, just as the “fighting season” between

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Afghan Army Chief Calls for Joint Efforts with Pakistan to Defeat Non-State Actors Threats

Afghan Army Chief Calls for Joint Efforts with Pakistan to Defeat Non-State Actors Threats

 Afghan Army Chief, Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi, told Pakistan army cadets on Saturday that Afghanistan and Pakistan face common threats by the non-state actors.General Karimi was the first Afghan army chief to speak as chief guest at the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul in Abbotabad, some 120 km from Islamabad, where a group of six Afghan army cadets are also receiving training.The Afghan Army Chief emphasized the need for close cooperation

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Bomb explosion kills 2 security guards in Kabul

Bomb explosion kills 2 security guards in Kabul

 At least two security guards have been killed in a car bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s capital, police say. A bomb-laden car was detonated at the gate of a foreign-run compound in Kabul in the early hours of Tuesday. The explosion targeted the foreign base in the Pul-e-Charkhi district in eastern Kabul, and at least two Afghan security guards were killed, Reuters quoted General Mohammad Zahir, Kabul s police chief as

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Taliban attack kills Afghan policeman, injures 3

Taliban attack kills Afghan policeman, injures 3

 An Afghan policeman has been killed and three others injured after hundreds of Taliban forces attacked their outposts in western Afghanistan. Eight militants were also killed in heavy clashes that erupted in Farah Province on Monday. "More than 400 enemy fighters (Taliban) launched attacks on the army and police posts in the early morning in Bala Boluk district," said Abdul Razaq Yaqoobi, police chief for Farah

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Afghan President Arrives in Pakistan on Two-Day State Visit

Afghan President Arrives in Pakistan on Two-Day State Visit

 TEHRAN (FNA)- President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani arrived in Pakistan on Friday to meet with the Pakistani officials during a two-day state visit. A delegation of high-level government officials, including senior leaders, cabinet ministers, high-ranking officials and business representatives are accompanying president Ghani during his visit to Pakistan, Khaama Press reported. Pakistan’s national security adviser Sartaj Aziz received

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Taliban attack kills four Afghan soldiers

Taliban attack kills four Afghan soldiers

 At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed and around a dozen people injured in a roadside bomb attack in the capital, Kabul. The Afghan Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the blast occurred Tuesday morning in the western part of Kabul while the soldiers were on their way to the ministry. “In a remote-controlled bomb attack against an army bus at 6:45 a.m. (0215 GMT) in Aqa Ali Shams in Kabul, four army

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Taliban attacks kill 14 across Afghanistan

Taliban attacks kill 14 across Afghanistan

 A fresh wave of terrorist attacks by Taliban militants across Afghanistan has claimed the lives of a total of 14 people, local officials say. One of the attacks in Afghanistan s northern city of Mazar Sharif on Sunday left two police officers dead and 18 others wounded. Sher Jan Durani, a spokesman for the Balkh Province police chief, said two Taliban militants stormed the police headquarters in the provincial capital and

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Bomb attack hits Kabul days after US security deal

Bomb attack hits Kabul days after US security deal

 At least three people have been killed in yet another bomb attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, just days after the Afghan government and the US struck a security deal. According to reports on Wednesday, the incident took place after an Afghan military bus was targeted in the capital. Several other people also suffered injuries in the deadly attack. The bus was reportedly taking military staff to work. Taliban

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Taliban Attack near Pakistan-Afghanistan Border

Taliban Attack near Pakistan-Afghanistan Border

 Several Taliban militants, including suicide bombers, launched coordinated attacks in Torkham, a border town, in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to Afghan security officials, militants targeted the customs department and the parking lot of Torkham where oil tankers and supply convoys for NATO forces are parked. “A group of Taliban militants attacked the customs department around 9:00 pm local time (1630GMT)

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Afghan Security Forces Battle Taliban Offensive

Afghan Security Forces Battle Taliban Offensive

 Afghan security forces on Saturday fought back against a major Taliban offensive in the east of the country after the militants killed up to 100 security personnel and civilians, beheading 12 of them, officials said. A series of coordinated attacks in the last week have focused on Ajristan district in the strategically important province of Ghazni, after recent offensives in Kandahar, Helmand and Logar. "Afghan soldiers, police

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Taliban behead dozens in eastern Afghanistan

Taliban behead dozens in eastern Afghanistan

 Taliban militants have beheaded dozens of Afghan civilians and burnt their homes in the country’s eastern province of Ghazni. Ahmadullah Ahmadi, the provincial deputy governor of Ghazni, said on Friday that the militants beheaded the civilians, including women and children, in four villages across the province. He also said that contact was lost with police in the villages and that around 70 houses were burnt down in the

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