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Over 14 dead in suicide attack outside Kabul political gathering

KABUL (AFP) – A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a political gathering in Kabul killing at least 14 people, officials said Thursday, highlighting the deepening divisions in the war-torn country. The deadly attack, claimed by the Islamic State group in a brief message via …

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UNHCR hails Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan refugees

KABUL-UNS: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Pakistan is hosting the largest number of refugees and 1.45 million of them hail from Afghanistan. A UNHCR report said that Pakistan unconditionally hosted millions of refugees and provided best possible facilities to them. The report said …

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Over 60,000 Afghan children born in Pakistan every year

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Approximately, 60,000 children are born to Afghan refugees every year in Pakistan, said a report of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has been hosting almost 1.6 million registered Afghan refugees – the …

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Pakistani diplomat shot dead in Afghanistan: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS: A member of the Pakistan’s diplomatic staff in Jalalabad has been shot dead outside his residence, a spokesman for the Foreign Office said here on Monday. Rana Nayyar, who worked as an assistant with the diplomatic mission, was gunned down by unknown attackers …

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Pakistan committed to cooperate with Afghanistan for restoration of peace

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir says Pakistan is ready to help and cooperate with Afghanistan to restore peace in the war-torn country. According to Radio Pakistan, he said Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan, however all issues should be resolved through dialogue process. The …

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Political process not military solution to Afghan conflict

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan and Iran during informal consultations on regional situation including Afghanistan here Wednesday noted that there was no military solution to the prolonged Afghan conflict, emphasizing the need for a credible political process owned and led by Afghanistan for an internal settlement. …

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Kunar deputy governor ‘abducted’ from Peshawar

PESHAWAR -UNS- Afghan province Kunar Deputy Governor, Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi, was “abducted” from Peshawar on Friday, Afghan Consul General Moin Mrastyal said on Saturday, though Pakistani law enforcement agencies said they had no information on the incident. According to the Afghan diplomat, Ahmadi, the deputy …

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NA Committee criticizes Ghani statement on CPEC: ‘US should seek truth in its Afghan policy’

ISLAMABAD -UNS –The NA Committee on foreign affairs criticized the statement made by the President of Afghanistan relating to CPEC. During meeting on Wednesday Committee expressed serious concern over the remarks made by U.S Secretary of State in Kabul and Dehli with regard to Pakistan. …

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17 Afghan army cadets killed in terrorist attack on minibus

KABUL -UNS/AFP – A suicide bomber killed 17 Afghan army trainees as they travelled home from their base in Kabul on Saturday, officials said, as militants intensify a deadly rampage that has claimed more than 200 lives this week. It was the second suicide bombing …

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Over 74 killed,dozens injured in Kabul Shia mosque blasts

KABUL-UNS /BBC/AFP- Two suicide bomber has killed at least 74 people inside a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say. An eyewitness told the BBC the scene at the Imam Zaman mosque, in the west of the city, “looks like a front line”. …

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