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No military solution to decades’ long Afghan conflict: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal said on Thursday that Pakistan is committed to peace and security in Afghanistan and fully supports Afghan President’s peace initiatives. Speaking at a weekly briefing in Islamabad, he asserted that there is no military solution to …

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Over 19 killed including Sikhs, Hindus community people

Grief mixed with anger among Afghanistan’s minority Sikh and Hindu community on Monday as they prepared for funerals of loved ones, including an election candidate, killed in a suicide attack. At least 19 people were killed and 21 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself …

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Pakistan, Afghanistan reach ‘unique deal’ on peace :Ghani

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani has said an agreement has been made with Pakistan, in writing, to combat terrorism, reported Tolo News. Addressing an event in Kabul, the president announced that achievements had been made with Pakistan on finding a solution to the Taliban problem …

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Army Chief holds meetings with Afghan President, CE, Commander RSM

RAWALPINDI -UNS : Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday returned home after a day-long visit to Kabul, Afghanistan. During the visit, the COAS had exclusive one-to-one meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani followed by delegations level discussions. He also had meetings …

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COAS leaves for Kabul to meet Afghan president

ISLAMABAD -UNS/APP: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday left for Kabul to meet President Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghanni on his invitation, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported. Director General of ISPR, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor tweeted, “Army chief left for Kabul to meet …

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Afghan taliban agrees to unprecedented ceasefire for Eid

KABUL (AFP) – The Taliban announced its first ceasefire in Afghanistan since the 2001 US invasion on Saturday, with a three-day halt in hostilities against the country’s security forces that was greeted with relief by war-weary Afghans. But the group warned the suspension of fighting …

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Afghan Govt. announces ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

KABUL (AFP) – Afghanistan announced Thursday a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though operations against other groups including Islamic State will continue. The ceasefire, which would bring some welcome relief to war-weary civilians, will last “from the …

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Over 7 killed in Kabul suicide blast near clerics’ gathering

KABUL (AFP) – At least seven people were killed in a suicide bombing Monday near a gathering of top clerics in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, roughly one hour after the group proclaimed such attacks a sin, police said. The blast in the western part of the …

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US strategy in Afghanistan shows little result: US Watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s revamped Afghanistan strategy has made little progress against the Taliban insurgency, leaving the country a “dangerous and volatile” place nearly 17 years after the U.S. invaded, a government watchdog report said Monday. The conclusion contrasts with assertions last fall …

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Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AFP) – Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramazan began. The blasts exploded among spectators …

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