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Many terrorists killed in Pakistan Army operation in Khyber, Mohmand Agency

KHYBER AGENCY -UNS– The targeted operation against terrorists belonging to banned outfit Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has continued in Khyber and Mohmand Agency as officers of Pakistan Army have killed several militants and destroyed their hideouts. According to details, training compound of deputy commander Adil Bacha and his …

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Pak-Afghan border remains closed on third day

PESHAWAR -UNS – All trade activities remain suspended at the Torkham border on the third day. Pakistani authorities late on Thursday had sealed Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan for an indefinite period after a suicide bomb blast ripped through the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar …

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Militant groups regrouping in Afghanistan under ISIS

By Roohan Ahmed KARACHI: Militant organizations, who fled the Zarb-e-Azb military offensive in Pakistan, are regrouping in Afghanistan under ISIS. Sources said leaders of at least five militant organizations met in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province last year in November. “Representatives of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al- Almi (an offshoot …

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Pakistan is committed to peace, stability in Afghanistan: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan has reiterated its commitment to continue to work for peace and stability in Afghanistan. Speaking to media in Islamabad, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan will continue to work with international community and the Afghan government to make 2017 a …

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Afghan terrorists entering Pakistan flee after army counters

RAWALPINDI -UNS– Army foiled an attempt of operatives of banned outfit and ISIS to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan after they attacked a border-post in Mohmand Agency. “Terrorists from Afghanistan side fire raided Pakistani border post in Mohmand agency. Pakistani troops at post effectively responded to …

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Pakistan, India to discuss Afghan reconciliation in Moscow talks

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan and India are to sit together besides four other countries mid-February in Russian capital to discuss ramping up reconciliation process in Afghanistan, Russian media reported Tuesday. Talks hosted by Russia are scheduled to be convened in mid-February and attended by Iran, …

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Cabinet approves ‘Repatriation and Management Policy for Afghan Refugees’

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The federal cabinet has approved Repatriation and Management Policy for Afghan Refugees today (Tuesday). A meeting of the Federal Cabinet is underway in Islamabad with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair. The meeting is considering a 32-point agenda including Electoral Reforms, …

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119 killed due to avalanches, heavy snow in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan officials were working on Monday to reach remote villages after avalanches and heavy snow killed at least 119 people around the country. A storm dumped as much as two metres (6.5 feet) of snow on many areas of Afghanistan over the …

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Afghan guard shoots dead Third Secretary in Afghan Consulate

KARACHI : Afghan security guard deployed at Afghanistan Consulate in the metropolis has opened fire and killed Third Secretary named Muhammad Zaki on Monday. Reportedly, one of the guards deployed at the consulate used his Sub-machine Gun to shoot dead the third secretary while intermittent …

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Multi faceted security issue cannot be ensured by just closing borders: Nisar

ISLAMABAD -UNS -Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has stressed the need for effective border management between Pakistan and Afghanistan. He was talking to Ambassador of the European Union, who called on him in Islamabad on Thursday. The Interior Minister said that comprehensive measures are …

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