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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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Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to resolve trade issues

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Pakistan and Afghanistan on Tuesday agreed that institutional mechanism between the two countries needed to be strengthened, saying holding of the much-awaited 7th Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authority Meeting by the Afghan side is need of the hour.  The agreement reached …

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Taliban seize district in northern Afghanistan

Taliban fighters seized a district in Afghanistan’s remote northern province of Badakhshan after several days of fierce fighting, officials said on Friday, as the insurgents pushed forward their annual spring offensive launched last month. Fighting across Afghanistan has picked up in recent weeks with the …

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Nine journalists among 25 people killed in Kabul blasts

KABUL- A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 25 people and wounding 45 others. Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai confirmed that four policemen were killed, while an Afghan media watchdog, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), confirmed that nine journalists …

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IS beheads three brothers in Afghanistan

JALALABAD -UNS : Militants from Islamic State have beheaded three brothers, all working in the medical profession, in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, the main stronghold of Islamic State in Afghanistan, said …

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Over 48 killed in Kabul suicide attack

KABUL -UNS- An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 48 people including women and children and wounded 112 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday in the latest attack on election preparations. The assaults underscore growing concerns about security …

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Two FC personnel martyred, five injured in cross-border attack from Afghanistan

QUETTA-UNS – At least two soldiers were martyred and five other sustained injuries as Frontier Corps (FC) KhyberPakhtunkhwa (KPK) troops were fired upon from Afghanistan side on Pak-Afghan border near Kurram agency, reported Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor. Troops were …

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13 policemen in fresh Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

Officials say the Afghan Taliban fighters attacked security forces right after a roadside bomb attack in Herat’s Shindand district, wounding many and escaping with their weapons. Taliban attacks overnight in Afghanistan killed at least 13 policemen and wounded several others, officials said on Friday. In …

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Navigating the Afghan challenge

BY CH AMANAT ALI Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s recent day-long trip to Kabul represented a serious and well-thought-out effort to reach out to the Afghan leadership with an aim to stop relations between both the countries from further deteriorating. The talks he held with …

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