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India patronising terror groups in Afghanistan;Pakistan tells US

ISLAMABAD- UNS- Pakistan on Wednesday conveyed to the United States that India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) are patronising terrorists groups to attack soft targets in the country. National Security Adviser Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua conveyed …

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30 civilians killed by ISIS in central Afghanistan

KABUL – UNS/AFP – Militants linked to the Islamic State group killed around 30 civilians, including children, in the central Afghan province of Ghor, the local government said Wednesday. The incident occurred late Tuesday north of the provincial capital Firoz Koh, with the government calling …

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Taliban release drone footage of suicide attack

Afghanistan’s Taliban have released drone footage showing a suicide bomber driving a Humvee into a police base in Helmand province and blowing it up this month. An Afghan government official said the video posted online appeared to be authentic. The use of video taken by …

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Taliban attack in southern Afghan city kills 14: officials

KABUL (AFP) – Taliban insurgents trying to seize a southern Afghan city killed 14 people including 10 policemen in a coordinated attack which started with a car bombing Monday, officials said. The assault was the militants’ latest attempt to capture the besieged Helmand provincial capital …

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Abdullah appreciated Pakistan’s generous hosting of Afghan refugees for past four decades

BY SAJJAD HUSSAIN ISLAMABAD: Minister SAFRON Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Abdul Quadir Baloch had a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, Mr. Abdullah Abdullah, who arrived in Geneva to participate in the quadripartite meeting on Afghan refugees. They discussed the return of Afghan refugees, …

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Sartaj Aziz reiterates Pakistan’s desire for lasting peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Thursday called on Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. While discussing the efforts for long term peace and stability in Afghanistan, the adviser reiterated Pakistan’s …

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Pakistan pledges $500 million in assistance to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD : Addressing the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan on Wednesday, Adviser Sartaj Aziz, underlined importance of a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan for Pakistan and announced Government of Pakistan s fresh pledge of $500 million for economic development projects in Afghanistan. This is in addition …

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Afghan refugees in Pakistan bear the brunt of regional politics

KABUL: For Samihullah, a tailor from a family of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, the first indication that it might be time to leave the country was the insults leveled at him in the bazaar. Born to refugee parents in the northern Pakistani town of Mansehra, …

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Afghanistan thanks Pakistan for giving shelter to millions of Afghan refugees for 40 years

NOWSHERA-UNS- Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr.Omar Zakhilwal has thanked the people and government of Pakistan for giving shelter to millions of Afghan refugees for about forty years. Visiting the newly opened UNHCR centre for registration of Afghan refugees in Nowshera today, he said the Afghan …

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Top TTP commander killed in Afghanistan: sources

PESHAWAR (AFP) – Afghan security forces have killed one of the top Pakistani Taliban commanders along with at least 10 other militants in a border area operation, sources said Sunday. Raeas Khan, also known as Azam Khan Tariq, had a 20 million rupee ($190,740) bounty …

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