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Over 40 dead, dozens wounded in multiple Kabul blasts

KABUL (AFP) – At least 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in multiple blasts at a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul on Thursday, officials said, in the latest deadly violence to hit the Afghan capital. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but …

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First trilateral meeting: Pakistan, Afghanistan, China reiterate firm resolve to fight menace of terrorism

BEIJING-UNS – Foreign Minister Wang Yi of the People’s Republic of China, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan held the 1st China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue in Beijing, China on …

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IS claims Kabul blast at Afghan intelligence agency

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a compound of Afghanistan’s national intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday, that killed at least five people and wounded two. The blast comes a week after the group claimed an attack on a training facility of …

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Narco-trade and terrorism: Pakistan urges Afghanistan to take adequate measures to end poppy culivation

ISLAMABAD :The Afghanistan Government needs to take urgent steps for eradication of poppy cultivation, law enforcement, provision of alternative livelihoods, and public information campaigns to end the production of opium in line with International Drug Conventions. Spokesperson of Foreign Office Muhammad Faisal responding to a …

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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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