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Kabul: Armed Men Shoot Dead 2 Security Personnel

توسط - Kabul: Armed Men Shoot Dead 2 Security Personnel

Unknown armed men on Tuesday morning, around 7:40 local time, opened fire and killed two security personnel, said Fardaws Faramarz, provincial police spokesman. The attack took place in the twelfth district of Kabul city. According to police spokesman, an investigation was underway. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack and no arrest was made....

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Herat Car Bombing Kills 2 Afghan Soldiers

توسط - Herat Car Bombing Kills 2 Afghan Soldiers

Afghan Ministry of Interior said Tuesday, April 20, that Taliban insurgents on Monday wanted to attack on a security outpost in Ghoryan district of Herat province, using a car rigged with explosives. Government forces identified the suicide bomber and foiled the attempt before hitting the target, it said. Herat provincial media outlets, however, said in a statement that two security soldiers were killed and as...

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Taliban Key Commander Killed in Peshawar

توسط - Taliban Key Commander Killed in Peshawar

Nek Mohammad Rahbarmal, a Taliban military commander for the Afghan eastern Nangarhar province, was killed in Haji Camp area in Peshawar Monday evening, said Nangarhar’s governor Ziaulhaq Amarkhel. Another two of his fellows had been wounded, the governor said. There was no comment from the insurgent group yet. The Islamic State/Daesh has reportedly claimed responsibility for the murder. ...

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Helmand: Dozens of Civilians Rescued from Taliban Custody

توسط - Helmand: Dozens of Civilians Rescued from Taliban Custody

 In a statement, Afghan Ministry of Defense said these civilians were set free during an overnight operation Monday in Mosa Qala district of Helmand province. At least six Taliban militants were killed and a number of weapons seized. The insurgent group has not commented yet. Earlier on Saturday, April 17, as many as 20 security personnel held in a Taliban custody were released in an operation...

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Afghan House Speaker Calls on Taliban to Attend Istanbul Summit

توسط - Afghan House Speaker Calls on Taliban to Attend Istanbul Summit

Mir Rahman Rahmani, Speaker of the Afghan parliament (Wolesi Jirga), in House’s plenary session on Monday also urged the countries in the region and the United Nations to encourage the Taliban to participate in the summit.  The summit has lifted hopes for end of long-decades war in Afghanistan, he said. The U.S.-sponsored Afghan peace conference that was set to take place on April 16 in...

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No Guarantees about Afghanistan’s Future after Troop Withdrawal: White House

توسط - No Guarantees about Afghanistan’s Future after Troop Withdrawal: White House

U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the United States will withdraw its remaining 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the al Qaeda attacks that triggered America’s longest war. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan was asked on the Fox News Sunday program about the risk of a repeat of what happened in Iraq, where Islamic State...

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No Winner in War, Says Afghan Human Rights Watchdog

توسط - No Winner in War, Says Afghan Human Rights Watchdog

In its report released on Twitter on Monday, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said that 39 civilians had been killed and another 40 wounded within 10 to 15 of April, 2021 in sticky and roadside bombings as well as armed attacks in four provinces. The attacks were carried out in Farah, Parwan, Nangarhar and Kandahar provinces. Four women and eight children were among...

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Iran Starts Enriching Uranium to 60% Purity, IAEA Confirms

توسط - Iran Starts Enriching Uranium to 60% Purity, IAEA Confirms

The move has complicated talks aimed at reviving Iran’s nuclear deal with major powers as it is a big step towards producing weapons-grade uranium.  Iran had previously only reached 20% purity, and that was already a breach of the deal, which says Iran can only enrich to 3.67%. Iran made the step up to 60% in response to an explosion that damaged equipment at the...

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Afghan FM Talks to Indian Counterpart via Phone

توسط - Afghan FM Talks to Indian Counterpart via Phone

During the phone talk, India’s Minister for External Affairs Jaishankar discussed the role of neighbors in Afghanistan’s peace process and assured Mr. Atmar of his country’s active role. Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar earlier on Saturday met with the U.S. Chargé da’Affaires Ross Wilson in Kabul. According to a Foreign Ministry’s statement, Mr. Wilson assured FM Atmar of the U.S.’ continued support for Afghan security...

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Eight Family Members Killed in E. Afghanistan during Tarawih Prayer

توسط - Eight Family Members Killed in E. Afghanistan during Tarawih Prayer

At least eight family members of a man named Haji Abdul Wahab were killed last night while offering Tarawih—ritual prayer during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan—in Jalalabad city, provincial governor Ziaulhaq Amarkhel, took to his Twitter account. The armed attack in which five sons of Abdul Wahab and three of his nephews were killed took place in the ninth district of Jalalabad city,...