Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

NATO says to boost Afghan mission to 16,000 troops

NATO wants full cooperation from Pakistan, says secretary general BRUSSELS: NATO will boost its training mission in Afghanistan by around 3,000 troops, chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday as Kabul reeled from the latest deadly attack on civilians. The overall size of NATO s training and support mission in the unrest-hit country ...

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India starts trade route to Afghanistan via Iran

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday shipped its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through Iran’s strategic Chahbahar Port, launching a trade route bypassing longtime rival Pakistan. The shipment, an Indian gift for Afghanistan, was sent from the western seaport of Kandla. It will be taken by trucks to ...

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Taliban Kill 28 Afghan Police as Attacks Escalate Nationwide

KABUL: Taliban militants stormed police checkpoints late Saturday and before dawn Sunday in three provinces of Afghanistan, killing 28 policemen in the latest in a series of attacks across the country. Tens of heavily equipped insurgents, including holders of night-vision rifles, initially began sporadic shooting at three police checkpoints and ...

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CIA conducting ‘hunt-and-kill’ operations in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: The CIA has launched a new “hunt and kill” mission in Afghanistan, targeting Taliban militants across the country, the US media reported on Monday. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said last week that the United States wants to beat the Taliban in the battlefield first to force them to ...

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Afghan Opium Production Reaches Record High

KABUL: Afghanistan, the world’s largest producer of opium, has harvested a record crop this year that more than doubled last year’s production, a bad omen for fighting terrorism and organized crime, officials say. Salamt Azimi, the country’s minister for counter-narcotics, told US media that insecurity kept the government from implementing ...

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Key US diplomat visits Pakistan, meets PM, COAS and DG ISI

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson got a frosty welcome to Pakistan Tuesday after Washington turned up the heat on Islamabad for allegedly providing “safe havens” for Taliban militants. America s top diplomat was quietly greeted by a mid-level Pakistani Foreign Office official at the military airport in the garrison ...

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Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside military school

KABUL: A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan’s top military training center in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a particularly deadly week for ...

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At Least 50 Dead After Two Attacks On Mosques In Afghanistan

KABUL: Afghan officials say suicide bombers have killed at least 50 people in two attacks on mosques in Afghanistan, as sectarian- and terror-related violence continues to surge in the war-torn country. The death toll could rise sharply in the October 20 attacks on a Shi’ite mosque in the capital, Kabul, ...

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Taliban attack kills 41 soldiers in Kandahar

KANDAHAR: The Taliban launched a major attack on an army base in southern Kandahar province with one lawmaker saying at least 40 Afghan soldiers were killed. The brazen assault began with two suicide car bombings, setting of several hours of fighting. Khalid Pashtun, a member of parliament from the province, ...

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