Monday, 15 October 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Several Sikhs, Hindu among 19 killed in Afghan suicide attack

JALALABAD: A suicide bomb attack in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting killed at least 19 people, including the only Sikh candidate in upcoming legislative elections, officials said on Sunday. The attacker struck a market located hundreds of metres from the provincial governor’s compound where Ghani ...

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Blast rocks Afghan city killing at least 7

JALALABAD: An explosion in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting killed at least seven people, officials said Sunday. A hospital official told AFP that seven bodies and several wounded had been taken to the medical facility in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. Ghani’s spokesman ...

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Nikki Haley tells Modi to cut Iranian oil use

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi it was important India cut Iranian oil use, but said the United States would work to allow India to use an Iranian port as corridor to Afghanistan. “Sanctions are coming (on Iran) and we’re going forward ...

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TTP appoints new chief after Fazlullah’s killing

KABUL: The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced that Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud would be its new chief confirming the death of former cheif  Fazlullah. US forces had targeted Fazlullah in a counter terrorism strike on June 14 in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, close to the border with Pakistan. Afghan President Ashraf ...

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Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire

Afghan Taliban militants rode a motorbike as they took to the streets to celebrate a ceasefire on the second day of Eid Credit: NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images KABUL: Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, ...

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At least 20 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during ceasefire

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Afghan Taliban, security forces, and civilians celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, officials said. The attack came as President Ashraf Ghani announced an extension of the government’s week-long ceasefire with ...

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Afghanistan thrashed by India within two days

BCCI MUMBAI: Afghanistan’s fairy tale entry into Test cricket ended in a bruising defeat inside two days by world number one team India on Friday. India bowled Afghanistan twice in less than a day as they completed a crushing innings and 262 runs win over the outclassed debutants. Cricket has ...

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Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah ‘killed in drone attack’

EPA KABUL: The leader of Pakistan’s Taliban armed group has been killed in neighbouring Afghanistan’s Kunar province, the Afghan defence ministry said on Friday. “I confirm that Mullah Fazlullah, leader of the Pakistani Taliban, has been killed in an joint air operation [with the US] in the border area of ...

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‘Ruthless’ India will not take Afghans lightly: Rahane

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BANGALORE: Top-ranked India will be “ruthless” and not take Afghanistan lightly when they make their Test debut in Bangalore, skipper Ajinkya Rahane said. It will be a historic moment for Asghar Stanikzai’s team when they step out on Thursday for their maiden five-day outing against the world’s number one Test ...

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A Test of nerves for Afghanistan in debut against India

BANGALORE: Shaken by the horrors of war, Afghanistan will take a mighty step in cricket history when captain Asghar Stanikzai leads his team out for their first ever Test match against India on Thursday. Conflict has scarred virtually every member of the team and they are impoverished compared with their ...

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