Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Afghan Opium Production Reaches Record High

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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US returns the favour, ‘kills’ dreaded TTP Ahraar chief Umar Khorasani

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PESHAWAR: Chief of the notorious Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahraar (JuA) faction, Umar Khalid Khorasani was killed in a US drone attack in Afghanistan’s Paktia province on Tuesday, it was claimed on Thursday, just as the TTP confirmed last year’s killing of Umar Mansoor Naray, the mastermind of the Army Public School ...

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Dean Jones named as interim Afghan coach

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KABUL: Former Australia batsman and cricket commentator Dean Jones will coach Afghanistan in their upcoming Hong Kong tour, officials said Tuesday, in the latest sign of the team´s rising fortunes. Jones, who visited Kabul last month to commentate on the Shpageeza Twenty20 tournament, will take charge for Afghanistan´s four-day Intercontinental ...

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US forces aiding Islamic State in Afghanistan, alleges Karzai

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KABUL: Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said that the ISIS was a ‘US construct’ whose forces have been helping the militant group in Afghanistan. “Absolutely,” he told Russia Today in an exclusive interview in London when asked whether he agrees that the ISIS was a US construct. Asked if ...

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U.S. yet to announce exact troop number deployment in Afghanistan

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KABUL: The visiting U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Wednesday that the exact number of additional U.S. troops to be deployed in Afghanistan was not still clear. “Afghan security forces continue to take the lead but we are going to give them more advantages,” Mattis responded to a query when ...

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