Friday, 20 July 2018

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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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Afghan president apologizes for deadly airstrike kills 30 children

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani apologised Wednesday to the families of civilians, mainly children, killed when the country´s air force sprayed an outdoor religious gathering with rockets and machine gun fire last month. The April 2 airstrike on a ceremony attended by hundreds of men and boys in Dasht-e-Archi district ...

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Afghan army to collapse in six months without US help: Ghani

WASHINGTON: President Ashraf Ghani has said that the Afghan National Army will not last more than six months without US support and the Afghan government will also collapse. Mr Ghani acknowledged his government’s almost absolute dependence on Washington in an interview to a television show CBS 60 Minutes, broadcast earlier ...

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Afghan political crisis deepens as ousted governor refuses to go

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s bid to oust one of the country’s most powerful provincial governors has run into strong resistance that has deepened political uncertainty just as Washington steps up its campaign against the Taliban insurgency. Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of the strategically important northern province of Balkh, has ...

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Afghanistan trying to make peace with Pakistan: Ashraf Ghani

KABUL: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his government has taken necessary steps to maintain peace with Pakistan. According to the Afghan media, speaking to local residents and elders of southern Zabul province, President Ghani said the perceptions that the government`s strategies regarding peace efforts are not clear are ...

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5 killed as IS gunmen attack Kabul TV station

KABUL: At least five people were killed and 21 others wounded in a terrorist attack against a local TV channel station in Kabul on Tuesday, authorities said. The incident occurred in the morning after two terrorists attacked Shamshad TV, a private Pashto language channel, in Chaman-e-Huzuri neighborhood, a security source ...

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Peace with Pakistan is our national agenda: Ashraf Ghani

KABUL: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani in his Eidul Azha message has reached out to Pakistan offering “comprehensive negotiations” to bring peace to their troubled relationship. Like most Muslim countries, Afghanistan is celebrating Eid on Friday while in Pakistan it will be celebrated on Saturday. “Peace with Pakistan is our national ...

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Dozens killed in bombing of mosque in Afghan city of Herat

HERAT: A suicide attack on a Jawadia mosque in the city of Herat in western Afghanistan has killed at least 29 people and wounded more than 64, officials have said. More than 1,700 civilians have been killed in attacks in Afghanistan so far this year, hitting confidence in the government ...

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