Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

11 killed as roadside bomb hits Afghan bus

HERAT – At least 11 civilians including four women and three children were killed when a roadside bomb struck a bus in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, as top US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad visited Kabul. The latest attack targeting passenger vehicles occurred on Saturday evening in the western province of Badghis, ...

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Rashid Khan singing ‘Mere Paas Tum Ho’

Andrew Couldridge/Reuters KABUL – Afghanistan’s young cricketer Rashid Khan has surprised the fans with his new skill after his video went viral on social media in which can be listened singing the soundtrack of “Mere Pass Tum Ho”. In a video recently uploaded on Twitter, the 22-year-old can be seen ...

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Afghan ceasefire calm shattered as 12 die in mosque blast

AFP Photo/Representational KABUL – At least 12 people were killed in a mosque blast on the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Friday, shattering the relative calm of a holiday ceasefire between the warring Taliban and government forces. Among those killed was the imam leading Friday prayers at the mosque ...

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Thousands of Afghans flee homes as fighting erupts after US pullout

Afghan security officials check people on a road side as part of increased security measures – EPA KANDAHAR – Thousands of Afghans were forced to flee their homes as fierce fighting erupted between government forces and the Taliban in a southern province after the US military began withdrawing its remaining ...

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NATO says Afghanistan withdrawal has begun

AFP / File Photo BRUSSELS – NATO has started the withdrawal of its mission from Afghanistan following a decision by President Joe Biden to bring US forces home, an alliance official said Thursday. Members of the US-backed alliance agreed this month to wrap up their 9,600-strong mission in Afghanistan after ...

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United States to slash troop levels in Iraq, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump vowed that he will sharply reduce the number of US forces deployed in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday, but did not commit to a full withdrawal from the country’s longest war after facing fierce criticism from at home and abroad. ...

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Pakistan assures Afghanistan of complete support for peace process

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday assured Afghanistan of Pakistan’s complete support for the Afghan peace process, stating that Islamabad wanted to be “friends not masters”. The foreign minister was speaking at a conference at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad alongside the chairman of Afghanistan’s High ...

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Australia’s Afghanistan test, one-day series v New Zealand postponed

MELBOURNE: Australia’s one-off test against Afghanistan and one-day series against New Zealand have been postponed to the 2021-22 season due to scheduling “complexity” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday. Australia were to play their first home test against Afghanistan in Perth from Nov. 21 and three ...

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Taliban explosives truck kills 8 Afghan soldiers

KABUL: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed truck near an Afghan military convoy, killing eight soldiers, the defence ministry said, in the latest attack claimed by the Taliban. The attack, which took place in Sayed Abad district of Wardak province near the capital Kabul, also wounded nine soldiers, the ministry ...

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