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Jalalabad consulate: Afghan FM assures of ‘positive outcome’

Jalalabad consulate: Afghan FM assures of ‘positive outcome’

ISLAMABAD:Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday expressed concern at the closure of the country’s consulate in the Afghan city of Jalalabad and was assured by his Afghan counterpart of a “positive outcome” in the matter. Qureshi requested the Afghan foreign minister, Salahuddin Rabbani, during a telephonic conversation, to restore security arrangements allowing the consulate general to […]

US launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city

US launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city

United States (US) forces launched airstrikes on Friday to counter a major Taliban assault on an Afghan provincial capital, where terrified residents cowered in their homes amid explosions and gunfire as security forces fought to beat the insurgents back. Officials said Afghan special forces were also being deployed to the southeastern city of Ghazni after […]

8 killed, 40 wounded as Afghan passenger bus hit by roadside bomb: officials

8 killed, 40 wounded as Afghan passenger bus hit by roadside bomb: officials

A roadside bomb hit a Kabul-bound passenger bus in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and wounding around 40, mostly women and children, officials said. “It was a bomb planted by the Taliban to hit security forces but unfortunately it got a passenger bus,” Farah provincial police spokesman Muhibullah Muhib claimed. There […]

At least 10 killed in attack on Afghan govt office: official

At least 10 killed in attack on Afghan govt office: official

Gunmen stormed an education department compound in Afghanistan’s restive east on Wednesday in an attack that left at least ten people dead, officials said. Ten others have been wounded in the second attack in Jalalabad city in as many days, Nangarhar provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP. The sound of gunfire followed by a “big […]

Afghan national held in fraud case

Afghan national held in fraud case

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter, has arrested an accused Gula Jan, an Afghan national and resident of College Doraha area, Mansehra, for his involvement in cheating public at large under the garb of investment in car bargain and property business, fleecing them of millions of rupees. According to a statement issued here […]

Taliban rejects pleas by Afghan elders for a ceasefire extension

Taliban rejects pleas by Afghan elders for a ceasefire extension

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban on Monday rejected pleas by Afghan elders and activists for an extension of this month’s ceasefire and said they amounted to a call for surrender to foreign forces, as local groups continued to push for an end to fighting. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid dismissed the peace “slogans” and urged civil […]

30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks: officials

30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks: officials

HERAT, Afghanistan Taliban fighters killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, days after the group ended its ceasefire.”More than half of the fatalities came from the ambush and roadside bomb blasts that hit a reinforcement convoy,” Badghis provincial governor Abdul Qhafoor Malikzai told AFP.The other soldiers and […]

US reaches out to Bajwa, offers ceasefire to Afghan Taliban

US reaches out to Bajwa, offers ceasefire to Afghan Taliban

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a new peace initiative for Afghanistan on Thursday, reaching out to the man Washington believes can help them achieve this objective, Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Later, he announced that American and Nato troops in Afghanistan will also observe a temporary ceasefire that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani […]

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