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Pakistan calls for Afghanistan to protect diplomats

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday terming the killing of Pakistani diplomat in Jalalabad very unfortunate said Afghanistan should work for the security of diplomats for peace in the region. Addressing the participants of 107th National Management Course (NMC) here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President said Pakistan was desirous of peace and development in Afghanistan and…

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TV station in Afghan capital comes under attack

KABUL: A private television station in the Afghan capital came under attack on Tuesday by at least two men who broke into the building after an explosion, a security official said, reported Reuters. One of the attackers was killed by guards while another fought off security forces with hand grenades, the official said. As the…

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At least 3 dead, 15 injured in Kabul bombing

KABUL: A suicide attacker riding a motorcycle blew himself up inside Kabul’s heavily fortified diplomatic zone on Tuesday, killing at least three people and wounding 15, officials said. It was the first attack targeting the Afghan capital’s so-called “Green Zone” since a massive truck bomb ripped through the area on May 31, killing or wounding…

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Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist attack near Military Academy in Kabul

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attack near military Academy in Kabul on October 21, 2017, foreign office said here Saturday. We are grieved at the loss of precious lives in this dreadful terrorist act and convey our deepest condolences and sympathies with the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones. We also pray for…

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Death toll of Kabul mosque blast rises to 56: officials

KABUL: The death toll in Kabul mosque attack has jumped to 56, officials said Saturday, as the Afghan capital reels from the latest deadly violence. “The toll from yesterday’s Imam Zaman mosque attack has increased to 56 killed, including women and children, and 55 wounded,” an interior ministry spokesman told AFP. Officials had previously put…

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Death toll in Kabul tragedy rises to 72

KABUL: A strong smell of blood and flesh permeated the Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul on Saturday hours after dozens of Shiite worshippers were slaughtered by a suicide bomber during evening prayers. Broken glass and dust covered the red carpet, soaked in the blood of the men, women and children who had been praying on…

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General Bajwa meets Afghan President in Kabul

KABUL: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa left Sunday arrived in for a one-day official visit. The army chief, according to ISPR, met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and military leadership of the neighbouring country. Accompanied by Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Naveed Mukhtar and other high-level military officials, General Qamar Javed…

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US airstrike in Kabul causes ‘several casualties’: NATO

An American airstrike on insurgents in Kabul Wednesday caused “several casualties” after a missile “malfunctioned”, NATO said, as US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visits war-torn Afghanistan. The US strike was launched in support of Afghan security forces who had confronted militants after they fired a volley of rockets near the capital’s international airport. One person…

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Peace with Pakistan is our national agenda: Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani said that his government was ready for comprehensive talks and that peace with Pakistan was his national agenda. “From here, I have a message to Pakistan: We are ready for comprehensive political talks. Peace with Pakistan is in our national agenda,” Ghani said, addressing political elites and journalists at the Presidential…

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Entire nation on one page against Trump’s statement: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Wednesday that the whole nation stood united against threats by US President Donald Trump. Speaking at the floor of the house, Khawaja Asif said that the National Assembly of Pakistan had rejected Donald Trump’s Afghanistan policy. “A superpower is blaming Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan,” he said….

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Kabul blast near US embassy claims four lives

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank close to the heavily protected U.S. embassy compound in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least four people and wounding several, the interior ministry said, reported Reuters. The bomber hit the entrance to a Kabul Bank branch in the well-off area of Kabul, close…

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Suicide bomber, gunmen kill 12 in Kabul mosque attack

KABUL: A suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a mosque in Kabul killed 12 people and wounded scores more Friday, officials said, the latest assault to highlight deteriorating security in Afghanistan. Gunshots and explosions could be heard during the attack that lasted around four hours and witnesses reported seeing worshippers…

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Khawaja Asif to visit China, Russia before USA

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif will visit China and Russia before the United States, following Trump’s allegations against Pakistan for harbouring terrorists.  Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that terrorists from East Afghanistan were involved in attacks in Pakistan. Addressing the Senate and later speaking on Samaa current affairs show Nadeem Malik Live, Khawaja Asif said…

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Afghanistan to become ‘graveyard’ for US troops: Taliban

KABUL: The Taliban warned that Afghanistan would become “a graveyard” for the United States Tuesday after President Donald Trump cleared the way for thousands more American troops to be sent to the war-torn country. “If America doesn’t withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, soon Afghanistan will become another graveyard for this superpower in the 21st century,”…

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10 facts you should know about GT Road

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be traveling to his home Lahore via Grand Trunk Road aka GT Road. The road is one of South Asia’s oldest and longest major roads. Here are 10 significant facts about the GT Road. 01. Grand Trunk Road covers a distance of over 2,500 kilometres i.e. 1,600 miles. 02….

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Suicide bombings near Iraqi embassy in Kabul: officials

KABUL: A suicide bomber attacked a police compound and the nearby Iraqi embassy in Kabul on Monday, security officials in the Afghan capital said. A police spokesperson said security forces were at the scene and a gunbattle was under way, reported Reuters. This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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Pakistan condemns Kabul terrorists attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Monday strongly condemns suicide attack in Kabul that has resulted in the loss of precious lives of many innocent Afghans and injuries to scores. “We express our sincere condolence to the bereaved families and pray for early recovery of those injured”, a press release said. It said terrorism is a common enemy and…

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PM Nawaz Sharif condemns Kabul bombing

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the car bomb attack in Kabul on Monday that resulted in loss of precious lives. The Prime Minister expressed sympathies with the Government and people of Afghanistan on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan. It is pertinent to mention here that in Afghanistan, at…

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24 killed in Kabul suicide car bombing

KABUL: A suicide car bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Monday killed at least 24 people and wounded 40, doubling earlier casualty estimates, acting Afghan Interior Ministry spokesperson Najib Danish said. Police said earlier that a suicide attacker had detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul, although the target of the…

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War-hit Afghanistan ecstatic over cricket Test status

KABUL: Cricket-mad Afghanistan was euphoric after being awarded Test match status, a rare glimmer of good news amid rising insecurity, though many lamented the lack of sports infrastructure in the conflict-torn country. Both Ireland and Afghanistan became cricket’s 11th and 12th Test nations on Thursday following a unanimous vote by the International Cricket Council during…

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Afghanistan’s ‘hill of widows’ live in a world apart

KABUL: The first women settled on this stony slope outside Kabul in the 1990s hoping to escape the stigma those like them are forced to endure. Today it is known as Afghanistan’s ‘hill of widows’, home to a cluster of women who have eked out independence in a society that shuns and condemns them as…

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