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Pakistan’s territory not allowed to be used against any country: COAS

Rawalpindi –¬†General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) said Pakistani territory is not allowed to be used against any other country and Pakistan expects the same in reciprocity. The army chief made these remarks while attending Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) Conference held at Kabul today (Tuesday). Commander USCENTCOM, Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM)…

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Pakistani delegation in Kabul for first over meeting of Joint Working Group

KABUL: A high-powered Pakistani delegation led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua reached Kabul to take part in the first ever meeting of Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Working Group. In a weekly media briefing on Friday, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan has proposed five joint working groups, focusing on ensuring a comprehensive engagement for countering…

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Pakistan will benefit the most if peace returns to Afghanistan: Chaudhry

Pakistan‚Äôs ambassador to the US Aizaz Chaudhry, expressing his disappointment over Afghanistan‚Äôs allegations in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in Kabul, said Islamabad will benefit the most if peace returns to the war-torn neighboring country. “We condemn those attacks, the innocent lives [that] have been lost. Our foreign minister was in the Afghan Embassy…

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Pakistan handed 27 Afghan Taliban, Haqqani militants to Kabul last year: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said that 27 individuals suspected of belonging to Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghan (TTA) and Haqqani Network were handed over to Afghanistan in November 2017. ‚ÄúPakistan continues to push any suspected Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network elements to prevent them from using our soil for any terrorist activity in Afghanistan,‚ÄĚ said…

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Pakistan condemns Kabul Military Academy attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday strongly condemned a terrorist attack at the military academy in Kabul and conveyed condolences at the loss of precious human lives. According to a statement issued by Foreign Office, the government and the people of Pakistan convey solidarity and support to the government and people of Afghanistan on this attack. “We…

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Marshal Fahim military academy under terrorist attack in Kabul

KABUL: At least 15 cadets have reportedly been killed as a series of explosions hit an area near the Marshal Fahim military academy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, early on Monday, a witness said. Kabul resident Mohammad Ehsan said the explosions began at around 5 a.m. and lasted for at least an hour. Smaller blasts…

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Eiffel Tower to go dark after Kabul bombing

Paris :The Eiffel Tower will cut its lights on Saturday night to commemorate those killed and wounded in a devastating ambulance bombing in Kabul, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter. “Tonight at midnight the Eiffel Tower will go out in hommage to the victims of the horrific attack that struck Kabul,” Hidalgo said. “The…

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Ambulance bomb kills 95, wounds 158 in Kabul

Kabul:¬†An explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others, officials said, in one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years. The Taliban-claimed assault — the second carried out by the militant group in the Afghan capital in…

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Ambulance bomb attack in Kabul kills at least 40, wounds 110: officials

KABUL: An ambulance packed with explosives blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 40 people and wounding 140 others, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. An ambulance packed with explosives blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 17 people and…

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Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege ends, all gunmen killed: government

KABUL: Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul‚Äôs Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours, reported Reuters. Two gunmen were killed on Saturday night. It was initially reported that four gunmen had attacked the…

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Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotel

KABUL: Gunmen attacked Kabul‚Äôs Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled. Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who escaped unhurt, said the attackers had got into the main part of the hotel through a kitchen and people…

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US urges United Nations to pressure Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS: Returning from a UN Security Council visit to Afghanistan, US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday stressed the Kabul government wants world powers to step up pressure on Pakistan. Haley joined the 14 other council envoys for talks with top Afghan leaders in Kabul at the weekend as the government considers holding peace talks…

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Terrorists of Daesh gaining foothold in Afghanistan

KABUL: Middle-class Afghans turned jihadists have assisted the Islamic State group’s expansion from its stronghold in Afghanistan’s restive east to Kabul, analysts say, helping to make the capital one of the deadliest places in the country. IS has claimed nearly 20 attacks across Kabul in 18 months, with cells including students, professors and shopkeepers evading…

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Islamabad deplores terrorist attack in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul last evening in which many Afghans lost their lives while a number of people were injured. “We are grieved at the loss of precious lives in this terrorist attack and expressed our heartfelt condolences with the families and friends of those who have lost their loved…

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Blast hits police in Afghan capital Kabul, dozens of casualties

KABUL: A suicide bomber in the Afghan capital caused dozens of casualties on Thursday after blowing himself up close to a group of security personnel who were carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol dealing, officials said. Islamic State, which has claimed a series of attacks in Kabul over the past two years,…

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Blast at Afghan news agency in Kabul kills at least 40

KABUL: A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring Shi‚Äėite cultural center in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students attending a conference, reported Reuters. Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said at least 40 people had been…

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Blast at Afghan news agency office in Kabul, casualties feared

KABUL: An explosion hit an office of the Afghan Voice news agency in the west of the capital Kabul on Thursday and casualties were feared, officials and witnesses said. The blast, the latest in a series to hit Afghan media groups in recent years, follows an attack on a private television station in Kabul last…

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Khawaja Asif presents action plan for improving ties with Afghanistan

BEIJING: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif presented an action plan on improving ties with Kabul Tuesday in a meeting with the foreign ministers of China and Afghanistan.¬† According to details, an official meeting was held by the foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan to find out a solution to achieve durable peace in Afghanistan. Khawaja…

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China, Pakistan to look at including Afghanistan in $57 billion economic corridor

BEIJING: China and Pakistan will look at extending their $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, part of China‚Äôs ambitious Belt and Road plan linking China with Asia, Europe and beyond. China has tried to position itself as a helpful party to promote talks between Pakistan and…

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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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