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Explosion Occurs in Kabul

Afghan security officials say an explosion took place in the 8th police district around 11:30 AM today in Kabul. Sources told Ariananews the blast was an Improvised explosive device and no causalities have been reported so far. No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the explosion.  

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U.S. Sending 100 More Marines to Afghanistan

The U.S. is sending about 100 more Marines to the Helmand Province to help the 300 Americans who are already there advising and assisting Afghan security forces, according to U.S. defense officials, The U.S. officials said this deployment is not tied to the Trump administration’s long-awaited new South Asia strategy, …

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Taliban Release Hostages After Sar-E Pul Attack

The Taliban released 235 villagers held hostage after the insurgents attacked and captured a village in the northern Sar-e Pul province. “The people from Mirza Olang village had arrived in Sar-e Pul, the main town of the province, although some others were still with the Taliban,” said Zahir Wahdat, Provincial …

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Government Targets ‘Zero Tolerance’ on Corruption: Ghani

Government aims “zero tolerance” attitude towards fighting corruption mainly, in security sector which undermines the success of Afghan security forces against the insurgents in the country, says President Ashraf Ghani. Addressing a gathering on the government’s campaign against the corruption in security institutions at the Presidential Palace, Ghani said: “We …

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Pres. Ghani Introduces Three New Nominees for Ministerial Positions

President Ashraf Ghani has introduced three new nominees for ministries of Economy, Public Works and Telecommunications. Based on the President’s decree,  Yama Yari was appointed as nominee-minister for Public Works, Shahzadgul Aryubi  for Telecommunication and Mustafa Mastoor as nominee-minister for Ministry of Economy. The nominees are expected to be introduced …

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Islamic State Is Recruiting In Kunar: Provincial Governor

The governor of Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunar province on Friday expressed concerns over the Islamic State (IS) group recruitment process in the province. “Daesh [the Arabic acronym for the IS group] has launched recruiting people in Kunar province,” said Kunar governor Wahidullah Kalimzay,” but they haven’t been in action yet.” He …

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