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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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Government Plans Ending Issue of Acting Ministers

Afghan government plans to end the issue of having acting ministers in the cabinet, officials said Thursday. At the moment, 11 seats of the cabinet filled by acting ministers – Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Mining, Education, Public Works, Higher Education, Communication, Information and Technology, Tribe, Labor and Social affairs …

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CE Abdullah Urges Afghan Politicians to Act Responsibly

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah urged newly formed political coalitions and critics to act responsibly and seek their objectives through negotiation. Introducing Hamid Tahmasi as the Acting Minister for Transportation and Civil Aviation on Tuesday, Abdullah said that Afghan politicians should be united and work together for the national interest. Abdullah …

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UNAMA Condemns Herat Mosque Attack

The Office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned last night’s attack at the Jawadia Mosque in Herat which killed at least 31 civilians, including two children, and injured more than 60 others. Two attackers entered a mosque during the evening prayer time when at least 300 worshipers …

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Blast Hits Afghan Forces’ Convoy in Paktia

At least one soldier and three civilians were injured in an explosion hit Afghan security forces’ convoy in Chawk-e Ghazni area of Paktia province on Wednesday early morning, local officials said. The spokesman of Paktia governor, Abdul Hasrat said, “Afghan security forces’ were the main target of the blast.” Hasrat …

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Atta Noor Accuses ARG of Provoking Ethnic Dissensions

Atta Mohammad Noor, Governor of northern Balkh and the leader of Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan accused the Presidential Palace (ARG) of provoking ethnic dissensions. Speaking at the first gathering of new ‘Coalition for Salvation of Afghanistan’ in Mazar-e-Sharif on Tuesday, Noor criticized the government over monopolization of power. “We want …

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