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OIC Deplores Twin Suicide Attacks in Kabul

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation deplored the twin suicide attacks that claimed the lives of more than 20 people youth and two Journalists on Wednesday in Kabul. The attacks, which targeted a gym during a sports contest, have been part of an increasing number of deadly violent strikes in Afghanistan. …

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‘Afghanistan’s Troops to Train in China’

China will train Afghan troops on Chinese soil, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Beijing said on Thursday. The military cooperation will be part of an effort to fight Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants bent on attacking China from its western neighbor, Ambassador Janan Mosazai told Reuters. Kabul has also …

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Eight ALP Members Killed in Takhar

Eight Afghan Local Police (ALP) members have been killed in Takhar province, a police official said Thursday. Provincial deputy police chief Nezamuddin Ghori said the incident took place at around 2 a.m. this morning in Qandahari village, in Khuja Ghar district of the province. Ghori said that the victims were …

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Twin Bombings Hit Wrestling Match in Kabul

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives during a wrestling match in the capital Kabul on Wednesday, and as emergency medical workers and journalists rushed to the scene, a second, much larger explosion went off, officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said a suicide bomber struck at the center and …

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U.S. Service Member Died in Eastern Afghanistan

A U.S. service member died in a “non-combat related incident” in eastern Afghanistan, NATO military headquarters in Kabul said on Tuesday. No details were given, and the incident is under investigation, according to U.S. Forces Afghanistan. The name of the service member has not yet been released, pending next-of-kin notification. …

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Pakistan Elects New President from Ruling Party

Pakistan lawmakers elected Arif Alvi from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party to take charge as Pakistan’s 13th President. Arif Alvi will replace President Mamnoon Hussain, who completes his five-year term on September 9. Pakistan’s elections oversight body is expected to certify the result on Wednesday. The president is elected by …

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