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Taliban Kidnap 25 Passengers in Sar-e Pul

At least 25 passengers have been kidnapped by a Taliban commander in Balkhab district of Sar-e Pul province, officials said on Tuesday. Assadullah Khurram, a Provincial Council Member in Sar-e Pul said the passengers were kidnapped by a Taliban commander, identified as Mahdi Mujahid, while they were traveling from Balkh …

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ANA Helicopter Crashes in Kandahar

An Afghan army helicopter has been crashed in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, officials confirmed Saturday. The Spokesman for the Defense Ministry, Ghafoor Ahmad Javid said that two soldiers were killed and two others wounded in the incident. Taliban claim that the helicopter was shot down by the group’s fighters. …

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Protesters Close Kabul – Gardiz Highway in Logar

Hundreds of protesters on Wednesday closed Kabul – Gardiz highway, accusing the Afghan forces of killing eight civilians in an airstrike. Protesters claimed that Afghan intelligence operatives have killed eight civilians including women and children during an operation in Muhammad Agha district on Tuesday night. Demonstrators called on the government to …

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24 Daesh Fighters Join Peace Process in Nangarhar

At least 24 Islamic State (IS) militants in eastern Nangarhar province have laid down their arms and joined the peace process, officials said Sunday.   The provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said the militants shunned insurgency following the Afghan military forces’ clearance operation in Naziyan district of the province. Khogyani added …

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36 Militants Killed in Kunduz Operation

At least 36 Taliban militants were killed and 38 others injured during clearance operations conducted by Afghan army commandos in Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz province, the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Sunday. According to a statement released by MoD, a local Taliban commander identified as Sardar Wali was …

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