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General Dostum to Return to Kabul On Sunday

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(Last Updated On: July 20, 2018)

First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum is expected to return to Afghanistan on Sunday after being in a year-long reputed exile in Turkey, a mediation delegate confirmed to Ariana News.

General Dostum will return based on an agreement reached, following days of negotiations, the mediation delegate – combined of representatives from the government and office of the First Vice President told Ariana News on Friday.

“The agreement has been reached, General Dostum will return to Afghanistan and special welcome ceremony has been set for him,” said Abdullah Qarloq, the deputy head of Junbish Millie party.

A government delegation is expected to leave Kabul for Ankara on Saturday (July 21) to accompany Gen. Dostum on his return to Kabul, the mediation delegate said.

The Office of the First Vice President, meanwhile, said that the government also agreed to release Nizamuddin Qaisari, a close aide to Dostum only if he chooses to live in Kabul.

“The government offices and the ports will remain closed until the return of General Dostum;  This trend will continue,” said Bashir Ahmad Tayenj, spokesman of Junbish Millie party.

This comes as President Ashraf Ghani earlier this week said that Gen. Dostum will likely to return from Turkey in the near future. But, he said the First Vice President has legal cases and expressed hopes that the judicial institutions would take necessary steps in this regard.

The tensions between the Presidential Palace and the first vice president increased last year after Gen. Dostum was accused of abducting, torturing and sexually assaulting former governor of Jawzjan province Ahmad Eshchi.

Following the alleged incident, Gen. Dostum left Afghanistan for Turkey, citing his medical treatment as pretext while some sources said the First Vice President was forced to leave the country.

Reported by Bais Hayat, Edited by Shakib Mahmud 

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Key Taliban commanders among 16 killed in Baghlan, Badakhshan clashes

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(Last Updated On: July 7, 2020)

At least 15 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with the Afghan forces in Baghlan-Samangan highway, police said.

In a statement released on Tuesday, police stated that the militants attacked and blocked the highway on Monday.

According to the statement, a combination of army, National Directorate of Security (NDS), police, and the special unit of police and air forces have launched a counterattack in the area.

At least 15 militants including a group’s key command – Qari Juma Gul – were killed in the air and ground raids, the statement said.

The Afghan forces have pushed back the Taliban, the statement noted.

Meanwhile, the insurgents attacked Pahn Dara, Persian name, area in Yaftal district of Badakhshan on Monday, and faced “resistance” by the Afghan security forces, Sanaullah Rohani, the provincial police spokesman said.

Rohani said, the Taliban designated judge for Yaftal was killed and two key commanders of the group were wounded as police pushed back the attack.

No casualties inflicted on the Afghan forces, he added.

The Taliban militant group yet to comment about the incidents.

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U.S. looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok: Pompeo

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

“I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News.

U.S. lawmakers have raised national security concerns over TikTok’s handling of user data, saying they were worried about Chinese laws requiring domestic companies “to support and cooperate with intelligence work controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.”

The app, which is not available in China, has sought to distance itself from its Chinese roots to appeal to a global audience and has emphasized its independence from China.

Pompeo’s remarks also come amid increasing U.S.-China tensions over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak, China’s actions in Hong Kong and a nearly two-year trade war.

TikTok, a short-form video app owned by China-based ByteDance, was recently banned in India along with 58 other Chinese apps after a border clash between India and China.

Reuters reported late on Monday that TikTok would exit the Hong Kong market within days, deciding to do so after China’s establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city.

Source: Reuters

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Car bomb kills public police commander – Nangarhar

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A local police commander was killed in a suicide attack in Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province, a local official confirmed.

The incident took place at around 10:30 on Tuesday after an explosive-loaded vehicle went off at the Bazar of the district.

Mir Zaman, a local police commander for Kuz Kunar district of Nangarhar, along with two of his bodyguards were killed and eight more were wounded, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar governor confirmed.

Immediately no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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