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US Mission in Afghanistan Has Not Changed: Esper

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says Washington will continue to pursue an aggressive military campaign against Taliban and other terrorist groups until Afghanistan reaches to a political settlement. In a surprise visit, the Pentagon chief arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday. On Monday, Esper appeared at a joint press conference with …

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China Set to Host Taliban, Afghan Politicians

China will host an intra-Afghan dialogue between Taliban and Afghan politicians to discuss issues about Afghanistan, especially the peace process. Mohammad Ismail Khan, a prominent politician and former Jihadi leader who is invited to the meeting on Monday told Ariana News that former president Hamid Karzai will lead the Afghan …

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Wardak Governor Survives Suicide Car Bombing

A suicide car bombing hit the convoy of Wardak governor on Sunday afternoon, provincial governor spokesman Muhibullah Sharifzoy said. The blast took place at around 2:30 p.m. near to the governor’s office in the center of the provincial capital. The provincial spokesman further said that Wardak governor Muzafaruddin Yamin has escaped …

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Gunmen Assassinate a Judge in Paktia

Unknown gunmen have shot dead a judge in eastern Paktia province, an official said on Saturday. Provincial governor spokesman Abdullah Hasrat told Ariana News that the incident happened in Ahmad Abad district of the province on Friday night. According to Mr. Hasrat, the government official was shot dead near his …

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