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Taliban attack kill seven Afghan local soldiers – Parwan

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The Taliban militants attacked an army outpost in Parwan province, killing at least seven local soldiers, a source said.

 The incident took place in the Syagard district of Parwan on Wednesday night.

A local security source on condition of anonymity told Ariana News that the insurgents stormed the outpost in Sarjoy Dokhtar village of the district.

According to the source, the Taliban captured the outpost and set ablaze it while five Afghan soldiers were inside. 

The Taliban has shot dead two soldiers and detained two more, the source added.

The Taliban militant group yet to make a comment in this regard.

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Khalilzad: Afghanistan is facing ‘great challenges ahead’

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(Last Updated On: October 20, 2021)

Zalmay Khalilzad said a day after his resignation as the US State Department’s special envoy for the Afghan reconciliation process that the country was facing major challenges

“US forces are out and the war for the United States is over, but this is not the final chapter,” he said in a series of tweets.

Khalilzad also said he remained committed to peace in Afghanistan and the region.

“I am committed to the possibility of peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and in the wider region. This is what Afghans have yearned for more than 40 years. The United States stands with them,” Khalilzad added.

The Afghan-American diplomat said in the tweets that the United States, the international community and Afghan leaders would stay in touch and he welcomed Thomas West’s appointment as his successor.

He also thanked the US State Department, Defense and intelligence officials “who joined me on this mission “.

Khalilzad’s resignation came two months after the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) took control of Kabul.

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IEA delegation arrives in Moscow for major talks on Afghanistan

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(Last Updated On: October 20, 2021)

An Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Mawlavi Abdul Salam Hanafi has arrived in Moscow for a key meeting in Afghanistan’s future.

The Russian embassy in Kabul said a major international meeting will be held Wednesday to focus on the situation in Afghanistan.

“Members of the Moscow format, including Afghanistan, Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India, Central Asian countries and others, have been invited to attend the meeting,” the embassy said in a statement.

The statement added that the meeting, in which the conditions, including domestic politics, necessary to ensure the reconstruction of the country after the disputes in a broad sense will be discussed.

Eleven nations in total are expected to participate.

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Grenade thrown at security forces in Kabul city

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(Last Updated On: October 20, 2021)

Interior Ministry Spokesman Qari Saeed Khosti confirmed that an explosion took place in PD3 in Kabul on Wednesday morning, adding that a grenade was hurled at security forces in the Dehmazang area.

He said two people were wounded in the explosion and that an investigation has been launched into the incident.

However eyewitnesses claim four people were wounded in the incident.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the incident.

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