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Ghani Confesses About Removing a Senator to Help His Election Ally

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President Ashraf Ghani confessed this week about the removing of a serving senator from a senate seat to help his elections ally Fazel Hadi Muslimyar bid for speakership. Speaking at a campaign rally in eastern Nangarhar province, President Ghani said that he removed Bakhtar Aminzai from the senate after he wanted to compete with Mr. …

Taliban Delegation Visits China

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Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban spokesman for Qatar office confirmed on Sunday that a delegation of the group led by Mullah Baradar the head of Taliban’s political office in Qatar is in China for talks. Taliban deputy leader met with Chinese Special Envoy for Afghanistan Deng Xijun in Beijing where they discussed US-Taliban talks and the …

Taliban Closes Dozens of Schools Being Used As Polling Centers

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The Taliban militants have closed dozens of schools which were supposed to be used as polling centers on the upcoming presidential elections. On the latest move, the insurgent group has shut down the doors of 62 schools in Mohammad Agha district of Logar province. Meanwhile, the insurgent have closed 29 schools in Takhar province and …

US-Taliban Talks without Afghan Gov’t Was a Mistake: Crocker

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker has told that talking with the Taliban in the absence of Afghan government was “a huge mistake”. Speaking during an interview with Fox News on Saturday, Mr. Crocker said that his country has delegitimized the Afghan government that it has supported during the last 18 years. He believes …

Key ‘Taliban Commander’ Among Seven Killed in Parwan

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Seven Taliban militants including a key commander of the group were killed during an operation conducted by “01 Unit” of the Afghan intelligence agency in Parwan province on Saturday night, an official said. Provincial Police Chief Mohammad Mahfooz Walizada told Ariana News that the operation was conducted in Khalazaee village of the Charikar City at …

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Taliban Shadow District Governor Among 9 Militants Killed in Balkh

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Taliban’s shadow governor for Zari district of Balkh province was killed in a clash with Afghan forces on Saturday night, 209 Shaheen Corps said in a statement. According to the statement, the clash occurred at around 8: 45 pm when a group of Taliban fighters led by shadow district chief Mawlawi Gul Ahmad -also known …

Afghan Forces Recapture Ghazni’s Jaghato District: MoD

Afghan Forces Recapture Ghazni’s Jaghato District: MoD

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Afghan forces retook control of Ghazni’s Jaghato district after two years, Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement. According to the statement released on Saturday, September 21, the district was cleared from the Taliban fighters during the second phase of “Operation Mobeen’. Moreover the statement added that districts of Malistan, Jaghori, Ajristan and Nawor …

Mortar Explosion Kills One, Injures Eight Others in Parwan

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A woman was killed and eight others including six children were injured after a mortar exploded in northern Parwan province on Saturday afternoon, an official said. Provincial deputy police chief Abdul Wasay Gulbahari told Ariana News that the incident took place at around 4pm this afternoon. He added that the mortar was detonated at a …

Twin Blasts Hit a Branch of Salaam Telecom Company in Kabul

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Two back-to-back explosions happened near a branch of Salaam Telecom Company in PD11 of Kabul City late on Friday night, an official said on Saturday. The first blast took place at around 12pm last night as a result of explosives placed in front of the branch office of the state-run telephone company. Shir Shah Nawabi, …

MPs Call on Electoral Bodies to Organize Transparent Elections

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Lawmakers warned on Saturday that a huge crisis is threatening the country if the Independent Election Commission (IEC) fails to hold a transparent presidential elections. According to the MPs, none of the candidates will accept the final result of election if fraud and irregularities happen. “The situation of Afghanistan needs attention. The upcoming presidential elections …

3 Taliban Commanders Among 18 Killed in Badghis Airstrike

3 Taliban Commanders Among 18 Killed in Badghis Airstrike

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At least 18 Taliban insurgents were killed in an airstrike in northwest Badghis province, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. According to the statement, Afghan forces conducted an air operation in Bala Murghab district of the province on Friday night. As a result, at least 18 militants including three Taliban local commanders …

Afghan Forces Foil Rocket Attacks on Kabul City

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The Afghan security forces have detained a Taliban member who plotted rocket attacks over Kabul City, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The individual was arrested in PD8 area of Kabul while he wanted to cross a police checkpoint, the statement said. According to the statement, the Taliban member planned to shell …