Kabul: Four civilians were killed and 11 others were injured in an explosion on the Maiwand road in PD1 of Kabul on Tuesday. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz put the death toll at four and said that the blast was caused by an IED in a crowded area. He added that an investigation is underway. No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the

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Kabul: As Taliban attacks intensify across the country, Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), said that peace cannot be achieved "just by words" and that the parties must take practical action. Speaking at a meeting of the Women's Committee of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Kabul on Tuesday, Abdullah said that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and

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Kabul: Kabul’s provincial police reported the arrest of an individual in PD7 for cooperating with the Taliban. Provincial Police Spokesman Firdaws Faramarz stated that the individual was arrested during a targeted operation conducted by the Special Police Unit. Faramarz added that a pistol along with ammunition and equipment, used in IED making, were also confiscated. Also, Kabul’s provincial police reported that a Taliban member, named

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Kabul: The World Health Organization (WHO) donated a shipment of 70 metric tons of emergency kits to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), on Monday. The package has been provided to enable the MoPH address emergency cases. MoPH’s Director General for Policy and Planning appreciated the WHO for its assistance and said that the MoPH is determined to provide healthcare services to the people

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Kabul: Deputy Spokesman for the Ministry of Defense Fawad Aman stated that the ANDSF have cleared Qala-e Naw city, Badghis province, of insurgents who sustained heavy casualties. Aman added that the clearance operation is ongoing in other parts. However, Ghazni’s provincial council member Fatima Rahimi told BBC that Malistan district fell to the Taliban on Monday afternoon, whilst the ANDSF had left the district

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Kabul: Murad Ali Murad has been appointed as the governor of Daikundi and Mohammad Taher Zaheer has been appointed as the governor of Bamyan, Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) announced in a statement on Tuesday. The appointment of the two new governors was signed on Monday night. Murad Ali Murad has the military rank of general. He has previously served as Deputy Chief

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Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced on Tuesday that he will be combining the special forces unit along with 777th special brigade of the Afghan air force. At the height of the clashes, the Afghan president expressed confidence that the air force would change the course of the war and provide the necessary stability. President Ashraf Ghani raised this issue on Monday evening in

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