Kabul: The Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on Saturday that commandos and special forces arrived in Sar-e-Pul province before noon on Saturday as reinforcements, to suppress the Taliban. Rohullah Ahmadzai, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, said the forces were to launch operations to eliminate threats around Sar-e-Pul city, retake checkpoints and separate checkpoints in Baghawi, Sayed Abad and Sar-e-Pul districts. At the same

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Kabul: Jean Arnault, UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy on Afghanistan and regional issues, arrived in Kabul on Saturday. He met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar at the Foreign Ministry headquarters and the Foreign Minister congratulated Arnault on his appointment as Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and the Region. During the meeting, Arnault called the continuation of the attacks and the escalation of

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Kabul: The Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia welcomed the outcomes of the Declaration of Peace in Afghanistan conference, which was held under the umbrella of the Muslim World League and the auspices of Saudi Arabia. In a statement on Friday, the Council’s general secretariat called on all parties in Afghanistan to respond to the call for peace, knowledge and wisdom issued in

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Kabul: Two blasts targeted minivans carrying civilians in two areas in the west of Kabul on Saturday afternoon, the Ministry of Interior Affairs said. One of the blasts occurred in the Dasht-e-Barchi area in Kabul’s District 13 and another happened after less than 30 minutes near Ali Jinnah Hospital in Kabul’s District 6. The ministry said that

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Kabul: Clashes between the Taliban insurgents and Afghan government forces have intensified in several provinces across the country. With the fall of Ishkamash district in Takhar province, hundreds of families have been forced to flee their main neighborhoods due to fighting. The displaced say they have given up everything and have been forced to flee on foot to save their lives. According to local officials

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Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday reported 973 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the past 24 hours. The ministry also reported 67 deaths in the last 24 hours and the death toll due to the virus in the country is now 3,527. Meanwhile, the ministry has resumed the COVID-19 vaccination drive across the country on Saturday. MoPH

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Kabul: At least five people were killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in the Paghman district of Kabul province shortly after midnight on Friday, police said. Kabul police in a statement said that five members of one family were returning from a wedding ceremony when they were abducted by gunmen and killed later. Police blamed the Taliban for the attack. Taliban so far has

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Kabul: Following the increase in complaints of lack of oxygen in COVID-19 hospitals in the country, officials of the Ministry of Public Health said that an "oxygen deficiency crisis" and "humanitarian catastrophe" were imminent. Ministry officials have also urged people to remember the situation in hospitals in India and other neighboring countries a few days ago and not to ridicule healthcare professions and messages.

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Kabul: The European Parliament has condemned the alarming increase in violence in Afghanistan and called on the Taliban to immediately cease their attacks against civilians and the national forces, and to fully respect international humanitarian law. In the resolution adopted on Thursday, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) point to “the confluence of the fragile domestic situation, a deteriorating security situation, intra-Afghan peace talks

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Kabul: In a big development, a Taliban spokesperson on Friday stated that Turkey should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan under the 2020 deal for the pullout of US forces, effectively rejecting Ankara's proposal to guard and run Kabul's airport after US-led NATO forces depart. As per a Reuters report, the development raises serious questions for the United States, other countries and international organizations with

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