The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Kabul Ross Wilson, stressed on preserving the achievements of the last 19 years as he shared ideas with the members of the Afghan government’s negotiating team on Monday. “Our EnduringPartnership that has advanced education, health, freedoms, and rights for the Afghan people demonstrates U.S. commitment here, and it will continue.,” Wilson tweeted.

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With the increase in Taliban attacks in Kandahar, General Tadin Khan, the police chief, warned the militants that he would retaliate if they continue destroying public property. In his tweets on Monday, Khan shared photos of checkpoints that were destroyed by the Taliban along the Kandahar-Raghistan highway the previous day. The Taliban had warned the public from

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The Taliban waged a sustained assault in Samngan’s provincial capital Aybak on Monday, which led to 10 deaths and 54 injured people. The attack began with a car bomb exploding near the provincial National Directorate of Security (NDS) office at around 11am and gunshots were heard as attackers stormed the building. Four gunmen then entered the compound,

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The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 154 new cases of Coronavirus, 28 fatalities and 64 recoveries in the past 24 hours. Officials at the ministry said they were able to test 883 samples during the day. New cases were reported in Kabul (78), Daykundi (26), Badakhshan (11), Bamyan (11), Takhar (8), Kandahar (4), Paktia (4), Baghlan

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Pakistani militia members are aiding Taliban fighters who are engaged in clashes with security forces in Paktia’s Dand Wa Patan district, the local governor said on Monday. Eid Mohammad Ahmadzai, the governor of the district said the combined might of the militants were inflicting heavy casualties on the Afghan forces. In coordinated attacks in Dand Wa

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At least 40 people were killed and wounded in an explosion in Aybak city, the capital of Samangan province on Monday. Abdul Khalil Musadiq, provincial head of the health department said 43 people, including three children and a woman, were taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, Sediq Azizi, spokesperson for Samangan governor said, that the blast happened near

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Pakistan has decided to reopen its Wagah border crossing with India from July 15 to “facilitate Afghanistan’s transit trade,” said their Prime Minister’s Special representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq on Monday. “We have already restored bilateral trade and Afghan transit trade at all border crossings,” Sadiq tweeted, pointing to their commitments under the Pakistan-Afghanistan Transit Trade

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At least 11 security forces were killed and nine injured in Taliban attacks in Imam Sahib and Chahar Dara districts of Kunduz province, the provincial governor’s office said on Monday. Kunduz governor's spokesperson Esmatullah Moradi said, that three security forces and three local police officers were killed, and another police officer was injured in the Taliban attack on Chahar dara on early Monday morning.

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Clashes in the Baghlan were reported by members of the provincial council, who expressed concern over the growing insecurity and said Taliban has amped up its activities in the Cheshme Shir and Dand-e-Ghori area. There are reports of the group setting up checkpoints in the area and collecting 5,000 to 30,000 AFN from each passing freight vehicle. Over 200 passenger vehicles are also stranded along

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The Office of the National Security Council (NSC) said the Afghan government has released 180 Taliban prisoners in recent days, spokesperson Javid Faisal said on Monday. Faisal tweeted the government has released 4,199 Taliban prisoners so far and pointed that the Taliban had yet to meet the commitments of the Doha agreement. “The Taliban have failed to

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