Following the stalemate in the peace talks, the High Council for National Reconciliation said that the Taliban group is waiting for the position of the US government to be clarified. Azizullah Din Muhammad, the deputy of HCNR said, "The Taliban want to know if the US government's review of the implementation of the peace agreement with the group will change the US government's decision." Mr.

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At least two security forces were killed and one civilian was wounded in three separate incidents in Kabul province on Sunday, media outlets reported. Reports suggest that an officer of the Marshal Qasim Fahim Military University was killed by unidentified gunmen Band-e Gharqa area of Kabul. In the second incident, unknown armed men killed a brigade officer

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Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has called on the Afghan government and the Taliban to resume peace talks as soon as possible. "The commission has republished its letter to the chairmen of the negotiating delegations, calling for their return to the negotiating table and continuing to reduce the unjustified costs of war," AIHRC said. The rights body emphasized the need for an immediate ceasefire

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Reacting to recent the remarks by Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the President's deputy spokesman Dawakhan Minapal, said that only the defense and security forces had the right to use force. Minapal stated that no individual or group other than the defense and security forces had the right to use force. "The current system is based on the will of the nation," he said. "It has

14 February 2021

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Sunday reported 22 new positive cases of coronavirus out of 1814 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry reported three recoveries and no death cases from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 55,514 the number of total reported deaths is

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan was “iresponsible” and that no measures were taken for the future of the country when they left. President Ghani in a video message on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Soviet Red Army's withdrawal from Afghanistan said, "The purpose of the jihad was to create a system after the withdrawal of

14 February 2021

The leader of Hezb-e-Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar says the recent remarks by the new US President Joe Biden about Afghanistan indicate that the United States intends to abandon the Doha agreement. Speaking today at the 30th anniversary of Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan, Hekmatyar said that abandoning the Doha Agreement had no rational, logical or moral justification. According to Hekmatyar, the Doha agreement is not a one-man

14 February 2021

The Pakistani Customs authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle arms and ammunition to Afghanistan in guise of the exports consignments. According to Pakistani media reports, the Model Customs Collectorate (A&F), Peshawar at Customs Station, Torkham, foiled the attempt to smuggle arms and ammunition to Afghanistan in the exports consignment. A 22-wheeler trailer loaded with cement bags was

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Rahmatullah Nabil, the former director of the country's National Directorate of Security (NDS), says that these days both the Taliban and the Afghan government are igniting the flames of war and there is no sign of sincerity in the peace process. Nabil in a series of tweets has said that from the very beginning of the intra-Afghan talks, it was clear to the Afghan

14 February 2021

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) says Afghan security forces with the support of air forces launched an operation in Dagari area of Surobi district of Kabul province yesterday. MoD in a statement said that at least 18 Taliban insurgents were killed and 6 more were wounded during the operation. The statement added that most parts of the

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