At least 6 people were freed from a Taliban prison in Ghazni province, provincial officials reported. A statement issued by the Ghazni press office confirmed that Afghan special forces during a special raid had released 6 people from a Taliban prison in the province. The statement added that special forces carried out the operation on Wednesday night.

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Security officials reported that 5 IS-K terrorists were killed and 3 others wounded in Kunar Province. 201 Selab Corps in a statement said on Thursday that as a result of NATO forces airstrike carried out on Wednesday in Chapa Dara and Sawkai district of the province, 5 IS-K terrorists were killed and 3 others injured. The statement

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The Presidential candidate, Rahmatullah Nabil has emphasized on having peace with dignity and said achieving peace through Pakistan is ‘slavery”. During an electoral campaign in Maidan Wardak province, Nabil declared that all Afghan people demand peace, but the way of gaining peace is crucial. “We do not want a peace in which one week looks white and the next becomes black, we want stability and

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The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced that the transferring process of election materials to the provinces will start tomorrow, August 30. IEC in a press release said, “The packaging process of election materials started yesterday and will continue up to the next 20 days. Also the transferring process of materials will be started tomorrow and will continue up to the next 22 days.”

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The operation to retake the districts under control of Taliban have been launched in Badakhshan. More than 50 Taliban insurgents were killed in the exercise, officials said. Nek Mohammad Nazari provincial spokesperson told Reporterly on Thursday that an extensive operation has been launched since the past two days, to recapture the districts which are under the control of Taliban.

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According to a report published in Reuters, Russia is ready to be a guarantor of any peace deal for Afghanistan agreed between the United States and the Taliban, the Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday. “The Russian side is ready to be the third party at the signing or a guarantor of how the deal between the United States and the Taliban movement is

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Despite President Donald Trump's constant reminders that the U.S. military could quickly and decisively win the war in Afghanistan at the cost of millions of innocent lives, the U.S. government is committed to negotiating with the Taliban rather than atomising them. At Wednesday's Pentagon news briefing, Defense Secretary Mark Esper was asked by ‘Task and Purpose’, if the U.S. military retains the right to

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Provincial officials reported that 8 civilians were killed and wounded in Nangarhar province. The Nangarhar press office said in a statement on Thursday that, 2 civilians were killed and 6 others injured in a mortar attack in the vicinity of Sorkh Rod district of the province. The statement confirmed that a child and 4 women were among

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The National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Moheb, has said that the government wants to end the ongoing war in the country which kills dozens every day. Moheb in his meeting with the elders of Paktia province said that the efforts to bring about peace have begun years ago which will continue. The NSA also discussed about the

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Taliban spokesperson said that significant progress has been made in peace process. Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said in a tweet on Thursday that, “Our negotiations continued till 2:30 am Thursday. Mullah Baradar and Khalilzad were also present. Substantial progress has been made and the negotiations will resume on Thursday afternoon at 1 pm Doha time.” He did not comment on the developments. Meanwhile, The

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