Afghanistan

Afghan President rejects talks with group involved in Kabul bombing

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday ruled out the possibility of talks with culprits behind recent bombings and terrorist attacks in capital Kabul. Ghani expressed the view during his address at the general assembly meeting of the High Peace Council (HPC) here. One hundred and three people were killed and 235 injured in ambulance-bombing near Sadarat Square in Kabul last week. ...

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Trump should not prolong Afghan killing under Taliban pretext: Karzai

KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai says that the US president Donald Trump should not prolong the war and killing of Afghan people under the pretext of war against Taliban. His remarks come after Trump rejected talks with Taliban leaders, a statement that hints the continuation of war in Afghanistan. Karzai said that he was against the US continuing war in ...

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President Ghani called Pakistan ‘Taliban center’ asked for action against terrorists

KABUL: President, Ashraf Ghani, in a rare speech to the nation on Friday called Pakistan as “Taliban center” and asked Islamabad for “practical actions” against the terrorist networks on its soil, who have been involved in terrorist activities in Afghanistan.   After holding Friday prayers in ARG mosque, Ghani appeared among influential political and religious figures of the country, slammed ...

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Afghanistan says it has ‘undeniable’ proof Kabul attacks were planned in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan has handed “undeniable” evidence to Pakistan that it claims shows a recent spate of deadly attacks were planned on Pakistani soil, Afghan officials said on Thursday, amid growing public anger over their impotence to protect civilians. Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, the head of Afghanistan’s spy agency, told reporters it was clear that the attacks were “planned from across the border”. “We ...

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Evidences shared with Pakistan, we asked for action: Afghan Govt

KABUL:  Minister of Interior Wais Ahmad Barmak on Thursday said that during visit to Pakistan all documented issues shared discussed with Pakistan official and urged to take action. After recent attacks in Kabul Afghan delegation including Minister of Interior Wais Ahmad Barmak and Intelligence Chief visit Pakistan on Wednesday “After collection documents Afghan government leadership send delegation to Pakistan to ...

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Campaign kicks off in Kabul in wake of recent deadly attacks

KABUL: A campaign was launched in Kabul in the wake of the recent deadly attacks in the capital and other key cities and provinces that left scores of people dead or wounded. The campaign “I am With You Compatriot” was launched by the ArtLords in Afghanistan with an aim to pay tribute to the scores of victims of the recent ...

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Modi says terrorist hideouts are in neighboring of India, Afghanistan

KABUL: Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, condemned the latest attacks in Kabul and provinces of Afghanistan, saying that terrorists’ sanctuaries and training bases are in the neighboring of Afghanistan and India. In a telephonic conversation with President Ashraf Ghani, Indian premier emphasized on elimination of the terrorists’ hideouts. Three subsequent attacks killed around 140 people last week, while over 260 ...

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New rules of engagement in Afghanistan: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump Tuesday said American troops had new rules of engagement for chasing down terrorists in Afghanistan. “Along with their heroic Afghan partners, our military is no longer undermined by artificial timelines, and we no longer tell our enemies our plans,” Trump said in his first State of the Union address. He asked the Congress to ensure that, ...

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Afghan President refused to hold talks with Pakistani Prime Minister over the phone: Sources

KABUL: The sources in the Afghan government have confirmed that President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has turned down a request by the Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to hold talks over the phone. Sources further added that the Prime Minister of Pakistan wanted to hold with President Ghani apparently to discuss the recent deadly attacks. However, they said the request ...

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Afghan security officials visit Pakistan to hand over evidence regarding Kabul attacks

ISLAMABAD: Top Afghan security officials have arrived in Islamabad the capital of Pakistan after a series of deadly attacks in Kabul and other parts of the country left scores of people dead. The two senior security officials, including the intelligence chief Masoom Stanikzai and minister of interior Wais Ahmad Barmak are expected to hold talks with the Pakistani officials. The ...

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