Daily Archives: August 18, 2019

US, Taliban meeting should pave way for ceasefire: Sidiqqi

KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential Spokesman Sediq Sediqqi on Saturday said an agreement between the US and the Taliban should pave the way for a comprehensive ceasefire and reduction in the violence. Addressing reporters here Sidiqi said US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Process Zalmay Khalilzad held and video meeting with President Ashraf Ghani before a white

Faryab clashes leave 24 people dead and wounded

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Eight Taliban militants have been killed and 10 others wounded during clashes with security forces in Dawlatabad and Sherin Tagab districts of northern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday. One security personnel was killed and five others were wounded in the clashes that broke out last night, said Faryab police spokesman Abdul

Two Pakistani Soldiers Killed In Roadside Bomb Near Afghan Border

Two Pakistani army soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack in the country’s northwest, Pakistani intelligence officials said as reported by AP. The bomb exploded when a security forces vehicle was patrolling the Ladha area of South Waziristan. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed previous such attacks.

35 Taliban Terrorists Killed in Balkh Operation

Sunday, August 18, 2019 Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) 35 Taliban terrorists were killed in the last 24 hours in Balkh province. Mohammad Hanif Rezaee Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA, the Taliban were killed by security forces operation with support of air forces in outskirt of Doulatabad and Sholgera Districts. Seven other insurgents have been injured

Taliban reacts to deadly Kabul wedding hall bombing which killed at least 63

The Taliban group has rejected involvement in last night’s deadly suicide attack which targeted a wedding hall in Kabul city. Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that the group ‘strongly condemns explosion targeting civilians inside a hotel in Kabul city.’ The statement further added “Such barbaric deliberate attacks against civilians including women

August 19; war-weary Afghans’ victory day

“Glory to Ghazi Amanullah Khan, Up with Ghazi Amanullah Khan,” the poems, the liberals in the Indian subcontinent were humming, after the King gained Afghanistan’s independence from the then British Empire. Amanullah Khan had been called as a hero in this region, even in the world. The regional and world media have been publishing and

Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks

The attack came as the Taliban and the United States are trying to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government. The Taliban denied responsibility for the blast at a west Kabul wedding hall, in a minority Shi’ite neighborhood,

At least 63 people were killed and more than 180 others were wounded when a suicide bomber targeted a wedding hall in the west of Kabul, packed with hundreds of guests.

The Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi confirmed the casualties and said the blast was a suicide bombing. He said the explosion happened at around 10:40 pm on Saturday. Sources and eyewitnesses said the hall was packed with guests when the explosion happened. The Shahr-e-Dubai wedding hall is located in police district 6 (PD6) which covers

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