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ED: Terror fight needs regional unity

The NATO-led international troops invaded Afghanistan with the aim to fight terrorism and extremism in late 2001, which they thought were collected in Afghanistan. After the removal of... The post ED: Terror fight needs regional unity appeared first on Afghan
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ED: Terror fight needs regional unity

The NATO-led international troops invaded Afghanistan with the aim to fight terrorism and extremism in late 2001, which they thought were collected in Afghanistan. After the removal of... The post ED: Terror fight needs regional unity appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Norway parliament fails to protect Afghans from horrors of war

AT News Report-KABUL: The Norwegian parliament’s decision on Thursday to reject a proposal to place a temporary halt on returning people to Afghanistan is a devastating blow to... The post Norway parliament fails to protect Afghans from horrors of war appea
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Norway parliament fails to protect Afghans from horrors of war

AT News Report-KABUL: The Norwegian parliament’s decision on Thursday to reject a proposal to place a temporary halt on returning people to Afghanistan is a devastating blow to... The post Norway parliament fails to protect Afghans from horrors of war appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Five al-Qaeda fighters killed in Nangarhar

AT News Report-KABUL: At least five member of the notorious al-Qaeda terrorist network have been killed in a special operation carried out by the brave Afghan security forces... The post Five al-Qaeda fighters killed in Nangarhar appeared first on Afghanista
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Five al-Qaeda fighters killed in Nangarhar

AT News Report-KABUL: At least five member of the notorious al-Qaeda terrorist network have been killed in a special operation carried out by the brave Afghan security forces... The post Five al-Qaeda fighters killed in Nangarhar appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

‘Farah will not collapse’: Taliban insurgents are pushing to capture Farah city after week-long clash

By Basir Qazizada-KABUL: There is conflicting words regarding western Farah province, some officials showed strong concern over it collapse to the Taliban insurgents, while security officials saying no... The post ‘Farah will not collapse’: Taliban insurg
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‘Farah will not collapse’: Taliban insurgents are pushing to capture Farah city after week-long clash

By Basir Qazizada-KABUL: There is conflicting words regarding western Farah province, some officials showed strong concern over it collapse to the Taliban insurgents, while security officials saying no... The post ‘Farah will not collapse’: Taliban insurgents are pushing to capture Farah city after week-long clash appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Rashid Khan named ICC Associate Cricketer of the Year 2017

1TV: Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been named Associate Cricketer of the Year by the International Cricket Council. Rashid claimed 60 wickets during the year in international matches – a record for an Associate player in a calendar. The t
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Rashid Khan named ICC Associate Cricketer of the Year 2017

1TV: Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been named Associate Cricketer of the Year by the International Cricket Council. Rashid claimed 60 wickets during the year in international matches – a record for an Associate player in a calendar. The total includes 43 in ODIS – another record for a player from outside the Full Member nations.Read More...

Farah City ‘On Verge Of Collapse’, Locals Call for Action

Tolo News: Officials state at least 100 security force members have been killed in fighting in Farah in the past week.  Members of Farah provincial council on Thursday reported that the Taliban are pushing to capture Farah City after a week of clashes with
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Farah City ‘On Verge Of Collapse’, Locals Call for Action

Tolo News: Officials state at least 100 security force members have been killed in fighting in Farah in the past week.  Members of Farah provincial council on Thursday reported that the Taliban are pushing to capture Farah City after a week of clashes with security forces. Click here to read more (external link).

US Warns Afghans against Violence to End Rift over Ousted Governor

Ayaz Gul VOA News January 18, 2018 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The United States again has called on leaders in Afghanistan to resolve peacefully and expeditiously an ongoing dispute over the leadership transition in a northern province, where the powerful gover
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US Warns Afghans against Violence to End Rift over Ousted Governor

Ayaz Gul VOA News January 18, 2018 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The United States again has called on leaders in Afghanistan to resolve peacefully and expeditiously an ongoing dispute over the leadership transition in a northern province, where the powerful governor is refusing to relinquish control despite being ousted by the country’s president. The political crisis startedRead More...

German Authorities Charge Afghan Suspected In Taliban Killing

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 18, 2018 German prosecutors have filed terrorism and murder charges against a suspected member of Afghanistan’s Taliban accused of participating in the killing of an Afghan police officer. Federal prosecutors sai
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German Authorities Charge Afghan Suspected In Taliban Killing

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 18, 2018 German prosecutors have filed terrorism and murder charges against a suspected member of Afghanistan’s Taliban accused of participating in the killing of an Afghan police officer. Federal prosecutors said on January 18 that they filed the indictment against the Afghan national, identified as 20-year-old Omaid N., at theRead More...

Editorial: Proud of you ‘National Cricket Team’

Cricket in Afghanistan is nascent, but the achievements gained in shortest time are amazing. For a country where the game arrived less than two decade ago, our craze... The post Editorial: Proud of you ‘National Cricket Team’ appeared first on Afghanista
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Editorial: Proud of you ‘National Cricket Team’

Cricket in Afghanistan is nascent, but the achievements gained in shortest time are amazing. For a country where the game arrived less than two decade ago, our craze... The post Editorial: Proud of you ‘National Cricket Team’ appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Associate Cricketer of the Year – Rashid Khan

Afghanistan’s 19-year-old leg-spinner capped an exceptional, wicket-laden year with the prestigious Associate Cricketer of the Year award. Still in his teens, it’s incredible to think how many international... The post Associate Cricketer of the Year R
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Associate Cricketer of the Year – Rashid Khan

Afghanistan’s 19-year-old leg-spinner capped an exceptional, wicket-laden year with the prestigious Associate Cricketer of the Year award. Still in his teens, it’s incredible to think how many international... The post Associate Cricketer of the Year – Rashid Khan appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

U.S. Says Afghanistan Closer To Holding Peace Talks With Taliban

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 18, 2018 The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says that Afghanistan is getting closer to holding peace talks with the Taliban as a result of a new Afghan strategy put in place by the United States last year. The re
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U.S. Says Afghanistan Closer To Holding Peace Talks With Taliban

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 18, 2018 The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says that Afghanistan is getting closer to holding peace talks with the Taliban as a result of a new Afghan strategy put in place by the United States last year. The remarks by Ambassador Nikki Haley at the UN in NewRead More...

Afghan President Criticizes Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Islamic ‘Fatwa’

Ayaz Gul VOA News January 17, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he believes an anti-terrorism Islamic edict, or fatwa, issued by Pakistan, should have covered the entire Muslim world, including Ghani’s war-torn nation. Ghani spoke Wedne
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Afghan President Criticizes Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Islamic ‘Fatwa’

Ayaz Gul VOA News January 17, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he believes an anti-terrorism Islamic edict, or fatwa, issued by Pakistan, should have covered the entire Muslim world, including Ghani’s war-torn nation. Ghani spoke Wednesday, a day after more than 1,800 Pakistani clerics unveiled the edict at a government-sponsored event in Islamabad.Read More...

Constitution Gives President ‘Extraordinary Power’

Tolo News: NUG commission head says the Constitution allows the country’s president to have too much power and likened the amount to that of a Sultan.  Mohammad Natiqi, the head of the commission overseeing the implementation of the political agreement o
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Constitution Gives President ‘Extraordinary Power’

Tolo News: NUG commission head says the Constitution allows the country’s president to have too much power and likened the amount to that of a Sultan.  Mohammad Natiqi, the head of the commission overseeing the implementation of the political agreement of the National Unity Government (NUG), reiterated a call on Wednesday for radical reforms to beRead More...

Islamic rules, regulations is for entire Muslim world, not one country

What Pakistani clerics mean, suicide bombing is unlawful in Pakistan, but Islamic in Afghanistan. They ignoreing estimated 700,000 religious madrassass functioning in Pakistan, producing suicide bombers By Mansoor... The post Islamic rules, regulations is fo
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Islamic rules, regulations is for entire Muslim world, not one country

What Pakistani clerics mean, suicide bombing is unlawful in Pakistan, but Islamic in Afghanistan. They ignoreing estimated 700,000 religious madrassass functioning in Pakistan, producing suicide bombers By Mansoor... The post Islamic rules, regulations is for entire Muslim world, not one country appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Pence backs Ghani’s move to engage with ousted Balkh governor

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The US Vice President Mike Pence in his telephonic conversation with President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, has backed him for conducting a negotiated transition of... The post Pence backs Ghani’s move to engage with ousted Balkh gover
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Pence backs Ghani’s move to engage with ousted Balkh governor

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The US Vice President Mike Pence in his telephonic conversation with President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, has backed him for conducting a negotiated transition of... The post Pence backs Ghani’s move to engage with ousted Balkh governor appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

‘Army remains impartial in political issues’

AT-KABUL: The army chief of staff has said that military would keep its impartiality in the political issues, denying the Wall Street Journal report that he opposed army’s... The post ‘Army remains impartial in political issues’ appeared first on Afghan
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‘Army remains impartial in political issues’

AT-KABUL: The army chief of staff has said that military would keep its impartiality in the political issues, denying the Wall Street Journal report that he opposed army’s... The post ‘Army remains impartial in political issues’ appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Govt’s new strategy prevents illegal mines’ extraction

AT-KABUL: The government has prepared a new strategy ‘roadmap in mines’ sector’, saying it would prevent the illegal extraction of mines. “The roadmap will provide opportunities for transparency... The post Govt’s new strategy prevents illegal mines
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Govt’s new strategy prevents illegal mines’ extraction

AT-KABUL: The government has prepared a new strategy ‘roadmap in mines’ sector’, saying it would prevent the illegal extraction of mines. “The roadmap will provide opportunities for transparency... The post Govt’s new strategy prevents illegal mines’ extraction appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Parliament passes next year’s budget

AT-KABUL: The budget for the 1397 Afghan year was passed Wednesday in the parliament. Ordinary budget was announced 266 billion Afs while 110 billion Afs was allocated for... The post Parliament passes next year’s budget appeared first on Afghanistan Times.
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Parliament passes next year’s budget

AT-KABUL: The budget for the 1397 Afghan year was passed Wednesday in the parliament. Ordinary budget was announced 266 billion Afs while 110 billion Afs was allocated for... The post Parliament passes next year’s budget appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

27 drug traffickers arrested

AT-KABUL: The court of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) on Wednesday said that 27 drug trafficker arrested in the past one week. CJTF in a press statement said... The post 27 drug traffickers arrested appeared first on Afghanistan Times.
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27 drug traffickers arrested

AT-KABUL: The court of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) on Wednesday said that 27 drug trafficker arrested in the past one week. CJTF in a press statement said... The post 27 drug traffickers arrested appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka to seal quarter-final berth

Reigning Under-19 Asia Cup champions Afghanistan reprised their regional success on a global stage at the World Cup in New Zealand, defeating Sri Lanka by 32 runs on... The post Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka to seal quarter-final berth appeared first on Afghanis
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Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka to seal quarter-final berth

Reigning Under-19 Asia Cup champions Afghanistan reprised their regional success on a global stage at the World Cup in New Zealand, defeating Sri Lanka by 32 runs on... The post Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka to seal quarter-final berth appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Corrupt officers will be dismissed: Barmak

AT-KABUL: Interior minister admitted for the first time that some of police officers have hands in the illegal activities, while police have had faced frequent criticisms of violating... The post Corrupt officers will be dismissed: Barmak appeared first on Af
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Corrupt officers will be dismissed: Barmak

AT-KABUL: Interior minister admitted for the first time that some of police officers have hands in the illegal activities, while police have had faced frequent criticisms of violating... The post Corrupt officers will be dismissed: Barmak appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Public Group In Balkh To End Ghani-Noor Standoff

Tolo News: A group of 45 people from tribal elders, civil society activists and university lecturers have landed in Balkh province, in the north of Afghanistan, to end the ongoing rift between Presidential Palace and Atta Mohammad Noor by mediating between t
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Public Group In Balkh To End Ghani-Noor Standoff

Tolo News: A group of 45 people from tribal elders, civil society activists and university lecturers have landed in Balkh province, in the north of Afghanistan, to end the ongoing rift between Presidential Palace and Atta Mohammad Noor by mediating between the two sides. Members of the group called on the two sides to consider theRead More...

Editorial: ‘Bravery Medal’ to Trump

Appreciating the US President Donald Trump’s tougher approach on Pakistan that acknowledges the very obvious truth, the Afghan masses have honored President Trump with a ‘Bravery Medal.’ The... The post Editorial: ‘Bravery Medal’ to Trump appeared f
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Editorial: ‘Bravery Medal’ to Trump

Appreciating the US President Donald Trump’s tougher approach on Pakistan that acknowledges the very obvious truth, the Afghan masses have honored President Trump with a ‘Bravery Medal.’ The... The post Editorial: ‘Bravery Medal’ to Trump appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

17 foreign militants killed in Badakhshan

AT-KABUL: At least 17 foreigner fighters have been killed and dozens other insurgents were wounded following an airstrike in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday. The... The post 17 foreign militants killed in Badakhshan appeared firs
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17 foreign militants killed in Badakhshan

AT-KABUL: At least 17 foreigner fighters have been killed and dozens other insurgents were wounded following an airstrike in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday. The... The post 17 foreign militants killed in Badakhshan appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Turkish aid agency opens sports hall in Kabul

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) opened a sports hall for Afghan police at Hamid Karzai International Airport in capital Kabul on Tuesday, the... The post Turkish aid agency opens sports hall in Kabul appeared f
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Turkish aid agency opens sports hall in Kabul

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) opened a sports hall for Afghan police at Hamid Karzai International Airport in capital Kabul on Tuesday, the... The post Turkish aid agency opens sports hall in Kabul appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

First ever E-library to be established

AT-KABUL: The first ever electronic library is planned to be established, an initiative by the ministries of higher education and telecommunication to help university students get easily access... The post First ever E-library to be established appeared firs
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First ever E-library to be established

AT-KABUL: The first ever electronic library is planned to be established, an initiative by the ministries of higher education and telecommunication to help university students get easily access... The post First ever E-library to be established appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Three suspects arrested over Kabul shelling

AT-KABUL: Police have detained three suspects over firing rocket on a diplomatic enclave in Kabul, interior ministry said Tuesday. A rocket crashed on the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood... The post Three suspects arrested over Kabul shelling appeared first on
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Three suspects arrested over Kabul shelling

AT-KABUL: Police have detained three suspects over firing rocket on a diplomatic enclave in Kabul, interior ministry said Tuesday. A rocket crashed on the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood... The post Three suspects arrested over Kabul shelling appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Hope for peace; Informal contacts with Taliban underway: Khalili

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Informal contacts have been established with the Taliban insurgents amid at paving ground for peace talks with the group—a terrorist outfit that has been involved... The post Hope for peace; Informal contacts with Taliban underway
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Hope for peace; Informal contacts with Taliban underway: Khalili

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Informal contacts have been established with the Taliban insurgents amid at paving ground for peace talks with the group—a terrorist outfit that has been involved... The post Hope for peace; Informal contacts with Taliban underway: Khalili appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Five martyred, 45 injured in Taliban-fired rockets in Faryab

AT-KABUL: At least five civilians embraced martyrdom, and 45 others received injuries after Taliban insurgents fired rockets landed in a local bazaar, with flood of civilians, in northern... The post Five martyred, 45 injured in Taliban-fired rockets in Farya
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Five martyred, 45 injured in Taliban-fired rockets in Faryab

AT-KABUL: At least five civilians embraced martyrdom, and 45 others received injuries after Taliban insurgents fired rockets landed in a local bazaar, with flood of civilians, in northern... The post Five martyred, 45 injured in Taliban-fired rockets in Faryab appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Pakistan can’t force Afghan refugees to leave Pakhtunkhwa

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Chief of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, and popular Pashtun nationalist leader, Mahmood Khan Achakzai has denied any right to the institutions of Pakistan to humiliate... The post Pakistan can’t force Afghan refugees to leave Pakht
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Pakistan can’t force Afghan refugees to leave Pakhtunkhwa

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Chief of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, and popular Pashtun nationalist leader, Mahmood Khan Achakzai has denied any right to the institutions of Pakistan to humiliate... The post Pakistan can’t force Afghan refugees to leave Pakhtunkhwa appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Abdullah reacts to Noor’s remarks says ‘I have other major responsibilities to focus’

AT-KABUL: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Abdullah Abdullah on Monday reacted over recent remarks made by the ousted Balkh governor, Atta Mohammad Noor, saying “we have answers, our... The post Abdullah reacts to Noor’s remarks says ‘I have other maj
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Abdullah reacts to Noor’s remarks says ‘I have other major responsibilities to focus’

AT-KABUL: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Abdullah Abdullah on Monday reacted over recent remarks made by the ousted Balkh governor, Atta Mohammad Noor, saying “we have answers, our... The post Abdullah reacts to Noor’s remarks says ‘I have other major responsibilities to focus’ appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Erdogan, Hekmatyar Attempt to Hijack Afghan Peace Process

Michael Hughes: Turkey-hosted discussions between members of the Taliban and Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) – the political party founded by notorious Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar – underscore the reality extremists are trying to hijack the peace
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Erdogan, Hekmatyar Attempt to Hijack Afghan Peace Process

Michael Hughes: Turkey-hosted discussions between members of the Taliban and Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) – the political party founded by notorious Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar – underscore the reality extremists are trying to hijack the peace process. Although Kabul and even Taliban central downplayed the proceedings, the development marks a step backwards in the quest for aRead More...

Trump Awarded ‘Bravery’ Medal By Afghans For Pakistan Stance

January 15, 2018 RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan A community gathering in Afghanistan’s Logar Province has awarded U.S. President Donald Trump a “bravery” medal, thanking him for his tough stance against Pakistan. Said Farhad Akbari, a community l
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Trump Awarded ‘Bravery’ Medal By Afghans For Pakistan Stance

January 15, 2018 RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan A community gathering in Afghanistan’s Logar Province has awarded U.S. President Donald Trump a “bravery” medal, thanking him for his tough stance against Pakistan. Said Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province, told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan on January 14 that more than 300 people at anRead More...

Amid Concerns, Afghan Forces Ready to Hand over Security Responsibilities to Rural Communities

VOA News Mohammad Habibzada January 14, 2018 Afghan forces are planning to hand over the security responsibilities to the local forces of the rural communities, they have recently captured from Taliban and IS militants, in eastern Nangarhar a province that bo
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Amid Concerns, Afghan Forces Ready to Hand over Security Responsibilities to Rural Communities

VOA News Mohammad Habibzada January 14, 2018 Afghan forces are planning to hand over the security responsibilities to the local forces of the rural communities, they have recently captured from Taliban and IS militants, in eastern Nangarhar a province that borders Pakistan. Nangarhar provincial officials said hundreds of local men, armed by Afghan National DirectorateRead More...

Official accused of spying for Iran detained in Herat

AT-KABUL: A senior official in Herat province was arrested by the intelligence operatives on the charge of spying for Iran. Provincial spokesman, Jilani Farhad said that the arrested... The post Official accused of spying for Iran detained in Herat appeared f
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Official accused of spying for Iran detained in Herat

AT-KABUL: A senior official in Herat province was arrested by the intelligence operatives on the charge of spying for Iran. Provincial spokesman, Jilani Farhad said that the arrested... The post Official accused of spying for Iran detained in Herat appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

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