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Skirmish in Zabul takes heavy toll on Taliban

KabuL: Aferocious clash that broke out on Tuesday night after Taliban insurgents stormed police outposts in volatiledistrict of Mizan in southern Zabul province has taken a heavy toll on the assailants after Afghan forces staged a major counterattack and push
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Skirmish in Zabul takes heavy toll on Taliban

KabuL: Aferocious clash that broke out on Tuesday night after Taliban insurgents stormed police outposts in volatiledistrict of Mizan in southern Zabul province has taken a heavy toll on the assailants after Afghan forces staged a major counterattack and pushed them back. A statement released by Ministry of Interior said that Taliban attacked on police …

Eight militants nabbed in anti-terror swoop in Kabul

Kabul: Eight suspected terrorists, four with links to the Taliban and as many belonging to the ISIS Khorasan module, were arrested in Kabul following a major swoop on Wednesday for allegedly plotting major strikes, according to intelligence agency. National D
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Eight militants nabbed in anti-terror swoop in Kabul

Kabul: Eight suspected terrorists, four with links to the Taliban and as many belonging to the ISIS Khorasan module, were arrested in Kabul following a major swoop on Wednesday for allegedly plotting major strikes, according to intelligence agency. National Directorate of Security on Wednesday said its operatives arrested a group of eight terrorists in a …

Karzai touts U.S. peace efforts

KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai welcomed the United States efforts regarding the peace program in Afghanistan. Karzai who was speaking at the Astana Club meeting in the capital of Kazakhstan, also offered support for the meeting took place between the m
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Karzai touts U.S. peace efforts

KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai welcomed the United States efforts regarding the peace program in Afghanistan. Karzai who was speaking at the Astana Club meeting in the capital of Kazakhstan, also offered support for the meeting took place between the members of the High Peace Council and Taliban delegation during the Moscow meeting on Friday, …

Herat governor steps down amid wave of resignations

AT News Report-KABUL: Mohammad Asif Rahimi has resigned from his position as governor from Western Herat province, a well-placed source said. According to the source, the president accepted the resignation of Rahimi. He had served as the governor of Herat sin
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Herat governor steps down amid wave of resignations

AT News Report-KABUL: Mohammad Asif Rahimi has resigned from his position as governor from Western Herat province, a well-placed source said. According to the source, the president accepted the resignation of Rahimi. He had served as the governor of Herat since 2014. On Friday, the governor of Maidan Wardak province also resigned from his post. …

No national policy to regulate media: Ministry of Culture

AT News Report-KABUL: The ministry of culture says the media outlets are yet to have a national policy for publication and broadcasting. Officials in the culture ministry said Sunday that shared a report of media violations with the media representatives, say
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No national policy to regulate media: Ministry of Culture

AT News Report-KABUL: The ministry of culture says the media outlets are yet to have a national policy for publication and broadcasting. Officials in the culture ministry said Sunday that shared a report of media violations with the media representatives, saying that the violations opposed the media law. Saber Mohmand, spokesman of the ministry said …

Moscow forum a platform for Taliban: Political Party

At News Report-Kabul: The National Partnership Party, a government opposition political entity believes that the Moscow meeting was just a session to give privilege to Taliban, saying that Iran, Pakistan and Russia were the states who offered the privilege. H
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Moscow forum a platform for Taliban: Political Party

At News Report-Kabul: The National Partnership Party, a government opposition political entity believes that the Moscow meeting was just a session to give privilege to Taliban, saying that Iran, Pakistan and Russia were the states who offered the privilege. Head of the party, Najibullah Kabuli said Sunday that the three mentioned countries were trying to …

Opposition alliance to announce candidate for presidential election

AT news Report-KABUL: Afghanistan’s grand coalition met on Thursday to hammer out an agreement over a joint candidate for the next year presidential election. Officials from the Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan said their pick will be announced in co
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Opposition alliance to announce candidate for presidential election

AT news Report-KABUL: Afghanistan’s grand coalition met on Thursday to hammer out an agreement over a joint candidate for the next year presidential election. Officials from the Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan said their pick will be announced in coming days. Close aides to former national security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar have said that Atmar …

Khalilzad on four-nation visit in peace push

AT News Report-KABUL: U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan peace process, Zalmay Khalilzad, is visiting Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Pakistan as part of Washington’s efforts to jump start peace talks with the Afghan Taliban. Last month, Kh
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Khalilzad on four-nation visit in peace push

AT News Report-KABUL: U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan peace process, Zalmay Khalilzad, is visiting Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Pakistan as part of Washington’s efforts to jump start peace talks with the Afghan Taliban. Last month, Khalilzad met with Taliban leaders in Qatar to explore a way to end the 17-year-long war in …

Moscow hosts Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks

AT News Report-KABUL: Russia on Friday kicked off a meeting for talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban movement with Moscow promising to work for a united and peaceful Afghanistan. Afghanistan had earlier sent a four-member delegation of the Hig
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Moscow hosts Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks

AT News Report-KABUL: Russia on Friday kicked off a meeting for talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban movement with Moscow promising to work for a united and peaceful Afghanistan. Afghanistan had earlier sent a four-member delegation of the High Peace Council to Russia for talks with representatives of the extremist Taliban group, said …

U.S. faces newly muscular Taliban in peace-talk efforts

The movement is stronger than any time since an American-led military coalition deposed it 17 years ago As it pushes to jump-start an Afghan peace process, the U.S. faces a Taliban stronger than any time since an American-led military coalition deposed them 1
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U.S. faces newly muscular Taliban in peace-talk efforts

The movement is stronger than any time since an American-led military coalition deposed it 17 years ago As it pushes to jump-start an Afghan peace process, the U.S. faces a Taliban stronger than any time since an American-led military coalition deposed them 17 years ago, U.S. and Afghan officials, current and former militants and experts …

Editorial: Sami Ul Haq mysterious assassination impacting Afghan-Pak relations

Certain elements in Pakistan who are reluctant to let return of peace and tranquility in war devastated Afghanistan, now have got another opportunity of exploiting the mysterious assassination of known religious figure Maulvi Sami Ul Haq. Sami Ul Haq calling
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Editorial: Sami Ul Haq mysterious assassination impacting Afghan-Pak relations

Certain elements in Pakistan who are reluctant to let return of peace and tranquility in war devastated Afghanistan, now have got another opportunity of exploiting the mysterious assassination of known religious figure Maulvi Sami Ul Haq. Sami Ul Haq calling him father of Taliban was found seriously injured in his residence at Bahrya Town Islamabad …

Police arrests man after discovering dozens of guns

Police have arrested a man with dozens of pistols and bullets in eastern Nangarhar province.  ANP has a detained a man with 31 pistols and 1050 bullets during an operation in Ghazi Amanullah Khan town in Rodat district of Nangarhar, said a press statement is
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Police arrests man after discovering dozens of guns

Police have arrested a man with dozens of pistols and bullets in eastern Nangarhar province.  ANP has a detained a man with 31 pistols and 1050 bullets during an operation in Ghazi Amanullah Khan town in Rodat district of Nangarhar, said a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior (MoI). The pistols and bullets were …

Iran ready to facilitate Afghan peace process

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran is ready to help facilitate peace process in Afghanistan. Speaking during a meeting in Tehran with Mohammad Karim Khalili, Head of Afghanistan’s High Peace Cou
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Iran ready to facilitate Afghan peace process

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran is ready to help facilitate peace process in Afghanistan. Speaking during a meeting in Tehran with Mohammad Karim Khalili, Head of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, the Iranian minister said that there is no other way except for dialogue and national consensus. …

Casualties feared as insurgents storm outposts in Ghazni

Thirteen members of security forces embraced martyrdom in a skirmish after Taliban militants assailed two security outposts in south, leaving twenty two insurgents dead. AT News Report KABUL: Scores of the Taliban insurgents were killed after attacking two se
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Casualties feared as insurgents storm outposts in Ghazni

Thirteen members of security forces embraced martyrdom in a skirmish after Taliban militants assailed two security outposts in south, leaving twenty two insurgents dead. AT News Report KABUL: Scores of the Taliban insurgents were killed after attacking two security posts in southern Ghazni province, security official said Monday, while confirmed causalities in part of security …

12 children die in hospital in Panjshir

Twelve children died in anemergency hospital in northern Panjshir province, said officials. At least 12 newborn children died in emergency hospital in Anaba district of Panjshir from 8:00-1:30 pm on Sunday, said Panjshir Governor Spokesman Abdul Wadod Ali Mar
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12 children die in hospital in Panjshir

Twelve children died in anemergency hospital in northern Panjshir province, said officials. At least 12 newborn children died in emergency hospital in Anaba district of Panjshir from 8:00-1:30 pm on Sunday, said Panjshir Governor Spokesman Abdul Wadod Ali Mardan. Six of them belonged to Parwan province, three to Kapisa and three to Panjshir province. He …

FMIC launch convention to boost healthcare

By Farhad Naibkhail-KABUL: French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) on Saturday launched the 8th quality improvement and patient safety convention to boost up health care services. The program was attended by different governmental officials,
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FMIC launch convention to boost healthcare

By Farhad Naibkhail-KABUL: French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) on Saturday launched the 8th quality improvement and patient safety convention to boost up health care services. The program was attended by different governmental officials, representatives of private and governmental hospital and doctors preset presentation and seek outgoing ways for the challenges faced with …

ED: Samiul Haq is no more

Known religious figure and vocal supporter of Taliban and other militants, allegedly engaged in violent acts and resistance against lawful authorities in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, was mysteriously assassinated in his Rawalpindi Bahrya Town residence on t
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ED: Samiul Haq is no more

Known religious figure and vocal supporter of Taliban and other militants, allegedly engaged in violent acts and resistance against lawful authorities in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, was mysteriously assassinated in his Rawalpindi Bahrya Town residence on the evening of November 2, 2018. He was strangulated to death by two guests, probably known to him as …

Ex-militant says U.S. not making sincere efforts for peace

AT News Report-KABUL: A former member of Taliban says that the United States is not honest in the peace process of Afghanistan. Sayed Akbar Agha, who now leads the Council for Saving Afghanistan said Saturday in Khost province that despite appointing Zalmai K
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Ex-militant says U.S. not making sincere efforts for peace

AT News Report-KABUL: A former member of Taliban says that the United States is not honest in the peace process of Afghanistan. Sayed Akbar Agha, who now leads the Council for Saving Afghanistan said Saturday in Khost province that despite appointing Zalmai Khalilzad as envoy for Afghan peace process, Donald Trump still runs his war …

Insurgents capture key military base in Faryab

Insurgents loyal to Taliban extremist group have captured a key police base in northern Faryab province after staging a dramatic assault and engaging in ferocious combat with armed forces, killing three security personnel and taking seventeen hostages, author
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Insurgents capture key military base in Faryab

Insurgents loyal to Taliban extremist group have captured a key police base in northern Faryab province after staging a dramatic assault and engaging in ferocious combat with armed forces, killing three security personnel and taking seventeen hostages, authorities said Friday. The rebels waged the coordinated attack on the public order police base situated between Sherin …

20 Taliban militants killed in Badakhshan skirmish

More than twenty Taliban militants were killed in a skirmish between security forces and insurgent Taliban in southeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Friday. Two policemen have been injured in the clashes that erupted 48 hours ago in Dasht Shewa a
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20 Taliban militants killed in Badakhshan skirmish

More than twenty Taliban militants were killed in a skirmish between security forces and insurgent Taliban in southeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Friday. Two policemen have been injured in the clashes that erupted 48 hours ago in Dasht Shewa area of the Arghanj Khwa district, the provincial governor’s spokesmanNaik Mohammad Nazarisaid. However, an intelligence official …

‘Father of Taliban’ Mullah Sami ul-Haq shot dead in Pakistani city: deputy

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Muslim cleric Sami ul-Haq, known as the “Father of the Taliban” for having taught some of the Afghan Islamist movement’s leaders, was shot dead on Friday in a Pakistani city, a relative and his deputy said. Unknown attack
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‘Father of Taliban’ Mullah Sami ul-Haq shot dead in Pakistani city: deputy

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Muslim cleric Sami ul-Haq, known as the “Father of the Taliban” for having taught some of the Afghan Islamist movement’s leaders, was shot dead on Friday in a Pakistani city, a relative and his deputy said. Unknown attackers shot the prominent cleric, who runs an Islamic school in northwestern Pakistan, his deputy Yousaf …

Editorial: Militants financing

What it called in connection with its efforts for chasing the terror, the US has released a letter pertained to financiers of various militant groups and commanders engaged in violent acts in parts and parcels throughout Afghanistan. Through this letter, issu
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Editorial: Militants financing

What it called in connection with its efforts for chasing the terror, the US has released a letter pertained to financiers of various militant groups and commanders engaged in violent acts in parts and parcels throughout Afghanistan. Through this letter, issued with collaboration of Gulf States agencies working on terror, the US directly mentioned names …

Chorus of discontent over decision to tally ballots without biometric authentication

KABUL: Members of the parliament and a political coalition say that the electoral commission tries to authenticate ballots without biometrics to help some certain candidates win the parliamentary election. They said Wednesday that the independent election com
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Chorus of discontent over decision to tally ballots without biometric authentication

KABUL: Members of the parliament and a political coalition say that the electoral commission tries to authenticate ballots without biometrics to help some certain candidates win the parliamentary election. They said Wednesday that the independent election commission under the pressures from government and foreigners has decided to authenticate the ballots without biometrics so that candidates …

Fate of Moscow peace conference in limbo

The Moscow conference on the Afghan peace initially expected as early as November is still in uncertainty as the government of Afghanistan has not reached an agreement with Russia over the date and other things of the meeting. The High Peace Council a body re
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Fate of Moscow peace conference in limbo

The Moscow conference on the Afghan peace initially expected as early as November is still in uncertainty as the government of Afghanistan has not reached an agreement with Russia over the date and other things of the meeting. The High Peace Council a body responsible to establish peace talks with the Taliban had earlier said …

Ex-Guantanamo Taliban appointed in Doha political office

Five members of the Taliban group who had been held by the US in the Guantanamo jail are now in the Taliban’s political office in Doha, Qatar, Taliban confirmed. Mullah Mohammad Fazel Akhond, Mullah Noorullah Noori, Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwah, Mullah Abdu
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Ex-Guantanamo Taliban appointed in Doha political office

Five members of the Taliban group who had been held by the US in the Guantanamo jail are now in the Taliban’s political office in Doha, Qatar, Taliban confirmed. Mullah Mohammad Fazel Akhond, Mullah Noorullah Noori, Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwah, Mullah Abdul Haq Wasiq and Maulavi Mohammad Nabi Omari were exchanged with the US army serviceman …

23 drug traffickers sentenced to prison

The courts of Criminal Justice Task Force on Tuesday said that 23 drug traffickers have been sentenced to short and long term prison over past week. CJTF in a press statement said the primary and appeal court of CJTF have convicted 23 smugglers to six months-
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23 drug traffickers sentenced to prison

The courts of Criminal Justice Task Force on Tuesday said that 23 drug traffickers have been sentenced to short and long term prison over past week. CJTF in a press statement said the primary and appeal court of CJTF have convicted 23 smugglers to six months-18 years prison. Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) has seized over …

Ex-general says U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq killed thousands

A U.S. army ex-general has made a shocking revelation about the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which he admitted have killed thousands of innocent people. In an article in Asia Times newspaper, former U.S. general William Estore said that the U.S. army i
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Ex-general says U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq killed thousands

A U.S. army ex-general has made a shocking revelation about the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which he admitted have killed thousands of innocent people. In an article in Asia Times newspaper, former U.S. general William Estore said that the U.S. army in Afghanistan and Iraq has failed and that leaders of the United …

Logar residents stage rally against election commission

KABUL: A large number of people staged demonstration Monday in Logar province to protest the Independent Election Commission for what they called “counting black and white ballots to use in benefit of certain candidates”. The protestors said ballots came
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Logar residents stage rally against election commission

KABUL: A large number of people staged demonstration Monday in Logar province to protest the Independent Election Commission for what they called “counting black and white ballots to use in benefit of certain candidates”. The protestors said ballots came from the areas where election was not held at all. Officials in the commission rejected the …

Kabul touts CPEC in spurring regional economic development

KABUL: The government of Afghanistan welcomes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) not only for its country, but as a useful project for the regional economy. “Any project formed in the region for the bigger economic interest, is welcomed by Afghanis
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Kabul touts CPEC in spurring regional economic development

KABUL: The government of Afghanistan welcomes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) not only for its country, but as a useful project for the regional economy. “Any project formed in the region for the bigger economic interest, is welcomed by Afghanistan and we fully support it. We believe that such projects would facilitate trade, transit, services …

Election panels at loggerheads over fate of suspicious ballots

The independent election commission and complaints commission are now at loggerheads over the fate of ballots cast without voters passing a hectic biometric authentication, plunging the already blemished elections into crisis. The bone of contention is the
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Election panels at loggerheads over fate of suspicious ballots

The independent election commission and complaints commission are now at loggerheads over the fate of ballots cast without voters passing a hectic biometric authentication, plunging the already blemished elections into crisis. The bone of contention is the ‘suspicious ballots’ which the complaints commission or the IECC believes are the ones that had been stuffed; a …

Karzai attends mourning ceremony for Gen. Raziq, Qahraman in Arg

AT-KABUL: A mourning ceremony was held Monday for the former parliamentarian Abdul Jabbar Qahraman and former Kandahar police chief Abdul Razeq in the presidential palace. President Ashraf Ghani, former president Hamid Karzai, government officials and jihadi
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Karzai attends mourning ceremony for Gen. Raziq, Qahraman in Arg

AT-KABUL: A mourning ceremony was held Monday for the former parliamentarian Abdul Jabbar Qahraman and former Kandahar police chief Abdul Razeq in the presidential palace. President Ashraf Ghani, former president Hamid Karzai, government officials and jihadi leaders as well as Mahmood Achakzai, leader of Awwami Pakhtonkhwa Party attended the ceremony to pray for them. President …

Police rescue abducted child in Kunduz

KABUL: Police forces on Sunday rescued a child who had been kidnapped in northern Kunduz province, authorities said. A kidnapped child named Omar Farooq was released during an operation by police, said Kunduz Police Spokesman Enamudin Rahmani. He said that th
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Police rescue abducted child in Kunduz

KABUL: Police forces on Sunday rescued a child who had been kidnapped in northern Kunduz province, authorities said. A kidnapped child named Omar Farooq was released during an operation by police, said Kunduz Police Spokesman Enamudin Rahmani. He said that the Omar Farooq is resident of Jan Aleemstreet, who was kidnapped recently by unknown people …

Editorial: US confirms Baradar’s release

The United States confirmed release of Tehrik Taliban Afghanistan (Emirate Islami Afghanistan) co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar’s release in Pakistan. US authorities informed that Mullah Baradar was released on the request of Afghanistan and pinned hop
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Editorial: US confirms Baradar’s release

The United States confirmed release of Tehrik Taliban Afghanistan (Emirate Islami Afghanistan) co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar’s release in Pakistan. US authorities informed that Mullah Baradar was released on the request of Afghanistan and pinned hope on his active role in the reconciliation process. Mullah Baradar was picked up by personnel of secret agencies in …

Ex-President agog after Pakistan frees Taliban leader

In the wake of Pakistan’s freeing Taliban’s co-founder, former President Hamid Karzai is pinning hope that Mullah Baradar’s release will usher in advancements in peace process in Afghanistan. The former president was also applause for Pakistani governme
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Ex-President agog after Pakistan frees Taliban leader

In the wake of Pakistan’s freeing Taliban’s co-founder, former President Hamid Karzai is pinning hope that Mullah Baradar’s release will usher in advancements in peace process in Afghanistan. The former president was also applause for Pakistani government’s decision to free the militant leader from prison, saying it was a positive stride towards consolidating Afghanistan’s fragile …

Afghanistan ramping up diplomacy to bring in Mullah Baradar

Following the release of Mullah Baradar from Pakistan’s incarceration, President Ghani’s administration is seen to be striving to have the top militant leader brought into Afghanistan. It is said that Mullah Ghani Baradar was freed upon the demand of the
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Afghanistan ramping up diplomacy to bring in Mullah Baradar

Following the release of Mullah Baradar from Pakistan’s incarceration, President Ghani’s administration is seen to be striving to have the top militant leader brought into Afghanistan. It is said that Mullah Ghani Baradar was freed upon the demand of the U.S. government; while the Afghan government is expected next week to ask Pakistan hand him …

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