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Ghazni blast leaves civilian dead, injured three others

AT News Reports-KABUL: One civilian was killed and three others wounded in a bomb explosion on Saturday in Ghazni province, an official said. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor said Saturday that the incident took place after the bomb hidden i
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Ghazni blast leaves civilian dead, injured three others

AT News Reports-KABUL: One civilian was killed and three others wounded in a bomb explosion on Saturday in Ghazni province, an official said. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor said Saturday that the incident took place after the bomb hidden in snow blasted in Kocha-e-Qasabi area, police district 1 in the provincial capital, in …

Pakistan should respect ethnic variety: Watchdog

AT News Reports-KABUL: The Human Rights Watch asks Pakistani government to pay respect to the ethnic variety in the country and stop violence against “peaceful protests”. Brad Adamzad, head of the body’s Asia branch has said that the Pakistani official
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Pakistan should respect ethnic variety: Watchdog

AT News Reports-KABUL: The Human Rights Watch asks Pakistani government to pay respect to the ethnic variety in the country and stop violence against “peaceful protests”. Brad Adamzad, head of the body’s Asia branch has said that the Pakistani officials should recognize the ethnic variety as strength not as a weak point. “Pakistani authorities should …

Afghanistan-Pakistan Poor Trade and Transit Relations: The Need for Arrangements

By: Esmatullah Karimi-Stable and robusttrade and transitwill benefit both countriesregarding job creation, poverty reduction, taxes, cheap and qualitative products, etc. Afghanistan and Pakistan as two neighboring countries share strong cultural, religious, a
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Afghanistan-Pakistan Poor Trade and Transit Relations: The Need for Arrangements

By: Esmatullah Karimi-Stable and robusttrade and transitwill benefit both countriesregarding job creation, poverty reduction, taxes, cheap and qualitative products, etc. Afghanistan and Pakistan as two neighboring countries share strong cultural, religious, and trade relations for decades.The presence of over two millionrefugees in Pakistan, the almost 2500 kilometersDurand line, and the strong ethnicties have made these …

People’s unity, solidarity caused Soviet withdrawal: Ghani

AT News Report KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani says that one of the most important of the Soviet pullout from Afghanistan was people’s unity and solidarity, arguing that the same unity is needed now to bring a longstanding peace to the war-torn country. The S
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People’s unity, solidarity caused Soviet withdrawal: Ghani

AT News Report KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani says that one of the most important of the Soviet pullout from Afghanistan was people’s unity and solidarity, arguing that the same unity is needed now to bring a longstanding peace to the war-torn country. The Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan 30 years ago after a 10 year …

Karzai condemns Iran, India terrorist attacks

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned terrorist attacks in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of India. A suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying officers of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Wednesday in the sout
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Karzai condemns Iran, India terrorist attacks

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned terrorist attacks in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of India. A suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying officers of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Wednesday in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, killing 27 officers and wounding 13 more. Another suicide …

Large weapons cache seized in Kabul

AT News Report KABUL: Army soldiers found and seized a large weapon cache in a northern district of Kabul province. The army’s corps 111 said on Friday that the cache was discovered in the Qarabagh district. It added that 76 AK-47 rifles, 25 pistols and a l
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Large weapons cache seized in Kabul

AT News Report KABUL: Army soldiers found and seized a large weapon cache in a northern district of Kabul province. The army’s corps 111 said on Friday that the cache was discovered in the Qarabagh district. It added that 76 AK-47 rifles, 25 pistols and a large number of helmets, vests and ammunition were seized …

Afghan forces keep pressing militants; 37 killed nationwide

AT News Report KABUL: In the wake of peace efforts with the Taliban group, the Afghan security forces have killed at least 37 of them and wound 14 others in fresh military crackdowns conducted across the country in the past 24 hours. The ministry of defense o
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Afghan forces keep pressing militants; 37 killed nationwide

AT News Report KABUL: In the wake of peace efforts with the Taliban group, the Afghan security forces have killed at least 37 of them and wound 14 others in fresh military crackdowns conducted across the country in the past 24 hours. The ministry of defense on Friday said the Afghan security forces conducted 11 …

Russia says US pullout won’t create power vacuum in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Russia believes there would be no power vacuum in Afghanistan after the US withdraw its troops from the war-stricken country, and the Taliban—an extremist group where US currently engaged in peace talks with its representatives, ca
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Russia says US pullout won’t create power vacuum in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Russia believes there would be no power vacuum in Afghanistan after the US withdraw its troops from the war-stricken country, and the Taliban—an extremist group where US currently engaged in peace talks with its representatives, can be trusted as an allay to fight Daesh terrorist outfit. Zamir Kabulov, President Vladimir Putin’s …

Security forces kill 24 insurgents

AT News Report KABUL: At least 24 militants have been killed and the same number received injures after the Afghan security forces attacked their hideouts across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Wednesday.  In a press release, th
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Security forces kill 24 insurgents

AT News Report KABUL: At least 24 militants have been killed and the same number received injures after the Afghan security forces attacked their hideouts across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Wednesday.  In a press release, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with …

Whoever uses gun against our nation is our enemy: Mohib

AT News Report KABUL: National Security Adviser, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib says that whoever uses weapons against Afghan people and government, is enemy and Afghans fight “bravely” against enemy.  ‏”The heroic security and defense forces have struggle
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Whoever uses gun against our nation is our enemy: Mohib

AT News Report KABUL: National Security Adviser, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib says that whoever uses weapons against Afghan people and government, is enemy and Afghans fight “bravely” against enemy.  ‏”The heroic security and defense forces have struggled to ensure security for the people in hard situations,” Mohib said on Wednesday when introducing Massoud Andarabi as new …

Pentagon chief makes unannounced visit in Afghanistan amid push for peace

By Farhad Nibkhel KABUL: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stopped in Afghanistan on Monday in a previously unannounced visit, where he met with President Ashraf Ghani and other high-ranking Afghan officials amid to weight the ongoing peace talks a
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Pentagon chief makes unannounced visit in Afghanistan amid push for peace

By Farhad Nibkhel KABUL: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stopped in Afghanistan on Monday in a previously unannounced visit, where he met with President Ashraf Ghani and other high-ranking Afghan officials amid to weight the ongoing peace talks and to reaffirm commitment to the Afghan security forces. Before to land in Afghanistan, Shanahan told …

‘Favor interim administration if helps peace process’

AT News Report KABUL: A former government official says that the National Unity Government (NUG) should not oppose an interim administration if it helps Afghans bring peace to the country. Omar Zakhilwal, who has served as finance minister and ambassador to I
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‘Favor interim administration if helps peace process’

AT News Report KABUL: A former government official says that the National Unity Government (NUG) should not oppose an interim administration if it helps Afghans bring peace to the country. Omar Zakhilwal, who has served as finance minister and ambassador to Islamabad, said Monday that nobody should stand against offers like the establishment of an …

Karzai backs Ghani’s “Consultative Loya Jirga” for peace

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai expressed support for President Ashraf Ghani’s plan about calling a Consultation Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) to seek ways to resolve current problems that Afghanistan has been scrambling with. Ghani said
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Karzai backs Ghani’s “Consultative Loya Jirga” for peace

AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai expressed support for President Ashraf Ghani’s plan about calling a Consultation Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) to seek ways to resolve current problems that Afghanistan has been scrambling with. Ghani said Monday that he would call the Loya Jirga to consult on peace process. “As I have repeatedly …

Khalilzad to start regional visit for Afghan peace acceleration

AT News Report KABUL: The US envoy for Afghan peace, Zalmay Khalizad is to start his fifth visit to the regional countries to accelerate the peace process in Afghanistan, the US department of state confirmed, without providing details over his first destinati
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Khalilzad to start regional visit for Afghan peace acceleration

AT News Report KABUL: The US envoy for Afghan peace, Zalmay Khalizad is to start his fifth visit to the regional countries to accelerate the peace process in Afghanistan, the US department of state confirmed, without providing details over his first destination. Pakistani newspaper Today, has reported that Khalilzad would first land in Islamabad to …

Three civilians killed in Kunar operations

AT News Report KABUL: At least three civilians were killed in an operation launched jointly by Afghan and foreign forces in the eastern province of Kunar, local residents said Sunday. The incident took place in the Marawara district Saturday night. The distri
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Three civilians killed in Kunar operations

AT News Report KABUL: At least three civilians were killed in an operation launched jointly by Afghan and foreign forces in the eastern province of Kunar, local residents said Sunday. The incident took place in the Marawara district Saturday night. The district residents staged demonstration on Sunday carrying the bodies of dead people. They called …

Government says ‘all peace involved parties should support its plan’

AT News Report KABUL: The government calls on all parties involved in Afghanistan’s peace process to support its plan, urging that every move toward peace should be coordinated with Kabul. Haroon Chakhansuri, President Ghani’s spokesman said Sunday that p
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Government says ‘all peace involved parties should support its plan’

AT News Report KABUL: The government calls on all parties involved in Afghanistan’s peace process to support its plan, urging that every move toward peace should be coordinated with Kabul. Haroon Chakhansuri, President Ghani’s spokesman said Sunday that peace efforts would give result only when they are coordinated with the government and that Taliban sit …

Dozens of rebels killed in fresh crackdowns

AT News Report KABUL: At least 75 militants have been killed and 20 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Sunday. The Ministry of Defen
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Dozens of rebels killed in fresh crackdowns

AT News Report KABUL: At least 75 militants have been killed and 20 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Sunday. The Ministry of Defense in a statement said that Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan …

At least 21 civilians killed in Helmand airstrikes

AT News Report KABUL: At least 21 civilians, including women and children have been killed in two separate airstrikes in Sangin district of southern Helmand province, a member of the parliament said Sunday. However, a provincial council member putted the deat
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At least 21 civilians killed in Helmand airstrikes

AT News Report KABUL: At least 21 civilians, including women and children have been killed in two separate airstrikes in Sangin district of southern Helmand province, a member of the parliament said Sunday. However, a provincial council member putted the death toll to 13, while governor spokesman said he has no exact figures of casualty, …

Afghanistan calls for ban over Taliban overseas visits

AT News Report KABUL: The government asks for a ban over Taliban leaders’ visits to abroad, calling it a terrorist group whose leaders were not allowed to travel to abroad. The reaction comes after a militant’s negotiator team flew to Russia from Qatar th
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Afghanistan calls for ban over Taliban overseas visits

AT News Report KABUL: The government asks for a ban over Taliban leaders’ visits to abroad, calling it a terrorist group whose leaders were not allowed to travel to abroad. The reaction comes after a militant’s negotiator team flew to Russia from Qatar that is home to their political office to attend the Moscow meeting …

No armed individuals, criminals can disorder security: Interior Ministry

AT News Report KABUL: The Interior Ministry warns that irresponsible armed individuals, criminals and those who violate the law, can no long disorder security in the country. In a statement issued Friday, the ministry said that police are guarding people’s
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No armed individuals, criminals can disorder security: Interior Ministry

AT News Report KABUL: The Interior Ministry warns that irresponsible armed individuals, criminals and those who violate the law, can no long disorder security in the country. In a statement issued Friday, the ministry said that police are guarding people’s security and would let no bully persons to disorder their security. “The leadership of interior …

Editorial: Celebrations in Iran

People in neighbouring Islamic Republic of Iran are engaged in celebrating 40th year of the Islamic Revolution, which they have mustered under the dynamic leadership of Imam Khomeini in 1979. The Islamic Revolution, which is now not only reality but is unbeli
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Editorial: Celebrations in Iran

People in neighbouring Islamic Republic of Iran are engaged in celebrating 40th year of the Islamic Revolution, which they have mustered under the dynamic leadership of Imam Khomeini in 1979. The Islamic Revolution, which is now not only reality but is unbelievable for certain so-called champions of democracy and human rights, has ended thousands year …

Editorial: Two other voices made silent

Amidst hectic efforts for peace and historical re-union of Afghan leadership at Moscow, media ahead with another worst kind of violence when two workers of Radio Hamsada have been shot dead in Taliqan city of Takhar province. Both the victims are stated two y
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Editorial: Two other voices made silent

Amidst hectic efforts for peace and historical re-union of Afghan leadership at Moscow, media ahead with another worst kind of violence when two workers of Radio Hamsada have been shot dead in Taliqan city of Takhar province. Both the victims are stated two young and have recently joined the media as a profession. So far …

Winter operations against rebels ‘successful’

KABUL: The government says that during the winter operations, heavy casualties were inflicted on the armed opposition groups, with the security forces regaining more areas. Ghafoor Ahmad Jawid,spokesman of the ministry of defense said on Wednesday that the op
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Winter operations against rebels ‘successful’

KABUL: The government says that during the winter operations, heavy casualties were inflicted on the armed opposition groups, with the security forces regaining more areas. Ghafoor Ahmad Jawid,spokesman of the ministry of defense said on Wednesday that the operationsgoing on in different provinces,would continue untilthe end of the winter. He added that the these operations …

‘US committed to achieving durable peace in Afghanistan’

AT News Report KABUL: The US Secretary Mike Pompeo in a telephonic conversation with President Ashraf Ghani, reaffirmed his country’s commitment to achieving a durable peace in Afghanistan. The secretary underscored Special Representative for Afghanistan Re
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‘US committed to achieving durable peace in Afghanistan’

AT News Report KABUL: The US Secretary Mike Pompeo in a telephonic conversation with President Ashraf Ghani, reaffirmed his country’s commitment to achieving a durable peace in Afghanistan. The secretary underscored Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad’s role in facilitating an inclusive peace process, US Department of State said in a statement on Wednesday.  …

US pledges half troops pullout from Afghanistan by April: Taliban claims

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: A Taliban official said on Wednesday that the United States had promised to withdraw half of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of April during talks last month, RIA news agency reported, more than past estimates of the planned p
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US pledges half troops pullout from Afghanistan by April: Taliban claims

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: A Taliban official said on Wednesday that the United States had promised to withdraw half of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of April during talks last month, RIA news agency reported, more than past estimates of the planned pull-out. There was no immediate reaction from the Pentagon or the …

Karzai pushes for ‘Taliban reconciliation’ in Moscow talks

AT News Report KABUL: Spearheading the crucial talks on Afghanistan peace in Moscow on Tuesday, former President Hamid Karzai pushed for reconciliation with Taliban and stressed on ‘national unity’ to restore peace, with the rebels labeling the Afghan Con
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Karzai pushes for ‘Taliban reconciliation’ in Moscow talks

AT News Report KABUL: Spearheading the crucial talks on Afghanistan peace in Moscow on Tuesday, former President Hamid Karzai pushed for reconciliation with Taliban and stressed on ‘national unity’ to restore peace, with the rebels labeling the Afghan Constitution “illegitimate” and calling it an ‘obstacle’ to peace. At his opening remarks, Hamid Karzai said he …

NDS busts kidnapping ring

KABUL: Afghan Intelligence forces have busted a kidnapping band of seven members in Kabul, the National Directorate of Security said in a statement on Tuesday. The statement said that the group has been involved in kidnappings, armed robberies, and extortion
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NDS busts kidnapping ring

KABUL: Afghan Intelligence forces have busted a kidnapping band of seven members in Kabul, the National Directorate of Security said in a statement on Tuesday. The statement said that the group has been involved in kidnappings, armed robberies, and extortion in the capital. According to the statement, the group was led by Obaidullah, known as …

U.S. Senate opposes withdrawal from Afghanistan

AT-KABUL: The US Senate voted on Monday to oppose the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Syria, breaking with President Donald Trump as he calls for a military drawdown in those countries. The lawmakers, voting resoundingly in favour of the Americ
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U.S. Senate opposes withdrawal from Afghanistan

AT-KABUL: The US Senate voted on Monday to oppose the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Syria, breaking with President Donald Trump as he calls for a military drawdown in those countries. The lawmakers, voting resoundingly in favour of the American military stay in the war-torn country, warned a precipitous pullout could let Al-Qaeda …

Uzbekistan expresses readiness to host intra-Afghan peace talks with Taliban

AT-KABUL: In the wake of current peace talks in Moscow, the government of Uzbekistan has reiterated its readiness to host talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban negotiators. Uzbekistan’s Foreign Ministry says Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Ka
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Uzbekistan expresses readiness to host intra-Afghan peace talks with Taliban

AT-KABUL: In the wake of current peace talks in Moscow, the government of Uzbekistan has reiterated its readiness to host talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban negotiators. Uzbekistan’s Foreign Ministry says Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov expressed the offer in Tashkent on Tuesday to the United Nations’ Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto. The ministry quoted …

Saleh stresses intra-Afghan peace dialogue

“No alternative and substitute to a State-centric peace negotiation” KABUL: Chinese Ambassador Liu Jinsong on Sunday met former Interior Minister and former head of NDSAmrullah Saleh and discussed the Afghan peace process and current international issues
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Saleh stresses intra-Afghan peace dialogue

“No alternative and substitute to a State-centric peace negotiation” KABUL: Chinese Ambassador Liu Jinsong on Sunday met former Interior Minister and former head of NDSAmrullah Saleh and discussed the Afghan peace process and current international issues. “Ambassador Liu Jinsong discussed current international issues and the Afghan peace process with Mr. Saleh, former Interior Minister and …

Taliban confirm delegation to attend Moscow peace summit

KABUL: Rebel Taliban have said that its delegates of ten officials led by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzaiwill attend the Moscow Conference on Afghanistan on the 5th and 6th February. The Taliban in a statement on Monday said the agenda of the ‘Moscow peace ta
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Taliban confirm delegation to attend Moscow peace summit

KABUL: Rebel Taliban have said that its delegates of ten officials led by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzaiwill attend the Moscow Conference on Afghanistan on the 5th and 6th February. The Taliban in a statement on Monday said the agenda of the ‘Moscow peace talks’ will be Afghanistan-centered and will include issues including declaration of policies …

Planned US drawdown in Afghanistan doesn’t imperil bilateral ties: Abdullah

KABUL: In the midst of the controversial peace talks and a planned US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, the chief executive officer Abdullah Abdullah said that this won’t affect Afghanistan and US relations. Addressing a gathering in Kabul, Abdullah sai
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Planned US drawdown in Afghanistan doesn’t imperil bilateral ties: Abdullah

KABUL: In the midst of the controversial peace talks and a planned US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, the chief executive officer Abdullah Abdullah said that this won’t affect Afghanistan and US relations. Addressing a gathering in Kabul, Abdullah said on Monday that the Afghan National Forces would be able for protecting and defending their country. …

Political bigwigs vow to defend ‘national values’ in Moscow

KABUL: Afghan delegates who have been invited to attend the Moscow summit next week vowed Sunday that they will defend Afghanistan’s ‘national and democratic values’at the talks. The talks will be held on 5th and 6th February but the Afghan government h
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Political bigwigs vow to defend ‘national values’ in Moscow

KABUL: Afghan delegates who have been invited to attend the Moscow summit next week vowed Sunday that they will defend Afghanistan’s ‘national and democratic values’at the talks. The talks will be held on 5th and 6th February but the Afghan government has not been invited to attend the talks in order to pave the ground …

Moscow talks may facilitate Kabul-Taliban dialogue

KABUL: The High Peace Council hopes the upcoming meeting in Russia’s capital Moscow, would pave the ground for talks between the government and Taliban, as it is called a meeting organized by Afghans. “We hope such meetings that are organized by Afghans,
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Moscow talks may facilitate Kabul-Taliban dialogue

KABUL: The High Peace Council hopes the upcoming meeting in Russia’s capital Moscow, would pave the ground for talks between the government and Taliban, as it is called a meeting organized by Afghans. “We hope such meetings that are organized by Afghans, facilitate dialogues between government and Taliban,” Sayed Ehsan Taheri, spokesman for the peace …

Poppy cultivation decreases in Uruzgan

KABUL: Poppy cultivation has recently witnessed a 29 per cent decrease in the southern province of Uruzgan, according to local officials, an unprecedented move in an area where a big part of poppy was being cultivated in the past years. Juma Khan Bashiri, hea
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Poppy cultivation decreases in Uruzgan

KABUL: Poppy cultivation has recently witnessed a 29 per cent decrease in the southern province of Uruzgan, according to local officials, an unprecedented move in an area where a big part of poppy was being cultivated in the past years. Juma Khan Bashiri, head of provincial counter-narcotics department,called public awareness program forthe local farmers about …

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