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    Helicopter crashes near Afghan army base in Balkh province; 3 people killed

    Kabul: An Afghan official says a foreign pilot and two Afghan soldiers were killed when a helicopter contracted by NATO crashed inside an army base. Maj Hanif Rezaie, an army spokesman, says three others, including another foreign pilot, were wounded when the MI-14 helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from the base near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

  • Afghan officials say Taliban attacks kill 16 security forces

    Kabul: Afghan officials say Taliban fighters have attacked several security posts in three provinces, killing 16 security forces. Ramadan Ali Mooseni, deputy provincial police chief, said today the Taliban launched an attack the previous night in Ghazni province’s remote Ajristan district, killing nine security forces and wounding seven others.

  • 14 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul: At least 14 Taliban militants were killed in military operations in two Afghan provinces, authorities said on Monday. “Six terrorists were killed and five others injured following an Afghan National Army (ANA) cleanup operation in Takhar province on Sunday,” Xinhua news agency quoted defence officials as saying.

  • Protest outside Pak embassy against Jadhav’s family treatment

    Washington : A group of Americans of Indian, Afghan and Baloch descents has protested outside the Pakistani embassy here against the “inhumane” treatment of the wife and mother of Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav during their recent visit to Islamabad.

  • It’s time to say goodbye to US aid: Pak’s Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif

    Lahore : Pakistan’s Punjab province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that it is time to say goodbye to US aid after President Donald Trump made harsh remarks and “exaggerated statements” about the financial assistance to Islamabad.

  • Afghan militants getting support from Pak: Pentagon

    Washington : In a damning report, the Pentagon has said Afghan-oriented militant groups, including the Taliban and Haqqani Network, benefit from “support” from elements of the Pakistan government.

  • 20 Afghan policemen killed by Taliban

    Kandahar : At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed early on Sunday when Taliban fighters stormed multiple security outposts in the volatile southern province of Zabul, officials said, as the insurgents escalate their annual spring offensive. Local officials made desperate calls to Afghan television stations to seek attention as they were unable to get hold of senior authorities for help, highlighting the disarray in security ranks.

  • 9 killed, 45 injured as Afghan forces fire on Pak census team

    Karachi : Afghan border forces on Friday opened fire on Pakistani security personnel guarding a census team in the border town of Chaman in restive Baluchistan province, killing nine people and injuring 45 others, Pakistan army said.

  • Rashid wants to pick Yuvraj’s brains

    New Delhi : Eighteen-year-old Afghan sensation Rashid Khan can’t wait to start his maiden stint in the IPL with Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he will be sharing the dressing room with his childhood hero Yuvraj Singh.

  • Pak deports 6 lakh Afghans in 8 months

    Islamabad : Pakistan has deported around 600,000 Afghan refugees in eight months since July 2016, making it the “world’s largest unlawful mass forced return of refugees”, New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in a report.

  • Afghan attackers ‘live, recruit and operate’ in Pakistan, says Ghani

    Kabul : Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa that those who recently launched attacks in Afghanistan “lived, were recruited and operated freely in Pakistan and no action was taken against them”, a Presidential Palace statement said on Monday.

  • Blast in Kabul hits Afghan MP’s vehicle, three wounded

    Kabul : An Afghan MP was among at least three people wounded when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle in Kabul, officials said, in the latest in a series of attacks on lawmakers, according to AFP report.

  • Finally, Afghan boy meets his idol Messi

    Doha : An Afghan boy who became an internet sensation after pictures of him wearing an improvised Lionel Messi football shirt went viral finally got to meet his superstar idol on Tuesday.