Daily Archives: January 12, 2020

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Key Taliban members among casualties in Pakistan blast: sources

(ONE TV): At least 15 people were killed while 18 more were wounded in the bombing. Sources said that the blast happened in a madrassa, where senior Taliban figures, drug smugglers and men working for Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI were holding a meeting. Taliban’s shadow chief justice Abdul Hakim was injured while senior figures of

Taliban Leader with Five Colleagues Killed in Kunduz Operation

(BNA): A leader of Taliban terrorist group with his five colleagues was killed in Kunduz last night. Hadi Jamal press in charge of Pamir 217 army corps told BNA, the Taliban were killed in a clearing operation with support of air forces in outskirt of Aqtash District, Kunduz province, seven other Taliban have been injured

2 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan after vehicle is hit by roadside bomb

(Euro News): Two U.S. service members were killed and two others injured when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in a statement Saturday. In keeping with defense department rules, the U.S. military did not identify the service members. The Taliban immediately took responsibility for the attack.

Regional Issues; Pakistani FM to Visit Iran Today

(DID Press): On the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will visit Iran and Saudi Arabia to discuss regional developments. During his visit to Tehran, the Foreign Minister will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to exchange views on the evolving situation in the region, according to Radio Pakistan.

Two U.S. Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

(ATN NEWS): The incident took place on Saturday after an IED hits US forces vehicle. According to the statement, the US service members were killed while conducting “operations as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission.” “In accordance with the U.S. Department of Defense policy, the names of the service members killed in action will be

Kandahar Family Claims One Member Killed in NDS Raid

(TOLO NEWS): One member of the family, Mohammad Naeem Jabbar, who has come to Kabul for seeking justice, said on Saturday that his brother was killed in front of his daughter by the NDS forces.  He said the incident happened on November 1. “We are the citizens of this country and we are pro-government. Why

Taliban expect US peace deal

(Afghanistan Times): The Taliban are expecting the signing of a peace agreement with the US in the near future, a Russian media outlet has quoted a well-placed source of the insurgent group as saying, while a former Taliban official believed the landmark inking ceremony might take place this week. In an interview with TASS Russian

Government must halt reshuffle of bureaucrats until election results

(Afghanistan Times): Parliament is ratcheting up pressure on the government to desist from any reshuffle of high-ranking officials until presidential election results are announced. The Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, Mir Rahman Rahmani, said on Saturday bad appointments and reshuffles in government’s high-ranking positions are taking place under the excuse of ‘reforms’ and