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Lashkar-e-Islam Chief Mangal Bagh killed in US drone strike

Lashkar-e-Islam Chief Mangal Bagh

KABUL: Notorious militant commander and head of defunct Lashkar-e-Islam Chief Mangal Bagh has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan Nangarhar’s province, Afghan media reported on Sunday. The Pakistan government had fixed Rs 20 million bounty on his head. The death has been confirmed by intelligence agencies and the government officials. Bagh was head of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam organisation. He was wanted by Pakistani security forces for involvement in a number of terrorist activities. He was injured in a drone strike that took place on the night of July 22Read More


No plans to revive peace talks with Taliban, says Afghan govt

No plans to revive peace talks with Taliban, says Afghan govt

KABUL: Kabul has no plans to revive a peace process aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table after a four-nation effort earlier this year produced no results, the spokesman of the Afghan president said Thursday. Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria, responding to the remarks, reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the four-nation group ─ comprising Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States ─ for revival of the Afghan peace process. Haroon Chakhansuri, President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman, said the four-nation group has no plans to meet again anytime soon. The groupRead More


Taliban attack on Afghanistan police cadets near Kabul kills dozens

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Taliban bombers have attacked an Afghan police convoy outside the capital Kabul, killing at least 30 people and wounding 50 others, officials say.Two bombs hit a convoy of buses carrying graduates from a ceremony on the city’s western outskirts.Paghman District Governor Musa Khan told the BBC that all but two of the dead were police cadets. The bombing was claimed by the Taliban and follows an attack on a bus just over a week ago that killed 14 people. A Taliban spokesman said that in Thursday’s attack, the first bomberRead More


Stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan extended for six more months

PTI files petition in NAB against Nawaz for corruption

ISLAMABAD, 29 JUNE (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Ministry of Foreign Affairs and States & Frontier Regions Division to immediately engage with UNHCR and the government of Afghanistan for gradual relocation of refugee camps in Pakistan to Afghanistan. According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister House, it is stated, the stay of POR card holders Afghan refugees shall be extended for a further period of six months only, till 31st December, 2016; and, In order to facilitate relocation and as a gesture of continuedRead More


Hrithik Roshan escaped the Istanbul airport blast by few hours

Hrithik Roshan

NEW DELHI: In a tweet to his fans the 42-year-old actor, “missed connecting flight at Istanbul and were stuck at airport. Next flight was next day, but took economy and flew out earlier.” The actor was on a vacation to Spain and Africa with his two sons and was returning to India via Turkey, Indian media reported. He had earlier tweeted that he was visiting Africa.


Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 41

Istanbul Ataturk airport attack

ISTANBUL: A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport has killed at least 41 people including 13 foreign nationals and injured more than 140, officials say. Three attackers opened fire near an entry point to the terminal late on Tuesday and blew themselves up after police fired at them, officials say. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said early signs suggested the so-called Islamic State was behind the attack. Recent bombings have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists. Tuesday’s attack looked like a major co-ordinated assault. Ataturk airport wasRead More