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40 members of Afghan forces killed in last 24 hours

As intra-Afghan negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government goes on in Doha, Qatar, reports indicated over 40 members of the Afghan security forces were killed in the last 24 hours in the country

Doha Talks: Afghan government decides to discuss the "legitimacy of war"

What could become the next potential point of contention in the intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha, the Republic (Afghan government) team has decided to first discuss the “legitimacy of war” with the Taliban before any other discussion in the second phase of talks

15 Taliban, 4 Afghan security forces member killed in Kunduz

At least four members of the Afghan security forces and 15 Taliban members were killed in clashes in two locations in Kunduz province, reported TOLOnews

No progress in intra-Afghan talks

The second phase of the Intra-Afghan negotiation, which started on 5 January, saw no progress as the working groups from the Afghan government and the Taliban failed to meet in the last six days, TOLO news reported

Two female judges assassinated in Kabul

Two female judges of the Supreme Court of Afghanistan were assassinated in Kabul by unknown gunmen, becoming the latest victims of the deadly spree of targeted killings in the war-torn country

US troops down to 2500 in Afghanistan

The number of US troops stationed inside Afghanistan is now just 2500, in accordance with the earlier announcement by US Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller to reduce the number by 15 January

Ten Afghan radio stations shut down in six months

Amid increasing threats to journalists and the precarious economic situation after the global pandemic, around ten radio stations in war-torn Afghanistan have been closed in the past six months

Afghan forces kill provincial council member

A provincial council member was killed in Afghanistan when security forces members tried to arrest him in cases involving the murders of a journalist and a deputy provincial head of Ghor province, TOLOnews reported

US ambassador denies advocating interim government in Afghanistan

Days after multiple media reports on the formation of an interim government, United States Charge d Affairs in Afghanistan Ross Wilson on Wednesday denied “advocating” the interim government formation in the war-torn nation

US envoy discussed three options for future Afghan government

US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, during his last visit to Afghanistan, explored three options for a future government with leading Afghan leaders, reported TOLOnews

Taliban using civilian homes as shield: Afghan President Ghani

The Taliban are using the homes of civilians as shields, leading to more civilian casualties in the country, said Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, reported TOLOnews

Afghan forces clear key highway of Taliban checkpoints

Afghan special forces cleared a key highway that links Baghlan province to northern Balkh of Taliban checkpoints

18 civilians killed in Afghan Air Force strike

At least 18 people, including children and women, were killed in an airstrike by Afghan Air Force in Ghazni province of Afghanistan, TOLOnews reported

Nearly 5000 people died due to air pollution in Afghanistan last year

Air pollution killed around 5,000 people in Afghanistan last year according to the data released by the Afghan Ministry of Public Health. At least 2900 of them died due to respiratory problems and 2072 due to heart diseases

698 Taliban insurgents killed last month in Kandahar

Around 698 Taliban insurgents have been killed in the last month in Kandahar province, claimed a provincial security officer on Friday

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