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Islamabad suggests political role for Taliban

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Mar 19, 2018 - 12:20
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): With the US ramping up the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan wants Taliban leaders to be part of a future setup in Kabul. Pakistan’s top diplomat in Washington says: “There’s a precedent for this in the rehabilitation of...
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Mullah Rasoul's group welcome Ulema Conference in Indonesia

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Mar 18, 2018 - 16:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban’s splinter group led by Mullah Rasoul has declared its support for Ulema conference in Indonesia on Afghan peace process later this month, a statement from the group said on Sunday. The establishment of peace was only...
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ALP personnel among 4 dead in Faryab clash

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Mar 18, 2018 - 15:23
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Sunday said 11 Taliban insurgents and Afghan Local Police (ALP) members suffered casualties during a clash in northwestern Faryab province.
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Abdullah, Janjua want Taliban to seize offer for talks

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Mar 18, 2018 - 12:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan and Afghanistan have called for the Taliban to respond positively to President Ashraf Ghani’s offer of open-ended peace talks. The call came during a meeting Pakistan's National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasser Janjua and...
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Ghazni hostages freed after deal with Taliban

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Mar 17, 2018 - 19:53
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Two men kidnapped from Shirabad area of Qarabagh district in southern Ghazni province about two weeks ago have been released, sources said on Saturday. A fortnight ago, gunmen attacked a house in Shirabad area and killed two...
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4 ANA soldiers escaped from Taliban prison

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Mar 16, 2018 - 16:06
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have escaped from Taliban prison in Dara-I-Mangal district of central Logar province on Friday, an official said.
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Taliban leader’s son, friends detained in Baghlan

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Mar 13, 2018 - 20:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Son of a shadow Taliban deputy governor for northern Baghlan province has been arrested along with two partners during an operation, the spy-network said on Tuesday.
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Farah attack: 5 policemen killed, 2 injured

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Mar 13, 2018 - 15:43
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Five Policemen have been killed and two others injured in militants attack on a check-post in Farah City, the capital of western Farah, province, an official said on Tuesday. Dadullah Qani, the Provincial Council member and...
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Taliban shadow district chief detained in Herat

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Mar 13, 2018 - 13:12
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban’s shadow district chief for the Kashk-i-Kohna district has been detained in western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday. Jilani Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mullah Abdul Raoof...
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Indonesian Ulema say Taliban not ‘well-informed’ on peace conference

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Mar 12, 2018 - 14:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indonesian Ulema Council has decided to go with the planned trilateral Ulema Conference later this month despite the Taliban refusal to participate in the meeting, a media report said on Monday. “Maybe the Taliban is not well-...
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7 civilians dead as Taliban-fired rocket hits car

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Mar 12, 2018 - 10:34
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven civilians were killed on Monday morning when a Taliban-fired rocket struck a vehicle in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok...
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Farah: Taliban overrun Anar Dara district

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Mar 12, 2018 - 10:08
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban have overrun the Anar Dara district of western Farah province, where clashes are ongoing, local sources say. Hussain, a resident of Anar Dara, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News the militants captured the district centre...
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Taliban oppose ulema conference in Indonesia

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Mar 10, 2018 - 13:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban have voiced their opposition to an upcoming peace conference of religious scholars in Jakarta. Last month, Indonesian president offered to host the event, a move welcomed by the Afghan government. Pakistan so far said...
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US rules out troop pullout, direct talks with Taliban

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Mar 10, 2018 - 09:30
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Taliban are the stumbling block to the peace process, the Trump administration alleged on Friday, ruling out direct talks with it unless the militant leaders engaged with the elected Afghan government. In an apparent...
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Sayyaf against offering region to Taliban for peace sake

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Mar 09, 2018 - 14:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Veteran former jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Friday expressed his opposition to giving the Taliban a specific region in the name of ‘peace zone’ for the sake of initiating peace talks with the rebels.. Addressing...
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UN envoy disputes Taliban’s no talks argument with Kabul

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Mar 09, 2018 - 00:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN top envoy in Afghanistan on Thursday disputed Taliban’s argument that they would not talk to the Afghan government because the conflict was not between Afghan parties. “(Taliban argument) misrepresents the reality that tens...
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60 attacking Taliban gunmen perish in Kandahar blitz

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Mar 08, 2018 - 15:56
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Five dozens of Taliban militants were killed in two hours of an airstrike called in after a large number of the rebels stormed a security post in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province last night, an official said...
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For now, no direct talks with Taliban: US

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Mar 06, 2018 - 10:55
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Insisting that the peace process has to be Afghan-owned and Afghan-led, the Trump administration on Monday ruled out direct talks with the Taliban. The first phase of talks has to be between the Afghan government and the...
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Respect Afghan constitution, Pentagon tells Taliban

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Mar 05, 2018 - 08:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Trump administration has once again asked the Taliban to abandon terror and respect Afghanistan’s constitution. Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White said: “The Taliban has to abandon violence and it has to support the...
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Taliban execute 3 alleged kidnappers in Farah

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Mar 02, 2018 - 16:19
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban militants on Friday executed three people allegedly involved in kidnapping cases in Khak-I-Safid district of western Farah province, officials said.
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