AFGHANISTAN
19 October 2017

 

 

Latif Mehsud, a close aide of former Pakistani Taliban leader Hakeemullah Mehsud, has been handed over to Pakistani authorities along with his two guards and a broker, Pakistani media reported on Sunday.

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Coalition airstrike has killed nine Pakistani militants as they were just inside Afghanistan in Kunar province.

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A roadside bomb exploded near police headquarters in northern Baghlan province on Saturday morning, injuring two people, according to officials.

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A bomb was detonated in southern Kandahar city on Saturday morning and officials said it left no casualties.

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The case of the disputed Kabul Bank fraud has ended after Supreme Court on Wednesday left intact the ruling that tripled the jail sentences of two former heads of Kabul Bank to 15 years and freeze of assets.

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Afghanistan improved three places in its corruption perception ranking, compiled by Transparency International, ranking 172 out of 174, compared to the ranking of 175 last year.

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A young girl was accidentally shot dead on Monday by her father in western Herat province.

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Health advocates cautioned of a rise in HIV infection in Afghanistan as they commemorated World AIDS Day in Kabul on Monday.

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Three government-controlled banks will merge to form single strong state bank.

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Resignation of Kabul police chief, Gen. Zahir Zahir, was rejected on Monday, a day after the request was officially made.

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