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140 dead after Taliban attack Afghan base

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday, April 21 by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said, according to Reuters. One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said on Saturday at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others wounded. Other officials said the toll was likely to be even higher. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the government has yet to release official casualty figures. A U.S. official in Washington on Friday had put the toll at more than 50 killed and...

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Pakistan upbeat on US relations, rejects charge of harboring terrorists

By: Ayaz Gul Source: VOA News ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s military has rejected the latest U.S. accusations of “selectively” fighting militant groups on its soil to enable Islamabad to influence developments in neighboring Afghanistan. The army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, was responding to allegations made at Monday’s talks with visiting U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, officials reported. Bajwa told McMaster that Pakistan’s counterterrorism effort is focused against “terrorists of all hue and color” and strongly rejected “allegations of employing proxies” from Pakistani soil, a military statement said Tuesday. It said that the visiting American dignitary...

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Cold weather is killing Afghanistan’s internally displaced

By: RFE/RL (Afghanistan Service) Source: RFE/RL Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall have killed at least 20 people, mostly children, this week in a remote northern province in Afghanistan, local officials say. The deaths occurred in the rural Darzab district of the Jawzjan Province, district Governor Rahmatullah Hashar told RFE/RL on November 25. Hashar said all the victims were internally displaced people who had left their villages in neighboring regions due to violence and a lack of security. Hashar and local officials said some 100 families were currently living in harsh conditions in “mosques and open spaces” in remote mountainous areas, with no access to medical...

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