At least 10 policemen were killed and four others injured on Saturday night when Taliban militants attacked a checkpost near India-made Salma dam in Afghanistan’s Herat province. “A group of Taliban militants attacked the checkpoint near Salma dam in Chasht district and fled after killing the policemen,” a security official said. Jelani Farhad, spokesman for […]

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US President-elect Donald Trump has assured Afghanistan’s leader in a phone call that his administration stands ready to up support to the country if necessary, a Kabul statement said Saturday. “If Afghanistan needs more security assistance, his administration, after assessing the needs, will focus on providing more security support,” the statement released by President Ashraf […]

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In a stern message to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan today called for an end to all support, sponsorship and safe havens to terrorists and decided to strengthen security and defence cooperation. During their talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani also expressed grave concern at continued use of terrorism for achieving political […]

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Defense Department contractors in Afghanistan still outnumber U.S. troops by a 3-to-1 margin according to new research released this week, raising questions again about the role those workers play in the ongoing wars overseas and the oversight they receive. The data, compiled by the Congressional Research Service and first reported by Politico, shows contractor numbers […]

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The commander in charge of US forces in Afghanistan has asked India to step up military aid in the  Asian country. Gen. John Nicholson’s call to action comes as Western sanctions against Russia is leading to a paucity of spares for Russian-made weaponry used by Afghan forces. Speaking to journalists Wednesday after meeting with India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary […]

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