Saturday, July 23, 2016


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Video Afghan President Vows 'Revenge' After Kabul Attack

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has vowed to take "revenge" against those responsible for a suicide attack in Kabul that has killed at least 80 people, the deadliest attack to hit the Afghan capital since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.
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Indian Aid Worker Kidnapped In Afghanistan Is Free

An Indian charity worker kidnapped in the Afghan capital last month has been released, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on July 23.
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Pakistan Leader's Party Wins In Kashmir

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling party has won local elections in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
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Pakistan Moves To Stop 'Honor Killings'

A joint committee from both houses of Pakistan's parliament has unanimously backed legislation against so-called honor killings in a rekindled effort to end a practice that is blamed for hundreds of young women's deaths every year in the predominantly Muslim country.
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Taliban Lays Siege To N. Afghan Districts

The Taliban has laid siege to several districts in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, which briefly fell to the militants last year.
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Afghan Burn Victim's Family Demand Justice

The family of a pregnant Afghan girl who was burned to death have demanded that the government bring the perpetrators to justice.
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Reports: Germany Train Attacker Was Pakistani, Not Afghan

German media have reported that the 17-year-old asylum seeker who was shot dead by police after attacking passengers with an ax and knife on a train in southern Germany was not Afghan but in fact Pakistani.
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Pakistan Court Orders Freeze On Musharraf Assets In Treason Case

A special court trying former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason ordered a freeze on his bank accounts and confiscation of his property, his attorneys said on July 19.
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IS Issues Video Of Germany Train Attacker

The militant group Islamic State (IS) has released a video purportedly showing the 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker accused of attacking passengers with an ax and knife on a train in Bavaria, southern Germany, vowing to carry out the attack.
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Pakistani Military Rescues Kidnapped Son Of Top Judge

The Pakistani Army and paramilitary troops have rescued the kidnapped son on a top judge in a predawn raid in the country's restive northwest, the army said on July 19.
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