International Islamic University to be built in Nangarhar: Ghani

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the International Islamic University would be built in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan along with the Technology Park.

He made the remarks during a meeting with the tribal elders, religious scholars, and other representatives of Nangarhar province.

In his speech during the gathering, President Ghani said the residents of Nangarhar have bravely stood against the ISIS terrorists which helped the Afghan forces to retake Nazian district.

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Residents claim 17 civilians killed during ANDSF operation in Nangarhar

The inhabitants of the Rodat district of Nangarhar province have claimed that at least 17 civilians including children were killed during Afghan National and Defense Security Forces’ operation.

The families of victims’ staged protest and laid the bodies of the deceased next to the Jalalabad-Torkham route and closed the highway to traffic.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of Nangarhar governor Ataullah Khogyani said the operation was carried out late on Tuesday night and the exact figure of casualties is not known so far.

He added that a high level delegation was assigned to investigate the incident.

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Taliban rejects bombing that left 160 dead, wounded in Nangarhar

The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan rejected the group’s involvement in today’s deadly attack in eastern Nangarhar province that left at least 160 dead or wounded.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement said the Taliban group has no role in today’s attack in Nangarhar province.

Mujahid went on to claim that the group never attacks the civilian targets and strongly condemns attacks on ordinary civilians.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind today’s attack in Nangarhar province.

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Pakistan closes consulate in Jalalabad over ‘interference’

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan has temporarily closed its consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad over alleged interference by the provincial governor and a lack of security, its embassy in Kabul announced.

In a letter sent to the Afghan foreign ministry, Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul complained that the provincial governor of Nangarhar was “intervening” in the affairs of the consulate.

“The Embassy has requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan to kindly refrain the Governor from interfering in the functioning of the Consulate General,” said a statement released by the Pakistan embassy on Friday.

Pakistan also reiterated an oft-repeated request for greater security to be provided to the consulate.

According to the letter, the consulate will remain closed until adequate security arrangements were made.

In November, a Pakistani diplomat was shot dead outside his residence in Jalalabad. Last June, two Pakistani diplomats were kidnapped in Nangarhar while heading to Pakistan by road.

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Suicide bomber attacks MP’s house in Jalalabad

A suicide bomber who wanted to storm the residence of a Nangarhar lawmaker was gunned down by police force members before reaching his target.

The incident happened at around 6:50am Kabul time in Jalalabad City near the residence of Fraidoon Mohmand, an MP from Nangarhar, the provincial police chief Ghulam Sanaee Stanikzai said.

The lawmaker was not at his home when the attack happened, provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said.

He added that some students lived in the house.

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Rashid Khan and ICC react at deadly bombing in Jalalabad cricket stadium

The Afghan spin sensation Rashid Khan and the International Cricket Council (ICC) reacted at the deadly bombing targeting a cricket stadium in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province.

Khan who is playing for the Indian Premier League reacted at the deadly bombing, mourning the death of Hedayatullah Zahir, one of the key organizers of the cricket tournament in Nangarhar.

“You will be missed bro #RIP you did lots of hard work always tried to make Nengrahar shining City.” Rashid Khan said in a Twitter.

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Coordinated attack ends in Jalalabad city, 10 dead, 42 wounded

The local officials in eastern Nangarhar province confirm that the coordinated attack on Customs Department in Jalalabad city ended with the elimination of the remaining six militants.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the attack ended after five hours of gun battle between the security forces and the assailants.

Khogyani further added that the attack was carried out a by group of eight militants with at least two of them detonating their explosives near the Customs Department at around 12:30 pm local time.

He said the remaining six insurgents intruded inside the Customs Department, sparking clashes that lasted for almost five hours.

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Suicide bomber kills director of Hajj, Religious Affairs in Nangarhar

A suicide bomber has killed at least two people including a senior government official in eastern Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The blast has targeted the vehicle which was carrying Abdul Zahir Haqqani, provincial director of Haj and Religious Affairs.

Provincial governor spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani told Ariana News that the incident took place in District one of the City.

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5 senior Al-Qaeda leaders killed in Afghan forces raid in Nangarhar

At least five senior leaders of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network were killed in an operation of the Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office said Friday that the senior leaders of the Al-Qaeda network were killed in an operation conducted by the Special Forces of the Afghan intelligence directorate.

According to an official statement, the five senior Al-Qaeda network leaders, hailing from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Chechnya, were actively involved in planning and coordinating suicide attacks in the country.

The statement further added that three of those killed hailed from Chechnya, one hailed from Afghanistan, and one of them was a Pakistani national.

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Suicide bomber killed by own explosives before reaching to his target

A suicide bomber was killed in an explosion triggered by his own explosives and before reaching to his target in eastern Nangrhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government in a statement said the incident took place late on Wednesday evening in the vicinity of Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar.

The statement further added that the suicide bomber’s explosives went off in the 6th police district of the city, leaving himself dead along with another individual.

The suicide bomber was being chased by the security forces to be arrested based on the tip off received by Nangarhar police, the statement said.

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