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Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Kabul police stations

Kabul: Suicide bombers and gunmen launched coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations on Wednesday, with witnesses reporting on social media that both assaults are still underway. AFP journalists heard several loud explosions in the heart of the Afghan capital followed by gunfire that was confirmed by Afghan officials and witnesses. In the first attack, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a police station in the west of the city, sparking a gunfight between other militants and officers, interior ministry…

There is need for credible investigation into Kabul attack: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected the knee jerk allegations by some Afghan circles pointing finger at Pakistan for the terrorist attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. In a tweet on Sunday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Fasial said there is need for credible investigation into the attack, including on reported security lapses. Read More: Afghan forces end hotel siege in Kabul, kill all gunmen Gunmen stormed Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with…

Pakistan rejects Afghan allegations of being behind Kabul attack

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office has strongly rejected as baseless the Afghan allegations that Pakistan is behind the recent terrorist attack in Kabul. “The accusatory approach is unhelpful towards efforts to peace,” said Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria at his weekly news briefing on Thursday. He said Pakistan itself has suffered immensely from terrorism and it has given unparalleled sacrifices in the war on the menace. He said Pakistan has the highest stakes in Afghan peace and stability more than any other…

Afghan President urges Pakistan to battle Taliban

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Monday urged Pakistan to battle the Taliban instead of trying to bring them to peace talks, in a new hardline stance after a brazen insurgent attack killed at least 64 people.