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Hopeful Afghans welcome new US pledge to keep troops in country

Hopeful Afghans welcome new US pledge to keep troops in country

'You cannot win this war,' Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told the Taliban, after the United States pledged to keep troops in Afghanistan until the militancy was defeated.

Vehicle scanners at Kabul entrances bring renewed sense of security

Vehicle scanners at Kabul entrances bring renewed sense of security

Police already scan almost 1,000 trucks daily at one of the entrances, which connects the capital to four provinces.

Pakistan to construct over 400 security outposts on Afghan border

Pakistan to construct over 400 security outposts on Afghan border

Both countries should develop a joint mechanism against terrorists to end militancy on both sides of the border, observers say.

Afghans increasingly confident in 119 police hotline

Afghans increasingly confident in 119 police hotline

In the past year, police in Kabul defused 2,000 mines and explosive devices, thanks to citizens' calls.

ISIS Khorasan branch loses 3rd leader in a year

ISIS Khorasan branch loses 3rd leader in a year

Abu Sayed was killed along with a number of militants in a July 11 strike in Kunar Province.

Afghanistan concerned by Russian pro-Taliban meddling

Afghanistan concerned by Russian pro-Taliban meddling

Russia provides weapons and financial support to the Taliban, undermining the Afghan government's counter-terrorism efforts, say officials.

Operation Khalid beats back Taliban incursions

Operation Khalid beats back Taliban incursions

The military operation has dealt a heavy blow to the Taliban and foiled their efforts to gain territory, officials say.

Afghan air force proves essential in fighting militants

Afghan air force proves essential in fighting militants

The Taliban and ISIS Khorasan branch are ill-equipped to face the Afghan air force, say military observers.

Pakistan starts fencing border with Afghanistan

Pakistan starts fencing border with Afghanistan

The project aims to deter cross-border movement of militants and improve regional security.

Azra District residents revolt against Taliban

Azra District residents revolt against Taliban

The government pledged to support members of anti-Taliban uprisings until the insurgents' defeat.