8 family members killed in Afghan mosque shooting

Kabul [Afghanistan] Eight members of a family were killed in an attack by unidentified armed men at a mosque in Nangarhar province on Saturday evening, the provincial Governor Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhel said. Citing Amarkhel, TOLO News reported that the incident took place around 9 pm local time at a mosque in Jalalabad city’s district 9 after unidentified gunmen opened fire on the family members while they were at praying. “According to preliminary reports, Haji Abdul Wahab’s five sons and three nephews were killed in the shooting,” said Amarkhel, adding that “it…

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Tens of thousands killed in 2 decades of Afghan conflict

Kabul The last two decades of conflict in Afghanistan that started with the ouster of the Taliban regime in 2001, have claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, including civilians, security personnel and foreign troops, according to a media report. Figures released by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission revealed that 31,113 civilians were killed, while 62,662 others were injured, TOLO News reported. The Commission has blamed the Taliban for most of the fatalities, which include 4,393 children and 2,801 women. Meanwhile, the US Defense Department has also…

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Gyanvapi Masjid case : Muslim Board cannot outsmart Sangh & Co (Urdu Press This Week)

By Quamar Ashraf West Bengal violence, Ramzan guidelines and Umar Khalid bail received good coverage this week apart from regular publication press statements by Muslim leaders. For Bengal violence, the papers mostly target BJP, saying the saffron party  can go to any extent to win elections. On Ramzan, top publications carried opinion pieces having a mix of scientific and oriental approaches on fast, even though features having ethical aspects of the ritual of fast were also carried by Inquilab, Siasat, RSU and Munsif among others. While no article or edit…

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India, Israel and UAE join hands to tap their potentials ; An interesting development gone unnoticed !

By Dr. Zakir Husain If the trilateral economic association between Israel, India and the UAE goes well, it would be a game changer in the regional economic and security cooperation. A couple of days back the three nations came together in Dubai to tap their innovative (Israel), financial & supply chain network (UAE) and market (India) potential. The event was organised by the International Federation of Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerce (IFIICC) in Dubai. IFFIICC was founded in December last year. As claimed, the three nations can potentially create worth USD…

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