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Taliban attacks leave 22 police, 10 troops dead in Afghanistan

09:09 PM | 26 Nov, 2018
Taliban attacks leave 22 police, 10 troops dead in Afghanistan
KABUL – A Taliban ambush of a police convoy in western Afghanistan killed 22 policemen while 10 troops died in an insurgent attack on an army checkpoint in the north, Afghan officials said.

Police spokesman Mohebullah Moheb confirmed a late Sunday ambush on a police convoy in Lash-e Joveyn district of Farah Province but gave no details.

A member of the provincial council in Farah, Abdul Samad Salehi, said the convoy had been on its way to the district to introduce the newly-appointed district police chief when it came under attack. Another council member, Dadullah Qaneh, said the new chief had been killed in the attack.

A spokesman at the Farah provincial hospital said 22 bodies had been brought in from the scene, the Afghanistan Times reported.

In northern Faryab province, the Taliban attacked an army check point in Qaisar district, killing 10 troops, said Mohammad Tahir Rahmani, head of the provincial council. Three soldiers were wounded while the fate of five others was unknown.

Taliban militants claimed responsibility for both attacks.

Reuters reported on Monday that Afghan authorities were considering postponing the presidential election scheduled for April 20 next year.

Officials said the idea was being considered due to the chaotic situation of the country’s parliamentary elections, which were held last month.

The parliamentary elections came under heavy criticism over problems ranging from incomplete voter lists to malfunctioning biometric voter verification equipment.

In the meantime, diplomatic efforts to begin peace talks with the Taliban may have gained momentum with a meeting held in Moscow earlier this month with the participation of the Taliban representatives and the High Peace Council (HPC).

The US-led foreign troops toppled a Taliban regime that ruled over much of Afghanistan in 2001.

The Taliban view the US-backed government in Kabul as a dysfunctional Western puppet and have refused repeated offers to negotiate with it.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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