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Asghar returns as Afghanistan captain 8 months after sacking

Asghar Asghar Afghan was reappointed as Afghanistan captain on Wednesday just eight months after being controversially sacked as skipper, the war-torn country’s cricket board announced. The 31-year-old Afghan, who made 104 international appearances as captain after taking over following the 2015 World Cup, was originally dumped in May, with senior players including Rashid Khan and…

No less than 20 soldiers eliminated in northern Afghanistan

At least 20 soldiers were killed in an overnight Taliban attack in Afghanistan’s northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Tuesday. At least two other soldiers disappeared following the attack on a military base in the Aqchah district of the province. A member of parliament representing the province, Mohammad Karim Jawzjani, and provincial council member Abdul…

37 militants eliminated in northern Afghanistan

At least 37 militants were killed on Monday in parts of Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province, army spokesman in the northern region, Mohammad Hanif Rezai, has said. The operations backed by fighting aircrafts which covered the restive Charbolak and Sholgara districts also left dozens of militants injured. 24 dead, 6 missing in Vietnam floods(Opens in a…