SPIN BOLDAK, Oct 6: A close aid to supreme Taliban leader Mulla Omar has been killed in a clash in south Afghanistan, an Afghan official said on Monday, the second major blow to the hardline Islamic movement in under a month.

News of the death of Mulla Abdul Razzaq Nafees, a member of the 10-strong Taliban Shura (council) formed in June, came just days after the Taliban confirmed that Mulla Abdur Rahim, its top military commander in southern Afghanistan, had been killed.—Reuters

Opinion

Hoping for miracles
Updated 26 Sep 2021

Hoping for miracles

Pakistan will be exposed to international recrimination if the Taliban revert to their old ways.

Editorial

Updated 26 Sep 2021

Intransigent Taliban

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Deadly misinformation

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26 Sep 2021

Covid arrests

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25 Sep 2021

NAB controversy

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Cabinet ‘inclusivity’
Updated 25 Sep 2021

Cabinet ‘inclusivity’

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25 Sep 2021

Quorum malady

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