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U.S. sanctions militant Haqqani network commander

WASHINGTON — The United States took action Tuesday aimed at ensuring that a jailed commander of the militant Haqqani network or his associates never benefit from funds under American jurisdiction. The State Department blacklisted commander Mali Khan under an executive order signed by President George W. Bush in 2001 in…

U.S. citizen killed by Afghan at Kabul ‘CIA compound’

A United States citizen has been shot dead by an Afghan employee at an annex to the US embassy in Kabul used by the Central Intelligence Agency, officials said Monday. The attack at the Ariana Hotel compound late Sunday also wounded another US citizen, and the gunman was killed in…

Kabul police report hearing gunfire in CIA compound

KABUL — Gunfire was heard from a compound used by the US’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Kabul, Afghan officials said Sunday, although details of any deaths or injuries were unclear. Afghan interior ministry spokesman Siddiq Siddiqui said police had heard “a couple of minutes” of gunfire from inside the…

US in ‘disarray’ in Afghanistan: Pakistani PM

Pakistan’s prime minister has turned on the US over its allegations of links to the Haqqani terror network, saying the “blame game is self-defeating” and US policy in Afghanistan is in “disarray”. The two countries are key allies in the war against Islamist militants in Afghanistan, but their relationship is…

U.S. blame game ‘self-defeating’: Pakistani PM

The Pakistani Prime Minister Saturday rejected US allegations linking Islamabad with the Haqqani terror network, saying the “blame game is self-defeating”. Yousuf Raza Gilani said such accusations would only benefit the militants, and added that they showed US policy in Afghanistan was in “disarray”. “We strongly reject assertions of complicity…

U.S. presses Pakistan for action on Haqqani network

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressed Pakistan to take action against Haqqani militants the United States blames for an attack on the US embassy in Kabul, officials said. Clinton met in New York with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar for 3.5 hours of “very substantial” and “very candid”…

US targets Afghan laundering network

WASHINGTON — The US government on Friday slapped sanctions on a high-profile Afghan money exchange house and its executives, accusing them of laundering cash for drug traffickers. The Kabul-based New Ansari Money Exchange as well as 15 related people and firms were accused of hiding “illicit narcotics proceeds” in billions…

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