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    KABUL (Pajhwok): A journalist, who was seriously wounded during a Taliban suicide attack on a French-run school in Kabul, succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Sunday.

    Dec 21, 2014 - 12:19

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Seven civilians, including women and children, were killed and three others wounded as a result of roadside bombing in Narai district of eastern Kunar province on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    Hit militants across border, Kandahar police ordered

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Kandahar province has said his forces targeted and smashed militant hideouts across the Durand Line.



    Migration

    MRR queries KP decision on refugees

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The decision to expel all Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after a month is against previous commitments and efforts were on to resolve the issue through diplomatic channels, officials said on Sunday.



    Features

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The Baghlan Sugar Mills produced 570 tonnes of sugar during the current year, the same level as achieved in 2013, a senior official said on Friday.

    Most of the sugar...

    Interviews

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Shahzada Masood, advisor to the president on tribal affairs, has demanded of the national unity government to take concerted steps to ensure lasting peace in the country.

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    Governance

    Govt under fire for failing to honour pledges

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The unity government’s failure to honour its promises has led to the criticism of its leadership, political analysts said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Poll process shouldn’t be politicised: Nuristani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) chief on Sunday said the Wolesi Jirga could not amend the law on the structure, duties and authority of the poll panels.



    Governance

    Key cabinet members to be named soon: Mohaqiq

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq said on Sunday key members of the cabinet would be introduced in a couple of days.



    Security and Crime

    Uzbek women join rebels in Sar-i-Pul

    SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Residents and a senior official on Sunday claimed 10 Uzbek women had joined militants and were assisting them in making magnetic bombs in northern Sar-i-Pul province.



    Governance

    Pakistanis seek havens in Dangam: Senators

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan-based militant groups are employing a variety of tactics to make permanent sanctuaries in the Dangam district in eastern Kunar province and some other border towns, a Senate delegation claimed on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Dangam residents under Taliban siege

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents, including women and children, remain under siege in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an uprising leader said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Weapons, explosives seized from home

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security forces seized weapons and explosives during a raid on a home in the Musahi district of Kabul on Sunday.

    The raid involving police and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel was conducted in Guldara area, the Kabul police headquarters said in a statement.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban plan attack on Nawzad: Police chief

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Taliban, including Pakistani militants, are preparing to launch a group attack on the Nawzad district of southern Helmand province, a senior police officer said on Sunday.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    HPC seeks transfer of all Gitmo prisoners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC) on Sunday said the four former Guantanamo Bay detainees would be reunited with their families soon, urging the US to transfer the remaining Afghan prisoners to the country.



    Governance,Business & Economics

    Khost municipality claims revenue hike

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Khost Municipality on Saturday claimed a 55 percent increase in its revenue in the first nine months of the current solar year, linking the rise to a crackdown on administrative graft in the southeastern province.



    Security and Crime

    Key bridge blown up; 2 rebels dead ibn Farah

    MAIMANA (PAJHWOK): A vital bridge was damaged and two mine planters were killed when the bomb they were planting went off prematurely in western Farah province, an official said on Sunday.