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    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The governor’s spokesman said on Saturday that an intense firefight continued on third consecutive day between Afghan security forces and militants in southern Helmand province, leaving five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 27 Taliban dead.

    Nov 28, 2014 - 14:16

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Friday welcomed the approval of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States and a Status of Force Agreement (SOFA) with NATO by the Meshrano Jirga.

    Security and Crime

    Soldiers among 17 killed in Sangin fight

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 12 militants have been killed in the ongoing gun battle between security forces and insurgents in Sangin district of southern Helmand province, the commander of 215th Maiwand military corps said.

    Security and Crime

    Khogyani mosque blast wounds36

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): 36 people were wounded on Friday afternoon when a bomb exploded inside a mosque in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province.


    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Residents of the Greshk district of restive southern Helmand province on Friday said the government should focus on strengthening security and eradicating terrorism instead...


    BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Tayyeba Khawari, first female headed provincial council in central Bamyan province, said on Thursday that women had been playing a highly significant role in Afghanistan and she...


    4 police killed in Nawzad suicide bombing

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Four Public Order Police personnel were killed on Friday when an explosives-packed vehicle rammed into their post in southern Helmand province.

    Security and Crime

    Bomb-making centre discovered in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Intelligence operatives have discovered in Kabul a huge centre manufacturing suicide vests, magnetic bombs and other explosive devices, the National Directorate of Security claimed on Friday.


    US notes upturn in Kabul-Islamabad ties

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US troops staying in Afghanistan after 2014 will fight the Taliban only if they directly threaten them, support Al Qaeda or pose a strategic threat to Afghan National Security Forces, says an American diplomat.

    Security and Crime

    3 guesthouse attackers killed: Salangi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three suicide bombers were killed by police during an overnight attack on a foreign guesthouse in the Wazir Akbar Khan diplomatic district of Kabul, a senior Ministry of Interior official said on Friday.

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    Terrorists can’t scuttle Afghan peace bid: UNSC

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the Kabul attack, asserting that no terror act could reverse the path toward peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan.

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    208 Paktika schools without buildings

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Of the 365 schools in southeastern Paktia province, 208 are without proper buildings, the education director said on Friday.

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    3 civilians injured in Balkh market blast

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Three civilians were wounded in an explosion in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, on Friday.


    Civil society seeks action over Paktika attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Civil society representatives on Friday called for a thorough investigation into a recent deadly bombing that killed scores of people in the Yahyakhel district of southeastern Paktika province.


    Talks with rebels called a futile exercise

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Residents of the Greshk district of restive southern Helmand province on Friday said the government should focus on strengthening security and eradicating terrorism instead of holding talks with anti-state elements.