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    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A powerful cousin of President Hamid Karzai was killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber posing as guest set off his explosives at his residence in the Dand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said.

    Jul 29, 2014 - 12:14

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in a report released on Monday said tens of thousands of excessive AK-47 assault rifles and other weapons the Pentagon supplied to Afghan security forces since 2004 have gone missing.

    Security and Crime

    Casualties as Hesarak clashes continue

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Armed insurgents launched attacks on several security posts in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning, with both sides suffering casualties, officials said.



    Governance

    US praises India’s Afghan development efforts

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday praised India’s developmental activities in Afghanistan as part of New Delhi’s commitment to regional stability.



    Features

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan miners and the committee advocating for their rights criticise the government and privately-owned firms for doing little to ensure their safety.

    Dozens of miners...

    Interviews

     TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A shortage of professional teachers has long been haunting the education sector of central Uruzgan province, the education director says.

    Ihsanullah Nasher told...

    AgricultureNo details available

    Takhar records bumper wheat crop this season

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Wheat crop yield witnessed a 40 percent increase this season in northern Takhar province as compared to the last year’s harvest, growers and officials say.



    Social

    Many historic Zabul sites lie in neglect

    QALAT (Pajhwok): Many historic sites in southern Zabul province are on the verge of collapse, warn locals and officials of the Information and Culture Department, stressing their preservation.



    Education

    Education improves in insecure Kapisa towns

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Most of the problems facing the education sector in militancy-hit districts of central Kapisa province have been resolved for the first time during the past 12 years, teachers and students say.



    Security and Crime

    Pair who sworn to kill 40 persons held

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Police on Tuesday claimed arresting two individuals involved in a series of terrorist activities in western Herat province.



    Governance

    Afghans want vote audit concluded fast: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Monday said the violence Afghanistan witnessed over the last two months was unparalleled during the past 14 years, as he prayed to Allah, the Almighty, to bring peace and stability to the nation after offering Eidul Fitr prayers.



    CultureNo details available

    Afghans celebrate Eid amid prayers for peace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid tight security and prayers for peace, the Afghans on Monday offered Eidul Fitr prayers across the country without any major incident of violence taking place.



    Security and Crime

    1 ANA solider killed, 2 injured in Herat blast

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and two others injured as a result of a roadside bombing in the Adraskan district of western Herat province, an official said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    71 Pakistani rockets hit 3 Kunar towns

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces once again fired up to 71 rockets into three districts of eastern Kunar province, inflicting financial losses on residents, an official said on Monday.



    Health

    Hundreds return to drug use in Bamyan

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): In a tragic development, more than 300 rehabilitated drug addicts have returned to the habit in central Bamyan province, where many addicts refuse to go to rehab centres, an official says.



    Social

    Eid brings no joys to fallen ANA soldier’s family

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A woman, who lost her husband, an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, during clashes in southern Helmand province, says she is passing through the hardest days of her life and special days like Eid has no importance for her.