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    KABUL (Pajhwok): AT least three International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) soldiers were killed and several others wounded on Tuesday when their convoy was attacked by a suicide attacker in the capital Kabul, officials said.

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    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote audit shows presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmad has a 800,000 vote lead over his rival Abdullah Abdullah, an official confided to Pajhwok Afghan News on Tuesday.


    Candidates fail to talk out sticking points

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The presidential candidates met once again met on Tuesday but failed to resolve their differences on the formation of a government of national unity, a representative of Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai said.

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    8,000 people killed this year, Senate told

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security bosses on Tuesday told the Senate that insecurity had increased this solar year due to the lingering political crisis, but Afghan forces had been able to prevent insurgents from reaching their targets.


    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): An NGO has appointed doctors based on fake documents to several health facilities in western Ghor province, officials allege, voicing concerns about patients’ health.



    JALALABAAD (Pajhwok): The Nangarhar police chief declared on Sunday that peace talks with militants would be fruitless as long as they were not forced on the defensive.

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    Opium cultivation up for 3rd year in a row

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Monday urged countries of the region, including Iran, Pakistan, India and China, to support Afghanistan’s counter narcotics efforts.


    Ghani team’s complaints addressed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) addressed 188 complaints filed by the Change and Continuity team at a meeting on Tuesday, an official said.

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    Afghan journalist leaves Quetta after threats

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Threatening calls from unidentified people have forced an Afghan journalist into leaving Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, a report said on Tuesday.

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    Panjsher emerald mine in a state of neglect

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Central Panjsher province has enormous gemstone reserves, but official’s apathy and illegal extraction has put the national wealth at risk, Pajhwok reliably learnt on Tuesday. Mine and Petroleum Department officials allege most of the mining activity was done in violation of rules and regulations.


    Asian Olympics: Afghans off to S. Korea

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan-A cricket team on Tuesday left for South Korea to take part in the Asian Olympic Games beginning on Friday in the nation’s capital Seoul.


    Woman repents contesting provincial polls

     MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): A woman candidate from central Maidan Wardak province on Tuesday regretted running for provincial council elections.   


    Obama to talk Afghanistan with world leaders

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The current situation in Afghanistan would be one of the major topics for discussion when US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry meet world leaders in New York next week.

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    35 militants perish in fresh clashes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 35 militants have been killed during security operations in Kapisa, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak and Kunar provinces over the past 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday.

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    14 killed in cross-border attack in NWA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Fourteen people were killed on Tuesday when militants launched an attack from Afghanistan’s territory on a Pakistani security checkpoint in the tribal region of North Waziristan, the military said.


    Work on $200m Kabul park to begin soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The construction of a grand park in the central capital Kabul would start in the next five months, an official said on Tuesday.


    Lalai slams delay in provincial poll results

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A member of the Kandahar provincial council on Tuesday said the prolonged electoral crisis had adversely affected every sphere of life and people had lost the address where to go for resolving their problems.