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    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Ten people, including four militants, were killed on Wednesday when a group of militants forced their way into the New Kabul Bank branch in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province.

    Dec 17, 2014 - 19:45

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday met visiting Pakistani Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, who arrived on an announced trip in Kabul.


    New cabinet to be named soon: Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Abdullah Abdullah promised on Wednesday new Cabinet members before the end of the timeframe given by President Ashraf Ghani.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Over 100 armed groups in Kabul: NDS

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy service said on Wednesday Afghan forces lacked aircrafts to hit militants attacking the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province and revealed more than 100 armed groups existed in Kabul alone.


    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The residents of western Badghis province alleged that construction activities on electricity supply to the province had been halted without any solid reason.



    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The 215th Maiwand Military Corps alleged on Friday fighting in southern Helmand province was dragging on due to brazen interference from a neighbouring country and...

    Security and Crime

    Bulk of poppy grown in 10 towns: minister

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Counternarcotics Minister Haroon Rashid Sherzad on Wednesday said the bulk of poppy crop was cultivated in 10 districts of four provinces this season.


    US senators support Ghani government

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, renewing his administration’s commitment to an abiding partnership with the US, said on Wednesday Afghanistan needed international assistance to resolve its problems.


    Gen. Raheel Sharif seeks Fazlullah’s extradition

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistan army chief, during a surprise visit to Kabul, on Wednesday demanded the extradition of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader, a media report said.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Civilian deaths, rights abuses double in southeast

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Civilian casualties and crimes against women doubled this solar year in southeastern Afghanistan, Paktia provincial Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said on Wednesday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Anti-governor rally held in Paktika

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): More than 100 people on Wednesday staged a protest rally in southeastern Paktika province, calling for the provincial governor and other officials to be sacked.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    No talks yet with Taliban, doors open: CEO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Dr Abdullah said on Wednesday the new government had no yet entered dialogue with the insurgents, but its doors for peace negotiations remained open.


    MPs clash over changes to law on ID cards

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday exchanged harsh words over including amendments to the law on Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) in the house agenda.

    Security and Crime

    Crimes ratio soars in capital Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul police chief claimed on Wednesday that 76 outlawed and suspected killers of the Supreme Court’s secretary have been detained in the past two weeks.


    Afghanistan lacks IT strategy: Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday underlined the need for the use of information technology (IT) in economic development and said the country lacked a national strategy.

    Security and Crime

    2 uprising leaders killed in Dangam clash

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two leaders of the uprising group were killed on Wednesday when clashes between heavily-armed militants and villagers entered a fourth day in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an official said.

    Security and Crime,Business & Economics,Social

    Traders complain of illegal taxes

     ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Traders on Wednesday complained about what they called illegal taxes on the Nimroz-Kandahar highway and said the situation was discouraging them.