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    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Friday vehemently denounced the killing of civilians in western Ghor province.

    Suspected militants disembarked 18 passengers from two vehicles on the Ghor-Kabul Highway and gunned down 14 of them.

    Jul 25, 2014 - 14:27

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A supporter of presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Friday asked the Reform and Unanimity team, led by Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, to stop insisting on the formation of a coalition government.

    Governance

    Gen. Campbell confirmed as new ISAF commander

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US Senate on Thursday confirmed General John F Campbell as commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Militants gun down 14 passengers in Ghor

    FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Militants disembarked 18 passengers from two vehicles on the Ghor-Kabul Highway and gunned down 14 of them in western Ghor province, the police chief said on Friday.



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    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The residents of some districts of western Badghis province complain of an acute shortage of drinking water, prompting poor locals to use saline water instead....

    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...

    Security and Crime

    Ghazni Taliban publicly execute alleged killer

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban publicly shot dead a man allegedly involved in theft and killing cases in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, the town’s administrative chief said on Friday.



    Governance

    Ballot audit to restart on 3rd day of Eid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Friday that 180 teams, working in two shifts, would resume the presidential election audit on the third day of Eidul Fitr.



    Governance

    Aid cheque handed to Palestinian envoy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has handed over a cheque for half a million dollars to the non-resident Palestinian ambassador in aid to Gaza residents.



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    Civilian killings against Islam, says Farahi

    KABUL (): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) head on Friday blamed anti-state elements for attacking unarmed civilians, saying such assaults were against the teachings of Islam.



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    Masood all praise for cricket squad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Shahzada Masood, patron-in-chief of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), on Friday congratulated the national team on scoring its biggest-ever ODI victory and said it had rewritten history.



    Security and Crime

    1,000 kg of opium seized in Helmand: MoI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Friday claimed around 1,000 kilograms of opium had been seized during an offensive in southern Helmand province.



    Governance

    Pakistan urges Karzai to pardon reporter

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has urged President Hamid Karzai to pardon a journalist facing a four-year jail term in Afghanistan for illegal entry and contacting militants.



    Culture

    Pen, not guns: Theme of poetry session

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A well-attended poetry session ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr was arranged in southeastern Paktia province. Seasoned poets underlined hard work to replace gun with pen.



    Governance

    Commander among 3 killed in Faryab

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Militants killed three persons, including police commander, and wounded five others in Grezwan district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said Friday.