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    335 NATO bases given in Afghan control

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Around 335 military bases have been handed over to the Afghan forces by their foreign counterparts across Afghanistan so far, the Military Bases Transition Commission head said on Sunday.



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    Senators ask govt to shut Iranian charities

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Angrily reacting to the reported execution of six more Afghans on death row in Iran, some Meshrano Jirga or the upper house of parliament members on Sunday asked the government to shut down Iranian charity and other organisations in Afghanistan.



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    Abdullah, Ahmadzai seem heading for a runoff

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan election commission (IEC) on Sunday announced 50 percent results from the April 5 presidential race, showing Abdullah Abdullah’s lead has slightly increased over his main rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, but both seem to be heading for a runoff next month.



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    Thousands of votes in Herat cancelled

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said it had cancelled about 100,000 votes cast at 27 polling stations in western Herat province.



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    Ballot boxes in 26 Balkh sites found suspicious

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said it had recommended placing under quarantine ballot boxes of 26 polling centres in northern Balkh province.



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    92 ballot boxes quarantined; 11 officials fined

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 92 ballot boxes have been quarantined and 11 officials including two provincial council candidates and nine Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers fined on charges of elections fraud in northeastern Kunduz province, an official said Sunday.



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    Journalists awarded commendation letters

    KABU (Pajhwok): Police in central Uruzgan province lauded the role of media-people in creating awareness among masses about the importance of elections and awarded them with commendation certificates, an official said Sunday.



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    Many Nimroz polling centers’ votes quarantined

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said quarantined votes of 18 polling centers and 17 poll stations of southwestern Nimroz province.



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    8 Farah officials fined over electoral fraud

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Two district police chiefs and six Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers have been fined for committing fraud during the April 5 elections in western Farah province, an official said Sunday.