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    Karzai orders probe into bomb attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday directed the security officials to thoroughly investigate an attack that killed two staff members of the Presidency.



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    Afghan observers seek date for new vote audit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Afghan election observation groups on Tuesday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to set a date for recounting votes at the earliest so that observers could play their role in an efficient way.



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    11 rebels killed in Helmand offensives

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 11 militants were killed and two others wounded during a series of operations in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province on Tuesday, officials said.



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    Senators nix bill on privileges for lawmakers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- rejected on Tuesday a draft law allowing parliamentarians to take advantage of certain privileges even after completing their tenure. 



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    Abdullah, Ahmadzai set for direct meeting

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai are scheduled to meet on Tuesday to discuss a number of issues, including the formation of a unity government, their campaign managers said.



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    Ghani, Abdullah agreement beginning of an arduous process

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The agreement on auditing of ballot between the two presidential candidates, Asharf Ghani and Dr Abdullah Abdullah, as meditated by the Secretary of State, John Kerry, is just the beginning of another process that will be very arduous in its own right and is not an end, a senior US official warned Monday.



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    Poll candidates urged to rise above divisions

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Welcoming the ballot-auditing agreement reached out between the two presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Dr Abdullah Abdullah, US lawmakers have urged the Afghan leaders to rise above their divisions.



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    Obama invites Afghan-American to Iftaar dinner

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghan-American Bassir Caravan on Monday received the rare privilege of being seated with US President Barack Obama at his annual Iftaar dinner at the White House.



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    Afghanistan condemns Gaza incursions

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Condemning Israeli aggression against innocent Palestinians, the government of Afghanistan on Monday called for an immediate halt to attacks on the Gaza Strip.



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    Planning for vote audit has begun: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said it would begin an extensive audit of all run‐off election results from almost 23,000 polling stations at its headquarters in Kabul.