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    GovernanceMAZAR-E-SHARIF: Afghan and French archeologists have found around 100 pieces of historical monuments from Zargaran hill of Balkh district in Balkh province. They have conducted excavation progress in the area since four years ago. PAJHWOK/Zabiullah Ihsas

    Radio journalist shot dead in Mazar-i-Sharif

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead an employee of the Lehza Radio Station inside his residence in northern Balkh province on Saturday, an official said.


    Vote recount to ensure transparency

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In a move to ensure fair and transparent presidential elections, every single vote must be recounted and audited, the Federation of Afghanistan Civil Society (FACS) chairman said on Saturday.


    2 police killed, 1 injured in attacks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two policemen have been killed and a third injured during separate incidents of violence in Faryab, Jawzjan and Kunduz provinces, officials said on Saturday.


    Audit of all votes, govt of national unity agreed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential hopefuls Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday reached an agreement on ending the electoral impasse and forming a government of national unity -- thanks to hectic diplomatic efforts by the United States and the United Nations.


    Delhi for smooth political transition in Kabul

    NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): India said on Saturday it counted on the wisdom of the Afghan people and their election machinery for the smooth completion of the electoral process in the war-torn country.


    Draft law on privileges for lawmakers approved

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday approved a draft law, allowing lower house members to draw 25 percent of their salaries, keep two guards and enjoy certain other privileges even after completing their tenure. 


    Security forces retake Chaharsada district

    FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces have regained control of Chaharsada district in western Ghor province from militants after killing nine rebels, an official said on Saturday.

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    Pak refugees brought no arms: Naeemi

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Authorities in southeastern Khost province on Saturday rejected reports that refugees from Pakistan’s restive tribal region of North Waziristan had brought weapons to Afghanistan.


    Campbell all praise for Afghan forces

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A top American general, nominated by President Obama to head US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has reposed his full confidence in the strength and capabilities of Afghan national security forces.

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    Karzai denounces Panjwai explosion

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday denounced a bomb attack that left seven civilians killed in southern Kandahar province.