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    Votes of 10 ballot boxes partially invalidated

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Votes cast for presidential candidates at 10 ballot boxes were partially invalidated after a recount in central Bamyan province, an official said on Wednesday.



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    Residents flee to safety as militant factions clash

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A fierce clash erupted on Wednesday between two rival insurgent factions in the Spinghar district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.



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    44 complaints probed; votes at 10 sites tallied

    MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Votes cast at two sites in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province have been invalidated in light of complaints investigated, an official said on Tuesday.



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    Graft impacts Afghan customs revenue: SIGAR

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) on Tuesday released an audit of the id="mce_marker"98-million effort to develop Afghan customs revenue capacity. 



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    Vote recount process begins in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Local Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials in southern Helmand province on Tuesday began recounting of votes cast at 16 polling centres after complaints of fraud, an official said.



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    Chaghcharan Mayor sacked after protests

    CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): The mayor of western Ghor province has been sacked in the wake of protests against him following controversy over a building housing a state-owned TV channel in this capital city, the governor said on Tuesday.



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    Warlords stuffed some ballot boxes in Balkh: official

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Some ballot boxes have been found faulty after being interfered with by some warlords and their votes are likely to be declared invalid in northern Balkh province, an official said on Tuesday.



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    MPs ask govt to find Mutasim’s whereabouts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of senators on Tuesday asked the government to intensify efforts at knowing the fate of a veteran Taliban leader Agha Jan Mutasim, who has been missing in the UAE.



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    Locals beaten for refusing to vote for a specific runner

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Some tribal elders in northern Faryab province on Tuesday complained they were beaten by gunmen of a local commander after they refused to vote for a candidate of his choice.



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    50 Balkh polling sites face recount

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s main office in Kabul on Tuesday ordered a recount of votes cast at 50 polling stations in northern Balkh province, an official said.