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    Attackers were of Pakistani origin, claims MoI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Thursday blamed Urdu-speaking Pakistanis for a five-hour assault on the Kabul International Airport. The attack ended with the killing of the four attackers.



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    57 project proposals signed with Kabul: India

    KABUL (Pajhwok): India and Afghanistan have signed 57 project proposals for which financial approvals have been received from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, the Indian Embassy in Kabul said.



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    Election observers pin hopes on ballot review

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Underlining the need for transparency in the presidential poll result, Afghan election observers on Thursday welcomed the vote audit process.



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    Orgun blast blamed on ISI, Haqqani network

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A former official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) alleged on Thursday the devastating Orgun blast in southeastern Paktika province was planned by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and conducted by the Haqqani network.



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    Law on privileges for MPs sparks protest

    NIELI (Pajhwok): Dozens of civil society and political activists, including women, on Thursday staged a protest against the approval of a draft law allowing parliamentarians to enjoy certain privileges even after completing their tenure.



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    Election commission embarks on vote audit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission on Thursday embarked on recounting the ballots cast in the June 14 presidential runoff in the presence of national and international observers in Kabul.



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    Presidential runners delay meeting to Friday

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A pre-scheduled meeting between presidential hopefuls Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been cancelled, an official said on Thursday.



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    Obama hopeful of peaceful power transition

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): As the Independent Election Commission (IEC) began the process to audit ballots following an agreement between the presidential candidates, US President Barack Obama hoped the process would result in peaceful transition of power in Afghanistan.



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    UNAMA backs ceasefire during Ramadan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Wednesday said it supported the call from the Federation of Afghanistan's Civil Societies (FACS) for a ceasefire by both parties to the conflict during Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.



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    Waziristan families have no arms: MPs

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of Meshrano Jirga members on Wednesday confirmed Pakistani families who fled North Waziristan tribal region to southeastern Khost province in the wake of an ongoing military offensive had brought no weapons.