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    Dunford calls for keeping Pakistan engaged

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Gen Joseph Dunford, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has called for continued engagement with Pakistan as the only option to seek its help in resolving the Afghan crisis, even as he told American lawmakers after 2104 Washington could reframe its relationship with Islamabad.



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    Yuxi China’s special envoy to Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): China on Friday announced the appointment of veteran diplomat Sun Yuxi as its special envoy to Afghanistan.

    The foreign ministry in Beijing said Yuxi would have close communication with his counterparts in Afghanistan. Yuxi previously served as ambassador to Afghanistan and India.



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    Presidential runners discuss vote audit monitoring

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai met in Kabul on Friday for the second time in less than a week



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    Karzai in Paktika to meet blast victims’ kin

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai, accompanied by senior officials, on Friday travelled to southeastern Paktika province and met relatives of the victims of a devastating bombing in Orgun district.



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    8 paramilitary troops killed in Khyber assault

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Eight security personnel were killed on Friday morning when militants stormed a checkpoint in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Khyber, bordering Afghanistan.



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    TAPI gas pipeline: operational accord inked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Turkmenistan on Friday signed an operational agreement on an ambition gas pipeline project in Islamabad, a private TV channel reported.



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    Pentagon concerned at increasing terror attacks

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pentagon has expressed its concern over a sudden increase in terror attacks in Afghanistan, but exuded confidence in Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) taking on terrorist organisations in the country.



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    Dunford: Didn't seek complete pullout

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan on Thursday told lawmakers that military leaders had not sought complete withdrawal of American forces from the country by 2017, as announced by President Barack Obama.



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    Ghani again rules out coalition govt

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Leading presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Thursday once again ruled out a coalition government with his rival Abdullah Adullah, saying he would not strike any deal over people’s votes.



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    No absolute winner or loser, says Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said on Thursday that the new government would include members from both teams under the deal with his rival Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.