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    Osama, Zawahiri in Pakistan: Mullen

    KABUL (PAN): A senior US military official said on Sunday that top al-Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden and Ayman Al Zawahiri, were hiding in Pakistan.



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    Lack of coordination linked to drug trade

    KABUL (PAN): The lack of coordination between Afghanistan and its neighbours is a principal cause of the production and smuggling of drugs in the war-torn country, an official said on Saturday.



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    Two militants dead in Nimroz clash

    ZARANJ (PAN): At least two Taliban militants were killed and as many wounded in a clash with local police in the relatively peaceful province of Nimroz, officials said on Saturday.



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    Six killed in Ghazni clash

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A policeman and five Taliban insurgents were killed during a clash in the increasingly restive province of Ghazni, officials said on Saturday.



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    2 policemen, 3 bomb planters killed in blasts

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Two policemen were killed on Saturday in a blast in the northern province of Baghlan, while three bomb planters were killed in western Herat province, officials said.



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    Taliban storm police post in Badghis

    QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Taliban fighters seized a police checkpoint without any resistance in the western province of Badghis, an official said on Saturday.



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    US soldiers go missing in Logar

    (Update 1)PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two US soldiers disappeared in the increasingly volatile central province of Logar Saturday morning, local officials and NATO said.



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    Kabul conference a milestone for Afghanistan: UN

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The UN Security Council on Friday welcomed the recently held Kabul conference, and termed it as a "milestone" for the development of peace and stability in Afghanistan.



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    US reaffirms long-term Afghan commitment

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Asserting its military element is not open-ended, the Obama administration Friday said its will begin decreasing its armed forces as Afghan national security forces increase its capability; but it remains committed to Afghanistan for long term.



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    Afghan research unit says 2014 date too early

    KABUL (PAN): An independent research body in Afghanistan on Thursday said a 2014 deadline at which time Afghan troops would take the lead in securing the country was impractical.