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    Kuchi MP Tarakhel not involved in civilian killing: elders

    KABUL (PAN): Elders from Kuchi tribe on Sunday rejected the claims that their representative in parliament, Mullah Tarakhel, was responsible for the killing of two civilians in Kabul on July 25.



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    Clerics, elders compelled to join Taliban, Senate told

    KABUL (PAN): A number of religious scholars in northern Jawzjan province have accused security officials of compelling them to join the Taliban, the upper house of parliament was told on Sunday.



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    Sangin victims' families compensated

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): The families of those killed and wounded in a flawed missile attack by NATO forces in southern Helmand province have been provided monetary assistance by an official delegation, an official said on Sunday.



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    Iranian embassy files complaint against Kabuli

    KABUL (PAN): The Iranian embassy in Kabul has lodged a complaint with the Electoral Complaints Commission against Najibullah Kabuli -- a private TV channel owner and candidate for parliamentary elections.



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    ECC fines 68 parliamentary candidates

    KABUL (PAN): The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) has fined 68 candidates running for the September 18 parliamentary election for violating election law, an official said on Sunday.



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    Netherlands ends military involvement

    TIRINKOT (PAN): The Netherlands ended its military involvement in Afghanistan after four years in central Uruzgan province on Sunday, but the Dutch ambassador promised continued political and economic support.



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    Rickshaws being used for election drive in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (PAN): Candidates for the Wolesi Jirga election have found a novel way for campaigning as they paid rickshaw owners to carry posters pasted at the back of autos in this eastern city of Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province.



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    Deputy mines minister's resignation termed conspiracy

    KABUL (PAN): An advisor to the Ministry of Mines on Saturday dismissed as baseless the claims that 'illegal activities' in the ministry prompted the deputy mines minister to resign from his post.



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    UN removes five Taliban from blacklist

    KABUL (PAN): The names of five Taliban, two of whom are dead, have been removed from a UN blacklist of militants subject to sanctions, the world body said in a statement on Saturday.



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    US says no plan to send combat troops to Pakistan

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States on Thursday rejected a demand from Afghans to hit terrorist safe havens across their border, saying there was no plan to send combat troops to Pakistan.