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    Kabul getting ready for major event

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of security personnel and municipality workers have fanned out across Kabul to make the Afghan capital more secure and cleaner for an upcoming international event.



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    Declare victory in Afghanistan: congresswoman

    WASHINGTON (PAN): With Al Qaeda no longer present in Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama should declare victory and bring American troops home, a Republican congresswoman has said.



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    Night raids effective means to defeat militants: Blotz

    KABUL (PAN): Night raids are one of the most effective means to defeat insurgent commanders, an ISAF spokesman said, adding that all of the night raids were joint operations between Afghan and international forces.



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    White House reviews SIGAR performance

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The White House on Thursday reviewed the performance of the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) and sought a full report on its operations in the conflict-devastated country.



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    Money leaving Afghanistan, US lawmakers told

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Huge amounts of money meant for Afghanistan's reconstruction are leaving the war-devastated country, senior Obama administration officials told lawmakers on Thursday.



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    Sar-i-Pul governor hits out at global fraternity

    KABUL (PAN): The governor of Sar-i-Pul on Thursday accused the international community of failing to undertake development projects in the northern province over the past nine years.



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    Female runner claims harassment from male rival

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A female parliamentary candidate in northern Sari-i-Pul province on Thursday said a male rival had issued a death threat against her, but the alleged contender rejected the accusations as baseless.



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    Pentagon blames Taliban for civilian deaths

    WASHINGTON (PAN): While the US-led forces are committed to protecting Afghan citizens, even during the conflict, Taliban are killing civilians at an alarming rate, the Pentagon alleged on Wednesday.



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    Manawi asks candidates to stop hosting TV shows

    KABUL (PAN): The head of the Afghan electoral body, Fazl Ahmad Manawi, on Thursday asked poll candidates to stop presenting television and radio shows.



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    Community police needed in Afghanistan: Britain

    KABUL (PAN): The British envoy in Afghanistan, William Patey, on Thursday said his government supports a plan to arm locals to defend their communities against militant attacks.