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    Preliminary results delayed until Monday: Nuristani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said it had delayed the release of preliminary results from the June 14 presidential runoff election until Monday (July 7).


    2.5m bogus votes cast in runoff polls: Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah claimed on Saturday the bogus votes cast in the June 14 runoff election numbered 2.5 million and he would not accept the results under any circumstances.


    Abdullah optimistic of outright victory

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday said his team's estimates indicated that the runoff election result would be better than the previous round.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Moderate tremors jolt parts of Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the open-ended Richter scale jolted parts of the capital Kabul and other provinces on Saturday.


    50 major promises each by Abdullah and Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid predicted fears of an upsurge in Taliban violence and voting along ethnic lines, the Afghans will decide which of two presidential candidates will be their next president on June 14.


    LeT behind Kabul assassination attempt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai’s security team, National Security Council or NSC on Sunday accused a foreign intelligence agency of carrying out Friday’s suicide and bomb attack on Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign motorcade through Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a Pakistan-based terrorist outfit, in Kabul.

    Security and Crime

    Commander among 4 rebels killed in Farah clash

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Four Taliban militants, including a notorious commander, have been killed during a clash with police in western Farah province, a statement from the provincial police headquarters said on Friday.


    Kabul lodges protest with Islamabad over shelling

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday summoned the Pakistani ambassador over artillery shelling into eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces, an official said.


    Ghani promises to make Massoud 3rd VP

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday said Ahmad Zia Massoud would be appointed as a third-vice president by amending the Constitution if he won the runoff presidential race.

    Security and Crime

    NCS approves strategic perspective for ANA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Saturday approved a 12-year-long strategic perspective concerning Afghan National Army (ANA)’s strength, equipment and recruitment.