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    Paktika elder killed in gun-and-suicide attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A tribal elder was killed and three civilians injured in a gun-and-suicide attack in the Argun district of southeastern Paktika province on Friday, the governor’s house said.


    Abdullah claims lead in preliminary result

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Leading presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday claimed preliminary election results were in his favour.


    325,000 observers to oversee elections: Nuristani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said it had taken the necessary measures to hold simultaneous presidential and provincial council polls, to be monitored by 325,000 domestic and international observers.


    Cost of fraud will be too high: Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Front-line presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah warned of possible fraud in Saturday’s vote, saying the cost of irregularities would be too heavy for the country to afford.


    Ghalib remembered at Presidential Palace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai and high-ranking government officials on Sunday paid homage to late justice minister Habibullah Ghalib at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.


    Turkmenistan vows support for peace bid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Turkmenistan has promised support for the High Peace Council (HPC)’s efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, the peace body said on Thursday.


    Today’s Afghanistan different: Stagg to Taliban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): British Ambassador in Kabul Richard Stagg has said the Taliban should realise that today’s Afghanistan is much different from that in the mid-90s when they ruled it.


    Anti-US remarks: PHC spokesman suspended

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) said on Tuesday Maulvi Shahzada Shahid had been suspended as its spokesman after his controversial remarks about Osama bin Laden and the United States.


    Criminal Procedure Code signed into law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday signed into law the Criminal Procedure Code with an amendment to address concerns from human rights campaigners and civil society activists.


    NSC welcomes Taliban’s Dubai meeting declaration

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday welcomed the declaration of Taliban’s Dubai meeting that urged peaceful settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan.