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    Security and Crime

    Protestors accuse foreign spies of massacre

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Saturday took to the streets against the killing of 15 civilians in western Ghor province, calling the massacre un-Islamic and the handiwork of regional intelligence agencies.


    Presidential ballot scrutiny suspended yet again

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote audit at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters in Kabul was suspended for a third time on Saturday.


    Reporters briefly barred from covering vote audit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) prevented journalists for hours from coverage of the vote audit process, an official said on Tuesday.


    Deal hailed as a stride toward transparency

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The election commissions on Sunday commended agreement between the presidential runners, calling a full audit of votes a major stride toward transparency in the process.

    Business & Economics

    High gas prices blamed on smuggling


    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday linked high gas prices to its smuggling to Pakistan, saying the petroleum and gas department had lost $57 million in revenue as a result.


    420 election complaints, appeals addressed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday said that hundreds of appeals and complaints from southern and southeastern zones had been addressed.


    Watchdog starts receiving complaints

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday said the presidential runners had 24-hour time to lodge their complaints against the preliminary results.


    944 appeals, complaints adjudicated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 944 appeals and complaints from the central zone were reviewed at a public hearing by the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    10 ANA officials killed: MoD

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ten Afghan National Army (ANA) officials were killed following roadside bombings over the past two days in various parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement on Monday.


    Massoud tells Abdullah to accept defeat

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former vice-president Ahmad Zia Massoud on Thursday asked presidential runner Dr Abdullah Abdullah to accept his defeat in the second round of the presidential election and greet his rival Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.