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    Police vehicle blown up in Kabul, no casualties

    KABUL CITY (Pajhwok): A high-intensity bomb attached to a police vehicle went off on Thursday in the first municipality district of Kabul city, but caused no casualties, an official said.



    Governance

    India to host international conclaves on Afghanistan

    NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): The International Contact Group (ICG) on Afghanistan and Pakistan will meet in New Delhi on Thursday, a day before another meeting of senior officials of the countries involved with the Istanbul Process.



    Sports

    Indian, Lankan coaches to train Afghans

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The national cricket team is scheduled to leave for Sari Lanka later this month to attend a two-week training camp ahead of the ICC Twenty-20 World Cup in Bangladesh, officials said on Tuesday.



    Sports

    Afghanistan secures FIFA 2013 fair play award

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Federation International of Football Association (FIFA) has given the 2013 fair play award to Afghanistan amid greater jubilation during the Ballon D’OR ceremony held in Zurich on Monday.



    Governance

    Karzai saddened over Ustad Pasarlai’s death

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai expressed his deep grief and sorrow on Monday over the death of Ustad Sadiq Pasarlai, a legendary Pashtu poet, who died last night at a hospital in India aged 85.



    Governance

    Hekmatyar asks supporters to participate in polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In a surprise move, Gulbadin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), the second largest militant group after the Taliban, has asked his supporters to participate in this year’s presidential and provincial council elections.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Legendary Pashtu poet Ustad Pasarlai dies at 85

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ustad Mohammad Saddiq Pasarlai, a renowned Pashtu poet, has died after a protracted illness at a hospital in India. He was 85.



    Security and Crime

    Militant group shuns insurgency in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A seven-member militant group has joined the government-initiated peace process in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    2 militants killed in Wardak clashes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two militants were killed and six others wounded in separate clashes with security forces in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Secret peace talks in UAE yield no results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government and representatives of Taliban have held secret talks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but the negotiations yielded no tangible results, a media report said on Friday.