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    2 NATO soldiers killed in rebel attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed during attacks by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, the military alliance said on Monday.


    UK rejects Taliban shot copter in Kandahar

    KABUL (Pajhwok): British defence secretary William Hague has rejected claims that the Taliban shot down a helicopter which crashed in southern Kandahar province yesterday, killing five British military personnel.

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    Kidnapped deputy works minister found in Kapisa

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Works Minister Ahmad Shah Wahid has been rescued from his kidnappers by police, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.

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    ‘US troop size in Afghanistan may cut to 5,000’

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States is likely to keep about 5,000 troops post-2014 in Afghanistan as the longest war in American history winds down, an official said on Tuesday.


    Anderson joins Afghans in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan's new cricket academy coach, Peter Anderson from Australia, has started work in Kabul, ahead of the emerging side’s debut at next year's World Cup, the cricket board said on Monday.


    UAE lifts restrictions on Mutasim: source

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A veteran Taliban leader and peace negotiator Agha Jan Mutasim has been released from home confinement by authorities in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), a government source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News.


    ACB welcomes ICC's new pathway to Test cricket

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday welcomed the ICC Board’s decision granting associate members, including Afghanistan, an opportunity to play Test cricket in 2018.


    Afghanistan clinch 7 medals in Judo C’ship

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan finished fourth and clinched seven medals, including three silver and four bronze, in the just-concluded 7th South Asian Judo Championships in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

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    Deputy public works minister kidnapped

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen abducted the deputy public works minister on Tuesday when he was on his way from home to office in the Khair Khana neighbourhood of Kabul city, officials said.