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    9 dead in Serena Hotel attack flayed by Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Four foreigners and five Afghans have been killed in a suicide attack on a luxury hotel in the heart of Kabul, Interior Ministry officials said on Friday.

    Security and Crime

    Assault on luxury hotel ends with death of gunmen

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Four suicide attackers were killed after a two-hour clash with security personnel inside a luxury hotel in the heart of Kabul on Thursday might, witnesses and officials said.


    Pakistan truce won't derail Afghan vote: MoI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Thursday claimed religious seminaries teaching terrorism in Pakistan had been closed and their pupils sent to Afghanistan for attacks.


    Gutsy Nepal dash Afghanistan’s hopes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Nepal shocked Afghanistan by 10 runs in their final Group-A match of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 (T20) tournament in Bangladesh on Thursday.


    ISI chief knew about Osama presence: NYT

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief was aware of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s presence in Pakistan before the world’s most wanted man was killed in a US military operation, an American newspaper reported on Wednesday.

    Business & Economics

    US has spent $53b funding Afghan forces

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States has spent around $53 billion funding the Afghan security forces, in addition to providing the Afghan National Army (ANA) with 160 aircrafts, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday.


    UN mission calls for fraud-free polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday stressed the need for elections free from malpractice, including fraud, which could prejudice the results.

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    Qanuni appointed as 1st VP

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Mohammad Younus Qanuni has been appointed as first vice-president, the presidential spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

    Security and Crime

    55 Afghan citizens detained in Islamabad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifty-five Afghan citizens have been arrested during a search operation in neighbouring Pakistan, a media report said on Tuesday.


    Support pledged to Arsala, Abdullah

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two gatherings were held in support of presidential candidates Hidayat Amin Arsala and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in eastern Nangarhar and northern Balkh provinces on Sunday.