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    Pakistan, Iran, Russia condemn Kabul attack

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan, Iran and Russia have also condemned Friday’s Taliban-claimed group suicide attack on a Lebanese restaurant in downtown Kabul, in which 21 people, including a Pakistani and a Russian, had been killed.

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    No casualties as bomb targets ISAF-ANA drill

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A roadside bomb targeted a joint ISAF-Afghan forces training exercise in Deh Sabz district of central Kabul province, but there were no casualties, the alliance said on Sunday.


    Victims, terrorists need to be told apart: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): Condemning Friday’s group suicide attack on a foreign restaurant in Kabul as a criminal act, President Hamid Karzai on Saturday said the war against terrorism could succeed only when victims and terrorists were told apart.


    HIA vows to continue armed resistance

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) led by Gulbadin Hekmatyar, reassuring participation in the April elections, has vowed to continue its armed resistance until foreign troops exist in Afghanistan.

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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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.