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    15-member squad for Asia Cup announced

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Friday announced a 15-member squad for the five-nation Asia Cup, which commences from February 25 in Bangladesh.



    Governance

    Karzai to US: Respect our judicial freedom

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said the release of 65 Taliban detainees from the Bagram jail was of no concern to the US, asking Washington to respect his country's judicial independence.



    Sports

    Afghans defeat Scots to boost U-19 WC hopes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan defeated Scotland by three wickets in a warm-up game in the UAE, the stage for the ICC Under-19 World Cup beginning on Friday, as excitement for the mega event has reached its peak.



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    2 NATO soldiers killed in Kapisa insider attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two NATO-led soldiers were killed when two individuals wearing Afghan National Security Forces' uniforms shot them in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said.



    Accidents & Disasters

    1 injured, 10 gas tankers torched

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Ten liquefied gas tankers were torched as a fire erupted inside a gas company in western Herat province, an official said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Pir Gilani group announces support to Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pir Ahmad Gilani’s Mahaz-i-Milli party has formally announced its support to presidential candidate Ashraf Ghazni Ahmadzai in the April elections.



    Security and Crime

    Cargo plane crashes in Maidan Wardak

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A cargo plane has crashed in the Daimirdad district of central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Monday.



    Governance

    Work on industrial park launched in Wardak

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 100-acre industrial park was launched in central Maidan Wardak province on Sunday, an official said.



    Governance

    HIA faction denies supporting Abdullah

    KABUL (PAN): A breakaway faction of the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Sunday denied supporting presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in the April elections, hinting at an early decision on swinging behind a runner.



    Security and Crime

    New US commander supports April polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A new US military commander, taking International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command, on Saturday pledged support for the April 5 presidential and provincial elections.