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    Politicians, elders demand probe into Paktika attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Political and tribal elders on Tuesday demanded thorough investigation and severe punishment for the perpetrators of tragic suicide bombing in southeastern Paktika province that left dozens persons dead scores other wounded.



    Governance,Security and Crime,Health

    16 injured in Paktika blast in critical condition

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The death toll from Sunday’s suicide attack in southeastern Paktika province may climb further because some 16 injured people are said to be in critical condition.



    Governance

    President Ghani leaves for Kathmandu

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani left on Tuesday for Kathmandu where he will attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit commencing tomorrow.



    Security and Crime

    7 ANA commandos injured in Kabul blast

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least seven Afghan National Army (ANA) commandos were wounded on Tuesday when a magnetic bomb fixed to their vehicle exploded in the capital Kabul, police said.



    Sports,Interviews

    Afghans to pose challenge to world’s best teams: Murad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad, Chief Executive Officer Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), has said the national side’s preparations for the World Cup are not confined to participation only, but to pose a challenge to the world’s best teams.



    Sports

    Cricket training academy opens in Sarobi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials opened a cricket training academy in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province and laid the foundation stone of another academy in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    2 security forces, 10 rebels dead in Kamdish fight

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Saturday that hundreds of militants carried out coordinated attack on Kamdish district of eastern Nuristan, and the ensuing battle left two Afghan security forces and 10 militants dead.



    Governance

    Peace needs broader national consensus: Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday said peace and security in Afghanistan needed a broader national consensus, vowing to introduce reforms in government sectors in consultations with Afghans.



    Security and Crime

    Obama expands Afghan combat mission

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama has quietly issued guidelines allowing American forces to target Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan and conduct air support for Afghan operations when needed post-2014.