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    Hekmatyar-led HIA disowns Hilal’s decisions

    KABUL (PAN): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) faction of Gulbadin Hekmatyar has strongly opposed Economy Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal’s possible alliance with President Hamid Karzai’s principal rival, Abdullah Abdullah, and rejected Qutbuddin Hilal as a presidential runner.



    Security and Crime

    Land dispute claims 3 lives, sparks protest

    KABUL (PAN): A clash between civilians and illegal armed men over a land dispute left three people dead and sparked a protest demonstration in the Bagrami district of central Kabul province, an official said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Taliban to try perpetrators of mass killings

    KABUL (PAN): The Taliban have vowed to put on trial members of the communist regime responsible for killing and torturing some 5,000 Afghans in the late 1970s.



    Governance

    Afghan trade team set to visit Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN):  Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) Co-President Khan Jan Alokozai is set to head a delegation to Pakistan tomorrow (Wednesday), officials said.



    Security and Crime

    2 ISAF soldiers dead in roadside bombing

    KABUL (PAN): At least two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops have been killed in a new attack in eastern Afghanistan, the alliance announced on Monday.



    Governance

    Pajhwok staffers among 89 award recipients

    KABUL (PAN):  Three journalists of Pajhwok Afghan News were among 89 people who won prizes at a book exhibition at the Ministry of Information and Culture on the 94th Independence Day of Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Afghan cricket team off to UAE

    KABUL (PAN): The national cricket team on Sunday left for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to play against Kenya in the World Cricket League Championship and the International Cricket Council (ICC) Intercontinental Cup.



    Governance

    Abdullah stresses caution in freeing insurgents

    KABUL (PAN): National Coalition of Afghanistan (NCA) leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday underlined the need for exercising caution in release of Taliban leaders.



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    3 Australian soldiers injured in Uruzgan attack

    KABUL (PAN): Three Australian soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have been wounded in a militant attack in central Afghanistan, the Department of Defence in Canberra said on Friday.



    Culture

    Floral wreath laid on ex-president's mausoleum

    KABUL (PAN): Senior government officials placed a floral wreath on the grave of former High Peace Council (PHC) chief Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani in Kabul on Friday.