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    Terrorism from outside main challenge: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Friday said terrorism perpetrated and supported from "outside" was the main challenge for Afghanistan, asking New Delhi "to do more" in defence cooperation with Kabul.


    My statement was misquoted, Aziz tells Atmar

    KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor to Pakistani Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz on Thursday telephoned his Afghan counterpart Hanif Atmar and said he had been misquoted in a recent controversial interview with BBC Urdu.


    Afghanistan won’t allow proxy Pak-India war: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said his country would not allow itself to become the battleground for a proxy war between India and Pakistan after the imminent departure of US-led troops.

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    2 foreigners injured in Kabul guesthouse attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least three people, including two foreigners, were wounded in a coordinated Taliban’s attack involving a car bombing and gunfire on a guesthouse east of Kabul City on Wednesday night, officials said.


    Aziz reported out of context: Pakistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistani government on Tuesday clarified national security advisor  Sartaj Aziz had been reported out of context. Aziz a day earlier told BBC Urdu that Pakistan was not going to target militants posing no threat to the state.

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    Afghanistan ranks 2nd on Global Terrorism Index list

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A new global study by the London-based Institute for Economics and Peace has ranked Afghanistan second after Iraq on the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) list.


    NATO exit may fuel Pak-India proxy war: Musharraf

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf has warned the departure of NATO combat forces could push India and Pakistan into a proxy war in Afghanistan.


    Taliban, Haqqanis among UAE terror list

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The UAE Cabinet has declared as terrorist groups the Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani Network and Pakistani Taliban among dozens others outfits in a list of designated terrorist organisations.


    Victory against Pakistan celebrated nationwide

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan-A cricket team’s victory over Pakistan-A team in a friendly tie a day earlier sparked nationwide celebrations as thousands of cricket lovers emerged on roads in various provinces.


    Afghanistan-A stun Pakistan-A in friendly

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan-A beat Pakistan-A by 54 runs in the one-off limited overs match in the Pakistani capital Islamabad as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif watched the friendly.