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    Security and Crime

    153 injured in Wardak coordinated assault

    KABUL (PAN): Up to 153 people, including women and children, were injured and four security officials killed when insurgents detonated a car bomb outside an intelligence office and attacked the compound using guns in central Maidan Wardak province on Sunday.



    Governance

    Derailing polls against Afghanistan’s interest: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has said any attempt to delay or derail the 2014 presidential election is not in the country’s interest, his office said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Pakistan yet to release key Taliban figures: Faizi

    KABUL (PAN): A presidential spokesman said on Saturday Afghanistan welcomed Pakistan’s move to release a second batch of Afghan Taliban prisoners, but key figures remained behind bars.



    Governance

    Kidnapped official found dead in Wardak

    KABUL (PAN): Unknown gunmen killed a district administration officer after kidnapping him in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Saturday.



    Sports

    Cricketers to attend anti-illiteracy drive launch

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday said players would participate in a ceremony marking the launch of a campaign against illiteracy at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium.



    Governance

    Another grand electoral alliance in the offing

    KABUL (PAN): A meeting involving major political parties and statesmen discussed for a second day on Thursday in Kabul the formation of a grand electoral alliance, but is yet to reach a conclusion.



    Governance

    New political party comes into existence

    KABUL (PAN): Seeking to defend human rights and national interests, a new political party called “Harkat-i-Milli” -- involving intellectuals, academicians and influential figures -- came into existence on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    5 police posts attacked in Khak-i-Jabbar

    KABUL (PAN): Militants attacked five checkpoints guarding a road construction company in the Khak-i-Jabbar district of Kabul and decamped with 28 weapons, an official said on Tuesday.



    Sports

    Afghanistan crush Bhutan in SAFF C’ship opener

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan on Monday trounced Bhutan 3-0 in their Group B match of the eighth South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in Kathmandu, an official said.



    Sports

    Mis Ainak beat Spin Ghar in test match

    KABUL (PAN): The Ainak Club defeated Spin Ghar by five wickets in a test match as part of the Ahmad Shah Abdali tournament underway at the Kabul International Stadium, an official said on Sunday.