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    Karzai backs no particular presidential candidate

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai is not backing any particular candidate for the April 5 presidential election, his spokesman said on Thursday, rejecting some media reports in this regard as baseless.

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    Afghanistan needs foreign soldiers for years: Dunford

    KABUL (PAN): The last commander of the NATO mission in Kabul, US General Joseph Dunford, has said Afghanistan's future security would remain dependent on international troops for many years.

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    Ghazni officials confirm Fariba’s kidnapping

    KABUL (PAN): The authorities in Ghazni confirmed on Monday lawmaker Fariba Ahmad Kakar had been abducted by suspected insurgents in the southern province.


    Afghanistan too good for Namibia

    KABUL (PAN) Afghanistan handed another 5-wicket stunning defeat to Namibia in their second One Day WCLC match, with 110 balls remaining, an official said on Sunday.


    Shahzad, Nabi give Afghanistan huge win

    KABUL (PAN):Mohammad Nabi's all-round brilliance handed Namibia a crushing 190-run loss in the WCL Championship in Windhoek, giving Afghanistan two points and keeping them at the fifth place in the points table, one point behind UAE.

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    30 dead, 40 injured in Quetta funeral attack

    KABUL (PAN): Senior police officers were among 30 others killed on Thursday in a suicide attack at a funeral procession in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province near the Afghanistan border, officials said.

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    Eidul Fitr observed amid special prayers for peace

    KABUL (PAN): Like some other Islamic countries, the religious festival of Eidul Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, was celebrated across Afghanistan on Thursday with religious fervor and zeal.


    Afghans book place in ICC Intercontinental Cup

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan handed a 10-wicket defeat to Namibia in Windhoek and booked their second possionin the  ICC Intercontinental Cup.

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    Omar opposes Afghanistan breakup, elections

    KABUL (PAN): Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has rejected the idea of dividing Afghanistan, saying an inclusive Afghan government would be established after the withdrawal of foreigners.


    Afghans take 155-run lead over Namibia

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan scored 345 runs in their first innings, taking a155-run lead over Namibia in their four-day match of the Intercontinental Cup, thanks to a magnificent ton by Asghar Stanikzai, an official said on Monday.