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    Amu Zone win cricket event opener

    KABUL (PAN): Amu Zone outplayed the Boost squad in the opener of the three-day Ahmad Shah Abdali Baba Cricket Tournament on Monday.


    Karzai vows to preserve country's sovereignty

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Monday assured the nation that Afghanistan’s independence and sovereignty would be preserved at all costs.


    Ludin tipped as new attorney-general

    KABUL (PAN): Maulvi Attaullah Ludin is tipped as successor to Attorney General Muhammad Aloko, who has been removed from his position after a secret meeting with Taliban negotiators, a senior official said on Monday.

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    MoI orders arrest of serial killer

    KABUL/TIRINKOT (PAN): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Monday ordered the arrest of serial killer Hakim Shujayee, who has allegedly tortured dozens of individuals in central Uruzgan province and other parts of the country.


    Pakistan may free more Taliban prisoners

    KABUL (PAN): In a renewed effort to jump-start the Afghan-led peace process, Islamabad might set free more Taliban detainees in response to a request from Kabul, a media report said on Monday.


    AG Aloko fired over meeting with Taliban

    KABUL (PAN): Attorney General Muhammad Ishaq Aloko has been removed from his position after a secret meeting with Taliban negotiators in the first week of the current month, a media report said on Monday.


    Afghanistan celebrates 94th Independence Day

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan is celebrating its 94th Independence Day today (Monday), with a series of event marking the day being held in the central capital Kabul and other major cities.

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    ANA loses 7 soldiers to explosions

    KABUL (PAN): Seven Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in separate explosions over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on Sunday.


    Omar Daudzai to run for presidency

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Daudzai on Saturday announced his nomination for next year’s presidential ballot.


    Sherpao calls on President Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan’s former interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao called on President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Saturday.