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    New Delhi against “red lines” violation

    KABUL (PAN): India has cautioned Afghanistan against violating the "red lines" drawn up by the international community during its peace talks with the Taliban.

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    Taliban offer to free US soldier held since 2009

    KABUL (PAN): The Taliban have said they were ready to set free a US soldier in their captivity since 2009 in exchange for five of their senior operatives being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

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    Taliban kill 4 US troops before Doha talks

    KABUL (PAN): Four American soldiers were killed when Taliban insurgents fired two rockets into the Bagram airbase in central Parwan province, the rebels claimed on Wednesday.


    Taliban open Qatar office; US to talk directly

    KABUL (PAN): The Taliban on Tuesday opened their political office in Qatar “in a bid to start a dialogue with the world" as US officials said they hoped to meet the insurgents within days.


    Pakistan notes with concern Karzai’s remarks

    KABUL (PAN): Islamabad has noted with concern a recent remark made by Afghan President Hamid Karzai who alleged some Pakistani institutions were not fully supporting the objectives of bringing peace to Afghanistan.

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    Afghan forces undertake combat lead

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan entered a new era on Tuesday as President Hamid Karzai announced the transfer of nationwide security from NATO to Afghan control.

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    Kabul asks Islamabad to explain Kandahar attack

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government on Saturday asked Pakistan to explain why its forces carried out an artillery and mortar attack on an Afghan border post in southern Kandahar province.

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    Taliban-fired mortars kill 4 of a family in Wardak

    KABUL (PAN): Four civilians, including two children, have been killed in an insurgent attack in central Maidan Wardak province, police said on Friday.


    Presidential vote a major challenge: Medley

    KABUL (PAN): Dominic Medley, spokesman for the NATO senior civilian representative in Afghanistan over the past three years, has urged the global fraternity to stay committed to the war-torn country.

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    Americans killed in Paktia insider attack

    KABUL (PAN): Two US International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members and an American civilian were killed during an insider attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the alliances said.