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    9 soldiers, several insurgents killed in clashes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least nine Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in separate incidents of violence in different provinces, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Saturday.


    India grants $1m for Kandahar cricket stadium

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Indian government has approved a grant of one million dollars for the construction of a new cricket stadium in southern Kandahar province, the cricket board said on Saturday.


    Ghani, Abdullah sign deal on unity govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runners Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Friday agreed to sort out their differences and set an inauguration date before the end of the current month.


    Uruzgan residents urge continued Australian aid

    KABUL, TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Uruzgan residents, happy with the reconstruction projects implemented by Australia, hope for Canberra’s continued development assistance to the impoverished central province.


    Norway deports former Taliban minister

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Norway has quietly deported a former Taliban minister who had been living as a refugee in that country. Abdul Rauf Mohammad was perceived as a threat to Norway’s security.