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    Cargo plane crashes in Maidan Wardak

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A cargo plane has crashed in the Daimirdad district of central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Monday.


    Work on industrial park launched in Wardak

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 100-acre industrial park was launched in central Maidan Wardak province on Sunday, an official said.


    HIA faction denies supporting Abdullah

    KABUL (PAN): A breakaway faction of the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Sunday denied supporting presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in the April elections, hinting at an early decision on swinging behind a runner.

    Security and Crime

    New US commander supports April polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A new US military commander, taking International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command, on Saturday pledged support for the April 5 presidential and provincial elections.

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    Taliban reject UN report as one-sided

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Saturday rejected as flawed and one-sided a United Nations’ report on civilian casualties in the Afghanistan conflict in 2013.


    Afghan U-19 trounce Punjab University

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan under-19 cricketers have trounced the Punjab University in a friendly match in Lahore as part of preparations for the ICC U-19 World Cup, an official said on Wednesday.

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    4 army soldiers killed, 5 injured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) commanders were among five injured during a traffic accident in central Maidan Wardak province on Sunday, an official said.


    3 major groups pledge support to Ghani

    KABUL (PAN): Three major political parties have decided to extend support to presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, sources said on Saturday, a day before the election campaign kicks off.


    Khost, Wardak mosques inaugurated

    KABUL/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): With the completion of construction work, two mosques were formally handed over to the authorities in southeastern Khost and central Maidan Wardak provinces on Saturday, officials said.


    Afghans stun Lahore National Academy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan under-19 cricketers won their second friendly game by a huge margin against the Pakistanis in the capital of Punjab province as part of preparations ahead of this month’s ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, an official said on Saturday.