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    40 rebels killed in Waziristan include 36 aliens

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Up to 36 foreigners were among 40 Taliban fighters killed during air strikes by Pakistani forces on Monday night and Tuesday in the troubled North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border, media reports said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Taliban asks US to keep word on Gitmo closure

    KABUL (PAN):  The Taliban on Tuesday called on the US to close down its detention center at Guantánamo Bay's naval base in Cuba on the controversial facility’s 12th anniversary.



    GovernanceLt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, President Barack Obama's nominee to be commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2009, before the Senate Armed Services Committee's confirmation hearing. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    McChrystal fears civil war in Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ruling out the return of Taliban, a former US military commander in Afghanistan has warned the war-torn country could slip back into civil war following foreign troops’ pullout if failed to receive support from the West.



    Sports

    Afgan A cricket team thrash KPK team

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan-A cricket team beat Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) - A cricket team by 78 runs in an exciting 40 over match in Peshawar, the provincial capital of KP province, officials said Tuesday.



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    ISAF, Afghan officials clash over Parwan civilian deaths

    KABUL (Pajhwok): ISAF and Afghan officials on Sunday differed over the planning and conduct of an Afghan forces-led operation that resulted into civilian deaths in central Parwan province last week.



    Governance

    Pakistan, Iran, Russia condemn Kabul attack

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan, Iran and Russia have also condemned Friday’s Taliban-claimed group suicide attack on a Lebanese restaurant in downtown Kabul, in which 21 people, including a Pakistani and a Russian, had been killed.



    Security and Crime

    No casualties as bomb targets ISAF-ANA drill

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A roadside bomb targeted a joint ISAF-Afghan forces training exercise in Deh Sabz district of central Kabul province, but there were no casualties, the alliance said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Victims, terrorists need to be told apart: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): Condemning Friday’s group suicide attack on a foreign restaurant in Kabul as a criminal act, President Hamid Karzai on Saturday said the war against terrorism could succeed only when victims and terrorists were told apart.



    Governance

    HIA vows to continue armed resistance

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) led by Gulbadin Hekmatyar, reassuring participation in the April elections, has vowed to continue its armed resistance until foreign troops exist in Afghanistan.