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    Rocket attack leaves 6 civilians dead

    KABUL (PAN): Six civilians were killed when a rocket hit a house in western Badghis province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Tuesday.


    HIA delegates meet Karzai, poll runners

    KABUL (PAN (PAN): A delegation of the Hezb-i-Islami (HIA) party, led by Gulbadin Hekmatyar, has held fresh talks with President Hamid Karzai and a number of presidential runners in Kabul.  


    Countrywide celebrations breakout as Afghans win

    KABUL (PAN): Afghans across the country burst into celebration over the national football team’s historic victory against India to bring home the nation’s first international soccer title on Wednesday, as bullets whizzed through the air in Kabul City in jubilation.

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    'Afghan forces able to secure 95pc polling centres'

    KABUL (PAN): NATO generals based in Afghanistan say the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have the ability to independently keep security for the April 5 presidential and provincial council elections and deal with next year’s fighting season.

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    British troops moving from Lashkargah

    KABUL (PAN): British forces are moving their headquarters from Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, to their main base known as Camp Bastion in the Greskh district.

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    Afghanistan is our Vietnam: Hammond

    KABUL (PAN): British defence secretary Philip Hammond has admitted that the long war in Afghanistan had left Britain wary of more major military engagements abroad, calling it the Vietnam phenomenon that sapped America’s will to fight.


    Afghanistan humiliate Thailand by 395 runs

    KABUL (PAN): Maintaining their winning spree, Afghanistan Under-19 squad bowled out Thailand for just 26 runs to register a thumping 395-run victory in the ACC Under-19 Elite Cup in Malaysia, an official said on Monday.


    Major Pakistani parties prioritise better Afghan ties

    ISLAMABAD/KABUL (PAN): In the lead-up to the parliamentary elections due next month, Pakistan’s mainstream political parties have included a prosperous and peaceful Afghanistan among their top priorities. 

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    Taliban set free Turkish engineer

    KABUL (PAN): The Taliban said they released a Turkish engineer held hostage two years ago and handed him over to Turkish officials in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Sunday afternoon.


    Afghanistan storm into T20 Cup semis

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan on Sunday thrashed Kuwait by four wickets, booking a berth in the semifinals of the ACC Twenty20 Cup, an official said.