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    Governance

    Officials attending poll rallies to face music: IEC

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday said it would investigate electoral law violations by government officials attending campaign rallies for presidential candidates.



    Security and Crime

    5 rebels killed in air strike

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Five rebels were killed during an air raid by foreign troops in eastern Kunar province, an official said Saturday.



    Governance

    Search for missing soldiers stepped up

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Kunar Governor Shujaul Mulk Jalala on Monday said a search operation had been accelerated to recover missing Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers.



    Governance

    Thousands promise support to Ahmadzai

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A huge gathering attended by some 3,000 people in eastern Kunar province on Friday announced support to presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.



    Security and Crime

    5 soldiers, policeman killed in blasts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and a policeman were killed in two separate roadside blasts in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistani rockets ignite forest fire in Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Fires erupted in two forests as a result of missile attacks by Pakistani troops into eastern Kunar province, local officials claimed on Wednesday.



    Governance

    12 Taliban killed in clashes with police

    LASHKARGAH/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen militants have been killed and four others wounded in separate clashes with police in Kunar and Helmand provinces, security officials said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    7 dead, 5 injured in Kunar clash

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Five insurgents and one Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier were killed during an overnight clash in eastern Kunar province, police said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    227 polling sites under threat in east

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): About 227 polling stations are under security threat in eastern provinces of the country, with some yet to be established, election and security officials said on Saturday.



    Culture

    Glowing tributes paid to late writer

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Rich tributes were paid to prominent writer and religious figure Maulvi Abdul Khaliq Ikhlas on his 112th birth anniversary in eastern Kunar province on Monday.