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    Groups who planned to attack jirga thwarted: Bashari

    KABUL (PAN): Four groups of insurgents who planned to disrupt a three-day peace advisory jirga in Kabul were either killed or arrested, a senior official said on Sunday.


    Analysts insist on presence of foreign troops

    KABUL (PAN): Foreign troops are needed in Afghanistan and there should be no talk of them withdrawing until Afghan security forces are capable of protecting the country, experts said Friday.

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    Students demand govt take action against proselytisers

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of university students protested in Kabul on Monday, demanding the government stop international groups from converting Muslims to Christianity and Judaism.

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    Only attacker killed in Kabul blast

    KABUL (PAN): Only the suicide attacker was killed in the bombing on the eastern outskirts of Kabul on Saturday, an official of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

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    New US prison at Bagram offers hope to detainees

    KABUL (PAN): Lahor Gul has spent the past 18 months at a detention facility at Bagram Air Base, the largest US prison in Afghanistan. Now, his case is being heard by a US military panel which will determine if he should be released or held longer.


    Afghans beat Turkey in friendly football match

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan beat the Turkish Provincial Reconstruction Team during a friendly football match in the capital Kabul on Wednesday.

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    Army sent to settle ethnic clash: Atmar

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan soldiers have been sent to central Maidan Wardak province to stop the fighting between Hazara and Kuchi tribes, the interior minister said on Tuesday.

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    209 killed last week, security incidents drop 14 pc

    KABUL (PAN): More than 200 people were killed last week in 140 security incidents across Afghanistan, a 14 percent drop from the week before, an official said on Sunday.