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    ARCS aid for 22,000 flood victims

    KABUL CITY (PAN): The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) plans to distribute food items to 2,000 flood affected families across the country and another 20,000 victims would receive non-food items, an official said on Thursday.   



    Security and Crime

    Low-key Mujahedeen’s Victory Day event: MoD

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday said based on the decision of the National Security Council (NSC), the 20th anniversary of Mujahideens’ Victory Day -- which marks Soviet occupation troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan -- would be celebrated in a simple ceremony.



    Security and Crime

    Burqa-clad rebels struck targets in Kabul: Witnesses

    KABUL (PAN): The attackers, who targeted several government institutions and foreign embassies in Kabul, wore all-covering burqas to enter an under-construction building, eyewitnesses said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Punish murders, urge women activists

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan human rights activists staged a protest in central Kabul Province, on Saturday, demanding authorities to punish the killers of five women over the past month.



    Security and Crime

    Sarobi security transitions to Afghan lead

    KABUL (PAN): As part of the second phase of transition, the security responsibility for the Sarobi district of central Kabul province was transferred to Afghan forces on Thursday, officials said.



    Sports

    Triumphant Afghan cricketers return from UAE

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s national cricket squad returned home on Saturday from the United Arab Emirates after qualifying for the T-twenty World Cup, officials said.



    Security and Crime

    Kabul pigeon dispute claims life

    KABUL (PAN): A man was killed as a result of dispute over a pigeon in the Qala-i-Zaman Khan area of central Kabul province, an official said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    MoD rejects report on suicide attack plot

    KABUL CITY (PAN): A defence ministry official on Tuesday dismissed as confusing media reports that nearly a dozen suicide bombers had been arrested close to the ministry’s building.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga fails to OK draft law on judiciary

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house of Parliament) on Monday failed due to a lack of quorum to approve a draft law on powers and responsibilities of the judiciary.



    Security and Crime

    commandoes to get hi-tech choppers

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan National Army (ANA) Commando Unit will be equipped with hi-tech helicopters, fitted with night-vision scopes, to help it carry out difficult operations in the dark.