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    At least 2 rockets fired into Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least two rockets were fired into a high-security neighbourhood of Kabul on Sunday night, but information about casualties was not immediately available.



    Governance

    PC runners want final results declared forthwith

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Declared winners in preliminary results, a number of provincial council (PC) candidates on Monday called for the final results to be announced soon.



    Governance

    Eidul Adha prayers offered nationwide

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The first day of annual religious festival Eidul Adha was celebrated across Afghanistan on Saturday by offering Eid prayers in all provinces, including Kabul, without any untoward incident taking place.



    Governance

    War no solution to Afghan conflict: Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday called upon the armed insurgents to give up fighting and arrive at the negotiating table to resolve the conflict through a political and intra-Afghan dialogue.



    KABUL, July 17, 2014: Ministers during a press conference in Kabul regarding the displaced families from Waziristan of Pakistan to Afghanistan.
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    Security and Crime

    Civilian casualties up by 24 pc in 1st half of 2014

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Civilian casualties in the country rose by 24 percent in the first half of the current year, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Wednesday.



    Governance,Features

    Most drivers would fail a driving test

     KABUL (PAJHWOK) Driving licences can be bought in Afghanistan. Anyone with money can bribe their way to a licence before learning to drive. At least 60 percent of drivers have not passed a driving test. An Independent Media Consortium* (IMC) investigation.



    Security and Crime

    Suicide bomber held; 6 women injured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): One suicide attacker was detained in Kabul and six women were injured during an explosion in central Parwan province, an official said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    UN concerned at use of children as suicide bombers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations has voiced its grave concern at the brainwashing of children and their use as suicide bombers in Afghanistan, stressing an end to the practice.



    Governance

    AGO probing allegations against mayor, MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A 12-member commission has launched investigations into allegations of corruption against the Kabul Mayor and some lawmakers, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced on Sunday.