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    Police seize warheads, missiles in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Police have seized more than a dozen missiles, and hundreds of artillery and other shells from a house in Kabul, thereby preventing another attack on the capital, officials said on Saturday.


    Hazara MPs threaten to boycott peace jirga

    KABUL (PAN): The Hazara community threatened Thursday to boycott this month's peace jirga if a dispute with nomadi Kuchis over grazing land in central Maidan Wardak was not resolved.

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    Still no sight of missing plane

    CHARIKAR (PAN): Rescue workers combing the mountains of Salang for a passenger plane that went missing more than two days ago have failed to spot any wreckage, officials said Wednesday.

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    Foreigners among 14 held in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Kabul police arrested more than a dozen alleged militants -- five of them Pakistani nationals -- on the outskirts of the Kabul on Monday, a week after Taliban fighters warned of launching multiple attacks on major Afghan cities.


    Khalili sees foreigners behind ethnic clashes

    KABUL (PAN): Foreign elements are behind ongoing ethnic clashes between Hazara and Kuchi communities in central Maidan Wardak province, Second Vice-President Karim Khalili said on Monday.


    MoI receives $1m equipment

    KABUL (PAN): The United Nations Development Project (UNDP) delivered equipment worth one million US dollars to the Anti-Corruption Department at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) here on Saturday.


    New gym draws flak from official

    KABUL (PAN): A newly-constructed sports gymnasium was inaugurated in Kabul on Wednesday, but sports officials say the building is of poor quality and lacks the requisite facilities.


    Governor blamed for not helping anti-poppy drive

    KABUL (PAN): The Counter-Narcotics Ministry has lashed out at the Kandahar governor for not cooperating in efforts at eradicating opium poppies from the troubled southern province.

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    Afghans in control of Bagram from Saturday

    KABUL (PAN): Responsibility for the security of the largest US detention centre in Afghanistan will be formally handed over to Afghan authorities on Saturday, a Defence Ministry official said.


    New chief electoral officer vows fair election

    KABUL (PAN): The newly appointed chief electoral officer of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday officially assumed his office, while approximately 2,100 candidates registered to compete in the upcoming parliamentary vote, slated for September 18.