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    Security and Crime

    70 militants eliminated, 578 detained: POP chief

    KABUL (PAN):  Seventy militants were killed, 578 detained and 27 others injured during more than 20,000 security operations conducted by the Public Order Police (POP) last year across Afghanistan.



    Security and Crime

    Afghan forces ready for night raids: MoD

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Defence on Saturday said the Afghan National Army (ANA) was ready to fully take control of night operations and an accord on the transfer was expected to be inked soon between Afghanistan and the US.



    Security and Crime

    70 policemen fired in western zone

    KABUL (PAN): Seventy policemen, including senior officials, were fired last week by the minister of interior as part of police reforms in western provinces, officials said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Foreigners among 540 held at Kabul airport last year

    KABUL (PAN): Officials said on Wednesday 540 people, including 28 foreigners, were arrested on different charges at the Kabul International Airport last year.



    Security and Crime

    6 Afghan soldiers among 9 killed in attacks

    KABUL (PAN): Nine people, including six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, two police officials and one fighter were killed in two separate incidents, officials said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    20 convicted of drug trafficking

    KABUL (PAN): At least 20 individuals were sentenced from two to 20 years in jail on charges of drug trafficking, a Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) official said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    Would-be suicide bombers among 14 detained

    KABUL (PAN): More than a dozen militants, including would-be suicide attackers, have been detained with explosives in different parts of the country, the spy service said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Security up in Kabul ahead of Nawroz festival

    KABUL (PAN): Strict security arrangements have been put in place as part of preparations for clebrating the Nawroz (Afghan New Year) festival, officials said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Govt trying to curb international role in polls: Abdullah

    KABUL (PAN): The National Coalition of Afghanistan on Monday accused the government of trying to limit the international community’s role in elections and other issues in the name of Afghanisation.



    Governance

    Afghans asked to be ready for challenges post-2014

    KABUL (PAN): Fearing political instability may plague the nation after foreign troops exit in 2014, top political figures and former jihadi leaders on Sunday urged Afghans to be ready to bolster the country’s defence.