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    Accidents & Disasters

    44 dead, hundreds trapped in Badakhshan snow

    KABUL/FAIZABAD (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members, representing northern Badakhshan province, on Wednesday said that hundreds of people remained buried under heavy snow after a massive avalanche killed at least 44 people in the rugged mountainous region.



    Security and Crime

    Tajik sentenced to 20 years in jail on drug charges

    KABUL (PAN): A primary court of the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) has sentenced a foreign citizen to 20 years in jail on the charge of smuggling alcoholic beverages, an official said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Foreign troop presence termed insult to Islam

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Front, voicing its opposition to US military bases in the country, on Saturday strongly condemned the Quran burning incident at the Bagram airbase and called foreign troops’ presence an insult to Islam.



    Security and Crime

    7 Afghan soldiers injured in Nimroz, Badghis

    KABUL (PAN): Seven Afghan National Army (ANA) have been wounded in separate incidents in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    60 judges convicted on bribery charges

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced 60 judges on charges of corruption to jail, cash fine and termination of services.



    Security and Crime

    175 linked to violence detained: MoI

    KABUL (PAN): Up to 175 people have been detained over the past one week on charges of involvement in disruptive and criminal activities, as well as drug trafficking, in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    MoI worker shot dead US military officers

    KABUL (PAN): Two American advisors were killed by a Ministry of Interior (MoI) employee who managed to escape, the ministry said on Sunday, a day after all NATO-led troops were withdrawn from all ministries in Kabul.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Prayer leaders ask for restraint, patience

    KABUL (PAN): Prayer leaders and religious scholars in Kabul and other parts of the country on Friday condemned the alleged burning of the Quran by foreign soldiers. However, they urged the people to avoid violent demonstrations.  



    Security and Crime

    Hundreds of insurgents join peace process

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Nearly a dozen groups, comprising 380 insurgents, joined the peace process as a result of efforts by intelligence officials, the spy service said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Senate OKs budget, recommends cuts

    KABUL CITY (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga, recommending cuts worth more than 12 billion afghanis ($0.24 billion), on Tuesday approved the draft budget for the current fiscal year.