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    Kabul mayor wants children involved in cleanliness

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Mayor Eng. Mohammad Yunus Nawandesh on Sunday said the Kabul Municipality had published thousands of books for children to create awareness among them about keeping the environment clean.

    Security and Crime

    Foreign soldier dies from non-battle injury

    KABUL (PAN): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldier died from a non-battle injury in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said Tuesday.

    Security and Crime

    Multiple explosions, gunfire shake Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Bursts of gunfire and several heavy blasts rocked the capital soon after suicide bombers entered a luxury hotel in a high-security neighbourhood on Sunday, officials and witnesses said.

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.