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    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.



    Security and Crime

    3 rebel commanders dead in Kunar clash

    KABUL (PAN): Three Taliban commanders were killed and eight others fighters were wounded during a clash with Afghan commandos in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Transition from private security firms to police starts

    KABUL (PAN): The first phase of transition from private security companies to Afghan police got under way on Wednesday, officials said.



    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.