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    Security and Crime

    21 tonnes of drugs set alight in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 20 tonnes of drugs were torched in Kabul on Wednesday when officials said Afghanistan needed international assistance in the fight against narcotics -- a top priority of the new government.



    Governance

    Protesting candidates say their mandate stolen

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Protesting provincial candidates and their supporters on Tuesday staged a rally in Kabul, accusing the election commissions of fraud and asking court to take action against those involved in vote rigging.



    Security and Crime,Social

    Kabulis scared by increasing rocket strikes

    KABUL CITY (Pajhwok): Increasing rocket and magnetic bomb attacks have worried Kabul residents, who believe lack of deterrence and coordination among security forces allows such assaults.



    Security and Crime,Social

    Kabulis scared by increasing rocket strikes

    KABUL CITY (Pajhwok): Increasing rocket and magnetic bomb attacks have worried Kabul residents, who believe lack of deterrence and coordination among security forces allows such assaults.



    Governance

    Lawmakers smell a rat in mining contracts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday said the process of awarding contracts for mine extraction had long been lacking transparency and accountability.



    Security and Crime

    4 soldiers killed, 12 wounded in Kabul blast

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and a dozen others wounded in a bomb attack on their bus in Kabul on Tuesday morning, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.



    Governance

    Provincial election results likely this week

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Blaming the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) responsible for delay in the provincial council election results, the poll panel on Monday indicated the outcome might be announced this week.



    Business & Economics

    2 senior Kandahar officials suspended

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works on Tuesday said two department heads in southern Kandahar province had been suspended for violating a law recently approved by the Cabinet.



    Accidents & Disasters,Social

    Major roads to be kept open in winter

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) announced on Tuesday that all roads including the busy Salang highway would be kept open in the long winter season.  



    Security and Crime

    Hanged men's bodies released to families

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The corpses of five men executed a day earlier at the Pul-i-Charkhi prison and of a notorious criminal Habib Istalif were on Thursday handed over to their families, an official said.