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    10 dead in attack on IEC office in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ten people, including five gunmen, were killed on Tuesday when a regional office of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul came under attack.



    Security and Crime

    Last year bloody for security forces: Azimi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces suffered many fatalities during the last solar year, when militant attacks drastically surged, the Ministry of Defence spokesman said on Tuesday.



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    Candidates warned against violating campaign rules

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday warned presidential and provincial council candidates of stern legal action if they violated rules governing electioneering.



    Governance

    Fahim’s state funeral tomorrow in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The state funeral ceremony of Late Vice-President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim will take place in the capital Kabul on Tuesday, the government announced, declaring three days of national mourning from Monday.



    Culture

    Journalists end strike as senior medic apologise

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Journalists on Friday called off their strike after they were assured action against doctors who allegedly harassed and beaten a reporter in western Herat province.



    Governance

    Mourning over Kunar fatalities urged

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of civil society activists and journalists on Wednesday asked the government to announce nationwide mourning over the Kunar incident, in which 21 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed.



    Governance

    24 more polling centres secured: MoI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Sunday 24 more polling stations had been secured in northern Sar-i-Pul and eastern Laghman provinces.



    Security and Crime

    Rebels out to disrupt polls: ANA commander

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Militants are using all possible tactics to disrupt the April presidential and provincial council elections, a security official said on Monday.



    Governance

    Protesters call for early BSA signing

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of civil society activists held a protest demonstration in front of parliament on Wednesday demanding early inking of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), protesters said.



    Governance

    20,000kg of ammonium nitrate seized in Paktika

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy service on Monday said 20,000 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, used in explosives, had been seized in southeastern Paktika province.