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    Nabil appointed as acting head of NDS

    KABUL (PAN): Rahmatullah Nabil has been appointed as acting chief of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan spy service, the government announced on Saturday.


    HPC asks Pakistan to free more Taliban leaders

    KABUL (PAN): The High Peace Council (HPC) on Friday said the agenda of President Hamid Karzai's visit to Pakistan included the release of several Taliban leaders, including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

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    Pakistani beggars seen as spying

    KABUL (PAN): There are concerns among some circles that foreign beggars, particularly Pakistanis, may be involved in working for their spy services and moral corruption.

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    Thousands policewomen needed for poll duty: Patang

    KABUL (PAN): Acting interior minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang on Thursday said thousands more policewomen would be required to keep security for female polling centres, saying the election security plan had been finalised.

    Security and Crime

    Chinese deaths being probed: official

    KABUL (PAN): The Interior Ministry on Monday said an investigation had been launched and a Chinese man being questioned by police over the circumstances surrounding the deaths of three Chinese in Kabul.

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    Afghan-US security pact a bilateral subject: NATO

    KABUL (PAN): NATO officials on Monday said signing the proposed security agreement between Afghanistan and the US was a mutual contact between the two countries and the alliance would welcome and support it.


    Taliban should've opened office in Afghanistan: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): Once again inviting the Taliban to peace talks, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said their signs, flags and banners would not have been removed if they had opened a political office in Afghanistan instead of Qatar.

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    Nangarhar police leadership referred to judiciary

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Wednesday said it had introduced the police leadership of eastern Nangarhar province to the judicial organs for conducting a security operation against professional techniques.

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    Security beefed up nationwide for Eid

    KABUL (PAN): Additional forces have been deployed to sensitive areas, along busy roads and picnic points as part of a special security plan for Eidul Fitr festival across the country, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced on Wednesday.

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    Efforts on to make secure all polling sites: MoI

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday said 259 polling centres marked as insecure would have little impact on the entire election process.