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    Taliban’s governor among 14 killed: NDS

    KABUL/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Fourteen militants, including the Taliban-nominated governor for northern Badakhshan province, have been killed, the Nationa

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    Freed Taliban men were influential commanders

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Released in return for the only US captive soldier in Afghanistan from the Guantanamo Bay prison and taken to Qatar on a military plane, the five Taliban detainees were influential commanders during their regime ousted in 2001.


    Govt determined to ensure poll security: NSC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The government planned to ensure elections security by focusing on improving the situation in insecure provinces, the Presidential Palace said on Sunday.


    Contenders’ multiplicity seen as a threat to polls

    KABUL (PAN): The Fikar wa Amal Jirga on Friday called the multiplicity of presidential runners as the biggest challenge to Afghanistan’s landmark elections in 2014.



    Hekmatyar calls for sparing non-combatants

    KABUL (PAN): Voicing his strong aversion to federalism in Afghanistan, the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan chief on Tuesday asked his supporters to spare non-combatants.


    US vows support for Afghan army, air force

    KABUL (PAN): US Central Command (CENTCOM) chief Gen. Lloyd James Austin III, currently on a visit to Afghanistan, called on President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, the Presidential Palace said on Sunday.


    Karzai offers Pakistan anti-terror cooperation

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Monday denounced deadly bomb attacks in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces, bordering Afghanistan.

    Accidents & Disasters

    21 Taliban killed in Wardak incidents

    KABUL (PAN): At least 21 Taliban were killed and 10 others wounded during separate incidents over the past 24 hours in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Thursday.


    Qatar to help pave way for Taliban-govt parleys

     KABUL (PAN): Supporting the Afghan-led reconciliation campaign, Qatar promised on Monday it would help pave the way for talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

    Security and Crime

    No hand in attack on Red Cross office: Taliban

    KABUL (PAN): The Taliban on Friday denied their involvement in a recent attack on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in the eastern city of Jalalabad.