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    2 civilians injured in Kabul explosion

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two civilians were wounded in a bomb explosion in this heavily-fortified central capital on Saturday evening, officials said.


    Karzai condemns boys' deaths, orders probe

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Strongly condemning Thursday's gun attack on volleyball playing boys in Laghman, President Hamid Karzai has ordered a probe into the deaths and assistance to the bereaved families, his office said on Friday.

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    4 bombers killed in botched Nimroz attack

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Three suicide bombers were shot dead and a fourth blew himself up during a botched attack on a district intelligence office in southwestern Nimroz province on Tuesday, an official said.


    HIA to name preferred presidential candidate soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) led by Gulbadin Hekmatyar would soon announce a decision on supporting a particular candidate in the April presidential election, a senior leader of the faction said on Tuesday.

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    Magnet bomb hits ISAF vehicle in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A vehicle of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was hit by a magnet bomb in the 10th police district of Kabul on Saturday night, a security official said.


    Prince Karim Agha Khan calls on Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): The spiritual leader of the Ismaili community Prince Karim Aga Khan called on President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Saturday.


    FEFA to hire 10,000 poll observers

    KABUL (PAN): Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FFEFA) chief Nader Naderi on Tuesday said the watchdog would appoint 10,000 observers for the April presidential and provincial council elections across the country.

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    Drone strike kills leading Taliban commander

    KABUL (PAN): A leading Taliban commander killed in a US drone strike on Tuesday in eastern Kunar province, an official said.


    Niaz Mohammad Amiri new Logar governor

    KABUL (PAN): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Monday appointed Niaz Mohammad Amiri as new governor of central Logar province.

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    Haqqani’s son murdered in Islamabad

    KABUL (PAN): A son of the Haqqani Network’s leader has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, a militant leader said on Monday.