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    President phones Sri Lankan counterpart

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai, who cancelled a three-day visit to Colombo due to a deadly attack on Afghan troops in eastern Kunar province, telephoned his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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    Burqa-clad suicide bombers killed in Sarobi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three burqa-clad bombers and one policeman were killed as a result of a suicide attack on the Sarobi district police headquarters in central Kabul province early Friday morning, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    Abdullah’s convoy comes under attack in Sarobi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Wednesday said gunmen attacked a convoy carrying presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and his supporters in the Sarobi district of Kabul province.


    Taliban's Dubai meeting urges home-grown solution

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former Taliban leaders and military commanders, who met in the UAE, have called for the initiation of an intra-Afghan dialogue to end the ongoing conflict, saying their doors were open to opponents, including the Afghan government, for talks.


    Czech Republic offers facilities to Afghan students

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Czech Republic on Saturday promised offering education facilities to Afghan students, the Presidential Palace in Kabul said.  

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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.

    Security and Crime

    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.