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    ‘122-year-old man’ regrets disunity among Afghans

    PARAKH (Pajhwok): An elderly man, who claims to be 122-year-old, says Afghans enjoyed strong social bonds and respected each other and would settle their disputes in no time in the past.



    Governance

    Peace should top next president’s priorities: Massoud

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential advisor on tribal affairs Shahzada Massoud on Friday said peace should top priorities of the next president, who should take advantage of President Hamid Karzai’s 12 years experience.



    Security and Crime

    Civilians among 26 dead in Nuristan clash

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Armed insurgents attacked Afghan Local Police (ALP) posts in the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province, sparking a fierce gun-battle that left 26 people dead, the governor said on Friday.



    Education

    Taliban have closed all schools in Mianshin: official

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Insecurity, lack of healthcare services and schools are the main problems being faced by residents of the Mianshin district of southern Kandahar province, the district chief has said.



    Governance

    US welcomes vote audit resumption

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States on Thursday welcomed the announcement that the vote audit process would be resumed on Saturday, saying the immense undertaking required hard work and commitment from many people involved.



    Security and Crime

    78 rebels suffered casualties in Hesarak attacks

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A senior security official on Friday said 78 insurgents had been killed and wounded during clashes with security forces over the past one week in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province.



    Accidents & Disasters

    107 injured in accidents during Eid holidays

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): One person was killed and 107 others wounded in traffic accidents during Eid holidays in southeastern Paktia province, medics said on Friday.



    Reconstruction

    Power restored to Kandahar City, Lashkargah

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Cables carrying electricity from the Kajaki hydro power plant to Kandahar City and Lashkargah were repaired on Friday, about one and a half months later they were cut off during clashes between security forces and militants in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province.



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    4 girls injured in Pakistani shelling into Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Four children of a family were injured after Pakistani forces fired dozens of rockets landing in three districts of eastern Kunar province, security officials said on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    Mohammad Agha district mayor gunned down

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The mayor for Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province has been shot dead inside his home by suspected insurgents, police said on Friday.