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    35m afs projects lunched in Laghman

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Work on two development projects has been launched in the Qarghayi district of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Thursday.


    Jihadi, state leaders to meet candidates tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former jihadi figures and leaderships of the three pillars of the state would be meeting the two feuding presidential candidates on Friday in a bid to end the political impasse that has paralysed the country.

    Security and Crime

    Police officers among 14 dead in Logar battle

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four policemen, including three officers, and 10 insurgents were killed during a fierce gun-battle near the capital of central Logar province on Thursday, officials said.


    Electoral crisis hits hard businesses in Khost

    KHOST City (Pajhwok): Residents of southeastern Khost province on Thursday complained the electoral tension had rendered many people jobless besides increasing insecurity.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Wardak collision death toll soars to 17

    MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Seventeen passengers have been killed and 35 others wounded in a head-on collision in central Maidan Wardak province, a local official said on Friday.

    Security and Crime,Social

    Man, girl gunned down in Ghazni clash

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The spouse of a female provincial council member was gunned down by a neighbour in revenge for the killing of his daughter in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.


    Fraud-tainted poll workers to be blacklisted

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Thursday decided to blacklist the officials who were found involved in rigging the polls.

    Security and Crime

    Gizab district may fall, Uruzgan governor warns

    TARINKOT (Pajhwok): The governor of central Uruzgan province warned on Thursday if the central government did not take urgent measures, Gizab district might fall to militants. 

    Security and Crime

    5 ANA soldiers, influential individual killed

    MAIMANA/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and an influential individual have been killed in separate security incidents in Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.


    Afghan footballers taste 2nd defeat in a row

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan footballers tasted a second defeat in a row in their Asian Games campaign on Thursday when they were defeated by Hong Kong 2-1 in South Korea.