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    Governance

    $3.6m TV trucks still under tarps in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The State Department is funding a contractor $3.6 million for three mobile television trucks that cost a lot more than expected and were delivered two years behind schedule, a US federal watchdog said on Friday.



    Sports

    Afghans score 2nd win in U-16 Elite Cup

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Defending champions Afghanistan scored their second consecutive victory in their Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-16 Elite Cup match in Qatar on Friday, an official said.



    Culture

    Action sought over blasphemous article

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Scores of residents protested on Friday against the publication of a blasphemous article in a Kabul-based newspaper.  



    Security and Crime

    Farah intelligence officer gunned down

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): An intelligence officer was gunned down in an attack in western Farah province, officials said on Friday.



    Governance

    Provincial council poll results today

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An official of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has indicated the final results of provincial council polls will be announced today (Saturday).



    Security and Crime

    5 civilians dead in Khogyani gun attack

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five civilians including children were killed and two others injured on Friday morning when gunmen opened fire on a car in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    2 policemen killed, 3 injured in Kapisa

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two Public Order Police personnel have been killed and three others wounded in separate incidents in central Kapisa province, an official said on Friday.



    Governance

    Priz pledges better Helmand security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai promised on Friday his administration would take effective measures to improve the security situation in southern Helmand province.



    Security and Crime

    Russian held in Afghanistan to be tried in US

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Russian citizen, who is currently held at a detention facility in central Parwan province, would be transferred to the United States for trial by a federal court, a report said on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    Strike over Hazara killings cripples Quetta

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province was paralysed by a strike on Friday, a day after the killing of nine members of the minority Hazara community.