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    Security and Crime

    Pair who sworn to kill 40 persons held

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Police on Tuesday claimed arresting two individuals involved in a series of terrorist activities in western Herat province.



    Education

    Education improves in insecure Kapisa towns

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Most of the problems facing the education sector in militancy-hit districts of central Kapisa province have been resolved for the first time during the past 12 years, teachers and students say.



    Social

    Many historic Zabul sites lie in neglect

    QALAT (Pajhwok): Many historic sites in southern Zabul province are on the verge of collapse, warn locals and officials of the Information and Culture Department, stressing their preservation.



    Governance

    US praises India’s Afghan development efforts

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday praised India’s developmental activities in Afghanistan as part of New Delhi’s commitment to regional stability.



    Security and Crime

    Casualties as Hesarak clashes continue

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Armed insurgents launched attacks on several security posts in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning, with both sides suffering casualties, officials said.



    Governance

    US-supplied weapons missing in Afghanistan: SIGAR

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in a report released on Monday said tens of thousands of excessive AK-47 assault rifles and other weapons the Pentagon supplied to Afghan security forces since 2004 have gone missing.



    Security and Crime

    Karzai’s cousin killed by suicide bomber

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A powerful cousin of President Hamid Karzai was killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber posing as guest set off his explosives at his residence in the Dand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said.



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    Takhar records bumper wheat crop this season

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Wheat crop yield witnessed a 40 percent increase this season in northern Takhar province as compared to the last year’s harvest, growers and officials say.



    Culture

    Obama greets Muslims on Eidul Fitr festival

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Greeting Muslims across the globe on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, US President Barack Obama on Sunday said the festival celebrated common values that united humanity and reinforced obligations people of all faiths had towards each other.



    Governance

    UNAMA wishes all Afghans Eid Mubarak

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has extended its greetings to all Afghans celebrating Eidul Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.