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    Foreign troops can operate in 3 legal areas

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government has outlined three legal areas in the bilateral security agreement for foreign troops’ operations in Afghanistan, a presidential spokesman said on Saturday.



    Governance

    'Afghan forces may get combat enabler support'

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama has newly decided that American troops “may provide combat enabler support” to Afghan forces post-2014 in limited circumstances to prevent detrimental strategic effects on them.



    Governance

    Body formed to investigate fraud in elections

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chairman of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said Saturday a committee had been formed to investigate officials allegedly involved fraud and rigging in the April elections.



    Governance

    France to help build women health care centre

    KABUL (Pajhwok): French Ambassador to Kabul Jean-Michel Marlaud on Saturday promised construction of a health care centre for women in the capital Kabul.



    Security and Crime

    Bomb-making expert killed by own explosives

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A Taliban’s mine-making expert was killed in a blast caused by his own explosives in the Shindand district of western Herat province on Saturday, police said.



    Governance

    Paktia security, economy improve a lot : Official

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The spokesperson of Paktia governor on Saturday claimed considerable improvement in security and economic situation of the strategically important southeastern Paktia province.



    Governance

    No breakthrough in talks on new Cabinet

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Talks between President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah were underway to form the new Cabinet ahead of the London Conference, but there has been no breakthrough, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    2 security forces, 10 rebels dead in Kamdish fight

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Saturday that hundreds of militants carried out coordinated attack on Kamdish district of eastern Nuristan, and the ensuing battle left two Afghan security forces and 10 militants dead.



    Governance

    Peace needs broader national consensus: Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday said peace and security in Afghanistan needed a broader national consensus, vowing to introduce reforms in government sectors in consultations with Afghans.



    Security and Crime

    Ex-Bagram detainees lead battles in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Police said Taliban commanders, who had been released from the Bagram Jail in central Parwan province, currently spearheaded battles against government forces in southern Helmand province.