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    Security and Crime

    6 ANA solders, 4 rebels killed in violence

    MAIDAN SHAHAR/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and four insurgents have been killed and five others, including students, wounded in different security incidents in central Maidan Wardak and eastern Kunar provinces, officials said Wednesday.



    Governance

    Contenders’ teams claim breakthrough in talks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A joint commission of the two presidential candidates on Wednesday claimed concluding their assigned work but two thorny points were left to be decided by the contenders themselves, officials said.



    Governance

    Vote audit resumes after 3 hours delay

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote audit process has been resumed following a three-hour delay on Wednesday, an official said. 



    Security and Crime

    PC runner allegedly held with drugs

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three people, including a leading provincial council runner, were detained with 300 kilograms drugs in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    US warns against extra constitutional actions

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States warned against any extra-constitutional actions by any stake holders in Afghanistan, asserting that such a move would have an impact on financial and security support of the US.



    Governance

    Afghanistan urged to lift travel ban on NYT reporter

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States urged the government of Afghanistan to lift the travel ban on a reporter from The New York Times.



    Business & Economics,Features

    Most mining companies found violating laws, regulations

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Most mining companies have yet to keep their pledges to protect environment and deliver social services for people living close to the mining areas, experts said.



    Governance

    Karzai upgrades Paktika provincial status

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has upgraded southeastern Paktika to a 2nd grade province, an Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) official announced on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    Abdullah representative stabs 4 election workers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Four Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers were attacked with knives by a representative of presidential runners Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday, an official said.



    Governance

    Abdullah supporters stab 3 election workers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers were attacked with knives by supporters of presidential runners Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday, an official said.