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    Vote audit: EWA warns against hasty decisions

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Election Watch Afghanistan (EWA) on Monday said more transparency in all stages of the vote audit and invalidation process could guarantee success of the electoral process and warned against making decisions in haste.



    Security and Crime

    Massive attack on Musa Qala HQ repulsed

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Security forces repulsed a massive overnight attack by Taliban militants on the headquarters of Musa Kala district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.



    Governance

    UN appraises candidates on polls audit progress

    KABUL (Pajhwok):The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday met with presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.



    Governance

    Abdullah’s new warning puts elections in peril

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Reform and Unanimity team, led by presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, on Monday warned it would withdraw from the political process if its demands were not met by Tuesday.



    Governance

    Zakhilwal briefs candidates on economy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on Monday briefed presidential contenders Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on the country's economic situation.



    Security and Crime

    12 dead in US drone strike, explosion

    ASADABAD/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Ten militants and two civilians were killed in the CIA-operated drone attack and explosion in different parts of the country on Monday, an official and eyewitness said



    Security and Crime

    Drive to collect illegal arms underway in Khost

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces have launched a massive drive to collect illegal weapons in southeastern Khost province, the police chief said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    2 smugglers held; narcotics torched in southwest

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police detained two men along with 200 grams of drugs close to Iran border in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Monday.



    Security and Crime

    2 civilians, 4 rebels killed in clashes

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Two civilians, four rebels have been killed and ten people, including two policemen, have been wounded during incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said Monday.



    Governance

    Vote audit in final stages, results soon: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday informed that the vote audit process was about to be completed and that the results of presidential runoff election would be announced soon.