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    Blast rocks capital, causing no casualties

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A powerful explosion was heard Tuesday night in the heart of Kabul, where four soldiers were killed in a bomb attack in the morning, police said.



    Governance

    Unity govt to prove its mettle in London

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Tuesday said his administration would prove its worth at the upcoming London Conference.



    Security and Crime

    ANA soldier guns down civilian in Uruzgan

    TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Dozens of residents on Tuesday staged a protest against an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier who allegedly killed a young man in central Uruzgan province.



    Governance

    5 former ministers facing corruption charges

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Five former ministers have been referred to the top court on charges of corruption and misuse of power, a spokesman for the Attorney-General Office (AGO) announced on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Sacrilegious opinion piece being probed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Tuesday vehemently denounced a profane article published in a Kabul-based daily as an insult to the entire Muslim Ummah.



    Governance

    Anti-drug strategy a failure: Mubarez

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Counter-narcotics Minister Din Mohammad Mubarez on Tuesday acknowledged the government’s strategy was a failure and so far no proper effort had been made in this regard.



    Governance

    Youth group seeks new faces entry into politics

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Youth Network (YN) on Tuesday asked the national unity government to help introduce new faces in the country’s politics.



    Governance

    Senate, NAI seek action over profane article

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Upper house members and a free media advocacy group, NAI, on Tuesday condemned the publication of a blasphemous article in a local English daily, urging print media to refrain from hurting religious sentiments.



    Security and Crime

    38 rebels perish in Kandahar offensive

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 38 militants have been killed during operations in the Panjwai and Maiwand districts of southern Kandahar province, police said on Tuesday.