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    748 polling sites to stay shut

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) security body on Sunday announced that 90 percent of polling stations across the country would remain open on April 5.



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    Fair ballot key to bright future: Mohammadi

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Defence Minister Gen. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi reiterated on Sunday security forces had adopted all possible measures to conduct elections in a peaceful environment.



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    16 more polling sites secured in Sar-i-Pul

    SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Sixteen polling stations facing a high security threat have been secured in northern Sar-i-Pul province, the governor claimed on Sunday.



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    Foreign observers pulling out; EU team stays

    KABUL (Pajhwok): International election observers are preparing to leave Kabul following a string of deadly Taliban attacks in the heart of the central capital, a source said on Sunday.



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    5 Afghan soldiers among 9 killed in violence

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and four militants have been killed in separate security incidents, officials said on Sunday.



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    5 Afghan soldiers among 9 killed in violence

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and four militants have been killed in separate security incidents, officials said on Sunday.



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    Senator’s bodyguard gunned down

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen on a motorbike on Sunday shot dead a personal bodyguard of Senator Gul Ahmad Azami, candidate for the provincial council.



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    Attacks won’t derail elections: Amarkhel

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Afghans remain committed to holding transparent polls and rebel assaults would not deter them from pursuing their objective, an official said.



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    Italian held with drugs at Kabul airport

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Police arrested an Italian citizen with drugs at the Kabul International Airport, officials said on Sunday.



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    9 insurgents blown up by own bombs

    GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Nine armed rebels were killed and two police injured in three separate incidents in southern Ghazni province, the interior ministry said.