WASHINGTON (PAN): As the Afghan security forces takes up the challenging task of leading the national security, it is a testing time for ANSF, a top Pentagon official told lawmakers, adding that so far the returns are very good.
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Seven people were killed and several others, including women and children, were injured when a suicide bomber struck a restaurant in southern Ghazni province late on Wednesday, an official said.
BAMYAN CITY (PAN): At least 17 schoolgirls were brought to hospital for possible poisoning in central Bamyan province on Wednesday, a day after 75 schoolgirls fell sick after a suspected poisonous gas attack in northern Faryab province, officials said.
LASHKARGAH (PAN): As many as 47 insurgents and five policemen have so far been killed during deadly clashes entering a third day on Wednesday in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, the governor said.
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said it was concerned about suicide attacks, but the assaults could not represent any strategic threat to the security transition process and the 2014 elections.