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    Afghan airlines allowed to fly Hajj pilgrims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan's airlines have been allowed to transport pilgrims to Saudi Arabia (SA) for performing the Hajj ritual, an official said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Private company chief shot dead in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead the head of a private company in the 10th municipality district of Kabul on Monday, an official said.



    Health

    Japan donates 40 ambulances to MoPH

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nation International Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday delivered 40 ambulance, donated by Japan, to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).



    Security and Crime

    MoD says no talks with rebels in Helmand

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Rejecting reports of talks with militants, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Sunday said the troops were carrying out operations in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province.



    Health

    Polio vaccination campaign launched

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 8.9 million children below five years of age would be administered polio drops during the first round of the fall polio vaccination campaign, the Ministry of Public Health said on Sunday.



    Governance

    MoI spurns SIGAR report on missing arms

     

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Saturday rejected as groundless an American watchdog’s report about the disappearance of some weapons provided to Afghan security forces.



    Security and Crime

    Efforts on to build close police-public liaison

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Efforts are ongoing to keep police from developing contacts with political parties or politicians and make the force develop coordination with the masses, an official said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Unity govt idea draws flak from tribal council

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The southeastern tribal council on Thursday slammed the formation of a coalition government in the name of a national unity set-up as compromise on people’s votes, an official said.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Fire partially damages school in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ghaza Boys School in the the Shakardara district of Kabul on Thursday caught fire, leaving some equipment completely damaged, officials said.



    Governance

    2 injured as inmates clash with jail guards

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Taliban inmates clashed with security guards inside the Shiberghan jail in northern Jawzjan province, setting the logistic part on fire on Wednesday.