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    3 million trees planted in 3 years in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul Municipality has so far planted nearly three million trees during the past three years in central Kabul province, an official said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    NDS: 262 bombers held in 40 days

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy service claimed on Thursday security forces had detained 262 would-be suicide bombers over the past 40 days and that foreign militant groups and intelligence agencies had been attempting to sabotage the elections last Saturday, but failed.


    Senators call for transparent vote count

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hailing Saturday’s presidential and provincial polls as a success, the Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday asked the electoral institutions to announce the outcome based on genuine votes.


    BSA signing likely before power transfer

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani on Monday hinted the Bilateral Security agreement (BSA) with the US could be concluded before transition of political leadership.


    NAI calls for responsible poll coverage

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Media support organisation NAI and the Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) on Thursday urged news outlets to report possible terrorist attacks in a responsible way so that people were not scared. 

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Unity urged to make elections a success

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Agenda Foundation (NAF) on Tuesday suggested creation of a body involving all presidential candidates to forge national unity and make the elections successful.

    Security and Crime

    5 suicide bombers killed after 4-hour battle

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A suicide attack on a foreign guest house in Kabul ended with the killing of all five bombers on Friday evening, Deputy Minister of Interior Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi said.


    Rahmonov stresses non-interference policy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmonov on Thursday said celebrating the new solar year highlighted the common culture of regional countries besides boosting ties among them.


    Nawroz festival begins in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A ceremony marking the Nawroz festival got under way at the Presidential Palace in Kabul with the Afghan national dance called Atan on Thursday morning.