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    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    ANSA unveils building codes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Most of recently constructed buildings are in violation of relevant rules and regulations, the Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) said on Tuesday, introducing national building codes.

    Security and Crime

    No justice for civilians killed by NATO: Amnesty

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A New York-based human rights watchdog on Monday said the families of thousands of Afghan civilians killed by US/NATO forces had been left without justice.

    Security and Crime

    4 killed, 35 wounded in Kabul bombing

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed and more than 35 wounded in a powerful explosion in the sixth police district of central capital Kabul province on Sunday.