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    Man killed, child injured in Kabul gunfire

    KABUL (Pajhwok): One person was killed and a child was injured after gunmen loyal to a lawmaker opened fire at supporters of a rival lawmaker in the Pul-i-Charkhi area east of Kabul on Wednesday afternoon, eyewitnesses said.

    Security and Crime

    Waziristan operation in Afghanistan’s interest: Azimi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Tuesday said the Pakistan Army’s operation against militant hideouts in North Waziristan region was in the interest of Afghanistan and the entire region.


    Draft money laundering law lands in Senate

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The draft anti-money laundering law, already approved by the Wolesi Jirga, would be placed before the Meshrano Jirga next week for endorsement, an official said on Tuesday.


    Afghanistan’s population put at 28.1m

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Central Statistics Organisation (CSO) on Monday put Afghanistan’s population at 28.1 million, gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 6.4 percent and inflation rate at 5.6 percent in year 2013.


    Border surveillance stepped up: Dunford

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan and American forces are prepared for any effects of the ongoing military operation in Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan, including extremists seeking refuge in the landlocked country, a senior US military commander said on Tuesday.


    Options being mulled to counter attacks: MoFA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) made clear on Monday Afghanistan would consider options to counter Pakistani rocket attacks if the issue was not resolved through diplomatic channels.


    29 complaints filed against election workers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The election watchdog on Sunday said it had so far received 275 complaints, including those lodged over the telephone, about fraud in the runoff presidential election.

    Security and Crime

    Residents rally against ballot paper shortage

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The residents of Sarobi district of Kabul on Saturday rallied against the shortage of ballot papers in yesterday’s runoff elections, demanding action against the officials who had deprived them of their voting right.


    New govt to ensure media freedom: Nai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The head of NAI, an organisation that supports free media in Afghanistan, on Thursday asked both presidential contenders to ensure more media freedom after the election.

    Business & Economics

    Fuel, sugar & gold prices up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of fuel, sugar and gold went up during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.