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    3,476 foreign troops fell as Afghan war turns 13

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  It has been 13 years since the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, a period that saw 3476 foreign troops falling and thousands others sustaining injuries.



    Governance

    4 ANA officers flee Italian barracks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) officers attending a training course in Italy have vanished and are believed to have fled to France, media reports said on Tuesday.



    Culture

    Hajj flights to start arriving tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Flights bringing back hajj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia would start arriving in the country tomorrow, an official said on Tuesday.  



    Security and Crime

    Kabul Bank scandal: Police swing into action

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul police have launched a massive operation to arrest those involved in the Kabul Bank scandal that nearly crashed the national economy, an official said on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    5 rapists due to walk to the gallows on Wednesday

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Ministry of Interior (MoI) official on Tuesday said five of the seven men convicted in the Paghman gang rape case were due to be sent to the gallows tomorrow (Wednesday).



    Governance

    All governors to work in acting capacity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani on Thursday directed all provincial governors to serve in acting capacity until their replacements were announced.



    Governance,Reconstruction

    Prez wants ring road built in 9 months

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has directed the authorities concerned to complete the mega “ring road’ project within the next nine months, an official said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Noor to respect replacement orders

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting governor of northern Balkh province Atta Mohammad Noor called on President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai at the President Palace on Thursday, a statement said.



    Security and Crime

    Arrest warrants out for Kabul Bank defaulters

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney-General Office (AGO) on Thursday ordered the arrest of all 19 defaulters of the now defunct Kabul Bank. The defaulters were earlier released on bail.



    Governance

    Benchmarks to be set for governors’ appointments

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Wednesday stressed the need for permanent budgets for provinces and the appointment of qualified individuals as governor.