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    Governance,Security and Crime

    Karzai denounces Panjwai explosion

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday denounced a bomb attack that left seven civilians killed in southern Kandahar province.

    Security and Crime

    64 rebels, 11 soldiers killed in wave of violence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Saturday said that 64 rebels and 11 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers had been killed in different security incidents in the past two days.


    ISIS chief lived in Kabul during Taliban rule

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The head of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, is said to have spent considerable time in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime and served as a member of the Ishaq Group.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Protestors close airport gate for hours

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Protestors on Friday closed for traffic roads leading to the Kabul International Airport for six hours, asking the international community and United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to help resolve the election deadlock.

    Business & Economics

    High gas prices blamed on smuggling


    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday linked high gas prices to its smuggling to Pakistan, saying the petroleum and gas department had lost $57 million in revenue as a result.

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    Badghis tribal feud leaves 3 dead, 5 injured

    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): At least three people have been killed and three others injured in a clash between two tribes in the Muqur district of northwestern Badghis province, an official said Thursday.


    Kabul police chief not suspended: MoI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday rejected reports regarding the suspension of Kabul police chief, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zahir, an official said.


    6th edition of Quran exhibition begins

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The sixth edition of the Holy Quran exhibition was launched in the capital Kabul on Monday, organisers said.

    Security and Crime

    Motasim seeks change in Taliban’s approach

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former Taliban leader Agha Jan Mutasim said on Monday fighting against foreign forces has slowed down, asking the militants to change their approach toward security personnel and common Afghans.

    Security and Crime,Education

    State-run varsities to stay shut till Aug. 2

    KABUL (Pajhwok): All state-run universities would remain shut till August 2, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) announced on Monday.