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    Kunduz warlords, govt offices owe 100m afs to DABS

    KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Some warlords and government departments owed more than 100 million afghanis in unpaid electricity bills to the power utility in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Kunduz roadside bombings claim 15 lives

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 14 people were killed in a powerful roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province on Monday afternoon, an official said.


    Sherzai dubs Karzai govt as most corrupt

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Gul Agha Sherzai on Saturday dubbed the Karzai administration as the most corrupt government and promised a determined fight against graft if won the elections.  


    Civil society seeks 2-month lull in peace bid

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Condemning the killing of a journalist in a militant attack on the Serena hotel in Kabul last week, civil society activists and journalists on Thursday called on the government to announce a boycott of peace talks with insurgents for a period of two months.

    Security and Crime

    5 dead, 20 injured in Kunduz suicide attack

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber attacked spectators of a Buzkashi competition in northern Kunduz province on Tuesday, killing five civilians and wounding 20 others.


    Abdullah blasts Karzai’s remarks on Crimea

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday criticised President Hamid Karzai’s stance on Russia's annexation of Crimea as a flawed foreign policy goal.

    Security and Crime

    20 rebels surrender in Ghor, Kunduz

    CHAGHCHARAN/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty militants joined the peace process in western Ghor and northern Kunduz provinces on Wednesday, officials said.

    Security and Crime

    Protestors seek end to violence against women

    KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): In a rare show of unity, hundreds of women from northeastern provinces on Saturday asked the parliament to approve a draft law for the elimination of violence against females.

    Security and Crime

    Bomb defused near Ahmadzai rally venue

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Police detained two persons after a bomb was defused near the venue where presidential contender Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was to address a public gathering in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday.

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    Hundreds get access to safe drinking water

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A safe drinking water scheme, benefiting more than one thousand families, has been completed in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday.