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Poll panel receives flood of election complaints

KABUL: At least 8,000 complaints relating to the October 20 legislative election have been so far registered, the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission said Tuesday, adding that most of the complaints were for the Independent Election Commission’s employees. Most of the complaints were about violations and fraud made by the election …

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Counter narcotic police arrest 81 drug traffickers

In a major drug busts, counter narcotic police have apprehended eighty one drug traffickers in a series of stings over past month, said the country’s anti-narcotic authority on Tuesday. The Court of Criminal Justice Task Force said that its primary court has indicted 81 drug dealers including two women in …

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45 Taliban insurgents killed in offensives

Security and defense forces launched anti-Taliban operations in different provinces, killing more than 45t insurgents and wounding 13 others over past day, said the military. A statement said that Afghan National Army (ANA) conducted anti-terrorist crackdowns and clearance operation in collaboration with the Afghan National Police (ANP) and intelligence forces …

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Pence calls Ghani, touts successful elections

AT-KABUL: US Vice President Mike Pence has called President Ashraf Ghani, where he congratulated him over conducting a successful Wolesi Jirga elections that majority of Afghans casted their votes, disregarding the Taliban threat, and also condemned assassination of Gen. Raziq. “He (Pence) congratulated the Afghan people on the steady advance …

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Editorial: Mullah Biradar mystery

Co-founder of Taliban Tehrik Mullah Abdul Ghani Biradar is imprisoned in Pakistan for undone sin since 2010. He was picked up by personnel of security agencies while he was making attempt for reconciliation between Afghan government and Taliban Movement leaders. At same days, another Pakistani militant leader Latif Mehsud was …

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Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Kunduz, Baghaln

At least 49 Taliban fighters were killed and 36 others wound during Afghan forces raid in northern Kunduz and Baghlan provinces in the past 24 hours, said officials. During clashes and artillery attacks 34 insurgents including inelegance member of Taliban Qari Haroon, Qari Abdullah and Qari Yasin were killed in …

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Opposition slams massive irregularities during polls

Opposition of the government – touted as National Coalition of Afghanistan – on Monday heaped scorns on large-scale discrepancies and maladroit management of polls which deterred voters and political parties during the two-day voting. Delays in opening polling stations, discrepancies in voter lists, and faulty biometric devices sparked cynicism and …

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