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IECC Drops 35 Names from Final List of Candidates for Parliamentary Elections

The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has removed 35 names from the final list of candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections. The names of the candidates were removed after a special investigation commission reviewed the complaints against the possible candidates for having links with illegal armed individuals and groups.  The …

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Taliban Shadow District Governor Killed in Badakhshan Province

At least three militants including Taliban’s shadow district governor for Shohada district were killed and two others wounded by Afghan forces in Badakhshan province, officials said Thursday. According to security officials in 209th Shaheen military corps, Taliban’s Shahdow district governor Hamdullah Sangaryar was traveling with his militants from Baharak district …

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Ghani Inaugurates Kapisa Power Project

President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday inaugurated Gul Bahar sub-station in Mahmoud Raqi, the capital of Kapisa province. The Presidential Palace in a statement said that the sub-station will provide electricity for 30,000 families in the province. The statement added that President Ghani inaugurated the project in the presence of local …

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Using Biometric Tech in Election Process Is Time-Consuming: ARG

Presidential Palace (ARG) has rejected the proposed plan of the political parties on using biometric technology in upcoming parliamentary and district council elections, saying usage of a biometric system is time-consuming and will prevent having timely elections.  Changing the election system, allowing political parties to oversee the election process and the …

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U.S. Airstrike Kills Afghan Forces in Logar

An American airstrike killed more than ten Afghan security forces during intense fighting with the Taliban in Azra district of Logar province, official said Tuesday. The chief district of Azra, Hamidullah told Ariananews that the security forces were killed after they called for air support from foreign forces. Shamshad Larawi, …

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