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4 would-be suicide bombers killed in S. Afghanistan
KABUL, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Four would-be suicide bombers were killed as their explosive device went off prematurely in Taliban former stronghold the southern Helmand province with Lashkar Gah as its capital 555 km south of national capital Kabul on Saturday night, according to a statement of Interior Ministry released here Sunday.

Afghan police ambush kills 12 militants
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- A dozen Taliban militants were killed and six others sustained injuries as police laid ambush against militants in Kunduz province with Kunduz city as its capital 250 km north of Kabul on Sunday, a local official said.

30 militants give up fighting in Afghan province
MAIMANA, Afghanistan, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- A total of 30 armed Taliban militants gave up fighting and resumed normal life in Qaisar district of Faryab province with Maimana as its capital 425 km northwest of Kabul on Saturday, deputy to provincial police chief Mohammad Naeem Andarabi said Sunday.

Gas cylinder explosion leaves 1 dead in Mazar-e-Sharif city
Khaama Press October 19, 2014
A relatively heavy explosion rocked Mazar-e-Sharif city in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan on Sunday afternoon.

BSA, SOFA Agreements Sent to Parliament for Ratification
TOLOnews.com By TOLOnews.com October 18, 2014
Chairman of the Global Affairs Commission at the House of Representatives said that the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) and Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) have been sent to the House of Representatives on Saturday afternoon for review.

China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral dialogue calls for efforts for peace, stability
ISLAMABAD, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral dialogue on Sunday expressed its aim to further increase and strengthen links among the three neighboring countries to bring peace, security and stability to the region.

In Afghanistan’s unfinished war, civilians pay the price
Stars and Stripes By Josh Smith October 18, 2014
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - Mohammad Wazir is 12. Or maybe 13. He doesn’t know for sure.

Qamaruddin Shinwari named Afghanistan’s new Attorney General
Khaama Press October 19, 2014
According to reports, Qamaruddin Shinwari has been named as the new Attorney General by President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

Afghanistan progress offers reasons for optimism, pride
The Times Herald October 18, 2014
I had the honor of speaking recently to the United States Institute of Peace for its 30th anniversary celebration.

Government Unable to Collect Debt From Sherpoor Homeowners
TOLOnews.com By Zabhiullah Jahanmal October 18, 2014
Homeowners in the Sherpoor area of Kabul owe the Afghan government over 10 million USD but are refusing to pay up, according to local officials.







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