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Afghan casualties surge by 39pc in October

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Nov 06, 2017 - 15:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 2,500 people were killed and wounded in 169 attacks across Afghanistan in October, indicating a 39 percent increase in casualties compared to September. In September, 1,800 people had suffered casualties in 203 attacks...
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Massive corruption happens at MoE: survey

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Oct 27, 2017 - 09:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): ‘Widespread corruption’ is alleged in the Ministry of Education’s hiring and contract bidding processes besides sexual harassment of female workers, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt.
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No timeline to US’s Afghan commitment: Envoy

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Oct 26, 2017 - 17:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): US envoy in Kabul Ambassador Hug Llorens has said there is no pre-determined timeline governing the US commitment to Afghanistan. In his remarks about on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s travel to the region, the Special Chargé d’...
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Senators demand inquiry into IECC tussle

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Oct 24, 2017 - 22:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): Reacting to the removal of five Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC)’s secretariat employees, some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday called for an inquiry into the matter. On Monday, IECC head Abdul Aziz Aryai said the...
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85pc of drinking water in 10 provinces contains E. coli

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Oct 11, 2017 - 11:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Drinking water in 10 provinces of the country is 85 percent polluted with the E. coli bacteria, according to a survey calling for serious steps, especially raising public awareness, to address the public health issue. E. coli is a...
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Afghan casualties down 40 percent in September

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Oct 08, 2017 - 14:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 1,800 people were killed and wounded in hundreds of attacks across Afghanistan in September, indicating a 40 percent decrease in casualties compared to August. There was no considerable decrease in the number of attacks...
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Employment plan not fully implemented: IARCSC report

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Oct 03, 2017 - 20:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Of every three posts created under the Employment Strategy over the last six months, one has been filled. One of every five appointees is a woman, with youth grapping most of the positions amid growing complaints.
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Only 3 public entities well-reputed in access to info law

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Sep 27, 2017 - 19:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Though a majority of people in Afghanistan consider the law on access to information as vital, yet more than half of them are unaware about the law while only three of government’s 27 departments have good reputation in this regard.
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Kabul municipal services sub-par, survey finds

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Sep 26, 2017 - 08:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Public satisfaction with the services of Kabul Municipality is fair in most of the municipality’s districts where public cooperation has somehow improved but generally, the level of satisfaction with municipality services is sub-...
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In August, more than 3,000 suffered casualties

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Sep 06, 2017 - 16:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 3,000 people were killed and wounded in Afghanistan in August, when 215 attacks took place, showing a 10 percent spike in casualties compared to the corresponding period last year.
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24,500 people lost lives, suffered injuries in last 12 months

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Aug 06, 2017 - 16:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): On average, 67 people were killed and injured daily in Afghanistan in the past 12 months, with one-fourth of the casualties happening in October and July this year. Pajhwok reports shows 13,997 people were killed and 10,489 wounded...
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June attacks leave over 1,600 killed & wounded in Afghanistan

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Jul 04, 2017 - 15:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): In total 839 people were killed and another 783 wounded in Afghanistan last month, when 172 attacks took place, showing a 16 percent decrease in assaults and a 46 percent decline in casualties compared to May, Pajhwok has learnt. In...
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Afghan, Pakistani officials to meet after Eid

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Jun 14, 2017 - 13:19
QUETTA (Pajhwok): Afghan and Pakistani military officials have agreed to resolve the issue of border villages through negotiations which will be held after Eid ul Fitr. The decision came during a flag meeting in the Afghan border town of Vesh Mandi...
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ISI supports terrorism in Afghanistan: Muhajir Congress

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Jun 14, 2017 - 09:13
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Alleging that ISI has been using Pakistani soil to plan terror attacks in Afghanistan, the newly formed World Muhajir Congress (WMC) in a letter to President Ashraf Ghani has extended its full support in his fight against...
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Afghan women have more say in money that they earned themselves than property in marriage

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Jun 13, 2017 - 12:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The proportion of women who have the authority of spending money that they earned themselves is higher than those having personal properties in Afghanistan, a survey reveals. “ The Demographic Survey of Afghanistan ,” a joint...
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3,000 people suffered casualties in May attacks

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Jun 05, 2017 - 21:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): Around 3,000 people suffered casualties in 205 attacks across Afghanistan in May, with one-fifth of the assaults happening in Kabul. The statistics indicate a 58 percent increase in attacks and a 39 percent spike in casualties in...
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April saw Afghan conflict killing nearly 1,500

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May 06, 2017 - 10:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Around 2,200 people suffered casualties in 130 attacks in Afghanistan in April, showing a five percent decrease in attacks but casualty rate surged by 32 percent, compared to March. A Pajhwok reports show the insurgents carried out...
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2,200 civilians killed and wounded in 1st quarter of 2017

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Apr 27, 2017 - 15:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly 2,200 civilians have been killed and wounded during the first three months of 2017, showing a rare decline in civilian casualties, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in its quarterly report released last...
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Investment in agriculture can accelerate economic growth, generate jobs

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Apr 06, 2017 - 12:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite its huge economic potential, both government and private investors have neglected agriculture for over a decade. Around four percent of private investment in Afghanistan in the past 14 years has gone to the agriculture...
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March proves brutal than February, 984 killed

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Apr 06, 2017 - 09:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 1,600 people suffered casualties in Afghanistan last month (March), showing a 13 percent surge over February’s toll, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt.
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