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The Afghan National Football Team defeated Bhutan 3-0 in its first match of the 2013 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup on Monday evening in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Haroon Fakhruddin (#12) scored the first goal for Afghanistan in the '37 minute of the game off a shot that rebounded off the post of the Bhutan goal. The two Group B opponents went into half time with the score line at 1-0, with Afghan side having dominated possession.
While many have expressed anxieties about the security challenges facing next spring's elections, security officials of northern Baghlan province on Monday assured that they had were ready with a plan to ensure effective election security in the province.
Asadullah Shirzad, Baghlan Provincial Police Chief, emphasized that the Afghan Local Police (ALP), Afghan National Police (ANP) and the Afghan National Army (ANA) in Baghlan were geared up to provide proper security at voting centers across the province.
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