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23 Daesh militants killed in Haska Mena battles

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Jul 25, 2017 - 01:31
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in eastern Nangarhar province said 23 Daesh or Islamic State militants and two security men were killed during a direct engagement in the Haska Mena district on Monday. Another four security men were wounded in the gun...
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10 civilians killed in Haska Mena drone strike

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Jul 24, 2017 - 21:29
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials and residents in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday said 10 people were killed and eight others wounded in yesterday’s US drone strike in Haska Mena district.
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Taliban car bomb attack in Kabul widely condemned

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Jul 24, 2017 - 20:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban-claimed car suicide bombing that killed and wounded dozens of people in Kabul on Monday drew widespread condemnation. At least 24 people were confirmed killed in the massive bombing that left another more than 40 wounded...
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15 mines ministry’s workers killed in Kabul blast

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Jul 24, 2017 - 19:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifteen employees of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) were among those killed in a powerful suicide car bombing in Kabul on Monday, an official said.
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Taliban teams check vehicles on Zaranj-Dilaram road

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Jul 24, 2017 - 18:26
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The Taliban have tasked their mobile teams with checking cars and passengers on the Zaranj-Dilaram highway in Khashrud district of southwestern Nimroz province, said local officials on Monday. Mohammad Hashim Noorzai, the district...
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25 killed, 53 injured in Lahore car bombing

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Jul 24, 2017 - 18:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): A suspected suicide killed at least 25 people and injured 53 others in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province, on Monday afternoon.
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Won’t impede development projects in Paktia: Taliban

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Jul 24, 2017 - 14:10
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The Taliban have promised they will not create problems for reconstruction and development projects in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, locals said on Monday. Abdullah, a tribal leader, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Faryab: 130 pro-govt fighters surrender to Taliban

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Jul 24, 2017 - 13:20
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): As many as 130 pro-government uprising members have joined the Taliban in the Kohistan district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday. Abdul Karim Yourish, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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24 people killed, 42 injured in Kabul suicide bombing

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Jul 24, 2017 - 09:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 24 people were killed and more than 42 others wounded as a result of a powerful suicide car bombing near Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq’s residence in Kabul on Monday. Najib Danish, spokesman for...
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44 inmates released from overcrowded Nimroz prison

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Jul 23, 2017 - 18:41
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Forty-four prisoners have been released from the central jail in southwestern Nimroz province, said officials on Sunday. Governor Mohammad Sami said the 44 prisoners were released from the jail in Zaranj, the provincial capital, in...
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Death toll in Haska Mena drone strike climbs: source

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Jul 23, 2017 - 17:21
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Government officials on Sunday provided different accounts about casualties after a US drone struck participants of a prayer service in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province. The airstrike took place this...
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Trapped forces face death, 5 Faryab districts may fall: PC

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Jul 23, 2017 - 17:10
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Public representatives in northern Faryab province on Sunday said some 200 security men and uprising forces faced death after being besieged by the Taliban in Kohistan district. The Taliban overran a neighborhood in Kohistan...
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12 police, 21 Taliban killed in Kandahar battles

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Jul 23, 2017 - 16:49
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Twelve policemen and 21 Taliban insurgents have been killed during separate incidents of violence in southern Kandahar province, local officials said Sunday. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News that dozens of...
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Polio vaccination drive kicks off amid security threats

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Jul 23, 2017 - 15:50
JALALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security hurdles still exist in the way of a polio vaccination campaign in eastern Nangarhar province, where 13,000 children may be left out again, said officials on Sunday. A three-day drive kicked off in the province on...
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Children among 6 civilians injured in Helmand explosion

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Jul 23, 2017 - 14:16
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least six civilians, including five children. were wounded in a blast in southern Helmand province on Sunday, an official said. The explosion took place in the Momin area of Nawa district this morning, the governor’s...
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Resurgent Taliban seize Kohistan, Taywara districts

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Jul 23, 2017 - 10:08
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents have overrun the Lowlash area of the Kohistan district centre of northwestern Faryab province, officials acknowledged on Sunday. Elsewhere in the north, the militants captured Taywara district after fierce...
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Taliban slay 7 hostages, hold captive 33 more

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Jul 22, 2017 - 20:03
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents have killed seven of the 70 civilians they kidnapped on Thursday in Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province.
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WJ secretary referred to AGO on graft charges

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Jul 22, 2017 - 18:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga’s first deputy speaker on Saturday introduced the lower house secretary to the Attorney General Office (AGO) over embezzlement and employment of hundreds of people illegally, allegations rejected by the secretary...
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Taliban closing in on Khanabad centre: public reps

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Jul 22, 2017 - 16:39
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A public representative on Saturday said the Taliban were closing in on the centre of Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province, calling on the government to pay urgent attention to the situation. The Provincial Council (...
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Daesh kill 3 own fighters over ‘links’ with Afghan forces

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Jul 22, 2017 - 16:20
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group has shot dead three of its fighters in Qush Tepa district of northern Samangan province over alleged collaboration with Afghan security forces, local officials said on...
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