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Nad Ali district police chief killed in rebels attack

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Sep 23, 2017 - 19:19
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Police Chief of the Nad Ali district in southern Helmand province was killed in militants attack late on Saturday, an official said.
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Child killed, 12 wounded in Faryab mortar fire

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Sep 23, 2017 - 17:48
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A child was killed and 12 other people were wounded as mortar shells allegedly fired by Taliban insurgents hit civilian homes in Pashtunak district of northern Faryab province, officials said on Saturday. A security source told...
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15 militants killed in Laghman, Nangarhar airstrikes

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Sep 23, 2017 - 17:22
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 15 Taliban and Daesh militants have been killed in airstrikes in eastern Lagham and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Saturday. Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News that...
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8 soldiers injured as military convoy ambushed in Faryab

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Sep 23, 2017 - 16:51
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Eight security personnel, including seven commandos, have been wounded in a militants’ attack on the forces convoy in northwestern Faryab province, a reliable source said on Saturday. Over one hundred armored military tanks,...
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Foreigners among 31 militants killed in Ghazni airstrikes

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Sep 23, 2017 - 15:49
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least 31 Taliban insurgents have been killed during airstrikes in Nawa and Awghaz districts of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday. Mohammad Hanif Rezaee, spokesman for the 203rd Thunder Military Corps,...
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4 police killed, 2 posts captured by Taliban in Orgun district

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Sep 23, 2017 - 15:43
SHARAN (Pajhwok): At least four policemen have been killed, seven others wounded and two security posts captured by Taliban in the Orgun district of northeastern Paktika province, officials said on Saturday. A security official, who wished to go...
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Jawzjan: 20 killed, wounded in Taliban-Daesh clash

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Sep 23, 2017 - 15:38
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 20 people have been killed or wounded in a clash between Taliban and Daesh militants in the Qosh Tepa district of northwester Jawzjan province, officials said on Saturday. The district's administrative chief, Aminullah...
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Afghan forces to receive 6,500 Humvees from US

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Sep 23, 2017 - 14:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Indiana-based US firm has been awarded a $45.8 million contract for the procurement of 6,576 supplemental High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles for the Afghan forces. A news item on the manufacturer's website, quoting the...
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Ghani orders AGO to probe discriminatory letter

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Sep 23, 2017 - 12:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has directed the Attorney General Officer (AGO) to investigate a letter containing discriminatory remarks found in the Office of Administrative Affairs. Some days back, a letter from the office's telegram...
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For pension benefits, widows of soldiers forced to give sexual favours

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Sep 23, 2017 - 12:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some widows of Afghan security personnel killed in action were forced to offer sexual favours to officials before they could receive pension benefits, says a US watchdog report. US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan...
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5 police killed, 8 wounded in Taliban attack on checkpoint

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Sep 23, 2017 - 12:34
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Five policemen manning a check-post were killed and eight others wounded in a Taliban attack in southern Ghazni province on Saturday, an official said. Mohammad Arif Noori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Band-i-Amir Dragons clinch Shpageeza League title

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Sep 23, 2017 - 12:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): Band-i-Amir Dragons have defeated Mis Ainak Knights by four runs in an action-packed final to clinch the Shpageeza Cricket League title in Kabul. In Friday's thriller, Band-i-Amir Dragons skipper Rashid Khan won the toss and elected...
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2 shot dead, elderly man beaten up in Faryab

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Sep 23, 2017 - 11:38
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two people were shot dead by unidentified gunmen while an elderly man was severely beaten by an upraising group commander in northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Saturday. Local officials said the two men were killed in...
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Farayb: 8 militants killed as security forces retake village

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Sep 23, 2017 - 10:50
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least eight Taliban insurgent have been killed and Bukhar-i-Qalah village recaptured by security forces during an operation in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday. Col. Amir Mohammad, an official of the...
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12 Taliban killed, 17 wounded in Kunduz battle

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Sep 22, 2017 - 17:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): A dozen Taliban militants were killed and 17 others wounded during an hours-long gun-battle with security forces in northern Kunduz province on Friday.
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2 Nazyan children killed, 3 injured in Pakistani shelling

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Sep 22, 2017 - 12:27
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two children were killed and three others wounded after Pakistani forces fired more than three dozens of mortar shells into eastern Nangarhar province. At least 37 mortars were fired from across the border into Spinajai, Sapo,...
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3 civilians killed in special forces raid on Jalalabad home

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Sep 22, 2017 - 12:15
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan Special Forces killed three civilians during a raid on a home in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, witnesses said on Friday. One of the witnesses told Pajhwok Afghan News on the condition of anonymity that the...
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500 volunteers to help maintain Muharram security

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Sep 21, 2017 - 18:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul Garrison says as many as 500 youngsters are ready to keep security for religious places during Muharram mourning days alongside security forces. Lt. Gen. Afzal Aman Aman, acting director general of the Kabul Garrison, on...
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Arabs among 18 Daesh men killed in Kunar

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Sep 21, 2017 - 17:38
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least 18 Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed in two separate airstrikes in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Thursday. Kunar police chief Maj. Gen. Juma Gul Himmat told Pajhwok Afghan...
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On Peace Day, Abdullah asks Taliban to reconcile

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Sep 21, 2017 - 17:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday said unity and co-existence could help the people of Afghanistan achieve durable peace and stability in their country. Addressing a gathering marking International Peace...
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