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Pro-Taliban Pakistani cleric walks out of jail

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Jan 16, 2018 - 10:45
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A pro-Taliban Pakistani militant leader has walked out of the Peshawar Central Prison after imprisonment of more than eight years. Maulana Sufi Mohammad, head of the outlawed Tehreek Nifaz-i-Shariat Mohammadi (TNSM), was released...
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2 rockets fired at diplomatic missions in Kabul

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Jan 16, 2018 - 10:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two missiles landed in sensitive areas of the high-security capital on Monday night, officials said on Tuesday. However, the rocket strike caused no casualties. One rocket fell on the road near the Canadian Embassy while another hit...
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74 prisoners released from Nangarhar jail

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Jan 15, 2018 - 21:41
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seventy-four prisoners, including two women, were released from the central jail in eastern Nangarhar province in compliance with a presidential decree issued on the occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi.
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4 tribesmen killed in clash over Helmand land dispute

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Jan 15, 2018 - 21:19
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least four civilians have been killed and six others wounded during a clash with Taliban militants over a land dispute in Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday. Omar Zwak, the Helmand...
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Staff safe as rocket hits Indian Embassy rear side

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Jan 15, 2018 - 21:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): A rocket landed in the premises of Indian Embassy in Kabul this evening, but there were no casualties, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said, adding that all employees are safe. Foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar...
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Reconcile or face death, Nicholson tells insurgents

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Jan 15, 2018 - 19:59
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): US and NATO forces top commander in Afghanistan Gen. Nicholson on Monday asked the Taliban to either reconcile with the Afghan government or face death.
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6 soldiers killed, 2 surrender to Taliban in Faryab

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Jan 15, 2018 - 19:29
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed and two others surrendered to the Taliban in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.
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4-member Taliban group busted in Helmand raid

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Jan 15, 2018 - 18:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel have arrested a four-member Taliban group in the Marja district of southern Helmand province, a statement from the Spy-Network said on Monday. Headed by Naseer, the Taliban...
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Thousands of Dasht-i-Archi students out of school

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Jan 15, 2018 - 18:01
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A number of schools in the Dash-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province have been closed due to recent spike in insecurity, affecting thousands of students. The residents of the district demand the government reopen the...
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4 Taliban held with 500kg of explosive in Samangan

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Jan 15, 2018 - 17:20
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Four Taliban militants have been captured with 500 kilograms of explosives devises in northwestern Samangan province, an official said on Monday. Police spokesman 2nd Lt. Muneer Rahimi told Pajhwok Afghan News the detainees included...
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Daesh fighters killed in Nuristan, Kunar airstrikes

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Jan 15, 2018 - 17:20
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least three Daesh -- or so-called Islamic State (IS) -- rebels have been killed in during an airstrike in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Monday. Mohammad Saeed Momand, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok...
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5 policemen killed in Farah attack

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Jan 15, 2018 - 13:58
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Five policemen have been killed and two others injured in militants attack on police check-post in western Farah province, local residents said on Monday. Gul Aqa, the resident of locality said, insurgents stormed check-post at...
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Illegal commander kills 2 individuals in Ghor attack

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Jan 15, 2018 - 11:41
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Two individuals have been shot dead by an illegal gunman in western Ghor province, residents said on Monday. Pictures of the victims, obtained by Pajhwok Afghan News, show they were killed by the leader of irresponsible gunmen in...
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Nangarhar begins issuing passports via post office

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Jan 14, 2018 - 23:46
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nangarhar on Sunday became the country’s first province to issue electronic passports through postal offices, instead of police headquarters.
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3 killed or wounded as Daesh clash with Taliban in Jawzjan

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Jan 14, 2018 - 20:56
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Three Daesh militants suffered casualties during a clash with Taliban rivals in Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province, officials said Sunday.
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Casualties as violence escalates in various parts

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Jan 14, 2018 - 17:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and three police and as many Taliban militants were wounded in separate incidents of violence, officials said on Sunday. The three Taliban were wounded when a bomb they were shifting from one place to...
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17 Daesh insurgents killed in Nangarhar

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Jan 14, 2018 - 15:43
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 17 Daesh or so called Islamic State (IS) insurgents have been killed during operations in two districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Sunday. A statement from the governor’s house received by Pajhwok...
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2 women gunned down in Faryab; probe launched

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Jan 14, 2018 - 14:57
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two women have been killed by unidentified gunmen in Maimana, the capital of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Sunday. Provincial police spokesman Abdul Karim Yourish told Pajhwok Afghan News Shah Jahan, 40, and...
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Faryab power transmission line cut 52 times in 9 months

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Jan 14, 2018 - 14:37
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The main power transmission line in northwestern Faryab province has been cut 52 times over the past nine month as a result of armed clashes between security forces and Taliban militants, an official said on Sunday. Syed Abdul...
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Nepotistic MoI appointments behind insecurity: MPs

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Jan 13, 2018 - 19:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday blamed ‘nepotistic appointments’ in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) behind widespread corruption within the ministry and insecurity in the country. Musa Khan Nasrat, who represents western...
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