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Security & Crime

Faryab IDPs ask govt to help them return home

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Sep 19, 2017 - 02:11
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Families who fled violence in Pashtunkot district and now living in the capital of northwestern Faryab province say the government should ensure security in their areas in order they could return.
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Teenage Faryab girl hangs herself to death

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Sep 18, 2017 - 20:39
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A 19-year-old girl has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside her home in the Pashtunkot district of northwestern Faryab province, a security official said on Monday. The security official, who wished to go unnamed...
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6 civilians killed in Kandahar roadside bombing

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Sep 18, 2017 - 19:35
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six civilians were killed in a roadside bombing in Aman district of southern Kandahar province on Monday, the governor’s spokesman said. The explosion occurred in Haji village of the district at around 4pm, Fazal Bari...
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Civilians among at least 10 dead in Ghazni airstrike

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Sep 18, 2017 - 18:31
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials on Monday said seven militants were killed in an airstrike in southern Ghazni province, while local residents said four civilians also suffered casualties in the incident. Governor’s spokesman, Arif Noori, told...
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Paktika Reserve Battalion personnel warn of quitting

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Sep 18, 2017 - 15:29
SHARAN (Pajhwok): The Reserve Battalion personnel in southeastern Paktika province have accused security bosses of handing over Gomal district to the Taliban and treating them unfairly. St. Serg. Abdul Rahman, commander of the first Platoon of the...
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Pakistanis among 12 rebels killed in Nangarhar offensive

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Sep 18, 2017 - 11:16
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen Daesh (Islamic State) militants, including Pakistanis, have been killed during operations in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Attullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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15 Jawzjan villages cleared of Taliban rebels

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Sep 17, 2017 - 19:57
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Security forces cleared 15 villages from Taliban insurgents in two districts of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Abdul Dayan Andrabi, 209th Shaheen Military Corps deputy commander, said since...
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ALP personnel kill high school teacher in Paktia

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Sep 17, 2017 - 19:22
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel killed a high school teacher and injured his two family members after attacking their home in Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said Sunday. Zurmat district police...
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Concerns rise over youth missing in North Wazirstan

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Sep 17, 2017 - 17:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): Concerns over the missing and arresting of the youth in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region by the military have increased. In this regard, Pashtun nationalist leader Afrasyab Khattack said some youth and civil society...
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Conflict in north has morphed into tribal war: Hekmatyar

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Sep 17, 2017 - 16:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) chief says the conflict in northern parts of the country has morphed into tribal warfare. Gulbadin Hekmatyar expressed the view during a meeting with tribal elders and youth from Balkh province...
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8 police, 6 Taliban killed in Ghazni clash

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Sep 17, 2017 - 15:32
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Eight police and six Taliban insurgents have been killed during an hours-long clash in Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday. Police spokesman Fahim Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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Teenage girl found dead; ANA soldier killed in Faryab

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Sep 17, 2017 - 15:26
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A 19-year-old girl was found dead on Sunday in the capital of northwestern Faryab province, where Taliban insurgents killed an Afghan soldier, officials said. Police said the young woman’s body was found in the limits of the 3th...
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4 civilians dead, 14 wounded as blast rocks Khost City

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Sep 17, 2017 - 13:26
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed and 14 others wounded as a result of a landmine explosion in southeastern Khost province on Sunday, an official said. Police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took...
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152 Taliban eliminated in Kunduz last month: Gen. Qadiri

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Sep 17, 2017 - 13:02
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 152 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 70 others wounded during operations in northeastern Kunduz province last month, an official claimed on Sunday. Brig. Gen Noorullah Qadiri, newly appointed commander of the...
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Main Afghan-Pakistan border crossing reopened

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Sep 17, 2017 - 08:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has reopened the border crossing with Afghanistan at Torkham, two days after a grenade attack on paramamilitary troops in the dusty town. Shut on Friday, the main Durand Line crossing was reopened late on Saturday after a...
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After deadly attacks, Kabul Green Zone being expanded

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Sep 17, 2017 - 08:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US plans expanding the Green Zone in Kabul to include most Western embassies, some government ministries and NATO and American military headquarters in the protected area, a media report said on Sunday. The Kabul City Compound,...
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6 policemen killed in Taliban attack on checkpoint

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Sep 16, 2017 - 13:22
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Six policemen manning a check-post have been killed and two others captured by the Taliban insurgents in northwestern Badghis province, local officials said on Saturday. The check-post was located on the Qala-i-Naw-Herat...
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5 fighters dead in Daesh-Taliban clash in Nangarhar

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Sep 16, 2017 - 13:09
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three Daesh (Islamic State) and two Taliban fighters have been killed during a clash in eastern Nangarhr province, an official said on Saturday. Attullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the gunbattle...
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Weapons, ammunition stolen from police depot in Takhar

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Sep 16, 2017 - 13:04
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Four police officers have been arrested on the charge of stealing weapons from the Kafgan district police station in northeastern Takhar province, an official said on Saturday. Police spokesman Maj. Abdul Khalil Aseer told Pajhwok...
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