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ICC prosecutor seeks probe into Afghan war crimes

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Nov 20, 2017 - 23:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Judges were Monday requested by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to authorize an investigation in Afghanistan of allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda requested the...
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Resolve Pakistani aggression via diplomacy: Activists

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Nov 20, 2017 - 20:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): Civil society activists on Monday held a protest gathering in Kabul to condemn rocket shelling from Pakistan into eastern Kunar province, asking the government to resolve the issue through diplomatic channels.
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Taliban annually earn $200m from drug trade: Nicholson

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Nov 20, 2017 - 20:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): US and Afghan forces in a rare development jointly pounded Taliban’s heroin processing factories in southern Helmand province, the world’s largest opium producing region, officials said on Monday.
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Maiden joint Afghan-NATO airstrikes hit drug labs

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Nov 20, 2017 - 18:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan and NATO forces have jointly launched a countrywide anti-narcotics operation in Afghanistan for the first time, the Presidential Palace said on Monday. A statement from the Presidential Palace said peace and stability would...
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Taliban blocks Maimana-Jawzjan highway for traffic

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Nov 20, 2017 - 15:59
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban blocked the Maimana-Jawzjan highway for traffic on Monday, leaving many people on both sides of the road, passengers said. The driver of a passenger vehicle, wishing to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News dozens of...
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18 Daesh eliminated in Nangarhar airstrike, clash

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Nov 20, 2017 - 15:37
جلال اباد (پژواک، ۲۹ لړم ۹۶): د ننګرهار چارواکي وايي چې د دغه ولایت په اچين او چپرهار ولسواليو کې د هوايي بريدونو او وسله والو نښتو له امله د يوه قوماندان په ګډون ۲۲ داعش وسله والو ته مرګ ژوبله اوښتې ده.
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2 women, as many children mysteriously killed in Farah

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Nov 20, 2017 - 13:00
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Two women and as many children have been found dead under mysterious circumstances in western Farah province, an official said on Monday. Police spokesman Iqbal Bahir told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces found the bodies...
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75 militants killed in Herat fresh offensive

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Nov 20, 2017 - 12:23
هرات (پژواک، ٢٩عقرب ٩٦): در نتيجۀ عمليات نيروهاى امنيتى در ولسوالى شيندند هرات، ٧٥ مخالف مسلح كشته شده و٢٥تن ديگر زخم برداشته اند.
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2 police wounded in Helmand suicide bombing

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Nov 20, 2017 - 09:33
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Two policemen were slightly wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Marja district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday. Police spokesman Abdul Salam Afghan said the explosion took place in front of police...
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Daesh restricted to limited areas in Nangarhar

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Nov 19, 2017 - 19:11
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A military commander on Sunday said operations against Daesh or Islamic State group were underway in four districts of eastern Nangarhar province.
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Daesh destroys graves in Jawzjan cemeteries, suffers losses in clash

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Nov 19, 2017 - 18:53
SHEBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Five Daesh rebels have been killed during a clash with security forces while the insurgents have destroyed graves in the Darz Ab district of northern Jazjan province, an official said on Sunday. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Faqir...
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‘Stop Iran from sending Afghans to Syria-Iraq wars’

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Nov 19, 2017 - 15:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): A splinter Taliban faction, led by Mullah Rasoul, has asked the international community and Islamic countries to pressure Iran to stop sending Afghans to the wars in Syria and Iraq. A statement from the Mullah Rasoul group slammed...
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14 dead, as many injured in Farah clashes

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Nov 19, 2017 - 15:20
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Six policemen and eight Taliban insurgents have been killed during overnight clashes in western Farah province, an official said on Sunday. Police spokesman Iqbal Bahir told Pajhwok Afghan News the clashes broke out after...
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7 militants blown up by own bomb in Kunduz

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Nov 19, 2017 - 15:12
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least seven Taliban insurgents have been killed and three others injured in a blast caused by their own bomb in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday. Police spokesman Anamuddin Rahmani told Pajhwok Afghan...
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27 people freed from Taliban jail in Helmand

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Nov 19, 2017 - 12:01
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Twenty-seven people have been released from the Taliban jail in the Nawzad district of southern Helmand province during security forces raid, an official said on Sunday. Maj. Abdul Qader Bahadorzia, spokesman for 215th Maiwand...
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Fleeing armed robbers kill a man in Kabul

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Nov 19, 2017 - 11:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Armed robbers managed to escape after killing a young man in the capital Kabul on Sunday morning, an official said. The incident took place near Panjsad Family square in the limits of 15th police district of Kabul around 7am, Basir...
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Insurgent activities up by 13pc this year: MoD

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Nov 18, 2017 - 18:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Saturday said that the insurgent groups this year intensified their activities in an attempt to transfer their centres from Pakistan to Afghanistan; however, they were frustrated. Maj. Gen...
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2 men killed inside Zabul Justice Department

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Nov 18, 2017 - 15:52
QALAT (Pajhwok): A man shot and killed two persons inside the Justice Department of southern Zabul province and made his escape good on Saturday, police said. The alleged killer and the deceased men arrived at the Justice Department to file a legal...
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Security forces claim gains in Helmand operation

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Nov 18, 2017 - 15:31
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Several areas have been claimed cleared of Taliban militants in Marja district of southern Helmand province as a result of an ongoing military operation, officials say. There has been no resistance from insurgents during the...
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Suicide jacket, weapons seized in Kabul raid

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Nov 18, 2017 - 14:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Personnel of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) have recovered a jacket used for suicide bombing, weapons and explosives in capital Kabul, the Spy-Network said in a statement on Saturday. Ten magnetic bombs adjust with...
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