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Security & Crime

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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High-level Kabul delegation begins probe in Achin airstrike

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Jan 13, 2018 - 18:47
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A high-level delegation from Kabul has arrived in eastern Nangarhar province to investigate a deadly US airstrike on an Afghan militia force in the Achin district, an official said Saturday.
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Taliban kill HIA commander’s sons in Ghor clash

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Jan 13, 2018 - 18:07
FEROZ KOH (Pajhowk): Two sons of a former Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) commander have been killed and he injured in a clash with Taliban insurgents in western Ghor province, an official said Saturday. Gunmen loyal to Taliban commander Abdul Hamid...
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23 Taliban, 4 ANA troops dead in Kandahar battle

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Jan 13, 2018 - 16:19
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): At least 23 Taliban attackers were killed during an hours long battle with Afghan National Army (ANA) troops in southern Kandahar province, an official said Saturday. Four ANA troops were lost to the clash in Ghorak district,...
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Taliban out to foment ethnic trouble in Ghazni: Governor

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Jan 13, 2018 - 15:29
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Ghazni province on Saturday accused the Taliban of stirring up tribal disputes. However, the militant group rejected the allegation. Governor Abdul Karim Mateen told reporters here the Taliban, in...
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At least 4 soldiers among 11 killed in Helmand attack

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Jan 13, 2018 - 13:10
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and seven Taliban insurgents have been killed in a clash in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Saturday. A reliable source, speaking on condition of...
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8 Afghan nationals detained in Balochistan raids

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Jan 13, 2018 - 10:32
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Eight Afghan refugees have been detained in different areas of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, The arrests came in a string of raids by the Frontier Corps (FC) on Friday -- days after a suicide bomber killed seven...
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2 killed, 6 injured in Ghor blast

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Jan 12, 2018 - 15:30
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and six others injured in a suicide blast in Ferozkoh, the capital of western Ghor province, on Saturday, an official said.
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16 held in connection to different crimes in Kabul

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Jan 12, 2018 - 15:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Sixteen suspected individual have been arrested in connection to kidnapping, smuggling of 100 kilograms explosives, drug smuggling and carjacking, officials said on Saturday. Brig. Gen. Haqnawaz Haqyar, deputy head of safety at the...
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8 rebels killed, weapons destroyed in Helmand, Laghman raids

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Jan 12, 2018 - 12:46
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight Taliban have been killed in airstrikes in southern Helmand and eastern Laghman provinces, and official and a statement said on Friday. Governor spokesman Sarhadi Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News Afghan Air Force (AAF)...
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Watchdog pessimistic about timely Wolesi Jirga polls

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Jan 11, 2018 - 20:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Election Reform Advocacy Group (ERAG) and the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Thursday termed the resumption of the Selection Committee’s work against the law.
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Motorists offer bribe to avoid number 39 curse

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Jan 11, 2018 - 20:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): Many motorists who apply for registration of new cars pay bribe to avoid the much-hated double digits “39” in their car number plates.
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US soldier injured in clash with Daesh in Nangarhar

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Jan 11, 2018 - 17:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): A US soldier was injured on Thursday during a clash with suspected Islamic State militants in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, the military alliance said. But Attaullah Khogyani, the Nangarhar governor’s spokesman,...
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64 HIA inmates released from Pul-i-Charkhi, Bagram prisons

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Jan 11, 2018 - 17:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): Sixty-four prisoners of the Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Thursday released from Pul-i-Charkhi and Bagram prisons, an official said on.
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Khost police recapture Taliban-hijacked vehicles

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Jan 11, 2018 - 16:59
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces have recaptured military vehicles hijacked by militants during an operation in southeastern Khost province, an official said Thursday.
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25 rebels killed in Faryab airstrikes, Taliban deny

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Jan 11, 2018 - 15:53
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least 25 Taliban insurgents have been killed in airstrikes by foreign forces in northern Faryab province, where separately five other militants shunned insurgency, police said on Thursday.
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Teenage girl hangs herself to death in Faryab

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Jan 11, 2018 - 15:36
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A 17-year-old girl has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Qaisar district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Thursday.
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6 policemen killed in Helmand’s Nawa district

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Jan 11, 2018 - 15:14
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Six policemen have been killed in a Taliban attack in Nawa district of southern Helmand province, officials said Thursday.
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Commander among 20 militants killed in Nangarhar operation

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Jan 11, 2018 - 14:12
جلال اباد (پژواک، ۲۱ مرغومی ۹۶): د ننګرهار ولايت سيمه یيز چارواکي وایي چې افغان ځانګړو ځواکونو په خوږياڼو ولسوالۍ کې د عملياتو پر مهال د يوه قوماندان په ګډون شل وسله وال طالبان وژلي دي.
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5 policemen killed in Kunduz attack

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Jan 11, 2018 - 13:00
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Five policemen have been killed in the Taliban attack in the Dasht-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Majid Hameedi told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban...
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