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3 civilians dead, 4 injured in Kabul car bombing

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Mar 17, 2018 - 10:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three civilians were killed and four others injured in a suicide car bombing in capital Kabul on Saturday morning, an official said. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), confirmed the bombing that...
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4 ANA soldiers escaped from Taliban prison

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Mar 16, 2018 - 16:06
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have escaped from Taliban prison in Dara-I-Mangal district of central Logar province on Friday, an official said.
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7 Daesh rebels killed in Nangarhar airstrikes

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Mar 16, 2018 - 15:22
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least seven Daesh or Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed during airstrikes in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Friday.
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Journalist’s beating case to be probed: Herat police

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Mar 16, 2018 - 15:11
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Security officials in western Herat province on Friday said despite public order police officers were operating directly under the Ministry of Interior (MoI) but the beating case of a journalist by the forces would be seriously...
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45 rebels killed in fresh operation: MoD

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Mar 16, 2018 - 12:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Friday said 45 militants have been killed and 33 others wounded during operations in various parts of the country.
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Afghan forces increase pressure on Taliban: NATO chief

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Mar 15, 2018 - 17:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO has decided to increase the size of its training mission “Resolute Support (RS)” in Afghanistan from the current 13,000 troops to 16,000, the alliance chief said Thursday.
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Pakistan fires another 83 mortars into Kunar

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Mar 15, 2018 - 16:11
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Thursday said Pakistani forces once again fired at least 83 mortars into different areas of eastern Kunar province. Police spokesman, Farid Dehqan, told Pajhwok Afghan News the mortars fired from...
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Increasing kidnap incidents worry Kunduzis

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Mar 15, 2018 - 16:04
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of northern Kunduz province say well-off people have stopped sending their children to school and tuition fearing their kidnapping, a growing phenomenon. The residents report four abduction incidents and one...
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ALP man singlehandedly kills 15 Taliban in Paktika

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Mar 15, 2018 - 16:04
SHARANA (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) member killed 15 Taliban militants after snatching their gun in Gomal district of southern Paktika province, local security officials on Thursday, but the Taliban rejected the claim. Darya Khan, ALP...
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5 pro-Iran Afghans killed fighting in Syria

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Mar 15, 2018 - 14:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Five pro-Iran Afghan nationals have been killed during clashes in Syria, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The Syrian Observer F\the five militants belonged to the Afghan Fatimioun militia, which is loyal to the Iranian...
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Strategic area of Balcharagh district falls to Taliban

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Mar 15, 2018 - 11:53
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban militants overran a strategic area of the Balcharagh district of northwestern Faryab province on Thursday, local officials say. Uprising commander Dadullah told Pajhwok Afghan News the Archato locality of the district fell...
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5 ALP men killed, 3 wounded in Baghlan attack

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Mar 14, 2018 - 22:09
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Five Afghan local police (ALP) personnel were killed and three others wounded during a clash with Taliban militants in northern Baghlan province on Wednesday.
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5-member Taliban group held in Kabul

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Mar 14, 2018 - 18:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): Intelligence operatives have detained a five-member Taliban group aiming to target security forces in capital Kabul, the spy service said Wednesday. In a statement the National Directorate of Security or NDS said the five-member...
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Govt jobs granted on merit with balance among tribes: VP

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Mar 14, 2018 - 17:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Second vice-president Sarwar Danish on Wednesday said government servants were recruited on merit and keeping in mind balance among tribes. Danish was addressing a gathering commemorating the 23rd death anniversary of Abdul Ali...
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2 senior police officials sentenced to 3 years in jail

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Mar 14, 2018 - 16:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): An anti-corruption court on Tuesday sentenced two senior police officials to three years of imprisonment and acquitted a fourth accused in the case. The convicts, Syed Omar Nayabzada, former head of criminal investigation of 606...
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More than 40,000 NCP vehicles exist in Takhar

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Mar 14, 2018 - 16:13
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Local traffic officials say more than 40,000 non-custom-paid (NCP) vehicles exist in northern Takhar province. Such automobiles are increasingly used in criminal incidents. Hazrat Gul Farkhari, Takhar traffic department head, told...
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Farah: 7 security personnel dead in Taliban attack

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Mar 14, 2018 - 11:46
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): At least seven security personnel have been killed and seven others wounded in a Taliban attack in the capital of western Farah province, an official said on Wednesday. Jamila Amini, a provincial council member, told Pajhwok...
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2 border police personnel killed in Helmand bombing

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Mar 14, 2018 - 11:22
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least two border policemen were killed and a third wounded in a car bombing in the Nada Ali district of southern Helmand province on Wednesday, an official said. Col. Zahir Gul Muqbil, fourth brigade border commander told...
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4 held with 2 explosive-laden vehicles in Khost

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Mar 14, 2018 - 11:03
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan National Army (ANA) solders have arrested four gunmen with two explosives-laden vehicles in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Wednesday. Captain Abdullah, spokesman for the 1stShaista brigade of the Afghan...
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Iranian held with 29kg of heroin in Herat

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Mar 13, 2018 - 21:55
HERAT/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police in western Herat province on Tuesday detained an Iranian national for allegedly trying to smuggle 29 kilograms of heroin in a truck to his country. The Iranian had skillfully hidden the stuff in his truck vehicle en...
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