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Besieged soldiers in Ghormach forced to eat stale food

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Sep 16, 2017 - 11:58
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A number of Afghan forces besieged by Taliban militants in Ghormach district of northwestern Faryab province said they were eating spoiled and leftover food as they had no access to edible items. The besieged soldiers, in a...
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Herat man arrested for stabbing wife to death

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Sep 16, 2017 - 11:24
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A man stabbed his young wife to death due to a family dispute in western Herat province, officials said on Saturday. Police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada said the man killed his 20 year-old wife with a knife in the Jakan area...
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Romanian soldier killed in Kandahar suicide attack

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Sep 16, 2017 - 11:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): One Romanian soldier was killed in a suicide attack in southern Kandahar province, NATO's Resolute Support Mission said on Saturday. "Our hearts go out to our Romanian comrades for the loss of their soldier," said Gen. John W...
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2 militants blown up by own explosives in Kapisa

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Sep 15, 2017 - 15:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two Taliban militants have been blown up by their own explosives in central Kapisa province, the Afghan National Army (ANA) said on Friday. The explosion occurred in the Babaji area of Tagab fistrict late on Thursday, ANA's 201st...
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Road closure by NATO bothers Nangarhar residents, passengers

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Sep 15, 2017 - 14:01
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The closure of a busy road in front of the Jalalabad airport has sparked concerns among residents of eastern provinces and passengers travelling to the border town of Torkham. Foreign troops on the airbase close the road until...
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2 civilians in Kunar decapitated by Daesh fighters

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Sep 15, 2017 - 12:15
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Deash, also known as Islamic State, fighters have decapitate two civilians in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Friday. The insurgents had kidnapped the two people in the Mangai district of the province some days back,...
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Govt’s counternarcotics fight a ‘failure’, say Uruzganis

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Sep 14, 2017 - 18:41
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Residents, religious scholars and civil society activists in central Uruzgan province on Thursday said the government had failed in properly combating the menace of drugs.
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11-member kidnap gang busted in Nangarhar

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Sep 14, 2017 - 18:26
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Intelligence operatives arrested an 11-member group of kidnappers in eastern Nangarhar province, the governor said on Thursday.
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3 policemen killed, 2 injured in Nimroz blast

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Sep 14, 2017 - 17:44
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Three policemen were killed and two others injured in a roadside blast in the Kashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province on Thursday, a reliable source said. Security official who wished to go unnamed told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Afghan, Pak, US military officials meet in Kabul

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Sep 14, 2017 - 17:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan, US and Pakistani military officials held talks on countering Daesh militants along the Durand Line, an official said on Thursday.
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Illegal gunmen on the increase in Jawzjan

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Sep 14, 2017 - 17:17
SHIRBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Some residents in northern Jawzjan province on Thursday said the increased number of unauthorized gunmen had worried them. The worries were expressed the day Jawzjan police handed over some weapons and ammunitions to the...
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Top Balkh security officials summoned to Kabul

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Sep 14, 2017 - 16:37
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Senior security officials of northern Balkh province have been summoned to Kabul by the Border Security Headquarters in connection with detention of a public representative. Pajhwok Afghan News has obtained a copy of a...
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5 rebels suffer in Sar-I-Pul offensive

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Sep 14, 2017 - 16:35
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): At least five militants have been killed or wounded during air operation in northern Sar-I-Pul province, officials said. Acting provincial police chief, Col. Ghulam Sakhi Nikpi told Pajhwok Afghan News foreign forces targeted...
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6 civilians injured by Taliban-fired rockets

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Sep 14, 2017 - 15:53
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six civilians were injured as a result of rockets fired by the Taliban on Kabul-Jalalabad highway on Thursday, an official said. Sarhadi Zwak, the Laghman governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in...
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Daesh network in Kunar destroyed with key members killed: Police

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Sep 14, 2017 - 15:40
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Senior Police official in eastern Kunar province claimed on Thursday the Islamic State (IS) or also known as Daesh militant organization has been pressed and the group lost key members during security forces operations. Police...
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US embassy denounces blast near cricket ground in Kabul

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Sep 14, 2017 - 13:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan strongly condemned the horrific attack claimed by ISIS-K terrorists at the Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground yesterday afternoon, according to a statement. “We recognize in particular the...
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Finnish woman abducted in Afghanistan released after months in captivity

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Sep 14, 2017 - 13:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): Finland citizen abducted in Afghanistan on May 20 has been released, foreign ministry of Finland confirmed on Thursday. The ministry says the family asks for privacy, and that more information will be available later Thursday. The...
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17 Taliban, 2 Afghan soldiers dead in Helmand offensive

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Sep 14, 2017 - 12:12
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 17 Taliban insurgents and two Afghan soldiers have been killed during air-and-ground operations in different areas of southern Helmand province, officials said on Thursday. Omar Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told...
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Khost businessman killed, child kidnapped by gunmen

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Sep 14, 2017 - 11:43
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a businessman in the capital of southeastern Khost province on Thursday, an official said. Police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took place at around...
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4th cleric gunned down in Nangarhar in less than a month

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Sep 14, 2017 - 11:23
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a religious scholar in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, the fourth cleric killed in less than a month. Also a teacher, the scholar was killed by two motorcyclists in the...
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