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First-ever saffron quality control lab opens in Herat

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Jan 13, 2018 - 19:01
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A laboratory to assess the quality of saffron produced in Afghanistan was inaugurated in western Herat province on Saturday, officials said, hoping the first-of-its-kind facility would help boost the plant’s export to...
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71 pardoned prisoners released from Herat Jail

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Jan 10, 2018 - 19:27
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Seventy-one, including five women, have been set free from the central jail in western Herat province after they were pardoned under a presidential decree, an official said on Wednesday.
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Alleged killer of 36 people arrested in Herat

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Jan 09, 2018 - 21:33
HERAT (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber, allegedly planning to hit a mosque, was arrested by intelligence officials in western Herat province on Tuesday, bringing to an end a months-long pursuit, an official said. Jilani Farhard, the governor’s spokesman...
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800kg of drugs seized in Herat in 10 months

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Jan 06, 2018 - 20:44
HEART CITY (Pajhwok): Authorities seized more than 800 kilograms of narcotics and arrested 336 individuals in connection with the drugs in western Herat province in past 10 months, an official said Saturday. Hameedullah Nasrat Nasratzada, Herat...
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Marble mine owners protest torching of vehicles

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Jan 03, 2018 - 20:30
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Owners of marble mines on Wednesday brought remains of three torched vehicles in front of the governor’s house in western Herat province in protest against growing insecurity on the Cheshti Sharif road
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Extradited prisoners on hunger strike in Herat jail

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Dec 27, 2017 - 01:52
HEART CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of prisoners who were extradited to Afghanistan from Iran about one year ago have gone on hunger strike at the central prison in western Herat province against their undecided fate.
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Noor’s ouster to strengthen militants: Ismail Khan

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Dec 24, 2017 - 20:02
HEART CITY (Pajhwok): Senior Jamiat-i-Islami leader Mohammad Ismail Khan on Sunday warned the national unity government’s internal strife could unleash new crisis.
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Nearly a dozen militants killed in Herat incidents

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Dec 24, 2017 - 12:28
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen insurgents have been killed as a result of a raid and a clash in western Herat province, an official claimed on Sunday. Jilani Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, said the casualties were inflicted on militants...
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Heratis accuse DABS of over-billing

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Dec 03, 2017 - 17:42
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A number of residents and provincial council members have accused Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) office in western Herat province of taking extra money from customers. DABS, the power distribution authority, has more...
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Herat fuel seller stabs two clients to death

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Nov 23, 2017 - 15:45
HEART CITY (Pajhwok): A fuel seller stabbed two of his customers to death following a verbal dispute in western Heart province on Thursday, an official said. Provincial police acting spokesman, Sayed Ahmad Mohammadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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3 killed, 1 injured in Herat road mishap

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Nov 23, 2017 - 11:24
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least three people have been killed and a fourth wounded in a traffic accident on Herat-Adraskan road in western Herat province, an official Thursday. Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, spokesman of Herat Zonal Hospital, told Pajhwok...
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Unidentified individuals spray acid on sisters in Herat

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Nov 21, 2017 - 18:09
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Unknown individuals sprayed acid on the faces of two sisters in the capital of western Herat province, officials said on Tuesday. The victims were admitted to the Burns Ward of the Herat Hospital. Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, an...
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National Saffron Flower Festival kicks off in Herat

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Nov 13, 2017 - 19:44
HEART CITY (Pajhwok): The Third National Saffron Flower Festival was held in western Herat province on Monday, with officials expecting a surge in saffron production in the province this year in comparison to the past years. Abdul Sammad Rahmani,...
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Security organs know where terrorists hiding: Herat PC

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Nov 08, 2017 - 19:16
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial council members in western Herat province on Thursday claimed security forces knew whereabouts of terrorists, but they were reluctant to take action.
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19 schools closed, 3,000 students out in Herat

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Nov 07, 2017 - 19:07
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): The authorities have closed 19 schools in two districts of northern Sar-i-Pul province after students deserted classes, an official said on Tuesday, a move depriving as many as 3,000 children of education. Abdul Ghafor Saripuli...
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2 Balkh public reps accused of land grabbing

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Nov 07, 2017 - 18:45
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A man on Tuesday accused two provincial council members of northern Balkh province of forcibly grabbing his 225 acres of land.
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Herat public rep killed in broad daylight attack

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Nov 07, 2017 - 18:13
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen shot and killed a provincial council member in the capital of western Herat province on Tuesday afternoon, an official said.
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Six-member Taliban group reconciles in Herat

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Nov 05, 2017 - 21:22
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A six-member Taliban group spearheaded by a deputy shadow governor has joined the peace process in western Herat province, an official said on Sunday. Jilani Farhad, the Herat governor’s spokesman, said the insurgent group, led...
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My words were taken out of context, says Noor

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Nov 01, 2017 - 23:57
HERAT (Pajhwok): Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Wednesday said he supported the current system and his yesterday remarks about the system nearing collapse had been quoted out of context.
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Taliban infighting leaves 40 dead in Herat

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Oct 22, 2017 - 14:27
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least 40 Taliban militants were killed during an overnight night clash between two rival factions in the Shindand district of western Herat province, an official said on Sunday.
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