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Peace possible with tribal elders’ mediation: Sherzai

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Mar 14, 2018 - 20:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Tribal elders held a meeting in capital Kabul on Wednesday and voiced their support for the government’s latest peace offer to the Taliban. The meeting was organized by the Coordination Center of Tribal councils of the Ministry of...
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Taliban accused of kidnapping 10 tribal elders in Jawzjan

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Feb 12, 2018 - 15:56
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have kidnapped 10 tribal elders in the Dayan district of northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday. But the insurgents rejected the allegation Deputy police chiefCol. Abdul Hafeez Khashitold...
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Barmal elders reopen school to stop pupils crossing into Pakistan

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Dec 04, 2017 - 19:54
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Tribal elders have reconstructed and reopened a school in Barmal district of southeastern Paktia province for students who attend classes in neighboring Pakistan. A tribal elder in the district, Sidiqullah, on Monday told Pajhwok...
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Afghan, Pak tribal elders hold peace gathering

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Apr 23, 2017 - 21:15
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Tribal elders from Pakistan and Afghanistan on Sunday held a joint gathering in southeastern Paktia province and agreed to work together for bringing peace and stability to the region. Elders from Chankani, Patan, Muqbil, Mangal,...
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Kunar elders demand end to Pakistani shelling

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Mar 02, 2017 - 20:08
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of tribal elders at a gathering held on Thursday in eastern Kunar province urged Pakistan to stop firing rockets into the province.
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2 tribal elders from Chaparhar gunned down in Jalalabad

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Feb 28, 2017 - 15:26
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two tribal elders were killed by unidentified gunmen in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Tuesday, an official said. Yar Mohammad and Haji Seddiq from Chaparhar district were gunned down in Majboorabad...
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CEO post hurdle to political progress: Paktia elders

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Dec 01, 2016 - 19:21
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Tribal elders in southeastern Paktia province on Thursday said the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)’s work period has ended, calling the position a hurdle to improvement in the country’s political affairs.
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Govt fails to control Pachiragam fighting: tribal elders

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Nov 02, 2016 - 18:54
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Khogyani tribal elders on Wednesday said the provincial and central governments had failed to control the ongoing fighting in Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province. Coming all the way from Shirzad, Pachiragam and...
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Paktia elders want traditional loya jirga called into session

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Jul 25, 2016 - 18:07
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of tribal elders on Monday held a gathering in southeastern Pakta province to call for convening a loya jirga ‘to bring into order’ activities of the unity government. Headed by tribal elder Pacha Khan Zadran, the...
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New Paktika police chief called back to Kabul within hours

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Apr 28, 2016 - 23:03
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Two hours after being introduced as the new police chief for southeastern Paktika province, Brig. Gen. Khan Zadran was called back to central capital Kabul, tribal elders and public representatives said on Thursday.
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Logar tribal elders freed; payment of ransom ruled out

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Feb 23, 2016 - 16:21
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Kidnappers have released the four tribal elders abducted in the volatile Azra district of central Logar province, an official said on Tuesday. Two days earlier, the elders were snatched by unknown gunmen from their cars in the...
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4 tribal elders kidnapped in Azra; Taliban deny involvement

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Feb 21, 2016 - 12:39
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four tribal elders have been taken hostage by militants in the Azra district of central Logar province, official said on Sunday. The Taliban, however, rejected the claim as groundless. The elders were snatched from their...
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Conflict in Helmand intensifying, say tribal elders

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Dec 30, 2015 - 20:42
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The provincial council chief and tribal elders on Wednesday warned any negligence in strengthening security in southern Helmand province would produce dire consequences.
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Kunar elders oppose creation of private militias

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Nov 28, 2015 - 19:08
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of tribal elders in eastern Kunar province on Saturday voiced their opposition to the creation of private militias against insurgents.
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Taliban kill 5 Paktika tribal elders in 3 days: Residents

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Nov 07, 2015 - 12:37
SHARAN (Pajhwok): The Taliban have started targeting tribal elders, killing five of them in recent months in the Omna district of southeastern Paktika province, locals claimed on Saturday. The fighters have been conducting search operations for...
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Paktika jirga decides against blood feud marriages

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Sep 22, 2015 - 00:28
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Tribal elders in the Zarghun Shar district of southeastern Paktika province on Monday decided to ban giving into marriage girls to settle blood feuds, a practice called ’Bad’ .
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Govt deal to keep Taliban out draws flak in Baghlan

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Sep 17, 2015 - 01:08
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The Afghan government has signed a deal with tribal elders in northern Baghlan province seeking to keep the insurgents from attacking security forces and emplacing landmines in two districts, but local residents, members of the provincial council and civil society activists say the accord amounts to glorifying militants.
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Illegal gunmen rape women, torch homes: Faryab elders

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Aug 30, 2015 - 22:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Tribal elders on Sunday accused some powerful individuals of looting people’s properties and raping women in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province.
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