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    Rebel leader among 11 killed

    PUL-I-ALAM/FAIZABAD (PAN): Nearly a dozen insurgents, including a commander, have been killed and eight others detained in Badakhshan and Logar provinces, officials said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Azra road stays closed; food supplies dry up

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban have blocked the Azra-Logar road, causing a shortage of food supplies and hike in prices of commodities, leaving university students stranded in the besieged town, public representatives and residents said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistani engineer abducted in Logar

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A Pakistani engineer has been kidnapped in central Logar province, bringing to a halt work on an under-construction hospital in Pul-i-Alam, an official said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Robberies on the rise on Kabul-Gardez road

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Gunmen rob passengers and taxi drivers of money and belongings on the Kabul-Gardez Highway in central Logar province, residents alleged on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Bomb kills civilian, injures 3 ANA troops in Logar

    PUL-I-ALM (PAN): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were injured and a civilian killed as a result of a bomb explosion that rocked the capital of central Logar province on Thursday, an official said.



    Governance

    Taliban stage comeback, close Azra roads

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban have once again closed roads leading to the Azra district of central Logar province, saying the routes will remain closed until residents stop raising militias against them.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban intensify bridge-bombing campaign

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Drivers and passengers say the Taliban have blown up 10 bridges on the Kabul-Gardez highway over the past month.



    Sports

    Azra district roads reopened: Jamal

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Security officials on Saturday secured and reopened roads which had been closed by Taliban insurgents over the past five months in the Azra district of central Logar province.



    Security and Crime

    2 inmates dead as rocket hits Logar prison

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two inmates were killed and a third wounded in a rocket attack on the main prison in central Logar province, an official said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Rally assails Taliban for killing workers

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Nearly 200 people on Sunday staged a protest against the Taliban for killing eight Afghan workers on their way to a US military base in central Logar province.