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    Laghman intelligence officer shot dead

    JALALABAD (PAN): Militants shot dead and intelligence officer and injured his wife in the eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Saturday.


    5,000 Nangarhar teachers being trained

    JALALABAD (PAN):  The education department of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday said it had launched training for 5,000 teachers on new textbooks.

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    Militants close Nuristan school, beat teachers

    JALALABAD (PAN): Militants forcibly closed a school after beating its teachers in the Wanth Waigal district of the remote eastern province of Nuristan, officials said on Wednesday.

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    5 policemen killed in insurgent assault

    FARAH (PAN): Five policemen were killed during a gun attack by armed insurgents in the Pusht-i-Rod district of western Farah province, officials said on Tuesday.

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    Nuristan police complete training in Laghman

    JALALABAD (PAN): Eighty-seven public order police, including officers, on Monday completed a weeks-long training programme in eastern Laghman province, officials said. 

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    ISAF soldiers injured in blast

    JALALABAD (PAN): Four NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were injured following a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Laghman, an official said on Monday.

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    Taliban sets posts, seek usher from growers

    JALALABAD (PAN): Some tribal elders and officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday claimed the Taliban had set up check-posts in several districts and were seeking usher from growers.

    Business & Economics

    US to fund repairs of dam turbines: Sherzai

    JALALABAD (PAN): The US Congress has allocated $31 million for the repairs of three turbines at the Daronta dam in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.


    Elders, MPs seek zonal meeting on insecurity

    JALALABAD (PAN): Elders and public representatives on Saturday asked Nangarhar Governor Gul Agha Sherzai to hold a grand gathering of tribes and governors on escalating unrest in the eastern zone.

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    Ex-Taliban officials detained in Nuristan

    JALALABAD (PAN): Two former Taliban officials and three Pakistani citizens have been arrested by police in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Thursday.