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    Explosion jolts Tagab dist office complex

    MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): A bomb jolted the Tagab district headquarters in central Kapisa province before Tuesday noon, officials and witnesses said.

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    8 bombers eliminated in Kapisa: Governor

    MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): Eight suicide attackers and a soldier were killed in a fierce clash with security personnel in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday morning, officials said.

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    French combat mission in Afghanistan ends

    KABUL/MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The French combat mission in Afghanistan came to an end with the pullout of the last batch of soldiers from eastern Kapisa province on Tuesday, an official said.


    Russia, France funding dam’s reconstruction

    MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): France and Russia are funding the rehabilitation of a hydroelectric power dam in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province, the water and energy minister announced on Monday.

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    5 police dead in Kapisa suicide attack

    MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Six people were killed and 19 others injured in a suicide attack in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday, officials said.

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    4 French soldiers killed in Kapisa suicide attack

    KABUL (PAN): Four International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed and eight others, including three civilians, injured in a suicide attack by a burqa-clad bomber in central Kapisa province early Saturday morning, officials said.


    Residents drive foreign militants from Kapisa

    MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): Foreign fighters were forced from the Alasai district of central Kapisa as a result of a decision by tribal elders, residents and local Taliban said on Friday.

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    300 acres of land cleared of poppies in Kapisa

    MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Nearly 300 acres of land was cleared of poppy crops as part of a poppy eradication campaign targeting various districts in central Kapisa province, officials said on Monday.


    Scared Tagab students stay away from schools

    MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A number of schoolchildren in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday complained they could not go to schools because of security posts established nearby.

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    4 militants, 2 civilians killed in Kapisa clash

    MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Local officials in central province of Kapisa said on Monday that four Taliban fighters and two civilians were killed, while another seven militants and two civilians wounded during a clash between insurgents and Afghan forces.