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    Land dispute claims three lives in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): Three people were killed and another 10 injured as a result of a clash between two families over a piece of land in southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday, an official said.

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    2 suspected militants detained in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): Foreign troops arrested two suspected militants in Dand Patan district of southeastern Paktia province, an official and NATO said on Wednesday.


    Recount shows vote massively rigged in Paktia

     GARDEZ (PAN): A recount of votes in southeastern Paktia province showed massive rigging had taken place in last year's parliamentary election, an official said on Thursday.


    Projects worth millions to be started in Paktia

    GARDEZCITY(PAN): The US-led Provincial Reconstruction Team will launch projects worth 300 million afghanis ($6.6 million), during the new Afghan year, which starts March 21, in southeastern Paktia


    Paktia growers seek market for dried fruit

    GARDEZ (PAN): Gardeners and dried fruit dealers in southeastern Paktia province have asked the government for help in protecting their plants from diseases and exporting their pine nuts and walnuts

    Accidents & Disasters

    Hundreds trapped as highway bridge collapses

    GARDEZ (PAN): Road-clearing machines were pressed into service on Sunday to create an alternative route for traffic on the Khost-Gardez highway after the collapse of a bridge, an official said.

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    6 suspected Taliban detained in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): Six Taliban insurgents were detained during an operation by NAO-led forces in the southeastern province of Paktia, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Saturday.


    Hamdard wants local police force plan Afghanised

    GARDEZ (PAN): The plan of establishing local Afghan police force should be Afghanised as the process carried out by foreign troops has been in contradiction with the interior ministry's strateg

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    Snowfall causes road blocks

    GARDEZ/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two highways remained blocked in Logar since Sunday due snowfall, while the Kabul-Gardez highway in Pakia was reopened after a few hours blockade, officials said on Monday.

    GARDEZ, Feb 02, 2011: Tribal elders take part in a gathering in this capital of the southeastern Paktia province.
    They condemned the killing of elders in the country.