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    Farmer killing sparks protest in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): Dozens of people protested outside the governor's office in the capital of southeastern Paktia province on Saturday to condemn the killing by NATO of a man they said was a farmer.

    Security and Crime

    11 Pakistanis killed in Paktia shooting

    GARDEZ (PAN): At least 11 Pakistanis were killed Saturday in a shooting by unknown gunmen in eastern Paktia province, bordering Pakistan, officials said.

    Security and Crime

    Provincial council closed against women's body searches

    GARDEZ (PAN): The Paktia provincial council suspended its activities as a mark of protest against body searches of women by foreign forces during operations in this southeastern province, a public representative said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Six dead in Paktia missile strike

    GRDEZ (PAN): Six civilians were killed and as many wounded in a missile strike in the southeastern province of Paktia, lying close to the Pakistan border, on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    NATO troops come under attack in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): Taliban fighters on Wednesday attacked a convoy of NATO forces in the southeastern province of Paktia, leaving some soldiers wounded, the alliance said.

    Business & Economics,Reconstruction

    Press club inaugurated in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): In a step towards facilitating access to information, a press club was inaugurated in the southeastern province of Paktia on Tuesday.

    Security and Crime

    Blast injures 3 police instructors

    GARDEZ (PAN): A bomb fitted on a bicycle blew up in southeastern Paktia province on Monday, injuring three police academy instructors, officials said.

    Security and Crime

    Arabs, Chechens among 80 militants killed

    GARDEZ (PAN): As many as 80 insurgents, including Arabs and Chechens, have been killed over the past one month of a joint operation by Afghan and NATO soldiers in the south and east of Afghanistan, an Afghan military official said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Two US supply vehicles torched in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): Two US supply trucks and a number of escorting vehicles were torched in southeastern province of Paktia, officials said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Blast kills policeman in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): One policeman was killed and another wounded when the bomb they were transporting in a vehicle accidentally exploded in the southeastern province of Paktia on Sunday, an official said.