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    Land dispute claims 5 lives in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): Five people were killed and another 17 injured during a gunbattle between two rival families over a land dispute in southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, officials said.



    Security and Crime

    ISAF spy plane makes emergency landing

    GARDEZ (PAN): An unmanned spy plane of the International Security and Assistance Forces (ISAF) made an emergency landing in the Ahmadabad district of southeastern Paktia province on Tuesday, officials said.



    GARDEZ, Dec 21, 2011:Members of a newly formed women development council pose for a group photo in southeastern Paktia province.
    The council has been formed by lawmakers, an official said.

    KHOST CITY, Dec 21, 2011: The dead body of a militant lies on the road in front of a private bank after he was shot and killed by police in southeastern Khost province.

    GARDIZ, Dec 21, 2011: Head of Paktia counternarcotics department Hafizullah Ahmadzai talks to Pajhwok Afghan News during in an exclusive interview in Paktia province.

    Security and Crime

    Drugs seized in Paktia, Helmand

    GARDEZ/ LASHKARGAH (PAN): Thousands of kilograms of drugs were seized during operations in Paktia and Helmand provinces, officials said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    Paktia council office closed to protest NATO raid

    GARDEZ (PAN): Provincial council members on Sunday closed their office in protest against an overnight raid on the house of a senior counternarcotics official by NATO-led troops in southeastern Paktia province.



    Security and Crime

    Official's house raided, woman killed in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): NATO and Afghan forces raided the house of a senior counternarcotics official, arresting him along with two sons and killing a female family member in the capital of southeastern Paktia province, relatives said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    5 tonnes of hashish seized in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): Five tonnes of hashish were seized during a joint Afghan and foreign troops operation in the Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Paktia police accused of taking bribes from drivers

    GARDEZ (PAN): Truck drivers have accused highways police of taking money from them illegally in southeastern Paktia province.