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    Taliban’s shadow governor among 12 killed

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban’s shadow governor for eastern Kunar province was among a dozen militants killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) drone strike in Shigal district on Monday, officials said.

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    Civilians among 16 killed in Kunar

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two civilians and 14 rebels were killed and many others wounded in a spate of security incidents on the Election Day in eastern Kunar province, official said on Saturday.


    Clash reported in Laghman; 3 Kunar polling centers closed

    ASADABAD/METARLAM (Pajhwok): Bomb blast in Alingar and gunfire in Qarghio districts of eastern Laghman were reported, with voting in three polling stations of another eastern Kunar province delayed indefinitely, officials said Saturday.

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    Kunar drone strike leaves 8 militants dead

    ASADABAD/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least eight militants, including a notorious commander, were killed in a drone strike in eastern Kunar province, the police chief said Thursday.


    Campaign ends on peaceful note in east

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The two-month election campaign that ended last night had been undisturbed throughout eastern provinces, residents and officials said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    1,200 fake voter cards seized in Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Police recovered 1,200 bogus voter cards from a child in eastern Kunar province on Thursday, the provincial police chief said.


    Presidential campaign hots up in south, east

    LASHKARGAH/JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): As the April 5 elections draw closer, the presidential race has gained momentum, with candidates wooing voters in several provinces of the country on Monday.


    Kunar residents support Abdullah, Sayyaf

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two separate gatherings were held in eastern Kunar province in support of presidential contenders Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Saturday.


    Gatherings held in support of candidates


    LASHKARGAH/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Separate gatherings were held in on support of presidential runners Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Zalmai Rassoul, Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf and Gul Agha Sherzai in Helmand and Logar provinces on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Police among 9 killed in bank assault

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Four policemen, as many militants and a civilian were killed in a clash triggered by an attack on a New Kabul Bank branch in the capital of eastern Kunar province on Tuesday, an official said.