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    Roadside bomb kills 8 civilians in Zabul

    QALAT (PAN): Eight civilians, including four women, were killed when a roadside bomb ripped through a tractor-trolley in the Sewri district of southern Zabul early on Monday, police said.

    QALAT, Feb 24, 2013: Residents attend a gathering in southern Zabul province.
    The people accused the provincial administration of corruption and incompetence.
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    Security and Crime

    Zabul administration branded as corrupt

    QALAT (PAN): Hundreds of people, who gathered in this capital city of southern Zabul province, on Sunday accused the provincial administration of corruption and branded it as incompetent, calling for the governor and his deputy to be replaced with immediate effect.

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    Zabul Taliban militants adopt peace

    QALAT (PAN): Three Taliban militants, including a militant commander, had joined the peace process in southern Zabul province on Thursday.

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    Pakistanis among 12 rebels killed in Zabul

    QALAT (PAN): A dozen Taliban, including Pakistani fighters, were killed in a joint military operation by Afghan and NATO-led forces in southern Zabul province, an official said on Thursday.


    Private radio station goes on air in Zabul

    QALAT (PAN): The first-ever private radio station, known as Tarang, went on the air in southern Zabul province on Thursday, officials said.

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    13 ISAF supply trucks torched in Zabul

    QALAT (PAN): Thirteen trucks carrying supplies for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were torched on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province, officials said on Wednesday.

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    4 foreign soldiers killed in insider attack

    KABUL (PAN): Four International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed on Sunday following an insider attack suspected to involve members of Afghan police in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Public rep dies in road crash

    QALAT (PAN): A public representative and his nephew were killed on Monday when the car they were traveling in crashed into another vehicle in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province, an official said.

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    Motorbike driving banned in Zabul

    QALAT (PAN): Authorities in southern Zabul province have banned motorcycle driving in various districts and the provincial capital Qalat to prevent insurgent attacks, an official said on Tuesday.