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    Key figure among 16 rebels killed

    KABUL (PAN): Sixteen insurgents, including a senior Taliban suicide attacks facilitator, were killed during separate security operations in northern Balkh and southern Kandahar provinces, officials said on Sunday.


    Protestors warn of blocking highway

     KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Residents on Thursday protested against the government for not consulting them on the appointment of high-ranking official in northern Kunduz province.


    Iran conveys concerns to Karzai over security deal

     KABUL CITY (PAN): Iran has sent its National Security Council chief to Kabul to share its concerns over a security pact between Washington and Kabul, political analysts said on Sunday.

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    Rape victim's father seeks justice from Karzai

     KABUL/KUNDUZ (PAN): Father of a 15-year-old rape victim has appealed to President Hamid Karzai to bring the rapist to justice and award him capital punishment.

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    Kidnap gang busted in Kunduz

     KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A group of kidnappers allegedly behind abducting a foreigner has been busted in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Helmand, Nimroz shootings to be probed

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Denouncing recent terrorist attacks in Nimroz and Helmand provinces, the interior ministry on Sunday promised thoroughgoing investigations into the incidents.

    Security and Crime

    Child casualties on the rise: UN

    KABUL (PAN): The United Nations on Wednesday said nearly five Afghan children are being killed or injured daily in the turmoil-hit country, where 1,756 minors suffered casualties in 2011.

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    Man suspected of stealing ISAF equipment detained

    KABUL (PAN): A man suspected of stealing and selling International Security Force (ISAF) equipment to militants was held during an operation by the Afghan Special Forces in Kabul, the interior ministry said on Monday.

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    Accident claims three lives in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three people were killed and five others injured when a truck hit a motorcycle and then crashed into a tractor in southern Helmand province, officials said on Sunday.

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    Karzai condemns Khost suicide attack

    KABUL(PAN): President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned a suicide car bombing that killed at least nine people in southeastern Khost province on Friday.