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    Ajristan residents hang 4 Taliban in revenge

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):  Four Taliban militants were hanged to death by residents of the Ajristan district of southern Ghazni province in retaliation to the beheading of 15 civilians, a senior official said on Saturday.

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    Taliban behead civilians, torch houses in Ajristan

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have beheaded 15 civilians and torched scores of houses in the Ajristan district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Friday, hinting at the town’s likely fall.

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    Taliban on the verge of capturing Ajristan

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have captured a number of police check-posts, laying siege to the Ajristan district headquarters in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Friday.

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    Ghazni, Helmand prosecutors shot dead

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A kidnapped appellant prosecutor for southern Ghazni province was found dead while his counterpart for Helmand province was gunned down by unidentified assailants, officials said on Thursday.


    Ghazni transport director kidnapped

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The transport director for southern Ghazni province has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen, the governor’s spokesman said on Wednesday.


    In search of officials, Taliban block Ghazni roads

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have blocked highways connecting five districts to the provincial capital in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday.


    After Taliban attack, Ghazni picking up pieces

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The recent Taliban truck bomb attack has destroyed thousands of historic books and a number of artifacts at the Information and Culture Department housing a public library and a museum in southern Ghazni province.

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    Rebels among 18 killed in fresh bout of violence

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Eighteen insurgent were killed and 12 other, including six Afghan Local police (ALP) personnel, wounded during clashes and an explosion in different parts of the country, officials said on Sunday.

    GHAZNI CITY, Sept 11, 2014: Taliban fighters riding motorcycles in southern Ghazni province.
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    GHAZNI CITY, Sept 11, 2014: Labors collecting books of Public Library in southern Ghazni province.