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    5 held on charge of child kidnap-slaying

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Five people have been arrested on the charge of kidnapping and killing an 18-month-old child, the interior ministry said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics,Migration

    Edible items distributed to NWA refugees

    SHARANA (Pajhwok): Officials in southeastern Paktika province on Thursday distributed edible items to refugees from the North Waziristan Agency of Pakistan. The families have been displaced by a military operation in the region.



    Security and Crime

    Big rally staged in support of police chief

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents on Thursday staged a demonstration in support of Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, police chief for northern Baghlan province, an official said.



    Security and Crime,Agriculture

    Wheat crop torched in Ghazni gunbattle

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Wheat crop on eight acres of land was gutted to ashes as a result of a clash between militants and security forces in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.  



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    Finnish psychiatrists shot dead in Herat

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Two foreign women working for the International Assistance Mission (IAM) were gunned down in western Herat province on Thursday, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    9 dead, dozens wounded in Takhar bombing

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): At least nine civilians were killed and 24 others wounded in a bomb blast in the Khwaja Ghar district of northern Takhar province on Thursday, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    5 of a family, religious scholar gunned down

    PUL-I-KHMRI/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead five members of a family and a religious scholar in different parts of the country, officials said Thursday.



    Governance

    2 ALP officials killed in suicide attack

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) members, including a commander, were killed and a third wounded in a suicide attack in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, an official said.



    Governance

    China supportive of Afghan peace effort: Yuxi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): China's special representative for Afghanistan, in a meeting with President Hamid Karzai, has said that Beijing is eager to bolster bilateral ties with Kabul in economic and other areas.



    Business & Economics

    US honours ADB for key Afghan rail project

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has received a US Department of Treasury award for a pioneering rail project in Afghanistan, which is providing a cross-border trade link crucial to the country's post-conflict economy.