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    5 civilians dead in Khogyani gun attack

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five civilians including children were killed and two others injured on Friday morning when gunmen opened fire on a car in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    2 policemen killed, 3 injured in Kapisa

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two Public Order Police personnel have been killed and three others wounded in separate incidents in central Kapisa province, an official said on Friday.



    Governance

    Ahmadzai vows effective steps for Helmand security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai promised on Friday his administration would take effective measures to improve the security situation in southern Helmand province.



    Security and Crime

    Russian held in Afghanistan to be tried in US

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Russian citizen, who is currently held at a detention facility in central Parwan province, would be transferred to the United States for trial by a federal court, a report said on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    Strike over Hazara killings cripples Quetta

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province was paralysed by a strike on Friday, a day after the killing of nine members of the minority Hazara community.



    Security and Crime

    50 Sar-i-Pul schools under Taliban threat

    SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Up to 50 schools in northern Sar-i-Pul province are under threat from the Taliban, a public representative claimed on Friday, asking the Education Department to pay teachers’ salaries regularly.



    Security and Crime

    10 militants eliminated in Badakhshan

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Ten insurgents have been killed during a clearing operation in the Darayem district of northeastern Badakhshan province, police claimed on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    Afghan army officer sentenced to death

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army (ANA) officer has been sentenced to death on murder charges in western Herat province, an official said on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    640kg of opium seized in separate operations

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Police have seized 640 kilograms of opium during separate operations in Helmand and Badakhshan provinces, the Ministry of Interior announced on Friday.



    Governance

    Rashed appointed as acting chief justice

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai appointed Abdur Rasheed Rashed as new chief justice on Thursday, replacing Abdul Salam Azimi.