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    8 rebels killed, 25 civilians hurt in Kunduz

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Eight rebels were killed and 25 civilians injured during an offensive in the Chahardara district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Saturday.



    Features

    Loose border controls a boon to drug smugglers

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Loose controls of the Afghanistan-Iran borders have long been spurring drug trafficking in Nimroz province -- a frequent scene of clashes between security forces and smugglers.



    Governance,Features

    Number of child soldiers in Ghor on the rise

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says Taliban and other illegal gunmen are using children as soldiers in western Ghor province."



    Security and Crime

    12 militants eliminated in Balochistan clash

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A dozen militants were killed in an encounter with paramilitary troops in the Kech district of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province on Friday evening, a news report said.



    Governance

    Policeman dead, 2 injured in roadside blast

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): One public order policeman was killed and two others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Manogai district of eastern Kunar province on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    Logar drone strike kills 3 labourers

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three civilians were killed and two others seriously wounded in a drone airstrike by NATO-led troops in the capital of central Logar province on Friday, an official said.



    Governance

    Several recruited to MoFA without test

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 1,300 candidates have appeared in a test for 50 different positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Kabul, where a number of people were appointed in the not-so-distant past without any exams, officials said on Friday.



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    4 dead, 5 injured in Jawzjan gunbattle

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Three militants and a policeman were killed and five others wounded during a clash in the Mangajik district of northern Kunduz province, a security official said on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    Kidnapped Kunduz businessman rescued

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Three individuals have been arrested on charges of involvement in the kidnapping of a local businessman in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Friday.



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    Police chief denies district’s fall to Taliban

    QALAT (Pajhwok): Rejecting the Taliban claim of capturing the Nawbahar district of southern Zabul province, a top security official on Friday said a full-blown offensive was underway to uproot rebels from the area.