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    Logar mayor detained on graft charges

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Special Forces of the Interior Ministry on Thursday detained the mayor of central Logar province on corruption charges, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    8 including women killed in fresh violence

    KANDAHAR/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Six insurgents and two women have been killed and a dozen others, including rebels and civilians, injured during separate incidents in Kandahar and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Thursday.



    Culture

    Ancient room discovered in Jalrez mountains

    MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): A spacious ancient stone room has been discovered in the Araban area of Jalrez district in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Military uniform sellers warned of arrest

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul police on Thursday warned illegal sellers of military uniform sellers would be detained and their shops closed down if they did not return such items within three days.



    Governance

    New faces find way to Nuristan, Kunar councils

    JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): None of former provincial council members in eastern Nuristan and Kunar provinces could win reelection bids and have been succeeded by new faces.



    Security and Crime

    Arab among 4 dead in Waziristan drone strike

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A militant of Arab origin were among four suspected fighters killed in a new drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal region of South Waziristan on Thursday.



    Culture

    Unity govt asked to hold talks with Taliban

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Religious scholars from southeastern provinces on Thursday called for President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to initiate concrete security measures, including peace talks with militants.



    Sports

    $1 million stadium inaugurated in Paktia

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A sports stadium was inaugurated in the Samkani district of southeastern Paktia province, lying close to the Pakistan border, on Thursday.