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    Shahjoi district chief survives gun attack

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Administrative head of Shahjoi district of central Zabul province survived an assassination attempt on Thursday, an official said.



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    Pakistanis among 8 rebels killed in Ghazni

    GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Eight rebels, including two Pakistanis were killed, five others injured and six arrested in the Ander district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.



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    3 foreigners killed in Kabul hospital shooting

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A security guard shot dead three foreigners, including a doctor, and injured a fourth before shooting himself at a children’s hospital west of Kabul City on Thursday, officials said.



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    Kidnapped deputy works minister found in Kapisa

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Works Minister Ahmad Shah Wahid has been rescued from his kidnappers by police, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.



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    Faryab women protest against warlord

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A large number of weeping women on Wednesday staged a protest rally in northern Faryab province, accusing a local commander of sexually abusing and murdering young girls and children during a bloody clash with civilians.



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    Helmand anti-poppy drive fails to hit target

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Officials on Wednesday said they were wrapping up an anti-poppy campaign in southern Helmand province without achieving the target.



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    2 suicide bombers held in Ghor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) averted a possible sabotage act by arresting two would-be suicide bombers in central Ghor province on Wednesday, a statement said.



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    4 policemen killed, 3 missing in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Four policemen were killed in an attack by rebels and three others went missing in the Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said Wednesday.



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    Police among 2 killed in fresh spate of violence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two civilians and an Afghan Local Police (ALP) official were killed and two other civilians injured during separate incidents of violence in eastern Nangarhar and western Farah provinces, officials said on Wednesday.



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    2 militants’ commanders killed in ISAF airstrike

    SADABAD (Pajhwok): Two militants’ commanders were killed in International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday, an official said.