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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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    Blast in front of Pajhwok reporter’s house

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A bomb exploded in front of a Pajhwok Afghan News Reporter’s residence in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province late on Wednesday night.  



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    Special court created to hear Kabul Bank case

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Supreme Court has created a special court to address cases of individuals involved in the Kabul Bank scandal, the Attorney General’s Office said on Wednesday.



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    Police aiding timber smugglers: Governor

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Police are not cooperating with the administration of eastern Kunar province in preventing timber smuggling, the acting governor alleged on Wednesday.



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    21 tonnes of drugs set alight in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 20 tonnes of drugs were torched in Kabul on Wednesday when officials said Afghanistan needed international assistance in the fight against narcotics -- a top priority of the new government.



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    A dozen rebels dead in Paktika air raid

    SHARAN/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen insurgents, including a commander, have been killed in an airstrike by foreign troops in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Wednesday.



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    Chechens, Uzbeks among 15 killed in Warduj

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Fifteen militants, including Chechen and Uzbek fighters, have been killed in the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official claimed on Wednesday.