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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.



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    Bomber strikes NATO foot patrol in Parwan

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber on foot struck a NATO patrol in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Tuesday, injuring one soldier, an official said.



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    3 militants killed in Ghazni firefight

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Three militants have been killed and eight others including two civilians and an Afghan Local Police (ALP) member wounded during a clash in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.



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    Crackdown on unregistered vehicles begins

     QALAT (Pajhwok): In compliance with orders from the Ministry of Interior, authorities in southern Zabul province on Tuesday announced launching a crackdown on vehicles without documents, or forged papers.



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    Helmand deadliest province for NATO troops

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  Southern Helmand province has proven to be the deadliest area in Afghanistan for foreign troops, with 952 deaths during the past 13 years.



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    Kabulis scared by increasing rocket strikes

    KABUL CITY (Pajhwok): Increasing rocket and magnetic bomb attacks have worried Kabul residents, who believe lack of deterrence and coordination among security forces allows such assaults.