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    Afghans set to take control of NATO base

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The transfer of the largest NATO military base “Shorab Airfield” to Afghan control will pave the ground for international civilian flights to southern Helmand province, the governor said on Wednesday.



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    440 suspects held; arms cache seized

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 440 suspects involved in insurgency have been detained by security forces over the past month, the spy service office said on Wednesday.



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    Children, women among 16 injured in blasts

    GARDEZ/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 15 civilians, including eight of a family, were injured in two separate bomb explosions in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Paktia provinces on Wednesday, officials said.



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    Pakistan’s meddling has intensified, NDS claims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday alleged the intelligence network of neighbouring Pakistan was directly involved in the latest surge in unrest in Afghanistan.



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    ALP personnel among 25 killed in Ghor clash

    FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): At least 20 militants and five Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel have been killed and 20 others captured by rebels after a fierce gunbattle western Ghor province, an official said on Wednesday.



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    Afghan army launches operation in Nuristan

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Afghan National Army (ANA) launched a long-awaited operation in eastern Nuristan province to recapture Doab district from insurgents, military officials said Wednesday.



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    3 killed, 4 wounded in Baghlan clash

    PUL-I-KHUMRY (Pajhwok): Three people were killed and four others wounded during a gunbattle in the Nahrain district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Wednesday.



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    Rebel commander among 4 detained

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Four Taliban, including a commander, have been detained on charges of planning an attack on the central jail of northeastern Takhar province, an official said Tuesday.



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    6 of a family wounded in mortar attack

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): At least six people of a family, including three children, have been wounded in a mortar attack in the Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province said, an official said on Tuesday.