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    Drug traffickers detained at Kabul airport

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Four drug smugglers were detained at the Kabul airport while a third individual was arrested on robbery charges in the capital on Wednesday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.



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    Nad Ali district chief killed in militant attack

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Naad Ali district chief was killed along with his two bodyguards and six others were wounded in a militant attack in southern Helmand province, an official said Wednesday.



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    Convicted ex-mayor of Khost finally jailed

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A former mayor of southeastern Khost province was sent to jail on Tuesday, eight months after he had been sentenced to seven years in imprisonment by a local court in a corruption case, an official said.



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    NATO base in Helmand set to change hands

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) would transfer its biggest base in southern Helmand province to Afghan forces on October 26, an official said on Tuesday.



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    Security personnel accused of killing 6 civilians

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the Khakrez district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday accused security forces of killing six members of a family, including women and children, in a mortar fire incident.



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    Police, rebels among 9 killed in clashes

     

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two policemen and five Taliban militants were killed during clashes in Zabul, Uruzgan and Helmand provinces on Tuesday.



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    Sar-i-Pul clash toll mounts to 39

    SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): At least 14 security personnel and 25 Taliban were killed in an overnight clash in northern Sur-i-Pul province, a senior official said on Tuesday.



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    Badakhshan blast leaves 3 children dead

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three children have been killed and five others wounded in a mortar explosion in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday.



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    Education officials die in Helmand blast

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A district education officer was killed along with a teacher in a roadside bombing in southern Helmand province on Monday.



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    2 civilians killed, 3 injured in Kabul blast

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed and three others wounded in a bomb blast in the 5th police district of Kabul on Tuesday, an official said.