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    German killed, 20 hurt in suicide bombing

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A foreigner, believed to be a German citizen, was killed and 20 others -- mostly Afghans -- were wounded when a teenage bomber blew himself up inside the Isteqlal High School in the heart of Kabul on Thursday night, officials said.



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    Residents rally against police commander

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents of western Farah province on Thursday staged a protest rally, accusing a highway police commander of abusing locals, an official said.



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    Fuel & sugar down, gold up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of fuel, wood and sugar decreased in Kabul markets during the ongoing week when the rates of gold edged up, dealers said on Thursday.



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    Taliban free 7 Sher Khan Port workers

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): After spending two weeks in Taliban’s captivity, seven of 16 kidnapped personnel of the Sher Khan Port have been set free, an official said on Thursday.



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    ISAF airstrike kills 5 students in Parwan

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Five students have been killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) air raid in the Siagird district of central Parwan province, local officials claimed on Thursday.



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    700kg of hashish recovered in Gardez

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces have detained four people and recovered 700 kilograms of hashish from their possession during an operation in southeastern Paktia province, the police chief said on Thursday.



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    Militant attack on Shindand beaten back

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Officials said on Thursday Afghan security forces had pushed back the militants who attacked the Shindand district bazaar in western Herat province.



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    6 Afghan soldiers dead in Kabul suicide attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and 14 others wounded in a suicide attack in the Qasaba area of the capital Kabul on Thursday morning, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.



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    600 civilians killed in Helmand this year

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Six hundred civilians lost their lives to violence this solar year in southern Helmand province, where thousands of children have been deprived of education, an official said on Wednesday.



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    2 police, 5 rebels killed in Faryab clash

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two policemen and five insurgents were killed during a clash in the Almar district of northwestern Faryab province, the district chief said on Wednesday.