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    10 suspects detained in Samangan, Helmand

    AIBAK/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Security forces detained on Friday 10 suspected rebels planning large-scale attacks on Election Day in northern Samangan and southern Helmand provinces, officials said.

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    6 militants killed in Paktika ahead of polls

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Six militants have been killed in the Giyan district of southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Friday.

    A huge quantity of arms was recovered from insurgents in Khairkot district, Samiullah, spokesman for the 203rd Thunder Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

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    34 Zabul polling stations to stay shut

    QALAT (Pajhwok): Officials of Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday said 34 polling stations would remain shut in southern Zabul province because of security concerns.

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    Polls security beefed up in provinces

    TALUQAN, LASHKARGAH, KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces shot dead five militants, including a commander, in cleanup operations in southern Helmand, northern Kunduz and Takhar provinces to bolster security ahead of Saturday’s vote, officials said Thursday.

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    Kunar drone strike leaves 8 militants dead

    ASADABAD/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least eight militants, including a notorious commander, were killed in a drone strike in eastern Kunar province, the police chief said Thursday.

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    1,200 fake voter cards seized in Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Police recovered 1,200 bogus voter cards from a child in eastern Kunar province on Thursday, the provincial police chief said.

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    Ghazni officials rebuff Taliban’s threat

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Officials in southern Ghazni province on Thursday rebuffed Taliban’s threat to disrupt Saturday’s elections, saying security forces were poised to frustrate anti-state plots.

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    Security up at polling sites, Durand Line

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security at polling stations, other sensitive areas and at the Durand Line has been tightened in Nangarhar province for Saturday’s elections, officials said on Thursday.

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    Special Forces set to secure polls: MoD

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday praised the role of Afghan National Army (ANA) Special Forces’ Unit for paving the ground for peaceful polls, conducting 300 search operations.

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    Sar-i-Pul victims’ relatives stage protest

    SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Relatives of the slain provincial council runner and eight others staged a protest demonstration in northern Sar-i-Pul province against the government for the belated handover of bodies.