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    3 rebels, policeman killed in separate incidents

    SAR-I-PUL/QALAT (Pajhwok): Three insurgents and a policeman have been killed during separate incidents of violence in northern Sar-i-Pul and southern Zabul provinces, officials said on Wednesday.



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    5 men hanged for Paghman gang-rape

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Five men convicted of a gang-rape and armed robbery in the Paghman district of Kabul province and a notorious criminal Habib Istalif were hanged on Wednesday, an official said.



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    Man kills 6 family members over land dispute

    TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A young man shot dead six members of his family, including his father, a brother and wives of his two brothers before got himself killed in a police encounter in central Uruzgan province on early Wednesday morning, sources said.



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    5 dead, 19 injured in Lashkargah car bombing

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least five people were killed and 19 others wounded on Wednesday when a car bomb went off in the capital of southern Helmand province, an official said.



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    Relatives seek justice for striking prisoners

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Relatives of prisoners observing hunger strike on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in the capital of western Herat province, accusing judicial officials of corruption.



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    Civilians among 15 dead in Kandahar violence

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two separate roadside bomb explosions killed six people and injured several others, including children, in southern Kandahar province, where nine militants were also killed, officials said on Tuesday.



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    MoI welcomes decree on police reforms

    Kabul (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday welcomed a presidential decree that called for reforms in the police and making the force an independent and professional organ.



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    Militants’ plot to attack 4 Ghazni districts foiled

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Tuesday said security forces had thwarted a plot by militants to attack four districts in southern Ghazni province.



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    Four Badgais policemen dead in armed assault

    QALA-NAU (Pajhwok): Armed assault on police check posts in the western Badgais province has killed four policemen and three attackers, an official said on Tuesday.



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    MoI denies misspending police funds

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday rejected it had misspent funds meant for paying Afghan national police their salaries as alleged by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) a day earlier.