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    Militants hold 5 civilians hostage in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Militants held five civilians hostage in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.



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    Election runner kidnapped in Sar-i-Pul

    SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): A provincial council candidate has been kidnapped by militants in northern Sar-i-Pul province, a senior official said on Monday.



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    4 would-be suicide bombers detained: MoI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security forces have detained four would-be suicide bombers in southeastern Paktia and southern Kandahar provinces, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Monday.



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    Logar suicide attack leaves policeman dead

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A Public Order Police member was killed and four others were wounded in a suicide attack in the Charkh district of central Logar province on Monday, an official said.



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    Gen. Musharraf indicted in high treason case

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A special court in Pakistan’s garrison town of Rawalpindi on Monday indicted former military dictator Gen. ® Pervez Musharraf in a high treason case, DawnNews reported.



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    Security men among 24 killed in Sar-i-Pul offensive

    SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Twenty-four persons have been killed and nine others injured in offensives launched in the Sayyad district of central Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Monday.



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    Taliban-designated district chief held

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated chief for the Chahab district of northern Takhar province was detained by Afghan security forces, officials said on Sunday.



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    Alishang district chief among 3 injured in blast

    MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): The Alishang district chief of eastern Laghman province and two others wounded in a landmine blast on Sunday, an official said.



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    748 polling sites to stay shut

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) security body on Sunday announced that 90 percent of polling stations across the country would remain open on April 5.



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    Fair ballot key to bright future: Mohammadi

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Defence Minister Gen. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi reiterated on Sunday security forces had adopted all possible measures to conduct elections in a peaceful environment.