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    UN urges halt to death sentences in rape case

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations human on Saturday urged the Afghan government to halt the death sentences in a case against a group of men charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and gang rape in Paghman a district.



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    28 rebels dead in Faryab, Kunduz clashes

    MAIMANA/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Officials said on Saturday at least 28 militants had been killed in separate clashes with security forces in Faryab and Kunduz provinces.



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    Intelligent operative dead in Kunar blast

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A National Directorate of Security (NDS) operative has been killed in a landmine explosion in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.



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    Taliban hang alleged kidnappers in Paktia

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Saturday said they had publicly executed three people on charges of theft and kidnappings in the Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province.



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    Security pact with US to be signed on Sept. 30

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The incoming Afghan president is set to sign a long-delayed security pact with the United States on Tuesday, a day after he is scheduled to take over, an official said on Saturday.



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    Taliban behead civilians, torch houses in Ajristan

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have beheaded 15 civilians and torched scores of houses in the Ajristan district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Friday, hinting at the town’s likely fall.



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    Govt officials part of land mafia: Wahidi

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Thursday acknowledged a number of government officials were involved in land-grab incidents in western Herat province.



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    Nearly 100 killed in Nangarhar, Uruzgan clashes

    JALALABAD/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok):  Dozens of insurgents, mostly Pakistanis, have been killed during separate security operations in eastern Nangarhar and central Uruzgan provinces, officials said on Thursday.



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    Nangarhar, Khost prisoners on hunger strike

    JALALABAD/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok):  Prisoners in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Khost provinces have embarked on hunger strike, demanding amnesty under the new regime.



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    Jawzjan inmates end hunger strike

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Protesting inmates in northern Jawzjan province on Thursday called off their days-long hunger strike after assurances that a presidential decree granting them freedom would be enforced transparently.