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    Afghanistan ranks 2nd on Global Terrorism Index list

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A new global study by the London-based Institute for Economics and Peace has ranked Afghanistan second after Iraq on the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) list.



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    Infighting leaves ALP commander dead

    KANDAHAR/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander and a member were killed and four others wounded as a result of infighting in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday.



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    14 rebels, 3 police killed in Helmand violence

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Separate clashes killed three policemen and 14 rebels in southern Helmand province over the past 24 hours, an official said on Tuesday.



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    Woman killed, 13 wounded in Khost blast

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A woman was killed and 13 others injured on Tuesday when a civilian vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southeastern Khost province, an official said.



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    2 dead in truck bomb attack on foreign firm

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A suicide truck bomb attack targeted at a compound housing foreign contractors killed two Afghan guards and injured three Afghan civilians and a foreigner in the Tarakhel area of central capital Kabul on Tuesday morning, officials said.



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    Kapisa couple publicly whipped for adultery

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A couple was publicly whipped on the charge of adultery after a legal hearing in the Kohistan-I district of central Kapisa province, police said on Monday.



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    Robbery gang held from candidate’s home

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Police detained six armed robbers from the house of a failing provincial council candidate during a raid in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province on Monday.



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    12 rebels killed in Takhar offensive

    TALUQAN (Pajhwok): At least 12 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 15 others wounded during a military offensive in northern Takhar province, an official said on Monday.



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    Taliban kill 4 bus passengers in Farah

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban militants pulled more than a dozen passengers from a bus and shot dead four of them in western Farah province on Monday, an official said.



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    11 rebels, 2 ANA soldiers killed in Kunduz, Ghor

    KUNDUZ/FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen militants and two Afghan soldiers have been killed during separate security incidents in Kunduz and Ghor provinces, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Monday.