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    Offensive to drive militants from Ghorak begins

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A major security operation has been launched to flush out armed insurgents from the Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province, police said on Monday.



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    Newspaper’s chief editor flees country

    KABUL (Pajhwok): No one could be arrested in connection with a blasphemous opinion piece published in a Kabul-based daily because the writer is living abroad and the editor-in-chief has fled the country.



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    Pakistan still breeding ground for terrorists: MoI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Monday once again slammed Pakistan as a breeding ground for terrorists. 



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    Herat students rally against sacrilegious article

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Students staged a rally in western Herat province on Monday to denounce the publication of a blasphemous article in a Kabul-based daily last week.



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    Badakhshan fighting claims 23 lives

    KABUL/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 19 armed rebels and four policemen have lost their lives to a fresh spate of violence in northeastern Badakhshan province, a Ministry of Interior (MoI) official said on Monday.



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    UK pullout to fuel joblessness: Helmandis

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Residents say they are happy with the withdrawal of British and American troops from southern Helmand province. However, they are concerned about an increase in unemployment and a possible halt to development activities.



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    7 dead as suicide bombers storm Kunduz court

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least seven people, including six prosecutors, were killed on Monday when a group of suicide attackers stormed the court of appeal in northern Kunduz province, exchanging gunfire with security forces for hours.



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    At least 2 rockets fired into Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least two rockets were fired into a high-security neighbourhood of Kabul on Sunday night, but information about casualties was not immediately available.



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    70 kg of drugs seized near Iran border

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok):  Police seized 70 kilograms of drugs from a car near the Iranian border in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.



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    Police threaten to join forces with Taliban

     

     

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of policemen staged a protest demonstration in front of the Parliament on Sunday, demanding the prompt payment of their six-month salaries.