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    Man arrested for smuggling artifacts

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): A man has been detained by police for allegedly smuggling two ancient artifacts in western Ghor province, an official said on Saturday.

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    Over 20 rebels killed in Paktia gunbattle

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Over 20 militants were killed and four Afghan security forces wounded in a clash when a group of rebels stormed a security post in the Dandi Patan district of southeastern Paktia province on Saturday, an official said.

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    4 religious scholars die in Takhar accident

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Four religious scholars were killed in a traffic accident in northern Takhar province on Saturday, the governor’s spokesman said.

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    Violence against women linked to impunity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Saturday said it had registered 400 cases of violence against women during the last four months, with most of perpetrators remaining at large.

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    Panjabi, Chechen fighters sneak into Batikot

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Panjabi and Chechen rebels have sneaked into the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province to disrupt peace in the area, an official claimed on Saturday.

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    4 killed as illegal militiamen clash in Nimroz

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least four people were killed on Saturday after gunmen loyal to two rival illegal militia leaders clashed in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday.

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    JIA launches anti-corruption campaign

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Jamiat Islah-i-Afghanistan (JIA), while calling for humble work culture and fair distribution of wages, launched a week-long anti-corruption drive on Saturday.

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    Foreign militants among 14 killed in airstrikes

    PUL-I-ALAM/QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): At least 15 Taliban, including six fighters of the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), have been killed in clashes and drone strikes in central Logar and eastern Kunar provinces, officials said on Saturday.

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    Policeman killed, 5 civilians hurt in blast

    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) member was killed and five civilians were wounded in a landmine blast in the Maqur district of western Badghis province on Saturday, police said.

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    8 rebels killed, 25 civilians hurt in Kunduz

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Eight rebels were killed and 25 civilians injured during an offensive in the Chahardara district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Saturday.