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    80pc of girls’ schools remain closed in Ghor

    FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Various unwanted factors have led to the closure of more than 80 percent of female schools in western Ghor province, it is learnt.



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    14 police detained on criminal charges

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Fourteen police officials have been detained on charges of committing different crimes, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Monday.



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    Taliban’s governor killed in drone strike

    FARAH CIY (Pajhwok): A US drone strike killed three insurgents, including Taliban’s shadow governor for western Herat province, on Monday, an official said.



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    Taliban’s deputy commander arrested

    FEROZKOH (PAJHWOK): Taliban’s deputy commander, who was involved in killing of 15 civilians, has been arrested in western Ghor province, an official said on Monday.



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    Losing PC candidate guns down youth

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A young man was gunned down by a losing provincial council candidate after a verbal clash in the capital of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.



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    2nd phase of Operation Bawar soon: official

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A senior military official on Monday said the “Operation Bawar” had been successful in southern Kandahar province and the offensive’s second phase would be launched soon.



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    Taliban kill 2 soldiers, take 9 others hostage

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and three civilians have been killed in separate security incidents in different parts of the country, officials said on Monday.



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    Fresh violence kills 8 including women

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The latest wave of violence has claimed eight lives in southeastern Khost, eastern Laghman, Nangarhar and central Logar provinces, officials said on Monday.



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    10 militants killed in Maidan Wardak clashes

    MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): At least 10 militants including Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) members have been killed during separate security incidents in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Monday.



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    Blast cuts off power lines in Herat

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A bomb blast cut loose power cables in the Kushk-i-Rubat district of western Herat province, disconnecting power supply to 50,000 families, officials said on Sunday.