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    Herat insecurity blamed on weak coordination

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A spate of assassination attempts, kidnappings and lack of coordination have contributed to growing insecurity in western Herat province, a delegation said on Monday.



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    Afghan media boycotts Taliban coverage

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan media professionals announced a blackout on Sunday on Taliban-related reports until the group stopped targetting civilians and journalists.



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    Weapons, explosives seized from home

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security forces seized weapons and explosives during a raid on a home in the Musahi district of Kabul on Sunday.

    The raid involving police and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel was conducted in Guldara area, the Kabul police headquarters said in a statement.



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    Dangam residents under Taliban siege

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents, including women and children, remain under siege in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an uprising leader said on Sunday.



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    HPC seeks transfer of all Gitmo prisoners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC) on Sunday said the four former Guantanamo Bay detainees would be reunited with their families soon, urging the US to transfer the remaining Afghan prisoners to the country.



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    Uzbek women join rebels in Sar-i-Pul

    SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Residents and a senior official on Sunday claimed 10 Uzbek women had joined militants and were assisting them in making magnetic bombs in northern Sar-i-Pul province.



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    5 killed, 10 injured as dogfight turns violent

    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): An armed clash occurred during a dogfight in the Jawand district of northwestern Badghis province, leaving five people dead and 10 others wounded, a public representative said on Sunday.



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    8 killed, 12 injured in Kapisa, Wardak incidents

    MAHMOOD RAQI/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Five insurgents and three civilians were killed and seven civilians and five rebels injured during separate incidents in Kapisa and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials and residents said on Sunday.



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    8 bombs planted in Batikot school defused

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Militants planted land mines in a school on Saturday night in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday.



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    Taliban plan attack on Nawzad: Police chief

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Taliban, including Pakistani militants, are preparing to launch a group attack on the Nawzad district of southern Helmand province, a senior police officer said on Sunday.