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    Russian pilot freed from Taliban’s captivity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Friday announced releasing a Russian pilot who was kidnapped by militants in April 2013 in the Azra district of central Logar province.



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    4 civilians dead, 5 injured in Faryab clash

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Four civilians have been killed during a clash between two groups in the Pashtunkot district of northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Friday.



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    Laghman explosion leaves 10 injured

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 civilians were wounded in a bomb explosion in Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, on Friday morning.



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    Literacy official gunned down in Faryab

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two people, including a district literacy department official, were killed and three border policemen were wounded during two separate gun attacks in northwestern Faryab province on Thursday.



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    Logar mayor detained on graft charges

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Special Forces of the Interior Ministry on Thursday detained the mayor of central Logar province on corruption charges, an official said.



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    8 including women killed in fresh violence

    KANDAHAR/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Six insurgents and two women have been killed and a dozen others, including rebels and civilians, injured during separate incidents in Kandahar and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Thursday.



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    Military uniform sellers warned of arrest

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul police on Thursday warned illegal sellers of military uniform sellers would be detained and their shops closed down if they did not return such items within three days.



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    Arab among 4 dead in Waziristan drone strike

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A militant of Arab origin were among four suspected fighters killed in a new drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal region of South Waziristan on Thursday.



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    Blast in front of Pajhwok reporter’s house

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A bomb exploded in front of a Pajhwok Afghan News Reporter’s residence in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province late on Wednesday night.  



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    Special court created to hear Kabul Bank case

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Supreme Court has created a special court to address cases of individuals involved in the Kabul Bank scandal, the Attorney General’s Office said on Wednesday.