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    Woman shot dead in Maidan Wardak

    MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Security forces shot dead a 38-year-old woman in the Jalriz district of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said.



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    Taliban-designated governor for Kandahar killed

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces killed Taliban’s shadowy governor for southern Kandahar province along with his two colleagues in an offensive on Saturday, a statement said.



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    Blast rocks Surkh Rud district chief's office

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An explosion rocked the district chief's office in the Surkh Rud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, but caused no casualties, officials said.



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    Slain journalist’s son discharged from hospital

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The only surviving child of slain Afghan journalist Sardar Ahmad has been discharged from hospital, a media report said on Friday.



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    2 guards killed in Maimana prison attack

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Militants attacked the central jail in this capital city of northern Faryab province, setting free two inmates after a brief clash that left two guards and one attacker dead, an official said on Friday.



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    Taliban threaten, hold hostage Ghazni voters

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents of southern Ghazni province on Thursday claimed the Taliban had started hurling death threats at them after they participated in the elections on April 5.



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    Anti-poppy drive launched in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Nearly 60 acres of land were cleared of poppy crops as a drive against the illicit cultivation has been launched in southern Kandahar on Thursday, an official said.



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    8 die in Ghazni blast, accident

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least eight persons were killed and two others wounded as a result of a bomb blast and a traffic accident in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said.



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    4 kidnapped policemen killed in Wardak

    MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Four public order policemen have been killed by militants in central Wardak province, an official said on Thursday.



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    Pakistani Taliban say no more extension in truce

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Criticising Islamabad for adopting “a mysterious silence” over peace talks, the Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they had decided not to extend the ceasefire.