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    Taliban launch group attack on Camp Bastion

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents launched a group attack on an Afghan military base formally housing British troops in southern Helmand province on Thursday evening, the military said.

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    3 assailants killed in attack on Kabul foreign firm

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three attackers were killed after they stormed a compound of an international non-governmental organisation in the Wazir Akbar Khan diplomatic district of capital Kabul late on Thursday evening, police said.

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    4 high school students held in elder murder case

    PUL-I-ALAM/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Four high school students have been arrested in connection with the killing of a tribal elder in central Logar province, police said on Thursday, when a student was found dead in Ghazni province.

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    ISAF Helmand airstrike leaves 7 rebels dead

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Seven militants have been killed in International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in southern Helmand province, the Grishak district police chief said on Thursday.

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    2 policemen, trader found dead in Faryab

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Police said on Thursday two policemen and a civilian had been found dead after their abduction in the Pashtunkot district of northeastern Faryab province.

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    Hunt underway for kidnapped port workers

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A huge search operation has been launched to secure the release of 15 abducted Sher Khan Port employees from their captors in northern Kunduz province, security officials said on Thursday.

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    British diplomat among 5 killed in convoy bombing

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber targeted a convoy of British Embassy cars east of Kabul City on Thursday, killing at least one British diplomat and four Afghan civilians and injuring more than 37 others, police said.

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    27 militants killed in Helmand showdown

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Officials said that Afghan security forces had killed 27 insurgents in southern Helmand in a fierce clash while two Taliban militants had been detained in northern Takhar provinces.

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    Rape victim threatens to commit suicide

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Gang-raped after being kidnapped in western Farah province, a female university student on Wednesday threatened she would commit suicide if the government failed to arrest and award harsher punishment to her rapists.