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    Russian held in Afghanistan to be tried in US

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Russian citizen, who is currently held at a detention facility in central Parwan province, would be transferred to the United States for trial by a federal court, a report said on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    Strike over Hazara killings cripples Quetta

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province was paralysed by a strike on Friday, a day after the killing of nine members of the minority Hazara community.



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    50 Sar-i-Pul schools under Taliban threat

    SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Up to 50 schools in northern Sar-i-Pul province are under threat from the Taliban, a public representative claimed on Friday, asking the Education Department to pay teachers’ salaries regularly.



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    10 militants eliminated in Badakhshan

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Ten insurgents have been killed during a clearing operation in the Darayem district of northeastern Badakhshan province, police claimed on Friday.



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    Afghan army officer sentenced to death

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army (ANA) officer has been sentenced to death on murder charges in western Herat province, an official said on Friday.



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    640kg of opium seized in separate operations

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Police have seized 640 kilograms of opium during separate operations in Helmand and Badakhshan provinces, the Ministry of Interior announced on Friday.



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    Rebels have no excuse to fight on: Kunaris

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Happy over foreign troops’ withdrawal from eastern Kunar province, residents on Thursday said the insurgents were left with no excuse to continue fighting.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    State land recovered from ex-VP’s brother

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The Justice Department on Thursday said some 500 acres of state-owned land had been retaken from an influential figure in northern Baghlan province.



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    3 children burnt to death in Greshk clash

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok):  A fire erupted inside a home during a clash between police and Taliban militants in the Greshk town of southern Helmand province, burning to death three children, an official said on Thursday.



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    NATO-led troops quit last base in Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok):  Transferring their last base to Afghan counterparts, NATO-led foreign troops have pulled out from eastern Kunar province, the provincial police chief said on Thursday.