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    2 guards, militant killed in Maimana prison attack

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two guards and an attacker have been killed when militants stormed the Maimana prison in northwestern Faryab province, 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.



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    Security men used for political gains: Khogyani

    MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): The governor for central Maidan Wardak province on Wednesday said security forces should not be used for any political purposes because the whole nation had trust in them.



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    Hesarak clash leaves 18 dead: police

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four members of an uprising group and 10 militants were killed during an hours-long clash in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.



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    Taliban’s governor held; 11 dead in clashes

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan soldiers and nine militants were killed and a Taliban-designated governor for eastern Nangarhar province was captured during separate incidents, officials said on Wednesday.



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    Drug being sold openly in Maidan Wardak

    MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Local officials and residents on Wednesday said drugs were being openly sold in some shops in Maidan Shahar, the capital of central Maidan Wardak province.