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    Security and Crime

    Taliban gaining strength in north: Mohammadi

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Minister of Defence Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Thursday acknowledged militants were gaining strength and vitiating the security situation in the northern Afghanistan.

    Security and Crime

    Violence against journalists up by 66pc

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Violence against journalists increased by 66 percent during the first half of 2014 across the county, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime,Accidents & Disasters

    Iranian woman wounded in Jawzjan attack

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and an Iranian woman wounded in two separate incidents in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Eastern zone gets 3 more helicopters

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday handed three aircrafts over to the Selab Military Corps for operations and supply purposes in the eastern zone.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Nuristan governor denies Doab district fall

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nuristan province on Thursday denied losing control of Doab district to Taliban, saying 10 militants had been killed in ongoing clashes.

    Security and Crime

    23 rebels killed, police officer wounded

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 23 insurgent have been killed and a district police chief wounded during clashes and a bombing in different parts of the country, officials said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Ex-district chief among 4 killed in accidents

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Four people, including a district chief, were killed in two separate road accidents on Kabul-Kandahar highway, officials said Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Kidnapped ICRC staff members released

    KABUL (Pajhwok): All five staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), abducted on August 14 in western Herat province, have been released unharmed, officials said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Soldiers among 6 hurt in Kabul, Jalalabad blasts

    KABUL/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six people were injured in two separate explosions in Kabul and eastern Nangarhar provinces on Thursday, officials and eyewitnesses said.

    Security and Crime

    NYT reporter gets 24 hours to leave

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Wednesday asked the New York Times (NYT) reporter to leave Afghanistan within 24 hours, saying his entry into the country had been banned.