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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.



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    Potential terror attacks foiled in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday said police had thwarted some potential terror attacks at two locations of central Kabul province.



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    Media urged to avoid images of terror victims

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  Free media advocacy group NAI on Tuesday urged media outlets to avoid publishing pictures of victims of terrorist attacks because they left devastating psychological effects on citizens.



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    Politicians, elders demand probe into Paktika attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Political and tribal elders on Tuesday demanded thorough investigation and severe punishment for the perpetrators of tragic suicide bombing in southeastern Paktika province that left dozens persons dead scores other wounded.



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    16 injured in Paktika blast in critical condition

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The death toll from Sunday’s suicide attack in southeastern Paktika province may climb further because some 16 injured people are said to be in critical condition.



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    Fazlullah narrowly escapes drone strike

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah narrowly escaped a US drone strike in the Nazyan district of eastern Nangarhar province near the Durand Line a day earlier.



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    9 heroin-making labs destroyed in Sherzad raid

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A joint Afghan-NATO force destroyed nine heroin-producing factories during an overnight operation in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.



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    Bomb planted in dead man’s stomach by rebels

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): In yet another horrifying incident, Taliban insurgents cut open the stomach of a retired army officer-turned a taxi driver to plant a bomb after kidnapping and killing him in northeastern Faryab province, officials said on Tuesday.



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    6 rebels killed on Kunduz-Takhar Highway

     KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): At least six insurgents, including two of their notorious commanders, were killed on Tuesday in cleanup operation on Kunduz-Takhar Highway, provincial police chief said.