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    Panjsher emerald mine in a state of neglect

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Central Panjsher province has enormous gemstone reserves, but official’s apathy and illegal extraction has put the national wealth at risk, Pajhwok reliably learnt on Tuesday. Mine and Petroleum Department officials allege most of the mining activity was done in violation of rules and regulations.



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    35 militants perish in fresh clashes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 35 militants have been killed during security operations in Kapisa, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak and Kunar provinces over the past 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday.



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    8 insurgents killed in Badakhshan offensive

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Eight rebels have been killed and 17 others wounded in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Tuesday.



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    Afghan journalist leaves Quetta after threats

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Threatening calls from unidentified people have forced an Afghan journalist into leaving Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, a report said on Tuesday.



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    Torkham blasts: 2 Pakistanis detained

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The authorities have detained two Pakistani nationals on suspicion of involvement in overnight explosions that gutted several supply vehicles in the border town of Torkahm in eastern Nangarhar province, a military official said on Tuesday.



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    14 killed in cross-border attack in NWA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Fourteen people were killed on Tuesday when militants launched an attack from Afghanistan’s territory on a Pakistani security checkpoint in the tribal region of North Waziristan, the military said.



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    Foreign soldier killed in insider attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member has been killed by an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, the alliance said on Tuesday.



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    ISAF loses 3 soldiers to Kabul suicide attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): AT least three International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) soldiers were killed and several others wounded on Tuesday when their convoy was attacked by a suicide attacker in the capital Kabul, officials said.



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    Dozens of vehicles catch fire after serial blasts

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of supply vehicles caught fire after a series of explosions and a suicide in the Torkham border town of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday night.