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    Security pact with US to be signed on Sept. 30

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The incoming Afghan president is set to sign a long-delayed security pact with the United States on Tuesday, a day after he is scheduled to take over, an official said on Saturday.



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    Taliban behead civilians, torch houses in Ajristan

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have beheaded 15 civilians and torched scores of houses in the Ajristan district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Friday, hinting at the town’s likely fall.



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    Govt officials part of land mafia: Wahidi

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Thursday acknowledged a number of government officials were involved in land-grab incidents in western Herat province.



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    Nearly 100 killed in Nangarhar, Uruzgan clashes

    JALALABAD/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok):  Dozens of insurgents, mostly Pakistanis, have been killed during separate security operations in eastern Nangarhar and central Uruzgan provinces, officials said on Thursday.



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    Nangarhar, Khost prisoners on hunger strike

    JALALABAD/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok):  Prisoners in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Khost provinces have embarked on hunger strike, demanding amnesty under the new regime.



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    Jawzjan inmates end hunger strike

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Protesting inmates in northern Jawzjan province on Thursday called off their days-long hunger strike after assurances that a presidential decree granting them freedom would be enforced transparently.



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    Unexploded ordnance claims 100 lives each month

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) on Thursday said about 100 people suffered casualties each month in explosions caused by unexploded ordnance (UXO), with more than 4,000 areas still littered with such devices.



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    11 police dead in Kunduz, Faryab attacks

    KUNDUZ/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least eight local and three national policemen have been killed in terrorist attacks in northern Kunduz and northwestern Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.



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    2 NATO soldiers injured in Parwan blast

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Two foreign soldiers sustained injuries in a roadside bombing in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Thursday, an official said.



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    1 dead, 20 injured in Faryab explosion

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): An explosion in northwestern Faryab province left one man dead and over 20 others injured, official said on Thursday.