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    Security and Crime

    Women,Security and Crime

    Paktika women’s affairs director fined

    SHARANA (Pajhwok): The women’s affairs director has been fined 35,000 afghanis by Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) officials for using a fake card to monitor the April 5 elections in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Saturday.

    Security and Crime

    Mutasim may be deported to Kabul: aide

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Veteran Taliban leader Agha Jan Mutasim has been put under house-arrest by the authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a close aide confided to Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday.

    Security and Crime

    Paktika elder killed in gun-and-suicide attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A tribal elder was killed and three civilians injured in a gun-and-suicide attack in the Argun district of southeastern Paktika province on Friday, the governor’s house said.

    Security and Crime

    Only attacker killed in Kandahar car blast

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber in a car targeted a passing convoy of foreign troops in the Spin Boldak border town in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, killing only himself, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    Photos, videos show ballots torched, thrown out

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News has obtained some video clips and photos that show many ballot papers have either been torched or thrown out.

    Security and Crime

    Suicide bomber held with explosive-laden truck

    HERAT (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber planning to storm the governor’s office and US consulate had been detained by police in western Herat province, an official said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Jawzjan woman stabbed to death, mutilated

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A woman has been found stabbed to death multiple-times and her body’s parts, including lips, cut off allegedly by a brother-in-law in northwestern Jawzjan province, police said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    NDS: 262 bombers held in 40 days

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy service claimed on Thursday security forces had detained 262 would-be suicide bombers over the past 40 days and that foreign militant groups and intelligence agencies had been attempting to sabotage the elections last Saturday, but failed.

    Security and Crime

    Rebels gun down Chaparhar district official

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Militants gunned down an official of the rural affairs department in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Security forces’ role in polls commended

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): People from different walks of life in northern Takhar province on Wednesday lauded the role of Afghan forces in maintain tight security during Saturday’s elections.