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    5 Quetta Shura members killed in Herat ambush

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Five members of Taliban’s Quetta Shura, involved in drug trafficking, were killed during a clash with security personnel in western Herat province on Monday, the police chief claimed.



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    1 killed, 9 injured in Baghlan blast

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A policeman was killed and nine people, mostly children, were injured in a bomb blast in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province on Monday.



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    Paghman gang rape: Appeal court proceedings begin

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A court of appeal on Monday began an open trial of seven convicts in the Paghman gang rape case, an official said.



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    1 killed, 8 injured as aircraft runs into wall

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army (ANA) plane ran into a wall in central Uruzgan province on Sunday evening, killing one person and injuring eight others, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    LeT men among 10 killed in separate incidents

    TIRINKOT/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Ten insurgents, including two fighters of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), have been killed during incidents in Kunar, Uruzgan and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Sangin on the verge of falling to Taliban

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Officials and residents on Sunday confirmed Taliban militants had entered the main bazaar of the Sangin district in southern Helmand province after capturing security posts.



    Security and Crime,Interviews

    Peace talks useless without crackdown: Police chief

    JALALABAAD (Pajhwok): The Nangarhar police chief declared on Sunday that peace talks with militants would be fruitless as long as they were not forced on the defensive.



    Security and Crime,Health,Features

    Ghor NGO hires docs, medics on fake documents

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): An NGO has appointed doctors based on fake documents to several health facilities in western Ghor province, officials allege, voicing concerns about patients’ health.



    Security and Crime

    Rebels among 18 killed in fresh bout of violence

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Eighteen insurgent were killed and 12 other, including six Afghan Local police (ALP) personnel, wounded during clashes and an explosion in different parts of the country, officials said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime,Reconstruction

    Zabul quick reaction force gets new HQ

    QALAT (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for the Quick Reaction Force has been inaugurated in southern Zabul province.