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    Lull in Pakistani rocket fire enters 3rd week

    ASDADABAD (Pajhwok): A lull in Pakistani rocket attacks into eastern Kunar province has entered a third week, local officials said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    Newly-wed woman killed in Baghlan

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWA) on Saturday vehemently condemned killing of a newly-wed woman who was killed by her husband in northern Baghlan province.



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    4 killed, 9 injured in Kandahar incidents

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One person was killed and nine others injured in a traffic accident in southern Kandahar province, where three persons had been found dead under mysterious circumstances, officials said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    4 rebels killed in Baghlan, Jawzjan violence

    PUL-I-KHUMRI/ SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least four militants have been killed and seven others wounded in northern Baghlan and northwestern Jawzjan provinces, officials said Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    Obama expands Afghan combat mission

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama has quietly issued guidelines allowing American forces to target Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan and conduct air support for Afghan operations when needed post-2014.



    Security and Crime

    Police officer’s brother killed in Jalalabad blast

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A crime branch chief was among three others wounded in an explosion that left his brother dead in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, officials said.



    Security and Crime

    6 kidnapped schoolteachers set free in Badghis

    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The Taliban set free six abducted schoolteachers following negotiations with tribal elders in the Qadis district of northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    NDS claims foiling plot to kill Dostum

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy service on Friday claimed foiling an alleged plot to assassinate First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum on a trip to northern Afghanistan by arresting five would-be suicide bombers.



    Security and Crime

    Shadow district chief among 5 rebels killed

    ASADADBAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated chief for the Manogi district of eastern Kunar province was among five others killed in a US drone strike on early Saturday, the provincial police chief said.



    Security and Crime

    10 rebels killed in Ghazni incidents

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Ten militants have been killed during a clash and a bomb blast in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday.