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    Police chief denies district’s fall to Taliban

    QALAT (Pajhwok): Rejecting the Taliban claim of capturing the Nawbahar district of southern Zabul province, a top security official on Friday said a full-blown offensive was underway to uproot rebels from the area.

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    1 civilian shot dead, 2 wounded by police

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): One civilian has been killed and two others have been wounded by police in Ferozkoh, the capital of western Ghor province, an official said on Friday.

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    15 rebels dead in ISAF raid, Afghan forces’ action

    GHAZNI CITY/MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Eleven militants were killed in the Giro district of southern Ghazni province in an airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), officials said Friday.

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    NATO soldier succumbs to injury

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died of a non-battle injury in eastern Afghanistan on Friday.

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    Pakistani forces again attack Maroof district

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces once again attacked the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province on Friday, local officials alleged.

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    Taliban gaining strength in north: Mohammadi

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Minister of Defence Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Thursday acknowledged militants were gaining strength and vitiating the security situation in the northern Afghanistan.

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    Violence against journalists up by 66pc

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Violence against journalists increased by 66 percent during the first half of 2014 across the county, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) said on Thursday.

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    Iranian woman wounded in Jawzjan attack

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and an Iranian woman wounded in two separate incidents in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday.

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    Eastern zone gets 3 more helicopters

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday handed three aircrafts over to the Selab Military Corps for operations and supply purposes in the eastern zone.

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    Nuristan governor denies Doab district fall

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nuristan province on Thursday denied losing control of Doab district to Taliban, saying 10 militants had been killed in ongoing clashes.