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    Badakhshan clash being investigated

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Interior Ministry has launched an investigation into the killing of five policemen in a clash with armed men loyal to an illegal commander over the control of azure mines in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime,Education

    Taliban shut schools in Haskamina

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have closed a number of schools in the Haskamina district of eastern Nangarhar province after some of their comrades were arrested by police, residents said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Bomber was ALP chief's nephew

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Monday’s suicide attack that killed the Afghan Local Police (ALP) chief for central Logar province, Sabz Ali, was carried out by his nephew, also a member of the force, officials said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban kill ALP man, his parents in Ghazni

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban shot dead a local police (ALP) member and his parents during an overnight attack on their home in the troubled Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.



    Governance,Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    5 more accused in Kabul Bank case detained

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Another five accused in the Kabul Bank scandal have been arrested by the Interior Ministry’s anti-crime police following a court verdict in the case.



    Governance,Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    Kabul Bank scandal: Court triples jail sentences

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The court of appeal on Tuesday tripled the jail sentences of two former Kabul Bank heads to 10 years at the end of a re-opened case into the bank's collapse, ordering assets of Mahmoud Karzai to be frozen.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    Daudzai announces plans to strengthen police

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Tuesday announced two five-year plans for strengthening the Afghan police.



    Security and Crime

    6 militants killed in Jawzjan clash

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Six rebels were killed during clashes with members of an uprising group in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    3 off-duty ANA soldiers abducted in Kunduz

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Gunmen in police uniforms snatched three off-duty Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers from two buses in the Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province on Tuesday, the district chief said.



    Security and Crime,Education

    School principal, policeman killed in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a high school principal in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said.