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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.