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    Violence against Daikundi women intensifies

    NIELI (Pajhwok): Officials in central Daikundi province have expressed their concern at increasing cases of violence against women, despite growing awareness among females about their constitutionally-protected rights.

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    Pakistani troops again fire rockets into Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok):  In a fresh cross-border strike, Pakistani troops on Sunday fired tens of artillery shells into eastern Kunar province, causing heavy material losses, the provincial police chief said.

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    Children of Urgun blast victims to get stipends

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): The government has decided to pay specific monthly stipends on permanent bases to the children of those killed in the devastating Urgun blast, an official said Sunday.

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    4 insurgents killed, 11 injured dead in Tagab

     MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Four militants, resisting the establishment of local police force in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, have been killed in a clash, an official said on Sunday.

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    Coordinated Taliban attack on Azra repulsed

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Security forces have repulsed a coordinated attack by hundreds of insurgents on the Azra district of central Logar province, an official claimed on Sunday.

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    Rebels detained, weapons seized in Baghlan

    KABUL/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A group of five militants was busted and weapons including suicide vests seized in northern Baghlan province, the spy service said on Sunday.

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    NDS official shot dead; car-lifters' gang busted

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead the crime branch chief of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in western Herat province on Sunday, an official said.

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    District chief slot allegedly offered for $20,000

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A former National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief for southern Helmand province on Sunday alleged the central government was promoting corruption.

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    NDS operatives among 23 detained in Parwan

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Twenty-three people including three intelligence agents have been detained for illegally carrying weapons in central Parwan province, an official said on Sunday.

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    22 insurgents eliminated in Faryab clashes

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok):  At least 22 rebels, including three commanders, have been killed and 30 others wounded in clashes in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday.