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    6 Jundullah fighters detained in Baghlan

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Six militants linked to the Jandullah network have been arrested and four others killed in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Friday.

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    Meddling behind Helmand fighting: Lawang

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The 215th Maiwand Military Corps alleged on Friday fighting in southern Helmand province was dragging on due to brazen interference from a neighbouring country and joblessness.

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    Shindand fight ends with killing of 20 rebels

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Two days of fighting in the Shindand district of western Herat ended on Friday with the killing of 20 insurgents and injuries to two security personnel, Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi said.

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    Pul-i-Charkhi inmates on hunger strike

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 500 prisoners held at the Pul-i-Charkhi jail east of Kabul have gone on hunger strike after they were granted no concessions in their jail terms under a recent presidential decree, some inmates claimed on Thursday.

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    German killed, 20 hurt in suicide bombing

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A foreigner, believed to be a German citizen, was killed and 20 others -- mostly Afghans -- were wounded when a teenage bomber blew himself up inside the Isteqlal High School in the heart of Kabul on Thursday night, officials said.

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    Residents rally against police commander

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents of western Farah province on Thursday staged a protest rally, accusing a highway police commander of abusing locals, an official said.

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    Fuel & sugar down, gold up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of fuel, wood and sugar decreased in Kabul markets during the ongoing week when the rates of gold edged up, dealers said on Thursday.

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    Taliban free 7 Sher Khan Port workers

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): After spending two weeks in Taliban’s captivity, seven of 16 kidnapped personnel of the Sher Khan Port have been set free, an official said on Thursday.

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    ISAF airstrike kills 5 students in Parwan

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Five students have been killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) air raid in the Siagird district of central Parwan province, local officials claimed on Thursday.

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    700kg of hashish recovered in Gardez

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces have detained four people and recovered 700 kilograms of hashish from their possession during an operation in southeastern Paktia province, the police chief said on Thursday.