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.
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.
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.
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.
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.