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    Security and Crime

    Bomb-making expert killed by own explosives

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A Taliban’s mine-making expert was killed in a blast caused by his own explosives in the Shindand district of western Herat province on Saturday, police said.

    Women,Security and Crime

    Half a dozen women killed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two women have been killed in northern Faryab province, increasing the number of females killed in the province this solar year to 18.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Herat PC elects chief amid protest outside

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok):  Supporters of failed provincial council candidates on Sunday staged a fresh protest demonstration in western Herat province, vowing not to allow those involved in fraud to enter the provincial council office.

    Security and Crime

    Thousands attend slain Shiite cleric’s funeral

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of people, attending funeral prayers for a slain prominent religious figure in western Herat province, on Saturday asked the government to arrest the assassins.

    Security and Crime

    Prominent cleric gunned down in Herat

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A prominent religious figure and member of the Afghanistan Ulema Council, Sheikh Azizullah Najafi, was shot dead on Thursday by unknown gunmen in western Herat province, police said.

    Security and Crime

    Mortar explosion kills father, son in Herat

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A father and his son were killed when a mortar shell exploded in their shop in western Herat province on Wednesday, an official said.


    Pajhwok photojournalist laid to rest in Herat

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The body of Pajhwok photojournalist Syed Maula Daad Yaqubi was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in western Herat province on Monday.


    Herat IEC officials accused of fraud

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Losing provincial council (PC) candidates and their supporters on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in western Herat province, blocking a key road.

    Security and Crime

    Herat boy raped, strangled to death

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): In a horror story, a 12-year-old boy has been raped and then suffocated to death in this western city of Herat, a medic said on Saturday.

    Security and Crime,Education

    Herat students rally against sacrilegious article

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Students staged a rally in western Herat province on Monday to denounce the publication of a blasphemous article in a Kabul-based daily last week.