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    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.

    Security and Crime

    Herat blind rally against govt apathy

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Scores of blind people staged protest in western Herat province on Sunday, asking the government to give more attention to resolving their problems.


    President orders strict security around Salma dam

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Tuesday ordered foolproof security around Salma dam in western Herat province.

    Women,Security and Crime

    Over 400 cases of violence against women in Herat

    HEART CITY (Pajhwok): In the western Herat province, more than 400 cases of violence against women have been reported during the past six months alone, officials said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Relatives seek justice for striking prisoners

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Relatives of prisoners observing hunger strike on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in the capital of western Herat province, accusing judicial officials of corruption.

    Security and Crime

    Govt officials part of land mafia: Wahidi

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Thursday acknowledged a number of government officials were involved in land-grab incidents in western Herat province.

    Security and Crime

    Taliban’s governor killed in drone strike

    FARAH CIY (Pajhwok): A US drone strike killed three insurgents, including Taliban’s shadow governor for western Herat province, on Monday, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    Taliban kill 2 soldiers, take 9 others hostage

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and three civilians have been killed in separate security incidents in different parts of the country, officials said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Blast cuts off power lines in Herat

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A bomb blast cut loose power cables in the Kushk-i-Rubat district of western Herat province, disconnecting power supply to 50,000 families, officials said on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    4 forging police chief’s signatures detained

    HERATCITY (Pajhwok): Four men involved in forging the police chief’s signatures on passports were arrested in western Herat province on Sunday.