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    Security and Crime

    Suicide bomber held with explosive-laden truck

    HERAT (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber planning to storm the governor’s office and US consulate had been detained by police in western Herat province, an official said on Thursday.


    Shahzada Abdullah’s tomb being reconstructed

    HERAT CITY: (Pajhwok): The tomb of Prince Abdullah, one of the two historic graves that sit on the main road just south of the Musalla Complex in the western city of Herat, is being reconstructed at a cost of $400,000, an official said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    4 policemen dead in Herat explosion

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Four policemen were killed and three others wounded when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit with a remote-controlled bomb in western Herat province on Monday.


    Hundreds protest ballot paper scarcity

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people protested in front of a polling station against a shortage of ballot papers in the capital of western Herat province on Saturday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    1 killed, 33 wounded in Herat accidents

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): One person died and 33 others were hospitalised with injuries they sustained in car accidents in western Herat province in past 24 hours, officials said on Saturday.


    District judge, police shot dead in Herat

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A judge and a policeman were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in western Herat province on Monday, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    4 killed in blast near Abdullah’s campaign office

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least two policemen and as many election workers were killed and several others wounded on Monday when a motorcycle bomb went off in western Herat province, officials said.

    Accidents & Disasters

    5 dead, 17 injured in Herat collision

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Five persons were killed and 17 others, including women and children, injured when a van and a passenger bus collided head-on in western Herat province, an official said on Thursday.


    Herat mayor fired for misuse of power

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has sacked the mayor of western Herat province for misusing his position, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said on Tuesday.

    Security and Crime

    Civilian deaths spark protest in Herat

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Sunday staged a protest against Afghan security forces, foreign troops and the mayor of western Herat province, an official said.