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    Security and Crime

    Man sentenced to death in murder case

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A primary court in western Herat province sentenced a man to death in a murder case and awarded 18 years imprisonment to a co-accused.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Herat insecurity blamed on weak coordination

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A spate of assassination attempts, kidnappings and lack of coordination have contributed to growing insecurity in western Herat province, a delegation said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Militant attack on Shindand beaten back

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Officials said on Thursday Afghan security forces had pushed back the militants who attacked the Shindand district bazaar in western Herat province.


    Protest against spiraling insecurity held

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Over a dozen civil society activists on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration against growing insecurity in western Herat province.


    Girls’ hostel inaugurated in Herat

    HERAT (Pajhwok): A girls’ hostel has been inaugurated within the compound of Herat University on Wednesday, officials said.

    Business & Economics

    Exhibition of food products opens in Herat

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): An exhibition and an warehouse for agricultural produce were inaugurated in western Herat province on Saturday, officials said.


    Violence against women on rise in Afghanistan

    HERAT CITY/JALALABAD/LASHKARGAH/TALUQAN (Pajhwok): In a gathering arranged on eve of International Women’s Day, speakers on Tuesday voiced concerns that violence against women has surged in some provinces of the country, including Nangarhar, Helmand, Herat and Takhar provinces.

    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.