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    Mother killed with 2 children in Khost airstrike

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A mother and her two children were killed and her spouse injured during an overnight NATO airstrike in the Nader Shah Kot district of southeastern Khost province, the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday.

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    Election observer kidnapped, beaten in Khost

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An election observer on Sunday said he was severely beaten after being abducted by some gunmen in southeastern Khost province.

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    2 would-be suicide bombers gunned down

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Saturday said security forces shot dead two would-be suicide bombers in southern Ghazni and southeastern Khost provinces before the pair could reach their targets.

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    Fair ballot key to bright future: Mohammadi

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Defence Minister Gen. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi reiterated on Sunday security forces had adopted all possible measures to conduct elections in a peaceful environment.

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    Taliban destroy Khost border police post

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban destroyed a border police post in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday, taking away vehicles and weapons, officials said.


    Journalists mourn Ahmad’s death

    KHOST CITY/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Journalists in southeastern Khost and southern Helmand provinces on Monday expressed their deep sorrow and grief over the death of AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad in Thursday’s attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul.


    Shortage of teachers called a big problem

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Education Department officials on Saturday urged the government to address its problems, including a shortage of teachers, in southeastern Khost province.


    Security organs asked to check deforestation

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi on Tuesday asked security organs to play an effective role in stopping deforestation in southeastern Khost province.


    Work on Khost bridges near-complete

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on three bridges is underway in full swing and would be ready soon for inauguration in southeastern Khost province, the governor said on Friday.

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    Practical steps urged to push peace bid forward

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Religious scholars in southeastern Khost province have demanded practical steps from both the Afghan government and the international community toward making peace talks with insurgents result-oriented.