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    Shadow district chief among 5 rebels killed

    ASADADBAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated chief for the Manogi district of eastern Kunar province was among five others killed in a US drone strike on early Saturday, the provincial police chief said.

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    18 rebels killed in Nangarhar, Kunar

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eighteen militants have been killed and six others wounded during separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces, officials said on Tuesday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Several woodworking shops gutted in fire

    ASADBAD (Pajhwok): A huge fire raced through a woodworking market in the capital of eastern Kunar province on Monday, leaving dozens of shops a complete loss.

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    35 rebels killed in Laghman, Kunar clashes

    MEHTARLAM/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Thirty-five militants and two policemen have been killed during separate incidents in eastern Laghman and Kunar provinces, officials said on Saturday.


    2 women injured in Pakistani rocket strike

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two women have been wounded in a cross-border rocket attack on eastern Kunar province, an official claimed on Tuesday.

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    Police aiding timber smugglers: Governor

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Police are not cooperating with the administration of eastern Kunar province in preventing timber smuggling, the acting governor alleged on Wednesday.

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    Residents up against rebels in Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of several areas in the Noorgal district of eastern Kunar province on Sunday climbed mountains to launch what they called an uprising against Taliban insurgents.

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    Rebels have no excuse to fight on: Kunaris

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Happy over foreign troops’ withdrawal from eastern Kunar province, residents on Thursday said the insurgents were left with no excuse to continue fighting.

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    NATO-led troops quit last base in Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok):  Transferring their last base to Afghan counterparts, NATO-led foreign troops have pulled out from eastern Kunar province, the provincial police chief said on Thursday.

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    9 militants lay down arms in Kunar

    ASSADABAD (Pajhwok): A nine-member group of rebels has laid down arms, joining the peace process in eastern Kunar province, a senior official said on Monday.