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    15 rebels killed in Dangam offensive

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): After days of attacks, Afghan security forces on Thursday launched operations against militants in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, leaving 15 militants dead and five others wounded, the governor said.

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    2 uprising leaders killed in Dangam clash

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two leaders of the uprising group were killed on Wednesday when clashes between heavily-armed militants and villagers entered a fourth day in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an official said.

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    5 injured in mortar attack on PC office

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Five people were wounded when a mortar shell fell in front of the provincial council office in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, on Wednesday.

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    30 houses torched as Dangam clashes rage

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): As fierce clashes continued, armed insurgents on Tuesday set alight 30 houses of uprising members in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, officials and residents said.

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    8 rebels dead in clashes with villagers

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Backed by dozens of Pakistani rebels, Taliban are fighting against residents of Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, the police chief said on Sunday.


    Ghaki Pass reopens after a decade of closure

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Ghaki Pass, connects Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Bajaur with eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, has been reopened after remaining closed for a decade.

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    1 hurt in blast; 2 would-be bombers nabbed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): One person was wounded in a bomb explosion on Saturday in Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, an official said.

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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.