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    A dozen rebels dead in Paktika air raid

    SHARAN/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen insurgents, including a commander, have been killed in an airstrike by foreign troops in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Wednesday.


    Final PC results: Losing runners cry foul

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some losing provincial council (PC) candidates in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday alleged their well-off rivals used money and political connections to win seats on the council.


    Call to expand varsities' enrolment capacity

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials and high school graduates on Monday urged the new government, particularly the Ministry of Higher Education, to expand enrolment capacity at public sector universities in order to enable more students to pursue higher studies.


    Work on Jalalabad bridges halted

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The construction of two key bridges in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, has been delayed by the Public Works Department, a local official said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    5 civilians dead in Khogyani gun attack

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five civilians including children were killed and two others injured on Friday morning when gunmen opened fire on a car in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.


    100 RTA workers fired in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly one hundred employees of the state-run Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) have been fired in eastern Nangarhar province following suspension of funds, sources revealed on Wednesday.

    Business & Economics

    Industrialists seek government attention

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Business community leaders in the eastern Nangarhar province called upon the new government on Saturday to pave the way for investment in the country.

    Security and Crime

    Telecom officer, drive gunned down

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The district telecommunications officer for the Torkham border district of eastern Nangarhar province was gunned down on Thursday.


    New appointments in Balkh, Nangarhar despite ban

    MAZAR-I-SHARF, JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Despite an absolute ban imposed by the President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on hiring and firing in government institutions, officials in northern Balkh and eastern Nangarhaar provinces have made new appointments, Pajhwok learnt on Sunday.


    France to continue aiding Afghan govt: envoy

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): French Ambassador Jean-Michel Marlaud on Saturday said his country was committed to supporting the new government in Afghanistan.