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    Midwifery training commences in Paktia

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Launching a midwifery training programme in this capital city of southeastern Paktia province, the acting public health director on Wednesday said districts would be given more attention.


    162 Paktia schools without buildings

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Residents of southeastern Paktia province say a large number of schools lack buildings while some remote parts have even no school.

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    Taliban hang 3 more robbers in Paktia

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok):  The Taliban said on Tuesday they had hanged three individuals accused of theft robberies in the Gardez district of southeastern Paktia province.


    Paktia elders seek end to foreign meddling

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Tribal elders and religious scholars in southeastern Paktia province have urged the incoming government to work for bringing peace and preventing foreign interferences in Afghanistan’s affairs.

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    9 including civilian killed in ISAF strikes

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A civilian and eight militants have been killed in NATO airstrikes in eastern Laghman and southeastern Paktia provinces, officials said on Wednesday. 

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    Kidnapped district chief found dead

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Local authorities on Monday said they had found the body of the Chamkani district chief who kidnapped in southeastern Paktia province some days back.

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    Taliban kidnap district chief in Gardez

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The Taliban militants on Friday kidnapped the Samkani district chief in southeastern Paktia province, the provincial police chief said.


    Paktia residents urge next president to bolster peace

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Calling peace and stability among their top priorities, the residents of southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday demanded the next president should fight corruption and hire professional officials to ensure good governance.

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    Over 20 rebels killed in Paktia gunbattle

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Over 20 militants were killed and four Afghan security forces wounded in a clash when a group of rebels stormed a security post in the Dandi Patan district of southeastern Paktia province on Saturday, an official said.

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    District police chief, guard killed in blast

     GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The police chief for the Ahmadaba district of southeastern Paktia province was killed in a bomb blast on Thursday, the provincial police chief said.