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    Paktia

    Security and Crime

    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. 



    Security and Crime

    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.



    Security and Crime

    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.



    Governance,Social

    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.



    Security and Crime

    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.



    Security and Crime

    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.



    Accidents & Disasters

    107 injured in accidents during Eid holidays

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): One person was killed and 107 others wounded in traffic accidents during Eid holidays in southeastern Paktia province, medics said on Friday.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Khost-Gardez highway reopens after rockslide

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The Khost-Gardez highway reopened for traffic in southeastern Paktia province on Friday noon, hours after it was blocked by a massive rockslide, an official said.



    Accidents & Disasters

    4 killed, 5 injured in Paktia accident

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Four people, including two women, were killed and five others sustained injuries on Thursday when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on the main highway in southeastern Paktia province, an official said.



    Culture

    Pen, not guns: Theme of poetry session

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A well-attended poetry session ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr was arranged in southeastern Paktia province. Seasoned poets underlined hard work to replace gun with pen.