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    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.



    Security and Crime

    Suicide bombers among 19 killed in Paktia offensive

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): At least nineteen rebels, including ten suicide bombers, were killed and another arrested during an operation in the Sayyed Karam district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Loya Paktia youth condemn fraud claims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The youth from Loya Paktia --- a region comprising southeastern Paktia, Khost and Paktika provinces --- on Thursday rejected claims that the June 14 presidential runoff vote had been rigged in the three provinces.



    Security and Crime

    Election Day violence kills 6, wounds 17

    CHARIKAR/GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Six militants were killed and 17 others, including civilians and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, wounded in separate incidents in central Parwan and southeastern Paktia provinces, officials said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    7 injured as rocket hits Paktia hospital

    SHARANA (Pajhwok): Seven civilians were injured when a rocket allegedly fired by the Taliban hit a hospital in the Chamkani district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Tuesday.