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    Security and Crime

    Shadow governor among 13 rebels killed

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 13 militants, including their designated governor for northern Takhar province, have been killed during an operation in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Russian pilot freed from Taliban’s captivity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Friday announced releasing a Russian pilot who was kidnapped by militants in April 2013 in the Azra district of central Logar province.



    Governance

    US still insists on military solution: Taliban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): On the 13th anniversary of the US-led coalition’s invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban on Tuesday said the United States continued to press for military solution to the conflict.



    Security and Crime

    Tweet locates Taliban’s spokesman in Pakistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A tweet by the Taliban's spokesman in Afghanistan gave his location as being in neighboring Pakistan, media reports said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    158 rebels killed in Dur Baba offensive

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A clearing operation was wrapped up on Saturday in the Durbaba district of eastern Nangarhar province after the elimination of 158 insurgents, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    Ajristan residents hang 4 Taliban in revenge

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):  Four Taliban militants were hanged to death by residents of the Ajristan district of southern Ghazni province in retaliation to the beheading of 15 civilians, a senior official said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Dostum ready for talks with Taliban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Gen. Abdur Rashid Dostum, the vice president-elect, on Saturday condemned Taliban’s latest assaults but expressed his willingness for peace dialogue.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban’s district chief among 3 killed in Herat

    , HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban’s shadow chief for the Pashtun Zarghoon district of western Herat has been killed in a clash, security official said.



    Governance

    Taliban reject new govt, vow to fight on

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Rejecting the announcement of the new unity government in Afghanistan as a product of false elections, the Taliban on Monday said they would continue to fight against it.



    Security and Crime

    10 militants killed in Maidan Wardak clashes

    MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): At least 10 militants including Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) members have been killed during separate security incidents in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Monday.