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Women prisoners in Parwan jail go on hunger strike (Video)

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Mar 28, 2015 - 18:01
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): At least 20 women prisoners in central Parwan province have been on huger strike since last Thursday to protest what they call an inordinate delay in their release, an official said on Saturday. Nadera Giya, the women affairs...
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Logar university building’s construction re-launched (Video)

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Mar 26, 2015 - 19:50
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Construction work on a new building for the university in central Logar province was on Thursday formally launched during a special ceremony held in this regard. The foundation stone of the building was laid about two years ago...
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Thousands rally against police chief’s assassination (Video)

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Mar 26, 2015 - 19:47
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Thousands of residents of central Uruzgan province on Thursday staged a protest against government officials for their involvement in the killing of police chief Matiullah Khan. The protestors asked the government for arrest the...
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Tirah offensive: Afghan border forces on high alert (Video)

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Mar 26, 2015 - 16:35
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces have been put on a high alert along the border with Pakistan in eastern Afghanistan to deal with militants fleeing an ongoing operation across the Durand Line, officials said on Thursday. Pakistani forces have...
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7 dead, 36 wounded in Kabul suicide bombing (Video)

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Mar 26, 2015 - 14:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least seven people were killed and 36 others wounded in a suicide car bombing in the heart of Kabul on Wednesday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said. The attack took place in the Murad Khani area of the 2nd police district at...
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Protestors call for open trial of Farkhanda killers (Video)

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Mar 24, 2015 - 19:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of protesters on Tuesday demanded the Andarabi Street be named after Farkhanda and those involved in her brutal killing brought to justice. They urged the government to detain the security personnel who failed to protect...
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13 civilians shot dead in attack on passenger bus (Video)

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Mar 24, 2015 - 14:50
MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Suspected militants killed 13 passengers, including a woman, in a predawn on the Kabul-Ghazni highway, an official said on Tuesday. The governor’s spokesperson, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the massacre...
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Angry Kabul residents rally against Farkhanda murder (Video)

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Mar 24, 2015 - 10:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Kabul residents on Monday staged a protest against the killing of a woman accused of burning a copy of the Quran, asking the government to punish the perpetrators. Farkhanda, 27, was beaten and burnt to death by a mob...
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President rules out compromise on past gains, values

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Mar 18, 2015 - 23:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday identified lasting peace in Afghanistan as his administration’s top priority.
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7 dead, 46 injured in Lashkargah suicide bombing (Video)

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Mar 18, 2015 - 16:21
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least seven people were killed and 46 others wounded in a suicide attack in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, on Wednesday. The attack took place at 11am when an explosives-laden Mazda truck was detonated...
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Afghan Cricket Team Returns Home from 2015 Worldcup (Video)

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Mar 16, 2015 - 19:52
Afghan National Cricket team returned home after participating in the 2015 Cicket World Cup.
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No one can shove mujahideen off political stage: Sayyaf (Video)

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Mar 16, 2015 - 11:50
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Former influential jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Sunday warned against shoving mujahideen off the political scene. Speaking at a gathering commemorating the 1979 uprising in Herat against the Soviet Union, Sayyaf...
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Special people demand dues, warn of storming MoD (Video)

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Mar 14, 2015 - 19:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of disabled security personnel on Saturday warned to attack the Ministry of Defense (MoD) if their stipends were not paid immediately. They gathered in front of the MoD in Kabul, saying President Ashraf Ghani had promised...
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No option but to grow poppies, say Ghor farmers (Video)

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Mar 14, 2015 - 19:07
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The counternarcotics department of western Ghor province on Saturday confirmed it had not provided incentives to farmers to discourage poppy cultivation. A number of growers argued they had to cultivate illicit poppies because...
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Govt yet to explain electoral reform strategy: Nuristani (Video)

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Mar 12, 2015 - 18:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief on Thursday said 160 key positions remain vacant, as the government is yet to explain its reform strategy. President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah agreed prior to...
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Taliban eager for peace talks: Massoud (Video)

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Mar 12, 2015 - 17:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ahmad Zia Massoud, the president’s special representative for reforms and good governance, on Thursday said Taliban had shown eagerness to sit for peace talks. Massoud said the government was also prepared for negotiations and...
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Policemen among 4 killed in Badakhshan (Video)

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Mar 09, 2015 - 17:55
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least three Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel have been killed and three others wounded after their check post came under insurgents’ attack, officials said on Monday. Dawlat Mohammad Khawar, the Wardoj district chief, told...
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Many provinces celebrate women’s day (Video)

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Mar 09, 2015 - 17:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid reports about increasing incidents of violence against women in several parts of Afghanistan, International Women’s Day was celebrated in a number of provinces on Sunday. March 8 marks International Women’s Day, an annual event...
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Policewoman dares to keep Taliban at bay in Helmand (Video)

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Mar 07, 2015 - 12:11
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): An Afghan local policewoman in the Marja district of southern Helmand province said she was better protecting the Sistani locality from militants after the Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers withdrew from the area. Ferozi, the...
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Taliban blockaded in Helmand: ALP official (Video)

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Mar 05, 2015 - 18:30
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A senior Interior Ministry official on Wednesday said the ongoing “Operation Zulfikar” had denied safe passage to Taliban insurgents in southern Helmand province and the fighters were left with no option but to put up...
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