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Cabinet picks introduced to Wolesi Jirga for trust vote (Video)

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Jan 22, 2015 - 13:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): After a lot of dithering, the national unity government finally introduced 25 ministers-designate and heads of two independent entities to the Wolesi Jirga for a vote of confidence. Before introducing his cabinet picks to the lower...
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Radio journalist shot dead in Nangarhar (Video)

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Jan 19, 2015 - 15:55
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A private radio station report was shot dead by militants in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan’s tribal region of Khyber, officials said on Saturday. Batikot district chief Haji Ghalib told...
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IS to be defeated like Taliban, say security officials (Video)

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Jan 19, 2015 - 15:45
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Security officials on Saturday said gunmen loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group would be defeated like the Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan. They made the assertion at a ceremony marking the nationwide transfer...
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Insurgent commander arrested; arms dump seized(Video)

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Jan 17, 2015 - 15:46
KUNDUZ CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander has been detained and an arms dump seized in northeastern Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday. Kunduz police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Saboor Nasrati, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Possible rocket, suicide attacks foiled in Kabul (Video)

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Jan 17, 2015 - 15:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): An explosives-laden car ready for use in a suicide attack and a rocket strike were foiled in the capital Kabul on Thursday, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said.
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550 schools stay closed across the country (Video)

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Jan 17, 2015 - 15:36
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Acting Minister of Education Mohammad Asif Nang on Wednesday said that 1,000 schools banned by militants in restive areas of different provinces had been reopened. Another 550 schools still remained closed in the militancy-...
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Parliamentarians drum up support for security forces (Video)

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Jan 13, 2015 - 18:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some members of the Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of the parliament -- on Monday donated their 10 days salary to families of martyred and wounded security officials. The lower house established a special fund to help relatives of...
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Paktika, Ghazni refuges suspected of having kinks to IS (Video)

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Jan 13, 2015 - 18:41
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Some of the 1,050 families that recently migrated from Pakistan and other countries to southern Ghazni and Paktika provinces belong have links with the Islamic State (IS), Afghan officials claimed for the first time. During a...
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Police claim foiling heroin smuggling bid (Video)

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Jan 10, 2015 - 14:04
ZARANJ/ JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police in southwestern Nimroz on Thursday claimed foiling a big smuggling bid by recovering 250 kg heroin to Iran and detained two alleged smugglers. The illicit substances were recovered from the oil tanker at the...
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Don't let Fazl enter Kabul, protesters ask govt (Video)

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Jan 10, 2015 - 14:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of people staged a protest rally in the capital Kabul on Thursday, asking the government not to allow Pakistani politician and cleric Maulana Fazl Rahman to enter Kabul. Fazal is largely viewed as a sympathizer of Taliban...
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ANA well prepared to defend motherland (Video)

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Jan 10, 2015 - 14:00
KABUL/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): In the backdrop of growing security challenges in the country, the Afghan National Army (ANA) was impregnable and well-prepared to defend the motherland, commander of the 111 corps said on Thursday. Lt. Gen. Qadam...
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Regional cooperation against terror rising: Atmar (Video)

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Jan 08, 2015 - 18:45
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar on Wednesday said regional countries had increased joint efforts at countering terrorism after realising the menace equally threatened them. Atmar, who arrived in Tehran on a two-...
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1 killed, 7 hurt in Kabul suicide blast (Video)

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Jan 06, 2015 - 12:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): One killed and seven others including four foreigners were wounded when a suicide bomber on Monday rammed his explosive-laden car into European Union Police (EUPOL) vehicle on Monday in the Yakatut neighborhood in the 9th police...
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2 held; huge arms cache seized in Nangarhar (Video)

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Jan 05, 2015 - 12:54
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police in eastern Nangarhar province claimed arresting two alleged smugglers and seizing heavy and light weapons being smuggled to capital Kabul, an official said Sunday. The weapons were recovered from a car at the Daronta...
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Jirga resolves 35-year-old enmity in Farah

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Jan 05, 2015 - 12:48
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A decades-long enmity between some families from the same tribe was resolved by a jirga in the Pushrud district of western Farah province on Friday, an official said. Amir Mohammad Ayubi, the head of Farah Peace Committee, told...
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5,000 mines defused in Maiwand district: officials (Video)

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Jan 05, 2015 - 12:46
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): More than 5,000 mines planted by insurgents in various areas of Maiwand district in southern Kandahar province have been defused by the police, officials said Sunday. Jan Agha, the district police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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2014 deadliest year for Afghan journalists: NAI (Video)

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Jan 01, 2015 - 17:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): Media support organisation NAI on Wednesday said eight journalists were killed in 2014 when violence against them surged by 64 percent. Another nine journalists were injured, 20 detained, 38 beaten and 50 threatened and insulted...
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264 kg drugs seized from truck in Zabul (Video)

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Jan 01, 2015 - 17:04
QALAT (Pajhwok): Police seized a truck and recovered 264 kilograms of drugs from it in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday. Two men on the truck were also detained in connection with the drugs, Zabul police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam...
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Rally seeks end to abuse Afghans face in Iran (Video)

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Dec 31, 2014 - 11:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): A large number of people on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in front of the Iranian Embassy in Kabul, calling for an end to ill-treatment of Afghan refugees in the neighbouring country. The protest began at around 10:30am...
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Upraising leader killed in Maqur district (Video)

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Dec 31, 2014 - 11:41
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Four persons, including the upraising leader, were killed during a roadside bombing in Maqur district of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said. Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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