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Teenage Mine Planter Arrested in Faryab

A teenage boy who was involved in planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on roadsides has been arrested by the Afghan security forces in Faryab province, officials said. The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said the detained militant has been identified as Sheer Muhammad who is 16-year old. Faryab …

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Angry Protesters Closed Highways in Jawzjan

Thousands of angry protesters have closed the highways in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan for the second day following the government arrest of commander Nizamuddin Qaisari, a close aide of the exiled Vice President Gen. Abdul Rasheed Dostum. On Wednesday, government forces opened fire on the supporters of commander Qaisari …

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Senior Taliban Commander Killed in Samangan

A senior Taliban commander has been killed in Samangan province, security officials said Thursday. The Taliban commander identified as Mubarez was killed during clashes with Afghan forces in Surkh Qala village of the province. According to officials, six Taliban militants were also arrested during the incident. Taliban has not made …

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Former MP Claims Fake Identity Papers Distributed in Badakhshan District

A former parliament member from Badakhshan province claims that thousands of fake identity papers have been distributed in Dariam district of the province. He further claimed that the distribution of fake identity papers aims for the engineering of the upcoming parliamentary elections. “They have received three thousand identity cards from …

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Four Jowzjan Villages Collapsed To Taliban

Local officials say four villages of Faizabad district in Jowzjan Province have collapsed to the Taliban. The villages of Garjak, Shishakhana, Turkmania, Shirabad, and Khairabad are among the collapsed ones. Local public uprising commander, Sahib Khan, said to Ariana News the Shibighan-Balkh Highway would be closed to traffic unless reinforcement …

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