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  • Baghlan blast kills 2 judges

    2014-10-17

    BAGHLAN, Afghanistan – An explosion near the court building in Baghlan city, Baghlan Province, October 16 killed two judges, officials said. Unidentified miscreants planted a bomb in their vehicle and killed both judges when they detonated the device, Kabul police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanikzai confirmed. The dead judges have not been identified and no group has claimed respons...

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  • Nangarhar operation kills 25 militants

    2014-10-17

    JALALABAD, Afghanistan – An Afghan security operation recently killed at least 24 suspected militants in Batikot District, Nangarhar Province, officials said October 16. Afghan Special Forces carried out the operation in the Lachpur and Barikab areas, provincial governor's spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said.

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  • Khyber operation kills 9 militants

    2014-10-17

    KHYBER AGENCY – Security forces October 17 killed 9 militants and wounded 10 others in Khyber Agency and regained control of a border check-post, media reported. The operation is taking place in the Aka Khel area of the agency's remote Tirah Valley. Troops are still fighting insurgents to solidify government control of the Shah Kot check-post.

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  • Rangers kill Karachi gangster

    2014-10-17

    KARACHI – Rangers in Karachi October 17 killed a gang leader during a confrontation in the Chakiwara area of Lyari, Geo News reported. The slain gangster, Naeem Mansoor, was affiliated with the Uzair Baloch group of Lyari and was wanted in several cases of targeted killings, extortion and kidnapping for ransom, police said.

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  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tightens security for Ashura

    2014-10-17

    PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has divided the province into 26 zones as part of Ashura Muharram security preparations, officials said. The KP government declared Peshawar, Hangu, Kohat and Dera Ismail Khan the most sensitive areas, the Home Department said in an October 17 statement. District police officers, the Frontier Constabulary and the army will protect the...

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  • Kyrgyz find a drug den

    2014-10-17

    BISHKEK – Kyrgyz anti-drug police recently found a drug den in Shaty village, Tiup District, Issyk-Kul Oblast, the Interior Ministry (MVD) said in an October 16 statement. They are holding a 36-year-old man from Shaty, whom they accuse of running the den, which attracted addicts from nearby villages. Police acted on a tip, the MVD said. They arrested another man inside the den, a 45...

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  • Tajik woman accused of joining Afghan militancy

    2014-10-17

    KHUJAND, Tajikistan – Sughd Oblast authorities have opened a criminal case in absentia against a woman accused of going to Afghanistan with her two children to join the militancy there, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)'s Tajik service reported October 17, quoting the oblast prosecutor's office. The Spitamen District woman, identified only as Sh. M., 36, was working abroad in...

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  • Uzbek judoists win gold, silver medals in Tashkent

    2014-10-17

    TASHKENT – Uzbek judoist Rishod Sobirov October 16 won gold in the men's <66kg weight class at the October 16-18 Judo Grand Prix, Tashkent 2014. Sobirov, who defeated Altansukh Dovdon (Mongolia) in the final, won bronze medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. On the same day, Sobirov's teammate Diyorbek Urazbayev (<60kg) won silver, losing the final to Amartuvshin Dashdavaa (Mongolia)....

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  • Kyrgyz discuss women's role in law enforcement

    2014-10-17

    BISHKEK – Kyrgyz and international law enforcement officials October 16 discussed the role of women in law enforcement agencies, the OSCE said in a statement. The OSCE and Kyrgyz Interior Ministry (MVD) co-organised the event, which included participants from Central Asia, Afghanistan and several other countries. The conference emphasised the benefits of a greater role for women in l...

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  • Turkmen president promises to help Afghanistan with electricity

    2014-10-17

    ASHGABAT – Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov pledged more aid to Afghanistan in a recent phone conversation with Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani, RIA Novosti reported October 16. Presently the Turkmen cities Atamurat and Mary supply 25MW of power at a discounted rate to Andkhoy and Herat, Afghanistan, each. Once new power lines to Afghanistan and a new power station in Ma...

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