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First Afghan woman governor wins Magsaysay award

Afghanistan`s first and only female governor and a humanitarian worker from the Kachin minority in Myanmar are among this year`s recipients of a Philippine leadership prize.

Siege of Afghan court building kills at least 50

In what was one of the deadliest attacks, Taliban militants on Wednesday rammed a vehicle laden with explosives and opened fire into a courthouse in Farah province in western Afghanistan, setting off a fierce battle with explosions and gunfire, that killed at least 50 and injured more than 90, according to BBC report.

Afghan Governor attacked, unhurt

The governor of Paktia province in east Afghanistan was attacked but escaped unhurt.

Taliban bomb kills Afghan governor, 3 guards

Asil Khan Khogyani, the governor of Sherzad district in
Nangarhar province, was killed along with his guards.

NATO airstrike kills 4: Afghan Governor

Jamaluddin Badar said coalition forces also detained 12 police officers after the airstrike.

Suicide bomber targets Afghan governor`s compound

In recent months, there has been a spike in Taliban insurgent activities in northern Afghanistan.

Afghan governor escapes Helmand ambush

Mohammad Gulab Mangal was returning to Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern province, after an official visit to
Sangin, a pocket of some of the worst fighting in Afghanistan, when his motorcade came under fire from insurgents.

Bomb blast at Afghan Governor office kills one, wounds 14

A bomb exploded Saturday outside the provincial Governor`s office in the Afghan city of Kandahar, killing one policeman and wounding at least 14 civilians, officials said.