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PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel have detained four people, including a teacher and a prayer leader, on charges of terrorism in the central province of Logar, officials said on Monday. The four were... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two policemen and a civilian were injured as a result of a remote-controlled bomb blast in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, an official said on Monday. A police vehicle, parked in front of the New Kabul... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Some residents of central Logar province complain of inadequate health facilities, saying they are faced with serious problems. Officials also acknowledge inadequacies, but claim taking necessary measures to resolve the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two people, including a policeman, were wounded in a bomb explosion in the capital of central Logar province on Sunday. The bomb attached to a bicycle went off near the Kabul Bank branch in Puli-i-Alam at 1.30pm, the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/QALAT (Pajhwok): Security forces arrested three individuals on suspicion of having links with militants and seized a large amount of narcotics in Logar and Zabul provinces, officials said on Thursday. The Logar governor’s spokesman,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday ordered the arrest of land-grabbers, promising his administration would allow no one to occupy state-owned land illegally. During a visit to central Logar province, the president... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have torched a girls’ school in Pul-I-Alam, the capital of central Logar province on Wednesday morning, an official said. Mohammad Shahpur Arab, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two schoolchildren were killed and three others wounded as a result of an explosion in the central province of Logar, officials said on Thursday. The roadside bomb planted by the Taliban exploded at around 9am in Azra... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Afghan Local Police (ALP) Commander for the Mohammad Agaha district of central Logar province has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Kabul, an official said on Thursday. Mohammad Agha district police chief, Capt.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) arrested the lead of an uprising group in central Logar province during a special operation in Pul-I-Alam, the provincial capital, on Sunday. Logar police chief Maj. Qari Mohammad... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least one person was killed and 23 other wounded when a suicide bomber targeted the Afghan Local Police (ALP) vehicle on Thursday in the Mohammad Agha district in central Lugar province, an official said. Capt. Matiullah Sadiq... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into the building of police's Quick Response Team (QRT), leaving six civilians dead and 26 civilians, including 11 doctors and three policemen, wounded in central Logar... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Daesh fighters led by Saad Emarati fled to undisclosed area after finding themselves under immense pressure from the Taliban in central Logar, an official said on Tuesday.  Hasibullah Stanikzi, head of the provincial... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A civilian was killed and six policemen were wounded in a bomb explosion in Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Thursday. The incident took place Wednesday night in Rajan locality, the town’s... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Eight Afghan soldiers were killed and another half a dozen wounded on Monday morning when two US helicopters bombed their outpost in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, officials said. A senior Afghan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Members of provincial council in central Logar province on Monday blamed directorate of education for hiring unprofessional and inefficient persons, which left far-reaching negative impact on the vital sector--- a charge the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Police on Wednesday claimed seizing around 1,100 kilograms of hashish in central Logar. Maj. Qari Mohammad Wara, senior police official, told Pajhwok Afghan News the smugglers were transporting hashish in a Prado vehicle.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A man was killed and his wife and five children wounded when a mortar shell their home in Baraki Barak district in central Logar on Tuesday, the town’s administrative chief said. Eng. Mohammad Rahim Amin Taliban fired a... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban blew up two telephone towers in the Baraki Barak district in central Logar province, the district chief said. Mohammad Rahim Amin told Pajhwok Afghan News that unidentified militants destroyed towers of Mobile... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two unidentified armed men on Wednesday night torched a school in central Logar province, an official said. Mohammad Shahpoor Arab, spokesman of education department, told Pajhwok Afghan News two armed men beaten security... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Financial director and provincial council advisor of central Logar province have died in a traffic accident, an official said on Tuesday. Din Mohammad Darwish, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that two... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen in Baraki Barak district of central Logar province forced their way inside a home and beheaded a woman and critically wounded her sister-in-law, officials said on Sunday. Shaima Zargar, women’s affairs... read more
PUL-E-ALAM (Pajhwok): Seven members of a family were killed in roadside landmine blast on Friday in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, provincial police chief. Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three women were killed and four others injured when unidentified men attacked the house of a tribal elder in central Logar province, an official said on Tuesday. The incident took place last night when the assailants hurled... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Local officials on Sunday said Kuchis in central Logar province have blocked roads, letting loose their animals to graze in private fields. Baraki Barak district Chief Mohammad Rahim Amin warned nomadic tribe’s action could... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Education officials of central Logar province on Wednesday alleged that land plots dedicated for teachers were given to Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) without any taking the teachers’ community into confidence... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Fourteen policemen have been detained in for quizzing in connection with the latest attack on police headquarters in central Logar province, officials said Saturday. Maj. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishqzai, police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A number of armed men posing themselves to be the members of Islamic State torched a shrine and stormed civilians’ homes and destroyed their television sets in Charkh district of central Logar province, an official said... read more
PUL-I-ALM (Pajhwok): Of a total of 75 policemen, only 20 are on duty in the Charkh district of central Logar province, with salaries of the absent men going to local officials, the town’s administrative chief alleged on Sunday. Khalilullah Kamal... read more
PUL-I-ALM (Pajhwok): Taliban gunmen on Saturday released eight deminers of a mine clearing NGO a day after they kidnapping them in central Logar province, police chief said. Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai told Pajhwok Afghan News militants... read more
UL-I-ALM (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a teacher of the Daudkhel School in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, on Saturday, an official said.Director of Education Akbar Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan News militants gunned... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A rehabilitation centre was inaugurated on Friday in central Logar province, where nearly 40,000 individuals are said to be drug addicts.Acting Governor Niaz Mohammad inaugurated the 20-bed facility in Pul-i-Alam, the... read more
PUL-I-ALM (Pajhwok): At least 16 insurgents have been killed in an offensive followed by air strikes in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, a military commander claimed on Tuesday.Gen. Abdul Razzaq Safi, commander of the 302nd... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Seven militants, including a commander, were killed in the US drone strike in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Tuesday, an official said The missile attack was carried out in the Almakhel locality, which hit... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two rebels were killed and eight Afghan security personnel wounded in different security incidents in eastern Nangarhar and central Logar provinces on Tuesday, officials said.Khalilullah Kamal, administrative chief of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel were killed in a suicide attack in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Monday, the district chief said.Engr. Muhammad Rahim Amin told Pajhwok Afghan News the two... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Fifteen militants were killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) drone strike in central Logar province on Saturday, local officials said.The afternoon raid was conducted in the Baboos area on the outskirts of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Cases of violence against women have decreased by 80 percent in central Logar province this year in comparison with those recorded a year before, an official said on Thursday.Provincial Women’s Affairs Director Shima Zargar... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Security forces killed six insurgents and wounded three others planning to mount attacks on a polling station in central Logar province on Saturday.Eng. Muhammad Rahim Amin, the Baraki Barak district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
LOGAR (Pajhwok): Ballot process formally started at 7:00 am on Saturday throughout the country.Long queues of voters are seen waiting for their turn in the Logar provinces.According to IEC, around 12 million eligible voters would exercise their... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Six civilians were killed in a roadside bombing while three militants were perished in a clash with security forces in central Logar province, an official said Tuesday.The incident took place when a vehicle of foreign forces... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and two others were injured on Wednesday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in central Logar province.Col. Abdul Wali Toofan, the deputy police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Lawmakers from central Logar province on Wednesday accused Governor Niaz Mohammad Amiri of embezzling 5 million afghanis allocated for assistance to families from Azra district.But Amiri said he had kept the amount unspent.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Taliban have intensified their presence, controlling parts of Azra and Kharwar districts of central Logar province, officials said on Wednesday.The rebels have sanctuaries in several villages of Kharwar district, from where... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three militants were killed and 18 others, including their commander, detained after a fierce gun battle with Afghan security forces in central Logar province on Monday, an official said.Col. Abdul Wali Tofan Tarki, deputy... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Due to a lack of interest by the Ministry of Public Health, people in remote areas of central Logar province have been deprived of basic healthcare facilities, the governor complained on Monday.Talking to Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
Logar (Pajhwok): Voting in the Logar presidential and provincial council elections started peacefully throughout on Saturday, officials said.Voting in Logarpolls off to peaceful start from Pajhwok Afghan News.
PUL-I-ALAM/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Nine militants have been killed and five others wounded in separate incidents in southern Logar and Helmand provinces, officials said on Tuesday.The National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief said six militants and... read more
PUL-I-ALM (Pajhwok): Locals complained on Saturday the voter registration centre had been closed in the capital of central Logar province, but officials pledged the centre would reopen on Sunday (tomorrow).Residents of Pul-i-Alam said people from... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Women activists on Monday underlined the need for security around polling stations for female voters in central Logar province.At a meeting on public awareness, participants said a large number of women were interested in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A NATO airstrike killed five Afghan army soldiers and injured at least eight others in central Logar province early on Thursday morning, officials said. The coalition said the deaths were accidental and expressed condolences to... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A joint Afghan-US security force raided a radio station in central Logar province, capturing a large amount of weapons and discovering fighting positions around the facility, NATO claimed on Saturday, but the radio staff said... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a seminary teacher, who was also a prayer leader, in central Logar province on Saturday.A statement from the Ministry of Education said the shooting took place in Mohammad Agha district. The gunmen... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A number of government departments in central Logar province owe million of afghanis in arrears to the power utility.Eng. Nooruddin Stanikzai, the energy and water director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the attorney office, court,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Six people were killed and 13 others wounded in an explosion in Pul-I-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, on Wednesday, an official said.The incident took place in the afternoon when an explosives-rigged bicycle went off... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Anti-Taliban uprising leader Farhad Akbari, detained in connection with former Logar governor Arsala Jamal’s assassination, was released on Monday, an official said.Security forces had arrested for interrogations 10 suspects,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The new governor of the central Logar province has vowed on Saturday to fight against corruption and vacate state land from grabbers even at the cost of his life.Niaz Mohammad Amiri expressed these views during his introductory... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A rebel was killed and four civilians were wounded in a militant attack on a wedding party on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place on Friday... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A tribal elder has been killed by unidentified gunmen in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, an official said on Wednesday.Dr. Abdul Wase was shot dead in the Zahidabad area of the district on Tuesday evening,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A senior officer of the Afghan National Army was killed in an improvised explosive device attack in central Logar province on Friday.The death of Col. Halim Shah Qadiri, associated with the 203rd Thunder Corps, was announced in a... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Seven Taliban militants, including a commander, have been killed during a security operation in northern Kunduz province, an official said.Six rebels and their group leader Mullah Bashir were killed in Gor Tepa  area on the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): An official in central Logar province said on Tuesday that the vital education sector had achieved visible progress over the past one year.  Muhammad Shahpur Arab, spokesman for the education department, said the province had... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Ten Taliban fighters were killed during an air raid by NATO-led troops in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, officials said on Saturday.Two foreign and eight Afghan militants were killed during the overnight raid... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) officer was killed in a roadside bombing in central Logar province on Tuesday, an official said.The blast took place in the Sarsang area on the outskirts of the provincial capital, Logar police chief,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Tribal elders have intensified their efforts to win the release of 11 hostages in Taliban's captivity in central Logar province, as officials hoped for an early end to the episode.The insurgents abducted eight Turks, a Russian, a... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two abducted Afghan National Army soldiers were rescued during a commando operation that resulted in the killing of at least 15 insurgents in central Logar province, officials said.The insurgents on Monday seized the troops on a... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Suicide bombers stormed the Baraki Barak district headquarters in central Logar province on Sunday, injuring a policeman, an official said.As the bombers tried to enter building at 12 noon, police intercepted them, the town’s... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Residents of central Logar province on Thursday said they faced numerous problems after heavy snowfall blocked several highways, sending public transport fares soaring."Before the snowfall, I would pay 40 afghanis ($0.80) as bus... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) contractor in the central Logar province on Tuesday, an official said.The ISAF service provider was abducted in the Hesarak area on the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two men, including an officer of the Afghan National Army (ANA), were detained on the charge of having ties to Taliban fighters in the central province of Logar, officials said on Wednesday.The men were detained from their house as... read more
JALALABAD/MEHTARLAN/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The foundation stone of a school was laid in Nangarhar, while three newly-constructed buildings for schools were inaugurated in Logar and work on a green belt launched in Laghman, officials said on Monday.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Unidentified gunmen kidnapped seven Pakistani engineers in the central province of Logar, officials said on Thursday.The engineers working on building a 300-bed Naib Aminullah Khan Logari Hospital were kidnapped in the Syed... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nine Taliban fighters had been killed in a three-day operation by the Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in Sarobi district of capital Kabul, military officials said on Saturday.The insurgents eliminated in this offensive had been... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Five insurgents were killed and a sixth wounded during an overnight operation by NATO-led soldiers in the southeastern province of Paktia, an official said on Sunday.Afghan forces did not participate in their operation in Daulatzai... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three tankers carrying fuel for international troops were set alight in central Logar province on Thursday morning, an official said. Militants torched the supply vehicles on the Logar-Kabul highway in the Ali Khan area near Pul-i... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): At least nine civilians and seven insurgents were killed in an ISAF airstrike in central Logar Province, officials said on Tuesday. But ISAF denies reports of civilian casualties. The strike occurred late Monday, around midnight,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two NATO-led soldiers were wounded in a roadside bombing in central Logar province, officials said on Tuesday. The attack targeted a convoy of foreign troops in the Yad Khwab area of Barak-i-Barak district, the district chief,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Eight schools for girls have been closed in the central province of Logar due to threats from Taliban, an official said on Saturday. Two schools were closed in provincial capital, Pul-i-Alam, and six others in Baraki Barak... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A joint Afghan-international security force killed three Taliban insurgents and detained as many others during an operation in central Logar province on Saturday, police said. The joint offensive was launched in the Bark-i-Barak... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Foreign troops detained four civilians during an operation in the central province of Logar, an official said on Monday. The men were arrested on Sunday night in Barak-i-Barak district, the district chief, Mohammad Rahim Amin,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): One fighter was killed and another wounded during a clash with Afghan soldiers in the central province of Logar on Thursday, an official said. The clash erupted when insurgents attacked a soldiers and policemen who were checking... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A 10-bed hospital, funded by the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG), was inaugurated in Khoshi district of central Logar province on Tuesday, the governor's spokesman said. Built at a cost of $260,000 (11.8 million... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Insurgents blew up a mobile phone tower in the central province of Logar, officials said on Thursday. The tower belonging to a private telecommunication company, MTN, was destroyed with explosives in Zarghun City of Mohammad Agha... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Doctors in central Logar province are being harassed and threatened, health authorities say, warning that if there is no protection for health workers, the people of the province will suffer. Dr. Mohammad Zarif Naib Khil, head of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The international coalition arrested nine members of a family, including an imam, and took them to their base in central Logar province, an official said on Monday. The NATO-led soldiers arrested the nine in Wazir Qla, an area on... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): International forces arrested three moneychangers who they accused of organizing suicide attacks in the central province of Logar, officials said on Wednesday. Foreign troops detained the three men in the currency exchange bazaar... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Taliban insurgents are killing Afghans at the behest of Pakistan's spy agency in a bid to fuel insecurity in Afghanistan, a senior intelligence official in central Logar province alleged on Wednesday. The allegation was... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Several suspected militants were killed and captured as a joint security force targeted a Taliban facilitator in central Logar province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Tuesday. "Both the captured... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A number of doctors in central Logar province say they have received death threats from armed insurgents and were compelled to quit their jobs at government-run hospitals. Last month, Javed Ahmad said he received two night letters... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Four Afghan soldiers and an interpreter for foreign troops were killed in a blast in the central province of Logar, officials said on Tuesday. The explosion took place on Monday evening near an Afghan National Army (ANA)... read more

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