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QALA-I-NAW/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban gunmen shot dead a Public Order Police (POP) and wounded her daughter during an overnight attack on his home in northwestern Badghis province, an official said Monday. A public order police officer... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four Taliban, including a dreaded commander, have been killed and two others detained during an overnight raid by Afghan security forces in central Logar province, an official said Saturday. The incident took place in the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday paid a surprise visit to central Logar province and terminated contracts with two foreign mining companies involved in extraction of chromite, the acting governor said. Niaz Mohammad... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four militants were killed when the landmine they were planting exploded in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Tuesday, an official said. The incident took place early morning on main highway in the Pul-i... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The administrative chief for Charkh district in central Logar province on Monday said Islamic State (IS) militants had killed a Taliban commander and ordered residents to stop watching TV programmes. Khalilullah Kamal told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The administrative chief for Charkh district in central Logar province on Tuesday accused a construction company of giving thousands of dollars to Taliban to let it implement a road. Khalilullah Kamal said the company also... read more
JALALABAD/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Seven alleged kidnappers have been arrested in eastern Nangarhar and central Logar provinces and a student rescued from their captivity, officials said on Thursday. Security personnel detained four alleged... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two district attorneys have been detained on charges of taking bribes in central Logar province on Tuesday, a reliable source said. The source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News on condition of anonymity that the attorneys were... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Logar police chief on Sunday claimed Pakistan had detained Taliban leaders opposed to the new emerging threat from the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan. Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai said a number of Taliban leaders... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Security officials in southern Zabul on Tuesday claimed foiling a major terrorist plot in Shah Joi district. Deputy police chief, Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi, told Pajhwok Afghan News an explosives-laden rickshaw was seized in the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): US forces on Saturday apologised y to the families of five Afghan civilians killed in an overnight coalition airstrike in central Logar province, a senior public representative said. Habibullah Stanikzai, the provincial... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and five others wounded during a clash in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Tuesday, an official said.The clash was triggered by a land dispute between nomadic Kuchis and residents of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Members of the provincial council of central Logar have been on strike over the past two weeks to push for the removal of senior officials, including the acting governor.They warned if the governor, the mayor and the police... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Senior officials on Monday said 86 security posts had been set up around the Ainak copper mine in central Logar province and urged investors to resume work on tapping the world’s largest deposits.A landmark $3 billion deal was... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two Taliban leaders, including an operational commander, were killed and as many detained by Afghan security forces in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Sunday.Police Chief Brig. Gen Abdul... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): One student was killed and seven others wounded as a result of an explosion in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province on Saturday, an official said.The roadside explosion took place this afternoon in the Kobaran... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Four high school students have been arrested in connection with the killing of a tribal elder in central Logar province, police said on Thursday, when a student was found dead in Ghazni province.Logar police chief... read more
LASHKARGAH/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least 12 militants, including a shadow district chief, have been killed during security operations in southern Helmand and central Logar provinces, officials said on Monday.Logar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Police detained six armed robbers from the house of a failing provincial council candidate during a raid in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province on Monday.Logar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Monday’s suicide attack that killed the Afghan Local Police (ALP) chief for central Logar province, Sabz Ali, was carried out by his nephew, also a member of the force, officials said on Wednesday.The attack inside the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The suicide attack that killed the Afghan Local Police chief for central Logar province inside the police headquarters on Monday was carried out by a rogue ALP member, officials said.ALP Logar chief Sabz Ali was among seven... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A 35-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province on Sunday, officials said.Abdul Wakil Haqyar, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the woman was found dead in a... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three policemen were wounded on Sunday when a man lobbed a hand grenade into the gate of the governor’s house, where newly-elected provincial council (PC) members were taking oath in central Logar province, an official said.The... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Orchard owners in the Charkh district of central Logar province say buyers could not visit them due to insecurity and they themselves lack facilities to transport their harvests to the market.The district is home to fruit... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Special Forces of the Interior Ministry on Thursday detained the mayor of central Logar province on corruption charges, an official said.While going to Kabul from Pul-i-Alam, Mayor Ahmad Khan Ulfat was arrested in Sang-i-... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Authorities in central Logar province on Sunday confirmed the death of four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and five rebels in coordinated attacks on security posts.Khalilullah Kamal, the Charkh district chief, told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least 14 security personnel have been killed by armed rebels in southeastern Khost and central Logar provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Mubarez Muhammad Zadran, spokesman for the Khost governor, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Several wood stalls and carpentry shops were reduced to ashes in a huge fire that broke in the capital of central Logar province, an official said on Sunday.The fire erupted on Saturday night, but the cause could not be... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban have seized a driver and two vehicles of a demining organisation in the Khoshi district of central Logar province, officials said on Thursday.Brig. General Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Suspected insurgents seized and drove away a municipality water tanker along with its driver in central Logar province early on Wednesday morning, the mayor said.The tanker was intercepted by two gunmen on a motorcycle in an... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/LASHKARGAH/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 17 Taliban were killed and as many wounded in separate clashes in different parts of the country, officials said on Saturday.Five insurgents were killed and three others injured in an attack on... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two civilians and three Afghan Local Police (ALP) officials have been killed in an explosion in the central Logar province, and official said Sunday.The explosion occurred late Saturday near the ALP commander house in Pul-i-... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least two protestors were shot injured by the governor of central Logar province after he opened fire at them with an AK-47 assault rifle in the provincial capital, Pul-i-Alam, on Sunday afternoon, the protest organisers... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents on Saturday staged a protest rally in the capital of central Logar province, accusing the provincial governor and the mayor of administrative corruption.Some 500 people took part in the demonstration in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A prosecutor was injured by gunmen in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province on Wednesday, an official said. The attackers were shot dead by police.Mohammad Nabi, an employee of the district attorney office, was... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Residents on Monday claimed 16 civilians were killed during an overnight joint Afghan-NATO forces’ operation in the Charkh district of central Logar province, but officials said most of the slain individuals were insurgents.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The son of Afghan Local Police (ALP) died and his wife wounded when a bomb planted in front of his house gate exploded in central Logar province, an official said on Wednesday.The incident happened at around 8:00am on the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Residents of more than two dozens villages have stood up against the Taliban in Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, officials said on Monday.A large number of youth from Jalozai area are taking part in the latest... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead five people of family during a predawn attack in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, an official said on Friday.District police chief Abdul Wakil Haqyar told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Three farmers were killed by rebels in southern Kandahar province while in another incident five Afghan Local Police (ALP) officials were wounded in an attack on a police convey in central Logar province,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Losing provincial council candidates on Tuesday staged a protest in the capital of central Logar province, accusing the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of fraud in tallying votes.Accompanied by their supporters, the... read more
LASHKARGHA/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least 22 people -- mostly militants -- were killed and dozens, including policemen, injured in a fresh bout of violence in southern Helmand and central Logar provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Eleven militants... read more
HERAT CITY/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Eight militants and as many policemen have been killed in separate incidents in central Logar and western Herat provinces, officials said on Thursday.Five policemen were killed during a clash with militants on Tor... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion in central Logar province on Thursday, an official said.Governor Niaz Mohammad Amiri told Pajhwok Afghan News the fatalities occurred around noon when an... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The process of dispatching election materials to districts in central Logar province is underway and so far 30 of the 77 polling stations have been delivered the stuff, an official said on Wednesday.Logar police chief Abdul... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday said he would narrow the gap between the government and the people if he won the April elections.The former finance minister was addressing a campaign rally attended by... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Logar mayor has unlawfully sold government-owned land, including green belts and pedestrian ways, in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, authorities said on Saturday.Documents obtained by Pajhwok Afghan News link Mayor... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A joint Afghan-US security force raided a house in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province early on Wednesday morning, killing one inmate and arresting two others, officials said.The joint force conducted the raid... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Fourteen people, including women and children, were killed on Sunday when a car packed with explosives blew up inside a house in the provincial capital of central Logar province, an official said. The governor’s spokesman... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): With the traffic department unwilling to issue legal driving licences, middlemen sell the documents for 7,000 afghanis in the black market in central Logar province, residents complain.They say getting a licence from the department... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Six civilians were killed and 18 others injured during a bomb explosion in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Thursday, a local official said.The bomb exploded in Baraki Rajan Bazaar at 4.00pm, Eng. Mohammad... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Hundreds of people on Saturday staged a protest against the Ministry of Higher Education, closing the Kabul-Gardez highway.A delegation of the ministry, which visited the province to conduct an entry test, allegedly threw answer... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A number of police official in central Logar province have been sacked in an attempt to bring reform and efficiency to the force, the police chief said on Saturday.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Brig. Gen.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): An official of China's Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) said on Saturday said around $360 million had been invested in the Ainak copper mine so far and the company would never abandon the project.In the history of Afghanistan’... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has intentionally paved the ground for illegal mining and smuggling of chromite in central Logar province, officials alleged on Wednesday.Chromite is an industrially important mineral for the... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Two women and a tribal elder have been killed in separate incidents of violence in southern Helmand province, officials said on Wednesday.The two women were killed on Tuesday night in the Taliban-controlled Charchob area of Barak-i... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops have detained five people, including a tribal elder, during an operation in central Logar province, residents claimed on Tuesday.Resident Javed Hashimi said the foreign soldiers... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): International Security Assistance Force (ISAP) troops have detained five people, including a tribal elder, during an operation in central Logar province, residents claimed on Tuesday.Resident Javed Hashimi said the foreign soldiers... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): International Security Assistance Force (ISAP) troops have detained five people, including a tribal elder, during an operation in central Logar province, residents claimed on Tuesday.Resident Javed Hashimi said the foreign soldiers... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Olympic Committee officials on Sunday said teams of various games had improved and coordination among them had strengthened in central Logar province.Provincial Olympic Committee chief Walid Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan News 18... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Residents in four districts of central Logar province have not been able so far to obtain voter cards because they lack access to registration centres.Nimatullah Wardak, the provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Farmers and officials on Tuesday voiced concerns at the early snowfall in certain parts of the country, fearing that cultivation of crops could be delayed.Logar Director of Agriculture Eng. Humayun Omar confirmed the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Worshippers have deserted the main mosque in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, in the aftermath of a bomb blast that killed Governor Arsala Jamal on the first day of Eidul Adha.Hundreds of people would visit the... read more
GHAZNI CITY/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Five armed militants have been killed in the Charkh district of central Logar province and three civilians injured in Ghazni, officials said on Tuesday.Din Muhammad Darwish, the Logar governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two security officials have been detained in connection with the assassination of Logar Governor Arsala Jamal, the acting governor said on Monday.A close confidante of President Hamid Karzai, Jamal was killed in a bomb attack at... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A bomb explosion killed the governor of central Logar province on Tuesday when he was delivering a speech to mark the first day of Eidul Adha, officials said.At least 18 people suffered injuries in the bombing that took place at... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Logar Governor Arsala Jamal laid the foundation stone of an industrial town in the Mohammad Agha district of the central province on Wednesday.Talking to Pajhwok Afghan News, the governor said the town would be constructed on 250... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Candidates for provincial council elections in central Logar province fear voting in some districts is unlikely to take place due to security threats.They believe elections in some parts could not be conducted if the situation... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): An education office was set alight and a student killed in central Maidan Wardak province while a teacher was shot dead by militants in neighbouring Logar, officials said on Monday.Militants set afire the education office in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/FAIZABAD (PAN): Nearly a dozen insurgents, including a commander, have been killed and eight others detained in Badakhshan and Logar provinces, officials said on Monday.Three insurgents, including a commander, were killed and five others... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban have blocked the Azra-Logar road, causing a shortage of food supplies and hike in prices of commodities, leaving university students stranded in the besieged town, public representatives and residents said on Thursday.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A Pakistani engineer has been kidnapped in central Logar province, bringing to a halt work on an under-construction hospital in Pul-i-Alam, an official said on Thursday.The engineer was travelling to Kabul from Logar on Wednesday... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Gunmen rob passengers and taxi drivers of money and belongings on the Kabul-Gardez Highway in central Logar province, residents alleged on Sunday.They said the gunmen emerged on the road at night time and looted passengers at... read more
PUL-I-ALM (PAN): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were injured and a civilian killed as a result of a bomb explosion that rocked the capital of central Logar province on Thursday, an official said.The blast took place in front of a Kabul... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban have once again closed roads leading to the Azra district of central Logar province, saying the routes will remain closed until residents stop raising militias against them.The roads were recently reopened by security... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Drivers and passengers say the Taliban have blown up 10 bridges on the Kabul-Gardez highway over the past month.A resident of Sabari district in southeastern Khost province, Nasim Gul, said he observed the bridges had been... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Security officials on Saturday secured and reopened roads which had been closed by Taliban insurgents over the past five months in the Azra district of central Logar province.Governor Arsala Jamal, who visited Mohammad Agha... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two inmates were killed and a third wounded in a rocket attack on the main prison in central Logar province, an official said on Monday.The rockets were fired from southwest of Pul-i-Alam at the jail late Sunday night, the deputy... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Nearly 200 people on Sunday staged a protest against the Taliban for killing eight Afghan workers on their way to a US military base in central Logar province.The protest in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, involved relatives,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Nearly 200 people on Sunday staged a protest against the Taliban for killing eight Afghan workers on their way to a US military base in central Logar province.The protest in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, involved relatives,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Eight workers on an American military base were killed on Thursday on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, an official said.The incident took place in the morning when the workers were on their way to... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Twenty-two insurgents have been killed during an ongoing joint Afghan-ISAF operation -- codenamed “Nejat” -- in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Saturday.Launched two days ago, the offensive... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Eight teachers, four students and as many local policemen were injured in a car suicide bombing in central Logar province on Tuesday, officials said.The suicide attack took place at a time when students and teachers of Shaheed... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Chinese workers have warned of halting extraction activities at the Mes Ainak copper mine in central Logar province if their security was not improved, an official said on Monday.The Mohmmad Agha district chief, Abdul Hamid Hamid,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two Kuchi women went missing and hundreds of domestic animals perished on Wednesday when floods hit the Khoshi district of central Logar province, an official said.Eight vehicles and crops on dozens of acres of land were washed... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Around 120 schoolteachers in a district in central Logar province have been boycotting classes over the past three days in protest against the non-payment of one month salary.As a result of the protest, some schools in the Khoshi... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Security forces have killed seven fighters in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, an official said on Friday.The militants planning an attack on the district headquarters were killed late on Thursday night, said... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Hundreds of foreign militants have sneaked into central Logar province, a gateway to Kabul, officials and residents alleged on Wednesday.Up to 600 Arab, Pakistani, Chechen and Uzbek fighters have infiltrated into Azra, Baraki Barak... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Hundreds of religious scholars and tribal elders who attended a gathering in central Logar province on Monday condemned suicide attacks as un-Islamic and criticised neighbouring countries for their interference in Afghanistan's... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Inmates of a township for refugees in central Logar province on Friday said they were forced to leave the settlement due to the continued absence of basic facilities.Land plots were allotted to 2,755 families in the township after... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban on Thursday said they would soon take a decision in line with their investigations on the fate of the 11 helicopter crewmembers, Turkish engineers and pilots in their captivity.On Sunday, the insurgents abducted eight... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Four Afghan workers with international troops were injured after armed motorcyclists opened fire at their vehicle in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, officials said on Wednesday.The workers came under attack late... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban kidnapped six Turkish engineers and two foreign pilots after their helicopter made an emergency landing in central Logar province, an official said on Monday.The NATO-contracted chopper made the emergency landing in the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Schoolteachers in central Logar province say they have been waiting over the past three years for allotment of land plots under a township programme.The township for teachers was inaugurated three years ago by Deputy Education... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The new governor on Sunday promised concerted efforts to promote peace and initiate reconstruction projects in central Logar province.Arsala Jamal, the third Logar governor in a year, hoped residents would cooperate with his... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Six suspected militants were killed on Saturday when the roadside bombs they were planting in the capital of central Logar province went off prematurely, an official said.The rebels were planting the landmines on a road frequented... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): UN Secretary General's deputy special representative for Afghanistan, Mark Bowden, on Wednesday arrived in central Logar province by road to inspect ongoing development programmes and discuss with local officials efforts at good... read more
JALALABAD/KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Two policemen were killed after being abducted in eastern Nuristan province while 10 suspected insurgents were detained in northern Kunduz, officials said on Tuesday. Paroon Council Chairman Maulvi Kalimullah said the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Transferred far away from their homes, female school principals and teachers in central Logar province on Tuesday accused the education department of taking such actions based on nepotism and ethnic considerations. The claim came... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Bomb blasts, snow and rainfalls have damaged 70 percent of roads in central Logar province, residents said on Sunday.Asadullah, who drives a taxi on the Kabul-Gardez road, said half of the highway had been destroyed as a result of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Nearly 300 religious scholars and tribal elders from central Logar province on Thursday lent their weight to the government-led peace campaign. Addressing a gathering in Pul-i-Alam, Maulvi Ahmadullah Hamzah, the Baraki Barak... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Security Transition Commission head Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday said anyone gambling over the fate of Afghanistan would not be succeed in their nefarious designs.During a visit to central Logar province, the ex-finance minister... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A mother and her two children died of severe cold weather after being trapped due to a road blockade in central Logar province, officials said on Monday.The three were frozen to death on Sunday night in the Kharwar district,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Logar residents and elders on Tuesday warned the Taliban of an armed uprising if they continued their violent acts in the central province, neighbouring Kabul.The warning came at a gathering of tribal elders and youth coming all... read more
 PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): As many as 343 sacks of explosives and 50 tins of chemicals were seized in central Logar province on Wednesday, an official said.The seizure came in the Dashti Bari area of the provincial capital, Pul-i-Alam, in the afternoon... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Police on Tuesday claimed seizing a Kabul-bound truck loaded with thousands of kilograms of ammonium nitrate, a fertiliser compound the rebels use in making explosives, in central Logar province.The truck was stopped in the Porak... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Taliban members, pretending to be local policemen, have embarked on robberies and extortion in areas where the NATO-backed force has been deployed, the governor of central Logar province alleged on Sunday."Their (Taliban) aim is to... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Chromites mines are being dug up unprofessionally by people in central Logar province, Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani said on Monday.  Addressing the inaugural ceremony for the mines department’s new building in Pul-i-... read more
 PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Residents of Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, on Saturday staged a protest rally to condemn what they alleged the murder of two labourers by the Taliban fighters.The rebels on Friday killed two people and... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Hundreds of special people completed a nine-month vocational training course in central Logar province on Wednesday, official said.The course would help the physically-challenged individuals to eke out a living for themselves and... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Eight militants, including three commanders, were killed during a joint operation in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Wednesday, an official said.Afghan National Army (ANA) and International Security... read more
 PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two Afghan interpreters with foreign troops were killed by the Taliban in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, on Wednesday, an official said.The interpreters were shot dead after being forced down from their... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three civilians were killed during an ISAF drone strike in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Monday, residents and the provincial council head said.The airstrike was conducted at around 1.00pm in the Shati Qala... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A Haqqani network commander was killed in an ISAF drone strike in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Monday.Mullah Ghafar, the slain commander, was involved in roadside bomb attack in Logar and... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Taliban have blocked roads leading to the Azra district of central Logar province in reaction to the deployment of the local police force, people and officials said on Saturday.Over the past two days, the militants have closed the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A survey for power supply to central Logar province would get under way next week, the minister of water and energy announced on Wednesday. Electricity supply to the province will take 20 months.The project would cost $62 million... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service-members were killed in a suicide attack in central Logar province on Wednesday, officials said.The attack took place around 11 am in the Onisyedan village, three... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Seven people were killed and two others wounded during a clash between two tribes over the ownership of a mountain in Azra district of central Logar province, officials said on Friday.Members of Janikhel and Chautarkhel tribes --... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A helicopter of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) crashed in the central province of Logar, killing two coalition personnel, the alliance said on Wednesday.Without giving the exact location, the NATO-led force said... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Five people were killed and 10 others sustained injuries when rockets crashed into a house and a bus stand in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province on Thursday, an official said.One of the two rockets allegedly fired... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead the acting Hajj and Auqaf director for central Logar province, officials said on Sunday.Maulvi Ghulam Rasul Kamran, the acting hajj director, was in the Waghjan bazaar of Mohammad Agha district when... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Twelve workers and three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were injured in a heavy explosion inside a NATO military base in central Logar province on Tuesday, an official said.The blast occurred at about 10am... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Taliban fighters whipped two suspected kidnappers in the Charkh district of central Logar province on Saturday, said an official.The rebels brought the suspects on motorcycles to the Shash Qala bazaar and asked locals to converge... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) and an interpreter were killed as a result of Wednesday’s suicide attacked in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, officials said on Thursday.Another three troops were injured when... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The security responsibility for Khoshi district and Pul-i-Alam, Logar’s capital, was transferred to Afghan security forces under the third phase of transition on Thursday, officials said.Deputy Defence Minister Gen. Inayatullah... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Six Taliban militants were killed and two others arrested during an airstrike by foreign troops in Pul-i-Alam city, the capital of central Logar province on Tuesday, an official said.Based on intelligence input, the rebels who... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Baraki Barak district police chief was killed along with his two guards during an insurgent attack in the central province of Logar, officials said on Saturday. The police chief Col. Hazrat Mohammad and his two guards were... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Six members of a family were killed and four others wounded during a roadside bombing in central Logar province on Wednesday, officials said.Four women and two children were killed and four men wounded during the blast in the Sari... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban have ordered all schools closed for three days to mourn civilian deaths in a NATO airstrike in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, officials said on Sunday. The rebels asked residents to avoid going or... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A pre-dawn airstrike by NATO-led forceskilled at least 18 civilians, including women and children, and seven insurgents, in central Logar province, officials said on Wednesday.The air raid that caused the latest civilian... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A pre-dawn airstrike by NATO-led forces killed at least 18 civilians, including women and children, and seven insurgents, in central Logar province, officials said on Wednesday.The air raid that caused the latest civilian... read more
QALAT/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): An agriculture institute for high school graduates was inaugurated in southern Zabul province, while the foundation stone of a hostel and a dining hall in another agriculture high school in central Logar was laid on Wednesday... read more
PUL-I-ALM (PAN): Two teenagers were killed in a roadside bombing in central Logar province on Wednesday, security officials said, but locals claimed they were killed in firing by security men.The early morning incident occurred in the Dobandi area... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Security forces thwarted a possible attack on the Ainak copper mine after recovering and defusing missiles and mortar shells in central Logar province, an official said on Sunday.The seizure included 16 artillery shells, 80 BM-12... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A surveillance drone of NATO-led international soldiers crashed in the central province of Logar, where three foreign troops suffered injuries in a clash with Taliban, local officials said on Thursday.Din Mohammad Darwesh, the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Four attackers were killed and eight security men were injured after the insurgents attacked government offices and a NATO military base in central Logar province on Sunday, officials said.The Taliban launched coordinated assaults... read more
PULI-I-ALAM (PAN): A Taliban commander and his four fighters were killed during a combined operation by Afghan and coalition troops in central Logar province, said officials on Saturday.Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhsi Rogh Lewani, the provincial police... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Unidentified gunmen abducted the son of a Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of Parliament, member in central Logar province, officials said on Saturday.Khalid, the son of Haji Ali Mohammad, was kidnapped on Friday evening in the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Provincial council members of central Logar province on Thursday accused lawmakers of interference in their official work, but the MPs dismissed the claim as baseless. “MPs are illegally meddling in the council’s affairs”,... read more
QALA-I-NAW/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three Taliban insurgents and a local police commander were killed in separate incidents, officials said on Sunday.Another three fighters and four policemen were injured during a joint operation by Afghan National Army... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Jordanian military has so far assisted 80 mosques with equipment in central Logar province, an official said on Tuesday.   Over the past 10 days, the military provided loudspeakers, carpets and solar energy systems to... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A parliamentary delegation on Wednesday accused the governor of central Logar province of not allowing it to monitor activities of government institutions.The Wolesi Jirga delegation headed by Nawab Mangal had arrived here to... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A newly-constructed car park was inaugurated during a ceremony in central Logar province on Monday, officials said.Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the project cost $150,000 (7,350,000... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/ZARANJ (PAN): At least 12 Taliban fighters were detained during a joint operation by Afghan and international forces in central Logar province, officials said on Saturday.The operation was conducted late on Friday night in Charkh district... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Seven Pakistani engineers were freed on Monday after four-day captivity in central Logar province, an official said on Monday.The engineers working on building a 300-bed Naib Aminullah Khan Logari Hospital were kidnapped in the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Residents and officials complain the presence of Taliban has increased in the central province of Logar. They stress the need for immediate measures to deal with the situation."We can say that Taliban fighters have influence in 80... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Four suspected militants were detained as a result of an operation in central Logar province, officials said on Thursday. The operation was launched by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Wednesday night in the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Eleven people, including four Taliban fighters, were detained as a result of an operation in the central province of Logar, officials said on Thursday.The operation was launched by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Police recovered a militants' ammunition dump in central Logar province, officials said on Thursday. The depot was found on Wednesday night in the Kaji area on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the provincial police chief told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Explosives placed in a spare tyre were recovered from a truck carrying supplies for international troops in the central province of Logar on Sunday, an official said.Police searched the truck in Mohammad Agha district and recovered... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Militants released the remaining three ISAF contractors in their captivity two days after dead bodies of six others were found in central Logar province, an official said on Sunday.Suspected rebels seized nine workers of a company... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A local Taliban commander was killed along with two fighters during a combined operation by Afghan and international forces in central Logar province, officials said on Saturday.The operation was conducted late on Friday night in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): َAn intelligence agent was killed and three people, including a soldier, were injured in a bombing in Pul-i-Alam, the capital city of central Logar province, officials said on Wednesday.A remote-controlled bomb, rigged to a bicycle... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): One militant was killed and a second injured when the bomb they were planting on the side of a road went off accidently in central Logar province, officials said on Monday.The incident occurred in Dabar area of Charkh district late... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Four insurgents, including a commander, and six members of a family were killed in a NATO-led airstrike in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, officials said on Friday.Commander Qari Hijran and three of his... read more
KABUL(PAN): At least 21 militants were killed and 44 others detained during operations by Afghan and foreign troops in different provinces of the country, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday. The operations were conducted over the past 24... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Security officials have closed a district bazaar in central Logar province after a series of militant attacks on military convoys, police said on Saturday. The Purak bazaar was shut down on Friday after the Taliban stormed a... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Foreign troops handed over to family the body of a 25-year-old man with his hand cut off six days after he was arrested on the charge of "links" with Taliban militants in central Logar province, officials said on Friday... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Hundreds of residents of Charkh district in central Logar province on Friday protested against NATO-led forces for arresting two sons of a prayer leader. Foreign troops on Thursday night detained the two sons of Maulvi Sahibzada,... read more
Abdul Maqsud Azizi PU-I-ALAM (PAN): Two insurgents were killed and six were injured during a clash with police in the central province of Logar, an official said on Sunday. The clash erupted when a group of insurgents attacked a police checkpoint... read more
  PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): An Afghan intelligence operative shot dead a tribal elder and wounded two of his family members in Azra district of central Logar province on Wednesday, an official said. National Directorate of Security (NDS) worker Abdul... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three girls were killed and their mother and a 7-year-old brother injured when a rocket hit their house during a clash between militants and foreign troops in central Logar province on Sunday, officials said. The incident took... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A joint Afghan-international security force on Monday seized four jerry canes full of explosives, mines and some remote-controlled devices during a search operation against militants in central Logar province, an official said.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A woman was killed and four of her family members were wounded when their tractor-trolley hit a roadside bomb in central Logar province on Thursday, officials said. Two women, a child and a man were wounded in the incident, Logar... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): One person was killed and two others were wounded when a roadside bomb blast ripped through a tractor in central Logar province on Wednesday, police said. The blast took place in the Wazir Qala area on the outskirts of provincial... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Foreign forces detained 7 people during an operation in the central province of Logar, officials said on Wednesday. International troops arrested five people on Tuesday night during an operation in Deh Naw area of Mohammad Agha... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three Afghan soldiers and three civilians were wounded during a clash between Taliban and security forces in central Logar province on Thursday, officials said. The clash happened at about 7:30am in Padkhab Shani area of Pul-i-... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Nine Taliban fighters were killed in a ground and air offensive involving Afghan and foreign troops in the central province of Logar, officials said on Sunday. Another three insurgents were injured in the operation in Golangar... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Nine Taliban fighters were killed in a ground and air offensive involving Afghan and foreign troops in the central province of Logar, officials said on Sunday. Another three insurgents were injured in the operation in Golangar... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Four insurgents, planting a roadside bomb, were killed and another two were wounded when the device went off prematurely in central Logar province on Saturday, officials said. The blast took place in Chalozi area of Baraki Barak... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two people were killed and a dozen more injured when two cars crashed on a highway in central Logar province on Thursday, officials said. The collision happened in Shekhak area of Mohammad Agha district at 1:30pm, said the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Foreign troops arrested a man soon after a roadside bomb ripped through their tank in the Bark-i-Barak district of central Logar province on Thursday, an official said. The explosion that took place before noon in Mohmand area... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two children were among eight people detained by foreign troops in central Logar province on Sunday, residents and local officials said. The children were arrested in the Ahmadak area of the Bark-i-Barak district when a military... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two tankers carrying fuel for NATO-led forces were torched in Pul-i-Alam, capital of central Logar province, officials said on Monday. The militants attacked the fuel tankers in the Ali Khan area on Sunday night, Logar deputy... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A joint search operation involving Afghan and international forces has been launched in a district of the central province of Logar, officials said on Monday. Around 800 personnel from the Afghan National Army (ANA), National... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Hundreds of Afghan and international forces have started a week-long operation to clear a district of central Logar province of the Taliban, an official said on Tuesday. The operation, involving about 600 Afghan and NATO-led... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two Taliban fighters were killed by their own explosives and as many drug traffickers detained in the central province of Logar on Monday, officials said. The insurgents wanted to plant a roadside bomb that exploded prematurely in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN):  A police checkpoint commander was gunned down in the central province of Logar on Saturday, an official said.  1st Lt. Abdullah was going on a motorcycle to his checkpoint at around 6am when militants attacked him near... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and five others were wounded during an airstrike by coalition forces in central Logar province, officials said on Tuesday. The raid took place late on Tuesday when a joint patrol of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban fighters attacked a police checkpoint in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Saturday, with both sides making conflicting claims. The militants stormed the check post in the Shekhan area at 8pm on... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Kabul-Gardez highway reopened after staying closed for five hours and a half due to bombs placed by militants beneath small bridges in the central province of Logar, officials said. The busy road stayed closed from 8am to 1.... read more
 PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Kabul-Gardez highway remained closed on Saturday due to bombs placed by militants beneath small bridges in the central province of Logar, officials said. The busy road stayed closed until 8am, with hundreds of vehicles... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two international soldiers were wounded when a home-made bomb ripped through their military vehicle in the central province of Logar on Wednesday, an official said. The blast in Muhammad Agha district happened at 10am, the Afghan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two Taliban fighters were killed and three American soldiers injured during overnight clashes in the central province of Logar, officials said on Friday. The casualties occurred when militants attacked the Afghan and International... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A US spy plane crashed in the central province of Logar, where a roadside bomb ripped through a military vehicle of international troops, an official said on Friday. Both incidents that happened Thursday night in the Kharwar town... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three US soldiers were injured when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in central Logar province, officials said on Wednesday. The explosion, which took place in the Pul-i-Jogi area of Baraki Barak district late Tuesday,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two US soldiers and their Afghan translator were wounded when their armoured vehicle struck a roadside bomb in central Logar province, officials said on Monday. The blast happened late Sunday in the Lashkari area of Muhammad Agha... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A former jihadi commander who fought against the Soviet army in the 1980s, was shot dead on Thursday in central Logar province, an official said.Ahmad Shah was taken out of his home in Charkh district and shot dead, said district... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A teenage girl was killed Sunday morning when a shell fired from an anti-aircraft gun smashed through her home in central Logar, the girl's family and an official said.Mullah Faiz Muhammad said his eldest daughter was killed when... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A tank of US-led coalition troops was destroyed when it hit with a rocket fired by Taliban insurgents in central Logar province, an official said on Friday.The troops came under attack when they entered the Alwozo area on the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): At least 10 Taliban fighters were killed and five US soldiers wounded during a clash in the central province of Logar, officials said on Tuesday.The fighting happened on Monday night when Taliban attacked a NATO-led patrol on the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A district police chief survived a rocket attack on his vehicle in central Logar province on Friday, officials said.The Baraki Barak district police chief, Muhammad Rahim, was traveling in a car to visit the scene of a clash... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): One policeman was killed and three others wounded when a remote-controlled bomb blast ripped through their vehicle on Thursday in central Logar province, neighbouring Kabul, officials said.The device was detonated at about 10am on... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A man's bullet-riddled body was found on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, capital of central Logar province, on Sunday, residents and police said.Police said the body of a 40 years old man, whose identity is still unknown, was found in... read more

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