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PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Abdul Raziq Wahidi on Tuesday said the internet facility would be provided to the university, the civil hospital and some schools in the capital of central Logar province... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Local officials on Monday said land grabbers had created serious security problems in central Logar province. Governor Mohammad Halim Fidai told Pajhwok Afghan News a number of powerful individuals had encroached on... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four judges and as many civilians were injured in a remote-controlled bomb attack on their vehicle in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province on Sunday morning. The bombing, killing a policeman, took place at... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): One civilian and two fighters have been killed and four others arrested during a clearing operation in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Thursday. The security forces conducted... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Azra district of central Logar province has become a major hub of hashish crop cultivation and drug smuggling, local officials say. The district’s chief, Hamidullah Hamid, told Pajhwok Afghan News that most residents of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Security forces have captured a huge cache of weapons and drugs in the Azra district of central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News  the security... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Zero mother mortality-rate has been attained in central Logar province, health officials said on Sunday. Public Health Director Dr. Mohammad Zarif Naibkhil told this a gathering marking the inauguration of a female nurses... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The authorities claimed on Tuesday arresting six suspected militants in different parts of central Logar province, but residents alleged the detainees were innocent people. Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, said the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and a fourth injured on Sunday when a helicopter they were traveling in crash-landed in central Logar province, an official said. The Afghan National Army (ANA)’s helicopter... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials have arrested the former and current directors of the Teacher Training Centre in central Logar province over corruption charges, an official said on Saturday. Logar governor’s spokesman Salim Saleh... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban’s district and police chiefs for the Charkh district of central Logar province were among seven militants killed during an overnight operation by security forces, the town’s administrative head said on Monday.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Some people have begun digging historical monuments in the Kharwar district of central Logar province, local official said on Sunday. Nasir Ahmadzai, social affairs official, told Pajhwok Afghan News historical items had... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): National Directorate of Security (NDS) agents have arrested six suspected insurgents, including Taliban’s administrative chief for Khoshi district of central Logar province, an official said on Wednesday. The individuals... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The judicial department head and the appellate attorney were wounded and their driver killed after unknown gunmen opened fire at their vehicle in the provincial capital of central Logar province on Wednesday, an official said... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Twenty-four girls’ schools, which had been closed by Taliban militants, were reopened in central Logar province, an official said on Wednesday. Education Department spokesman Mohammad Shapoor Arab told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The governor on Wednesday said 33 percent government departments in the provincial capital and 80 percent in districts of central Logar province were without buildings of their own. Explaining his administration’s next 100-... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Security forces have arrested 18 persons over confiscating government land and constructing houses on it in central Logar province, officials said on Monday. The individuals were detained for grabbing public property in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The authorities on Tuesday started demolishing dozens of houses illegally constructed on government land in central Logar province. The houses were identified as illegal by a joint delegation of the governor’s office, the... read more
Jahan Baz, a local resident, told Pajhwok Afghan News, heavy fighting was ongoing between security forces and the Taliban in the limits of district. However, Governor Spokesman Nabiullah Perkhel denied clashes with insurgents, saying situation... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have closed 25 schools for girls in two districts of central Logar province, depriving thousands of children from education, officials said on Tuesday. The 25 schools, including eight high, seven middle and... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Up to 20 Taliban fighters have been killed during a joint operation by Afghan and US troopsin the central province of Logar, officials said on Tuesday. The offensive was launched on Monday evening in Kharwar district,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Local officials on Thursday said more than 100 Taliban militants have been killed during a week-old operation in Kharwar district of central Logar province, but the rebels rejected the claim. The governor’s spokesman, Salim... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The governor of central Logar province on Tuesday said an investigation into the alleged killing of four civilians by American forces had been opened. Provincial council (PC) chief Hasibullah Stanikzai on Monday accused the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) chief for central Logar province on Monday accused the American forces of killing four civilians and injuring another 15 after a roadside bomb ripped through one of their vehicles near the provincial... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A second Afghan National Army (ANA) helicopter crashed in central Logar province after the first that went down in Bamyan province on Monday, officials said. Salim Salih, Logar governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two deminers have been kidnapped along with their truck by unidentified gunmen in Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, an official said on Sunday. The gunmen attacked local office of Sterling Global demining... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least six insurgents belonging to the Haqqani network have been killed and four others wounded in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Thursday. Mohammad Rahim Amin, the town’s... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Some members of the provincial council accuse the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of allowing a company to illegally extract chromites in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province. Chromite is an iron chromium... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) on Thursday said local officials had been unable to hand a piece of land over to the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) for the establishment of an industrial township in accordance with a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Japan has donated four snow-clearing and road construction machines to the Public Works Department of central Logar province, an official said Wednesday. Logar Public Works Director Abdul Wali Stanikzai told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Seventy Taliban fighters, four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and as many civilians have been killed during an operation in the central province of Logar, officials said on Monday. Afghan security personnel launched the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A suicide car bomber struck in the middle of a bazaar in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, on Saturday morning. The bomber detonated his explosives-laden car in the Shaheedano Square at 8.30am, wounding... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Police recovered narcotics weighing 1600 kilograms from a truck during a search in the capital of central Logar province on Saturday. Logar crime branch police chief Col. Mohammad Jan Abid told Pajhwok Afghan News the drugs... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): New buildings for teaching and administration purposes are being constructed on the university campus in central Logar province. Governor Mohammad Halim Fidai and deputy higher education minister Gul Hassan Walizai on Monday... read more
PUL-I-ALM (Pajhwok): Insurgents blew up a shrine in the Charkh district of central Logar province, the governor’s spokesman said on Monday. Mohammad Salim Saleh told Pajhwok Afghan News that militants blew up the Shah Khalwati shrine with... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have closed a girls’ school and banned females in areas around Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, from attending a teacher training centre, an official said on Thursday. Mohammad Sadiq... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two commanders were among 29 militants killed during airstrikes by foreign forces and ground operations by Afghan security forces in central Logar and northern Sari Pul provinces, officials said on Thursday. Logar Governor... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A US drone strike has killed four militants, including a senior Taliban leader, in Barkai Barak district in central Logar province, an official says on Sunday. Mohammad Rahim Amin, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Hundreds of students, teachers and workers at the main Teacher Training Centre in central Logar province have gone on strike against the centre director. The strike involving 30 teachers, workers and about 200 students would... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Residents say the government should honour its pledge to provide electricity to central Logar province in order factories could be established in the province. They say government officials had promised them three years ago... read more
KANDAHAR/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two police officers have been killed and another two policemen injured during two separate gun attacks in southern Kandahar and central Logar provinces, officials said on Thursday. First Lt. Abdul Hadi, the 13th... read more
LASHKARGAH/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A stray mortar shell hit a house and killed two children in central Logar province as security officials said 28 militants were killed in Logar and southern Helmand provinces. Col. Mohammad Rassoul Zazi, the 215... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Efforts have been accelerated to reopen as many as 12 girls’ schools, which were closed by Taliban in Baraki Barak and Sarkh districts in central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. Deputy Education Director... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A number of remand prisoners at the central jail of central Logar province have complained they are being tortured by jail security officials and they face many problems during detention. The prisoners shared their problems... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The provincial council members of central Logar province on Thursday claimed progress in combating administrative corruption and addressing people’s grievances. Hasibullah Stanikzai, the council head, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok):  Unidentified gunmen on Thursday shot dead a schoolteacher in the capital of central Logar province, an official said. Mohammad Shahpur Arab, the education director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two senior commanders were among 10 Taliban militants killed in an airstrike in the Arza district of central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. Logar police chief Brig Gen Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A primary school was bombed from the air during an operation against militants in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, killing two students and injuring four others, including a teacher. Logar education... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Mohammad Halim Fidai on Tuesday took office as the governor of central Logar province with pledges to ensure good governance and real service to the people. Fidai was introduced to the people of Logar as the new governor by... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Some provincial council members on Tuesday claimed drug smugglers paid money to Taliban insurgents for creating insecurity in central Logar province. The PC head, Hasibullah Stanikzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News insecurity... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Two dead bodies of men have been found in central Logar province and a tribal elder has been gunned down in Uruzgan province, officials said on Friday. The two dead bodies were found in the Mohammad Agha district of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Construction work on a new building for the university in central Logar province was on Thursday formally launched during a special ceremony held in this regard. The foundation stone of the building was laid about two years... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The agriculture and livestock department in central Logar province on Thursday alleged that some influential have grabbed huge tract of land allocated for green belt on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Police have arrested two government officials in connection with recent incidents of violence in central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. The detainees included Baraki Barak district police chief Col. Mohammad... read more
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): 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
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): 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): 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): 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 (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 (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): 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): 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/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): 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): 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): 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): 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
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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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 (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

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