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JALALABAD (PAN): The Haj and Islamic Affairs department in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday launched a ballot process to select intending pilgrims who would be sent to Saudi Arabia over the next three years. The department head, Mualvi Abdul... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two suicide attackers rammed an explosives-laden car into the entrance of a joint Afghan-ISAF military base in the Nari district of eastern Kunar province on Thursday, killing an intelligence operative, an official said.The attack... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A suicide bomber on foot blew himself up before reaching his target ---- foreign troops --- who were busy defusing a roadside bomb in eastern Nangarhar province, where a tribal elder was gunned down on Friday, officials said.The... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Civil society activists in eastern provinces on Sunday said people recommended to the government in Kabul to participate in the July Tokyo summit were not their representatives.Countries attending the summit in Japan are expected to... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (PAN): The commander of 1st battalion of the 201st Selab military corps was killed on Sunday in a militant attack in the eastern province of Nuristan, officials said. The attack happened at 5 am when militants fired two missiles... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven suicide attackers and three civilians were killed and four others attackers wounded after the insurgents launched coordinated assaults on the Jalalabad airport and the US-led provincial reconstruction team (PRT) compound in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A large number of men and women participated in a six-day Quran learning programme in the eastern province of Nangarhar that ended on Friday, organisers said.The programme was aimed to spread Quranic guidance and let the people... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A cricket tournament involving eight teams, including two from the northwestern Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, started in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said.The Afghanistan Cricket Board head for the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  A district chief escaped unhurt but his guards were wounded in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday evening.The Spin Ghar district administrative head, Shakirullah Durrani, was returning home from a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Ministers of finance and higher education on Friday laid the foundation stone of a new building for the medical faculty at the Nangarhar University, an official said.With the project cost yet to be ascertained, a university... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The refugees department in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday disturbed relief items to returnees in Kunar and Laghman provinces, an official said.The assistance including tents and other materials was distributed to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nuristan Governor Tamim Nuristani on Thursday said four million of the 10 million afghanis ($202,020) missing salaries of local police had been recovered.Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News he had appointed a delegation to probe the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Officials on Thursday said 248 Taliban fighters were killed and another 225 wounded in eastern Nangarhar province last year.Another 1,553 suspects were detained on different charges, Deputy Governor Mohammad Hanif Girdiwal told a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 2,000 development projects, costing 11 billion afghanis (more than $222 million) have been executed over the past one year in the eastern province of Nangarhar, Governor Gul Aghan Sherzai said on Wednesday.Last year’s... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of school students in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday staged a protest demonstration to condemn the killing of 16 civilians by US soldiers in southern Kandahar province.The demonstration emerged from the Nangarhar High... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A parliamentary team on Saturday arrived in eastern Nangarhar province to launch a probe into the case of former provincial council head, Jamal Qadir, who has been arrested by the attorney office over an arson attack.Qadir, a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Government land measuring 50 acres was retaken from its illegal occupants during an ongoing campaign against land grabbers in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.The campaign is aimed at recovering state land... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thousands of protesting university students on Tuesday, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, demanded public trial for killers of Panjwae civilians.Nearly 4,000 students of Nangarhar University staged a peaceful protest and blocked... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A man was killed and a dozen others were injured in a suicide attack in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Monday afternoon.An official at police headquarters, Abdullah Talwar, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four mine planters were killed in an airstrike by international troops in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Sunday.International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) aircraft targeted the men on Saturday night when... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A senior private security guard was shot dead by unidentified assailants in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.The man led a squad of private guards providing security for a road... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Power supply from the Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar province meets the need of only 40 percent residents of Jalalabad, the provincial capital, an official said on Friday.Almost 65,000 families are living in the city and if each... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A gathering of social council representatives from eastern provinces ended on an ugly note on Thursday when participants developed differences over the agenda.Most of the participants viewed the meeting, attended among others by... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Weapons, ammunitions and explosives were handed over to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Group (DIAG) programme in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.The arms included approximately nine tonnes of explosives,... read more
ISLAMABAD/JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan vegetable importers are forced into paying bribes by Pakistani guards and customs officials at the Torkham border crossing, a traders' representative said on Sunday.Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Suspected militants have kidnapped a local journalist working for the state-run Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA) in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Friday.The journalist, Kuchai Nasiri, was kidnapped late on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Several key highways in eastern Nuristan province were reopened for traffic after remaining closed for four days due to heavy snowfall, officials said on Thursday.The roads reopened included a 60-kilometre road that connects the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) deputy head on Monday complained traders were facing multiple problems due to kidnappings and the presence of illegal armed groups in eastern Nangarhar province.Khan Jan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Kabul-Jalalabad highway, which was closed by protesters in the Momand Dara district of eastern Nangarhar province, reopened on Sunday morning.The protest started at 8am and ended around noon, Malak Saida Jan, a local tribal... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Hezb-i-Islami  Afghanistan (HIA), led by former jihadi leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar, claimed on Monday some of its conditions had been accepted by the government of President Hamid Karzai.A high-level delegation of the group... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two separate contingents of Afghan security forces, numbering 1400, on Thursday completed their professional training in Paktia and Nangarhar provinces, officials said.As many 1,200 army recruits completed a three-month preliminary... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The maiden friendly match between Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB)'s squad and cricketers from Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province got underway in the eastern city of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, on... read more
JALALABAD/HERAT CITY (PAN): A Taliban commander who had recently joined the peace process was killed in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.In western Herat province, one militant was killed and 15 others detained during an... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A large number of rickshaws have been impounded by traffic police in eastern Nangarhar province, drivers complained to a parliamentary delegation on Monday. Almost 150 of the drivers discussed their problems with Haji Abdul Zahir... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on two buildings for schools was launched in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, while a similar project was completed in central Logar province, officials said.The two buildings are being constructed in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A child was killed and two others, all from the same family, were injured when a mine they were playing with went off in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.The seven years old was killed in the blast that... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Famous Afghan singer, Rahim Ghamzada, died from a prolonged illness at a civil hospital in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday morning. He was 75.Ghamzada served the Afghan music industry for more than 50 years.The civil hospital... read more
JALALABAD/MEHTARLAN/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The foundation stone of a school was laid in Nangarhar, while three newly-constructed buildings for schools were inaugurated in Logar and work on a green belt launched in Laghman, officials said on Monday.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Europe-based Spoghmai Cultural Association honoured the Nangarhar border police commander, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, with a green award on Monday.Speaking at a gathering held in this regard in Jalalabad, Border and Tribal... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Officials and tribal elders on Monday said the eastern province of Nangarhar was ready for security transition, stressing the need for increasing the strength of Afghan security forces.Afghan forces will take over the security... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Gunmen ambushed a vehicle carrying officials of the customs department in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, killing one and abducting three others, an official said.The incident took place in Ghaziabad area of Bati Kot district... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The foundation stone of a police logistics centre for the eastern zone was laid in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday.The US-funded training and logistics centre would be constructed at a... read more
JALALBAD (PAN): The Ali Sherkhel tribe surrendered heavy weapons and explosives to the government in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the weapons were... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four people, including a two years old child, were killed while four others injured in a bomb blast in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, officials said.The incident took place when a private vehicle hit... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): As many as 110 residential houses built illegally on government land have been demolished in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday.Police demolished the houses in Surkhrod and Momand Dara districts, the Surkhrod... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four mortar shells targeting militant hideouts were slammed into the eastern province of Nuristan from neighbouring Nangarhar province on Thursday, but there was no report about casualties, officials said.   The shells hit... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): For the first time, the Ministry of Agriculture has introduced saffron crop to 14 districts of eastern Nangarhar province in a pilot project to explore new economic options for farmers, officials said on Wednesday.The ministry... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 26 tonnes of narcotics were set on fire in public in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said.The drugs were torched at a ceremony attended by deputy interior minister for counternarcotics, Lt. Gen. Baz Mohammad... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nine Taliban fighters had been killed in a three-day operation by the Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in Sarobi district of capital Kabul, military officials said on Saturday.The insurgents eliminated in this offensive had been... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two oil tankers were torched on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway, closing the busy road for hours on Friday, officials said.The Taliban had torched two ISAF supply tankers at 12:40pm in Aab Resham Tangi area of Sarobi district, forcing... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The National Stabilisation Programme head for the Khogyani district in eastern Nangarhar province was freed after two weeks of abduction, an official said on Tuesday.Eng. Faizullah was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of kilograms of heroin and explosives have been seized in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Tuesday.Intelligence agents recovered 1,720 kg of explosives placed in 43 ghee cartons in the first police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Construction work worth $190,000 was launched on three development projects in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, officials said.Funded by the US Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), two schools’... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen have warned tribal elders in eastern Nangarhar province against sending young girls to go to school and make them study religious books at homes, a resident said on Saturday.The unknown gunmen who came to the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Gulbadin Hekmatyar-led Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Saturday rejected a media report about its willingness to attend the second Bonn conference.On September 10, a report said the party was willing to attend the conference... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): US troops arrested six people, including a woman, during a military operation in eastern Nangarhar province, residents and officials said on Saturday.NATO-led troops detained a Taliban fighter, a woman and four other people during a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three militiamen were killed and several others injured in a blast in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, officials said.The incident took place at a fair (Juma Bazaar) in the Toot area at about 11 am,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dualisation work on the Torkham-Jalalabad highway has been halted for the past three years due to negligence of the Pakistani contractor, Afghan officials said on Tuesday. Pakistanis have yet to honour their promise of resuming work... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An arms depot was unearthed in the Kama district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said.The weapons dump was found in the Akhund Kala area by border police, the eastern zone border police commander told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The administrative head of Shirzad district in eastern Nangarhar province was killed along with three of his bodyguards when a remote-controlled bomb hit their vehicle, officials said on Tuesday.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen robbed a vehicle, 15 mine detectors and some explosives of a demining agency in the Pachir Agam district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday night, officials said on Monday.Unknown armed men stormed the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Taliban insurgents are in control of six districts of eastern Nuristan province, where work on 800 reconstruction projects has been suspended over the past two years, the newly appointed governor said on Sunday.The six districts... read more
KABUL (PAN): Twenty-one Taliban fighters have been killed, seven others injured and another 11 arrested during separate security operations over the past 24 hours across the country, the Ministry of Interior said on Saturday.The insurgents were... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least three people died of suffocation in a well in the Bati-Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province. Khan Muhammad Khan, a local resident and eyewitness, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident occurred last night in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A National Directorate of Security (NDS) officer was killed and four others wounded in a remote-controlled bomb explosion in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, officials said. The NDS officer was on his way to his... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Protestors of the Shinwari tribe have blocked the Torkham-Jalalabad Highway in protest over a land dispute with Kuchis in the Bahti Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. The clash erupted over... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One person was killed and four others were injured in two separate traffic accidents in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Rain-induced floods killed one person and caused extensive property damage in the Pachir Agam and Spin Ghar districts of eastern Nangrahar province Friday, officials said on Saturday. Spin Ghar police chief Malak Zarjan told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Saudi Arabia Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) has distributed dates to 250 poor families in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. About 5000 kilograms of dates have been distributed to fatherless and indigent... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thirteen insurgents were killed during an airstrike on a school building in eastern Afghanistan, an official said Monday. Two of the school's guards had been missing after the airstrike in the Khewa district, the town's... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A three-day polio eradication campaign aimed at 722,000 children under five years of age got under way in eastern provinces on Sunday, officials said. The campaign is an initiative of the Ministry of Public Health in eastern Kunar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Kamdish onslaught was commanded by Pakistani forces, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, the border police commander in the eastern zone, told Pajhwok Afghan News in a telephone interview on Saturday. Hundreds of Taliban fighters... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 23 border police and 40 Taliban fighters, including 15 Pakistanis, have been killed and seven police wounded so far in an operation in the Kamdish district of eastern Nuristan province, governor Jamaluddin Badar told Pajhwok... read more
PAROON (PAN): Hundreds of Taliban fighters, mostly Pakistanis, have crossed the Durand Line and raided police outposts in the Kamdish district of eastern Nuristan province, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, the eastern border police commander, told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least 16 Waziri militants were killed during an operation conducted by combined Afghan and international forces in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. The operation was launched late on Sunday in the Balalkhel... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Expired and low-quality medicine and food, weighing nearly 12 tonnes, were set afire in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, officials said. The material included 87 different kinds of expired and poor-quality medicine and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A NATO-led ISAF airstrike killed many civilians in addition to 35 policemen in Doab district of the eastern province of Nuristan, injured witnesses said on Saturday. The airstrike was an attempt to support the international... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): As many as 112 people were killed in an airstrike by NATO-led troops in the remote eastern province of Nuristan, a senior official said on Saturday. Twenty-two policemen, 20, civilians and 70 Taliban fighters were among the dead,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Sixty-eight Taliban fighters and 17 policemen were killed in an airstrike by NATO-led international soldiers in Doab district of eastern Nuristan province, the governor said on Friday. The district's administrative head, Fida... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nine civilians were wounded when an explosives-rigged bicycle exploded in the capital city of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said. The remote-controlled blast happened while a police pick-up was passing by in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen killed a teacher and set ablaze a school in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Sunday. The office, classrooms, libratory and some other parts of the middle school were torched on Saturday night... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): With a string of stunning triumphs in recent outings against formidable rivals, Afghan cricketers are capable of beating their Pakistani counterparts, the national coach said on Sunday. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The death toll from a Wednesday car suicide bombing in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Thursday rose to 15 as two seriously injured people died in hospital, officials said. Another 21 were injured when... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thirteen people were killed and 21 others wounded when a suicide attacker rammed his explosives-packed car into a bus carrying police cadets in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Wednesday, officials said... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Forty-six prisoners were released from the central jail in eastern Nangarhar province, while another 69 inmates got their jail terms slashed in compliance with a presidential decree, officials said on Tuesday. President Hamid... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of a district in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday claimed four people were killed and six others wounded when police opened fire on them during a protest against the killing of a boy by foreign troops. NATO-led... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Ten trucks loaded with supplies destined for NATO and US forces were gutted when a bomb blast caused fire to the vehicles at Torkham border crossing inside Pakistan, an official said on Saturday. The blast took place at 9:00pm on... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): Five people were killed and a dozen others wounded when a suicide attacker rammed his explosives-packed motorcycle into a gate of a district headquarters building in eastern Laghman province on Monday, officials said. Foreign... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of tribal elders, hailing from 22 districts of eastern Nangarhar province, on Sunday voiced their support to the Afghan government-initiated peace parleys with the rebels. Titled as "Role of elders in brining peace,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The illicit poppy crop over 450 hectares of land was destroyed during a 60-day campaign in remote parts of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Backed by tribal elders and residents, the campaign was concluded... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A fuel tanker and a foreign forces' tank caught fire in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, a witness said. The fire broke after an explosion inside a fuel tanker in the Shamshad area on the Ring Road the west of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A tribal elder and three of his companions were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday, an official said. The bomb, which wounded Malak Faizullah along with three associates, took place... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A vehicle-borne suicide bomber struck a convoy of NATO-led forces on the busy Jalalabad-Torkham highway in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday, an official said. The attacker blew himself up near an International... read more
JALALABADCITY(PAN): A joint Afghan-international security force arrested 18 Taliban with weapons and destroyed a radio station used by the militants to broadcast propaganda in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Tuesday. The radio station had... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Policemen who retreated during an attack by insurgents on the Want Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province were being prosecuted, the governor said on Wednesday. Approximately 800 armed opposition fighters on Tuesday overran... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): As many as 284 civilians had been killed in the last three months in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces, a human rights official said on Tuesday. Taliban fighters were responsible for 167 of the deaths while the NATO-led... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two children were killed and a third was wounded when a bomb attached to a container went off in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, an official.The blast took place in Banga area of Behsud district at 9am, the district chief,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thousands of Afghan security forces were deployed in eastern Nangarhar province to prevent a possible bloody clash between two sub-tribes over a longstanding land dispute, police said on Thursday. Laced with heavy weapons, men... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Hundreds of Afghan refugees, expelled from the tribal areas of Pakistan, have been given shelter by locals in eastern Nangarhar province. They say they have received no assistance from the government or from non-... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nangarhar’s revenue increased to 12 billion afghanis ($265 million) in the year to March 20, compared to 500 million afghanis five years ago, the governor said on Monday, Speaking at a ceremony to mark the new Afghan New Year... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than 1,000 people were killed and wounded in 157 incidents of violence, including 11 suicide attacks, in eastern Nangahar province during this Afghan year, which ends March 21, a tally based on news reports shows. Thought one... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police seized 415 different kinds of weapons and arrested one suspect in connection with the arms in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said. The weapons included Russian pistols, shotguns... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Saudi charity on Sunday began distributing food aid to thousands of deserving families in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. The assistance is being given to 5,000 households, with each receiving five kilograms of rice... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): NATO-led soldiers have killed two civilians during an operation in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, locals claimed on Saturday. An investigation has been launched to determine whether the victims were civilians... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The mausoleum of former Afghan ruler King Amanullah Khan and his family members in eastern Nangarhar province is on the verge to collapse and needs to be reconstructed, culturists said on Wednesday. Constructed in 1960, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A group of Sikh and Hindu women in eastern Nangarhar alleged on Wednesday the Afghan government was doing nothing to resolve their problems. The complaint came at a gathering marking International Women's Day in Jalalabad, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Sixty-two inmates, including two women and three girls, were freed from Nangarhar central jail on Tuesday and prison terms of 58 others reduced in compliance with President Hamid Karzai's orders, an official said. On Feb. 15,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of madrassa students protested in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, aafter foreign forces arrested some of their classmates. About 600 students, chanting "Death to America", burned tyres and blocked the ring... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Taliban insurgents on Monday claimed responsibility for twin bomb attacks in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. Two policemen were killed and 25 others, including nine civilians, wounded in the explosions,... read more
MAHTERLAM (PAN): A new district was created on Sunday in eastern Laghman province, in a move to improve the security situation. With a presidential decree, Badpakh has temporarily been given the district's status, Governor Mohammad Iqbal Azizi... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Nangarhar governor received on Sunday a gold medal from a labour association in recognition of his services to the eastern province. "The medal was conferred on Gul Agha Sherzai for his selfless services toward the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani security forces, using heavy weapons and artillery, violated Afghanistan's eastern border for a dozen times in a month, a senior official said on Thursday. Border police chief for eastern zone, Brig. Gen. Aminullah... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A vote recount began on Wednesday in eastern Nangarhar province after complaints of massive rigging in last year's parliamentary elections, an official said. A special delegation from Kabul initiated the recount in the presence... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The families of military and police officials who were killed or injured in last week’s suicide attack on the Jalalabad branch of Kabul Bank would receive plots of land, an official said on Monday. Under a presidential decree... read more
JALALABAD CITY (PAN): Afghan and international forces eliminated an insurgents weapons depot in eastern Laghman province on Monday, officials said. The depot was discovered in Kalah Kot area, located five kilometres from Mehtarlam city, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan and international forces destroyed hundreds of kilograms narcotics in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, officials said. Seven hundred kilograms of raw hashish, recovered by Afghan and foreign forces in Sherzad district,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A former chief justice and Ulema Council head, Fazal Hadi Shinwari, was laid to rest in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday. A renowned religious scholar, Shinwari died due to a brain hemorrhage in India on Monday. He was 83.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An airstrike by NATO-led forces killed an Afghan army soldier along with five family members in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials and relatives said on Monday. The International Security Assistance... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The only surviving suicide attacker said on Sunday that he was told to kill everyone inside Kabul Bank's branch in Jalalabad. On Saturday, five suicide bombers stormed the bank in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police recovered 15 sacks of hashish and a weapon cache during separate operations in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. The hashish filled bags were recovered from a house in Dur Baba district late Tuesday,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan soldiers have ambushed Taliban fighters in eastern Kunar province, arresting 11 militants, including one of their commanders, a military spokesman said on Tuesday. About 12 weapons were also recovered from militants, who... read more
  JALALABAD (PAN): The US ambassador joined officials from the counternarcotics and agricultural ministries on a trip to eastern Laghman province on Monday, officials said. Laghman is one of five eastern provinces where the poppy cultivation... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): US ambassador to Afghanistan, Karle Eikenberry, on Wednesday said that President Hamid Karazi's remarks about closing provincial reconstruction teams were meant to strengthen the Afghan government. On Tuesday, Karzai said the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two back-to-back bomb blasts in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday killed one person and wounded six others, an official said. The first blast struck a bus carrying officials of a police training academy near the Eidgah mosque... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four people were injured when a bomb-rigged motorcycle exploded near their vehicle in the eastern provinceof Nangarharon Tuesday, an official said. The blast took place in Abdul Haq Maina area on the outskirts of Jalalabad city,... read more
JALALABADCITY(PAN): An Afghan employee of the Indian consulate in eastern Nangarhar province has managed to escape from his abductors after spending two days in captivity, a senior official said on Tuesday. Abdul Wodud was kidnapped at gun point in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A regional office of the Afghanistan's High Council for Peace was inaugurated on Monday in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said. The 24-member council is headed by a former provincial council chief, Nasratullah Arsala,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three suspects have been arrested on the charge of kidnapping an Afghan employee with the Indian consulate in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. The suspects were arrested in Khugyani district on Sunday, two days... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A joint Afghan-international security force destroyed a narcotics-processing lab and seized hundreds kilograms of hashish and some weapons during separate raids in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. The factory... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a preacher and wounded three others inside a mosque in eastern Laghman province, residents and officials said on Thursday. The incident happened in Mahtarlam, the provincial capital, where the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Border police arrested two people with six pistols and 900 badges of the Afghan National Army in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. Both detainees are Afghan citizens and were taking the materials to Pakistan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Laghman governor Muhammad Iqbal Azizi on Tuesday said the US provincial reconstruction team will implement development projects worth 78 million afghanis ($1.7m) in the eastern province. A contract to the effect was signed between... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four Taliban fighters, planting bombs on the Kabul-Nangarhar Highway, were killed in a joint operation by Afghan and foreign soldiers, the Laghman governor said on Tuesday. The insurgents were planting bombs in the Charbagh area of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of poor families received wheat assistance in Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Provided by the World Food Programme (WFP), the aid was distributed through the Nangarhar Department... read more
JALALABD (PAN): Several villages in eastern Nangarhar were cut off from the rest of the province for a second consecutive day on Sunday due to heavy snowfall, officials said. The snowfall that began early Saturday lashed Jokan, Kharotai, Lajgarh,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three militants were killed when the bomb they were preparing went off inside a house in the eastern province of Nangarhar, police said on Wednesday. A fourth insurgent was injured in the blast that took place in Surkh Rod district... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A dozen people were killed on Saturday evening when a passenger coach rammed into a truck on the Kabul-Torkham highway near Jalalabad, officials said. Twelve passengers in the coach were killed in the accident that occurred in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police claimed on Wednesday arresting two suspected terrorists and seizing 500 kilograms of explosives in eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan's restive tribal region of Khyber. The terror suspects were detained while... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike by international troops in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Wednesday. The airstrike was called in after militants fired mortars at the headquarters of the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan and NATO forces have arrested two insurgents in two separate operations in eastern Nangarhar province. Afghan soldiers arrested an militant in Gandomak area of Sherzad district on Saturday night, a spokesman for the 201st... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): As many as 243 people have been killed and about 2,188 others wounded in a number of traffic accidents on the Kabul-Nangarhar Highway during the ongoing solar year, officials said on Saturday. Public health and traffic departments... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four people are dead after a truck collided with a passenger vehicle on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway on Saturday, sources said. The accident occurred at 8am when the truck coming from Kabul crashed into the private car in Mahifar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight Taliban fighters, including a commander, were killed an airstrike while six Pakistani militants were captured during a ground offensive in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. The two operations were... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A civilian was killed and six others were injured on Thursday when a bomb exploded in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. The explosion took place at 12:30pm in a scrap metal shop near the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A civilian was killed and six others were injured on Thursday when a bomb exploded in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. The explosion took place at 12:30pm in a scrap metal shop near the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A civilian was killed and six others were injured on Thursday when a bomb exploded in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. The explosion took place at 12:30pm in a scrap metal shop near the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Armed opposition groups should join the peace process now that foreign troops have promised to leave the country by 2014, the deputy chief of the High Peace Council said on Wednesday. The main demand of insurgent groups has been... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The government was receptive to suggestions from all Afghans regarding an ongoing national reconciliation and reintegration campaign, said the High Peace Council chief said on Tuesday. Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani made the remarks at... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan inaugurated a newly-constructed building for the faculty of computer science in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday. Muhammad Sadiq said the building had two big halls, 16 administrative... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An instructor at a teacher training college in eastern Nangarhar province was awarded an appreciation letter by President Hamid Karzai on Monday. Sher Hasan Kamalzai was awarded the certificate in recognition of his commitment to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Traders in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Sunday went on strike, demanding the government reduce the tax on imported construction and food items. The government has increased tax on imported food by 2.5 percent to 20 percent... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): NATO-led forces killed three insurgents who were planting roadside bombs in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday. The airstrike was conducted in the Sera Kala area of Sherzad district, where three bomb planters were... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A fuel tanker was blown up in eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Khyber, Thursday morning, an official said. The explosion, which took place in the Maulvi Khalis Family area on the... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): A Taliban fighter was killed and 10 others detained during an operation against the Taliban-designated district chief in the eastern province of Nangarhar, the alliance said on Sunday. The International Security Assistance... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least one policeman was wounded when a suicide attacker detonated his explosive vest near a military convoy of coalition soldiers in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday. The attack took place in Surkhrod district, where... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police claimed on Wednesday seizing a large quantity of wine and weapons in the eastern province of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan's tribal region of Khyber. Fifteen Klashnikov assault rifles, 20 pistols, two rockets, five guns... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter made an emergency landing in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, the NATO-led force said. No soldier was wounded in the incident that happened in the Hesarak... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven kidnapped deminers were released on Friday in eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Khyber, a senior official said. JALALABAD (PAN): Seven kidnapped deminers were released on Friday in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Gunmen abducted 16 de-miners in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, but released eight of them just a few hours later, officials said. The kidnapping took place in Kankar Naw area of Momand Dara district, Nangarhar police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Intelligence operatives broke up a forgery ring in eastern Nangarhar province, arresting eight people, officials said on Tuesday. The group had printed a large number of fake registration documents, including driving licences,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unknown gunmen torched a police checkpoint on the relatively secure Kabul- Sarobi Highway in the Lataband area on Monday, an official said. The attackers also took away five Kalashnikovs and two machineguns from the checkpoint, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): District development councils, recently set up by the Independent Directoate of Local Governance (IDLG), stared functioning in nine districts of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday. The councils were elected in Behsud, Khewa,... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 23 Taliban fighters were killed in a coalition air strike in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Saturday.  JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 23 Taliban fighters were killed in a coalition air strike in the... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): Militants using heavy and light weapons launched an attack on a base of Afghan army personnel in the eastern province of Nangarhar, but there were no casualties, an official said on Friday. The attackers fired on the Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An anti-corruption court in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday convicted and sentenced to two years in jail a senior former election official for fraud during last year's presidential election. The convict Akhtar Ajmal was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police arrested 14 farmers on the charge of cultivating poppy crop in their fields in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. The men were arrested from separates districts over the past three days, Brig. Gen... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Reported cases of violence against women have dropped sharply in eastern Nangahar province this year, participants of a conference were told on Tuesday. The meeting, involving officials of the provincial women's affairs... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed motorcycle near a convoy of foreign troops on Tuesday, but caused no casualties in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials sai JALALABAD (PAN): A suicide bomber detonated his... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Coalition forces have arrested 11 civilians, including a religious scholar, in eastern Nangarhar province, residents said as they protested against the detentions. About 200 villagers demonstrated in Jalalabad city, the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three people from the same family were killed and another six were wounded in a traffic accident involving three vehicles in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said. The casualties occurred when two cars crashed... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Twenty-five people, including women and children, were wounded after a moderate earthquake struck the capital of eastern Nangarhar province early Monday, an official said. Nangarhar's Public Health Director, Dr. Baz Muhammad... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The number of people infected with leishmaniasis has decreased from 1919 to 467 over the past six months in eastern Nangarhar province, a health official said on Tuesday. The disease is caused by protozoan parasites that belong to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): In a bid to boost agricultural production, the Nangarhar Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Department plans to establish greenhouses in Behsud district, and official said on Tuesday. Agriculture Director Muhammad Hussain Sapi... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): In a bid to boost agricultural production, the Nangarhar Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Department plans to establish greenhouses in Behsud district, and official said on Tuesday. Agriculture Director Muhammad Hussain Sapi... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Officials in eastern Nangarhar province Tuesday said drivers transferring goods to Kabul from the Torkham border town were forced to pay bribes at 10 police checkpoints on the highway. In order to discuss problems of businessmen... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A drone belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) crashed in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, the alliance and an official said. The spy plane crashed at 8am due to a technical problem in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of orphans were given warm clothes, boots and school bags by a Saudi Arabian welfare organization in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, officials said. Some 1,300 students received three million afghanis worth of aid... read more
JALALABAD/ZARANJ (PAN): Two bombs exploded in the eastern province of Nangarhar, but caused no casualties, officials said on Monday. One blast happened at 7pm on Sunday in a shop in Youth Park near Daronta Dam in the Surkh Rod district, police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven tonnes of expired medicnes and edibles, collected from nearly 500 medical stories and shops, were set ablaze in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Sunday, officials have said. The medicines and food items... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five people were killed and a sixth injured in two different incidents in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Saturday. Four people were killed in an armed clash between two families over a drinking water in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five people were killed and a sixth injured in two different incidents in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Saturday. Four people were killed in an armed clash between two families over a drinking water in the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Militants attacked a border police post in eastern Nangarhar province near the border with Pakistan, killing two policemen and injuring a third, an official said on Friday. The attack happened in the Dur Baba district Thursday night,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Intelligence operatives have arrested a terror suspect carrying two suicide vests in eastern Nangarhar province, the spy agency said on Friday. The suspect was planning to take the vests filled with explosives to Jalalabad city,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eastern Nangarhar province is an appropriate place for trade and thus occupies an important part of a new strategy for improving the economy, Commerce and Industries Minister Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahadi said on Wednesday. Ahadi was in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Newly-constructed buildings for two schools were inaugurated on Wednesday in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said. A double-storey building for the Istiqlal High School was completed in the Owama Wyala area of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Newly-constructed buildings for two schools were inaugurated on Wednesday in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said. A double-storey building for the Istiqlal High School was completed in the Owama Wyala area of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Building for a religious seminary is being constructed with financial support from a trader in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Provincial Hajj and Islamic Affairs Director, Maulvi Asadullah Sajid, said the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A fire erupted at a hotel in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Wednesday. However, no losses were caused, officials said. The fire that broke out at 7:15am inside the hotel in the Mokhabirat Square was... read more
  JALALABAD (PAN): The snow has begun falling over the past two days in central and eastern parts of Nuristan province, officials and residents said on Wednesday. A foot of snow had fallen in a number of villages on the outskirts of Paroon,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Twenty prisoners were freed from a central jail in eastern Nangarhar province in compliance with a presidential decree on Monday, an official said. The men had been involved in petty crimes with some having served most of their... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A newly constructed building for the Araban School was inaugurated in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said. Having 20 classrooms, a 17-room administrative block and other rooms, the building was constructed over 1... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan and international forces have arrested seven employees of a construction company in eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan's tribal region of Khyber, officials said on Sunday. The company workers were detained... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) was killed and another wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday. The blast took place in Kot district at 6pm... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven people, including a police officer, were killed and six others wounded as a result of a traffic accident in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said. The accident happened on the ring road near the Najmul Jihad... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Farmers in Sarobi district of Kabul province on Saturday claimed that improved quality wheat seed and chemical fertiliser were distributed to people having no farmland. A resident of Sarchina area, Malak Ezatullah, alleged the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Protestors in eastern Laghman province said on Saturday civilians were also among 30 people killed in an ongoing coalition operation in the Alishang district. More than 250 Afghan army, police and coalition personnel conducted the air... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One fighter was killed and a policeman wounded in a clash sparked by a predawn militant attack on a counterterrorism police checkpoint in the Sarobi district of Kabul province on Thursday, an official said. The insurgents stormed... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of residents of a district in eastern Nangarhar province protested on Thursday against the closure of polling stations.The protesters arrived at the provincial capital, Jalalabad city, where they blocked the Pakhtunistan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than 100 complaints, protests and electoral violations were made to the Electoral Complaints Commission in Nangarhar province over the past two months, with three candidates disqualified and 10 fined, an official said on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Polling materials were flown to polling stations in a number of districts in four eastern provinces, officials said on Wednesday.The supplies were air-dropped in districts of Kunar, Nuristan, Nangarhar and Laghman provinces with the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three insurgents and a child were killed during a joint operation by Afghan and coalition forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Wednesday.The operation was launched on Tuesday night as the troops sought a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two districts of Nuristan province still have not received any polling material, with just days to go until the September 18 election, the governor said on Tuesday.Jamaluddin Badr said there would be no voting in Mandol and Barg-i-... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Ten people were wounded when three missiles landed on Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.Three missiles were fired on Sunday night and one landed on a house near the logistic base of... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): A fire that engulfed a marketplace in Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, Sunday afternoon, caused approximately 6 million afghanis in losses to shop owners, an official said.Laghman mayor, Haji Abdulla Niazi, said... read more
JALALABAD/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Candidates standing in next week's parliamentary election say their rivals were using the Quran-burning protests as a pretext to rip down competitors' posters.The threat by a pastor of a Florida-based church, Terry Jones... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two brothers and their sister were killed when a wall of their house collapsed due to heavy rains in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place Friday in the Titang area of Rodad district, said... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A 75 percent work on the construction of the second Jalalabad-Torkham road portion in eastern Nangarhar province has been completed, an official said on Thursday.Work on the second portion was launched around three years ago, said... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A gathering attended by hundreds of people, mostly religious scholars, in a mosque in Jalalabad, in eastern Nangarhar province, on Thursday called on the Muslim world to prevent a Florida church from burning copies of the Quran.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of people in eastern Nangarhar province have been infected with stomach diseases due to unhygienic water following recent rains, an official said.Public health director Dr. Ajmal Pardes told Pajhwok Afghan News the disease... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Foreign forces killed two Taliban including one of their commanders in eastern Nangarhar province, the NATO-led alliance said on Monday.Afghan soldiers and their international counterparts from the International Security Assistance... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two separate bomb explosions killed a border police official and wounded several others, including two policemen, in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday.The first explosion that ripped through a police pick-up took place in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The busy Kabul-Jalalabad highway has been closed since Sunday morning, officials said. A trailer which broke down in the Mahipar Pass forced the closure.Laden with American military vehicles, the trailer stopped as a result of some... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Foreign troops in eastern Laghman province say a search operation is ongoing in Alishang district to ensure security for the upcoming parliamentary election.The operation focused on some parts of the district to enable residents to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Nuristan province has warned of a humanitarian crisis if immediate assistance was not extended to people affected by the conflict in Barg-i-Matal district.Jamaluddin Badr said five tonnes of food items... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two trucks, carrying supplies for foreign troops, were torched on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in the eastern province of Laghman on Wednesday, an official said.The incident took place at 4am when the Taliban militants attacked the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Suspected militants fired several rockets into the eastern city of Jalalabad Tuesday morning, but no one was hurt in the attack, police said.Some rockets landed near the Jalalabad airport. Police said five rockets were fired from... read more
(Update 1)JALALABAD (PAN): A district chief was killed and four others wounded in a bomb blast in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said.The explosion took place near the governor's office at 9:25am, killing Lalpura district chief,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five rockets were fired into eastern Nangarhar province, but the strike caused no causalities, officials said on Monday.The rockets were fired from an unknown place late Sunday night into Behsud district and Chowk-i-Bani area,... read more
(Update 1)JALALABAD (PAN): District governor killed and his four body guards wounded in a bomb blast on Monday in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.The blast took place near Nangarhar governor house at 9:25am, killing Lalpoor district... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): District governor killed and four of his body gaurds wounded in a bomb blast on Monday in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.The blast took place near Nangarhar governor house, killing Lalpoor district chief, Sayed... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four people, including an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, were wounded in a roadside bombing in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, officials said.The Explosives placed in a handcart in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, went... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A woman was killed and 11 other people were wounded when two vehicles collided on the Torkham-Jalalabad highway on Sunday, officials said.The accident took place at 8:30am in the Saracha bridge area on the outskirts of Jalalabad,... read more
JALALABAD/QALAT (PAN): As many as 3,000 destitute families in eastern Nangarhar province were provided with food and cash by the Sherzai Foundation on Saturday, an official said.The Sherzai Foundation is run by governor Gul Agha Sherzai and provides... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Security forces killed five Taliban in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.The insurgents were planning an attack on the district centre, according to intelligence received by security forces. Police engaged the... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): Three Taliban fighters were killed during an operation by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the eastern province of Laghman on Thursday, officials said.The fighters were killed in Segal Valley of... read more
JALALABAD/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Floods caused by heavy rain have killed at least 17 people and damaged hundreds of homes in eastern Nangarhar and central Logar provinces, officials said on Thursday.Thousands of arable land was also washed away in Behsud... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Sixty houses and corps have been destroyed in flash floods, triggered by heavy rains, in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.The floods caused no casualties but inflicted heavy financial losses on residents of... read more
JALALABAD/KABUL (PAN): A bomb targeting a district chief wounded five police in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, officials said.Chaparhar district chief, Asil Ahmad Khogyani was on his way to a funeral in the district when a police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A NATO air strike killed as many as 12 Taliban militants in eastern Nangarhar province, the coalition said in a brief statement on Sunday.The air strike was launched late on Saturday in Pacheer Agam district and targeted a Taliban... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): When the sun goes down on a day of fasting in the searing heat of eastern Afghanistan, most residents are ready for an ice cold drink.But soaring prices and the long lines to buy ice in the cities of Nangarhar, Kunar and Laghman... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Independent Election Commission's chief for the remote eastern province of Nuristan said on Saturday he had resigned to protest interference from local officials.Omar Sami told Pajhwok Afghan News he had sent on August 6 his... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Independent Election Commission's chief for the remote eastern province of Nuristan said on Saturday he had resigned to protest interference from local officials.Omar Sami told Pajhwok Afghan News he had sent on August 6 his... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One civilian was killed and four others wounded when an oil tanker destined for NATO forces caught fire after an explosion in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, officials said.The incident happened in the Batikot district on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A parliamentary candidate on Thursday said armed men shot dead his cousin and seriously wounded his uncle during a campaign trip in eastern Laghman province.Muhammad Daud Niazai, who is standing in the September 18 parliamentary... read more
(Update 2)JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of protesters closed Jalalabad-Kabul Highway for several hours on Wednesday in a demonstration against NATO's killing of two civilians. The western coalition, however, insists that the two dead were insurgents.The... read more
JALAJABAD (PAN): A central building for border police has been inaugurated in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Tuesday.The project was funded by the United States and completed in two years. The building, which has the capacity to hold... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two men were detained with 16.5 kilograms of heroin in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Sunday.The two were arrested in the Marko area of Bati Kot district on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway, a police spokesman... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight people, including women and children, were killed in flash floods in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Friday.The deadly floods were induced by overnight rains in Achin and Spin Ghar districts, a provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Fourteen people, including three children and a woman, were killed and another 11 wounded in a collision between a truck and a flying coach on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway on Thursday, officials said.The dead included three children... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A NATO airstrike targeted a group of insurgents who wanted to ambush a convoy of foreign troops in southeastern Paktia province, the alliance said on Wednesday.One militant was killed and two others were wounded in the overnight air... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The foundation stone of a new block at the main prison in Jalalabad, capital of the eastern Nangarhar province, was laid on Wednesday, an official said.The 10-room block, which would have all necessary facilities, would be... read more
KABUL (PAN): A five-member group of militants has joined the government and laid down its arms in the eastern province of Nangarhar, the Afghan intelligence service said on Monday.The insurgents decided to support the government as a result of... read more
JALALABAD/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): One civilian was killed and 10 others wounded in multiple militant attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said one child was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thirteen Afghan soldiers and two policemen have been killed during days of fighting with militants in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Saturday.Another six soldiers are being held hostage by the militants, they said.The... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight Taliban insurgents were killed and 13 others wounded during a clash with NATO troops in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Thursday.The clash took place Wednesday night in Mimla area of Sherzad district, the... read more
JALALABAD CITY (PAN): Up to 20 Taliban fighters have been killed in eastern Laghman province during a joint Afghan and NATO forces operation, officials said.The operation involving troops from the Afghan National Army (ANA), police and the NATO-led... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A total of 1,750 reconstruction projects in 22 districts of eastern Nangarhar province would be completed with the help of district development councils, an official said on Tuesday.Nangarhar Rural Development and Reconstruction... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least 10 Taliban fighters, including two Pakistani insurgents, were killed in an overnight offensive in the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said Tuesday.The casualties came during an ongoing push... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan forces backed by NATO-led ISAF soldiers killed 35 Taliban insurgents during an operation in the eastern province of Nuristan, the governor said on Monday.The joint offensive was launched in the Barg-i-Matal district Sunday... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Presidential advisor, Waheedullah Sabawoon, was among eight people wounded in a blast in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Monday, officials said.The explosive was planted on an auto rickshaw that blew up when... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): President Hamid Karzia's advisor on tribal affairs and five others who were wounded in a blast in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday have been airlifted to Kabul for treatment, officials said.The blast that took place at about 1pm... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Candidates for the Wolesi Jirga election have found a novel way for campaigning as they paid rickshaw owners to carry posters pasted at the back of autos in this eastern city of Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province.The... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two people were killed and five others wounded in flash floods in eastern Nuristan province, while aid for flood victims in Nangarhar province finally started to trickle in, officials said on Saturday.The floods hit Waigal, Wama,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): As many as 41 schemes have been completed in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, irrigating farmland for the first time in 30 years.The projects cost $994,000, provided by the United States Agency for International... read more
JAJALABAD (PAN): The Taliban burned down government buildings and over 150 homes, including that of the provincial governor, when they captured the district of Barg-i-Matal in remote Nuristan province, an official said on Tuesday.The insurgents... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan and NATO-led forces have recaptured the volatile Barg-i-Matal district in eastern Nuristan province a day after Taliban militants retreated local forces from the district, a top official said Monday.The district bordering... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two Taliban fighters were killed and five policemen wounded, when insurgents attacked Wanat Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Monday.The bodies of the two assailants were found on the battle ground,... read more
JALALABAD CITY (PAN): Taliban fighters have attacked a police checkpoint in the eastern province of Nangarhar, sparking a gun battle that left three insurgents dead, an official said on Sunday.Taliban attacked the checkpoint in Garbaw, Khogyani... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Taliban recaptured a strategic district in eastern Nuristan province, bordering Pakistan, on Sunday, after two days of intense fighting with local security forces, the provincial governor said.Afghan security forces retreated... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces were blown up in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, a police spokesman said.One tanker was partially damaged by a magnet bomb on the Ring Road in Jalalabad, the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Torrential rains and floods have destroyed houses and washed away hundreds of acres of land in Daulat Shah, Alingar and Qarghai districts of eastern Laghman province, officials said on Thursday.The Alingar district chief, Qazi... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two children were killed and four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers wounded in a Taliban attack in the eastern province of Laghman on Wednesday, a military commander said.The insurgents assaulted a NATO-ANA convoy in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two children were killed and four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers wounded in a Taliban attack in the eastern province of Laghman on Wednesday, a military commander said.The insurgents assaulted a NATO-ANA convoy in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two music shops and a games arcade were blown up in the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province, but no one was injured, officials said on Tuesday.The latest explosion happened next to a billiards arcade on Tuesday morning... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four Taliban fighters and a policeman were killed in an eight-hour firefight in a beleaguered town of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Tuesday.Both sides used heavy weapons in the overnight clash sparked by a Taliban... read more
MEHTERLAM CITY (PAN): Work started on a 200-kilometre long canal in eastern Laghman province on Monday which when completed will provide water to 2,500 acres of land, officials said.The canal will take five months to complete and cost 12 million... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of the eastern province of Nangarhar are worried about deteriorating security, blaming corrupt officials and "irresponsible" foreign forces for the surge in violence.Over the past one-and-a-half months, there have been at... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nearly 70 Taliban militants, including foreign fighters, have been killed and 38 others wounded in deadly clashes in the lawless Barg-i-Matal district in eastern Afghanistan over the past two weeks, an official said Sunday.Taliban... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A cricket tournament featuring a dozen teams concluded in Paroon, capital of eastern Nuristan province, on Sunday.Governor Jamaluddin Badr told Pajhwok Afghan News the event had started on July 6. Cricket officials selected 18... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): About 280 workers of the Nawa development project from the Nangarhar Department of Canalisation went on strike on Sunday, demanding the distribution of land plots promised by President Hamid Karzai.In 2006 the president had assured... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three people were killed and 14 others wounded on Sunday in traffic accidents in eastern Nangarhar province, where the Taliban stormed police checkpoints in three districts, officials said.At 8am, a van collided with a pick-up truck... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Taliban militants launched a pre-dawn attack on Barg-i-Matal district in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, sparking an intense battle with local Afghan forces, a top official said.The Taliban attacked the district in remote Nuristan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Taliban militants set a NATO supply vehicle on fire on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway, kidnapping the driver and his aide, an official said on Wednesday.The incident occurred late Tuesday evening in the Qarghio district as the vehicle... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on four roads projects, benefitting nearly 10,000 families, was launched in eastern Laghman province on Monday.The nine-kilometre-long roads would cost $250,000 provided by the American Provincial Reconstruction... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Behsud Bridge, which has been struck twice by suicide attackers over the past one month in eastern Nangarhar province, will be repaired within a month, an official said.Due to the explosions, the 360-metre long bridge, built 50... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three civilians were injured in a bomb blast targeting a convoy of oil tankers in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said.The blast took place at 9am in Spin Khor area of Ghani Zilo district as the convoy carrying... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two policemen were injured in a militant attack on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Friday.The policemen were wounded as Taliban attacked their checkpoint in the Ghanikhel district late... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One civilian was killed and eight others were wounded on Friday when a suicide attacker crashed his explosives-laden car into the convoy of foreign forces in eastern Afghanistan, police said.The suicide attack happened near the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 200 families have been displaced due to floods in the Kunar River over the past one week in a district of eastern Nangarhar province, victims and officials said.The displaced families from the Miran Tapo area of Behsud... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A doctor was killed and two other civilians were wounded when missiles landed on civilian homes in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Thursday.The incident took place at 9pm on Wednesday when militants fired five... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): The construction of a huge meeting hall with the capacity to house 400 people started in eastern Laghman province on Wednesday.The foundation stone of the hall was laid by Governor Muhammad Iqbal Azizi, who said the project would... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Intelligence operatives have arrested nine militants, including three Pakistanis, during separate operations in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Wednesday.Six of the nine militants were arrested in the Bati Kot... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The governor of Nuristan on Tuesday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to send mobile registration teams to the province to help those who did not have a voter card.Most people in six districts and the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Journalists in the eastern provinces say they are being threatened while carrying out their jobs and have accused officials of withholding information.Up to 50 journalists from the provinces of Kunar, Nangarhar and Laghman, as well... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The rates of essential items have increased in 25 districts of the eastern zone as a result of damage to a key bridge in a suicide bombing in the Behsud town of Nangarhar province.The bridge, considered the largest in Afghanistan,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A 12-kilometre road, linking Achin and Nazyan district of eastern Nangarhar province, was completed on Sunday, an official said.Funded by the American Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), the project cost $2.8 million and took one... read more
JALALABAD/PAROON (PAN): A 32-kilometre road has been completed in eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Saturday.Nuristan governor Jamaluddin Badr said the road was constructed with the assistance from the Ministry of Public Welfare. He said... read more
JALALABAD/MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): At least two NATO soldiers have been injured in a Taliban ambush in eastern Laghman province while a blast left a civilian killed in central Kapisa, officials said on Saturday.Taliban ambushed a convoy of foreign troops... read more
JALALABAD CITY (PAN): Taliban stormed the compound of a district headquarters overnight in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Friday.The midnight attack on the Chaparhar district headquarters building sparked a two hours-long... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nine prisoners were released from a US detention centre at the Bagram Airbase in central Parwan province and were handed over to their families in eastern Nangarhar on Thursday, a senior official said. Eight out of the nine... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): NATO-led forces have gunned down eight suicide bombers as they stormed a heavily-fortified military base in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday morning, officials said.A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Taliban militants and police officials in eastern Nuristan province have exchanged two policemen for four Taliban fighters who were taken hostage in a battle in the bordering province, officials said on Sunday.Taliban militants... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (PAN): A US soldier was among four people injured in two separate roadside bomb explosions in the centre and east of Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.The American was injured when an improvised explosive device ripped through a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two NATO supplying fuel tankers were sat afire on Saturday, while a CD shop was blown up in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said.Taliban fighters attacked the fuel tankers at 6:30am on Jalalabad-Torkham Highway in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A bomb planted in a police vehicle exploded on Thursday in eastern Nangarhar province, but no one was injured, officials said.The bomb exploded inside a police vehicle at 11:40am as police were searching vehicles on Haji Qadeer road... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): As least 20 Taliban insurgents were killed during a ground and air offensive by NATO and Afghan forces in the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Wednesday.The operation Tuesday night comes hours... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A parliamentary election candidate was wounded and his bodyguard killed in a car bombing in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, the first day of a 12-week nationwide campaign for the Sept 18 elections, officials said.The... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five children were crushed to death and at least 50 others were injured when the roof of a school caved in due to a powerful storm in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said.The children were in class at the Chamtali... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on a 10-kilomtre road and 40 small bridges was launched in the eastern province of Nuristan on Tuesday, officials said.Governor Jamaluddin Badr inaugurated the projects in Paroon city, the provincial capital,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A girl was killed and her mother wounded when a rocket allegedly fire by the Taliban landed on their house in eastern Nuristan province, a senior official said on Tuesday.The incident happened Monday night in Barg-i-Matal district... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four children were among six people injured when a rocket landed on their house before dawn on Monday in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.A rocket fired by Taliban fighters hit the house near the district headquarters of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Officials in eastern Nuristan province say tribal elders had formed a 40-member jirga to hold talks with the Taliban.The Governor Jamaluddin Badr told Pajhwok Afghan News on Sunday the jirga was formed in Paroon, the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two children were killed and four other people injured when a missile landed on a house in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Sunday.Taliban insurgents fired the missile on Saturday night at 10pm and it hit the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nangarhar governor on Saturday chaired a meeting of tribal elders, religious scholars and influential from different districts of the eastern province to discuss security and the issue of government land occupation by powerful men.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A girl was killed and her mother and two other relatives wounded when a missile allegedly fired by US troops hit their house in eastern Laghman province, officials and relatives said on Saturday.The incident happened Friday night in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 15 militants, including eight Pakistanis, were killed on Saturday during an hours-long gun-battle with security forces in eastern Nangarhar province, a senior official said.The pre-dawn clash that started at 3am and continued... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least nine people died and a dozen more were injured in flooding in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday.Due to heavy rainfall in Ganjkhel area of Hesarak district, nine people, including a teenage girl, died... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Taliban fighters attacked a police convoy in eastern Nangarhar province sparking a battle that killed at least two policemen, two insurgents and left as many wounded, officials said on Tuesday.The incident started on Monday... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Journalists in eastern Nangarhar province have accused security officials of using offensive language in talks with them.The accusation came when the provincial police chief walked out of a press conference addressed by the governor... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A massive blaze that gutted 360 shops in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, inflicted losses amounting to around 480 million afghanis, the governor said on Sunday.The blaze that started Saturday night at a carpet... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Teachers in a district of eastern Nangarhar province have closed 56 schools to protest against the non-distribution of plots of land to them under a residential project.The schools were closed in the Khugyani district, said Asif... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): After battling for nearly 13 hours, firefighters and security personnel managed to douse a massive blaze that gutted 360 shops in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, officials and shop owners said on Sunday.The... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three people were killed and two dozen others injured as residents of two villages clashed over a land dispute in the Rodat and Behsud districts of the eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Saturday.The fighting erupted... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nangarhar's governor was given a sharp warning on Wednesday to rein in corruption or face a series of protests against him.The provincial council had accused local officials, including the governor, Gul Agha Sherzai, of not... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A mine was recovered and defused by police on Tuesday morning in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.The bomb had been hidden in a green area between two roads near the Chaparhwar bus station in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A three-day anti-polio campaign targeting 720,000 children aged five and below in eastern Afghanistan was launched on Sunday, health officials said.Involving 5,000 volunteers, the vaccination campaign was simultaneously launched in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up among a convoy of US troops in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Sunday, officials said.More than 10 people were injured when the bomber detonated his... read more
KABUL (PAN): About 3,000 people lose their lives every year in Kabul due to pollution-related diseases, a top health official said.Respiratory, heart and lung diseases were the most common illnesses associated with pollution, said Dr. Amanullah... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), rejecting the peace jirga's declaration, on Saturday said the assembly was organised to legitimise a long-term presence of foreign troops in the country.The peace jirga in Kabul ended on Friday with... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five suspected Taliban fighters were detained during a police raid in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Thursday, officials said.The insurgents were arrested on the basis of an intelligence tip, as they crossed the border from... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of tribal elders on Thursday asked the government to deploy more Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers to eastern Nuristan province, bordering Pakistan.The calls comes after two weeks of heavy fighting in Nuristan's remote... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The governor of Nuristan province on Wednesday asked for an influx of Afghan and foreign forces to prevent the Taliban retaking the district of Barg-i-Matal.Taliban militants overran the remote district along the border with... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two Afghan soldiers were killed and three others injured when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the eastern province of Nanagarhar on Wednesday, officials said.The blast took place as an Afghan National Army vehicle was passing a... read more
JALALABAD/ ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan and international forces have recaptured Barg-i-Matal in eastern Nuristan province from the Taliban, officials said on Tuesday.The district was recaptured Monday night at 9pm, governor of Nuristan, Jalaluddin Badar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and a fourth wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Sunday.The blast took place late Saturday night when the ANA pick-up hit... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A driver was killed as Taliban militants bombed two NATO oil tankers in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Friday morning.The tankers were attacked on the ring road opposite the Maulvi Khalis Family neighbourhood... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Twenty insurgents have been killed in a NATO air and ground offensive in the remote eastern province of Nuristan, senior officials said on Friday.The raid on Taliban positions was conducted in the Barg-i-Matal district late Thursday... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Teachers have closed 77 schools in a district of eastern Nangarhar province to protest a delay in distribution of land, officials said on Wednesday.The teachers had sent a letter to the Department of Education, threatening to keep... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of Taliban insurgents, led by a Pakistani militant commander, have launched a brazen attack on a district of eastern Nuristan province, a senior official said on Tuesday.Intense fighting between police and some 300... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Orchards grown with the assistance of the United States in eastern Afghanistan would produce 900 tonnes of fruit this year, an official said on Monday.The orchards have been established with the help of the United States Agency for... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Cases of corruption and dereliction of duty against the governor and police chief of the remote eastern province of Nuristan have been referred to the Attorney-General (AG) Office, an official said on Sunday.The cases against... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two powerful explosions rocked the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, wounding five civilians, the third major militant attack in the country over the past three days.The first bomb, rigged on a handcart, went off in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Taliban militants freed three of the four kidnapped security guards of the former attorney-general, Abdul Jabbar Sabit, in eastern Nangarhar province Tuesday evening.The guards had been abducted in the Attak area of Surkh Rod... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on two canal projects was launched in eastern Laghman province, where two similar projects were executed on Monday, officials said.The new canal projects -- one in the provincial capital of Mehtarlam, and another... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A candidate for parliamentary elections, set for September 18, escaped unhurt in a bomb attack on his car in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday morning, police said.Two of the candidate's bodyguards were wounded in the explosion... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thousands of people took to the streets on Sunday against the execution of a township scheme in eastern Jalalabad province.The protestors, who blocked the busy Jalalabad-Torkham highway, accused project security guards of killing... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than a thousand residents of Surkh Rod district in eastern Nangarhar province have protested a coalition forces' raid, which resulted in the killing of 11 civilians.Angry tribal elders, religious scholars and people from... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): US forces have killed 11 civilians in the eastern province of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Khyber, in an attack that triggered an angry protest.Residents said on Friday the troops opened fire at the men... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): US forces have killed 11 civilians in the eastern province of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Khyber, in an attack that triggered a violent protest.Residents said on Friday the troops opened fire at the men... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Security officials shot and killed a would-be suicide bomber in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Thursday.The man was killed while trying to attack a convoy of NATO-led ISAF soldiers in the Najil Qala area of Alishang... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Several shops were destroyed early Thursday morning when a bomb exploded in front of CD shops in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.The blast took place just before dawn and destroyed four shops near the market in downtown... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Scores of disabled girls were awarded certificates on the completion of training courses in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Tuesday.Under the three-month programme, organised by the Accessibility Organisation... read more
JALALABA (PNA): Officials said on Monday four uplift projects had been completed in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces.Gul Rahman, Laghman governor's spokesman, said a power project, costing one and half million afghanis was executed under the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A woman was killed and two others were injured when US soldiers opened fire on their car in the Sarobi district of Kabul, an official said on Monday.The incident took place late Sunday night when the US troops fired on the civilian... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police clashed with Taliban fighters Tuesday night in eastern Nangarhar province, with each side claiming to have inflicted casualties on the other.The clash erupted in the Dur Baba district when Taliban fighters attacked the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Head of the Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (AIEC) said that he would visit all provinces to ensure transparency in the parliamentary elections.Fazal Ahmad Manawi, who had come to this eastern city along with some other... read more

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