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JALALABAD (PAN): A tribal elder was killed and two of his nephews were wounded in a roaside bombing in the eastern ptovince of Nangarhar, officials said on Saturday.Malik Nazir came under attack as soon as he stepped out of his residence in Sherzad... read more
JALALABAD/QALAT (PAN): At least five people were killed and another 10 were injured in two separate traffic accidents in eastern Laghman and southern Zabul province, officials said on Saturday.A head-on collision between a car and a passenger van... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Provincial Council officials and tribal elders said government administrations in the four districts of eastern Nuristan province were closed and reconstruction works had halted.The administrative affairs of Mandol and Waigal... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least five border policemen were killed in a roadside bombing in the Durbaba district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday.A remote-controlled bomb struck a police vehicle in the mountainous area late on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday said militants were sent to Afghanistan after being trained in neighbouring countries, thwarting peace efforts in the war-torn country"Both Afghan government and international... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Ministry of Interior has provided 300 armoured vehicles to the 1st border police brigade stationed on the eastern border of Pakistan, in Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.   The vehicles are laced with long... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Nangarhar agriculture department official in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Sunday.The off duty official Ashuqullah Malikyar was killed in Mehtarlam, the provincial capital, late on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two border policemen and three insurgents were killed during an overnight clash in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.Another six militants and a policeman were injured in the gun-battle that broke out in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Six insurgents were killed as a result of an airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.The militants were targeted on Tuesday after they fired rockets... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 350 border police officials completed a two-month training course in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday.The sergeants received graduation certificates on completing the course at the Pachiragam training... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight schoolgirls and a guard were injured in a NATO airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said.The incident happened in the Shewa district early in the morning, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead an appellant court judge along with his wife and son in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday.Four more members of the judge’s family were injured in the attack that took place in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Japanese government on Wednesday pledged $5 million (394,000,000 afs) in assistance to the eastern province of Nangarhar for 13 construction projects, officials said. An agreement to the effect was inked between Governor... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Officials in eastern Nuristan province said on Saturday that 16 insurgents, including two Taliban leaders, were killed during a combined operation by Afghan and international soldiers. Governor Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thirteen people have been arrested on charges of growing poppy crops and seizing a governmental land in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. The Spinghar district chief, Shukrullah Durrani, said 10 people were... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): At least seven civilians were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Saturday.  The explosion took place in the Badyabad area on the outskirts of Mehtarlam, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Border police have seized a huge amount of explosives from a truck carrying logistics supplies for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Friday.The explosives included 60... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three mine planters were killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.The incident occurred late on Tuesday night in the Wazir area of Khogyani... read more
JALALABAD: A woman was killed and two men were injured by unidentified gunmen during a wedding ceremony in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Monday. The incident took place late on Sunday night in the Amanzai area of Qarghayee district,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Farmers and tribal elders from all 22 districts of eastern Nangarhar province have promised not to cultivate poppies, officials claimed on Monday. During three days of meetings with the governor, they also blamed the government for... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan border police attacked checkpoints in Pakistan Wednesday night in response to recent artillery attacks from the other side of the border, an official said.  According to Eastern Zone Border Police Commander Brig. Gen.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two policemen were killed and nine others wounded in two back-to-back explosions in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Saturday. The blasts happened in the Do Saraka area between Alishang and Alingar districts, the... 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): An Afghan soldier was injured in a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Thursday. The explosion took place at 12pm, when a vehicle of the Afghan National Army, struck the bomb in the Hada Form... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Jamal Qadir, the son of a former Nangarhar governor, has been elected head of the provincial council in this eastern province, but his predecessor has called for an inquiry claiming the vote was illegal. Qadir was elected on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two hundred and fifty-five militants and 17 security personnel have been killed in eastern Afghanistan since the beginning of the ongoing Afghan year, officials said on Sunday. During the period, 35 insurgents were injured and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An airstrike by NATO-led international troops killed five Taliban fighters in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Sunday. The overnight air raid took place in the Shadi Bagh area of Qarghayee district, the governor’... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A tribal elder was killed in a bomb explosion in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said. Saifullah, 53, was killed on Saturday morning on his way to the mosque in Khogyani town, said the district chief,... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): A commander was among five rebels killed during an ongoing joint operation by Afghan and foreign troops in the eastern province of Laghman, an official said on Thursday. Another 10 rebels were injured in the Afghan-led predawn... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nangarhar Governor Gul Agha Sherzai on Thursday rejected as insufficient the annual budgetary allocation to the eastern province by the Ministry of Finance. Addressing a meeting on a five-year development plan in Jalalabad, Sherzai... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Around 1,290 poor families in Hisarak district of eastern Nangarhar province received 129 tonnes of wheat assistance on Tuesday, an official said. The assistance was provided by the World Food Organization (WFP), head of the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A firewood stall blaze caused a loss of millions of afghanis in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Sunday. The stall was gutted in minutes as the fire erupted Saturday night in the 3rd police district near the old... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): Taliban fighters attacked foundation stone-laying ceremony for a university in eastern Laghman province on Saturday, leaving two people injured. Governor Muhammad Iqbal Azizi, the police chief, some district chiefs, tribal elders... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The number of women reporting abuse in the eastern provinces has increased to more than 100 this year, an increase of 15 percent over last year, officials said on Sunday. Most of the cases registered at Afghanistan Independent... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Intelligence officials seized 134 weapons in eastern Nangarhar province, where a court sentenced a Pakistani national to 15 years in jail on Tuesday. The weapons and ammunitions were recovered from two vehicles in Achin and Momand... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than 2,000 volunteers are offering free public health services in eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Khyber, an official said on Sunday. In line with the relevant law, a health... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven of the kidnapped mine cleaners have been taken to Pakistan, the border police chief of eastern Nangarhar province said on Thursday. The Organisation for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation (OMAR) were kidnapped by... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five people were wounded when a tanker supplying fuel for international forces collided with a car in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said. Nangarhar police chief, Brig. Gen. Ali Shah Paktiawal, confirmed the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Scores of reconstruction priojects, benefiting thousands of families, have been completed in Behsud and Surkhrod districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. The 56 projects included the construction of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): De Afghanistan Bank burnt old currency notes worth 104 million afghanis in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday. The legal tender, printed nine years ago, had expired, the deputy governor of the central bank, Mohammad Essa Torab,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A gunman in an Afghan Border Police uniform shot dead six International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Monday. The individual who fired on the ISAF forces during a training mission in Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of Afghan students from the eastern provinces sat an exam on Tuesday, hoping to win a scholarship to the United States. From Nangarhar province, 336 high school graduates who had obtained high marks took the exam. From... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Border police seized weapons and thousands of fake dollar banknotes at the Torkham dry port in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Tuesday. Two Pakistani nationals were detained on charge of transferring 20... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two suicide bombings just minutes apart killed four civilians and wounded 36 others in the capital of eastern Laghman province on Saturday, the interior ministry and police said on Saturday. Earlier, deputy governor, Murtaza... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of copies of the holy Quran were burnt in a new arson attack on a girls' school in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Monday. The assault happened in the Alingar district late on Sunday when assailants set... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Provincial council members, tribal elders and religious scholars have strongly condemned a joint NATO-Russian raid on drug labs in eastern province of Nangarhar. The joint operation, which led to the destruction of almost a tonne... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Authorities in Pakistan on Sunday reopened a major supply route for NATO-led forces stationed in Afghanistan, ending an 11-day blockade imposed after a US helicopter strike killed two Pakistani soldiers, an Afghan security official... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three Afghan aid workers, kidnapped along with a British citizen a week ago, have been released in eastern Kunar province, one of them said on Monday. The staffers of the Washington-based Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI), a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Aid distribution to about 154 flood-affected families started in the eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Thursday. Each family, which lost its house or belongings, would be provided 225 kilograms of wheat, 200 kilograms... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nineteen civilians have been wounded in two separate bomb explosions in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan, officials said on Thursday. The first overnight blast took place in a Shanzda Family area... read more

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