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MEHTARLAM (PAN): The women’s affairs director of eastern Laghman province was killed along with her spouse in a roadside bomb attack on Friday, an official said.Eleven people were wounded in the explosion that took place in front of the Azizi Bank... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight Taliban were killed in a NATO airstrike that came hours after the rebels started shelling a gathering of tribal elders in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said.The heavily armed... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police seized 620 shot guns and 15.4 kilograms of heroin in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.Police intercepted a van on the basis of an intelligence report in the Daronta area of Surkhrod district, recovering... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The main road leading to three districts in western Nuristan reopened for traffic on Monday, two weeks after its closure due to rockslides, an official said.The road was blocked after a 50-metre portion of the mountain fell in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Law-supporting Coalition (LSC) on Thursday opposed the opening of a Taliban office in Qatar for possible talks with the US, saying the Afghan government must have a leading role in this regard.On Tuesday, the Taliban announced... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A new building for the department of water supply and canalisation was constructed and inaugurated in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. The $120,000 (5,428,800 afghanis) project was financed by Japan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan forces destroyed a drug processing factory during an overnight raid on a house in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Saturday. A Pakistani national working at the factory was detained during the raid... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (PAN): A Taliban leader was captured and two armed individuals were killed during an Afghan-coalition operation in Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Saturday.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Owners and traders of petrol stations have closed down their businesses as a mark of protest over high tax rates in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Saturday. All pump stations in the province had been shut down for... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The government has cultivated wheat over 3,000 hectares of state land, which remained under the control of warlords for 23 years,  in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. The Nangarhar Canal... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two civilians were killed and seven others, including an Afghan soldier, injured in a blast on Sunday in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said. The explosives planted on a hand-cart went off at 10:30am in the Qasaba... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The World Food Programme provided 1,290 needy families with wheat in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar on Thursday, an official said. Up to 129 tonnes of wheat were distributed to poor families in 64 villages, the... read more
JALALABAD/KABUL (PAN): Afghan and foreign forces killed several militants during an overnight operation in eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan's troubled tribal region of Khyber, NATO said on Tuesday. But residents alleged the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Counternarcotics police arrested two people for smuggling weapons and ammunition in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Saturday. The weapons, skillfully placed in a Datsun pick-up, were seized in the Shinwari... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 120 girls and 200 boys, learning how to bowl, bat and field, will spend three days with members of the Afghanistan cricket team and a female trainer specially brought from Pakistan at separate training camps that started a day... read more