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JALALABAD (PAN): Nangarhar Governor Gul Agha Sherzai on Sunday warned Pakistan of retaliation if cross-border missile strikes into border districts of the eastern province continued.  Addressing a high-level meeting on the issue at his office... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) would fund several development projects worth $13.5 million in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.A contract to the effect was inked between Governor Gul Agha... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A lawmaker and tribal elders on Thursday claimed Pakistani army had threatened residents in various villages of the Goshta district in eastern Nangarhar province to vacate their homes and move elsewhere.The claim was echoed during a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The United Arabic Emirates (UAE) has pledged $100 million for building a trade port in the Torkham border town in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. Nangarhar Customs Director Ihsanullah Kamawal told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police forcibly deported at least 35 Pakistanis through the Torkham border crossing because they stayed illegally in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Monday.The quick reaction police force seized the Pakistanis... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of people, protesting against a profane film released in the US, on Sunday blocked the busy Jalalabad-Torkham Highway at two locations for two hours in eastern Nangarhar province.The movie, produced by an American-Israeli... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Dozens of people with disabilities on Saturday staged a protest rally in favour of their demands in eastern Nangarhar province.The demonstrators, some sitting in wheelchairs, erected a tent at the busy Pakhtunistan Square of... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (PAN): The Ministry of Interior (MoI), calling Pakistani newspapers a conduit for Taliban propaganda, on Saturday announced banning their entry to the country in an attempt to block the Taliban from influencing public opinion via the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Protests against a blasphemous movie spread across several Afghan cities on Wednesday, with demonstrators blocking highways, burning the US president’s effigies and demanding the death penalty for the moviemaker.Reportedly... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Floods killed a tribal elder was killed and washed away 50 domestic animals and hundreds of acres of land in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Tuesday.Induced by hail and heavy rains, the floods hit Mansoor China... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Chaparhar district chief, Haji Siddique Dawlatzai, escaped unhurt in a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, officials said.Dawlatzai was on his way to the office when his guards’ vehicle struck a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Twenty rebels were killed and five others injured during an eight hours clash with police, backed by residents of the Hesarak district, in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday.The predawn firefight erupted at 3:30am... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of Achin district in the eastern province of Nangarhar forced out Pakistani Taliban as a result of a public uprising, officials said on Sunday.The uprising started on Saturday in the Ali Sherkhel area after 200 loyalists... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police and Taliban suffered casualties during a clash in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.The predawn firefight erupted at 3:30am and continued until morning, Hesarak Development Council... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 200 people were poisoned after eating a meal at the house of a tribal elder in the Dawlat Shah district of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Saturday.The wife of tribal elder Noor Mohammad died two days ago in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Militants shot dead and intelligence officer and injured his wife in the eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Saturday.National Directorate of Security (NDS) deputy chief for Alingar district Syed Pacha was gunned down... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  The education department of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday said it had launched training for 5,000 teachers on new textbooks.The training programme for teachers of science subjects was being funded by Belgium, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Militants forcibly closed a school after beating its teachers in the Wanth Waigal district of the remote eastern province of Nuristan, officials said on Wednesday.The incident took place late on Sunday, when the Taliban tried to... read more
FARAH (PAN): Five policemen were killed during a gun attack by armed insurgents in the Pusht-i-Rod district of western Farah province, officials said on Tuesday.The administrative head of Pusht-i-Rod, Ghausuddin, told Pajhwok Afghan News the police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eighty-seven public order police, including officers, on Monday completed a weeks-long training programme in eastern Laghman province, officials said. Afghan and foreign mentors imparted the 8 to 16 weeks training to the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were injured following a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Laghman, an official said on Monday.The incident took place on Sunday night when a bomb --... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Some tribal elders and officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday claimed the Taliban had set up check-posts in several districts and were seeking usher from growers.Addressing a gathering in Jalalabad, the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The US Congress has allocated $31 million for the repairs of three turbines at the Daronta dam in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.Governor Gul Agha Sherzai told a news conference that civil and military US... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Elders and public representatives on Saturday asked Nangarhar Governor Gul Agha Sherzai to hold a grand gathering of tribes and governors on escalating unrest in the eastern zone.Mujahidin Council head, Haji Hazrat Ali, asked the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two former Taliban officials and three Pakistani citizens have been arrested by police in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Thursday.Maulvi Gul Mohammad, an appellant court head during the Taliban regime, and Mullah... read more
KABUL (PAN): Former attorney general Abdul Jabbar Sabit, who was kidnapped in Charasiab district of Kabul a year ago by unidentified gunmen, was released on Thursday, a family member said.Freed as a result of efforts by elders, Sabit was handed over... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Tribal elder from Khogyani district and seven others were detained on charges of instigating a mob in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.Mohammad Omar and some other people met... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dozens of youths in eastern Laghman province on Tuesday rallied against cross-border missile attacks by Pakistani forces into Kunar province. The protestors marched from Mohammad Rahim Square in Mehtarlam, the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A judicial panel in eastern Nangarhar province sentenced an Afghan National Army (ANA) lieutenant to 17 years in jail in a murder case, an official said on Tuesday.Lt. Zabihullah was convicted after the jury was shown a video clip... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thirty people were killed and 50 others wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a funeral in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, officials said.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A district council member was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Nawa district of southern Helmand province on Sunday, officials said.Hamidullah was working at his farm in Sultanzo area when gunmen opened fire at him, the town... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (PAN): In a new ‘insider attack’ this time in eastern Afghanistan, two foreign soldiers were shot dead by an Afghan National Army (ANA) service-member on Monday, the alliance and officials said.In Kabul, ISAF media office confirmed... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on a training centre for haj pilgrims, a 10 million afghanis project, was launched in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Sunday.The facility is being constructed in the premises of the Haji... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) has halted services to its clients in the Manogi district of eastern Kunar province after receiving threats from a local Taliban commander, officials said on Thursday.The cellular services... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Residents of the Zheri district in southern Kandahar province have asked the government to provide them with weapons to fight the Taliban, police said on Thursday.The residents called for weapons after becoming tired of... read more
JALALABAD/LASHKARGAH (PAN): Nearly 250 people sustained injuries in various traffic accidents in eastern Nangarhar and southern Helmand provinces during Eid holidays, officials said on Wednesday.Of the injured, 200 were brought to Nangarhar Civil... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Doctors and residents say gas-powered rickshaws are a cause of several health problems in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.The three-wheelers cause respiratory, cancer and skin ailments for the people due to the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A border police commander escaped unhurt in a roadside blast that tore through his vehicle in the Qargahi district of eastern Laghman province, officials said on Friday.Col. Ayub Husainkhel, the 1st border police zone commander, was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A possible explosion was averted with the seizure of an explosives-laden Suzuki car in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.The car containing a large amount of explosives was seized by... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One border policeman was killed and five others were wounded during a clash with Pakistani security forces in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday.The skirmish was touched off by a Pakistani attacks on police checkpoints  in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Several people were wounded during a clash between Afghan police and NATO-led troops in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, officials said.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the firefight in Achin district to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  The insurgents have kidnapped the Want Waigal Local Council chief in the remote eastern province of Nuristan, an official said on Monday.Karim Khan was handcuffed along with an associate and taken to an undisclosed location by... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Some tribal elders of eastern Laghman province denounced recent protests against the governor, suggesting the problems to be resolved through negotiations.Addressing a press conference in Mehtarlam, the provincial capital, tribal... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): Thousands of residents on Friday took to the streets against the governor of eastern Laghman province, demanding his immediate removal.The protest rally was taken out from the main mosque in Mehtarlam, the provincial capital, after... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, who opened fire on international troops, was killed in eastern Laghman province on Thursday, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.In response to a query from Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nearly 5,000 poor families were given cash and cooking oil in assistance over the past two days in eastern Nangarhar province, the governor said.Gul Agha Sherzai told Pajhwok Afghan News three million afghanis were distributed to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The former tribal and border affairs director on Tuesday linked his sacking to his recent remarks on Pakistan’s cross-border incursions into eastern Afghanistan. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Baryalai... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two Pakistan Army officers are training and equipping the insurgents in eastern Nuristan province, security officials and residents alleged on Tuesday.Abdul Latif, a tribal elder from the provincial capital, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Municipality officials on Monday seized five tonnes of low-quality food items from shops in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. A senior municipality official Obaidullah Agha told Pajhwok Afghan News that poor... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): About 400 deserving families were given food aid by a charity over the past week in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.   Abdur Rahim Saraf, the head of Jamiat-i-Eslah that delivered the aid, told... read more
ASADABAD/JALALABAD (PAN):  A religious school (madrassa) was burnt by unidentified gunmen in the Want Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Sunday.The 30 years old seminary was torched in a Taliban-controlled area,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): There has been an upsurge in insurgent activity in four districts of eastern Nangarhar province, where the rebels have established check-posts, officials say.Taliban have stepped up operations in Hesarak, Pachiragam, Shirzad and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dozens of Pakistani paramilitary troops in the guise of Taliban attacked the headquarters of Kamdesh district in eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Thursday.But the Taliban and an Afghan National Army official said they... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Border police and other government officials are allegedly extorting bribes from truckers at the Torkham dry port in the eastern province of Nangarhar, drivers complained on Wednesday.A driver from Pakistan’s tribal region of Khyber... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): French troops on Tuesday handed over affairs of their base called “Thora” to Afghan National Army’s 201st Selab Military Corps in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province, an official said.The change of national flags on the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three policemen were killed and 18 armed insurgents detained during two separate clashes in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday.The first clash took place between security forces and gunmen... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A district chief was injured and one of his bodyguards killed and two others wounded after a group of insurgents ambushed their convoy in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday.Hesarak district chief, Abdul Khaliq Maroof, who was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three Taliban leaders were killed in a drone attack, the second in 24 hours, in eastern Nuristan province on Tuesday, officials said.Governor Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News the attack took place at around 11:30am in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four Taliban commanders and two civilians were killed in a drone attack carried out by the international troops in eastern Nuristan province on Monday, officials said.The incident took place at around 12:30 pm in Want Waigal... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An Afghan Air Force helicopter delivering humanitarian aid made a hard landing in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.The cause of the hard landing, which resulted during a brownout, was under investigation, a statement... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An eight-year-old girl was killed and his father injured along with two other children during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign troops in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday.Residents said the overnight... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  The Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and more than 50 civil society groups in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday asked the parties war to declare a ceasefire during the Holy month of Ramadan.Provincial head of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen have abducted five policemen in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.The police were on their way to the district police headquarters when they were abducted by gunmen... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Donor agencies on Wednesday pledged to establish 415 village-level mobile schools to promote rural education in eastern Nangarhar province.Education department spokesman Mohammad Asif Shinwari told Pajhwok Afghan News 25 schools... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Five people were killed, 25 injured and hundreds of livestock away by floods in four districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.The rain-induced floods hit the Kot, Khogyani, Spin Ghar and Achin... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Car dealers, who went on hunger three days ago against a Cabinet decision on disassembling and selling parts of vehicles awaiting legal documents, called off their protest in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday.The strikers wound... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nuristan Governor Tamim Nuristani survived a second attack on his life in less than 24 hours on Tuesday morning when militants targeted his motorcade in the eastern province, said officials. Police and militants... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A public representative on Monday asked security forces to stop house searches in the Noor Gram district of eastern Nuristan province.Afghan and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers searched houses in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were beheaded by unidentified gunmen in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Monday.The crime took place in Pechgram area between Paroon, the provincial capital, and Barg-i-Matal... read more
HERAT CITY/JALALABAD (PAN): Two guards of a private security company were killed and as many injured during a roadside bombing in Karokh district of western Herat province, an official said.Ghulam Farooq Rustavi, the town's administrative head, said... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani forces have occupied 43 square kilometres area of Afghanistan in the eastern province of Nangarhar over the past 10 years, an official claimed on Saturday.Director of Tribal and Border Affairs Baryalai Gardiwal said that... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Nangarhar government on Thursday urged the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to raise a local police force in the seven districts, where the interior ministry has approved their deployment.Four months ago, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen blew up a boys’ school in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.The district chief, Haji Abdul Khaliq Maroof, told Pajhwok Afghan News that nearly 45 armed men destroyed... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Taliban commander wearing women’s clothes was killed during a security operation in the eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Tuesday.Afghan security personnel conducted the operations around noon on the basis of an... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A total of 1,936 students of 12th and 14th grades, including 600 females, sat entrance exams for teachers’ jobs in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Tuesday.It was the third time this year that the 12th and 14th... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Officials said food prices have spiraled as roads linking Kamdesh and Barg-i-Matal districts of Nuristan with eastern Kunar province remained closed.A 50-kg flour bag, priced at Rs2, 000 (about 1,070 afs) in Nangarhar, accounts for... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The decapitated body of a 17-year-old girl was found in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, officials said.The girl was beheaded on Thursday night in the Sara Kala area, the district’s administrative chief... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani soldiers have occupied borders area in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, where they have built check-posts protected with barbed wires, officials and residents said.District police chief Matiullah Khan told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A newly-constructed 28 kilometres road was inaugurated in the Qarghayee district of eastern Laghman province on Wednesday.Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Governor Mohammad Iqbal Azizi said the road linked the Daronta dam in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): After an eight-hour logjam due to militant-planted bombs, the busy Kabul-Jalalabad highway was re-opened on Wednesday, an official said.The road was re-opened after the landmines were defused by the Afghan National Army (ANA)... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five armed militants, plotting to blow up electricity poles, were killed by residents in the Badpakh district of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Monday.All residents of Nangarhar’s Chaparhar district, the gunmen led by... read more
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 Aziz... read more
JALALABAD/CHARIKAR (PAN): A woman and a child were killed, while nine other civilians injured in two separate missile attacks in eastern Laghman and central Kapisa provinces, officials said on Sunday.In Laghman, a woman and a child were killed, and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nuristan governor Tamim Nuristani on Saturday accused defence and interior ministries of ignoring his calls for help after dozens of heavily armed militants attacked security posts in the eastern province.On Friday, security posts... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight civilians and six policemen were killed during a gun battle in   Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Saturday.Provincial police chief Ghulamullah told Pajhwok Afghan News that 25... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of heavily armed militants, mostly Pakistanis, attacked security posts in two villages in the Kamdish district of eastern Nuristan province, sparking a fierce gun-battle, officials said on Friday.The skirmishes in Pirok and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Various government departments in the eastern Nangarhar province owe 789 million afs to Brikhna Sherkat, a semi government power company in Afghanistan, an official said.Due to the institutions’ failure to settle the outstanding... read more
ASADABAD/JALALABAD (PAN): Intelligence operatives have arrested five university students for allegedly “having links” with the Taliban in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Wednesday.The Nangarhar University... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nangarhar governor on Saturday strongly criticised Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal for not honouring his repeated promises to start construction works on two key highway projects in the eastern province.Addressing... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two people were killed and as many injured when a bomb went off inside a music shop in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday afternoon, an official said.The music shop was blown up in the Daramsal Street, the governor’s... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The economy director for eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday warned non-governmental organistions against carrying out projects without the government’s permission.Syed Qayas Saeedi told Pajhwok Afghan News during an interview... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A power extension project, costing $1.5 million, which would benefit 5,000 residents, was launched on Tuesday in the Sorkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province.The problem of pylon installation works from the Naghlu dam in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 300 guns were seized from a vegetable-laden truck at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, officials said.The shot guns were recovered from a tomato truck, heading from Peshawar to Kabul, the commander... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A new fourth Afghan National Army (ANA) brigade of the 201st Selab Military Corps would be stationed in the eastern province of Nuristan, an official said on Monday.The new brigade would be deployed as part of security transition in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A total of 11,273 people in the eastern province of Nangarhar have donated blood to the public health department’s blood bank over the past one year, an official said on Sunday.Mostly university students and members of various... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two policemen were wounded in a roadside bombing in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province late on Saturday, an official said.The police officials were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in struck the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two would-be suicide bombers were blown up when the explosives-rigged motorcycle they were riding on went off in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday, an official said.The motorcyclists wanted to attack security personnel in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four people, including a woman, were shot dead in an apparent family dispute in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangahar province on Wednesday, an official said.The incident occurred before noon in the Tangi area, said the district... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Nangarhar governor said on Wednesday he, along with tribal elders and traders from the eastern province, would complain soon to President Hamid Karzai against the ministers of finance and public works.After addressing an... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Wheat yields increased by 20 percent each in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, compared to last year, agricultural officials said on Wednesday.Nangarhar Agriculture Director Mohammad Hussain Sapi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Foreign troops transferred the security responsibility for three districts --- Daulat Shah, Badpakh and Alishing --- to Afghan forces in eastern Laghman province on Tuesday, an official said.After the transfer, International... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Security officials on Monday announced the seizure of two tonnes of explosives in eastern Nangarhar province. The explosives were being smuggled to neighbouring Kunar province.The explosives, concealed in a salt-laden vehicle, were... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Public health officials in eastern Nangarhar province said on Sunday that Taliban had promised to help an anti-polio vaccination campaign in the Narai district of Kunar and Kamdesh town of Nuristan.Governor Gul Agha Sherzai and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two people were killed and nearly 50 others wounded after a house roof caved in during a funeral in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, officials said.The roof collapse happened early in the morning in the Shabi area of Haska Mena... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight insurgents were killed during a predawn raid by international soldiers in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday.The airstrike took place at about 2 am, after a group of rebels attacked a joint patrol of Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Doctors at the orthopedic department of Nangarhar Civil Hospital went on strike on Saturday to protest a lack of resources and medicine, an official said.  Over the past three years, repatriation of migrants, rising of patient... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on Thursday feared human rights would face challenges after the withdrawal of foreign troops in 2014.The top rights commissioner for the eastern zone said 600 cases of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament representative said he escaped from a militant attack on the Kabul-Jalalabad Highway on Tuesday night.Lotfullah Baba was travelling from Kabul to Jalalabad when militants attacked him in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than 10,000 children in eastern Nangarhar province are forced into hard labour, officials told a gathering marking International Children’s Day.The day was jointly observed by the Labour and Social Affairs Department and the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A NATO airstrike killed a Taliban commander along with three accomplices and injured three others in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Tuesday.The operation was conducted late on Monday in the Want Waigal district,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police and army personnel using bulldozers razed dozens of houses built on hundreds of acres of land belonging to a carpet industrial park in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said.Over the past seven years, houses... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): In a multi-agency raid, the authorities seized nearly seven tonnes of expired and substandard medicine and arrested several individuals in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.The expired... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than two dozen car dealers from eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday went on a hunger strike against a recent decision of the Cabinet.On Tuesday, the Cabinet decided that 3,800 vehicles -- awaiting legal documents -- at the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A crime branch officer was shot dead and his companion wounded in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, officials said.Unidentified motorcyclists gunned down Mir Akhtar and injured his friend at about 7 am... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dozens of shops were gutted on Saturday in a market fire in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.The blaze in front of the Sultanzoy Market was triggered by a short circuit at about 5pm, Mohammad... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Authorities in the eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday temporarily suspended the registration process for intending haj pilgrims after a huge crowd streaming into the provincial haj department went out of control, officials said.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said. Foreign forces suffered no casualties in the attack.The incident took place on the Torkham-Jalalabad highway at around... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two policemen were killed on Thursday in an explosion in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.The bomb was detonated near the Afghan National Army (ANA) headquarters, close to a police checkpoint... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Nine people, including five members of a family, were killed in two separate security attacks in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Wednesday. At about 7 am on Wednesday, a civilian vehicle hit a roadside... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Youth and civil society members in eastern Nangarhar province staged a massive protest on Tuesday, demanding the government to kick-start stalled mega infrastructure projects in the province.The protesters threatened that if the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two suicide bombers were killed and three militants wounded on Tuesday, when their bombs-laden car exploded in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Tuesday. The bombers were heading to Jalalabad at about 8:30 am... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Health officials in eastern Nangarhar province said that they have arrested a 13-member female group that was busy carrying out vaccination against hepatitis in Jalalabad city, the capital of the province.Director of Public Health... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission Chairman Dr. Ahmad Mushahid on Saturday said no downsizing would take place in government departments after foreign troops’ withdrawal in 2014.Speaking at a press... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight militants were killed during an hours-long gun-battle with border police in the Lalpur district of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said.Border police spokesman Mohammad Idris Momand told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Six people, including two women, were killed and two others injured when a truck overturned and crashed into two cars in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, police said.The tragic incident took place in the Saracha Pul area of... read more
KABUL (PAN): About 2,164 Afghan National Army (ANA) and police recruits were awarded certificates on completing their training programmes in Nangarhar, Laghman and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Thursday.  Up to 1,400 ANA soldiers were... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A one-day exhibition to promote handicrafts made by women artisans was inaugurated on Thursday in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.Showcasing handicrafts of 30 craftswomen, the exhibition was organised by the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Kochi tribal elder was killed in a bomb blast in the Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday noon, officials said.The explosion happened in Khairabad area of the district at 12pm when the car the the nomadi... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Refugee and Repatriation Department of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday warned of problems if Pakistan expelled Afghan refugees.Since 2001, 125,000 families have returned to the province from a Pakistani camp. Of the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Taliban’s shadow deputy governor for eastern Nuristan province was killed during a special operation on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.Governor Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News Sheikh Jamil was killed along with a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): There has been an unprecedented increase in the number measles cases among children in eastern provinces, where no vaccination drive has been carried out over the past five years, health officials in Nangarhar said on Monday.Public... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Twenty-eight inmates were released and jail terms of of 250 others reduced in compliance with a presidential decree on occasion of the Mujahideen Victory Day, officials said on Monday.The beneficiaries of President hamid Karzai’s... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption on Sunday kicked off registration of government officials’ assets for the first time in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.Addressing a gathering in Jalalabad, Deputy... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nearly 183 families returning from Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday asked the Afghan government to allot them land plots for construction of houses.Returning two... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan Women Association chairperson Fatana Gilani said President Hamid Karzai should seek international guarantee to prevent Afghanistan’s neighbours from interfering in its internal affairs.Gilani, a civil society activist, said... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan C Crocker on Monday said Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries should thoroughly study the strategic deal and stop supporting insurgents.Addressing a news conference in the eastern city of Jalalabad... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thirteen deminers abducted on Sunday morning were released in the eastern province of Nangarhar later in the day, officials said.A group of insurgents abducted 16 employees of the Mine Clearance Planning Agency (MCPA) from the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The education ministry has approved the establishment of agriculture schools in the Kot, Batikot and Ghanikhel districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday.Construction of the schools would be launched soon,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A woman was killed and several people were injured when the bomb militants were trying to assemble went off prematurely inside a house in the Batikoot district of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, an official saidDistrict... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen torched a girls’ school and burnt all the books, including copies the Holy Quran, in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.A group, equipped with guns, carried out an attack on the Wariz Girls’... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): About 4,000 students were left in the lurch after six schools were closed due to threats from armed groups in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.Six schools, including two seminaries,... read more
JALALABAD/MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Eight militants, including two commanders, were killed during clashes in central Maidan Wardak and eastern Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Saturday.Seven militants, along with a commander, were killed in an air... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The foundation stone of a building for the forensic department was laid in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said.Costing $300,000 (14.9 million afs), the three-storey building is being constructed with the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The mobile phone credit card sellers union in eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday complained that private and state-run banks’ regional branches refused to accept small-denominations of banknotes.Union chief, Habibullah, said... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seventeen rebels laid down their arms and joined the government-initiated peace process in eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Monday.Led by Qari Abdul Khalil, the insurgents surrendered five weapons, a rocket launcher,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nearly 250 Nangarhar University teachers on Sunday boycotted classes to protest the provincial administration’s failure to provide them land plots, officials said.Law and Political Science Faculty deputy head, Ahmad Gul Wasiq, told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Japanese-funded water supply scheme has been completed in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.The project that cost $2 million was implemented in the Ganda Chema area of Jalalabad city, the provincial capital,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan refugees recently returning from a lawless tribal region in neighbouring Pakistan to eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Wednesday said the Pakistani Taliban threatened them against returning to homeland.They accused the... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): Police rescued an eight-year-old child from his kidnappers and detained six suspects in connection with the abduction in the Khugyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said.The victim, Khalid,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A policeman was killed and three others were injured during a clash with rebels in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said.The clash happened at around 9 am in Kalagi and Zeghi areas of the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Political activists in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday asked President Hamid Karzai to try internationally recognised Afghan war criminals.The call came at a gathering organised by the Wolesi Jabha, a coalition of five small... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  The distribution of land plots to some 358 teachers started on Tuesday in Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.A town for teachers in the Baghbani area of the district was recently inaugurated by... read more
JALALABAD/ KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four militants were killed and seven people, including Afghan security personnel, were injured in a clash during a poppy eradication campaign in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.The clash erupted... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A historic fish farm was destroyed as a result of flooding in a nearby dam in eastern Nangarhar province, agriculture officials said on Monday.Agriculture Director Muhammad Hussain Sapi told Pajhwok Afghan News that the fish farm... read more
JALALABAD/KABUL (PAN): Nangarhar and Kabul on Sunday won their matches against Balkh and Takhar respectively in an ongoing inter-provincial cricket tournament, organisers said.Simultaneously being held at the Ghazi Amanullah Khan Stadium in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of Nangarhar University students on Sunday protested against the arrest of a fellow student by intelligence officials in the eastern Nangarhar Province and demanded his immediately release.In the morning, protesters blocked... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of Nangarhar University students on Sunday protested against the arrest of a fellow student by intelligence officials in the eastern Nangarhar Province and demanded his immediately release.In the morning, protesters blocked... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (PAN): At least 66 insurgents were killed in a string of joint operations by Afghan and international forces in different provinces over the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.Another 31 rebels were injured in the operations... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): In a major anti-terror operation, Afghan security forces killed nearly 30 militants and wounded as many in the eastern province of Nuristan, officials said on Saturday.Governor Tamim Nuristani said at least 29 militants, including a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least 25 militants were killed during an operation by Afghan security personnel in the eastern province of Nuristan, officials said on Friday.The operation was conducted by Afghan commandos and police in the Kamdesh district, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  A total of 300 girls, who attended a three-month training course in economics and management, were awarded certificates in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday.Graduates from the training, sponsored by the IDEA-NEW... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Taliban attack on a border police checkpoint left four people dead in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Sunday.The clash erupted at about 1am when the rebels stormed the checkpoint in Lalpura district, which... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A newly-dug canal, a Japanese-funded project that cost $1.7 million (afs), was inaugurated in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Saturday.PMS -- a Japanese organisation operating in Afghanistan -- provided funds... read more
PAROON (PAN): Officials on Thursday rejected as propaganda reports that some policemen had joined the insurgents after a series of attacks on security posts near the Pakistani border in eastern Nuristan province.The governor’s spokesman, Mohammad... read more
JALALABAD/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seventeen Taliban and a policeman were killed and another 16 people wounded in violence-related incidents in three provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Eight insurgents were killed and 16 others wounded during an... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than 1,000 acres of land was cleared of poppies in eastern Nangarhar province during an ongoing campaign, officials said on Monday.The poppy eradication drive is ongoing in Ghanikhel, Achin, Spinghar and Dur Baba districts, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Six Taliban fighters were killed and two policemen wounded in a major clash between both parties in the eastern province of Nuristan, an official said Sunday.The violent fight broke out in Kamdesh district of the province late... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The High Peace Council opened its office in east Nuristan province on Saturday, a senior official said.Governor Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News the council office was inaugurated in Paron, the provincial capital.Local... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (PAN): A Ministry of Interior (MoI) delegation has arrived in eastern Nuristan province to investigate the issue of missing police salaries amounting to 21 million afghanis ($420,336), officials said on Saturday.  The... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nangarhar outplayed southeastern Paktika province in a T-20 cricket match by nine runs in the eastern province, an official said on Saturday.Batting first, Nangarhar’s Sabwon Club piled up 159 runs for the loss of seven wickets... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A foreign private security company surrendered 43 weapons to Afghan officials after its dissolution in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday.The firm called Ranko was dissolved in compliance with a presidential... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A judge was found beheaded a day after he was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.The primary court chief, Fazal Hadi Fazal, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and six others, including two children, were injured during separate explosions in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, officials said.The first blast happened in the Katakhel area... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police seized 470 liters of alcoholic beverages and 171 kilograms of drugs during operations in eastern Nangarhar, southern Helmand and southwestern Nimroz provinces, officials said on Monday.The alcoholic beverages were confiscated... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of acres of land were cleared of the illicit poppy crop in several districts of eastern Nangarhar province during an ongoing campaign, officials said on Monday.The drive that started two days ago was ongoing in Chaparhar,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A militant group is expelling residents from a remote district of eastern Nuristan province and replacing them with Pakistani nationals, an official said on Sunday.The Pakistani Taliban have been harrassing residents of Bazgul and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An anti-polio campaign targeting children in 53 districts in eastern provinces was launched on Sunday, an official said.Involving 5,500 volunteers and health workers, the drive is aimed at vaccinating 31,000 children below the age... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The foundation stone of three new hostels at the Nangarhar University was laid in the eastern province on Monday.The buildings are being constructed with financial support from the Ministry of Counternarcotics, Deputy Governor... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Several unidentified gunmen broke into a money changer’s house, thrashed him and fled with large amount of cash and jewellery in the eastern Nangarhar province, said police.   Deputy police chief, Col. Ebadullah, told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen blew up a school building in the eastern Nangarhar province after overpowering the guards, an official said on Thursday.The incident took place at around 10 pm on Wednesday when armed men tied up two guards at... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): In major boost to tighten nationwide security, the Ministry of Information (MoI) would deploy additional 30,000-powerful local police force, equipped with multi-million dollar worth of state-of-the-art equipment next year.Hence,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Danish-funded project worth $15 million would be launched next Afghan year, beginning March 21, to conserve and develop forests in eastern provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Eng. Muhammad Mohsin, the Nangarhar agriculture,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): New snow avalanches have blocked roads connecting Kamdesh and Bargmatal districts with the provincial capital, Paroon, in eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Tuesday.The roads were closed on Monday night, with the public... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of university students on Monday rallied against the intelligence service agency for arresting one of their classmates in eastern Nangarhar province.Nangarhar University said the provincial governor had ordered the release... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): An Afghan Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) employee was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Monday.The shooting happened in Ali Shang on the outskirts of Mehtarlam late on Sunday... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A senior Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) official on Thursday said the presence of mafia groups on both sides of the Durand Line threatened trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan.Addressing a gathering of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two reconstruction projects -- a road and a cold storage -- were inaugurated in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Monday.Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the 1.5 kilomentre road cost $... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Intellectuals, praising the government’s move to cancel arms licences in eastern Nangarhar province, on Wednesday said that confiscation of illegal weapons held the key to security in the region.On Monday, the interior ministry... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A visiting delegation from Kabul on Wednesday launched a campaign for removing security barriers and others obstacles from roads in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.Headed by Abdur Rahman Rahman, the deputy... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police impounded 225 unregistered vehicles and seized 50 unlicenced arms in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said.  Over the past 24 hours, 11 individuals had been detained for carrying 50 different kinds... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Taliban commander was killed during an airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Tuesday.The US-led coalition conducted the strike in Alingar district on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Taliban commander was killed during an airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Tuesday.The US-led coalition conducted the strike in Alingar district on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Olive and citrus plantation on 250 acres of land started in the Ghaziabad area of Batikot district in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, officials said.Canalisation Department Director Eng. Ziyarat Gul Rahil told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Officials in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday said Afghan intelligence operatives had seized 9,000 kilograms of explosives on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway.The seizure came during an operation, which is being conducted... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Officials in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday said Afghan intelligence operatives had seized 9,000 kilograms of explosives on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway.The seizure came during an operation, which is being conducted... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The second lane of the Torkham-Jalalabad highway has been damaged by recent rains in eastern Nangarhar province, the public works department said on Saturday.Dualisation work on the 74-kilometre road was halted years ago due to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four members of a family were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, officials said.A civilian car struck the roadside bomb in the Mimla area of Khogyani district, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three militants were killed in an airstrike by NATO-led troops in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan’s lawless tribal region of Khyber, officials said on Friday.The insurgents were killed in a joint... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Aid distribution has started to 2000 snow-affected families in eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Thursday.The aid is being distributed in Dawab, Mandol, Noorgram, Wama, Bargamtal, Waigal districts and Paron, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Traders on Wednesday claimed suffering $161,780 (8,000,000 afghanis) losses as a result of a fire that gutted a market in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.The fire broke out in the second police district of Jalalabad,... read more
PESHAWAR (PAN): A 30-member team of Afghan journalists discussed their problems in Pakistan with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Masud Kauser and a senior presidential aide.The journalists met Kauser at the Governor’s House in Peshawar, head... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Cases of violence against women have increased by 10 percent during the current solar year in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.Director of Women’s Affairs Anisa Imrani told Pajhwok Afghan News after a meeting in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nine insurgents were killed and three others injured during a clash with border police in the Nazian district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, officials said.The clash erupted in the Zaisar area early in the morning after a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Members of the provincial council of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday criticised the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Department for what they called lack of transparency in an exam for 112 teacher posts.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The customs department head in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday rejected the claim that hundreds of millions of afghanis had not been accounted for at the Torkham customs office.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three reconstruction schemes were launched and a fourth inaugurated in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Tuesday.A three-kilomentre water channel was constructed in eight months at a cost of $67,975, provided by... read more
JALALABAD/AIBAK (PAN): The process of distributing winter assistance to the needy families and agriculture inputs to farmers started in Nuristan, Nangrahar and Samangan provinces on Monday, officials said.Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi, the deputy governor... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A man was sentenced by the provincial appellate court to 16 years in jail for killing his spouse in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.The man killed his wife eight months ago over immoral acts, said Syed Kamin, a court... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Foreign troops detained a religious scholar in the Ghanikhel district of the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday, with the Ulema Council seeking the immediate release of its member.Helicopter-borne International Security... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One private school was sealed and two others were fined on Tuesday in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, in compliance with orders from the education ministry.The Gandhara High School was sealed and two others... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 1,300 deserving families received winter assistance from the departments of rural rehabilitation and returnee affairs in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.Food items and warm clothes were distributed to 1,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nine members of a family were injured on Sunday when a gas cylinder exploded in their house in the Kama district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.The incident happened in Gahiz area, the town’s administrative head,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghanistan, Pakistan and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) officials are scheduled to hold a trilateral meeting on border security and coordination on Wednesday, an official said.  A senior Afghan border... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Batikot district chief in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday vowed measures to overcome the increasing insecurity, which he blamed on lack of coordination among the departments concerned, in his district.There has been a... read more
JALALABAD(PAN): A spring tree-plantation driver was launched in eastern Nangarhar province by planting two ornamental trees on Sunday, officials said.More than 5 million of saplings would be planted in Jalalabad city and 22 districts of the province... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five Taliban fighters, including a commander and a would-be suicide attacker, were killed in separate security operations in Nangarhar, Kunduz and Uruzgan provinces, officials said on Saturday.Three insurgents were killed in a clash... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Nangarhar governor Gul Agha Sherzai on Thursday said he has ordered a crackdown on illegal armed groups and individuals in the eastern province.In an exclusive interview, Sherzai said he would not tolerate any threat to people... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight tonnes of substandard and expired medicines were set alight in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Wednesday, an official said.The medicine worth 7.5 million afghanis ($0.15 million) had been seized from... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A 300-metre-long bridge, costing $6.5 million, was inaugurated in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, officials said.Governor Gul Agha Sherzai, district chiefs, local officials and tribal elders attended... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Pakistani citizen was sentenced to six years in jail by a primary court on the charge of using fake currency in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said.Abu Baker was detained two months ago in Jalalabad, where was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than 2,000 Afghan families that recently returned to four districts in eastern Nangarhar province would receive free medical treatment, an official said on Wednesday.Free medical camps were arranged on Wednesday in Ghanikhel,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seventy percent of children in a district of eastern Nangarhar province have caught various diseases due to exposure to harsh weather conditions, officials and residents said on Monday.Up to 100 centimetres of snow had been recorded... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Kabul-Jalalabad highway reopened for traffic after remaining closed for several hours due to snow avalanches at the Mahipar pass on Sunday, an official said.Public Works Ministry employees sprayed salt and sand on the busy road... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unauthorised vehicle-weighing machines have been installed at various places in Laghman and Nangarhar provinces, a traders' representative alleged on Sunday.The machines had been installed in Torkham and Daka areas of Nangarhar and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An anti-polio campaign was launched in 53 administrative units of eastern provinces on Sunday, officials said.The 3-day drive involving 5,500 volunteers and health workers will cover Nangarhar, Kunar and Laghman provinces.Dr. Baz... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB)'s squad defeated a visiting team from Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in their maiden friendly match in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Thursday.Afghan skipper Nawroz Khan Mangal won the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Journalists on both sides of the border on Wednesday condemned the murder of a senior tribal reporter in Pakistan's Charsadda district as a huge blow to the independent journalism.Mukarram Khan Atif, a correspondent for the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than 700 religious scholars on Wednesday attended a seminar on "fighting drugs and working for peace and stability" in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said.The participants hailed from Laghman, Kunar and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three Afghan soldiers were injured as a result of a suicide attack in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said.The incident happened at around 2:30pm at the entrance to a joint base of Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of deserving families received winter assistance, including food items and warm clothing, in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said on Tuesday.The assistance was provided by the United Nation High... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A number of traders in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday warned of launching a protest movement if the government did not take action against the gunmen extorting them for money.They condemned Sunday's gun attack on the factories... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A day-long exhibition showcasing locally produced handicrafts was inaugurated in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Sunday, officials said.Male and female handkerchiefs, shawls and other woolen items... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Journalists in Afghanistan's eastern provinces on Wednesday accused officials of not giving them the required information in time.To discuss the issue, a large number of media professionals held a meeting in Jalalabad, the capital... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The United Nations and the Department of Refugees on Monday distributed winter assistance to about 400 poor families in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.The families living in Maqur and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The border police chief for eastern provinces on Sunday announced his resignation, saying he had been receiving security threats.Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News said he had stood down after receiving international... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The overnight snowfall has blocked roads connecting two districts with Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.Residents of Hesarak and Sherzad districts are facing problems as a result of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A suicide attacker detonated his explosives-filled vest before reaching his target in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.The explosion took place at around 9:30am in the Paindakhel area of Behsud district,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A high-ranking official delegation from Kabul has arrived in eastern Nangarhar province to try to broker a peace agreement between two warring tribes.Led by Assadullah Wafa, the complaint office head at the Presidential Palace, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): As many as 115 displaced families in Nangarhar province and several other families migrating from neighbouring Nuristan province due to NATO airstrikes were on Sunday provided aid, officials said.The relief items included food and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four policemen were injured in two separate explosions in the eastern province of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Khyber, officials said on Thursday.The first explosion took place at 9:00am when a border... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Law-Supporting Coalition chief, Haji Abdul Zahir Qadir, has said the US had attacked security checkpoints in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Mohmand after taking the neighbouring country into confidence.Islamabad-Washington... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Border police seized nearly 20 kilograms of drugs in the eastern province of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Khyber, officials said on Tuesday.The opium recovered from a car going from Laghman province to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four suspected insurgents were killed while planting roadside bombs in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.The individuals were accused of attacking... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four civilians were wounded when a foreign military vehicle rammed into a car in in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday, an official said.The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) vehicle collided with the car on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan border police, backed by NATO-led troops, discovered an ammunition depot in eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan, an official said on Sunday.Containing a large number of roadside bombs and other explosives, the dump... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Poppy crops grown over nearly 900 acres of land eradicated and 240 growers were detained over the past two weeks in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, officials said on Wednesday.In Nangarhar, up to 257 acres of land was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A thousand kilograms of raw hashish were seized by counternarcotics police during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.The operation was conducted in Achin district, where 26 sacks of hashish were... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 190 tractors were donated to farmers from four districts of eastern Nangarhar province for cultivating oil producing crops, officials said on Tuesday.Besides the tractors, 60 farmers and businessmen from Rodat, Batikot,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Shopkeepers suffered huge financial losses in a fire incident in eastern Nangarhar province, officials and residents said on Wednesday. In the first incident, a generator caused a huge fire inside a cotton shop in the Talashi... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Swedish Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) officials on Tuesday pledged $3 million (145.7 million) for promoting education in four northern provinces.An agreement to the effect was signed with the United Nations Children Fund... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): About 103 kilograms of heroin was seized by police in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said. The drugs were recovered from a Mazda truck loaded with cauliflowers in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Around 800 hundreds youth on Wednesday voluntarily joined construction work on a 12-kilometer road in eastern Nuristan province, a senior official said.The road passing through mountains would connect the Titin area of Noorgram... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A district chief on Friday escaped unhurt in a bomb attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Khyber, officials said.Haji Hamish Gul, Dur Baba district's administrative head, came... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Counternarcotics forces eradicated poppies over nine acres of land in six districts of eastern Nangarhar province and arrested 33 farmers, an official said on Wednesday.The farmers, accused of cultivating poppies, were arrested in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Pakistani check-posts struck by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopters three days ago were built on Afghanistan soil, residents and official said on Monday. At least 24 soldiers were killed and 13 others... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two workers of the Department of Irrigation and as many policemen were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said.The four men, who were in the area to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Ten Pakistani militants were killed in an overnight air and ground offensive by Afghan and NATO-led troops in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Saturday.The operation was carried out in Maya and Shonkray areas of Khas Kunar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Ministry of Finance plans to set aside an additional amount of $75 million for each province in next year's budget for development projects, an official said on Tuesday.Abdul Momin Mansoor, the provincial budgeting officer, said... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): As many as 140 people have been arrested on the charge of cultivating the banned poppy crop over the past 20 days in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.The arrests were made in Sherzad, Achin, Lalpura, Khogyani... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Twelve Taliban militants, including a commander, were killed in an airstrike by international troops in the Manogai district of eastern Kunar province, the army and residents said on Monday.The air raid was conducted by the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Warm clothes, schoolbags and other material were distributed to orphanage students in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, officials said.Arab charity El-Nadwa Al-Alamia Lilshbab Al-Islami distributed clothes, shoes, socks and... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops launched a joint offensive in eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces on Thursday, an official said."Operation Storm" was ongoing in Narai district of Kunar and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) killed 27 militants during an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said.Warplanes bombarded the insurgents after a joint ISAF-Afghan patrol came under... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An explosion on Monday rocked Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, inflicting no casualties, officials said.The blast took place at 7am in a garbage area near the Eidgah Mosque, the governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zai... read more
LASHKARGAH/JALALABAD (PAN): A Taliban commander was killed and 15 suspected militants detained during separate security operations in southern Helmand and eastern Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Sunday.A search operation was conducted by... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three armed militants pasting night letters on walls were detained in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.The three were detained in Rodat district on Friday night by police during a patrol, the town's... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Shinwari sub-tribe, Sepai, turned in weapons to authorities in eastern Nangarhar province, ending a two-year-old armed conflict with rival tribe, Alisherkhel, over a state-own desert, an official said on Thursday.The two tribes... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Peanuts grown in the eastern province of Nangarhar are often processed in Pakistan and then sold back to traders in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, at high prices.Malak, a peanut dealer at the Jalalabad peanut market, said that... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers killed a civilian and arrested three others during an overnight operation in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official and residents said on Monday.The... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An individual was found dead and six civilians were injured in two separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.Security personnel found the body with early on Monday morning in the Ghorab area of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An operation has been launched against gunmen of a tribe after they attacked security forces in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday.Over the past two years, two sub-tribes of the Shinwari... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): NATO-led troops said on Friday they had arrested five suspected militants during an operation in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, but locals put the number of detainees at 10.The arrests during a raid in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five robbers and a dozen poppy farmers have been arrested by police in Khogyani and Sherzad districts of eastern Nangarhar province, official said on Thursday.The robbers were arrested from a house on Thursday, the administrative... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Members of the Nangarhar provincial council on Wednesday accused government officials of refusing to cooperate with them.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the deputy council chief, Mueed Shah Haqqani, said there... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on Tuesday voiced concern over cross-border incursions, hurdles to the freedom of expression and increasing land-grab incidents in eastern provinces.Several individuals... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three policemen were wounded in a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday, officials said.The explosion took place at 9am near a police checkpoint in the Angur Bagh area of Jalalabad, the governor’s spokesman... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Thirty-five cases of polio have been detected in southern Kandahar, Helmand and Zabul provinces, public health officials said on Sunday.Twenty of the cases were found in Kandahar alone, said Public Health Director Dr. Abdul... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The poultry industry in eastern provinces would collapse if its problems were not resolved and imports from Pakistan not stopped, members of the poultry farm owners' association warned on Sunday.With 1,200 farm owners its members,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A regional administrative officer of Kabul Bank was killed and three other people were injured in an explosion in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, officials said.Saif-ur-Rahman was walking along with his friends early... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nearly 4,500 families of two villages in Paroon city, the capital of eastern Nuristan province, would benefit from a water supply project, which was completed on Thursday, an official said.Funded by the United Nations International... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): International troops killed a farmer and detained four other people in the eastern province of Nangarhar, residents and officials said on Sunday.The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) shot dead a 60-year-old farmer, Syed... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Around 2.5 tonnes of hashish were seized by border police in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.The drugs were confiscated in a sweeping operation conducted in the Bangzar area of Haska Mina district on Friday... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of university students took to the streets to protest the arrest of four fellows by US forces in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday.The students said coalition troops had detained four students of the Shariah Faculty... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 200 female young women were awarded certificates on completing a six-month English language, computer and management skills training course in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.Chosen on the basis of a test... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An employee of the Wolesi Jirga Secretariat was killed and two others injured when militants opened on their vehicle in the eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Monday.On his way from the Torkham dry port in Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Many families were forced from their homes in eastern Nuristan province as a result of continued artillery shelling from Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday.At least 100 families left their houses in the Gordesh village of Kamdesh... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nineteen civilians were killed in last week's military operation in the Want Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province, two officials said on Monday. However, the Afghan National Army (ANA) rejected the claim as baseless.The... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on a road linking central and western parts of eastern Nuristan province was launched on Sunday, a senior official said.Funded by the Ministry of Public Works, the 38-kilometre road connects Wama and Noorgram... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Chiefs of the Khogyani district and Hesarak development council were injured in two separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, officials said.Haji Mohammad Hasan, the Khogyani administrative head, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Former Jamat-i-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed, hailing Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani as a great champion of jihad and peace, has said the ex-president was seeking reconciliation with Hekmatyar and Taliban leaders.The High Peace Council... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A high-ranking US embassy official paid a visit to Surkhrod district to inspect ongoing reconstruction projects in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday.Ambassador Richard Olson, coordinating director for development and economic... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan, led by Eng. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, on Wednesday blamed the US intelligence network for former president Burhanuddin Rabbani's assassination.The chairman of High Peace Council was killed by a bomber... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, supported by internal troops, recaptured the Wanth Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province, officials claimed on Wednesday.ANA commandos, who were air-dropped from helicopters during an... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nearly 641 houses have been destroyed and 900 acres of cropped land washed away by floods over the past three days in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Tuesday.The rain-induced floods killed livestock besides... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A district development council member has been shot dead in by unidentified gunmen in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.The incident occurred late on Monday in the Ghorabad area of Chaparhar district, Malim... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least 18 fighters were killed and nine others injured during clashes with security forces in the eastern province of Nuristan, officials said on Monday.The militant casualties happened in Awala Gul and Pul-i-Rustam areas of Barg-... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): If the agriculture ministry does not buy their improved seeds, all private agricultural companies will collapse, the National Group of Improved Seeds in Afghanistan said on Sunday.The ministry had promised 39 national companies that... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday launched a three-day nationwide anti-polio vaccination campaign, involving 52,000 volunteers, his office said.As many as 7.8 million children below five years of age would be administered polio vaccine... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eighteen insurgents were killed in an operation conducted by joint Afghan-foreign forces in the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Saturday.The overnight clash erupted during a joint Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen kidnapped an official of the Afghanistan Stabilisation Programme (ASP) in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Thursday.Faizullah, the ASP chief for Khogyani district, was on his way to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two people were killed and two others injured during a dispute over land in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.The tribal clash in Momand Dara district of ended as a result of police intervention, Ahmad Zia... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A tribal elder was killed after a remote-controlled bomb blew up opposite his house in eastern Afghanistan.Hajji Muhammad Hassan, chief of Khogyani district in eastern Nangarhar province, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the bomb went... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five Taliban militants were killed during an airstrike by foreign troops in the Sarkano district of eastern Kunar province on Thursday, an official said.Another four rebels were wounded in the air raid that took place in Ganj Gul... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four passengers were killed and 28 others injured in a traffic accident on Kabul-Jalalabad Highway in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Wednesday.A minibus outbound from Kabul collided with a van coming from Jalalabad,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): US troops shot dead a former Jihadi commander, who was released three years ago after spending six years in the notorious US detenction centre of Guantanamo Bay , Cuba, officials and relatives said on Saturday.Sabar Lal was killed... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Suspected militants abducted four policemen after injuring two of them during an attack in eastern Nuristan province, the governor said on Monday.Governor Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News the rebels stormed a police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four people were killed and a fifth injured in a traffic accident in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province on Monday. Witness Irshad Khan said the incident took place at around 9am, when a tractor-trolley collided with a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Taliban shot dead two brothers in a mosque in Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. The two were breaking the fast at the mosque when insurgents opened fire at them in Mazini village on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A prayer leader was killed by foreign troops during an overnight operation in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, residents and officials said on Wednesday. Identified as Qari Younus, the victim was taken away by... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Security responsibility for the eastern city of Mehtarlam will be handed to Afghan forces today, an official said. The NATO press office in Bagram told Pajhwok Afghan News that the hand-over ceremony would take place on an Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Tribal leaders from various districts of eastern Nangarhar provinces say their MPs have not kept their promises. Malik Morid, a tribal leader in Pichiragam district, told Pajhwok Afghan News that some Nangarhar MPs have done... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of people, including women, attended a Monday rally in Jalalabad to protest cross-border attacks from Pakistan. Nearly 500 people took to the streets chanting anti-Pakistan slogans to protest the shelling that has killed... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A seven-member insurgent group surrendered to authorities in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province, an official said on Sunday. Led by Mullah Shah Wali, the group had been active against the government in Karoch Badpash... read more
KABUL (PAN): The eastern zone border police commander, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, resigned on Wednesday, citing government inaction in the face of continuing artillery attacks from Pakistan on Afghan border villages. Brig. Gen. Amarkhel told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two people were shot dead by unidentified gunmen while walking in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said. The incident took place early Sunday morning in the Najm-ul-Jihad area on the outskirts of Jalalabad City, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A 12-year old girl and a police officer, a relative of the girl, were killed by foreign troops during a raid on a house in eastern Nangarhar province, residents said on Thursday. The troops blew up the house's gate and entered... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): Eight people were killed 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. Several others, including foreign... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock disbursed loans worth $1.3 million (59.28 afghanis) to growers and a factory in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Saturday. In a bid to promote agriculture in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan border police killed three Pakistani fighters and injured seven others during clash in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday. The clash took place in the border district Lalpura late on Friday night, border... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The mausoleum of King Amanullah Khan, the hero of the third Afghan-Anglo war who brought independence to Afghanistan, has cracks and is on the brink of collapse. The graves of Khan, his parents and his sister are near the former... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two tribes in eastern Nangarhar province are on the verge of warfare over a strip of desert along the border with Pakistan. The Shinwari tribe of Ghanikhil district, and the Seh Pay tribe of Spin Ghar and Achain both claim... read more
JALALABAD CITY (PAN): The Gojar tribe complained on Monday that President Hamid Karzai ignored it in nominating a third of Meshrano Jirga members. The tribe has 1.5 million members across the country, Gojar tribal council chief, Mir Azam Gojarwal,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A human rights and civil society activist strongly condemned on Tuesday civilian casualties at the hands of Taliban and foreign forces in eastern Afghanistan. "If civilian killings continue unchecked, the current year will be... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police have arrested 38 farmers over three days on charges of cultivating narcotics in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. The growers were detained in Khogyani, Achin and Nazyan districts of the province,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One deminer was killed and another injured as their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said. The incident took place in Servi Qala area of Chaparhar district, where mines were being... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nineteen cases of polio have been registered in impoverished Afghanistan, devastated by decades of conflict, The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. A public meeting was held in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Around 30 tonnes of apples are being exported on a daily basis to neighbouring Pakistan from the eastern province of Nangarhar, traders said on Thursday. The apples are not produced in the province, but transported to Jalalabad... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Growers in eastern Nangarhar province were warned on Wednesday of punitive action if they cultivated opium poppies on their farms. The warning came at a special gathering, attended by officials and tribal elders from all districts... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Flood-affected Afghan refugees, who recently returned to eastern Nangarhar province from Pakistan, are faced with numerous problems, an official said on Sunday. About three months ago, hundreds of refugee families returned from... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A district chief was killed along with one of his guards when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday, officials said. Khurshid Khan, administrative head of Dur Baba district, was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A tanker supplying fuel for NATO-led coalition forces was blown up in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said. The incident took place near Saracha Bridge of Jalalabad at 12pm when a bomb stuck to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two policemen were killed and three others were wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. The incident happened on Monday afternoon, police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Security forces seized a cache of weapons hidden in a tractor in eastern Jalalabad province on Sunday, officials said. The weapons were seized at the eastern entry gate of Jalaabad city, Nangarhar police spokesman, Col. Abdul... read more
JALALABAD (PAN) Asphalting of a 16-kilometer road was completed in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said. Funded by the American-Provincial Reconstruction Team, the project cost $3.5 million and took two years to complete, said... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than 12,000 families in eastern Nangarhar province have been given small loans worth 159 million afghanis over the past seven years to help them enhance their economic situation, an official said on Monday. Rural... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Local officials and residents of eastern Laghman province have asked the central government to raise a local police force to overcome the shortage of the regular security personnel. The police chief and provincial council head say... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A nine-member militant group has joined the government in eastern Nangarhar province, the Afghan intelligence service said on Saturday. The insurgents renounced violence in response to a call from the Peace Jirga Advisory in June,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A bomb was discovered and defused in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.The anti-vehicle bomb was found in the fourth police district near the old Torkham bus stand and was defused... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Security officials in eastern Nangarhar province Saturday claimed to have discovered and defused two missiles 10 kilometres from Jalalabad, the provincial capital.The ready-to-fire missiles were found in an area between the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two children and a woman were killed when a rocket, allegedly fired by Taliban militants, hit a house in a border area in eastern Nuristan province, police said on Thursday.The overnight attack was aimed at a border police check-... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five individuals have been detained on suspicion of involvement in rocket attacks in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Wednesday.The suspects were detained as a result of a raid by counterterrorism police south of... read more
JALALABD (PAN): Five policemen were wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said.The blast took place in the Fatehabad area of Surkh Rod district in the afternoon, the police spokesman... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of residents of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday asked foreign forces to leave Afghanistan unconditionally.Marking the 91st Independence Day, nearly 500 people -- most of them women --staged a demonstration in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): With the advent of Ramadan, an unprecedented increase has been seen in the prices of edibles in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, residents complain.But shopkeepers say big traders and suppliers had increased prices... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nearly a dozen people were killed in flash floods, triggered by torrential rains, in the eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Wednesday.The floods destroyed several houses and thousands of acres of land in Qarghai,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A gunbattle between security forces and Taliban insurgents in the Sarobi district closed the Kabul-Jalalabad highway for four hours on Tuesday, an official said.The clash was triggered by Taliban attacks in Sori Tega and Chaman... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of Taliban insurgents stormed the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Wednesday.Up to 700 Afghan and foreign fighters, led by two Pakistani militant commanders, Ayubi and Maulvi Saifuddin,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A cricket tournament featuring a dozen teams got under way in Paron, capital of eastern province of Nuristan province, on Tuesday.The event is aimed at the selection of four squads to represent the remote province in national... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Tribal elders from several districts in the eastern province of Nangarhar say that some of those attending the peace jirga on their behalf are not true representatives.Dozens of tribal elders from across the province held a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Taliban militants captured a remote district of eastern Nuristan province, bordering Pakistans northwestern Chitral valley, on Saturday, officials said.At least two policemen were wounded in the attack Saturday morning, which came... read more
JALALBAD (PAN): Twenty people were injured during a scuffle over the election of members of a Community Development Council (CDC) in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday.The CDC is a social and development body at community level, responsible for... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A delegation comprising high-ranking government officials has been formed to resolve a dispute between the Nangarhar administration and provincial council, an official said on Tuesday.Members of the provincial council have accused... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): NATO forces on Tuesday released two Afghans five days after they were arrested during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province, the alliance said.NATO has said several suspected militants were killed and detained during the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three people were hospitalised after being struck by lightning in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Sunday afternoon, a doctor said.Two children were injured in the incident that happened in the Shanzdah family... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A local court in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday convicted two men on the charge of kidnapping a Chinese engineer and sentenced them each to 15 years in jail.The engineer working for an optical fibre project was kidnapped... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Butchers in two eastern provinces have closed their shops a week after Pakistani authorities banned the export of cattle to Afghanistan, shopkeepers said on Wednesday.The restriction has left thousands of animals bought by Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nangarhar council members and tribal elders have asked the provincial administration to combat corruption and take stringent action against officials involved in the scourge.The call came at a gathering of public representatives and... read more

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