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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): 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/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): 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):  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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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):  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): 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): 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
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): 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 (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
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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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 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): 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): 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): 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): 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
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 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): 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

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