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KABUL (PAN): By shelling Afghan towns and threatening villagers in eastern provinces to vacate their homes, Pakistan is trying to harness the water of Kabul and Kunar rivers, experts said on Saturday.Over the past six months, Pakistani forces have... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A man was sentenced to death and 18 years in jail by a court on Thursday for killing a woman and injuring three others in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. The convict, Mujib Rahman, son of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of two districts in eastern Nuristan province on Wednesday took to the streets against a profane movie mocking the Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH), officials said, adding the rallies remained peaceful.Nearly 800 people... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nangarhar governor Gul Agha Sherzai on Monday said he had imposed a ban on weapons with permits from various security organs in the eastern province.Sherzai was addressing a gathering marking the first death anniversary of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): All the people killed during a NATO airstrike in the Alingar district of eastern Laghman province were civilians, investigators claimed on Wednesday, insisting no armed insurgent was among the fatalities.The NATO-led International... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A number of trader representatives participated in a day-long workshop to float suggestions about the draft trade policy prepared by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday.A senior ministry... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Exports of agriculture products and other goods from eastern Afghan provinces to Pakistan have plummeted by more than a 50 percent in the past three years, a trader representative said on Sunday.Exports of fresh fruits and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Shinwari tribe elders and religious scholars on Thursday denounced as un-Islamic, inhuman and barbaric Tuesday’s suicide attack that killed 25 civilians at a funeral in eastern Nangarhar province.Another 65 people were injured when... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Members of a public uprising battling the insurgents in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province are running out of ammunition, officials said on Thursday, fearing the armed campaign could fail in the absence of government... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Ruthless deforestation continues unchecked in eastern Nuristan province, with timber being smuggled to neighbouring Pakistan, officials and residents claim.Powerful individuals have been involved in the roaring business, a member of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Fifty-two insurgents were killed in a NATO airstrike in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar province on Saturday, police said.The attack on the Hussainzoy village came after the rebels arrested four men involved in a family... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A border police commander in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday said they had the ability and courage to give a befitting response to aggression against the country.Col. Wali Khan Shinwari told a ceremony marking the 93rd independence... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A fire broke out at the attorney office in eastern Nangarhar province, but important documents were saved from damage, an official said on Thursday.Fire department head Maj. Fazl Hadi told Pajhwok Afghan News in Jalalabad, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nineteen people were injured in a bomb blast inside a mosque during Friday’s prayers in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, police said.The incident took place in the Daulatzai village, where the bomb had been... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A woman and a boy were killed and three others, including two children, injured after security forces clashed with heavily armed insurgents in eastern Kunar province on Friday, officials said.The armed rebels launched simultaneous... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Pachiragam district official was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said.Obaidullah was on his way home on his motorcycle when gunmen opened fire at him in the Pass Sabar area,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Fourteen people have been arrested in eastern Nangarhar province for allegedly making and using fake passports and currency notes, police said on Sunday.Crime branch police officer Col. Mohammad Nasir Sulemanzai told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): US troops handed over the affairs of a military base in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, to Afghan security forces at a ceremony on Wednesday.The US flag on the base was replaced with Afghanistan’s at the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Striking car dealers in eastern Nangarhar province were provided medical assistance by a team of doctors after their condition deteriorated on Monday, officials said.On Sunday, dozens of car dealers went on hunger strike against the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A number of car dealers in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday went on a hunger strike for a second time against the Cabinet’s decision on disassembling and selling parts of vehicles awaiting legal documents.Dozens of striking... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil on Thursday said the Jalalabad Civil Hospital in Nangarhar province had administrative problems and shortcomings in management of healthcare services.Dalil, who visited several other hospitals... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A three-day anti-polio and anti-measles campaign was launched on Saturday in three eastern provinces, excluding Nuristan, officials said.It was the first anti-measles drive in eastern provinces -- Nuristan, Kunar, Laghman and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An Appellant Court convicted six people involved in an armed robbery case and each were sentenced to 16 years in jail, an official said on Monday.The six, wearing Afghan National Army uniforms, had entered the house of Sadiq Jan and... read more
JALALABAD (PA): Nangarhar economy department head on Sunday said nearly 61 new projects would be completed using the development budget in the eastern province this year.Tens of thousands of people would benefit from these projects estimated to cost... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Fires concurrently broke out at two places in the eastern city of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangahar province, gutting four wood stalls and 10 shops on Sunday, police said.The blazes in the Chaparhar bus stand and a commercial plaza... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Afghan-US strategic partnership deal safeguards human rights in Afghanistan, said the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission head on Monday.Seema Samar said this in a talk to journalists in Jalalabad, the capital of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One person was killed and nine others, including a woman, were injured when a passenger van crashed into a car on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, an official said.The car’s driver died on the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The long-oppressed Sikhs on Wednesday began celebrating Vaisakhi, the holiest day on their religious calendar, in eastern Nangarhar province, where thousands of minority families have been forced into migration over the past three... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least 10 insurgents and three border policemen were killed during a fierce clash that lasted three hours in the Nari district of eastern Kunar province on Monday, officials said.Another four border policemen and as many... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Human rights violations considerably increased in the astern zone last year, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)  said on Saturday.As many as 583 cases of violence against women and 130 other human... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of the Badpash district in eastern Laghman province have damaged power pylon of Naghlo dam, an official said on Sunday.More than 310 insulators have been smashed with stones, Eng. Mohibur Rahman Momand, the Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nearly 5,000 people suffered casualties in road accidents over the past one year in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.Figures sourced from traffic and health departments in eastern provinces revealed 671 people lost... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Eighteen people, including an orphan schoolchildren, were wounded in a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said.The incident occurred in the Angurbagh square of Jalalabad city, the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  The Attorney General Office (AGO) and the Ministry of Interior have issued arrest warrants for Jamal Qadir, a member of the Nangarhar Provincial Council, an official said on Sunday.They were under orders to find the residence... read more
PESHAWAR (PAN): The information minister of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province has said that a suicide bomber can be purchased for Rs2 million ($21,883) in his country.Peace could elude Pakistan without stability in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nine people were killed and a dozen others wounded as a result of a suicide attack in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, officials said.The bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle  at the entereance to the Jalalabad... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Powerful mafia was out to destroy citrus and olive orchards in eastern Nangarhar province, an official alleged on Sunday, acknowledging the farms were in bad condition.“Everyone must mourn over the poor condition of these... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Nangarhar Valley Development Authority (NVDA) on Sunday said a key major canal in the eastern province, irrigating thousands of acres of land, was on the verge of destruction due to the agriculture ministry’s apathy.Work on the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  A journalist working for the state-run Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA) was freed by his kidnappers in the eastern province of Nangarahar on Saturday, a day after his abduction.After his release, Kuchai Nasiri told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two major tribes have agreed on a three-year ceasefire over a land dispute that had claimed several lives from the two sides in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Monday.Speaking at a joint conference with... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Illegal armed groups and individuals posed a serious threat to the security situation in eastern Nangarhar province, a senior government official warned on Thursday.Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the security transition commission head,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Twenty militants joined the reconciliation process as a result of joint efforts by National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials and provincial peace council members in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday.The... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The ongoing snowfall has forced the closure of the strategic Mahipar Pass on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway, affecting hundreds of passengers, officials said on Sunday.Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on both sides of the pass,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Jihad Council on Saturday said it would stop the payment of extortion money from traders and a display of illegal arms in eastern Nangarhar province.The vow came at a meeting of the council, chaired by MP Haji Hazrat Ali,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three people were injured in a bomb blast in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Friday, an official said.The magnet bomb attached to an oil tanker exploded at 09:30am when the vehicle entered the airport, Col.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seventy-five kilograms of drugs were seized by border police during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.The heroin was recovered from a car while the traffickers escaped, the border police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two suspected insurgent were killed as a result of an airstrike by international troops in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Tuesday.The rebels were planting a roadside improvised explosives device (IED) on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Pajhwok Afghan News cameraman was among seven people wounded in two back-to-back bomb explosions in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, officials said.The blasts took place between 6am and 7am five metres from the office... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The next three years would be crucial to the fate of five Afghan generations, the Security Transition Commission chairman said on Sunday.Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai told a meeting in eastern Nangarhar province the ongoing security... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on Tuesday said violence against women has been on the increase in eastern provinces, where 49 cases of violence were registered in last three months."Main reasons behind the increasing... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven Taliban militants were killed and two others injured during a clash with Afghan National Army (ANA) troops in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province, an official said on Monday.The clash erupted in Wrekhmin Tangi area... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two newly-constructed blocks of the central jail in the eastern province of Nangarhar were inaugurated on Saturday, an official said.Each portion, having eight rooms and as many bathrooms, could house 150 inmates, Prison Director... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A group of skilled carpet weavers produced Afghanistan's largest rug in eastern Nangarhar province, a representative of the craftsmen said on Thursday.Measuring 100 square metres, 33 square metres lengthy and 7.5 square metres wide... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The number of literate people in eastern provinces of the country is expected to reach 29,000 over the next three years, officials said on Tuesday.Recently, 5,120 people -- 2411 in Nangarhar, 1088 in Kunar, 1241 in Laghman and 380... read more
ASAD ABAD (PAN): Nine militants, including a commander, joined peace process in eastern Kunar province, a senior official said on Saturday.Led by Abdullah, the rebels laid down their arms, including a machine gun, a rocket, seven Kalashnikovs and a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Funded by an inmate, a number of development projects at the central jail in eastern Nangarhar province have been completed, an official said on Tuesday.Costing $30,000 (1,470,000 afghanis), the projects included a mosque, two wells... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Tribal elders from Behsud, Sararud and Chaparhar districts of eastern Nangarhar province have demanded the government should establish security check-posts in the districts.The elders made the demand at a meeting with Governor Gul... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A bomb exploded inside a music shop in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, causing no casualties, an official said.The blast near the Laghman bus stand in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, took place at 6am, the governor's... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a man and his son and injured a third PERSON on the Torkham-Jalalabad highway in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, officials said.The incident took place at around 8am when the attackers... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A special attorney office is being established in eastern Nangarhar province to combat violence against women, a human rights official said on Tuesday.The move is aimed at dealing with cases related to violence against women in the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Key insurgent groups -- the Taliban and Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) -- on Tuesday said the Bonn Conference was pointless and that it did not discuss any significant issue.The meeting concluded yesterday, with delegates from more... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than 240 students and their teachers completed a week-long cricket training course in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, officials said.Students and teachers from schools in Jalalabad and Behsud district attended the camp, a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A three-day polio vaccination drive, targeting 771,000 children of age five and below, was launched in eastern Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan provinces on Sunday, officials said.The campaign that involved 5,500 volunteers... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A district chief on Sunday escaped unhurt in a blast, but two of his guards were injured in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.The Ghanikhel district chief, Zalmay, said he was on his way to the district headquarters when... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The appellant prosecutor of eastern Nangarhar province escaped unhurt in a militant attack that wounded four of his bodyguards on Saturday, officials said.The morning attack occurred in the Sra Qala area of Chaparhar district... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Two insurgents were killed and an Al Qaeda facilitator detained along with another suspect during an operation by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops in the eastern province of Nangarhar, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The absence of a civilian airport and lack of electricity supply posed the main hurdles to progress in eastern Nangarhar province, Governor Gul Agha Sherzai said on Wednesday.Addressing a gathering, jointly organized by UNDP, USAID... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thousand of university students in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday staged a protest against the endorsement of a strategic cooperation agreement between the US and Afghanistan by participants of the four-day traditional Loya... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The numbers of militants killed during a joint operation by International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghan soldiers in eastern Nangarhar province has reached 34, officials said on Thursday.The ongoing operation was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The campaign of distributing thousands of tonnes of improved quality seeds and chemical fertilisers to 12,000 farmers got underway in 10 draught-hit districts of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.The 600 tonnes... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Farmers of the Lal Pura district of eastern Nangarhar province blame the government for the recent decline in henna output.Henna is used traditionally used in Afghanistan and other parts of the world to color the hands and feet of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Butchers and cattle merchants complain prices of sacrificial animals have shot up in eastern Nangarhar province due to a ban on their imports from Pakistan and the custom duty at home.During the three days of Eidul Adha, the Muslim... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Peace would continue to elude Nuristan as long as reconstruction and development projects were not initiated in the troubled eastern province, the governor said on Thursday.Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News he had taken up... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Days ahead of Eidul Adha, more than 100 Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) volunteers started cleaning parks and roads of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.City parks and roads were in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thousands of families in two eastern provinces -- Nangarhar and Laghman -- would be supplied with electivity in next March, officials said on Tuesday.Addressing a press conference, Nangarhar Water and Energy Director Eng. Mohibur... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Twenty farmers were detained over the past one week on the charge of growing poppies in eastern Nangarhar province, where 66 anti-poppy cultivation gatherings had been organized, officials said on Monday.Seven farmers were arrested... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday ordered security officials to take stern action against two tribes engaged in an armed conflict over a state-owned desert.Speaking at a gathering in Jalalabad, the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen killed the marketing manager of a private telecommunication company in the eastern province of Nangarhar, a resident said on Sunday.Zabihullah, the marketing manager of Roshan, was abducted in the Taril area of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A border policeman was wounded when the vehicle he was travelling in hit a roadside bomb in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said.The remote-controlled blast happened in the Karkana area of Lalpura district at 2pm,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven people were injured during an overnight clash between two illegal armed groups in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, police and residents said on Wednesday.The gunbattle took place in the Ghalji Plaza, 500... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Border police seized one tonne of drugs after an hour-long exchange of fire with smugglers in the Pachir Agam district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. The hashish was seized in the Kung village of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A national trader, kidnapped from the Chak Noor area of eastern Nangarhar province five days ago, has been released, an official said on Monday.Haji Shah Mehmud had been kidnapped by an armed group on Thursday, the provincial police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Taliban have banned the movement of people at night in Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, warning residents against helping the government.In letters fixed to walls of houses, schools and mosques on Saturday night,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Suspected militants stormed two girls' schools in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, destroying one and partially damaging the other, officials said on Sunday.The schools were set on fire in Chahardi and Barikab... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on a 12-kilometer road connecting two districts in eastern Nuristan province was launched on Tuesday, officials said.About 200 youth from Paroon, the provincial capital, and Wama district were provided work... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday warned two sub-tribes of Shinwari tribe --- Seepaiy and Ali Sherkhel --- of action if they failed to resolve their dispute over a piece of land.Both the groups had suffered... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The 201st Military Corps soldiers have killed 500 insurgents and wounded 132 others over the past three months in the eastern zone of the country, an official said on Monday.Maj. Gen. Abdullah, speaking at a meeting of the Defence... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two hundred local police officials embarked on their duties in the Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, officials said.The force started work after a ceremony, which was attended by Local Police Commander Gen.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A brother Meshrano Jirga Chairman Abdul Hadi Muslimyar escaped unhurt in a roadside bombing in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday.Younus, the Senate chairman's elder brother, was travelling in a convoy from... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Forty militants have so far been killed during a joint operation by Afghan and international forces in the Wanth Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Thursday.Bordering Kunar province, Wanth Waigal was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A former captain of the Afghan cricket team was named as  Unicef’s national goodwill ambassador in recognition of his relentless efforts for promoting the game in the war-hit country. The title, unprecedented in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four militants were killed and seven others injured during two separate operations in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Sunday.The operations were conducted by Afghan and foreign troops four days ago in the Badpakh... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An Afghan child, who received medical treatment in America with the help of a US Army officer at the provincial reconstruction team (PRT), was reunited with his family in Nangarhar on Thursday.The 7-year-old Muslim, who did not have... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Tribal elders from eastern Nangarhar province would meet President Karzai next week on power from to Jalalabad and dualisation of the Torkham-Jalalabad highway, the governor said on Thursday.He had invited Afghan traders in Germany... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seventy-six inmates were released from the Nangarhar prison and jail terms of 40 others were reduced in compliance with a presidential decree on Monday, officials said.Thirty-eight prisoners were released two weeks ago and those... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two border police officials were killed in a remote-controlled bomb explosion in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday.The explosion took place on Saturday evening when a remote-controlled bomb hit a police vehicle in... read more
JALAL ABAD (PAN): Six insurgents were killed in a clash with police in the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province on Saturday, officials said.The clash was touched off by a militant attack on a border police post in the district, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A new building for the Abdul Wakeel High School was inaugurated on Thursday in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.The double-storey building, having 30 classrooms and two administrative rooms, was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): NATO-led troops detained three civilian during a search operation in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, residents claimed on Thursday.About 100 International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers searched... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A clash between militants and security forces in the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province entered a second day on Thursday, an official said.The gunbattle that erupted in Pachigram and Arzok villages was still ongoing... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Tribal elders and religious leaders on Monday strongly condemned the killing of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Sabar Lal, by foreign troops in eastern Nangarhar province.Former Jihadi commander Sabar Lal, a resident of eastern... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Despite 10 years’ worth of assistance from the international community, there are no roads or government buildings in the Mandol district of the eastern province of Nuristan, residents and officials said.The district has 83 villages... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three people were killed as flash floods triggered by huge rains swept through two districts in the eastern province of Nangarhar, where vast tracts of agriculture fields were damaged, an official said on Wednesday.The overnight... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Military and civil officials in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday rejected as baseless Pakistan's army claims that Afghan Taliban had crossed the border into Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, attacking security posts.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Forty-one prisoners were released and jail terms of 120 others reduced in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday.The release and remissions are based on a presidential decree on the eve of Eidul Fitr and Afghanistan'... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dozens of flood-affected families received food and other relief items in the Nazyan district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said.Rural Rehabilitation and Development Director, Eng. Akmal Humayun Faqiri, told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Police seized 58 Kalashnikovs with 5,000 magazines in eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Khyber, officials said on Wednesday.The weapons were seized from a Hino truck on Tuesday... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A new disease has hit rice crops in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, Officials and farmers complained.The affected plants fade before being destroyed, Dr Muhammad Naeem, head of the local development council, told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Taliban fighters beat up a cleric who led the funeral prayer for an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier in the eastern province of Nangarhar, residents said on Tuesday.The militants stormed Maulvi Shamsul Hadid's residence in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Journalists in the eastern zone on Monday criticised Nangarhar and Kunar officials for their non-professional behaviour with media representatives. Speaking at a gathering in Jalalabad, Sher Shah Hamdard, a reporter with Radio... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghanistan's 92nd Independence Day was celebrated with fervour in eastern Nangarhar province, where a floral wreath was placed at the grave of Ghazi Amanullah Khan on Friday. In the absence of Governor Gul Agha Sherzai due to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The US government plans to open a consulate in the eastern province of Nangarhar during the current year, the American ambassador to Afghanistan said on Wednesday. Speaking at a joint news conference with Governor Gul Agha Sherzai... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The cinema industry has collapsed in eastern Afghanistan due to apathy of authorities concerned, the newly elected head of the Cinema Union for eastern provinces alleged on Wednesday. Eng. Najibullah Sadiq, after his election as... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven people were killed and hundreds of livestock washed away by floods in eastern Nuristan and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Tuesday. Paroon, the provincial capital, Waman, Kamdesh and Waigal districts of Nuristan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 1,000 acres of state-owned land was returned to the government in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Last week, Sai Pai, a sub-tribe of Shinwari, and Kuchis traded fire over control... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two children and three Afghan soldiers were wounded during twin explosions in the Sarobi district of Kabul province, forcing the closure of the main highway, officials said Monday. The first explosion happened at 1:15pm against... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Ninety kilograms of heroin were seized and destroyed during a raid by a counternarcotics force in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Tuesday. The nighttime raid was conducted by the special force without... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on one school was completed in Momand Dara district, while the foundation stone of another was laid in the Behsud town of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, officials said on Monday. The schools would cost $288... read more
JALAL ABAD (PAN): More than 1,675 acres of government-owned land has been grabbed by powerful individuals in eastern Nangarhar province, official said on Monday. From Daronta dam, a 70-kilometre canal was constructed to irrigate the land belonging... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Government officials and residents of Nangarhar said on Saturday they were unhappy with the hajj quota for the eastern province. A delegation from the Ministry of Hajj conducted a draw to select 1,520 people from Nangarhar for... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of residents of the Behsud district of the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday protested against the redistribution of land in Qasimabad town. The protesters blocked the Kunar-Jalalabad highway in the Khyali Qala... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An unmanned aircraft of NATO-led troops crashed in the eastern province of Nangarhar, the alliance said on Wednesday. The aircraft came down due to technical problems in the Hada Farm area on the outskirts of Jalalabad, the... read more
MEHTARLAM/JALALABAD (PAN): Five people were killed and nine others wounded during a clash in the eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Thursday. The firefight between Taliban and police took place in the Parwayee area of Alingar district... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Reconstruction projects, costing $100 million (4,735million afghanis) will be implemented in Afghanistan for 5.6 million repatriating families, the United Nations refugee agency announced on Wednesday. UNHCR regional head, Ilia... read more
KABUL(PAN): Security responsibility for Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, was handed over to Afghan forces on Tuesday, officials said. A ceremony marking the security transfer was held at the governor's house in Mehtarlam, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A policeman was killed and six others were injured on Wednesday in a remote-controlled bomb blast in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said. The explosion hit a border police vehicle at 12:30 pm as police were patrolling... read more
JALAL ABAD (PAN): Tribal leaders hailing from Kama district in eastern Nangahar province on Thursday denounced a special court verdict that disqualified 62 sitting Wolesi Jirga members. The gathering of about 1,500 elders in Qala Akhond area also... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nuristan governor Jamaluddin Badr on Thursday said border police in Kamdish district have been besieged and, with only 160 policemen, are unable to secure the province’s 70-kilometre border with Pakistan. In a telephonic... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan and international security officials on Wednesday said most parts of Dara Pech district in eastern Nangarhar province have been cleared of insurgents as a result of a successful operation. Launched two weeks ago, the... read more
JALALABD (PAN): Sixteen Pakistanis were among 30 militants killed in clashes with a joint Afghan-international security force during an operation in eastern Nangahar province, officials said on Monday.The militants from Pakistan lawless tribal... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two rival tribes who had a dispute over a piece of land in eastern Nangarhar province have agreed not to create problems for students and teachers in the area. The two tribes, Sepai and Alisherkhel, have been fighting each other... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  The Kunar–Nuristan highway has been reopened to motorists two months after it was closed by the Taliban, a senior official said on Tuesday. The blockade ended on Monday after a 60-member jirga of tribal elders held... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on a district building, an American Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) funded project, was launched in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Sunday, an official said. The Khogyani district headquarters building... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): In yet another cross-border attack, Pakistani forces shelled several villages in Gushta district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday. At least 10 mortar shells were fired into the Anargai area from Pakistan on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A commander was among 22 rebels who surrendered to authorities in Sarobi district of central Kabul province, an official said on Saturday. Led by the group’s commander, Gul Nazak, and his deputy, Yar Mohammad, the militants... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A newly established trade centre to facilitate exportation of commercial goods to Pakistan was inaugurated in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, an official said. The USAID-funded project was established in Jalalabad, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unknown gunmen shot dead three members of a family in Khugyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, where foreign troops detained four suspected insurgents, officials said on Friday. The gun attack in Mamli village late on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A new clearing operation, involving Afghan and international forces, was launched near the Pakistani border in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Thursday, officials said. As part of the offensive, the border police personnel... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least three people have been killed and 12 others injured in the fighting between two tribes in eastern Nangarhar province over government land, officials said on Thursday. The predawn fighting erupted at 3:00 am between the Ali... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nearly six tonnes of expired and low-quality drugs and food items were set on fire in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Thursday, officials said. More than 120 kinds of spurious medicine and eatables were torched in Jalalabad,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): For the second time, two tribes in the eastern province of Nangarhar clashed over government land, officials said on Thursday. The predawn fighting erupted at 3:00 am between the Ali Sher Khel and Sepai tribes in Achin and Spinghar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of kilograms of hashish were seized by security officials after an hour-long firefight with traffickers in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said. Loaded on 12 mules, the 1000 kg of charas were packed in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Wheat production in eastern Nangarhar province reached a record high level of 300,000 metric tonnes this year, almost double the harvest of the prior three years, an agriculture official said on Monday. The crop was cultivated over... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two government functionaries were wounded in a Taliban attack on their vehicle in the Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday noon, officials said. The assault happened in the Baghbanan area at 12pm, the district... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nine civilians were killed and six others were seriously injured when militants attacked a family that had gathered for a wedding ceremony in Dur Baba district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. The dead... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An 800-strong local police force officially embarked on work in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday to provide security for four districts on the border with neighbouring Kunar, an official said. The announcement was made by... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The foundation stone of a building for the department of economy was laid in eastern Laghman province on Tuesday, an official said. The two storey-building, which will be constructed in the provincial capital Mahtarlam, will be... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The husband of Wolesi Jirga member Farishta Anwari was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Tuesday. Police found Mirza Mohammad Shinwari's body on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An anti-corruption court in eastern Nangarhar province sentenced on Monday a border police officer to four years in jail for misusing his authority and keeping illegal arms. The border police officer, Asadullah, had also been fined... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Siraj-ul-Emarat recreational park in eastern Nangarhar province has been closed for the past two days due to security concerns, officials said on Monday. Police closed the park for several days while they established security... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An anti-polio vaccination campaign, targeting 771,411 children of age five and below, was launched in Afghanistan's eastern provinces on Sunday, officials said. Funded by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a counterterrorism officer in Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday. Head of counter terrorism department, Col. Mohammad Aziz, was gunned down on Saturday evening... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A child was killed in a blast that hit a joint patrol of Afghan and foreign troops in Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said. The explosion happened at around 5pm, partially damaging the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Border police detained six alleged bomb planters with explosives in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Saturday. The suspects were held late on Friday on the basis of intelligence reports in the Sasobi area of Dur... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on a building for a branch of Da Afghanistan Bank, the central bank, was launched on Wednesday in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. Da Afghanistan Bank Vice President Mohammad Esa Turab laid... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thirty-three militants have been killed during clashes in a troubled district of the remote eastern province of Nuristan, officials said on Thursday. Supported by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops, Afghan police... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nine Taliban insurgents have been killed in separate clashes with the security personnel in eastern and southern parts of the country, officials said on Wednesday. Rebels attacked a border police post in Nazyan district in eastern... read more
  JALALABAD (PAN): Militants overran Doab district of eastern Nuristan province as a result of two days of intense fighting, officials said on Wednesday. In a tactical move, the security personnel withdrew from the district headquarters late... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A provincial council member survived a gun attack in eastern Nangarhar province, but his son was killed, police said on Friday. Sabit Amir Mohammad was travelling in a car with his son when came under attack from unknown gunmen in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three districts in eastern Kunar province on the Pakistani border were cleared of Taliban insurgents as a result of a counter insurgency operation, officials said on Tuesday. Backed by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two civilian were killed when they stepped on a Taliban-planted mine in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. The blast took place in the Khogiani district late on Monday, the district chief, Haji Mohammad Hassan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police opened fire on people protesting against the killing of a 12-year-old boy by foreign troops in the Hesrak district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, killing one person and injuring at least seven others, officials... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight civilians were injured when a bomb-rigged motorcycle went off in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, late on Wednesday, an official said. The blast took place near two plazas – Ghaljai and... read more
  JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a district development council official in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Wednesday. Malak Baba, an influential figure from the Koz Beyar village, was gunned down in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven Taliban, including a commander, were killed in an air strike by foreign troops in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Wednesday. International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops launched the predawn... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five fuel tankers, carrying supplies for NATO-led international troops stationed in Afghanistan, were torched in Pakistan's tribal region of Khyber Agency, an official said on Wednesday. The oil tankers were burnt as a result... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The new commander of NATO-led troops in the eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday said the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was good news for Afghans and Americans. Osama bin Laden, the alleged mastermind behind the devastating 9/... read more
JALALABADCITY(PAN): Five Taliban fighters were killed and six others injured during a clash with Afghan soldiers on the busy Kabul-Jalalabad highway, officials said on Saturday. Four soldiers were wounded in the firefight that erupted on Friday in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight shops were burnt in a blaze caused by an explosion inside a fuel tanker in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday, officials said. The fire erupted at 7:30am when a fuel tanker exploded in front of the Customs House... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two people were injured in an explosion in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Tuesday, officials said. The blast took place at 8am in a trash box in the Angoor Bagh area in the second police district of the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three policemen were killed during a bomb explosion in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Thursday, officials said. Another six Police Academy trainers were wounded when the explosive device placed in their vehicle went off in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Nine cricket players were among a dozen people injured when two cars collide on the busy Jalalabad-Torkham highway in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Monday. The accident took place in the 3rd Farm area... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police seized weapons and alcoholic beverages in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Sunday. The alcoholic beverages were recovered from a truck in Mohmand Dara district, police spokesman, Col. Shafiqullah, told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five foreign troops and four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed during a suicide attack in the eastern province of Laghman on Saturday, officials said. The bomber struck at the 201st ANA Corps in the morning, causing... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five civilians and a policeman were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, officials said. Another two people were injured in the blast that took place in the Fateh Mina area of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five suspected militants were detained by international troops during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official and NATO said on Tuesday. A joint Afghan-international security force detained several suspected... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Six Pakistani Taliban fighters were detained in eastern Nangarhar province after they had crossed the border into Nazian district on Thursday, border police said. The insurgents were arrested at 5am in Zhey Sar area after they... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven Taliban fighters were killed in a clash with security forces after the insurgents launched an attack on an airport in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said. Laced with heavy and light guns, the militants... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three people were injured on Wednesday when a bomb exploded in Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province, near the border with Pakistan, officials said. The explosion took place at 8:30am in the car park of an airbase for... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Border police in eastern Nangarhar province foiled a drug smuggling bid into neighbouring Pakistan's tribal areas, seizing a huge quantity of hashish, an official said on Saturday. The narcotics weighing 2,000 kilograms were... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Work on a new road connecting Jalalabad city with the border town of Torkham has been suspended for the past year, causing commuters and traders serious delays and holdups. Work on the road, which is to be 75 kilometres long and 13... read more
JALALABAD (PA): Pakistani forces shelled Afghan border police checkpoints in eastern Nangarhar province overnight, leaving at least one Afghan guard injured, officials said on Tuesday. The incident, the latest in a series of such cross border... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A school principal was killed on Tuesday in a blast in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said. The incident took place at around 8:30am inside a high school building in the Khalis Families town on the outskirts of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The former head and current member of the provincial council, Moalim Malang, was killed on Tuesday in a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Laghman, officials said. The explosion took place at 8:30am when his vehicle struck... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A bomb exploded inside a music shop in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, causing no casualties, officials said. The blast near the Mastufiat square in Qasaba area of Jalalabad, the provincial capital, took place at 5am... read more
JALABADCITY (PAN): A Pakistani national was killed and three others were injured in a blast in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Monday. The workers found a warhead and were hitting it with a stone on Sunday evening when it... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An Afghan civilian was killed on Saturday when artillery shells fired from across the border hit him in eastern Nangarhar province, a border police commander said. Pakistani forces fired at least two shells into the Sala village of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A civilian was injured and a vehicle of international troops damaged in a suicide attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Thursday. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives as a convoy of the NATO-led... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A suicide bomber was killed when his explosives detonated prematurely in Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, officials said. The incident happened at 1pm near the Sherzad district centre building, the district... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five people were injured in a blast in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday, officials said. The incident occurred at 11am in front of the Eid Gah mosque, when explosives hidden on a handcart were detonated by remote control... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three border police officials were injured in a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, officials said. The explosion occurred at 10am when a remote-controlled bomb exploded near a border police vehicle... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One police officer was killed and two others were wounded in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said. The bomb ripped through a police patrol pick-up in Hesarak district at 11am, Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): As many as 2,000 Afghan families have been displaced as a result of ground and air assaults by Pakistani forces on Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. Pakistani troops have been shelling... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani forces attacked Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province, wounding an Afghan soldier and forcing hundreds of families to migrate to safer areas, an official said on Tuesday. Pakistani troops shelled the town late on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members from eastern Nangarhar province warned on Thursday of a protest movement if the incumbent governor did not step down. But a spokesman for Governor Gul Agha Sherzai said that the parliamentarians should find a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Security forces seized an explosives-rigged motorcycle and detained more than a dozen suspected militants in eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Wednesday. The bike was seized on Tuesday night in Jalalabad, the scene of a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The toll from Saturday's attack on Kabul Bank's branch in the eastern city of Jalalabad has risen to 40 dead and 73 injured, an official said on Sunday. Bodies and injured people continued to be brought to hospital until... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Taliban on Friday claimed responsibility for an attack on a private bank in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, and a bomb explosion that killed at least eight people and injured 60 others. Gunmen stormed the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three Taliban fighters were killed, two wounded and as many detained during an operation by Afghan soldiers in eastern Kunar province, the defence ministry said on Saturday. The operation was conducted in Sawakai district on Friday... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eighteen people were killed and scores wounded during an attack on the Kabul Bank's branch in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Saturday, officials said. The incident erupted soon after seven gunmen, wearing... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Border police seized two mules laden with hundreds of kilograms of hashish in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Saturday. The 400 to 500 kg of hashish were seized in the Pachir aw Agam district, the first zone... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Fifteen Taliban insurgents, including two commanders, were killed during an operation in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Friday. The operation, involving Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistan's consulate in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Friday rejected the allegation that their warplanes hit civilian houses and security posts inside Afghanistan territory. On Thursday, an Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani warplanes and ground forces attacked Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province, damaging several civilian houses and two border police checkpoints, an official said on Thursday. Pakistanlaunched the assault, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A coalition helicopter was damaged in an explosion which hit the headquarters of the border police in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday, the NATO-led alliance and an official said. The explosion took place as the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A bomb exploded in the headquarters of the border police in the eastern province of Nangarhar, but caused no casualties, an official said. The explosion happened in the grounds of the headquarters at 8am in the western part of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Six people, including policemen, were injured in a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Sunday, officials said. A police vehicle struck the roadside bomb in the Kamboh area on the outskirts of Jalalabad, a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A group of 15 Taliban fighters joined the ongoing peace process in eastern Laghman province on Monday, a senior official said. Led by Gula Jan, the militants surrendered in Alishang district, Governor Muhammad Iqbal Azizi told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A bomb exploded inside a music shop in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, causing no casualties, an official said. The blast near the grain market in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, took place at 6am, the governor's... read more

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