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TRINKOT (PAN): Three Australian and two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were wounded after their Afghan comrade opened fire on them at a military base in central Uruzgan province on Tuesday, officials said.The Australian servicemembers were in a... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): A suspected attempted suicide bomber arrested Wednesday said Pakistani mullahs had brainwashed him. Saifullah, a resident of Pakistan's tribal region of Waziristan, was arrested by a joint Afghan and international security force... read more
LASHKARGAH/TIRINKOT (PAN): Up to 18 Taliban and two policemen were killed in two separate operations in southern Helmand and central Uruzgan provinces, officials said on Tuesday. The insurgents attacked police checkpoints in the Musazai area of... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Eleven members of a local police force have surrendered to Taliban militants in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Saturday. The policemen laid down their arms in the Toshkan area of Khas Uruzgan district late on Friday... read more
BALKH: Four civilians were killed and a dozen others injured in a bomb explosion in northern Balkh province, residents said on Wednesday. Explosives planted on a bicycle were detonated at around 12.00 noon in the Dash-i-Shor area on the outskirts... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Eleven local policemen and two fighters were killed during a clash in central Uruzgan province, the Taliban claimed on Tuesday. The clash was touched off by a militant attack on police checkpoints in the Ferozi area of Khas... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Jan Mohammad Khan, former governor of Uruzgan and close advisor to President Hamid Karzai, was killed on Sunday night. He was an elder of Popalzai tribe in Uruzgan. Khan had no education or prominent standing prior to the Soviet... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Residents of the central Uruzgan province said Sunday that they had detected a positive change in the behavior of local police who had completed a training programme. "Before, police would misbehave with people during searches... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a teacher in the Khas Uruzgan district of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Sunday. Abdul Qayum, a teacher at the Shah Zaman School, was gunned down by unknown assailants on his way... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Japan's ambassador to Afghanistan, Rechero Takachi, said the international community is ready to guarantee the security for Afghan militants willing to renounce violence and join the peace process.   Takachiaddressed a... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): The Taliban executed a policeman hours after he was seized in the Chora district of central Uruzgan province, an official said. The 23-year-old, Matiullah, was travelling home on a motorcycle when a 50-member group of militants... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): A five-year agricultural development plan with emphasis on addressing farmers' concerns has been launched in Uruzgan province, officials said on Monday. Traditional agricultural practices and a lack of proper irrigation system... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN):  Seven Taliban militants joined the peace process, while two policemen surrendered to insurgents in the central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Tuesday. The fighters turned in seven weapons and a walkie-talkie to the... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Uruzgan provincial council members said on Monday they would not return to work until officials at the police headquarters tendered an apology. Nearly a month ago, one of the public representatives was detained for three hours on... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Foreign soldiers are trying the level best to protect civilians during counterinsurgency operation in Afghanistan, an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander in central Uruzgan province said on Sunday. At a change... read more
SAR-I-PUL/ZARANJ (PAN): A commander was among four Taliban fighters killed during a clash with local police in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, officials said on Saturday. The clash erupted on Friday night in the Khwaja Ygana village of Sayad... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Tow people, including the son of a public representative, were gunned down by unidentified assailants in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Thursday. The shooting took place late on Wednesday night south of Tirinkot, the... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN):  A policeman and two guards of a road construction company were killed as a result of a clash in the central province of Uruzgan on Thursday, officials said. The clash erupted at 4am when Taliban fighters attacked the guards in... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Residents of this capital city of central Uruzgan province complain that continued power outages have crippled their routine life over the past two weeks. "The situation has created many problems for people of the city. We lack... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): An Afghan soldier shot and killed an Australian counterpart in the Chora district of central Uruzgan province on Monday, officials said. The shootout took place after a brief verbal between the two, police chief Col. Fazl Ahmad... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development on Sunday said it had launched a number of projects worth $4 million in a district of central Uruzgan province. The schemes being implemented in Gezab district included... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Some policemen are collecting the opium tax from farmers while others are smuggling the drug in Deh Raud district of central Uruzgan province, residents alleged on Monday. Checkpoint commanders charge the tax from opium growers in... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): A volleyball tournament, featuring six teams, concluded in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, on Saturday, an official said. Two others teams from Chora and Deh Rawud districts were invited to the event, but they... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Members of provincial council in central Uruzgan province on Thursday closed the council's office in a protest against the arrest of their colleague by police, the council chief said. "If our council member is not released... read more
KABUL(PAN): Unknown gunmen shot and hanged to death a man from a tree in central Uruzgan province, where the bullet-riddled body of a police officer was found on Friday, officials said. The man was hanged four kilometres from Tirinkot, the... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Nearly 550 acres of poppies have been eradicated during a week-long campaign in the central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Saturday. The eradication campaign beginning a week earlier involved personnel from Afghan National... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Militants fired at least four rockets at an airfield used by foreign troops in the capital of central Uruzgan province, but there were no casualties, officials said on Wednesday. The assault took place late on Tuesday night, with... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Two policemen were killed and four others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Chora district of central Uruzgan province on Saturday, an official said. The blast took place in the Shinwari area at 10am, crime... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Three civilians were killed and a fourth wounded in separate incidents of violence in central province of Uruzgan, an official said on Thursday. A man was shot dead in the Najaran area on the outskirts of the provincial capital,... read more
TIRIKNOT (PAN): Taliban fighters fired a rocket at the Tirinkot airport in central Uruzgan province, causing no causalities, an official said on Saturday. But a militant spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, claimed the midnight rocket strike had caused... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Three policemen were killed in a roadside bombing in the central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Monday. The explosion occurred at 5pm on Sunday when a police vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Tagab village of Charchino... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): A newly-built airport runway, linking the central province of Uruzgan with the outside world, was inaugurated on Friday. The US-funded project accounted for $28 million. Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation Mehdi Saeedi,... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Three militants were killed and two others were apprehended by international troops during an operation in central Uruzgan province, the alliance and an official said on Monday. The operation involving International Security... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Two militants were killed and several others detained during an operation in the central province of Uruzgan, international forces and official said on Wednesday. The joint operation by Afghan security personnel and the... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Four civilians and a local police commander have been killed in a bomb explosion and an insurgent attack in central Uruzgan and southern Zabul provinces, officials said on Saturday. Suspected Taliban fighters shot dead the local... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Residents of Gizab district in central Uruzgan province complained on Friday about a shortage of lady doctors and asked the government to establish a major hospital in the town. "The sole health facility (a clinic) in the... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Some schools in the central province of Uruzgan remain closed due to disputes between rival tribes, the governor said on Wednesday. Several schools in Khas Uruzgan district were torched last year, but it was not Taliban militants... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Australia has pledged another $34 million for children’s health and education in the southwestern province of Uruzgan, the country’s foreign minister said during an unannounced visit to the province.  Kevin Rudd,... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Three Taliban fighters have been killed and six others injured during a clash with Afghan security forces in central Uruzgan province, where NATO-led forces claimed detaining several suspected militants. The four-hour long clash... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Afghanistan's national squad defeated Australian troops in a friendly cricket match in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, an Afghan army officer said on Sunday. Batting first in Saturday's encounter, the... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): The first of its kind, a bodybuilding club for Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers was inaugurated in central Uruzgan province on Saturday, an official said. Equipment for the club was donated by NATO-led Australian troops stationed... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Appreciation letters from President Hamid Karzai were delivered to teachers in central Uruzgan province on Tuesday. Also signed by the education minister, the letters were distributed to 26 teachers at a gathering in Tirinkot, the... read more