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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
TIRINKOT (PAN): A football tournament that would last for 28 days started on Wednesday in the southern province of Uruzgan, an official said. The games would test the skills of the players and continue for 28 days in barren land of Uruzgan city, as... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): The brother of a district chief in central Uruzgan province was among seven people wounded in a bomb blast on Monday, an official said. The blast happened at about noon on a road connecting Deh Rawood district with the provincial... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): About 190 displaced families returning from Kabul to their previous homes in central Uruzgan province say they are facing problems due to a lack of access to clean drinking water and education. The internally displaced people who... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Two policemen and three civilians were killed in bomb blasts and a gun attack in southern Zabul and central Uruzgan province on Friday, officials said. Two people, including a tribal elder and a policeman, were killed when the... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): A tribal elder told the Uruzgan governor on Sunday that some government officials were supporting the Taliban fighters in the central province. The accusation came at a meeting between tribal elders and Governor Muhammad Omar... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Residents of a district in central Uruzgan province are facing numerous problems due to a lack of health facilities. "The only health centre in the Deh Rawud district is unable to meet needs of the entire population," Khan... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two Taliban insurgents were killed during a clash with police in the central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Monday. The gunfight happened on Sunday evening in Marmani village of Gizab district, the district chief, Abdullah,... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Three civilians were killed in a roadside bombing in the central province of Uruzgan, an official and the international alliance said on Sunday. A civilian vehicle struck a roadside bomb on Saturday in Gizab district, killing three... read more
 TIRINKOT (PAN): A guard for the education department was killed by an explosion in the central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Sunday. The blast took place on Saturday evening in Khaniqa area on the outskirts of Tirinkot, the capital... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Militants fired missiles at the provincial capital of central Uruzgan province and its airport, but caused no casualties, officials said on Sunday. Two missiles landed in barren areas of Tirinkot city over night, provincial police... read more
 TIRINKOT (PAN): Two government transport buses have been grounded due to their out-of-order condition over the last seven years in the central province of Uruzgan, an official said  TIRINKOT (PAN): Two government transport buses have... read more
  TIRINKOT (PAN): Two guards of a former governor of central Uruzgan province were killed and a third was wounded in a gun attack in this capital city on Tuesday. The ex-governor, Muallim Rahmatullah Fiaz, told Pajhwok Afghan News his guards... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): A tribal elder was killed and two other civilians were critically wounded when a roadside bomb hit their vehicle in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Wednesday. The explosion took place on Tuesday evening as Haji Ahmad... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Ballot boxes for Saturday's election cannot be sent by road to two districts in central Uruzgan province because of poor security, election officials said on Monday."ISAF has not given us a helicopter to transfer the materials nor... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): A bomb hidden in a girls' school in central Uruzgan province exploded overnight, hours before any of the students arrived, causing some damage and injuring only the bomb planter, officials said on Monday.The bomb exploded on Sunday... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): A second advisor to President Hamid Karzai survived an attempt on his life when a bomb exploded in central Uruzgan province on Wednesday, but the blast killed a child and injured a policeman, police said.Jan Muhammad Khan, the... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): The Netherlands ended its military involvement in Afghanistan after four years in central Uruzgan province on Sunday, but the Dutch ambassador promised continued political and economic support.The command was formally handed over to... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Hundreds of people demonstrated in the capital of southern Uruzgan province on Thursday accusing NATO troops of tearing a copy of the Quran.The demonstrators gathered at 9am in a mosque in Tirinkot city and then moved toward the... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Seven security personnel were killed on Wednesday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the central province of Uruzgan, officials said.The incident took place at 8am in Sarai village between Chura and Gizab districts, highway... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Two civilians were killed in a roadside bombing in central Uruzgan province, officials said on Sunday.The two civilians were killed on Saturday in the Churi district, detective police chief, Col. Gulab Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.... read more
TIRINKOT / LASHKARGAH (PAN): At least five civilians were killed and 16 others wounded in separate explosions in central Uruzgan and southern Helmand provinces, officials said on Monday. Two civilians were killed and four others injured on Monday... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): At least 23 militants, including a Taliban-designated district chief, have been killed during two separate operations by Afghan and NATO forces in central Uruzgan province, police said on Sunday.The joint forces were on a patrol in... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Three policemen were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol in central Uruzgan province, officials said on Thursday.The blast occurred as several police motorcycles were patrolling the Lawandyan area of Dihrawood... read more

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