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TIRINKOT (PAN): Three civilians were killed and four others wounded in two separate roadside bombings in central Uruzgan province on Sunday, an official said.The first explosion occurred at around 3pm in Shali Nava area of Khas Uruzgan district,... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Haq Wa Adalat (Truth & Justice) party on Wednesday asked the government to reform the electoral system, saying that it planned to field a consensus presidential candidate in the next ballot.“Our party wants a national... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seven people were killed and 17 others wounded on Wednesday morning after four burqa clad suicide attackers tried to enter an international military base at the 9th police district of Kabul.The blast... read more
KABUL (PAN): Sahar Gul, a teenager who was locked-up in a toilet for six months by her in-laws, appears before preliminary court in Kabul.The court sentenced father-in-law, mother-in-law and sister-in-law of Gul for 11 years and 9 months jail, an... read more
KABUL (PAN): A number supporters of Afghanistan Solidarity Party (ASP) Monday blamed jihadi leaders for misusing and defaming jihad and demanded their trial in a demonstration in capital Kabul. The protest started from Cinema-i-Pamir area... read more
KABUL (PAN): Siddiq Siddiqi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, talks to a press conference in Kabul.More than 27 key Taliban fighters including Arab and Pakistani nationals were killed during operations conducted by a special police force unit in... read more
KABUL (PAN): The newly appointed High Peace Council chief and Islamic Jamiat Party leader, Salahuddin Rabbani, addresses a gathering marking the 20th anniversary of Mujahideens’ Victory Day -- which marks Soviet occupation troops’ withdrawal from... read more
KABUL (PAN): US President Barak Obama's special envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday said he was optimistic about a positive outcome of the proposed peace negotiations between the Taliban and the US.Rashad Hussain, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Views of roads inundated by flood waters following heavy rains in the Quwai-e-Markaz locality of Kabul City.PAJHWOK/Ajmal Safi
KABUL (PAN): Two notorious drug smugglers, who sent drugs to regional and other foreign countries from Afghanistan, have been arrested, an interior ministry official on Monday.The pair smuggled more than one tonne of drugs to foreign countries... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan security personnel on Saturday foiled a plot to carry out another massive attack in capital Kabul, seizing 10 tonnes of explosives and arresting three Pakistani nationals, alleged deployed by Pakistan’s Inter-Services... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four persons who secured top positions in the second Scientific and Research Conference on Sirat-ul-Nabi (PBUH), pose for a group photo in Kabul.Najeebullah Fazal, a graduate of Shariah faculty, won the first prize, eyed by 12,000... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seminary students, who memorized the Holy Quran, pose for a group photo with their certificates during a graduation ceremony in Kabul.A total of 100 students memorizing the Holy Quran were awarded certificates by the Ministry of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nearly eight security personnel were killed and 41 injured, including five civilians, in the 19-hour long fierce fighting between government forces and Taliban fighters in the capital Kabul on Monday, said officials.Brig. Gen... read more
KABUL (PAN): Bursts of gunfire and several heavy blasts rocked the capital soon after suicide bombers entered a luxury hotel in a high-security neighbourhood on Sunday, officials and witnesses said.Gunfire that began near the Ghazanfar Bank in... read more
 KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan High Peace Council and a visiting Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) delegation held initial talks on how to bring peace and stability to the war-torn country on Saturday.Led by Dr. Ghairat, the five-member HIA... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan human rights activists staged a protest in central Kabul Province, on Saturday, demanding authorities to punish the killers of five women over the past month.The Youth Women for Change (YWC) spearheaded the protest,... read more
KABUL (PAN): “I cover most of my family expenses with the blisters of my hands,” are the poetic words that 55-year-old Fatima employs to describe her source of income.She is no ordinary, conservative Afghan housewife, but an enterprising woman... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Special Operations Unit has enough equipment to conduct nighttime raids and other offensives, Ministry of Defence officials said on Tuesday -- two days after a memorandum of understanding was signed with US troops on the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday announced the establishment of a Community Police Secretariat aimed at building trust between police and the public, officials said.The secretariat would help boost public confidence in police... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seventy militants were killed, 578 detained and 27 others injured during more than 20,000 security operations conducted by the Public Order Police (POP) last year across Afghanistan.Officials seized 249 types of weapons, 21... read more
KABUL (PAN): Officials, fans and media people honored the Afghan cricket team players at the Intel-continental Hotel after their arrival to Kabul.PAJHWOK/Ajmal Safi
KABUL (PAN): Officials inaugurated the construction works on the second lane of Kabul-Jablul Siraj Highway that would provide transportation facilities to 13 northern and northeastern provinces, an official said.PAJHWOK/Ajmal Safi
KABUL (PAN): Afghan cricket team is being received by officials and fans after they arrived at Kabul International Airport.PAJHWOK/Ajmal Safi
KABUL (PAN): The second Afghan-Turk international exhibition, showcasing industry products, began in central Kabul on Monday, officials said.The three-day event is a joint venture of traders unions of both countries in cooperation with... read more
KABUL (PAN): Carsten Jacobson, spokesman of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), briefs journalists regarding the fatal attacks by Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) on ISAF service members. "So far, in the first three months of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Bodybuilders pose, during a competition at National Olympic Committee’s hall in central Kabul.27 bodybuilders from 35 clubs of northern zone of Kabul participated in the competition, an official said. PAJHWOK/Ajmal Safi
KABUL (PAN): Russian envoy to Afghanistan Andrey Avetisyan hands over the keys of trucks to Louis Imbleau, country-director of World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan.Russia donated 41 trucks to the programme for supplying food to needy... read more
KABUL (PAN): Zahoor Barez, Deputy of the newly formed political party, Hezb-e-Paiwand Melli, talks to reporters during a press conference after the inaugural ceremony of the party in Kabul.PAJHWOK/Ajmal Safi
KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of youth on Friday participated in a five-kilometre marathon in Kabul to create awareness among the masses against corruption in the country, organisers said.Arranged by the Afghan Anti-Corruption Network, the race started... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministries of Finance and Agriculture have signed three contracts for agricultural projects worth $37 million (1.8 afghanis), to be executed this year.The contracts were awarded to the Ministry of Agriculture at an exhibition... read more
KABUL (PAN): A large number of people participate in a flag raising or Janda Bala, at the Sakhi Shrine in Karta-i-Sakhi locality of the capital city.The ceremony, which marks the start of new Afghan year, was attended by officials, Shiite scholars... read more
KABUL (PAN): Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul on Saturday shared his greif with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoğlu over a helicopter crash that left a dozen Turkish soldiers dead in Kabul.Two Afghan women were also killed when a Turkish... read more
KABUL (PAN): Several Afghans were killed and wounded during protests in different parts of the country on Friday over the burning of the holy Quran at a US military base in central Parwan province, officials and witnesses said.Hundreds of... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least eight people were killed and 21 others wounded as protests over alleged burning of the Quran by US troops at the Bagram Airbase continued across Afghanistan for a second day on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said.Six... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two detained persons standing in front of theirHino-truck confiscated by security forces for carrying chemicals used in processing drugs in Kabul. Similarly, secuirty officials arrested three persons on the charges of carrying... read more
KABUL, Dec 24, 2011: Five people have died and 16 others are in hospital after consuming poisonous alcohol at an engagement ceremony in Kabul, doctors said. But relatives insisted the deaths occurred due to food poisoning.The overnight incident... read more
KABUL, Dec 22, 2011: Politicians and leaders of various parties take part in a gathering organized by Hope and Change Party, led by Abdullah Abdullah, President Hamid Karzai's principal rival, in Kabul.The HCP was renamed as "National Coalition of... read more
KABUL, Dec 13, 2011: Afghan cricket team is being welcomed by residents of various provinces after they arrived at Kabul International Airport.Reigning champions, Afghanistan won the Asian Cricket Council Twenty-20 Cup, outplaying Hong Kong in the... read more
KABUL, Dec 11, 2011: The communications and information technology minister on Sunday warned private internet service-providers of cancelling their licences if they failed to filter and block unwanted websites."Though net cafes have been asked... read more
KABUL, Dec 10, 2011: Hundreds of people rallied in Kabul on Saturday, International Human Rights Day, calling for trying war criminals.A large number of women took part in the rally organised by the Social Association of Afghan Justice Seekers... read more
KABUL, Dec 06, 2011: Up to 60 people were killed and more than 160 others wounded when a suicide bomber hit Shiite mourners at a shrine in the capital on Tuesday, officials saidThe bombing took place near the Abul Fazal Shrine in the second... read more
KABUL, Oct 05, 2011: Four university students, a professor and a guard have been detained on charges of plotting President Hamid Karzai's assassination, the Afghan spy service announced on Wednesday.Dr. Aimal Habib, a Kabul University professor... read more
KABUL, Sept 20, 2011: High Peace Council Chairman Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani was assassinated along with three members of his panel in a suicide attack on his residence in Kabul on Tuesday evening, an official said.The 101st Asmayee Zone... read more
KABUL, Sept 14, 2011: Seven people, including four policemen, were killed and 17 others wounded in back-to-back militant attacks in the capital Kabul on Tuesday, an official said on Wednesday.Several gunmen, equipped with heavy and light weapons,... read more
KABUL, Sept 13, 2011: At least three policemen and two suicide attackers were killed and six others, including four civilians, wounded in three back-to-back explosions -- followed by gunfire -- in Kabul on Tuesday, security officials said.One... read more
KABUL, Sept 10, 2011: Rahmat Gul, father of a would-be child suicide bomber Muhammad Yaseen, told Pajhwok Afghan News that his son was repeatedly asking him for marriage before resorting to suicide bombing in Kabul City.“I sent him to sell fruits on... read more

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