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MAHMOUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Taliban threatened government officers of Ala Sayee district of central Kapisa province to quit their government jobs within one week or be ready for assassination, residents said on Wednesday. Khairullah, a resident of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least 16 people suffered casualties after a group of militants ambushed a security forces’ convoy in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials and residents said on Tuesday. The convoy was heading to... read more
MAHMOOD RAQAI (Pajhwok): Four security personnel lost their lives to a gun and bomb attack by insurgents in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Sunday noon, an official said. A convoy of security forces was transferring logistic... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A leading former Jihadi commander Farooq and his body guard were killed in a landmine blast in central Kapisa province on Sunday, the acting governor said. Mehrabuddin Sapi confirmed Farooq died in Kohband district in a... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Insecurity and crimes have increased in the Kohistan-II district of central Kapisa province due to insufficient strength of security forces, residents said on Saturday. The residents said activities of irresponsible gunmen... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Some schools have been closed due to infighting between former jihadi commanders in the Koh Band district of central Kapisa province, residents say. The schools have been closed for two years due to clashes between rival... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Some relatives of pregnant women accuse midwives in the civil hospital of central Kapisa province of providing inadequate care to their patients. They say most female patients preferred to be taken to other provinces like... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A lawmaker on Thursday escaped unhurt in a roadside bombing that killed his one guard and injured three others in central Kapisa province, an official said. Kuchi tribe representative in the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A Taliban’s designated district chief for the Tagab district of central Kapisa province was killed along with five accomplices in a NATO drone strike on Sunday, police said. Kapisa deputy police chief Abdullah Talwar told... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two women and as many children were killed when rocket hit a house in Tagab district of central Kapisa province during firefight between militants and Afghan security forces. Khairullah, a resident of the district, said a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four insurgents, including a commander and a Pakistani, have been killed during two separate NATO drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. Both the strikes took place on Tuesday. The unmanned... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Five insurgents and three civilians were killed and seven civilians and five rebels injured during separate incidents in Kapisa and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials and residents said on Sunday.The five... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): An armed clash broke out during the university entrance test inside a university in the capital of central Kapisa province on Thursday, leaving five people injured.The clash inside the Alberoni University took place between... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Five people, including three policemen, wounded in a blast that took place in front of the provincial police office in central Kapisa province on Thursday, police chief said.Col. Khwaja Faqir Ahmad Saddiqui told Pajhwok... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A jailbreak attempt has been frustrated in central Kapisa province, local authorities claimed on Wednesday.Nasir Ahmad Malakzada, in charge of the main prison here, told Pajhwok Afghan News the inmates wanted to dig up a... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A newly-established mineral water factory, a $1.5 million project, started functioning in central Kapisa province on Saturday.During the inaugural ceremony, Governor Gen. Mehrabuddin Sapi said the plant had been established... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A schoolteacher has committed suicide in the Kohistan-1 district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday.The 35 years old female teacher was found dead in her home in Mullah Khail area late on Tuesday,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The delay in announcement of the final results from the provincial council elections has in no way undermined transparency in the democratic exercise, successful candidates from central Kapisa province said on Wednesday.The... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Hundred of families in the Kohistan-1 district of central Kapisa would be supplied 110 kilowatts of electricity from the Sarobi dam, an official said on Saturday.An estimated amount of $299 million would be spent on the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Eight armed rebels have been killed and six others wounded during a search operation in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Friday.Abdullah Talwar, the Kapisa police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Green and Orange Movement (GOM) on Thursday staged an anti-corruption rally in Mahmood Raqi, the capital of central Kapisa province.The participants vowed to continue their protest if the government failed to eradicate... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents of some areas of central Kapisa province complain insecurity is gradually escalating and creating numerous problems for civilians.The security situation recently deteriorated in Tagab, Alasai and Najrab districts of the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Some residents on Wednesday accused female doctors at the main hospital in central Kapisa province of misbehaviour with patients.A resident of Kohistan district, Zuhra, alleged: “Female doctors and midwives don’t listen to... read more
JALAABAD/MEHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): More than 10 armed rebels and at least six security personnel have lost lives in the latest spate of violence in eastern Nangarhar and central Kapisa provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman... read more
MAHMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of central Kapisa province on Saturday said they would have never taken part in the election process if they had the slightest idea of the dragging deadlock.Several months after the election was completed, neither... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A newly-established radio station on Thursday launched broadcasts from a seminary in central Kapisa province.Established at the Sher Khankhel Haqqania Madrasa in the Bagh Shirkat area of the Kohistan-I district, the radio,... read more
FARAH CIY/MAHMOOD RAQI/QALAT (Pajhwok): Four people, including two policemen, and seven militants were killed and ten civilians wounded in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said Wednesday.Unidentified gunmen... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday urged security forces and militants to observe a ceasefire until they harvested pomegranates and plums.They feared if the clashes between security forces... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): With marked improvement in the security situation, judicial organs in the Alasai district of central Kapisa province have started functioning for the first time, an official said Saturday.Governor Gen. Mehrabuddin Sapi told... read more
MAHMUD-I-RAQI (Pajhwok): Continued fighting between two warlords in central Kapisa province has forced many residents to leave homes for safer places, local said on Wednesday.The former mujahedeen commanders in Koh-i-Band district have been locked... read more
MAIDAN SHAHAR/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Fifteen insurgents have been killed and 23 others wounded in a series of operations in central Maidan Wardak and Kapisa provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Attaullah Khogyani, the Maidan Wardak governor’s... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Most of the problems facing the education sector in militancy-hit districts of central Kapisa province have been resolved for the first time during the past 12 years, teachers and students say.Mohammad Abbas, a student of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of Alasai district have initiated an uprising to expel Taliban militants from their villages in central Kapisa province, the governor said on Wednesday.Mehrabuddin Sapi told Pajhwok Afghan News a large number of... read more
JALALABAD/MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least five civilians, including two students, were killed and three others wounded in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said Sunday.Three people were killed and as many... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Four people, including a former jihadi commander, have been gunned down by suspected rebels in central Kapisa province, an official said on Saturday.Ex-jihadi commander Mangarai, his brother and two others were killed in the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A number of residents of central Parwan and Kapisa provinces on Friday expressed their concerns over the Afghan government's aid to teh Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip.The government in Kabul announced 0.5 million... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A number of residents of central Kapisa province complain of a heavy influx of foreign militants into the province, killing and threatening civilians. They urge the government to control the security situation.Mukhtar Ahmad,... read more
MAHMODRAQI (Pajhwok): Militants in Alasai and Tagab districts of central Kapisa province prevent a population census, warning workers to halt the drive or face death, officials said on Monday.Employees of the Population and Survey Department said... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Officials and residents on Tuesday alleged a number of Pakistani Taliban had torched scores of houses in the Alasai district of central Kapisa province, leaving one woman dead and two children wounded.  Haji Gul Muhammad... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Six persons were injured on Sunday when a speedy car overturned in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said.The incident occured in Paindakhel area, said Humayun Rashidi, the provincial police spokesman... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The acting police chief for Tagab district of central Kapisa province died during an overnight attack, an official said on Monday.The security official died of a heart attack during a militant ambush, the provincial police... read more
MAHMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least one hundred Afghan Local Police (ALP) members have been deployed to ensure security for the second round of presidential election in Ala-Sayee district of central Kapisa province, an official said Wednesday.Khwaja... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of the Tagab district in central Kapisa province say Taliban insurgents have not been allowing girls to attend school.But they said the fighters in nearby Ala Sayee district let girls attend schools, but those in... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Stray dogs have bitten nearly 150 people during the past two months and six of them have died of rabies in central Kapisa province, residents said on Saturday.Most of the dog bite incidents occurred in parts of Ala Sayee and... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Bayat Foundation--- a charity organization--- has donated 27,000 academic books to 16 government universities in parts of the country as part of its sustained assistance to higher education institutions.Ihsanullah Arianzai, a... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Thousands of people on Monday in northeastern Kapisa province announced support for presidential contender Qutbuddin Hilal.Haji Mohammad Asif, candidate for provincial council, told the gathering that people of his province... read more
 MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Extraction work on a luminous stone mine in central Kapisa province, suspended due to cold weather, will start in the near future, officials say.Mining Director Eng. Kamal told Pajhwok Afghan News an excavation contract... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): A bomb jolted the Tagab district headquarters in central Kapisa province before Tuesday noon, officials and witnesses said.The blast happened inside the district office complex at about 11am, Fahim said giving a witness account.... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): Eight suicide attackers and a soldier were killed in a fierce clash with security personnel in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday morning, officials said.The firefight erupted after a group of suicide bombers... read more
KABUL/MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The French combat mission in Afghanistan came to an end with the pullout of the last batch of soldiers from eastern Kapisa province on Tuesday, an official said.Kapisa Governor Mehrabuddin Safi, in an exclusive interview... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): France and Russia are funding the rehabilitation of a hydroelectric power dam in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province, the water and energy minister announced on Monday.Ismail Khan made the announcement at a meeting,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Six people were killed and 19 others injured in a suicide attack in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday, officials said.The blast took place at about 11:30 am near the district headquarters, where the local... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed and eight others, including three civilians, injured in a suicide attack by a burqa-clad bomber in central Kapisa province early Saturday morning,... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): Foreign fighters were forced from the Alasai district of central Kapisa as a result of a decision by tribal elders, residents and local Taliban said on Friday.Foreign militants would attack security personnel near villages,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Nearly 300 acres of land was cleared of poppy crops as part of a poppy eradication campaign targeting various districts in central Kapisa province, officials said on Monday.Abdul Aleem Ayyar, the provincial anti-narcotics... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A number of schoolchildren in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday complained they could not go to schools because of security posts established nearby.Taj Mohammad, a ninth class student at the Shaheed Abdul... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Local officials in central province of Kapisa said on Monday that four Taliban fighters and two civilians were killed, while another seven militants and two civilians wounded during a clash between insurgents and Afghan forces.In... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Three civilians were killed and seven others injured when two rockets hit houses in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Saturday, an official said.The incident happened in Senzi area during a search operation... read more
LASHKARGAH/MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Nearly a dozen Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with police in southern Helmand province, while four women were wounded in a rocket attack in central Kapisa province, officials said on Saturday.Eleven... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): Four civilians were killed as a result of an airstrike by foreign troops in the central province of Kapisa, officials claimed on Sunday.The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) air raid happened on Friday night in the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A district police chief escaped unhurt when a roadside bomb went off in central Kapisa province on Sunday, said an official.The explosion happened at about 8 am in Shokhio area of the district, when the Nijrab district police... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The second police district chief was killed along with three of his guards in a roadside bombing in the capital of central Kapisa province on Sunday, officials said.The explosion took place at around 10 am in Naw Abad area of... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): The deputy governor, a senator and the agriculture director escaped unhurt in a roadside bombing in central Kapisa province on Thursday, officials said.The officials' vehicle struck a roadside bomb at about 8:30am in the Shokheu... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The central province of Kapisa would be included in the second phase of security transfer from foreign soldiers to Afghan forces, a senior official said on Saturday.Security Transition Commission Chairman Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Four civilians were killed during a search operation by Afghan forces in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Friday.Two girls, a woman and a child were among the dead, a provincial council member told... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PABN): One member of a family was killed and three others were injured by a stray rocket that hit their house in central Kapisa province on Saturday, an official said.The incident happened after a fierce clash broke out between the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A NATO surveillance drone crashed in central Kapisa province on Thursday, local officials said.The unmanned spy plane went down in the Joibar area of Tagab district in the noon, the town’s administrative head told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Three policemen were killed and a fourth wounded during a gunbattle with Taliban insurgents in central Kapisa province, where three civilians were wounded in a roadside bombing, officials said on Wednesday.The policemen were... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): More than 300 public order policemen would be deployed to Tagab district to maintain highway security in central Kapisa province, officials said on Tuesday.Of the 300 policemen, 100 were sent to the district today to maintain... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Tonnes of India-donated wheat was distributed to more than 4,000 needy families in the drought-hit central Kapisa province on Friday, officials said.The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock handed out the food grains... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Residents in central Kapisa province complain Taliban fighters use their houses as bastion to attack foreign and local troops, claiming 40 civilians were either killed or wounded last month in retaliation attacks from the troops.... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Four civilians alleged killed and two others wounded in a NATO airstrike in central Kapisa province, said an official on Saturday, but a claim rejected by the military alliance.The incident took place in the Ibrahimkhel area of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Prisoners on Wednesday complained of various problems, including worn-out blankets and improper cells, at the main jail in central Parwan province.  Baryalai, who has been behind bars over the past two years, said all beds... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Unknown gunmen shot dead two students and injured three others, including a teacher, in the central province of Kapisa, officials said on Tuesday.The incident took place in the Tatarkhel area of Tagab district on Tuesday evening... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Residents of central Kapisa province complain about insecurity while traveling to districts, asking the government to establish security posts along roads leading to the towns.“We cannot travel to districts because of security... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): French soldiers have vacated two camps in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province and moved into their main base in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province, officials said on Saturday.Several French troops had... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The High Peace Council in central Kapisa province on Thursday urged the media to help the body make the reconciliation plan a success and asked militants to arrive at the negotiation table.  The call came at a meeting of the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): One civilian was killed and six others injured following a roadside bomb explosion in central Kapisa province, an official said on Thursday.The blast took place late Wednesday in the Najrab district of the province, Ata Mohammad... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Four children were killed and two others injured in a warhead explosion in central Kapisa province, an official said on Sunday.The explosion happened in the Aroki area of Mahmood Raqi, where some children were playing with the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Officials and residents of central Kapisa province on Thursday said slow-faced and poor quality of work was ongoing on the Jabalus Saraj-Mahmood Raqi road.Resident Jan Agha believed the project would not be completed within the... read more
MAMUD RAQI (PAN): A Taliban commander was killed during a clash with police in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Sunday.The insurgent commander was killed during the encounter in the Tatarkhel area late on Saturday... read more
MAMOOD RAQI (PAN): The security situation seems to be on the mend in some districts of central Kapisa province, thanks to ongoing peace talks, officials and residents say.Reports say negotiations between the United States and the insurgents are... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI/HERAT CITY (PAN): Two militants were killed when the roadside bomb they were planting went off prematurely in central Kapisa province on Saturday, an official said.The explosion happened in the Paianda Khel area of Tagab district, the... read more
KAPISA (PAN): Four Taliban militants were killed and five others injured during a joint operation in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Saturday.As a result of the two-day offensive, the Karam Khel area was cleared of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Officials in the central province of Kapisa on Wednesday said French soldiers had denied killing and wounding civilians in a rocket strike earlier in the week.Six people were killed and three others wounded on December 3, when a... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Six civilians were killed and three others wounded when a rocket hit a civilian house in the central province of Kapisa, a senior official said on Saturday.The incident took place in the Haibatkhel area of Tagab district, where... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): The Loba Sports Training Organisation (LSTO) sponsored a cricket training course for dozens of youth in the central province of Kapisa, an official said on Thursday.During the four-day training that ended on Thursday, participants... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Hundreds of sacked police and military officers on Monday staged a protest demonstration, accusing provincial officials of delaying the implementation of a Cabinet decision on distribution of land plots in central Kapisa province... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The Taliban have established a 10-member commission to monitor education in three insecure districts of central Kapisa province, officials said on Tuesday.Created a week back, commission members visit schools in Alasai, Nijrab... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): A Taliban commander and his daughter were killed during an operation in central Kapisa province, an official said on Thursday.The operation was conducted late in Tagab district late on Wednesday night by the International Security... read more
MAHMOODRAQI (PAN): Four militants were killed and three others injured during clashes in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Thursday.The clashes happened in Joibar and Ahmad Shah Khel areas, where the militants stormed... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A local police commander and his son were killed and one of his bodyguards wounded in a roadside bombing in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday, an official said. The explosion occurred in the Shinkai area,... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Residents of central Kapisa province have accused members of regional councils of using development projects to promote their personal interests. The government initiated development schemes in some troubled districts of the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A tribal militia commander was killed in a roadside bombing in central Kapisa province, an official said on Tuesday. The Taliban had violated a Ramazan truce with the government by conducting the bomb attack in the Taterkhel... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Afghan security forces and Taliban have reached a ceasefire in two districts of central Kapisa province during the holy month of Ramadan, officials said Sunday. A ceasefire has been in place in Tagab and Alasai districts since... read more

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