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MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A woman was killed and three others of the same family were injured as a result of domestic violence in Kohistan-2 district of central Kapisa province on Sunday, an official said. The incident took place in the morning in... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace and the Chief Executive Office are said to be at loggerheads over the appointment of a new mayor for Mahmood Raqi, the capital of central Kapisa province. Documents available to Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Dozens of armed militants stormed a police post from four directions in Tagab district of central Kapisa province early on Monday morning, with both sides suffering casualties, an official said. A public order police... read more
JALALABAD/ MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for a juvenile correction centre was inaugurated in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Thursday. The three-story building has 40 rooms and other accessories and was completed in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The militants have forced telecom companies to switch off their antennas at night, banning operations of a government-owned firm in far-flung areas of central Kapisa province. A government-run telecom company, Salam launched its... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): During his visit to Kapisa, President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday appointed a delegation to resolve the problems of the central province, an official said. Governor Syed Khalid Hashimi told Pajhwok Afghan News Ghani,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday arrived in central Kapisa province and participated in a huge public meeting in Mahmood Raqi, the provincial capital. Accompanied by a number of cabinet members and security... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Some 30 people have been killed during the past one month in Kohistan-1 district of central Kapisa province in firings from hunting guns, residents say. They say there are no security related issues in the district, but... read more
JALALABAD/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Local officials on Monday said 10 Daesh -- Islamic State (IS) -- fighters had been killed during an airstrike and an armed clash in eastern Nangarhar province. On the other hand, a Daesh flag installed on a jerry... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Pomegranate farmers in central Kapisa province, happy with this year’s bumper crop, say sales of the fruit have brought them higher incomes. The higher yield and incomes were linked to fewer natural disasters during the... read more
MAHMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of two insecure districts of of central Kapisa province say they have been lacking healthcare facilities and the government has built no health centre in their areas over the past 14 years. These residents of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of insecure areas in central Kapisa province say they have lost family members, cattle and crops to insecurity. Dozens of civilians suffered casualties during recent clashes between security forces and insurgents... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok):  Residents say they have started commuting on the Tagab-Ala Sai highway in central Kapisa province for the first time in the past 14 years. They say security forces have brought under their control the entire road for... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Hundreds of families have been displaced due to latest clashes between security forces and armed militants from Ala Sai and Tagab districts of central Kapisa province. The displaced families say the clashes continued for... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Six worshippers have been wounded in a rocket attack on a mosque in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province. Resident Abdul Wahid told Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday the rocket strike took place during Friday prayers... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Taliban fighters set afire three abandoned security checkpoints after clashes with security forces in Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said. The clashes started on Tuesday afternoon and continued as of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least 14 insurgents were killed and a dozen more wounded during clashes with security forces in Alasai district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Friday. But residents said around 12 civilians also suffered... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 13 Taliban militants have been killed during four days of clashes in Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Saturday. The 201st Selab Corps in... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Officials in central Kapisa province on Wednesday said a blast in Tagab district wounded two family members of a former presidential advisor. Khwaja Del Agha, local police commander in Tagab, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two notorious Taliban commanders from central Kapisa province have been killed by security forces in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Kapisa police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Faiq, told Pajhwok... read more
MAHMODRAQI (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has opened its branch for the first time in central Kapisa province which would help resolve problems of businessmen there, an official said Tuesday. The inauguration... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least 30 civilians suffered casualties during the past one month in clashes between security forces and insurgents in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, residents said on Tuesday. They said the clashes had... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two rival commanders in the Kohband district of central Kapisa province have buried the hatchet after 60 years of enmity, becoming friends and putting an end to clashes that have caused dozens of casualties, a top security... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two militants were killed and another half a dozen arrested during an overnight commando forces’ operation in the Nijrab district of central Kapisa province, police said on Sunday. The operation was carried out last night... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least six militants have been killed and seven others wounded during a search operation by the military in central Kapisa province, an official says on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Faiq, provincial police chief, told... read more
KUNDUZ/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least seven persons have been killed and 13 others wounded in two separate bomb blasts in central Kapisa and northeastern Kunduz provinces, officials said Sunday. Kunduz public health director Dr. Saad Mukhtar... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Four civilians were wounded in a blast in the Kohistan-1 district of central Kapisa province, the district chief said on Saturday. Abdul Fatah Shafiq told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosive device had been planted on a... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Construction work on three roads has been initiated in first Kohistan district in central Kapisa, which would be completed with a cost of $12 million, an official said on Thursday. Abdul Fatah Shafiqu, the district chief,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The provincial council in central Kapisa province on Saturday claimed settling a number of complicated tribal feuds and achieving progress in other areas. Hussein Sanjani, head of provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Six militants, including a prominent commander, were killed and five others were wounded during an operation in central Kapisa province, the Afghan military said on Wednesday. The Afghan National Army’s 201s military corps... read more
HERAT/QALAT/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): One policeman and four insurgents have been killed in different security incidents in three provinces during the past two days, security officials said Wednesday. Officials in western Herat province said one... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least 30 militants, including civilians, are said to be killed in the ongoing clashes between security forces and militants in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Monday. Latest, gunfight... read more
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): 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
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
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
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
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): 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
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
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 (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
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): 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 (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): 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): 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
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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