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GARDEZ (PAN): Three relatives of a former lawmaker were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb near the capital of southeastern Paktia province on Monday, police said.Brother, uncle and nephew of the ex-Wolesi Jirga... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Two policemen were killed and 10 civilians injured on Saturday, when a bomb-rigged motorcycle exploded in front of a marketplace in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, an official said.The bike had been parked near a... read more
GARDEZ CITY (PAN): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) unmanned aircraft crashed in the southeastern Paktia province, local authorities said on Sunday.In a statement, ISAF confirmed that the crash took place on Saturday night due to... read more
TIRINKOT/GARDEZ (PAN): Two suicide bombers blew themselves up after police surrounded them inside a steel warehouse in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, on Tuesday, an official said.Police spokesman Farid Ayel told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KABUL/GARDEZ (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday assigned an official delegation to investigate reports that some civilians were killed in a NATO airstrike in southeastern Paktia province, the Presidential Palace said.In Gardez, the capital of... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Eight members of a family, including children and women, were killed in an airstrike in the southeastern province of Pakita, an official said on Sunday.The incident took place on Saturday evening when the International Security... read more
GARDEZ/QALAT (PAN): Seven Taliban were killed in a clash with police in southeastern Paktia province, while a NATO supply convoy came under attack in Zabul, officials said on Tuesday.In Paktia, the insurgents assaulted a police patrol in the Koseen... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Paktia governor on Wednesday claimed work on roads and other construction projects had long come to a halt, the public works ministry pledged to pave 200 kilometers of roads over next three years.Governor Juma Khan Hamdard told a... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): At least 15 insurgents were killed and three others wounded over the past 24 hours in eastern provinces of Afghanistan, officials said on Friday.Six militants were killed and two others injured by the bomb they were making in a mosque... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): The Samkani district mayor was shot dead and two of his security guards were wounded in a militant attack in southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Monday.Taliban ambushed Mayor Mohammad Wazir in the Zawa area of Zurmat... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Five children were killed and their parents injured when the roof of their house caved in overnight following heavy rains in the Chamkani district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Friday.Residents took the injured... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Afghan forces are ready to take security control from international soldiers in the southeastern province of Paktia, a senior official said on Friday.Security Transition Commission Chairman Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai said night raids by... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A roadside bomb blast injured three policemen ahead of Security Transition Commission Chairman Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s visit to southeastern Paktia province.The explosion happened at about 7.30 am, when a police patrol vehicle hit a... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Six militants were arrested by a joint Afghan-international security force during an operation in the Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province, the alliance said on Friday.The joint offensive was conducted on Thursday night, the... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Around 200 women gathered in southeastern Paktia province on Monday, voicing their support for the ongoing peace process and seeking a role in the parleys.Girls and women, coming all the way from Ahmadabad, Syed Karam, Sammkanai and... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Three women have died during childbirth due to a lack of midwives at health clinics in two districts of southeastern Paktia province, officials and residents said on Wednesday.Two women died at a clinic in Sahak area of Zurmat district... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Three people were killed after inhaling poisonous gas inside a well in the Mirzaka district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Tuesday.The incident happened in Andwam area, where two brothers and their cousin made a... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Female students hailing from remote areas of southeastern Paktia province on Monday urged the President and the higher education minister to set up for them a special quota for admissions to universities.Seventy-five females from the... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members representing Paktia on Thursday said none of the 27 development projects approved for the southeastern province this solar year has been executed, blaming the failure on incompetent local officials.Lawmaker Mujibur... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): The Paktia provincial council chief on Monday accused the government of failing to pay adequate attention to the southeastern province and alienating its residents.The step-motherly treatment being meted out to Paktia people has eroded... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Residents on Thursday urged the government to make functional a newly-constructed maternity centre in southeastern Paktia province by appointing staff to the 20-bed health facility.Though the centre was provided with modern equipment a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two separate contingents of Afghan security forces, numbering 1400, on Thursday completed their professional training in Paktia and Nangarhar provinces, officials said.As many 1,200 army recruits completed a three-month preliminary... read more
KHOST CITY/GARDEZ (PAN): A training programme for the capability-building of government officials has been launched in southeastern Paktia province, while dozens of people completed a literacy course in Khost province on Monday, officials said.The... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A limited overs cricket tournament, sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), got under way in southeastern Paktia province on Friday, an official said.The event is being funded by the USAID’s RAMPUP project,... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Slow-paced snow-clearing efforts have led to a spike in traffic accidents at the Sato Kandaw Pass on the Kabul-Gardez highway in southeastern Paktia province, drivers and residents complained on Tuesday.  Snowfall creates hurdles... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A campaign for removing security barriers along roads and confiscating unregistered vehicles was launched in Gardez city, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Wednesday.   Most of government... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Five people were killed and another 17 injured during a gunbattle between two rival families over a land dispute in southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, officials said.The incident took place in the morning in Dandi Patan district... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): An unmanned spy plane of the International Security and Assistance Forces (ISAF) made an emergency landing in the Ahmadabad district of southeastern Paktia province on Tuesday, officials said.The landing came after the aircraft... read more
GARDEZ/ LASHKARGAH (PAN): Thousands of kilograms of drugs were seized during operations in Paktia and Helmand provinces, officials said on Saturday.Sixty-four bags of hashish, weighing 4,500 kilograms, were recovered by police in the Ahmadabad... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Provincial council members on Sunday closed their office in protest against an overnight raid on the house of a senior counternarcotics official by NATO-led troops in southeastern Paktia province.The predawn raid by NATO and Afghan... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): NATO and Afghan forces raided the house of a senior counternarcotics official, arresting him along with two sons and killing a female family member in the capital of southeastern Paktia province, relatives said on Saturday.Another four... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Five tonnes of hashish were seized during a joint Afghan and foreign troops operation in the Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Thursday.The operation was conducted in Sorkai area, where the narcotics... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Truck drivers have accused highways police of taking money from them illegally in southeastern Paktia province.Police manning checkpoints along highways took money from truck drivers for different reasons, owner of a truck, Jamal, told... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): The price of firewood had registered a three-fold increase, compared to last year, in the southeastern province of Paktia, resident complained on Monday.The price of 560 kilograms of firewood has jumped to 7,000 afghanis ($143.5) from... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): The Department of Public Works on Saturday said it had set aside $82,186 (about 4 million afghanis) for removing snow from the Gardez-Kabul highway at the Sato-Kandaw pass in southeastern Paktia province.  The pass remains... read more
PAKTIA, Dec 08, 2011: Residents of south-eastern Paktia province say that their MPs have not followed through on their promises. They say they are barely represented in Parliament.They say that their MPs mostly work for their own interests. These... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): One civilian was killed and two others wounded when International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops opened fire on cars in southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, officials and witnesses said.The incident happened in Gardez,... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): An Afghan-foreign force on Wednesday said eight suspected insurgents had been arrested on charges of having links to the Haqqani network in the southeastern province of Paktia.The suspects were involved in attacks and roadside bombs... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Two people died and another 10 sustained injuries in two separate road accidents in south-eastern Paktia province on Saturday, officials said.The first accident took place near the police headquarters in Gardez city, the provincial... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): As many as 1200 trainees passed out on completion of a two-month military training in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Tuesday.The passing-out parade was held at the Regional Training Centre of the 203rd Thunder... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Two members nominated to represent southeastern Paktia province at the upcoming Bonn conference were criticised by a group of 35 civil society members on Tuesday.The nominees were employees of an NGO, Lamar Niazi, a spokesman for the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/GARDEZ (PAN): A would-suicide bomber was among three militants detained by intelligence operatives in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Monday.The militants were detained on the Arafa night, the night between the... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Government offices and the bazaar in Chamkani district of southeastern Paktia province remained closed for a second day after a brazen suicide and gun attack on a government building.Three policemen were killed when a group of five... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Three policemen were killed when a group of Taliban suicide bombers attacked the headquarters of Samkani district in southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, officials said.Another two policemen were injured after they started a gun-... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Two people were reported dead during a gun and suicide attack in the Samkani district of southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, officials said.The clash, still ongoing, erupted after a suicide bomber detonated his vest at the gate... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A four-year-old girl was killed when an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier opened fire at a car in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, on Monday, police and residents said.The incident took place in the Bagh Shah area... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Residents of southeastern Paktia province blame provincial council members for paying no attention to their problems, but the council chief says they have no authority to meet some public demands.People of some districts and the... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): The governor of southeastern Paktia province on Sunday warned the present government system of Afghanistan is sliding into a monocracy, with a particular tribe grabbing more and more political power.In an exclusive interview with... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Construction work on a sports stadium, having the capacity of accommodating 1,500 spectators, has finished in Gardez city, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Saturday.Costing $700,000 (33,124,000 afghanis),... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A 12-kilometre road was inaugurated after being reconstructed in the capital of southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, officials said. Funded by the Public Work Affairs Ministry, the project cost $3,400,000 (161,228,000 afs),... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): The governor of southeastern Paktia province was the target of the suicide attack in provincial capital on Sunday morning, officials said.An explosives-packed vehicle used by the suicide attackers exploded in front of the municipality... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Ten militants were killed during a clash with a joint Afghan-international security force in the Dandi Pathan district of southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Thursday.The joint operation was launched on Wednesday night. The... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): The governor of southeastern Paktia province, Juma Khan Hamdard, on Tuesday warned government employees, including district and police chiefs, against inefficiency.Government servants who do not improve their performance should resign... read more
PAKTIA (PAN): Eighteen insurgents were killed and 16 others detained during separate overnight operations in southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Monday.Three rebels were killed and eight others arrested in a joint Afghan-coalition... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Four civilians were injured as a result of a bomb blast in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Sunday.The blast resulted from explosives fitted to a bicycle at around 3:30pm near a bustling market in... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Nine Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and four others injured following a roadside bombing in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Sunday.The incident took place late on Saturday in the Sahak area of Zurmat... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A helicopter of NATO-led forces made an emergency landing due to a technical fault in southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, an official said.The chopper landed in residential area of Waza Zadran district, with all those on board... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Five insurgents were killed and a sixth wounded during an overnight operation by NATO-led soldiers in the southeastern province of Paktia, an official said on Sunday.Afghan forces did not participate in their operation in Daulatzai... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Three private security guards were killed as result of roadside bomb blast in the southeastern province of Paktia, on Wednesday, an official said.The incident took place when the vehicle of the guards, they were driving in struck the... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A tribal elder was killed by Taliban fighters in the Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, the provincial police chief said.The militants shot dead the elder in the Khwajagan village of Mamozai area, Brig. Gen.... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Thirty-one prisoners were released from the southeast zone prison in compliance with a presidential decree issued on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and the 92nd Independence Day, officials said on Monday.The released prisoners reunited... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Most of disputes among residents of southeastern Paktia province are being solved by the Taliban and tribal elders.People prefer solving their disputes through tribal elders because moving a court wastes their time and money, with some... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Five abducted Pakistani citizens were killed by their captors in the Chamkani district of southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Thursday. The Parachinar residents were kidnapped a month ago.The kidnappers had demanded seven... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Four people were killed and 11 others injured in a rocket attack on the Zurmat district headquarters in southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday, an official said.The rockets fired from an unidentified location fell in the district... read more
GARDEZ (PAN):  An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter made a hard landing in the southeastern province of Paktia on Monday morning, the alliance said in a statement. ISAF has launched an investigation to determine the... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Residents of southeastern Paktia province protested against Afghan and foreign security forces on Thursday, a day after a civilian was killed by a mortar shell during a firefight between militants and coalition troops. Angered by the... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Residents of south-eastern Paktia province say parliamentarians elected from the province have failed to carry out a single reconstruction project since their election last year. The public representatives even failed to honour... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A newly established library for women has been opened in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, by the provincial department of women's affairs, residents said on Friday. Provided with 3,000 books of education,... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Three civilians were killed in a suicide attack in the southeastern province of Paktia, near the Pakistan border, on Wednesday, an official said.The suicide bombing in Syed Karam district happened near the district headquarters at 3.... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A High Peace Council member was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in southeastern Paktia province on Saturday morning, an official said. Mohammad Abdullah Abid, who represents four districts of the province, was seized while travelling in a... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Armed Taliban insurgents attacked a private construction company office in southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, killing 35 people, including labourers, security guards and engineers, officials said. Another 24 people were injured... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Five Afghan army soldiers were injured when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the southeastern province of Paktia on Thursday, officials said. The explosion took place at 7am in Ghafoorkhel area of Gardez City, the governor'... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Tribal elders in southeastern Paktia province on Thursday warned of launching a protest movement if the President did not choose a minister for his Cabinet from the province. The call was made at a gathering in Gardez city, the... read more
GARDEZ/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six Taliban militants and a woman were killed by foreign troops during a raid on a house in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Wednesday. Elsewhere in the south, an Afghan soldier and five fighters were... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Students of Paktia University on Saturday expressed their deep concern at an ongoing strike by their teachers over the past five days. Teachers, who have been seeking administrative reforms at the university, vowed to continue their... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Three civilians, including a child, were killed in an airstrike by NATO-led forces in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Wednesday. But the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) denied conducting an air raid in... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Two individuals were killed by their own explosives in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. The blast happened in Choney area late on Tuesday when the explosives the men were... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Dozens of development projects will be launched in three districts of southeastern Paktia province during the current year, an official said on Tuesday. The schemes would be implemented in Wazi Zadran, Girda Serai and Shwak, Governor... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Three policemen were killed and as many wounded when four suicide attackers stormed a local police training centre in the Aryub Zazai district of southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, official said. One of the suicide attackers... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Three people were killed and another 10 injured as a result of a clash between two families over a piece of land in southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday, an official said. The clash took place in the Karmashi area on the... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Foreign troops arrested two suspected militants in Dand Patan district of southeastern Paktia province, an official and NATO said on Wednesday. The two were arrested on Tuesday night during an operation by NATO-led ISAF forces, the... read more
 GARDEZ (PAN): A recount of votes in southeastern Paktia province showed massive rigging had taken place in last year's parliamentary election, an official said on Thursday. The recount, completed on Wednesday, had been ordered by a... read more
GARDEZCITY(PAN): The US-led Provincial Reconstruction Team will launch projects worth 300 million afghanis ($6.6 million), during the new Afghan year, which starts March 21, in southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Tuesday. Rohullah Samon... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Gardeners and dried fruit dealers in southeastern Paktia province have asked the government for help in protecting their plants from diseases and exporting their pine nuts and walnuts. When diseases attacked fruit trees, their... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Road-clearing machines were pressed into service on Sunday to create an alternative route for traffic on the Khost-Gardez highway after the collapse of a bridge, an official said. "We hope an alternative route will be created in... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Six Taliban insurgents were detained during an operation by NAO-led forces in the southeastern province of Paktia, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Saturday. The militants were arrested in Nisthi Kot area on... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): The plan of establishing local Afghan police force should be Afghanised as the process carried out by foreign troops has been in contradiction with the interior ministry's strategy, the governor of southeastern Paktia province said... read more
GARDEZ/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two highways remained blocked in Logar since Sunday due snowfall, while the Kabul-Gardez highway in Pakia was reopened after a few hours blockade, officials said on Monday. The snow had blocked the highways in Azara and... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A new city with 65 buildings is on the verge of failure because the government did not meet its promise to provide the area with water and electricity, businessmen in the southeastern province of Paktia say. Construction on the 80-... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Intelligence officials busted a four-member kidnapping gang in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Sunday. Two men held in a jail of the group were also freed during an operation in the Kamki Ghunza area of Mirzak... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): One man was killed and seven others were injured when a car rammed into a truck in southeastern Paktia province on Sunday, an official said. The collision happened in the Tere Kandow area. The victims belonged to the same family,... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): The Kabul-Paktia highway, blocked by losing parliamentary candidates and their supporters, was reopened after an hour and a half on Saturday. A day earlier, a number of failed candidates urged their supporters not to accept the new... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A number of losing parliamentary candidates in southeastern Paktia province on Friday urged their supporters not to accept the new parliament until a special court delivers its verdict on final results. The candidates, including Haji... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Residents complain the number of drug addicts has increased as a result of unemployment of the southeastern province of Paktia. The individuals who were rehabilitated have relapsed into drug use. They say there are no jobs for the... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A 12-member delegation comprising of elders from four major tribes has been tasked with negotiating with captors of four adducted Turkish engineers in the southeastern provinceof Paktia, an official said on Wednesday. The elders... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Suspected militants on Wednesday blew up a newly-constructed building for a middle school in the Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province, officials said. Three explosions occurred inside the school building in the Habatkhel... read more
GARDEZ/JALALABAD (PAN): A newly-constructed building for a district headquarters was inaugurated in southeastern Paktia province while scores of development projects have been completed in eastern Laghman, official said on Tuesday. Funded by... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Four foreign engineers along with their Afghan driver have been abducted by unknown gunmen in southeastern Paktia province, bordering Pakistan, Sunday morning, a senior official said. The engineers were working to construct police... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): NATO-led soldiers arrested two teachers along with three students at two religious seminaries on the charge of having links to the Taliban fighters in southeastern Paktia province on Friday. Two teachers and a pupil were detained in... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Seven road workers, including security guards of the Gardez-Zurmat highway, were killed in a US airstrike in the southeastern province of Paktia, an official said on Saturday. The predawn air raid happened at about 3am in Zurmat... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A powerful explosion -- said to be a suicide attack -- killed four people, including two foreign soldiers, at the Gardez Military Corps in southeastern Paktia province on Sunday. The explosion happened at 3:30pm in the provincial... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Security forces arrested four burglars and recovered cash and weapons from them in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, on Thursday, an official said. The robbers were detained at 2am with looted stuff and money,... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): The Sayed Karam district chief was wounded and one of his bodyguards killed in a Taliban assault in the southeastern province of Paktika on Wednesday, an official said. Agha Gul and his security guards came under attack from... read more
Muhammad Daud Tapan GARDEZ (PAN): More than 20 Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike by foreign soldiers in southeastern Paktia province, a military spokesman said on Sunday. But the insurgents spurned the claim as baseless. A top Taliban... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A family of five have been killed when their vehicle was struck a roadside bomb in southeastern Paktia province on Sunday, an official said. The victims included parents and their three children who were traveling from Gardez city... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A suicide bomber on foot set off explosives strapped to his body at the gate of a NATO base in southeastern Paktia province on Friday, injuring an Afghan security guard, the alliance said. Soon after the blast, two armed militants... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Security officials on Tuesday assured voters in the southeastern province of Paktia that they would be able to cast their ballot without fear on September 18.Border police chief for the zone, Gen. Nabi Mullakhel, said a large number of... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and another wounded during an insurgent attack in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Friday.The militants ambushed the soldiers Thursday night in the Nestikot area of... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Two civilians and six militants were killed by foreign troops during an operation in the Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Sunday.The civilians and the militants were killed during a search operation... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Lightening has killed a woman and injured six children in the southeastern province of Paktia, an official said on Thursday.The flash struck a house in the Kagar area of Syed Karam district late Wednesday, the district chief, Agha Gul... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Hundreds of people in the capital of southeastern Paktia province on Tuesday demanded the government put on trial Afghan National Army soldiers who beat up a senator.A gathering, including tribal elders, representatives of civil... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A member of the Meshrano Jirga, or upper house, from the southeastern province of Paktia complained on Thursday that Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers had thrashed him.Senator Abdul Hanan told reporters the 203rd Military Corps... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): One security guard of a road construction company was killed and another wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday, an official said.The blast happened just outside Gardez, the... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Two security guards of a road construction company were killed in a roadside bomb blast in southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, an official said.The guards were killed as the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A NATO airstrike targeted a group of insurgents who wanted to ambush a convoy of foreign troops in southeastern Paktia province, the alliance said on Wednesday.One militant was killed and two others were wounded in the overnight air... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): The Kabul-Gardez highway, blocked as a result of landslides at midnight, was reopened Tuesday morning, an official said.The highway, closed in the Terei Pass area, reopened at 9am with the help of three machines and several workers,... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Four children, including a girl, who poisoned themselves for unknown reasons, have died in a hospital in the southeastern province of Paktia, an official said on Saturday.The kids were taken to the nearby healthcare centre in Samkani... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): An agricultural research farm --- the first of its kind --- is being established in the southeastern province of Paktia, official said on Friday.The farm which will be completed with an estimated cost of 500,000 US dollars has been... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A first-ever gynecology hospital was inaugurated in the southeastern city of Gardez, capital of Paktia province, on Thursday, officials said.The single-storey building hospital named 'Gouhar Tajbigam Gynecology Hospital,' was completed... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Construction work on a hospital, believed to be the largest one in the country's southeast, was resumed for the third time in Paktia province on Wednesday, officials said.This time, provincial health officials are optimistic that the... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Construction work on a hospital, believed to be the largest one in the country's southeast, was resumed for the third time in Paktia province on Wednesday, officials said.This time, provincial health officials are optimistic that the... read more
GARDEZ CITY (PAN): An overnight NATO airstrike targeted two vehicles carrying suspected militants in the southeastern province of Paktia, an official said on Monday.Three militants were killed and as many were wounded and the vehicles destroyed in... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Nearly one thousand of acres of farmland and 100 houses were destroyed in flash floods, triggered by incessant rains, in southeastern Paktia province, an official said.The province produces 75,000 tonnes of wheat annually, but heavy... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Seven people were wounded in a roadside bombing in the southeastern province of Paktia on Thursday, officials said.The casualties happened when a road construction company's vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Shabak valley of Khawak... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Fourteen buildings for school and one for a seminary were inaugurated in southeastern Paktia province on Sunday.The schools and the seminary were built in Samkani, Janikhel, Zazai, Patan and Ahmadkhel districts, said the education... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Dozens of people protested outside the governor's office in the capital of southeastern Paktia province on Saturday to condemn the killing by NATO of a man they said was a farmer.US forces reportedly killed the man in Ahmadaba district... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): At least 11 Pakistanis were killed Saturday in a shooting by unknown gunmen in eastern Paktia province, bordering Pakistan, officials said.The foreign nationals were killed when armed men opened fire on their van in the Samakani... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): The Paktia provincial council suspended its activities as a mark of protest against body searches of women by foreign forces during operations in this southeastern province, a public representative said on Thursday."We have seen... read more
GRDEZ (PAN): Six civilians were killed and as many wounded in a missile strike in the southeastern province of Paktia, lying close to the Pakistan border, on Thursday.The attack took place in the Janikhel town at about 11am, the district chief,... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Taliban fighters on Wednesday attacked a convoy of NATO forces in the southeastern province of Paktia, leaving some soldiers wounded, the alliance said.NATO did not say how many soldiers were injured in the attack which also destroyed... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): In a step towards facilitating access to information, a press club was inaugurated in the southeastern province of Paktia on Tuesday.Government officials would stay in touch with the press club, which would provide news items to media... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A bomb fitted on a bicycle blew up in southeastern Paktia province on Monday, injuring three police academy instructors, officials said.The explosion took place at 7:30am as the instructors travelled by van through Shekhan village of... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): As many as 80 insurgents, including Arabs and Chechens, have been killed over the past one month of a joint operation by Afghan and NATO soldiers in the south and east of Afghanistan, an Afghan military official said on Wednesday.The... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Two US supply trucks and a number of escorting vehicles were torched in southeastern province of Paktia, officials said on Thursday.A security guard escorting the convoy was killed and another injured in the incident took place... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): One policeman was killed and another wounded when the bomb they were transporting in a vehicle accidentally exploded in the southeastern province of Paktia on Sunday, an official said.The policemen had removed the mine from beneath a... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Two Afghan National Army soldiers were killed during an hour-long fierce gun-battle with insurgents in the southeastern province of Paktia on Friday, an official said.The insurgents attacked an ANA post in the Khandaq area of Zurmat... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Three NATO soldiers were killed and a military vehicle damaged in a roadside bomb blast followed by a clash between militants and soldiers in northern Balkh province, a witness said Thursday, but foreign troops rejected the... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Officials in southeastern Paktia on Wednesday called for US help to remove a mountain of debris that has cut connections between the provincial capital and six districts.Tonnes of rocks and other debris slid down the side of a 500-... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): A bomb hidden in a cooking pot exploded in front of a shop on Wednesday, killing one civilian and injuring 15 others in the southeastern province of Paktia, officials said.The explosion took place at 11am outside a shop in the Shahar-i... read more
GARDEZ/KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Six Taliban fighters have been killed and four Afghan guards of a logistics convoy injured in different incidents in Paktia and Kunduz provinces, officials said on Sunday.The NATO press office in Paktia said three... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Taliban Friday attacked a joint convoy of foreign troops and Afghan police in a border town in southeastern Paktia province, sparking a fierce gun-battle with the forces, with each side claiming to have inflicted heavy casualties on... read more

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