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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 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 (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): 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): 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): 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): 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/ 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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

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