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CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Female prisoners in Charikar jail of central Parwan province have called off their hunger strike, an official said Sunday. Last Thursday, as many as 20 women went on hunger strike, with three of them stitched their lips to... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): At least 20 women prisoners in central Parwan province have been on huger strike since last Thursday to protest what they call an inordinate delay in their release, an official said on Saturday. Nadera Giya, the women affairs... read more
PARAKH (Pajhwok): Avalanches caused by heavy winter snow late last month have displaced about 580 families in the central province of Panjsher, with some families living under tough conditions. Of them, 280 have lost their homes to the avalanches... read more
CHARIKAR/HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least three insurgents were killed and four others captured alive during a commando forces operation in the capital of central Parwan province, police said on Monday. Parwan police chief Muhammad Zaman Mamozai... read more
CHAREKAR (Pajhwok): After a 30-hour closure due to heavy snowfall, the vital Salang Highway has been reopened to traffic, officials in central Parwan province said on Sunday. Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, the highway maintenance head, told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The vital Salang Highway was blocked for second time for traffic by heavy snowfall and avalanches on Saturday, an official said. Salang Highway passing through treacherous mountains in Parwan and Baghlan provinces connecting nine... read more
PARAKH (Pajhwok): Three more persons have been died as a result of avalanches in Abshar district of central Panjsher and norhtern Baghlan provinces, officials said Monday. Panjsher acting Governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told Pajhwok Afghan News two... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The death toll from a series of avalanches and incessant downpours in central Panjsher province rose to above 200 on Thursday, an official confirmed. Deputy Governor Abdul Khabir Bakhshi told Pajhwok Afghan News more than 200... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The Salang Highway, which connects central capital Kabul with northern provinces, has been closed for traffic following heavy snowfalls, an official said on Monday. Gen. Rajab Ali, the highway maintenance commander, told... read more
KABUL/CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Police seized 10.5 kilograms of heroin and 3,500kg of ammonium nitrate and detained nine persons on various charges in different provinces, the Ministry of Interior and police said on Thursday. A man was detained in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three people have been killed and six others wounded as a result of a clash between local groups in central Parwan province, an official said Wednesday. Crime branch chief Lutf-u-Rahman Rashad told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Hundreds of infuriated residents of central Parwan province on Tuesday staged a rally against the Anham Company for denying locals and providing outsiders with job opportunities. Around 300 protesters closed the busy Bagram-... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in the capital of central Parwan province against a recent Wolesi Jirga decision. On Wednesday, the lower house rejected a clause of the law on provincial councils,... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Four mobile phones selling shops were looted overnight in Charikar, the capital city of central Parwan province, shopkeepers said on Thursday. They claimed unidentified burglars broke in the shops and took away cell phones,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials on Wednesday set alight narcotics weighing three tonnes in central Parwan province. The drugs torched included heroin, hashish, opium and alcohol, said Abdul Khalil Bakhtiar, director general... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Easy access to drugs has been a main reason behind a rise in the number of addicts in central Parwan province, resident complained on Tuesday. Based on official figures, at least 10,000 individuals are addicted to narcotics in... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Taliban’s deputy governor for central Kapisa province was killed along with four other militants during an airstrike, an official said on Thursday. Police spokesman Humayun Rashidi told Pajhwok Afghan News the rebels were... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): More than 50 students, including 10 girls, on Monday completed memorization of the Holy Quran at the Abu Zar Ghafari Religious School in central Parwan province. Teachers of the seminary and Education Ministry officials... read more
FAIZABAD/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Taliban’s shadow governor for northeastern Badakhshan province is among four militants killed by security forces, officials said on Wednesday.Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News Maulvi... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A vehicle of foreign troops was partially damaged after striking a roadside bomb in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, an official said on Saturday.Abdul Shakoor Qudusi, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A vehicle of foreign troops was partially damaged after striking a roadside bomb in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, an official said on Saturday.Abdul Shakoor Qudusi, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Five students have been killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) air raid in the Siagird district of central Parwan province, local officials claimed on Thursday. But the NATO-led force insisted the dead were “... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Two Afghan workers were killed during a rocket attack on the main US airbase in central Parwan province on Monday, an official said.Abdul Shakoor Qodosi, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Bagram airfield came under... read more
ZARANJ/CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): One person was killed and 72 others were wounded in two separate crashes in southwestern Nimroz and central Parwan provinces on Sunday, officials said.A truck driver was killed and 54 passengers of a bus were wounded in a... read more
FAIZABAD/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The reconstruction of a canal and asphalting of a road in the northern part of the country would benefit the people in agriculture and transportation sectors, officials said on Thursday.A 50 years old canal in Faizabad,... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): At least 12 people were injured in three different traffic accidents in central Parwan province, an official said on Wednesday.Nine people were wounded when a passenger bus crashed into a car in the Tajikan locality of Jabalus... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The residents of central Parwan province on Sunday complained the province was neglected in terms of development projects and the road to Koh Safi district was in dilapidated condition.   Sardar Aqa, a taxi driver, said... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A woman was killed and six others were wounded when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned in central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday.Mehrabuddin Parwani, the traffic department head, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A couple was publicly whipped on the charge of adultery after a legal hearing in the Kohistan-I district of central Kapisa province, police said on Monday.Identifies of the girl and the boy could not be ascertained. Kohistan-... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Three foreign troops were injured in a suicide attack in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Friday afternoon, the district chief said.Abdul Shakoor Qodusi told Pajhwok Afghan News the NATO-led troop were on a... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok):  A NATO drone strike killed and wounded several insurgents in the Siagard district of central Parwan province, officials said on Monday.Police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Mamozai told Pajhwok Afghan News they had so far... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A Chinese engineer was rescued from his captors in central Parwan province on Sunday, about a month later he had been kidnapped from Kabul.Parwan police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Mamozai told Pajhwok Afghan News the Chinese... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Amid complaints by passengers and drivers about a rundown condition of the key Salang highway, the Ministry of Public Works on Saturday said it lacked funds to carry out repair works. The highway connects Kabul with northern... read more
PARAKH (Pajhwok): A number of residents of central Panjsher province hope the new provincial council, including young and qualified members, will better serve the masses.The provincial council elections were held on April 5, but the results were... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Supporters of a losing candidate have blocked a busy highway in central Parwan province over the past three days, creating numerous problems for travellers.Asmatullah’s backers are not allowing vehicular movement on the Ghorband-... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): At least 26 inmates were injured as result of a rocket attack on the Bagram prison in central Parwan province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place on Friday afternoon when some rockets fired by militants landed... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber on foot struck a NATO patrol in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Tuesday, injuring one soldier, an official said.The NATO-led troops were on a foot patrol in Nasro locality when came under attack... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Five people were died and a woman wounded in a car accident in central Parwan province Wednesday morning, an official said.Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Mamozai told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Saturday staged a protest demonstration in the Jabalus Seraj district of central Parwan province, demanding electricity connections from a local grid station.The protestors blocked the main highway leading... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Residents of the Jabalus Saraj district of central Parwan province complain they have been facing problems over the past three years after a key bridge was destroyed to build a new one.The old bridge in the district centre was... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The governor of central Parwan province on Tuesday claimed some elements in both presidential campaigns were trying to fuel differences between the two sides.Abdul Basir Salangi was addressing a gathering of about 300 people... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Two foreign soldiers sustained injuries in a roadside bombing in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Thursday, an official said.Abdul Shakoor Qudusi, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the foreign troops... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The governor of central Parwan province on Tuesday claimed some elements in both presidential campaigns were trying to fuel differences between the two sides.Abdul Basir Salangi was addressing a gathering of about 300 people... read more
KABUL/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) chief on Saturday said the nation would not have lost key leaders if the government had paid serious attention to thwarting assassination plots over the past 13 years.Speaking on the third... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Bagram Ulema Council head Maulana Ahmad Shah has been injured in a bomb attack, the district’s administrative chief said on Saturday.Abdul Shakoor Qudusi told Pajhwok Afghan News the magnetic device, attached to Shah’s car, went... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Participants of a gathering marking the Martyrs Week in central Parwan province on Saturday demanded a quick end to the electoral deadlock.In his address, Mayor Roohullah Siddiqui asked presidential contenders Ashraf Ghani... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The officials of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) shot dead two civilians mistakenly in Sayedkhelu district in central Parwan province, the district police chief said Sunday.Col. Abdul Raqib told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Residents of central Parwan province on Friday urged the next president to focus on delivering security and justice, as well as development of the education sector.They also called for the incoming head of state to pay due heed... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Twenty-three people including three intelligence agents have been detained for illegally carrying weapons in central Parwan province, an official said on Sunday.The police chief, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Mamozai, told Pajhwok... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A NATO airstrike ‘mistakenly’ hit Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel during an ongoing operation against militants in central Parwan province, killing at least three of them, an official said on Saturday.The incident occurred... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Three people were killed and a fourth injured in a road accident in central Parwan province on Friday, the police chief said.Mohammad Zaman Mamozai told Pajhwok Afghan News the accident occurred in Pulmatak locality, where two... read more
SAR-I-PUL/CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): At least nine insurgents were killed and more than a dozen wounded during clashes in different parts of the country, officials said on Wednesday.Seven militants were killed and 10 others wounded during gunbattle in the... read more
 PARWAN (Pajhwok): The governor of central Parwan province on Wednesday said he would remain confined to the four walls of his house if he failed to disarm gunmen and ensure security.Abdul Basir Salangi was speaking to local officials and... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) reporter was beaten up by security guards of the Panjsher governor on Thursday after he wrote about the provincial administration’s weaknesses and flaws on Facebook.The incident occurred... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR/CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A Pakistani from Waziristan tribal region was among 15 militants killed during separate clashes with security forces in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Tuesday.The clashes took place last night... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A former mujahideen commander mounted an armed assault on the office of an aid organisation, leaving three people injured, in central Parwan province on Wednesday.Col. Muhammad Masood Farzi, police chief for Bagram district, told... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Unemployment is on the rise and economic activity on the decline ahead of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, residents of central Parwan province complained on Monday.Tahir Himmat, a provincial official, confirmed... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Unidentified assailants have gunned down a schoolteacher in central Parwan province, officials said on Saturday.Wali Shah was shot dead at his residence in Syed Khail district, the town’s administrative head, Inayat Safi, told... 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
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Four foreign troops and 11 Afghan students were killed during a suicide bombing in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Tuesday.The bomber detonated his explosives in Qalandar Khel area where US troops were... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The movements of illegal gunmen have increased in the capital of central Parwan province after the second round of presidential elections, locals complained on Saturday.Fardin Hakimi, who runs a shop in Charikar, said the growing... read more
PARAKH (Pajhwok): Two members of a family were killed and three others wounded as a passenger vehicle plunged into a river in central Panjsher province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place on Friday evening in Kor Raba area of... read more
CHARIKAR/GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Six militants were killed and 17 others, including civilians and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, wounded in separate incidents in central Parwan and southeastern Paktia provinces, officials said on Saturday.Six ANA... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Amid sporadic violence during the voting process, rigging attempts were reported in several parts of central Parwan province, an official has said on Saturday.A lower voter turnout was expected than the April 5 elections, said,... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Gunmen attacked a wedding party in central Parwan province, killing three guests and wounding 17 others, police said on Friday.Police chief Brig. Gen. Khalilullah Ziaee told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place on Thursday... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Militants have torched four NATO supply vehicles in the Jabalus Saraj district of central Parwan province, an official said on Monday.A group of rebels stormed a NATO tankers terminal on Sunday night, police chief, Brig. Gen.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): One suicide attacker was detained in Kabul and six women were injured during an explosion in central Parwan province, an official said on Wednesday.A would-be suicide bomber, Wajid from Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber tribal region,... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Police have recovered an 18-year-old man from kidnappers after a brief exchange of gunfire in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, an official said on Monday.Four gunmen abducted Wahidullah from the Qarabagh district... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The deputy defence minister’s guard was among three people killed in a clash in central Parwan province, an official said on Friday.Police chief, Brig. Gen. Khalilullah Ziyaee, identified the security guard as Abdul Hay, who came... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Two passengers were killed and 23 others injured after a passenger bus plunged into the Salang River in central Parwan province, an official said Sunday.On its way from Kunduz to Kabul, the bus veered off the road and fell into... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Fifteen shops were torched when a NATO fuel tanker was blown up in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday.The bomb attached to a fuel tanker in an ISAF supply convoy went off in front of the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Over 2,100 people were killed and hundreds went missing on Friday when a massive landslide buried an entire village in the remote northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Saturday.The Ministry of Defense (MoD)... read more
PARAKH (Pajhwok): At least 15 people, including two suicide attackers, were killed and 20 others wounded in a suicide car bombing in Shatal district of central Panjsher province, officials said on Friday.Governor Abdul Rehman Kabiri told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Triggered by torrential rains, floods and landslides have destroyed hundreds of houses, killing three people in Baghlan and two people in Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday.The overnight floods killed... read more
MAHMOODRAQI (Pajhwok): Two rebel leaders have been killed along with four associates during an operation in the Najrab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Tuesday.Launched three days ago, the operation in Afghania and Ghain... read more
MAHMOODRAQI (Pajhwok): Two rebel leaders have been killed along with four associates during an operation in the Najrab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Tuesday.Launched three days ago, the operation in Afghania and Ghain... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Seventeen civilians were injured in a bomb blast in Charikar City, the capital of eastern Parwan province, on Tuesday morning, an official said.The explosion took place at around 9:30am in the main square of the provincial... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A couple and their young son died in a traffic accident in central Parwan province, an official said on Friday.Traffic official Mohammad Younus Pardesi told Pajhwok Afghan News the family was travelling in a car that collided... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Three people were killed and 15 others wounded in a traffic accident in the Jabalu Siraj district of central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday.The incident took place at around 5:00am in Puli-Matak area on Kabul-Mazar... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): An eight-year-old child was dead and three others injured in a traffic accident in the capital of central Parwan province on Saturday, an official said.The incident took place close to a school as a passenger bus skidded off the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Seven militants were killed and 10 others detained in central Kapisa province on Wednesday, an official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said.Lt. Col. Humayun Rashidi, provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Residents of central Parwan province on Tuesday complained of crowds in front of the only voter registration centre, demanding the opening of a similar office in Charikar, the provincial capital.Sifatullah, a resident of Sadullah... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A political gathering in central Parwan province on Sunday pledged support to presidential candidate Qutbuddin Hilal in the April 5 elections.Nearly 2,000 people attended the rally in Bagram district, chanting slogans “Long live... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Prof. Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Friday promised an effective role for mujahideen (freedom fighters) in the government if he won the April 5 elections.Addressing thousands of supporters in central Parwan... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday said he would revive a cement factory and construct a water dam in central Parwan province if succeeded in the April 5 elections.Abdullah, who arrived in Parwan along with his... read more
CHARIKAR/FARAH (Pajhwok): A woman was killed when a rocket hit a house in central Parwan province on Tuesday, hours after a man was gunned down in western Farah province, officials said.The woman was killed when a rocket allegedly fired by militants... read more
PARAKH (Pajhwok): Heavy rains and snow slides have caused financial losses in Panjsher, closing the main road that links the central province with Parwan and Kabul, an official said on Monday.The road has been closed since on Sunday night, Governor... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The busy Salang highway, linking the country’s north and south, was closed for traffic because of heavy snowfall and stormy weather, an official said on Saturday.The route, connecting the capital Kabul with Northern provinces,... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday said 18 polling stations were under high security threat in central Parwan province.Regional IEC chief, Sultan Mohammad Nizai, told Pajhwok Afghan News the polling centres in... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Police on Friday detained three individuals with as many kilograms of heroin in the Salang district of central Parwan province, an official said.Counternarcotics department official Col. Gulistan Asim told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The busy Salang highway, which blocked a day earlier by heavy snowfall, was reopened for traffic on Thursday, an official said.  The two kilometres pass, crossing through the Hindukush Mountain, links northern and southern... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A man shot himself to death with a hunting rifle after he wounded his spouse in central Parwan province, an official said on Wednesday.The incident took place on Wednesday morning as a result of a domestic dispute in Guzar Payan... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A key snow-clogged pass was cleared and reopened for traffic in central Parwan province on Friday, local authorities said.Snowstorms and avalanches once blocked the Salang Pass on Thursday, leaving a large number of vehicles... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Snowstorms and avalanches once again blocked the Salang Pass on Thursday, leaving a large number of vehicles stranded on both sides of the 12,000-foot tunnel that connects Kabul with nine provinces in the north.The two kilometres... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The Salang route, linking Afghanistan’s south with the north, has been closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall, an official said on Sunday.Highway maintenance head, Gen. Abdul Rajab, said 24 snow avalanches hit the southern part... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A nursing school has been closed in protest against the abduction of an engineer with its founding organisation in central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday.Public Health Director Mirza Mohammad Raja told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A three-vehicle crash killed five people and injured eight others in Shakar Dara district of central Kabul province on Saturday, officials said.A vehicle carrying intelligence officials slammed into a car due to icy road conditions... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A fact-finding team, assigned by President Hamid Karzai, found 13 civilians, including four children and three women, had been killed during a joint Afghan-US forces’ operation in central Parwan province, an investigator said on... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday assigned a delegation to investigate reports that some civilians had suffered casualties during a joint Afghan-NATO operation against militants in central Parwan province.Officials in Parwan... read more
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Bullet-riddled body of a young man has been found in central Parwan province, an official said on Monday.Col. Agha Farha, the provincial crime branch chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the deceased was a 25-year-old resident of... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A woman has given birth to five babies during her first-time pregnancy in central Panjsher province, a senior health official said on Saturday.Panjsher’s Emergency Hospital Director Dr. Akbar Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): After completion of construction work, a guesthouse and a medicine faculty at the Al Beruni University were handed over to relevant authorities in central Kapisa province, officials said on Thursday.Qais Qadiri, the governor’... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN):  One passenger was killed and five others were injured in a traffic accident in central Parwan province on Friday noon, an official said.Parwan Traffic Officer Col. Mohammad Younus Pardesi told Pajhwok Afghan News the casualties... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The governor on Tuesday said the security situation had improved in central Kapisa province, where reconstruction projects worth millions of US dollars implemented this year.Mehrabuddin Safi told reporters the projects, which had... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Karzai on Tuesday ordered interior and defence) ministries to arrest the killers of a school student, who was allegedly shot dead by an Afghan soldier in central Kapisa province.Syed Mustafa Sherzai, the provincial education... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two people were killed and as many wounded during a clash between two armed groups in central Parwan province on Friday morning, a police official said.The fire exchange erupted at 9am in Khwaja Syalan Bala area south of Charikar,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two people were killed and as many wounded during a clash between two armed groups in central Parwan province on Friday morning, a police official said.The fire exchange erupted at 9am in Khwaja Syalan Bala area south of Charikar,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Drugs are being openly sold in some shops of the Bagram district in central Parwan province, locals complained on Friday, asking the authorities to curb the practice.Provincial officials also acknowledged some vendors were involved... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Hundred of residents staged a rally in Bagram district of the central Parwan province on Thursday, asking authorities to nab the killers of a shopkeeper and award them exemplary punishment.Marching through the Ghulam Ali bazaar of... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A day-long exhibition showcasing women’s handicrafts and agricultural products was organized in Charikar, the provincial capital of central Parwan province, on Wednesday.Sponsored by the United States Agency for International... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been detained on charges of drug smuggling in central Parwan province, police said Tuesday.A statement from the Parwan provincial police headquarters said the detainees were members of a... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Police on Friday thwarted a smuggling attempt by detaining two people with 200 kilograms of opium in central Kapisa province, a local official said.Counternarcotics police chief, Col. Abdul Wahid Hashmi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Police on Sunday claimed killing three insurgents and injuring four others during an operation in the Ala Saee district of central Kapisa province.Police chief Brig. Gen. Khwaja Faqir Ahmad Siddiqui told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
HERAT CITY/CHARIKAR (PAN): Seven militants were killed in the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province while two others were arrested with magnate bombs in central Parwan province, official said on Sunday.The Badghis governor’s spokesman, Mirwais... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Parwan-Bamyan highway reopened on Wednesday, six days after it was blocked by insurgents by placing huge rocks in the Seyah Gard and Sheikh Ali districts of central Parwan province, officials said.Vehicles were allowed movement... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Armed insurgents have blocked the Parwan-Bamyan highway over the past four days in Seyah Gard district of central Parwan province, bringing to a halt vehicular movement, officials said on Monday.The militants have placed huge rocks... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): A candidate for next year’s provincial council (PC) elections was gunned down by unknown assailants in the Nijrab district of central Kapisa province, police said on Saturday.Abdul Qadir, a former commander of the Hizb-i-Islami... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A suicide attacker ploughed his explosives-laden bicycle into a convoy of NATO-led troops in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Friday, an official said.The attack took place in the Panj Qala area in the afternoon, the... read more
KABUL/CHARIKAR (PAN): A senior National Security Council (NSC) official survived a gun attack on his car unharmed in central Parwan province, where an off-duty intelligence official was gunned down, officials said on Wednesday.Deputy policy-maker at... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Insurgents fired a dozen rockets at the Bagram Airbase, the largest military base for US troops in central Parwan province, late on Sunday night, but no reports about casualties could be ascertained.The rockets were fired from the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Militants fired several rockets into the Bagram airfield in central Parwan province overnight, but there were no casualties, officials said on Saturday.The attack began around 8pm when two rockets were slammed into the airport,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Construction work on an industrial park, where land plots would be distributed to more than 100 investors, was launched in central Parwan province on Saturday, officials said.Being built on 304 acres of land in the Sajda Dara area on... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Officials said on Wednesday more than a dozen militants have been eliminated in the Najrab district of central Kapisa province, but the Taliban claimed killing five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers there.The Taliban-designated... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Unknown gunmen shot dead a former senator in the capital of northern Balkh province and injured his two guards on Monday, police said.Haji Abdul Ghani, a former jihadi leader, who represented Balkh in the Meshrano Jirga’s... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Gunmen attacked security guards of a lawmaker travelling in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Saturday, sparking a gun-battle that left two people dead, an official said.The guards, belonging to Mir Rahman Rahmani, a... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Seven workers of a private company were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in central Parwan province on Saturday.Five other employees of the mining firm were wounded in the explosion that took... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A civilian and six militants were killed in two separate security incidents in central Kapisa province on Friday, a police official said.The civilian was killed and another wounded by a Taliban-fired rocket in the Joibar area of... read more
CHARIKAR/SHARAN (PAN): A man been killed and two others, including a district chief, wounded during separate road accidents in Ghazni and Paktika provinces, officials said on Saturday.Orgun district's administrative head Azizullah Hayaee was wounded... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Two Taliban commanders were killed during a clash with police in northwestern Faryab province on Tuesday, when a dead body was found in central Parwan province, officials said.Mullah Qayyum and Mullah Saati were killed after they... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A huge fire in the Siah Gird district bazaar in central Parwan province has caused losses worth more than 30 million afghanis, an official said on Tuesday.District Mayor Ahmad Khitab Babakarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the blaze... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three people were wounded and 200 shops gutted by a huge fire in the Siah Gird district bazaar of central Parwan province on Monday, an official said.District Mayor Ahmad Khitab Babakarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the blaze erupted... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Four policemen were killed in a roadside bombing in the Hesa-i-Dom district of central Kapisa province on Monday, an official said.The officers were killed at 6am when they the vehicle they were they were travelling in struck the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Taliban have killed an operative of the National Directorate of Security near the capital of central Parwan province, an official said on Sunday.Abdul Qadir, 45, came under attack in Toghbardi area on the outskirts of Charikar on... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Police have arrested a dozen people allegedly involved in various crimes in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, an official said on Tuesday.The district chief, Abdul Shakoor Qadosi, told Pajhwok Afghan the men had been... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Parwan Governor Abdul Basir Salangi has said it is difficult to combat the drug trade in the central province because some police officials are involved in the illicit commerce.“Drug trade is common in Charikar and other parts of the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A district chief survived a roadside bombing in central Parwan province on Wednesday when a man was killed in a similar incident in the provincial capital.The improvised explosive device (IED) happened in the Multani locality of the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A power transformer, providing electricity to around 1,100 families, was on inaugurated Saturday in Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province, an official said.Worth 18 million afghanis, the transformer in the 12th... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): After detaining two militants in central Parwan province, locals asked the Taliban their colleagues would be released if they surrendered the killers of agriculture department officials.Some three weeks back, militants killed... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The death toll from an armed conflict between two rival groups in the Jabalus Saraj district of central Parwan province has risen to nine, an official said on Saturday.The casualties happened on Friday when the clash erupted between... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Five people were killed in a clash between two rival groups in the Jabalus Saraj district of central Parwan province on Friday, authorities said.Another two men have been wounded during the ongoing clash that erupted between armed... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three people were wounded and several shops burnt after a fuel tanker exploded on Monday in Charikar, the capital of central Parwan provincial, officials said.The shops caught fire after the explosion of a magnetic bomb attached to... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A 300-member contingent of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) would be deployed to the Koh-i-Safi district of central Parwan province, an official said on Friday.The ALP personnel had been recruited based on guarantees from tribal elders... read more
CHARIKAR/KABUL (PAN): Forty-six fighters have been killed in the Shinwari district of central Parwan province over the past 24 hours, an official said on Sunday. The Taliban, however, rejected the claim as false.At least 46 insurgents were killed... read more
PARAKH (PAN): Five people, including four Pakistanis, were arrested by police on charges of disruptive activities in central Panjsher province on Sunday, an official said.The four suspected militants from Punjab province and an Afghan were captured... read more
PARAKH (PAN): Four suspects were arrested on Monday in connection with a May 29 suicide attack that killed seven people at the governor’s house in central Panjsher province, police said.The men were detained based on documents police had found in an... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Fifty-seven of the 65 suspected insurgents were released in central Kapisa province on Thursday, a day after they were arrested by a joint Afghan-US force, an official said.The individuals were detained during a joint operation... read more
KABUL (PAN): A group of suicide bombers stormed the governor’s office in central Pajnsher province early Wednesday morning, officials said.The predawn attack took place at 3:30am when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in front of the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) chairman survived a roadside bomb explosion that killed his five bodyguards in the Qarah Bagh district of central Kabul province, police said on Tuesday.Amin Ramin, the AWCC chairman, was... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Seven rebels and a police officer were killed during separate clashes in central Kapisa and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said.Insurgents attacked a patrolling police party in the Hesa Duwum Kohistan district of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The dead body of a radio journalist was retrieved from a water well in his home in the Najrab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Tuesday.Mohammad Muhsin Hashmi, who worked for the Voice of Najrab Radio, fell... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): One person was killed and five others sustained injuries when their cars collided in Bagram district of central Parwan province on Sunday, an official said.The collision took place in the morning on the Kabul-Parwan highway, Mohammad... read more
 CHARIKAR (PAN): Three people were killed and four others wounded in a suicide car bombing in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Friday, an official said.Qais Qadiri, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomber... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): One student was killed and three others were injured after a protest against the replacement of their school principal turned violent in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, officials said on Thursday.The protest erupted... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI/KHOST CITY (PAN): Thousands of people staged a protest in central Kapisa province on Monday, condemning Pakistan’s attack on Afghanistan and showed their willingness to defend the country.Pakistan has been firing missiles into... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A mass grave, dating back to the 1970s when Soviet-backed communists were in power, has been unearthed in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, residents and officials claimed on Wednesday.The mass grave was found on... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang Pass, linking Kabul with northern provinces, reopened on Tuesday for traffic after day-long closure due to snowfall and a hailstorm, an official said.Hundreds of vehicles had been stranded since Monday in the Khinjan... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A woman gunned down her husband before she was shot dead by her brother in central Parwan province, an official said on Tuesday.The incident took place in the Dolana area of Charikar, the provincial capital, police spokesman Col.... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A US military-contracted cargo plane crashed in central Parwan province on Monday afternoon, killing seven crew members, all civilians, officials said.The aircraft went down soon after takeoff from the US military's main base in... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A young girl was killed and 11 members of her family were wounded when lightning struck their home in central Kapisa province, an official said.The freak incident happened last night in the Kashkatan village of Hesa-i-Dom district,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Hundreds of people on Saturday held a protest rally against what they claimed civilian deaths at the hands of foreign troops in central Kapisa province, northeast of Kabul.The demonstrators claimed ISAF soldiers raided a civilian... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Hundreds of people staged a protest against the arrest of a provincial council member in central Kapisa province on Sunday, officials said.The demonstration in Tagab district blocked the Mahmud Raqi-Sarobi road for two hours in... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two schoolchildren were killed during a clash between security forces and Taliban in the Shinwari district of central Parwan province on Friday, an official said.Hussain Shah Maqsudi, the district police chief, said the children,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Two teachers of the Alberoni University were arrested after recovery of two anti-tanks mines from their car in central Kapisa province, officials said on Saturday. The arrests were made in Kohistan district, the town’s... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Hundreds of residents, protesting the killing of three civilians in a clash between police and suspected militants in central Parwan province, lifted the blockade of a busy road on Thursday.In protest against Thursday’s killings in... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Hundreds of vehicles were stranded after an overnight snowstorm closed the Salang Highway, the only major connection between Kabul and northern provinces, in central Parwan and Baghlan provinces, an official said on Tuesday.The storm... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A four-year-old girl and her six-year-old brother were killed in a roof-collapse incident that injured another eight members of the family in Bagram district of central Parwan province, officials said on Sunday.The incident in Taro... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang highway that connects Kabul with northern provinces, is open again on Saturday after a paralysing snow storm led to its closure for a day in central Parwan province, an official said.The highway was closed Friday afternoon... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two months salaries -- 5.7 million afghanis ($106,462) -- were wrested while being transferred to education department employees in Sheikh Ali district of central Parwan province, officials said on Monday.The Sheikh Ali education... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Damaged by years of war and neglect, the Salang tunnel that represents the major north-south connection is being renovated with financial assistance from ISAF, an official said on Saturday.Heralded as a marvel of engineering when... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): One passenger was killed while six others sustained injuries during a traffic accident on the Kabul-Charikar highway on Friday, an official said.The incident happened at around 10am, when two cars collided in the Mashin Aab area of... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A child and a man died as snow avalanches hit five houses in the Siagard district of central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday.Another two people were injured in the incident that took place on Wednesday in the Sher... read more
 GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A woman and her two children were recovered frozen to death after being buried under snow on their way to a health clinic in the Malistan district of southern Ghazni province, a public representative said on Thursday.... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two highway maintenance officials were found dead on Wednesday afternoon after they were buried by an avalanche in central Parwan province, an official said.The Salang Highway Maintenance Department officials were on an excavator... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Salang Highway maintenance chief Gen. Abdul Rajab was slightly injured when he was buried along with seven subordinates under a snow avalanche that hit the highway, an official said on Wednesday.The overnight avalanche struck an... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang Pass, linking Kabul with northern provinces, was blocked early on Tuesday morning due to fear of snow slides, an official said.There has been one metre snow on both sides (northern and southern parts) of the key pass since... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Hundreds of residents on Saturday blocked the Kabul-North highway for at least one hour in Qarabagh district of central Parwan province, asking the government not to reverse its decision on the town chief’s replacement.Mohammad Hanif... read more
 CHARIKAR (PAN): One policeman was killed and six others were wounded during a clash with militants in the Siah Gird district of central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday.          ... read more
 MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The provincial council head, Mohammad Hussain Sanjani on Thursday escaped unhurt in a remote-controlled bomb attack in Mahmood Raqi, the capital of central Kapisa province, an official said.The incident took place at around... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Twenty-five Taliban fighters were killed and 30 others wounded in a series of security operations in the central province of Kapisa, officials said on Tuesday.The six-day operations were conducted by Afghan security personnel in the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): More than a dozen Taliban fighters were killed during an operation in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials claimed on Tuesday. But a resident alleged six civilians were among the dead.The ongoing operation was... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Eight Taliban fighters were killed during a night-time Afghan-US military operation in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Monday.The operation that began around 11pm involved Afghan National Army (... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A NATO helicopter crashed in central Kapisa province on Thursday, but no fatalities were reported, the alliance said, but a public representative said the Taliban shot it down.The aircraft was shot down by militants in the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The snow-bound Slang Pass, a strategic route that connects Kabul with northern provinces, was cleared on Wednesday for vehicular traffic after 53 avalanches blocked the highway at five locations since Friday, an official said.The... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A snow avalanche killed three people and injured a fourth in the Sheikh Ali district of central Parwan province on Sunday, an official said.The incident took place in Dara-i-Potian area. The victims were returning from a wedding when... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang pass, a major route that connects Kabul with northern Afghanistan,  has been closed for traffic since late Friday when snowstorms buried the highway at five locations, officials said on Sunday.The closure left... read more
KABUL (PAN): A young girl and his 5-year-old brother died on Saturday after the roof of their house caved in due to heavy rains in central Parwan province, a relative said.Another three from the same family were injured in the incident that took... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A district chief was gunned down in central Kapisa province on Tuesday morning, an official said.Syed Mushataq Sadaat, the Hesa-i-Dom district’s administrative head, came under fire from unidentified assailants in his village.... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three children were killed and four others suffered critical injuries when an old warhead went off in the Kohi Safi district of central Parwan province, an official said on Saturday.Aged between 11 and 17 years, the boys were grazing... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Five civilians were killed and 20 others injured in a suicide attack on an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) convoy in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Friday, an official said.The explosion took place at... read more
KABUL (PAN): The wife of a local council chief was killed during a joint operation by Afghan and NATO  troops in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Thursday.Quick Reaction Force and International Security... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Five members of a local police force were arrested on Wednesday in the Seyah Gard district of northern Parwan province, after they beat shopkeepers in the town's bazaar, an official said.The arrests came a day after one local... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three employees of an Afghan company died when the roof of the building they were in caved in at Bagram Airfield in central Parwan province on Friday, the International Security Assistant Force (ISAF) said.The company, whose name was... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Insurgents have shot dead a district police crime branch chief in central Kapisa province, an official said on Thursday.Abdul Alim Haidari was leading a raid to capture a local rebel leader, Mullah Nadir, in Dalikhel village, the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Thousands of people on Tuesday emerged on roads in central Kapisa province, demanding the removal of the governor and the police chief for what they called their "incompetence" to resolve their problems.The protest rally in... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang Pass, a major route through the Hindu Kush mountains that connects the capital Kabul with several northern provinces, reopened on Saturday, hours later it was blocked by a heavy snowstorm, the highway maintenance authority... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A man shot dead his pregnant wife and a child in Qarabagh district of Kabul province, an official said on Thursday.Mohammad Hanif Siddiqui, the district chief told Pajhwok Afghan News, the man had a verbal dispute with his spouse.He... read more
 MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Work on asphalting an eight kilometer road that links 45 villages with central Panjsher and Kapisa provinces was launched on Thursday, a Cabinet minister said.While inaugurating the asphalting of the road between the Sayad... read more
 KABUL (PAN) Three passengers were killed and two others wounded in a road accident in the Qarabagh district of central Kabul province on Monday, an official said.This head-on collision between two cars took place around 11am in the Mashin Aab... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Four people were killed on Friday during an armed assault by a rival group in the Nijrab district of central Kapisa province, officials said.A fifth person was injured in the shootout that police blamed on a four-year-old enmity... read more
 CHARIKAR (PAN): Residents and traders have financially assisted a couple who sold a baby girl to a neighbour against 7,000 afghanis in central Parwan province.Members of the provincial council intervened into the drama and returned the three-... read more
 CHARIKAR (PAN): A family had sold its daughter due to extreme poverty but provincial council retuned the baby back to the parents in the central province of Parwan, mother of the baby said on Thursday.Mother of the baby who wanted to be... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Intelligence agents detected and confiscated an explosives-laden van in the Seya Gard district of central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday.Two suspects riding the vehicle were arrested in connection with the explosives... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A local insurgent commander was killed and two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were wounded in central Kapisa province on Sunday, an official said.The militant commander, Sher Shah, was killed during a search operation in the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A 140 kilometres rural road was graveled and a 22-km water canal rehabilitated in central Kapisa province, officials said on Thursday.More than 2,210 workers worked on the projects, which took one month to complete, Rural... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Five rebels were killed during an operation in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday.The operation was launched by Afghan National Army (ANA) and police two days ago, the district police chief,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Three people were arrested on the charge of killing Anisa, a health worker, in the central province of Kapisa, officials said on Monday.Anisa was shot dead by two motorcyclists in the Malakan village of Doyama Hisa district on... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Four people, including two bomb makers, were killed when an improvised explosives device went off prematurely inside a house in central Parwan province on Friday, a police official said on Saturday.The two bomb makers were at work on... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Nineteen male and seven female students were awarded the 12th grade certificates after they graduated from a seminary in the Jabulsaraj district of central Parwan province, an official said on Friday.The graduates have memorized the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN):  Police in Parwan province managed to cripple a kidnap gang after eliminating two suspects and managed to rescue a child kidnapped earlier this month. Twenty days ago four-year-old Melad was abducted from a wedding ceremony... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Education Ministry is trying to save nearly 5,000 contract teachers who are likely to lose their positions under a new government ruling that comes into effect next month, an official said on Thursday.   The Ministry of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Hundreds of residents of central Kapisa province on Tuesday accused Wolesi Jirga member Habibullah Afghan of grabbing people’s land.Nearly 300 people staged a four-hour protest from 10am until 2pm in the Nawabad area on the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Thirteen armed insurgents were killed, eleven injured and five others detained during an operation in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Thursday.Launched on November 5, the three-day operation ended... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The deputy director of information and culture has gone on a hunger strike against the sacking of Afghan workers at the Bagram Military Base in central Parwan province, officials said on Sunday.Syed Saboor Mehdi, 27, pitched a tent... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A convoy of the guards of 2nd Vice-President Mohammad Karim Khalili came under militant attack in the Sheikh Ali district of central Parwan province on Sunday, officials said.The insurgents fired with RPG and 82-mm artillery at the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three security guards were injured during a roadside bombing in the Qarabagh district of central Kabul province on Thursday, an official said.The incident took place at around 11am in Arooq Bagh area, where a car carrying prison... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A woman was killed after unidentified men lobbed a hand grenade into her house in Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province, an official said on Monday.The grenade was hurled into the house of Mohammad Razzaq, a resident of... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A power project, involving the installation of five transformers, has been executed in the central province of Parwan, officials said on Sunday. Some 3,000 families will benefit from the scheme.Funded by the US Provincial... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Eight missiles were fired on the Bagram Airbase, a major military centre of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), in the central province of Parwan on Friday, officials said.The missiles landed in the Khanjarkhel area,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Five members of a family were shot dead by a gun man in the Surkh Parsa district of central Parwan province on Thursday, officials said.The incident took place in the Wanda valley of the district, Provincial Council Secretary Abdul... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN):  Intelligence agents have detained three militants planning a suicide attack on the Bagram airbase, a local official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Thursday.The three militants, including a 25 years old would... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN):  Intelligence agents on Wednesday evening detained three militants planning to carry out a suicide attack on the Bagram air base, a local official of the National Directorate of Security said Thursday.The three militants,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Five people were injured during a gun attack in Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province, on Tuesday, an official said.The shooting took place around 5pm after police signalled a car to stop, deputy police chief, Ziaur Rahman... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two youth hanged themselves to death from trees over the past two days in the Qarabagh district of central Kabul province, with residents claiming to have rescued a third from committing suicide, an official and an elder said on Monday.... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Fourteen armed insurgents were killed during a search operation in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials claimed on Thursday.1st Lt. Jamshed, a police commander, said the offensive was launched a week ago and ended... read more
KABUL (PAN): Unidentified gunmen attacked the office of a private radio station in the central province of Parwan, officials said on Tuesday.A Dunya Radio Station guard, Shah Aqa, told Pajhwok Afghan News the assailants hurled a stone into their... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Four Afghan security personnel were killed and a helicopter destroyed during a rocket strike on the main US airbase in central Parwan province on Tuesday, the anniversary of 9/11 attacks on the US, an official said. The rockets... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Thirteen vehicles and 1,000 families were stranded after floods hit central Afghanistan for the second consecutive day on Friday, local officials said.In Kapisa province, 13 vehicles were washed away in the Ghaus valley of Nijrab... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four people were killed and three others wounded in floods triggered by heavy rains in central and eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday.In Laghman province, three children were killed and standing crops damaged by rains and... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two would-be suicide bombers were detained in Bagram district of central Parwan province, the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday.The bombers were arrested by police at 10:30pm on Wednesday when they wanted attack some government... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Five people were killed and 10 others sustained injuries when rockets crashed into a house and a bus stand in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province on Thursday, an official said.One of the two rockets allegedly fired... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Construction work on an agriculture research and training centre, a $3 million project, was launched in central Parwan province on Tuesday.A complex of seven single-storey blocs, the centre is being constructed over a five-acre of... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A newborn baby girl has been kidnapped from a government-run hospital in central Parwan province, doctors said on Tuesday.An unknown woman pretending to be an attendee entered the civil hospital’s maternity ward in Charikar, the... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Three policemen were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Friday, an official said.The police were on a patrol when their vehicle hit a mine in the Korghal area at around... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A roadside bomb tore through a military vehicle of international troops in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, where two insurgents were killed during a clash with police on Thursday, officials said.The International... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A huge fire that gutted 15 shops and partially damaged a house in the capital of central Parwan province has been doused after hectic efforts lasting more than three hours, residents said on Monday.The blaze was caused by a firework... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three people were killed and four others wounded when a van crashed into a fuel tanker in the central province of Parwan on Saturday, an official said.The incident occurred in the Tangi area south of Salang pass, the Salang district... read more
CHARIKAR/MAHMOODRAQI (PAN): Two militants were killed and a Taliban-designated district chief, along with his associate, detained in central Parwan and Kapisa provinces, the spy service said on Sunday.The National Directorate of Security in a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/CHARIKAR (PAN): A district police chief was in the southern province of Kandahar, while a local police commander was killed in central Parwan province shot dead on Saturday, officials said.Motorcyclists opened fire on the vehicle of... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Hundreds of women in the central Parwan province staged a protest, urging stern penalty for murderers of eastern Laghman province women’s affairs director and a female publicly executed in Parwan recently. The director, Hanifa Safi,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A Taliban fighter is seen in a footage shooting a woman for alleged adultery in the central province of Parwan.Security officials have launched a manhunt for the executioners after they fled the scene using women's clothes, Governor... read more
KABUL (PAN): The third phase of security transition began on Wednesday in central Kapisa province, a region that French troops will leave in 45 days, officials said.During the current phase, security in Uruzgan and Kapisa provinces would be... read more
PARAKH (PAN): Three people were killed and a fourth was injured when a car plunged into a river in the Paryano district of central Panjshir province on Monday, an official said.The incident took place in the Arif area before noon, the town’s... read more
JALALABAD/CHARIKAR (PAN): A woman and a child were killed, while nine other civilians injured in two separate missile attacks in eastern Laghman and central Kapisa provinces, officials said on Sunday.In Laghman, a woman and a child were killed, and... read more
CHARIKAR/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Over a dozen Taliban fighters were killed on Thursday during an operation by the security forces in central province of Parwan, officials said.Thirteen Taliban fighters were killed and four others wounded in the operation... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two Taliban group leaders were killed and their three accomplices injured during an ongoing search operation in the Ghorband valley of central Parwan province on Tuesday, an official said. The operation is jointly conducted by... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A power struggle within Taliban factions in the central province have left two dead after a shootout among themselves, an official said Sunday.Taliban fighters appointed Mirza Khan as the Shinwari district chief, but local Taliban... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four people, including a woman, were shot dead in an apparent family dispute in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangahar province on Wednesday, an official said.The incident occurred before noon in the Tangi area, said the district... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three NATO-led soldiers’ fuel supply tankers were torched by insurgents in the Shaikh Ali district of central Parwan province, an official said on Tuesday.On its way to central Bamyan province, the convoy came under attack in Tang-i-... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A security guard was injured on Monday night when unidentified gunmen hurled a hand grenade at a local radio station in the central Parwan province.Besides injuring the guard of the Dunya Radio Station, the building was also... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Eight policemen and six Taliban fighters were killed, while 13 others, including two policemen, wounded during a clash with Taliban in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Wednesday. The clash erupted late Tuesday... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A security guard was injured on Monday night when unidentified gunmen hurled a hand grenade at a local radio station in the central Parwan province.Besides injuring the guard of the Dunya Radio Station, the building was also damaged... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Nearly a tonne of drugs seized during raids over the past year was torched in northeastern Badakhshan province, bordering Pakistan’s Chitral valley, an official said on Monday.Col. Habibullah Faroghi, a senior counternarcotics... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier shot dead his aunt after a verbal clash over a property dispute in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Thursday, an official said.The 23-year-old was killed in the Qalacha Sokhta... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Work on 11 Japan-funded schools, benefiting 10,000 students, would be launched soon in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, an official said on Wednesday.Buildings would be constructed for Abdul Sattar Shahid, Nikah Khel,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A Taliban commander was detained along with two of his associates in the central province of Parwan, officials said on Friday.Commander Humayun, alias Jahid, and his accomplices Mudeer and Nasratullah were detained by National... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two civilians and a fighter were killed and five other insurgents wounded during a clash in central province of Parwan, officials said on Friday.The clash erupted late on Thursday night when the militants attacked the Sya Gard... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A $1.25 million (62.34m afs) irrigation project that was started three years ago is now lying idle and residents are grappling daily without clean drinking water in central Parwan province. They complaint that work on four wells... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A young shepherd heading to graze his herd was killed, while his two friends were critically injured, when a warhead exploded in the central province of Parwan, officials said on Saturday.The blast occurred at noon in the Nawaj area... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A total of fifty policemen awarded certificates on completing eight-month training by the South Korean Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in northern Parwan province, an official said.PAJHWOK/Farid Tanha
CHARIKAR (PAN): A man has been arrested by intelligence operatives for plotting to assassinate the governor of central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday.The detainee confessed to the conspiracy following his arrest last week, the... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A suicide bomber on foot blew himself up in the remote northeastern province of Badakhshan on Thursday, killing two civilians, officials said.At least two people were killed and 17 others wounded in the explosion that rocked the main... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A delegation of French Embassy in Kabul at a unexpected visit arrived northern Parwan province, an official said.PAJHWOK/Farid Tanha
FAIZABAD (PAN): Eighteen people, including women and children, were killed and 20 houses damaged by snow avalanches in the Nasi district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Sunday.The avalanches hit Monikh, Rio and Shorian... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Eighteen people, including women and children, were killed and 20 houses damaged by snow avalanches in the Nasi district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Sunday.The avalanches hit Monikh, Rio and Shorian... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Agricultural equipment including saws, scissors, and shovels were distributed among farmers in Sayed Khel district of northern Parwan province, an official said.PAJHWOK/Farid Tanha
CHARIKAR/ QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Separate armed clashes between rival families in central Parwan and northwestern Badghis provinces have left six people dead and nearly a dozen others wounded, officials said on Saturday.Five people were killed and seven... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The construction works of an institute and four school, costing id="mce_marker".4 million, started in northern Parwan province, an official said.The (PRT-South Korean) project will be executed within 17 months.PAJHWOK/Farid Tanha
FAIZABAD (PAN): As many as 16 people, including four women, drowned in a river following a traffic accident in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday.On its way to the Khastak area, the vehicle plunged into the river in Juram... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A policeman opened fire, killing the Siahgard district chief’s driver and wounding his own colleague after a verbal clash.Muhammad Sayeed Sadiqi, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took place last night.“... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang Pass -- linking the capital Kabul with northern Afghanistan -- reopened for traffic on Wednesday, two days after a heavy snowstorm closed northern and southern parts of the key highway, an official said.With threats... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A number of officials, representatives of various organs and locals take part in a gathering aimed at opening a network of Civil Society in northern Parwan province.PAJHWOK/Farid Tanha
FAIZABAD (PAN): One person was killed, seven others injured and 26 houses destroyed as snow avalanches continued to wreak havoc in northeastern Badakhshan province, the scene of dozens of such incidents this winter, an official said on Monday.Six... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang Pass, linking the capital Kabul with northern Afghanistan, on Thursday reopened for traffic, five days after a heavy snowstorm closed the key highway's northern and southern parts, officials said.The snowstorm threats had... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A six-month training course, consisting more than 200 youth, got underway in Parwan, Kapisa and northern Panjshir province with the cost of $220 thousands being supported by the United States Agency for International Development (... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Wheat was distributed to more than 20,000 poor families by the provincial departments of the Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Agriculture, National Disaster Management Authority, Public Works and Provincial Council in northern... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Fresh snowstorm has once again led to the closure of a strategic mountain pass, connecting Kabul with the northern provinces, officials said today. Commander of Salang Pass Gen. Abdul Rajab told Pajhwok Afghan News the early... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Five policemen, including a district police chief, had been arrested on charges of firing at protestors during anti-US demonstrations in the central province of Kapisa, officials said on Sunday.Haji Siddique, Shinwari district police... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The process of distributing wheat to 20,000 poor families in central Parwan province is underway on Saturday, an official said.Abdul Kabir Farzam, agriculture department head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the campaign was launched from... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): At least 37 people were killed after an entire village was buried under a massive snow avalanche in northern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday.Another six people were rescued in injured condition after the disaster... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two people were killed and five others, including two NATO-led soldiers, wounded in a suicide bombing at the entrance to Bagram Airbase, where the Quran was recently descrated, in central Parwan province on Monday.The bomber... read more
FAIZABADA (PAN): The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday said that doctors along with tonnes of medicines had reached northern Badakhshan province to deal with pneumonia cases there.Local officials have given contradictory casualty figures for... read more
CHAGHCHARAN/FAIZABAD (PAN): Snow avalanches killed nearly a dozen people and injured several others in western Ghor and northern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Saturday.Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority chief for Ghor... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Thousands of people continued protests for a third consecutive day on Thursday in the capital Kabul and elsewhere in the country against the alleged burning of the Quran by US troops at the Bagram Airbase, witnesses said.PAJHWOK... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): US troops have shot injured a man and detained five others during a protest against the alleged burning of the Quran at the Bagram Airbase in central Parwan province.“Late on Monday, foreign soldiers burnt a few copies of the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Foreign troops had mistakenly burnt some Quran pages used by prisoners for sending messages at the Bagram Airbase in central Parwan province, a provincial council member said on Tuesday.Hundreds of people protested against the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): US troops have shot injured a man and detained five others during a protest against the alleged burning of the Quran at the Bagram Airbase in central Parwan province.“Late on Monday, foreign soldiers burnt a few copies of the holy... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang Pass, linking the capital Kabul with northern Afghanistan, on Tuesday reopened for traffic, 36 hours after a heavy snowstorm closed the key highway, officials said.Snowstorm threats had subsided and both sides of the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Salang highway, which connects the capital Kabul with northern provinces, would remain closed for another 72 hours due to an ongoing snowstorm on both sides of the tunnel, officials said on Monday.The highway’s maintenance commander... read more
PARWAN (PAN): The key Salang Pass, connecting northern provinces with capital Kabul has been closed for traffic due to heavy snowfalls and snowstorms, and cleaning the route was underway, officials said on Saturday.According to Salang Pass... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Seven trainers with the Afghan Development Association (ADA) were arrested in connection with a recent blaze at the Sadiq High School in central Parwan province on Wednesday, an official said.The ADA staffers, who were training... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A fire comprehensively damaged a school building in central Parwan province on Sunday, an official said.  The incident took place in the Siddiqui High School in the first police district of Charikar, the provincial capital... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A fire comprehensively damaged a school building in central Parwan province on Sunday, an official said.  The incident took place in the Siddiqui High School in the first police district of Charikar, the provincial capital... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The security responsibility for Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, and eight districts was handed over to Afghan forces at a special ceremony on Tuesday.Security Transition Commission Chairman Ashraf Ghani... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): (PAN): Eight people, including a woman and two children, were killed and two others injured in avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Monday.An avalanche in the Barikab Pass... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang Pass, linking the capital Kabul with northern Afghanistan on Monday reopened for traffic, hours after a heavy snowstorm closed northern and southern parts of the key highway, officials said. A snowstorm that... read more
KABUL (PAN): A pilot and a district police chief were injured when an Afghan National Army (ANA) helicopter performed a hard landing in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Sunday.The 17-M helicopter was on a mission to rescue snow-... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The Department of Public Health on Saturday launched a blood donation drive in Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said.Acting Public Health Director Dr. Noor Ahmad Khawari said the campaign was... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Fourteen people trapped in avalanches triggered by heavy snow were rescued and link roads in Zibak and Wakhan districts reopened in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday.A rescue team of the Agha Khan Foundation... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang Pass linking the capital Kabul with northern Afghanistan on Monday reopened for traffic, hours after a heavy snowstorm closed northern and southern parts of the key highway, officials said. Threats of... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Security Transition Commission Chairman Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Tuesday blamed parliamentarians from northwestern Badakhshan province for destabilizing some districts.Ahmadzai, who visited province to assess preparations for... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang highway, which connects northern provinces with the capital Kabul, reopened for traffic after a day-long blockade by heavy snowfall on both sides of the busy pass, officials said on Saturday.A snowstorm that started on... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Juma Khan, a resident of Khwahan district in northeastern Badakhshan province, says "the ongoing drought and snowfall have destroyed all of his property, forcing him to hand over his six children to the district chief for survival.... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Forty percent among 530,000 children in the northeastern Badakhshan province have been forced into hard labour, a survey conducted by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has revealed.As many as 300 children in Wakhan, Zibak,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A six kilometres road was inaugurated in the Shinwar district of central Parwan province on Monday, an official said on Monday.Funded by the rural rehabilitation department, the project that cost more than 12,000,000 afghanis ($244,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Six buildings for schools and a madrasa (religious school) were reconstructed and provided with necessary equipment in Syedkhel district of central Parwan province, an official said on Wednesday.Funded by Japan, the projects cost $... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Five tonnes of different ammunitions were delivered to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme in central Parwan province, an official said on Tuesday.The ammunitions had been collected from insurgents and illegal... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four insurgents were killed and 31 others, including a commander, were detained during an ongoing operation to rescue 11 abducted policemen in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Thursday.The operation that involved... read more
KHOST CITY/CHARIKAR (PAN): Five tribal elders were among eight people killed in separate attacks in southeastern Khost and central Parwan provinces, officials said on SaturdayUnidentified gunmen shot dead four tribal elders and injured a civilian in... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The first batch of a local police force, comprising 121 recruits, on Thursday completed a two-month training course in central Parwan province, officials said.The policemen would be deployed to Shinwari and Siagird districts to help... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN):  Disease and lack of feed has badly affected livestock, a key source of livelihood for residents of northern Badakhshan province, where several roads remain blocked due to snowfall, officials said on Tuesday.The residents of... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Fourteen kidnapped children of ages between eight and 12 years were rescued from their kidnappers in central Parwan province on Monday, officials said.Kidnapped from northern Kunduz province, the children were freed from their... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were injured in a roadside bombing on the Kabul-Parwan highway, officials said on Wednesday.The incident took place when an ISAF military vehicle struck a roadside bomb in... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Members of the race team were picked on Monday when a 10-kilometre sprint got under way in central Parwan province.The race from Pul-i-Hofyan to the Charikar Sports Stadium featured 30 athletes, Parwan Sport Director Syed Hesamuddin... read more
PARWAN, Nov 20, 2011: Some Parwan residents claim their MPs have done nothing for the past one year.They say the MPs have neither contacted their constituents since the election nor honored the promises they made during their campaigns.PAJHWOK... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Hundreds of students, who previously attended classes under tents, would benefit from a newly-constructed building for a school that was inaugurated in central Parwan province on Saturday.Funded by the US Provincial Reconstruction... read more
KABUL (PAN):  A blast jolted the Qarabagh district of capital Kabul some time ago, inflicting casualties on four people, an official said.Khwaja Mohammad Hanif Seddiqi, administrative head of the town, told Pajhwok Afghan News a magnet bomb,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Five security check-posts have been set up to stabilise the Siagird district of central Parwan province, an official said on Wednesday.The posts were established during search operations in Surma, Kata Sang, Gahwara Gak, Sardashtak... read more
CHARIKAR (PSN): Six Japanese-funded education projects worth $ 600,000 (28,836,000afs) have been completed in the Salang district of central Parwan province, officials said on Tuesday.The projects, including buildings for a Quran memorisation centre... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A special attorney office, aimed at preventing violence against women, was opened in central Parwan province on Monday, officials said.The office will operate under the provincial attorney office, prosecutor Nyaz Mohammad Nikyar told... read more
PARWAN, Oct 26, 2011: At least 10 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded in two back-to-back oil tanker explosions near the main US military base in central Parwan province, officials said on Wednesday.A magnet bomb, attached to a... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): At least 10 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded in two back-to-back oil tanker explosions near the main US military base in central Parwan province, officials said on Wednesday.A magnet bomb, attached to a fuel tanker... read more
PARWAN, Oct 24, 2011: A would-be suicide attacker, seeking to detonate his explosives near Interior Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi, was arrested in central Parwan province on Sunday, an official said.The minister was on his way to central... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A would-be suicide attacker, seeking to detonate his explosives near Interior Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi, was arrested in central Parwan province on Sunday, an official said.The minister was on his way to central Panjsher... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): At least four civilians were killed and three others injured in a landmine blast in western Herat province, officials said on Sunday.The explosion took place late on Saturday when residents tried to defuse the landmine planted by... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two employees of the Bagram airbase were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in central Parwan province, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday in the Simai Afghanha area on the outskirt of Charikar, the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A drug rehabilitation centre in central Parwan province reopened on Tuesday after two years of closure, officials said.The hospital, run with the help of the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), was closed due to a shortage of funds,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Security forces have seized a huge quantity of weapons and explosives in central Parwan province, officials said on Tuesday.The explosives and weapons were recovered over the past 48 hours in Jabalus Saraj and Bagram districts, the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A magnet bomb attached to a fuel tanker went off near the Bagram Airport in central Parwan province, but there were no casualties, an official said on Wednesday.The explosion occurred late on Tuesday at the eastern gate of the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): More than 800 students, including 150 girls, appeared for the first time in a night institute entry test in the central province of Parwan, an official said on Thursday.As many as 500 students would be granted admissions to the... read more
PARWAN, Oct 05, 2011: Two people were killed, a dozen others wounded and nearly one hundred houses damaged as a result of flash flooding in central Parwan province , officials said on Wednesday.Nearly 400 families were also displaced by the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN):  Two people were killed, a dozen others wounded and nearly one hundred houses damaged as a result of flash flooding in central Parwan province , officials said on Wednesday.Nearly 400 families were also displaced by the flash... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A magnet bomb, attached to a fuel tanker, was defused before the vehicle reached its destination in central Parwan province, officials said on Tuesday.The bomb was fixed to a tanker carrying fuel for the International Security... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A large number of school and university students and teachers of northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday demanded stringent punishment for the killers of High Peace Council chairman Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani.Rabbani was killed... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two hundred women graduated from a six-month English learning and computer literacy course in central Parwan province on Thursday, an official said.Arranged by the women's affair department with financial support from the Provincial... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN):  Amass-marriage ceremony, involving 21 young couples and sponsored by an Afghan entrepreneur, was held in central Parwan province on Monday, officials said.A mass-marriage commission containing representatives from women affairs... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A man axed his wife to death by chopping off her fingers and toes in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, an official said on Monday.The killer, who managed to flee the area after perpetrating the murder, was arrested late on... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Up to 20 Taliban fighters were killed and six others wounded in a joint operation by Afghan and NATO-led soldiers in central Parwan province, the governor said on Saturday.The three-day offensive was conducted in different districts... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Protestors blocked the Kabul-Parwan highway on Saturday to condemn the assassination of Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani, the High Peace Council chairman.More than 500 people took to the streets, urging a stop to the killing of high-profile... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): An ISAF supply vehicle was torched by rebels in the Siah Gird district of central Parwan province on Friday morning, an official said.Militants intercepted the Bamyan-bound truck, got down the driver and drove the vehicle to the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): An ISAF supply vehicle was torched by rebels in the Siah Gird district of central Parwan province on Friday morning, an official said.Militants intercepted the Bamyan-bound truck, got down the driver and drove the vehicle to the... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Four suspected fighters, who wanted to carry out an attack in coordination with an intelligence operative, were arrested in the northern province of Badakhshan, an official said on Monday.The suspects include Qari Amruddin, Qari... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A prisoner was found dead the in the central jail of Parwan province, officials said on Sunday.Rahmatullah passed away on Saturday night, Jail Superintendent Col. Mohammad Mubin told Pajhwok Afghan News.The 22-year-old had been... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Four Taliban were killed and five others wounded during an operation by Afghan soldiers in the central province of Parwan, an official said on Wednesday.Bodies of the militants, killed in the two-day operation in Koh-i-Safi district... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) won the Police Football Cup in central Parwan province, officials said on Sunday.Featuring Parwan Police, Chamber of Commerce, Ajmal Rahmani Foundation and Al-Jihad Clubs, the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The second deputy chairman of the Meshrano-Jirga, or upper house of Parliament, narrowly escaped an attempt on his life in the Qarabagh district of Kabul province, officials said on Sunday.Unidentified gunmen opened fire at the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two rockets landed at the main US military base in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Saturday night, an official said on Sunday.The rockets fell at around 8pm at the airfield of the Bagram base, provincial police... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The dead bodies of a pair of German hikers, who went missing two weeks ago in central Parwan province, have been recovered and handed over to foreign forces, officials said Tuesday.The pair went missing after they went on a hiking... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A foreign soldier, a policeman and an Afghan interpreter were injured in a Taliban attack in the Hesaye Duwum district of central Panjsher province, officials said on Tuesday.The joint forces were attacked by the insurgents from a... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN):  Four Kochis (nomads) have been arrested on the charge of killing two German hikers who were found dead after going missing two weeks ago in central Parwan province, officials said on Monday.The dead bodies of the two German... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The body of a disabled girl was found dumped in a ruined house on the outskirts of Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province, on Friday, police said.The apparently 24-year-old girl was found dead in a ruined house in Ahingaran... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): An 18-member militant group, led by Maulvi Abdul Hadi, has joined the peace process in the Daraim district of northern Badakhshan province, the governor said on Saturday.Shah Waliullah Adeeb told Pajhwok Afghan News an Al Qaeda-... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Residents of the Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province captured a 16-year-old would-be suicide bomber with an explosive vest ahead of Juma prayers, officials said on Saturday.Director of the intelligence department,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Seventy percent of the reconstructions work on the Salang tunnel has been completed, the acting minister of public works announced on Thursday.Ahmad Shah Waheed, during a visit to the area, told Pajhwok Afghan News work on the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two German mountaineers have been missing in central Parwan province for the past four days, local officials said on Tuesday. The foreigners disappeared in Salang district, Brig. Gen Sher Ahmad Maldani, the provincial police chief,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): The distribution of residential plots in a teachers' township got under way in northern Jawzjan province on Sunday. More than 580 teachers from Khanaqa and Aqcha districts benefitted from the housing scheme, Education Director... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): The distribution of residential plots in a teachers' township got under way in northern Jawzjan province on Sunday. More than 580 teachers from Khanaqa and Aqcha districts benefitted from the housing scheme, Education Director... read more
PARWAN, August 14, 2011: This week's Taliban attack on the governor's compounds in central Parwan province caused a financial loss of $300,000, an official said on Tuesday. The attack was conducted two days back when five suicide... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Parwan governor on Wednesday accused residents of aiding the militants who attacked the governor's house on August 14. "The people provide shelter for and instructed the suicide attackers," Governor Abdul Basir... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): This week's Taliban attack on the governor's compounds in central Parwan province caused a financial loss of $300,000, an official said on Tuesday. The attack was conducted two days back when five suicide bombers stormed the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Twenty-two people were killed in a brazen suicide attack by the Taliban on the governor's house in Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province, on Sunday, officials said. In Kabul, the Ministry of Interior said the dead... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Thee truckers were detained on the charge of stealing fuel from ISAF supply tankers in the central province of Parwan on Monday, officials said. The drivers were caught red-handed while unloading fuel from tankers in the Tajikan... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Eleven people, including eight Taliban fighters, were killed and five civilians wounded during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign soldiers in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, an official said Saturday. The insurgents and... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A Kabul Municipality player won on Saturday the first leg of a cycle race, which began from the capital city and terminated in Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province. Karim Yaqut won the 65-kilometre race that involved 55... read more
PARAKH (PAN): Security for the central province of Panjsher transitioned from NATO-led American troops to Afghan forces on Sunday, officials said. A ceremony marking the security transfer, attended by Afghan, US and ISAF officials, was held in... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Coalition troops opened fired at a civilian car, killing one woman and injuring five others in Tagab district of central Kapisa province, a public representative said on Tuesday. The incident took place in the Sherkhel area of... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): One ISAF soldier, one ISAF civilian, and an NDS employee were killed, and another ISAF soldier injured, in a shootout in central Panjshir province, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place on Saturday morning in the Hesay... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two men were shot dead after they shot injured a former jihadi commander as a result of an old enmity in Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province, police said on Friday. The incident took place at around 11am in the fifth... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): An M-27, a Russian military aircraft, crashed at midnight Tuesday in the Seya Gird district of central Parwan province, officials said. The crash occurred in the Qandqistan area, governor Abdul Baser Salangi told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The fate of the police officer who was abducted on Saturday in the Yawan district of northeastern Badakhshan province is not yet known, an official told Pajhwok on Monday. Hussain Ali, a Yawan district police officer, was kidnapped... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hashmatullah Barakzai qualified for the national cycling team after securing first position in a three-day race from Kabul to northern Badakhshan, officials said on Thursday. Upto 45 competitors from 15 provinces participated in the... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Security personnel detained the alleged mastermind of a recent attack on the governor of Badakhshan, officials said on Tuesday. Maulvi Abdul Razaq, the alleged planner of the attack, and two of his comrades, Mullah Shams-u-din and... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two people were killed and two injured in a suicide attack Tuesday targeting the vehicle of the Parwan provincial governor.  The attack on the governor's convoy took place around 11:00 am near his provincial office.... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The northeastern Badakhshan province governor and the chief of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) both survived an ambush on Monday, an official said. Governor Shah Wali-ullah Adeeb and NDS chief Ali Ahmad Mubaraz were... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen beheaded a shepherd in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday. The shepherd’s name was Mohammad Zahir. He belonged to the Gujar tribe in the Kasham district. He was beheaded... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A joint Afghan-international security force killed three Taliban fighters during an operation in the central province of Parwan, officials said on Wednesday. The offensive was conducted in the Qamchaq valley of Siah Gird town, the... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A family member of two lawmakers has been arrested by counternarcotics police with 52.7 kilograms of opium in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday. Hedayatullah, the brother of Mariam Kufi and Fauzia Kufi,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three dead bodies, one believed to be of the Bamyan council chief, were found in central Parwan province, officials said on Tuesday. The bodies were dumped on a road in the Qamchaq area of Siah Gird district, the district chief,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two people were killed and three others injured in road accidents in the central province of Parwan on Monday, officials said. In one incident, a truck flipped over in the Barikab area of Bagram district, a traffic police officer,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The body of an Italian citizen, who was beaten to death in central Panjsher province after an altercation with locals, was handed over to foreign troops on Sunday, officials said. Cristiano Congiu was killed while vacationing in the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A foreign tourist, said to be an Italian citizen, was beaten to death in the central province of Panjsher after an altercation with locals, officials said on Saturday. Cristiano Congiu, along with an American woman and an Afghan... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A police officer was killed during a clash with insurgents, who also kidnapped a provincial council member, in central Bamyan province, officials said on Friday. Ziaul Haq, the Siah Gird district deputy police chief, was killed... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A man was killed when his explosives-laden car was detonated in central Panjsher province, the governor said on Thursday. The incident took place late on Wednesday night in the Astana area, Karamuddin Karim told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Taliban insurgents shot dead a former jihadi commander in the central province of Parwan, officials said on Saturday. The ex-jihadi leader Azizullah was traveling in Syad Gard district when militants intercepted his vehicle on... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang highway, which connects Kabul with northern provinces, has been blocked to traffic since Thursday evening due to floods triggered by heavy rains in central Parwan province, officials said on Friday. Floodwaters emerging... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Korean Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) headquarters came under rocket attack in the central province of Parwan, officials said on Thursday. Several rockets, fired from an unknown direction, landed near the PRT headquarters... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Militants fired two rockets at the main military base in central Afghanistan, causing no casualties, an official said on Wednesday. The rockets landed in a barren area inside the sprawling Bagram Airbase on Tuesday night, the... read more
  CHARIKAR (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a girl in the central province of Parwan, where the body of a boy was found, officials said on Monday. The 12-year old girl was killed when armed men stormed a house in the Ezatkhel area of... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): More than 3,000 students would benefit from the construction of five school buildings in a remote district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Sunday. The buildings constructed for Kharandaz, Payan-i-Shahr, Chap... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Three World Bank-funded bridge projects were launched were launched in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Wednesday. Each year flash floods and overflowing rivers block routes to nine districts and cause causalities... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Intelligence operatives arrested a would-be suicide attacker in central Parwan province on Saturday, an official said. The man was detained in the Pul-i-Muttak area of Charikar city by intelligence operatives, Parwan police chief,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Ten people were detained on Tuesday on the charge of fomenting violence during Monday's protest that resulted in the killing of two demonstrators and injuries to 28 others in the central province of Parwan, an official said.... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): One man was killed and 21 others were injured during a protest against the detention of religious scholars by foreign troops in the central province of Parwan, officials said. NATO-led forces detained two religious scholars during... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A husband fatally stabbed his pregnant wife on Thursday due to a family dispute in the central province of Parwan, an official said. Hamidullah, 34, killed his 22-year-old pregnant wife on Thursday morning in Deh Maskin area of... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two teenage girls were hospitalised after lighting caused a fire in their house in Sayedkhel district of central Parwan province, officials said on Monday. The incident happened on Sunday night, the district chief, Abdul Shakur... read more
KABUL(PAN): A fire that broke out in a liquefied gas selling shop overnight killed a man and gutted at least 27 shops in Qara-i-Bagh district of Kabul province, an official said on Friday. The incident happened late on Thursday, the district chief... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): With the surrender of 38 weapons by former jihadi commanders in Surkh-i-Parsa district of central Parwan province, the district was declared peaceful on Tuesday. Seven commanders surrendered 38 weapons to the Disbandment of Illegal... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two people were killed and two others were injured when a car flipped over in central Parwan province, officials said on Monday. The accident happened late on Sunday in Bagrami district, a traffic official, Mohammad Yonous Pardes,... read more
  CHARIKAR (PAN): Two girls died after eating a poisonous plant in Bagram district of central Parwan province on Tuesday, officials said. "My two daughters died after they ate a poisonous herb, called Marg-i-Zanan in the local dialect,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang highway partially reopened on Monday afternoon after being closed since midnight due to heavy snowfall, officials said. Some of the snow, which had blocked the highway for several hours, had been cleared so that passenger... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): As many as 200 science teachers, including 60 females, completed a three-month training course in central Panjsher province on Thursday, an official said. The teachers learnt physics, biology, mathematics, algebra, geometry and... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A seven-member group of Taliban fighters joined the peace process in the central province on Parwan on Monday, but their commander refused to surrender, an official said. The group, which had been active in Sya Gard district of the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Ministry of Women's Affairs distributed food assistance to more than 900 female participants of a literacy course in central Parwan province on Wednesday, an official said. Edibles such as wheat, ghee, peas and salt were... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Seven men have been arrested on the charge of kidnapping a teenage boy and using him as a dancer at marriage parties in central Kapisa province, officials said on Thursday. They kidnapped 14-year-old Esmatullah about two months ago... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Hundreds of people gathered in central Parwan province on Tuesday calling on the government to protect religious scholars, following the assassination of an imam two days earlier. About 2,000 people, both civilians and religious... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang pass was reopened from one side on Monday morning after two nights and a day blockade, while two workers of road maintenance and a civilian were injured during the snow clearing process, an official said. Snowstorm that... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Unidentified men shot a religious scholar with a bird hunting shotgun, killing him on the spot in the central province of Parwan, officials said on Sunday. Maulvi Mohammad Asif was going home on Saturday night from a nearby mosque... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Avalanches triggered by heavy snowfalls left the Salang pass, which connects northern provinceswith Kabul, completely blocked throughout Sunday, leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded on both parts of the highway, officials said.... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three members of a family, including a child, were killed and four others were injured when a house collapsed due to heavy rains in the central province of Parwan, officials said on Monday. The house which got heavily drenched due... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Three people, including a six-month-old baby, were killed when a car plunged into a deep ravine in central Kapisa province, an official said on Saturday. Another three people, including a woman, were injured in the incident that... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Gunmen attacked a mosque in central Kapisa province on Friday night, burning copies of the Holy Quran and some equipment, locals said on Saturday. The Khwaja Sayed Hussain Mosque is in Hesa Dowom Kohistanat district. Loudspeakers,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The United Arab Emirates donated food items and warm clothing to hundreds of deserving families in central Kapisa province on Monday, an official said. All the 1,500 families had been identified by community councils and officials,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A tribal militia commander was killed during a clash with the Taliban insurgents in the central province of Parwan, officials said on Monday. The clash erupted at midnight when the fighters attacked Commander Faizul Rahman's... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): An ammunition dump was discovered by the security personnel in the central province of Parwan, officials said on Monday. Machine gun bullets, explosives, grenades and anti-aircraft shells, were recovered from a house in the Doghabad... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN) An interior ministry official died of his wounds at a hospital in Kabul on Sunday, a day after he was shot by gunmen in central Parwan province, officials said. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Jafar was on the way to his office in Charikar,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): About 180 schoolteachers, including 115 women, are being imparted a special training in different subjects in central Panjsher province, an official said on Monday. The three-month training programme, aimed at helping teachers to... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Four people were killed and a fifth injured when a civilian car crashed into a truck on the Salang highway in northern Baghlan province on Thursday, an official said. The accident took place at 8am in Chuchak area north of Salang... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A well-equipped 15-bed hospital was inaugurated in the capital of central Parwan province on Thursday, officials said. Funded by a local trader, the project was completed in six months, provincial health department head, Muhammad... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A 40 percent increase has been noticed in road accidents on the Kabul-Parwan highway since March, 2010, compared to the same period in 2009, an official said on Thursday. Up to 86 road accidents occurred during the period, leaving... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A husband fatally stabbed his wife after allegedly catching her in bed with another man in the central province of Parwan, an official said on Monday. Obaidullah, 37, walked into his house in Qulhair area of Shinwari district on... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The son of a former police official had been rescued by Afghan security officials after spending one day in captivity in the central province of Parwan, officials said on Monday. Muhammad Samim, 25, son of Gen. Abdul Halim Kohistani... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Gunmen kidnapped overnight the son of a former police official in central Parwan province, officials said on Sunday. Muhammad Samim, son of Gen. Abdul Haleem Kohistani, was kidnapped along with his friend in Pul-i-Matak area on... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): New police headquarters buildings were inaugurated in Rakha and Paryan districts of central Panjsher province on Thursday, officials said. Each building, having administrative rooms, observation rooms, barracks, dining halls,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A newly-constructed building for police headquarters was inaugurated in the Shatal district of central Panjsher province on Tuesday, officials said. Having six administrative rooms, as many rooms for the police personnel, a barrack... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Afghan police and NATO-led forces killed a dozen Taliban fighters during a clash in central Kapisa province, officials said on Saturday. An ISAF soldier was also killed in the overnight fight in the Jalokhel area of Tagab district,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Security forces seized a car full of explosives in central Parwan province on Wednesday, an official said. The vehicle was seized at 3:30pm in the Qalacha-i-Sokhata area of Bagrami district, the Parwan police chief told Pajhwok... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Expired medicine and food were burnt by public health officials in the central province of Parwan, an official said on Wednesday. The 25 items of medicine and a tonne of food were collected from clinics and shops over the past two... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Special arrangements have been put in place to prevent possible casualties caused by snowfall in the Salang Pass, the main route connecting Kabul to several northern provinces, an official said on Thursday. The arrangements include... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Dozens of religious scholars took to the streets of central Parwan province for a fifth day on Wednesday, demanding punishment for killers of three imams over the past three months. Two imams were shot dead in the provincial capital... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Twenty-four drug traffickers have been detained on charges of trafficking 548 kilograms of drugs over the past eight months in the central province of Parwan, an official said on Monday. Since the beginning of the current year, 548... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A police officer was killed while defusing a landmine in northern Parwan province, officials said. Faridullah, in charge of the police engineering team, was killed in the Sadullah area of Charikar, the deputy police chief said. Col... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN):  Officials in the women’s affairs department of central Parwan province say there have been fewer cases of violence against women this year, but provincial officials say women in the rural areas are still at risk. Last... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): More than 100 unregistered vehicles, and four weapons, have been seized in central Parwan province, officials said on Sunday. The vehicles were stopped over the last three days by security forces, Parwan police chief, Brig. Gen.... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A policeman was killed and two others were injured on Monday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in central Parwan province, officials said. The incident took place at 8am in the Daraz Gerd area of Shinwari district, district... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): To improve reporting skill, 100 journalists attended a day-long training session in central Parwan province on Saturday. The workshop – first of its kind in the province --- was attended by reporters from Parwan, Panjshir and... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two people suspected of involvement in the insurgency, murder and adultery have been arrested in central Parwan province, officials said on Tuesday. They were detained in the Sanjad Dara area of Charikar, the provincial capital,... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Eighty percent of vegetables produced in central Parwan province this year have gone rotten due to closure of a vegetable-processing plant, officials say. The plant stopped operation last year, leaving a negative impact on vegetable... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Two International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) soldiers were wounded when their armoured vehicle flipped over in central Parwan province, officials said on Saturday. The accident took place in the Daraz Gird area of Shinwari... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Taliban militant on Thursday fired two rockets on Bagram Airfield, the largest US base in the country, wounding two civilians, officials said. "Two civilians were slightly injured and have been since released from the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Work on asphalting the Bagram-Deh Sabz road between Parwan and Kabul provinces was launched on Wednesday, officials said. The road links the Barik-i-Aab area in Parwan with the Joibar neighbourhood in Kabul, Bagram district chief,... read more
PARAKH (PAN): As many as 2,200 farmers received improved wheat seed and chemical fertilisers in central Panjsher province, an official said on Monday, but growers complained they had been seed of poor quality. Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock... read more
PARAKH (PAN): As many as 2,200 farmers received improved wheat seed and chemical fertilisers in central Panjsher province, an official said on Monday, but growers complained they had been seed of poor quality. Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock... read more
KABUL (PAN): The bride and groom were among 60 people killed when a building collapsed at a wedding party in northern Baghlan province on Wednesday, an official said. The mud building in the remote district of Jilga was overcrowded which caused it... read more
PARAKH (PAN): A bomb exploded inside the residence of a senior government official in northern Panjsher province, officials said on Tuesday. However, the blast caused no causalities. Panjsher Women Affairs Director Maryam Panjsheri told Pajhwok... read more
PARAKH (PAN): Work on the construction of a new building for energy department has been launched in the central province of Panjsher, officials said. The three-storey building with 16 administrative rooms and a hall is estimated to cost $200,000... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A cow has given birth to a two-headed calf in the Lomrei Hesa district of central Kapisa district, locals said on Wednesday. Sayed, a resident of Sherkhankhel village said, the two-headed calf was born in their house, but... read more
PARAKH (PAN): Work on the first orphanage in central Panjsher province started on Monday, officials said. The orphanage, approximately 1,320 square metres, is being built in Anaba district and funded by a community of Afghans in Australia called... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Plots of land are being distributed to nearly 1,026 families who have returned from neighbouring Pakistan and Iran to Barikab town of Bagram district in central Parwan province, an official said on Sunday. Initially 300 families,... read more
MAIDAN SHAR (PAN): Hundreds of families will benefit from more than a dozen reconstruction projects recently completed in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Sunday. The projects, costing nine million afghanis, have been... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Unknown gunmen shot dead a prayer leader inside a mosque in Charikar, the provincial capital of central Parwan province, officials said on Friday. The 60-year-old, Maulvi Khan Aqa, was in his room in the mosque premises when the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The counterterrorism police chief for the Jabalus Saraj district of central Parwan province was killed in a traffic accident on Tuesday, officials said. Eight people, including a policeman, were wounded in the collision that took... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has renovated 24 mosques and assisted religious scholars in central Parwan province, an official said on Sunday. The renovation of mosques was completed by the UAE personnel at the Provincial... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Six militants, including two Pakistanis, have been killed in a bombardment by the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) in central Parwan province, an official said on Sunday. The raid targeted a house in the Mandikol... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI/CHARIKAR (PAN): Thousands of people in central Afghanistan protested for a second day on Saturday, warning that if a Florida church went ahead with its plan to burn copies of the Quran it could spark a holy war against foreigners in the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Women standing in the September 18 parliamentary election accuse their rival candidates in central Parwan province of pretending to be insurgents to threaten them.Zainab Haibat, a candidate from Joe Dukhtar village of Syagard... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Hundreds of agriculture officials in central Parwan province on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration against a jihadi leader and accused him of snatching the land plots allotted to them by the president.Nearly 300 agriculture... read more
PARAKH (PAN): An Afghan trader donated 83 tonnes of wheat and 27 tonnes of ghee to teachers and education department employees in central Panjsher province, an official said on Tuesday.Each of 1,665 education department employees and teachers... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Hundreds of people on Monday staged a protest against the arrest of a religious school administrator by intelligence officials in the Bagram district of central Parwan province.Nearly 600 protestors, coming from the Ghulam Ali area... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Farmers and orchard owners in some districts of central Parwan and Kabul provinces say they have lost about 80 percent of their crops due to the recent rains.Flash floods and incessant rainfalls over the last couple of months which... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A policeman gunned down two civilians and injured his colleague after a brief verbal clash in the Jablul Siraj district of central Parwan province, an official said on Friday.Muhammad Asif, police guard of the Salang district police... read more
KABUL (PAN): Flash floods have destroyed acres of farmlands, 10 houses, 12 small bridges, some small dams and washed away fruit trees in one district of northern Panjsher province, residents said on Wednesday.In Zamankor area of Anaba district, the... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): More than a dozen people were killed in overnight flash floods in the central province Parwan, officials said on Thursday.The Safi town was the worst-hit area, where 13 people were killed, the district chief, Abdul Wahid Safi, told... read more
PARAKH (PAN): Residents of the Hazara Valley in central Panjsher province on Tuesday accused the government of failing to rebuild a road that was washed away by floods three years ago.The valley in Dara district, located near the Nuristan border, is... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Taliban attacked civilians in the central province of Parwan, killing seven members of one family and injuring five others, officials said on Monday.The civilians were in their cars when Taliban opened fire at 8am in Dehn Rang area... read more
PARAKH (PAN): A speeding car veered off the road and fell into a river on Wednesday, injuring seven people, in the central province of Panjsher, an official said.Two women and two children were among those injured when the car lost control and... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three members of the same family from the Shakar Dara district of Kabul province drowned in the Salang River on Sunday, an official said.Two sisters lost their lives in an effort to fish out their brother, who drowned while swimming... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A US military convoy came under suicide attack, claimed by the Taliban insurgents, in the central province of Parwan on Sunday, officials said.Only the car bomber died in the botched assault in the Qalanderkhel area of Bagram... read more
PARAKH (PAN): A newly-constructed building, costing $240,000, for the Panjsher Women's Affairs Department was inaugurated on Wednesday, said an official.Funded by the Ministry of Women's Affairs, the one-storey building with 12 rooms, a conference... read more
PARAKH (PAN): Three people were killed and as many wounded on Monday, when a speeding car plunged into a river in the central province of Panjsher, a police official said.The accident happened due to reckless driving in the Zani area of Khanj... read more
PARAKH (PAN): A man was injured during a clash triggered by a road construction dispute in the Shatal district of central Panjsher province on Sunday, residents and officials said.After the clash, angry people staged a protest and pelted stones at... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three Afghan security guards of the United Nations were killed as their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Shinwari district of central Parwan province on Thursday, police said.The victims were on their way to central Bamyan... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): The death toll from a roadside bomb blast that hit a convoy of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in central Parwan province reached four, officials said on Thursday.The bomb ripped through the five-vehicle... read more
PARAKH (PAN): Two people were killed as a vehicle fell into a river in northern Pajnsher province on Sunday, an official said.A third passenger was wounded in the accident that happened in Dara district at 8.30am, traffic official Col. Khalilur... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Five armed men wearing military uniforms were arrested as they tried to steal a truck along the main road connecting Kabul with the northern region in central Parwan province, an official said on Sunday.The men, armed with a pistol... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): An old bomb killed two teenage boys on Sunday in the Kohi Safi district of central Parwan province, north of Kabul, officials said.Muhammad Hanif, 12 and Naseebullah, 11 students of grade 6th and 4th respectively were grazing animals... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Insurgents hit a US vehicle on patrol with a rocket in the central province of Parwan late Saturday night, officials said on Sunday.The incident happened in the Kaji Haji Qodus village on the outskirts of Charikar, the provincial... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Around 21 people including three women and as many children were injured when a passenger van crashed into a truck in central Parwan province, an official said Sunday.The accident took place Saturday night as the van travelled down... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Suspected militants attacked health workers in central Parwan province on Friday, killing one, injuring another and abducting the remaining three, officials said.The provincial public health directorate workers were travelling from... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Three civilians were killed and four others wounded on Tuesday in a road accident on the outskirts of the capital Kabul, an official said.The incident happened Tuesday morning on the crowded Kabul-Mazar highway in the Shakardara... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Residents of the Salang district in central Parwan province are worried about increasing incidents of car theft.Over the past 15 days, nine vehicles have been stolen in various villages of the district, they claim.To express their... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): At least five Afghan civilians were killed and nine others wounded on Tuesday when a mini-van crashed into a truck in Parwan province, north of Kabul, officials said.The incident occurred on the Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif Highway in... read more
KABUL (PAN): A number of dead bodies found at the site of a plane crash in mountains north of Kabul are being transferred to the central capital, an official said on Friday.The Antonov-24, operated by Pamir Airways, went down with 44 passengers on... read more
KABUL (PAN): The black box of a crashed plane and a number of mutilated bodies have been found on a mountainside north of Kabul, officials said on Friday. The bodies were expected to reach the capital in the afternoon.The Antonov-24, operated by... read more
KABUL (PAN): A group of armed militants launched a pre-dawn attack on a heavily guarded US base north of Kabul on Wednesday, leaving seven Taliban insurgents dead and five foreign soldiers wounded, officials said.The militants fired rockets, small... read more
KABUL (PAN): Armed militants launched a pre-dawn attack on the heavily-guarded Bagram US airbase, north of Kabul, on Wednesday, sparking an hours-long battle that left a dozen Taliban insurgents and one US contractor dead, officials said.Nine... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A massive search was underway Tuesday for the wreckage of a plane that went missing with 38 passengers and five crewmembers on board in the mountainous Salang Pass, officials said.The Pamir Airways aircraft, bound for Kabul, dropped... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): A policeman and a civilian were gunned down in two separate incidents in central Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said.The policeman was mistakenly shot dead by his colleague at the police headquarters in Parakh, capital of... read more
CHARIKAR (PAN): Days of heavy rain in central Parwan province have destroyed nearly 30 kilometres of road, washed away dozens of homes and inundated hundreds of acres of farmland, officials said on Sunday.Residents in four badly-hit districts of the... read more
PARAKH (PAN): The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock launched a nine-month campaign against insects in Panjsher province on Tuesday.The drive was launched in the backdrop of complaints from orchard owners that the insects were destroying the... read more

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