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KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah have agreed on most points, paving way for early formation of the cabinet, an official said on Sunday.Presidential spokesman Nazifullah Salarzai... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan is trying to infiltrate its soldiers into Afghanistan in the guise of Punjabi Taliban, the administration of President Hamid Karzai alleged on Sunday.A day earlier, the Punjabi Taliban announced giving up its armed struggle... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday decided to send Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi to attend next week’s crucial NATO summit in the UK because of the impasse over the presidential election. The two-day summit in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Saturday asked the United States for an explanation regarding the release of Pakistani prisoners from the Bagram jail in central Parwan province.On Friday, some media outlets reported the US military had set... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai is not trying to derail the US-brokered agreement between the presidential candidates, his spokeswoman said on Friday.  On Friday, the New York Times quoted an unnamed US official as saying that President... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday said the government had rejected a proposal to ban Facebook during the ongoing deadlock over the presidential election.Talking to Pajhwok Afghan News, MCIT... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Wednesday poured scorn on presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s allegation that President Hamid Karzai had supported his rival in the runoff election.Earlier in the day, Abdullah demanded an... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In an effort to ensure transparency in the June 14 presidential election, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Thursday suspended the Short Message Service (SMS) of leading mobile phone companies... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai and presidential contender Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Friday condemned an attack on Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul, in which four persons were killed and several others wounded.A suicide bomber in a car targeted... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Zalmai Rassoul’s support to presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is his personal decision, President Hamid Karzai’s spokesman said on Sunday.Earlier in the day, Rassoul and his election team formally joined forces with former... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan Ariana Airlines plane made an emergency landing at the Kabul International Airport on Thursday, an official said. Brig. Gen. Haq Nawaz Haqyar, a border police commander at the airport, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Monday reiterated its vow to hold elections on schedule, saying efforts by foreign spy networks to scuttle the process would fail.In an interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, President Hamid Karzai’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Any decision on the status of the Durand Line, the de facto border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, should be taken by the people, presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi said on Tuesday.A day earlier, presidential runner Dr. Ashraf... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Election candidates have been visiting President Hamid Karzai at their own will and they were never invited to meetings, a presidential spokesman said on Wednesday.Aimal Faizi told Pajhwok Afghan News a number of candidates had... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai, insisting on the practical launch of a meaningful peace process, is no hurry to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States, his spokesman said on Wednesday.In an exclusive interview... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul has asked Washington to formally announce its inability if it cannot play any role in promoting the Afghan-led peace process, the chief presidential spokesman said on Monday.Aimal Faizi told journalists at the Presidential... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government on Thursday said that there was incriminating evidence against only 16 of the 88 prisoners the US has dubbed as dangerous at the Bagram jail in central Parwan province.National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): All cases against media outlets referred to the Attorney General Office (AGO) have been closed, the chief presidential spokesman announced on Thursday.Aimal Faizi told Pajhwok Afghan News the decision came at a high-level meeting,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Lashing out at the United States, President Hamid Karzai has accused Washington of making threats in the dispute over an agreement.In an interview with the French daily Le Monde, Karzai said the US was "absolutely" acting like a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Presidential spokesman on Tuesday said some government officials could possibility be opposed to President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign a security agreement with the US, but the disagreement has no impact on the presidential stance.... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday floated two suggestions to US Secretary of State John Kerry on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and Washington.The chief presidential spokesman said that Karzai spoke with Kerry over... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan and the United States have yet to resolve differences over a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) article concerning raids on civilian houses, a government official said on Sunday.The official, who did not want to be named,... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Karzai administration, contradicting media reports, on Sunday denied the United States had taken it on board on increasing drone strikes in Afghanistan.The United Nations’ mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says the number of drone... read more
KABUL (PAN): Successors of government officials who recently resigned to contest next year’s presidential elections would be nominated soon, presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi said on Saturday.Zalmai Rassoul stood down as foreign minister, Anwarul... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has met with a senior American politician, Senator Carl Levin, who chairs the US Senate Armed Services Committee.The Karzai Office in a statement said Thursday’s meeting that took place at the Presidential Palace... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC), officially releasing a preliminary list of presidential and provincial council candidates for next year’s elections, on Tuesday said 10 among the 27 registered presidential hopefuls made it to... read more
KABUL (PAN): Kabul on Sunday denied it was releasing more than two thousands Pakistanis held in various Afghanistan’s jails, calling a media report in this regard as baseless.The Pakistani media on Sunday quoted Maulana Gul Nasib, a central leader... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday congratulated national cricket team on booking a place in the 2015 World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand, calling the success a great honour for his nation.Karzai was speaking to national and... read more
KABUL (PAN): Talks between Afghanistan and the United States on a proposed security agreement have reached a very sensitive phase, but some sticking points remained unresolved, a senior official said on Tuesday.“Right now, the parleys have reached a... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government on Saturday said Islamabad had freed Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar as a result of Kabul’s determined efforts and persistent demand.Keeping its promise, Pakistan released the senior most Afghan insurgent... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday summoned the US Ambassador to his office and expressed his concerns over recent remarks by the US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, James Dobbins.To a question about post-2014... read more
KABUL (PAN): A spokesman for President Hamid Karzai on Sunday lashed out at US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, James Dobbins, who said Afghanistan was facing a civil war. In a recent interview with the Voice of America,... read more
KABUL (PAN): A presidential spokesman said on Saturday Afghanistan welcomed Pakistan’s move to release a second batch of Afghan Taliban prisoners, but key figures remained behind bars.The Pakistani government on Saturday released Mansoor Dadullah,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi on Tuesday said the decision to remove the head of social sciences department of Kabul University and a lecturer was not correct and should have been made after a proper investigation.The pair was... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai's chief spokesman on Tuesday rejected as wrong recent remarks by a US embassy official in Kabul that Washington had not requested nine military bases in Afghanistan after the formal withdrawal of foreign combat... read more
KABUL (PAN): The foundation stone of a recreational park for women was laid in central Maidan Wardak province on Saturday, officials said. In addition to recreation, women would conduct gatherings and ceremonies in the park, Governor Abdul Majid... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has written a letter to his US counterpart Barack Obama, seeking America's help in retaking nearly a dozen border security posts that were captured by Pakistani forces in eastern Nangarhar province a decade ago,... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Friday ordered a thoroughgoing investigation into a deadly road crash on the Kandahar-Helmand highway.Javed Faisal, the Kandahar governor’s spokesman, said the accident happened in the Khak Chopan area of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Pakistanis were among four insurgents killed while as many others were detained in separate incidents in central Maidan Wardak and southern Kandahar provinces, officials said on Monday. Two Pakistani fighters, who planned an attack... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nine people including a woman and a child were killed and more than two dozens wounded on Monday when a passenger bus struck a roadside bomb on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said. The roadside... read more
MAIDAN WARDAK (PAN): A government delegation on Thursday launched efforts to patch up a row between Kuchi and Hazara tribes in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said.Despite efforts at the governmental level, the 30-year dispute between... read more
KABUL (PAN): The visiting Turkish defence minister says his country has executed 164 development projects in the central province of Maidan Wardak.Ankara would continue to fund uplift schemes in the strategic province, Ismet Yilmaz assured Governor... read more
MAIDAN SHAHAR (PAN):  A pilotless aircraft of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has crashed in central Afghanistan, an official said on Wednesday. The overnight crash in the Nirkh district of Maidan Wardak resulted from a... read more
 KABUL (PAN): The US military would soon transfer all affairs of the Bagram detention facility to Afghan authorities, President Hamid Karzai’s chief spokesman said on Saturday.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Aimal Faizi said... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has been invited by Emir of Qatar Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani to talks on the Afghan-led peace process, a presidential spokesman said on Saturday.Aimal Faizi said the president would also discuss with his... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday hailed American special forces’ willingness to withdraw from central Maidan Wardak province.The US move toward troop pullout from the strategic province comes weeks after a presidential decree and... read more
KABUL (PAN): An insurgent commander was killed and one his associates wounded when a roadside bomb they were planting went off prematurely in the central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Monday.The incident took place on the outskirts of... read more
 KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Ulema Council on Saturday asked US forces to transfer the Bagram detention centre to full Afghan control and leave the central province of Maidan Wardak as soon as possible.In a statement, the council supported... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Pakistani militants were killed and as many others were wounded during a clash with US troops in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Tuesday.The clash came during an operation in the Band area of Chack... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two US soldiers and three Afghan commandos were killed and six other Americans were wounded when a local policeman opened fire at them in the Jalrez district of central Maidan Wardak province on Monday, officials said.The latest insider... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two vehicles worth $100,000 were on Tuesday delivered to the municipality department in central Maidan Wardak province, where three new projects, including a hospital, would be launched soon, an official said.The two vehicles -- a GCB... read more
KABUL (PAN): Public representatives from southern Ghazni province on Monday held talks with the Maidan Wardak governor to push for the reconstruction of a key dam, an official said.Led by provincial council chief, Azizullah, the delegation met... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Afghan and ISAF military leaders on Saturday held talks on the security situation in central Maidan Wardak province and listened to tribal elders' complaints against the US Special Forces.Arriving from Kabul to Maidan Shahr, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): More than 1,000 inmates continue to languish in various prisons, despite completing their jail terms, the presidential office said on Thursday.Minister of Interior Ghulam Mujtaba Patang said this at a meeting chaired by President Hamid... read more
 KABUL (PAN): More than 2,000 tribal elders and influential figures on Tuesday threw their weight behind President Karzai's decision on giving US Special Forces two weeks to leave central Maidan Wardak province.Participants of a huge gathering... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Counternarcotics would launch and complete various development projects, costing $2.4 million (126 million afs), in central Maidan Wardak, an official said on Monday.   The approval came at a meeting between... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Residents and officials of central Maidan Wardak province on Monday welcomed President Hamid Karzai’s decision giving the US special forces two weeks to leave the province.Residents have been complaining over the past few months... read more
KABUL (PAN): Angry residents, who blocked the Kabul-Kandahar highway in central Maidan Wardak province to protest the alleged killing of a university student by foreign troops, lifted the blockade after talks with an official delegation on Saturday.... read more
KABUL (PAN): The issue of the Durand Line had not be discussed between President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari when they met in London last week, a presidential spokesman said on Sunday. In London, Karzai held a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan-A handed a 9-wicket defeat to a Shahid Afridi-captained Karachi-Hyderabad-XI in a one-day match in Hyderabad, the second largest city in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, on Wednesday, thanks to left-arm spinner Hamza... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday urged religious scholars across the Muslim world to join their Saudi Arab colleague in slamming suicide attacks as haram (prohibited in Islam) and illegitimate by declaring a unanimous fatwa, his... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, currently engaged in a trilateral summit in London, is scheduled to arrive in Oslo on Monday for a two-day visit to sign a strategic partnership agreement with the Norwegian leadership.Karzai will be meeting the... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, currently engaged in a trilateral summit in London, is scheduled to arrive in Oslo on Monday for a two-day visit to sign a strategic partnership agreement with the Norwegian leadership.Karzai will be meeting the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Heavy snow trapped more than 100 people on a pass in the Behsud district of central Maidan Wardak province on Sunday, one of the stranded individuals phoned Pajhwok Afghan News.The caller, who identified himself as Javid, giving witness... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai's chief spokesman Aimal Faizi on Tuesday rejected as 'irresponsible' an ISAF spokesman's statement regarding a UN report that suggested continued torture and abuse of inmates in Afghan-custody.ISAF spokesman... read more
WASHINGTON (PAN): The Obama administration has agreed to help Afghanistan build an exclusive special operations force to deal with internal and external security threats.An agreement was reached on creating the Foundation Force for Afghanistan... read more
WASHINGTON (PAN): Human rights activists and civil society members on Friday staged rallies in various cities of the United States to protest the Obama administration’s failure to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.Hundreds of alleged... read more
WASHINGTON (PAN): American forces would remain in Afghanistan after 2014, when security transition is to be completed, but would be stationed only at certain facilities in limited numbers to continue fighting against al Qaeda and its affiliates,... read more
 WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States on Friday announced to pull back its troops from villages to their bases -- a move that President Hamid Karzai hoped would restore Afghanistan’s sovereignty. “The US forces will pull out from villages, will... read more
  WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States on Friday announced to pull back its troops from villages to their bases -- a move that President Hamid Karzai hoped would restore Afghanistan’s sovereignty. “The US forces will pull out from villages,... read more
WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on Friday agreed on the opening of a Taliban office in Doha that could play a key role in political reconciliation.  “We recommitted our nations to a... read more
WASHINGTON (PAN): Expressing satisfaction over the progress being made by Afghan forces, US President Barack Obama on Friday announced coalition forces would move to a support role this spring and the war will come to a responsible end by next year... read more
WASHINGTON (PAN): Afghanistan would favourably look into the US demand for immunity to its soldier after 2014 without compromising its sovereignty, President Hamid Karzai said on Friday.Bu this US counterpart Barack Obama insisted it would be... read more
WASHINGTON (PAN): The Pentagon has agreed to transfer complete control of the US-run Bagram prison in central Parwan province to the Afghan government, an official said on Friday. An agreement to the effect was reached at a meeting between... read more
WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States has agreed to the use of $ 825 million of its assistance through the Afghan government's budget, meeting Kabul’s longstanding demand, an official said on Friday.In response to growing calls for a serious campaign... read more
WASHINGTON (PAN): With President Hamid Karzai and members of his delegation having a flurry of meetings in Washington, the Obama administration on Thursday promised more equipment for Afghan security forces, including C-130 helicopters and other... read more
WASHINGTON (PAN): Afghan officials said on Thursday the White House so-called consideration of a complete troop pullout from Afghanistan was aimed at seeking flexibility in the tough conditions set by the Kabul government for a security pact... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai is due to enter crucial talks with the Americans on issues including Washington's stance on the Taliban political bureau in Qatar and the US military presence in Afghanistan after the 2014 withdrawal of foreign... read more
 KABUL (PAN): A presidential spokesman on Tuesday rejected as baseless the accusation that President Karzai had attempted to block the release of a report on war criminals compiled by the Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC... read more
KABUL (PAN): Kabul on Tuesday welcomed Islamabad's move to release another group of eight Afghan Taliban prisoners, including two former ministers.The Taliban released on Monday included former Justice Minister Nur-ud-Din Turabi and his colleague... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan government on Sunday welcomed the decision of the United States senate to accelerate the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.It was planned that the US troops would pull out from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, but... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has asked the United States President Barak Obama to completely transfer the Bagram prison to Afghan government.  During an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Emal Faizi said Karzai had sent a... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai’s office on Friday rejected rumors that the president “illegally interfered” in the Kabul Bank scandal.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, president’s spokesperson Aimal Faizai said that there was... read more
KABUL (PAN): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and 10 others injured during separate incidents in different parts of the country over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.Three soldiers were killed and seven... read more
KABUL (PAN): Six Taliban fighters were killed in a joint operation by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) personnel in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Sunday.The militants on motorcycles were targeted... read more
MAIDAN SHAHAR (PAN): Residents on Saturday urged the Karzai administration to take emergency steps to assess the losses resulting from Friday’s suicide bombing in the capital of central Maidan Wardak province.Shell-shocked over the attack that... read more
MAIDAN SHAHAR (PAN): A massive suicide bombing jolted the capital of central Maidan Wardak province on Friday morning, killing at least three people and wounding many others, an official said.As usual, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Monday signed execution warrants for 16 inmates convicted of heinous crimes, including murder and rape, his spokesman Aimal Faizi said on Monday.A list of the death row inmaes, convicted by primary, appellate... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai directed the relevant departments to accelerate measures for taking complete control from the US military of the Bagram prison in central Parwan province, his office said on Monday.He was chairing a meeting of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Turkey has donated equipment, including vehicles, generators and other items, to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defence, an official said.Col. Pir Mohammad Turani said the facilities included seven vehicles, one ambulance, two mobile... read more
KABUL (PAN): A batch of 28 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers has completed a training programme in the Istanbul city of Turkey, an official said on Friday.Fourteen of the soldiers were trained on emergency rescue operations and the rest as members... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Friday expressed his sympathy to victims affected by the powerful Sandy storm in the United States that had claimed more than 90 lives, a Presidential Palace statement said.“Karzai expressed his sympathy... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Presidential Palace on Wednesday welcomed the dates announced by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) for the next presidential and provincial council elections.On Wednesday the IEC announced that the presidential and... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nine armed insurgents were killed during two separate operations in the Chak district of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Thursday.The joint operations were conducted by Afghan and foreign forces in Araban area of the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The government is working on a plan providing shelter for Afghan security forces, President Hamid Karzai’s spokesman said on Tuesday.In an inclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Aimal Faizi said a draft policy had been prepared... read more
KABUL (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief was killed along with four associates during an airstrike in the Chak town of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Monday.  The overnight raid was conducted in Goda area, where a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Differences among tribesmen over the land allocated for a university in central Maidan Wardak province have been resolved, the governor’s office said on Friday.A year back, the governor allocated a piece of land for the university in... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Monday left for Azerbaijan to attend a summit of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO), an official said.The gathering is scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Baku, where senior officials from member... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai’s spokesman on Monday denounced the latest report of the International Crisis Group (ICG) as foreign interference in the upcoming elections.“There is a real risk that the regime in Kabul could collapse upon NATO’s... read more
KABUL (PAN): A notorious insurgent commander was killed along an associate in the Syedabad district of central province of Maidan Wardak on Sunday morning, officials said.Mullah Izzat, who was riding a motorcycle along with Mansoor, was killed by... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four suspected rebels were killed by the explosives they were planting on the side of a road in the Chak district of central Maidan Wardak province on Monday, an official said.The roadside bombs they were planting in Zarni area went off... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three insurgents planning suicide attacks have been killed in a joint Afghan-NATO military operation in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Saturday.Shahidullah Shahid, a spokesman for the Maidan Wardak governor,... read more
KABUL (PAN): In a daring jailbreak, three inmates escaped from the main prison in central Maidan Wardak province Friday morning, a top police official said.Five inmates tried to flee through the main gate of the Maidan Shahr Central Jail at about... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four armed insurgents were killed and two others injured during an airstrike by NATO-led forces in the Nirkh district of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Sunday.The air raid took place in the Wara Shah Kabul area of... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): A key canal in central Maidan Wardak province was inaugurated on Monday after its reconstruction, officials said.The kilomentre long Nahr-i-Folad Canal was reconstructed at a cost of $200,000, Shahidulllah Shahid, the governor’s... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan and China inked a range of security and economic agreements, including the joint declaration on bilateral strategic cooperation, during a visit to Kabul by a top Chinese official on Sunday.The pacts, including one about... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday left for the US to attend the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York, an official said.Besides delivering his speech to the assembly, Karzai is expected to meet some world leaders and... read more
KABUL (PAN): The women’s affairs director of central Daikundi province was released on Monday, a day after she was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen on the Bamyan-Maidan Wardak highway, an official said.Hawa Rezaee was freed by her captors this... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed on Sunday following an insider attack suspected to involve members of Afghan police in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said.A day earlier, an individual... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government on Saturday welcomed the United States decision of designating the Haqqani network as a global terrorist outfit.US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informed Congress on Friday the network met the criteria to be... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three kidnappers, wearing Afghan National Army uniforms, have been detained in the volatile central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Friday.The men searched vehicles, planted explosives on highways, kidnapped drivers and... read more
MAIDAN SHAR (PAN): A Taliban commander was among a dozen insurgents killed during an operation in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Wednesday. Five rebels and five soldiers were wounded.The operation was launched by Afghan... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seventeen security officials were injured during separate roadside bombings and gun attacks across the country over the past 24 hours, officials said on Saturday.On Friday, eight security men and a civilian were injured during two back-... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two US soldiers died following an insurgent attack in southern Ghazni province on Saturday, the alliance said.NATO said the troops were killed in Ghazni, but stopped short of giving further details about the deaths, the first this month... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two US soldiers died following an insurgent attack in southern Ghazni province on Saturday, the alliance said.NATO said the troops were killed in Ghazni, but stopped short of giving further details about the deaths, the first this month... read more
KABUL (PAN): A government official was killed when foreign troops opened fire in desperation after their two vehicles struck roadside bombs in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Thursday.The incident took place in the Chak district,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Families of those killed and wounded in last week’s coordinated suicide attacks in southwestern Nimroz province on Wednesday called for execution of the detained Iranian suicide bombers.Officials say at least 35 people were killed and... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, accompanied by some of his Cabinet ministers, on Tuesday arrived in the capital of northwestern Nimroz province and met with relatives of those killed and wounded in last week’s coordinated suicide attacks.The... read more
KABUL (PAN): The people of Afghanistan, like the rest of Muslim countries, on Sunday celebrated the festival of Eidul Fitr amid tight security in major cities, with bloodshed continuing.In the central capital Kabul, big Eid congregations held in the... read more
KABUL (PAN): A National Directorate of Security (NDS) operative was killed when the landmine he was defusing went off prematurely in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Thursday.The incident took place in the Sur Pul area on... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai would urge participants of a key Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) summit in Saudi Arabia that Muslim countries should not use terrorism as a means of interference in others’ affairs, his spokesman said on... read more
KABUL (PAN): Militants fired three missiles into Maidan Shahr, the capital of central Maidan Wardak province, on Wednesday evening.Governor Halim Fidae confirmed the missile strike to Pajhwok Afghan News, saying the attack caused no casualties or... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): A large number of women on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest against the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, calling for girls’ schools to be kept open in the central province of Maidan Wardak.The rally in Maidan Shahr, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): At the head of a high-level delegation, President Hamid Karzai on Monday flew to Saudi Arabia to attend an extraordinary meeting of the Organistaion of the Islamic Conference (OIC).President Karzai’s chief spokesman Aimal Faizi told... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two senior Afghan government officials on Monday denied a media report that a delegation from Kabul recently met top Taliban commander Abdul Ghani Baradar in a Pakistani jail.“Neither a delegation from Kabul nor diplomats from the... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Work on four development projects was launched in central Maidan Wardak province on Thursday, an senior official said.The projects include construction of buildings for a polyclinic, a central statistics department, provincial... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Senior representatives from interior and defence ministry on Wednesday decided to launch a search operation and set up new check-points in insecure parts of central Maidan Wardak province. Acting Interior Minister Bismillah... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed following an insurgent attack in western Afghanistan, the alliance said on Monday.The deaths were announced in a brief statement from the NATO-led force that... read more
KABUL (PAN): Six rebels, including three mine planters, were killed during two separate incidents in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Saturday.Governor's spokesman Shahidullah Shahid told Pajhwok Afghan News that rebels seized a... read more
KABUL (PAN): A district's administrative head was gunned down along with his son during a militant attack in the central province of Maidan Wardak on Sunday, an official said.Chak district chief Mohammad Ismail was on his way to the office at about... read more
KABUL (PAN): A district chief survived a roadside bomb attack in central Maidan Wardak province on Tuesday, an official said.The blast took place in front of the residence of Chak district chief Ismail Wafa at around 2:30pm, the governor's spokesman... read more
KABUL (PAN): Sixteen militants have been killed during separate operations and clashes in different parts of the country over the past 24 hours, officials and the Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday.A dozen insurgents were killed in the operations... read more
LASHKARGAH/KABUL (PAN): Nine Afghan National Army (ANA) troops and seven insurgents were killed during an overnight clash in the Washer district of southern Helmand province, the governor’s office said on Wednesday.The heavily armed rebels attacked... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday discussed with the Estonian prime minister and French defence minister the ongoing peace process, security transition and aid pledges held out at Tokyo conference.Estonian Premier Andrus Ansip called... read more
KABUL (PAN): A senior Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) official on Tuesday claimed heavily armed insurgents twice attacked his motorcade in the central province of Maidan Wardak, but there were no casualties.Dr. Farid Mamoonzai... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Council of Ministers on Monday referred the issue of resignations by seven members of the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) to the Attorney General Office (AGO) for a thoroughgoing investigation.Presidential spokesman... read more
KABUL (PAN): Six insurgents were killed and as many others injured during a security operation in Maidan Shahr, the capital of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Monday.The operation was conducted by Afghan security forces in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Twenty-seven development projects were inaugurated in the Behsud district of central Maidan Wardak province on Sunday, an official said.Implemented under the National Solidarity Programme, a flagship project of the government, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Forty-seven militants have been killed during security operations in several provinces over the past 24 hours, officials said on Saturday, but the Taliban confirmed the death of only three fightersForty of the rebels were killed during... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Taliban were killed during clashes with Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) militants in the Nirkh district of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Saturday.The overnight clashes took place in Tokrak and Sadmurda areas of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan wants the global fraternity, particularly the United States of America, to lend greater diplomatic support to efforts at speeding up the ongoing peace drive, a presidential aide said on Thursday.In an exclusive interview... read more
KABUL (PAN): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier opened fire on US troops, wounding five of them in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Wednesday.The shooting took place on Tuesday evening when the ANA soldier entered a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two militants were killed when a bomb they were planting on a road went off in the central province of Maidan Wardak on Monday, an official said.The explosion occurred at 11:00pm. The militants were planting the roadside bomb in the... read more
MADAN SHAHR (PAN): Six Taliban militants and three private security guards were killed in separate incidents in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Tuesday. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) carried... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least 22 people were killed and several others wounded after a group of five suicide bombers laced with guns stormed a hotel overnight in the heavily-fortified central capital, police said on Friday.The latest coordinated attack was... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least 39 militants have been killed and dozens detained in a string of operations and airstrikes over the past 24 hours in the different parts of the country, officials said on Wednesday.The Afghan National Army, National Directorate... read more
KABUL (PAN): No political party in the country has been suspended, the minister of justice informed the Cabinet on Monday -- a day after a human rights group asked the Karzai administration to lift restrictions on the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan... read more
KABUL (PAN): Six Taliban fighters were killed and four others wounded during security operations in the central province of Maidan Wardak, official said on Monday.The combined Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operation was... read more
KABUL (PAN): A dozen people, including security personnel and rebels, were killed during gun attacks and bomb explosions in Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Helmand and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Friday.A suicide attacker was killed before he... read more
KABUL (PAN) President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday condemned the back-to-back suicide attacks that killed and wounded scores of people in southern Kandahar province.At least 22 civilians were killed and 50 others wounded in the twin blasts that ripped... read more
KABUL (PAN): At the head of a high-powered ministerial delegation, President Hamid Karzai flew to Beijing on Tuesday morning to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit.On the sidelines of the important regional meeting... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Three Arab militants were killed during a predawn airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Tuesday.The air raid was conducted at 2 am in the Dandoki area... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai will meet several world leaders on subjects of bilateral interest on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, his spokesman said on Monday.The president would hold talks with his... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Karzai administration on Sunday stoutly supported the decisions of last week’s peace jirga in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar.On May 30, the Qaumi Aman Jirga called for an immediate ceasefire in the region to end the... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday signed a long-term strategic cooperation agreement between their countries in Berlin on Wednesday, a presidential aide said.Germany is the sixth country with which... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai would travel to Berlin next week for talks Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, ahead of the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago, his spokesman said on Friday.In addition to inking a a long-term strategic cooperation... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan and the United States on Sunday finalised the contents of the much-talked strategic partnership pact, which would be sent to both countries’ parliaments for the final consultations, an official said.President Hamid Karzai’s... read more
KABUL (PAN): A delegation of the Hizbi-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), the second largest insurgent group after the Taliban, on Saturday arrived in Kabul for peace talks with the Karzai administration, an official said.Led by Ghairat Baheer, the five-... read more
KABUL (PAN): The following is a short life sketch of ex-president Burhanuddin Rabbani’s son Salahuddin Rabbani, who was named as High Peace Council chairman on Saturday.In 2010, the Afghan government convened a consultative jirga announced on... read more
KABUL (PAN): Salahuddin Rabbani, the son of ex-president Burhuddin Rabbani, was appointed as chairman of the High Peace Council on Saturday, an official said.Aimal Faizi, a spokesman for President Hamid Karzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Former Senate chairman Sibghatullah Mujaddedi on Sunday resigned all his government positions, saying President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to appoint him as High Peace Council head was an insult.The president had failed to consider the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The government would soon nominate a new chief peace negotiator after high-level consultations, a spokesman for President Hamid Karzai said on Sunday.High Peace Council Chairman Burhanuddin Rabbani, also a former president, was... read more
KABUL (PAN): A presidential spokesman on Saturday confirmed a National Security Council delegation had visited five Taliban prisoners in the US-run Guantanamo Bay detention centre and the inmates had agreed to take part in the peace talks in Qatar.... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan and the US are close to sign an agreement on the transfer of all prisons from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to the Afghan government control, a presidential spokesman said on Thursday.Talking to Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan would not ink the proposed strategic agreement with the United States as long as recommendations of the traditional Loya Jirga were not implemented, a presidential spokesman said on Saturday. In mid-November, the grand... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed on several issues concerning peace talks with the Taliban, with Kabul insisting the achievements made over the past 10 years must be preserved, a spokesman for President Karzai said on Sunday.... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has said the Taliban have regained strength due to repeated mistakes by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.Addressing an audience at the National Defence University in... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai returned home on Saturday afternoon from a three-day official visit to the Islamabad, where he attended a trilateral summit on regional challenges, an official said.Accompanied by senior officials, President... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): President Hamid Karzai neither had testy exchanges with Pakistani officials over Taliban’s presence nor stormed out of a meeting with Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in Islamabad, his spokesman said on Saturday.  Karzai... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Afghan government has presented the Obama administration its recommendations and conditions for reconciliation talks with the Taliban, an official said on Friday.The government in Kabul was closely monitoring Taliban’s office in... read more
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday said Islamabad would not provide any assistance to US forces in the event of an attack on the neighbouring Muslim country.Zardari held out the categorical assurance at a trilateral summit with... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, pledging greater cooperation in diverse fields, on Friday vowed to put up a joint front against the menace of terrorism and extremism in the region.At a joint news conference after their third... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghan, Pakistani and Iranian presidents on Friday began their trilateral summit on coping with regional challenges in Islamabad, an official said.Presidents Hamid Karzai, Asif Ali Zardari and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will focus on... read more
KABUL (PAN): Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Thursday confirmed for the first time sending a high-level Taliban delegation to Qatar for possible peace talks with US officials, an official said.Gilani said this at a meeting with... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan and Pakistan on Thursday agreed on strengthening bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, including peace and security in the region.Visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Taliban on Tuesday rejected reports that three of their high-ranking officials had been released from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in exchange for a captive US soldier.On Monday, some Arab and Pakistan media outlets... read more
KABUL (PAN): Eight NATO-led International Security Assistance Force soldiers died in a series of roadside bomb blasts, the Taliban's weapon of choice, and an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan, the alliance announced on Friday, taking the... read more
KABUL (PAN): A man wearing the Afghan National Army (ANA) uniform on Thursday shot dead two French soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in central Afghanistan, officials said.The ISAF media office in Kabul said... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai and the US embassy in Kabul on Saturday strongly denounced back-to-back bomb blasts that killed six people and injured 20 others in Kandahar and Kunduz provinces.In a statement, Karzai said the attacks were meant... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Turkish Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) on Sunday distributed 25,000 kilograms of meat to thousands of poor families coming from across central Maidan Wardak province, an official said.About 5,000 families were given the meat... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the country, the alliance said on Friday.One of the soldiers was killed in the east while the two others... read more
KABUL (PAN): Insurgents fired at least two rockets at the Bagram Airbase, the largest detention facility of American forces in the central province of Parwan, but there were no casualties in the overnight attack, NATO said on Wednesday.There was no... read more
KABUL (PAN): The vehicles of private security companies escorting logistics convoys will not be permitted to pass through central Maidan Wardak province without legal documents, an official said on Monday. Security personnel made the decision... read more
KABUL(PAN):  Two foreign soldiers have been killed in roadside bombings in southern and eastern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Sunday. The NATO-led servicemembers died in separate explosions on Saturday... read more
KABUL (PAN): Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has lent his weight to Afghanistan's demand for the observer status at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), President Hamid Karzai's office said on Thursday. Karzai and his Russian... read more
KABUL (PAN): An international soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in western Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Wednesday. The ISAF service member was killed on Tuesday following an improvised bomb... read more
KABUL (PAN): Ahead of team's visit to Canada, the national cricket coach has tendered his resignation, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Monday. Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif, who was appointed as coach last year, resigned... read more
KABUL (PAN): A NATO-led soldier was killed in insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan, taking the number of foreign military fatalities to 240, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Monday. The ISAF servicemember was killed... read more
KABUL (PAN): A joint Afghan-international security force captured a senior Al Qaeda operative and former associate of Osama bin Laden in northern Balkh province, NATO said on Thursday. The man was arrested during an operation in Nahr-i-Saraj... read more
KABUL(PAN): A British soldier has been killed in home-made roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's south, the British Ministry of Defence announced on Sunday. A ministry statement said the British soldier was killed in the blast in Nad Ali... read more
KABUL(PAN): President Hamid Karzai has promised adequate health facilities across the country to ensure that Afghans do not have to go abroad for medical treatment. In a radio address to the nation late on Thursday night, he said health services in... read more
KABUL(PAN): US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday traveled to Maidan Wardak, where he discussed with local officials the ongoing reconstruction projects and security situation in the central province, the governor said. During his trip, Biden was... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Australian soldiers were wounded in a gun attack by Taliban militants in central Uruzgan province, the Australian defence ministry announced on Friday. The soldiers were diffusing an explosive device in the provincial capital of... read more
KABUL(PAN): Militants in central Maidan Wardak province reactivated their checkpoint used to collect taxes from vehicles on Wednesday, a day after a joint Afghan and ISAF force drove them away, locals said. On Tuesday, the joint force fought with... read more
KABUL(PAN): About 100,000 tonnes of apples produced in central Maidan Wardak province have been exported to various provinces and neighbouring countries this year, an official said on Wednesday. In an interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, provincial... read more
KABUL(PAN): Maidan Wardak football team beat its Turkish Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) rivals 3-0 in a friendly match, officials said on Monday. The game was played on Sunday at the PRT base in Maidan Shahr, the capital of the province, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Twenty-three heavy and light weapons and 3.5 tonnes of ammunitions were handed over to the DIAG programme in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Thursday. Three rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), 16 Kalashnikovs,... read more
KABUL (PAN): A drone of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) went down due to technical problems in central Maidan Wardak province on Wednesday. The unnamed aerial vehicle went down in the Tangi Dara area of Syedabad district... read more
KABUL (PAN): An explosives-laden car, travelling to Kabul, was seized in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Wednesday. The security personnel chased the car on the basis of an intelligence report between Arghandai area of... read more
KABUL (PAN): One Afghan soldier was killed and three others were wounded when their vehicle flipped over in central Maidan Wardak province on Tuesday, an official said. The accident happened at 11am in Maidan Shar city when an Afghan National Army... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three Taliban insurgents were killed and two others injured in an airstrike in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Monday. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) carried out the strike at 3am... read more
KABUL (PAN): Taliban fighters ambushed a convoy carrying supplies for foreign troops on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Monday. The Taliban stole one of the trucks, but left the second, after... read more
KABUL(PAN): Coalition forces captured a senior Taliban leader in central Wardak province over the past few days, the international alliance said on Sunday. Par Gul Khan, a Taliban leader from Syedabad district was killed by an air strike in Wardak... read more
KABUL (PAN): NATO-led coalition forces have launched an investigation into a precautionary landing by a Black Hawk helicopter in central Maidan Wardak province on Wednesday. The pilot made the landing in Nirkh district due to a possible mechanical... read more
KABUL (PAN): A local Taliban leader was among three fighters detained in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Monday. Mullah Syed Nekbeen was arrested along with Haji Muhammad and Abdul Rahman during an overnight operation in... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): NATO forces would fund reconstruction projects worth $7.4 million in central Logar and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Saturday. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) had agreed to provide funds for the... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Four Taliban insurgents, planting roadside bombs, were killed in a NATO-led forces air strike in central Maidan Wardak province on Saturday, an official said. The airstrike took place in the Warsak area of Tangi valley in... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): NATO-led troops opened fire on three students on a motorbike, killing two of them and wounding the third one in central Maidan Wardak province on Saturday, officials said.   The incident triggered a protest by dozens of... read more
KABUL (PAN): The governor of central Maidan Wardak has called for more job opportunities, the construction of roads, schools and an improved irrigation system in his province. Muhammad Halim Fidaee made the call during a meeting with a high-level... 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
KABUL(PAN): The Taliban publicly executed an alleged murderer in front of hundreds of people in a bazaar in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Saturday. Watched by heirs of the slain person, the execution was carried out in... read more
KABUL(PAN): Coalition troops killed one insurgent and detained his two hosts during a raid on a house in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Saturday. The overnight raid targeting a house in Zin Khankhel area of Sheikhabad... read more
KABUL(PAN): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were injured when their vehicle overturned on a highway in the Syedabad district of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Saturday. The accident happened Friday in Salaro area on... read more
KABUL(PAN): A top Taliban commander was among five rebels arrested during a joint search operation by Afghan and international troops in the central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Friday. The militants were arrested in the Haft Dara... read more
KABUL(PAN): A suicide attacker blew himself up when police opened fire on him, killing a police officer in southern Helmand province, an official said on Friday. The incident happened on Thursday at 11am in the Taqghaz area of Khanishin border town... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Four guards working for a private security company were killed Thursday morning when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said. The blast on the Kabul- Kandahar Highway happened in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four new healthcare centres have been inaugurated in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said. The healthcare centres were built in Behsud district, the provincial governor’s spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid, told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (PAN): A teacher was shot dead in the Narkh district of central Maidan Wardak province, where NATO-led troops detained four suspected armed militants in the same district, officials said on Wednesday. The teacher identified as Karimullah was... read more
KABUL(PAN): A commander was among five Taliban fighters killed during a joint Afghan and international forces' operation in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Friday. Another four rebels were injured and six others... read more
KABUL(PAN): An explosives-laden car, ready for a suicide attack, was seized in the central province of Maidan Wardak on Thursday, officials said. The security personnel found the white car having a fake registration number 'KBL 2412' in the... read more
 KABUL(PAN): Two fighters were killed and eight people were injured during separate attacks in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Thursday. An explosion took place at 9:30pm in the Khwaja area of the provincial capital,... read more
KABUL (PAN): More than a dozen development schemes were executed in central Maidan Wardak province on Monday, officials said. The governor spokesman said the projects were completed at a cost of 7000,000 provided by the Ministry of Rural... read more
KABUL (PAN): Six vehicles carrying supplies for international forces were torched by militants in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Monday. The incident happened in the Salar area of the Syedabad district on the Kabul-Kandahar... read more
KABUL (PAN): One militant was killed and five others were wounded in a pre-dawn clash with police in the Dimirdad district of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Monday. The clash erupted at 3am when a group of insurgents attacked... read more
KABUL(PAN): A commander was among seven rebels killed during a blast and clashes with security forces in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Saturday. The Taliban commander, identified as Abdul Wali, was killed along with three... read more
KABUL (PAN): Insurgents attacked a patrol of foreign troops near Bagram airbase in central Parwan province hours after they fired five rockets into the airfield, NATO and the Taliban said on Sunday.The patrol was attacked on Saturday night in Ghulam... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Afghan soldiers shot dead two protesters in central Logar province on Sunday, despite a US pastor's decision to abandon plans to burn copies of the Quran, an official said.Hundreds of people packed streets in the Barki Barak... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Taliban fired five rockets at Bagram airfield in central Parwan province early Saturday, wounding five foreign troops, NATO said.The rockets were fired at about 3am, NATO's media office for the eastern zone said in a statement.The... read more
KABUL (PAN): A British soldier shot during a fight with militants in southern Afghanistan last month has died in hospital in Birmingham, central England, the UK's Ministry of Defence said on Saturday.The death of the soldier from the 2nd Battalion,... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government on Saturday condemned the September 11 attacks on the US which claimed the lives of thousands, but said the war against terrorism should not be fought at the cost of innocent Afghan civilians."The Islamic Republic... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Foundation stones of a teacher training centre and a district education department in the central province of Maidan Wardak were laid on Tuesday, officials said.An inaugural ceremony for the projects was attended by Education... read more
KABUL (PAN): A nine-year-old boy threw a hand-grenade at US troops but the soldiers free the child shortly after his arrest in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Sunday.The incident happened in the Salar area of Syedabad district... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four Afghan army soldiers were killed in central Maidan Wardak province, where 15 Taliban militants were arrested, an official said on Sunday.The spokesman for the provincial governor, Shahidullah Shahid, told Pajhwok the 15 Taliban... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seven guards of a private security company were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Sunday.The blast happened on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway in Salarzai area of Syedabad... read more
KABUL (PAN): One militant was killed and two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were wounded during a clash in the central province of Maidan Wardak on Tuesday, an official said.The clash erupted in the Hasankhel area of Syedabad district at about... read more
MAIDA SHAHAR (PAN): Recent flash floods in central Maidan Wardak province damaged 11,031 houses and washed away thousands of acres of land, officials said.Addressing a news conference on Monday, Governor Muhammad Haleem Fidayee said a survey of the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three NATO-led International Security Assistance Force service-members were killed in separate incidents in the country's volatile south, taking the number of foreign troops killed this year to 446, the alliance said on Saturday.The... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) in the central Maidan Wardak province has said around 8,000 floods-affected families are in need of emergency assistance.Several people died and agricultural land and crops... read more
KABUL (PAN): A commander of the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), led by former premier Gulbadin Hekmatyar, was gunned down in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Monday.The shooting took place in the Karimdad area of Nirkh... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Taliban insurgents torched two trucks carrying supplies for NATO forces in the central province of Maidan Wardak on Sunday, an official said.The incident happened in the Zarni area of Syedabad district at 7am, Shahidullah Shahid, a... read more
KABUL (PAN): A high-level delegation of national and international officials visited central Maidan Wardak province on Thursday, assessing the developments and challenges of the increasingly volatile province.The delegation included top US and NATO... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of angry protestors on Thursday condemned the killing of three brothers by US forces during an overnight operation in the Syedabad district of central Maidan Wardak province.The protestors, who brought the bodies of the three... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seven suspected Taliban insurgents were killed and five others detained during separate operations in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said on Monday.The operations were jointly conducted by US Special Forces, coalition and... read more
KABUL (PAN): As many as 100 people have been killed as a result of flashfloods in different parts of the country, locals and officials said on Sunday.The floods also destroyed hundreds of houses and washed away crops in a number of provinces,... read more
MAIDAN SHARHR (PAN): Four guards of a private security company were killed in a bomb explosion in the central province of Maidan Wardak on Saturday, officials said.The blast took place at 10am when a vehicle of the company struck a roadside bomb in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Analysts believe the recent fighting between Taliban and Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) is for control of a number of areas in the Nirkh district of central Maidan Wardak province.The two groups have been fighting for the past 10 days... read more
KABUL (PAN): As many as 22 Taliban insurgents have been killed in sporadic fighting with Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) supporters over the last few days in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Sunday.On July 19, clashes... read more
KABUL (PAN): Fighting between Taliban insurgents and Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) in central Maidan Wardak province has left at least 17 combatants dead, officials said on Tuesday.Fighting erupted in different areas of the lawless Nirkh district... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four Taliban fighters and one militant from Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan were killed and another seven insurgents wounded in a fight between the two groups in central Maidan Wardak province on Monday morning, an official said.The fight... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hezb-i-Islami of Afghanistan (HIA) killed a Taliban member in central province of Maidan Wardak on Tuesday, officials said.The killing of the militant, Qari Ahmad Shah, was linked to a dispute with the supporters of former premier,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hezb-i-Islami of Afghanistan (HIA) killed a Taliban member in central province of Maidan Wardak on Tuesday, officials said.The killing of the militant, Qari Ahmad Shah, was linked to a dispute with the supporters of former premier,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four fighters, including a foreigner, were killed and one injured when a suicide vest they were carrying exploded in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Tuesday.The explosion took place in the Zebodagh area on the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Around 1,244 families would benefit from the completion of 66 wells with water pumps in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Monday.The project was completed at a cost of six million afghanis, provided by the Ministry of... read more
KABUL (PAN): The security situation has deteriorated in central Maidan Wardak province, Governor Muhammad Haleem Fidayee acknowledged on Monday.In an interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the governor said the militants had increased their operations... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three militants, planting roadside bombs, were killed in a NATO airstrike in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Thursday.A NATO plane dropped a bomb on the three militants in the Lalgi area of Jaghtu district on... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four Taliban fighters were killed by foreign soldiers in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Tuesday.The clash between the Taliban and soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) took place on... read more
KABUL (PAN): Security forces have recovered hundreds of kilograms of explosives in southern Zabul and central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Monday.Police launched an operation and recovered 300 kg of explosives planted in a karez, a... read more
KABUL (PAN): An overnight NATO airstrike killed three militants planting roadside bombs in the Syedabad district of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Sunday.A surveillance plane dropped a bomb on the insurgents, killing all of them... read more
KABUL (PAN): The provincial authorities in central Maidan Wardak province have directed people to keep their shops and markets shut during prayers timing.A statement released from the office of the governor here on Saturday said Governor Muhammad... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Taliban commanders have been detained as a result of two separate joint operations of Afghan and US forces in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Thursday.Muhammad Nader, the head of a local Taliban military... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three Afghan National Army soldiers have been killed in separate roadside bomb explosions over the past 24 hours in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday.The blasts took place in Zheri district of... read more
KABUL (PAN): One Afghan security personnel was killed and nine others wounded during separate incidents of violence in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Monday.Four security guards of a private security company were wounded in... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least three people were injured in armed clashes between two rival militant groups in a district of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Sunday.The fighting between Taliban rebels and militants loyal to the Hezb-i-... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (PAN): A US soldier was among four people injured in two separate roadside bomb explosions in the centre and east of Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.The American was injured when an improvised explosive device ripped through a... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has ordered the Ministry of Education on Thursday to investigate the roof collapse of a school building in eastern Nangarhar province, which left seven schoolchildren dead and more than 50 other wounded.The... read more
KABUL (PAN): Six people were killed and around 15 others sustained injuries in a traffic accident, involving three vehicles, in the central province of Maidan Wardak on Tuesday, an official said.The mishap took place when a vehicle of the Khaliq... read more
KABUL (PAN): Ten NATO soldiers have been killed over the past 24 hours in separate incidents across Afghanistan, according to a tally.A servicemember of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed in an insurgent attack in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Taliban militants beheaded a man who they accused of passing information on them to the Afghan government in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Friday.The victim identified as Muhammad Ibrahim was killed in the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Chiefs of several districts and other government officials of central Maidan Wardak province on Thursday returned home from Turkey, where they were trained in administrate affairs, a senior official said.The nine district chiefs and the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Armed militants abducted the executive officer of Syedabad district in the central province of Maidan Wardak on Tuesday morning, officials said.Atiqullah was abducted at 6:30 am as he was going from his house to work at the district... read more
KABUL (PAN): Taliban militants attacked a police check post in central Maidan Wardak province, leaving one dead and three wounded, the governor said on Thursday.Muhammad Halim Fidae told Pajhwok Afghan News the assault took place late Wednesday... read more
KABUL (PAN): A militant-rigged roadside bomb exploded near a NATO patrol in central Maidan Wardak province on Thursday, an eyewitness said.The soldiers had just disembarked from two helicopters in the Dadil area of Nirkh district at 10:15am when the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Taliban fighters have been killed and 25 others detained during separate operations by Afghan and international troops across Afghanistan, the officials said on Tuesday.A fighter was killed and two weapons recovered during a clash... read more
KABUL/QALAT (PAN): A roadside bomb explosion in central Maidan Wardak province killed a policeman and wounded three others, an official said on Wednesday.Two teenagers, a 13-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, were wounded in the blast that... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Taliban fighters killed a man who they said was working for international soldiers in the southeastern province of Khost on Tuesday. Locals, however, said the man was a civilian with no government or foreign links.The militants... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four Taliban fighters were killed and 22 others detained in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday.The fatalities came during a clash between militants and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in the... read more
KABUL (PAN): A US military vehicle was partially damaged in a bomb explosion in the restive central province of Maidan Wardak on Monday afternoon, an official said.But the roadside bomb, a weapon of choice for the Taliban insurgents against Afghan... read more
KABUL (PAN): Kabul cricket thrashed Logar by eight wickets in a match of the Inter-Provincial Cricket Tournament played at the Ghazi Stadium in Kabul on Monday.The Kabul team won the toss and elected to field first -- a decision that paid off as... read more
KABUL (PAN): One militant was killed and three others were captured during an overnight operation by Afghan and NATO forces in the restive central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Sunday.Afghan National Army (ANA) and International... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai denounced on Wednesday the killing of five civilians by Taliban insurgents in the southeastern province of Khost.The men including two members of the National Solidarity Programme Shura, as many former workers of... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Certain figures in Kabul are using the ethnic violence between Hazara and nomadic Kuchi communities for their own political benefit, locals said.A deadly clash erupted between the Kuchis and Hazaras over a land dispute in the Dai... read more
KABUL (PAN): A dozen people, including six Afghan soldiers, were wounded Wednesday in separate Taliban attacks in central and eastern Afghanistan, officials said.Five civilians were wounded on Wednesday afternoon when a missile landed near a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three Taliban militants, including a group leader, were arrested Wednesday in separate operations by Afghan and foreign troops in Maidan Wardak and Ghor provinces, officials said.Two militants were captured in the Shekhabad district of... read more
KABUL (PAN): The foundation stone of a seminary and a mosque was laid in the Jalrez district of central Maidan Wardak province on Wednesday.Governor Halim Fidayee, the provincial council chief, security officials and a number of tribal elders... read more
KABUL (PAN): A NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) servicemember has died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, the alliance said.In a statement, ISAF said the soldier died of wounds he sustained during... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two private security companies have been banned from operating on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway after guards shot and killed a civilian at the weekend, officials said on Sunday.Compass and Watan Risk Management would not be allowed to... read more
KABUL (PAN): A roadside bomb apparently targeting a convoy of American troops injured three civilians, including a woman, in the central province of Maidan Wardak early Friday, an official said.The blast happened in the Hassankhel area at about 6:... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two commanders were among five Taliban insurgents killed during a clash with Afghan troops backed by their foreign partners in the central province of Daikundi, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.The clash took place on Monday in the... read more

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