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KHOST CITY (PAN): Work on a 160-metre bridge was officially launched in southeastern Khost province on Sunday, officials said.At the inaugural ceremony in Khost City, the provincial capital, Governor Abdul Jabar Naeemi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KHOST CITY/GARDEZ (PAN): Flash floods killed four people and swept away sections of highways in southeastern Khost and Paktia provinces, officials said on Monday.Residents said heavy rains a day earlier led to flooding in various low-lying areas and... read more
KHOST CITY/JALALABAD (PAN): At least seven people, including women and children, were killed by flash floods which wreaked havoc in southeastern Khost and eastern Nuristan provinces, officials said on Saturday.The still continuing heavy rains that... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Tribal elders, provincial council members and civil society activists on Monday staged a protest demonstration in southeastern Khost province against the Wolesi Jirga’s decision unseating interior minister Mujtaba Patang.The... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN):Unidentified gunmen shot dead six people, including a brother of the district chief, in restive southeastern Khost province, bordering Pakistan, on Sunday morning, official and residents said.Mohammad Younus, the Ismail Khail... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Ten Taliban insurgents, including six Pakistanis, were killed and more than a dozen others wounded during a security operation and a NATO airstrike in southeastern Khost province, the Afghan military said on Monday.The airstrike... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): At least 20 Taliban militants were killed and nine others wounded during two separate NATO airstrikes in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Wednesday.The airstrikes were conducted late on Tuesday night in Kosain and... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Wheat production has decreased in southeastern Khost province this year for different reasons, officials said on Monday.The yield fell due to heavy rainfall that caused the rust disease to the crop and import of seeds that did not... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Four potential recruits for suicide terrorism were arrested on Monday by Afghan security forces before they could cross the border into Pakistan from southeastern Khost province, the governor’s house said.The detainees wanted to... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Eight people, including tribal elders, were killed when the car they were travelling in hit a bomb in southeastern Khost province on Friday, an official said.The blast occurred in the Cholan area on the outskirts of Khost City, the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Residents of northern Kunduz province complain of poor telecommunication services in their areas. The telecom companies had suspended operations in many areas of Kunduz City, said a resident of the Gor Tepa area on the outskirts... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Local officials say that the Khost province has witnessed enhanced stability with security parameters extended to border areas, enabling the government to gain enough control over remote districts.Giving details of security in the... read more
Khost City (PAN): Provincial Education Director Bakhtnor Bakhtyar said that the education sector faces daunting challenges however, some progress has been made to promote and enhance the literacy rate in the southeastern Khost province.“Most of the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN):  A newly-constructed building for the juvenile correction centre was inaugurated in southeastern Khost province on Sunday, an official said.The building, constructed in seven months, cost 17 million afghanis provided by US... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The provincial council office in southeastern Khost province was closed by its members on Monday, saying most of police guards keeping security for the office had been called back to their headquarters.Syed Karim Khan Khaksar, the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Khost governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi on Sunday claimed foreign troops had promised not to leave Afghanistan until its security situation had stabilised and warfare ceased.Naeemi, who recently held talks with NATO troops, told a news... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): At least one man was killed and a dozen others, including six civilians, were wounded in a bomb attack in Khost City on Saturday morning, an official said.The remotely-controlled bomb exploded at a vegetable market on the outskirts... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi on Tuesday inaugurated a newly-constructed building for the attorney's office at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) Department in southeastern Khost province. Naeemi said the single-storey... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Two people were killed and thousands of acres of farmland destroyed by floods in southeast Khost province, an official said on Monday.The Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) provincial head told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Seven armed insurgents have been killed and six others captured alive during an ongoing military operation that began four days ago in southeastern Khost province, the army said on Sunday.Codenamed Pamir, the search operation,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A district intelligence chief was killed during a gun attack by the Taliban in southeastern Khost province late on Thursday, officials said.Police Chief Abdul Qayum Baqizoy confirmed the rebels had attacked a township located... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Foreign troops killed a tribal elder and injured his wife and detained four other people during an operation in the southeastern province of Paktia, an official said on Wednesday.The operation involving ISAF troops was conducted in... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A specialization programme for doctors was launched at a ceremony in southeastern Khost province on Thursday, officials said.Governor Abdul Jabar Naeemi, Public Health Director Dr. Amir Shah Rahmatzai Mangal, lecturers of the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Construction work on a building for the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) was launched in southeastern Khost province on Wednesday.Governor Abdul Jabar Naeemi told the launching ceremony the three-storey building would... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Nearly 94 suicide attacks were prevented and 27 would-be bombers captured in southeastern Khost province over the past one year, officials said on Saturday.Deputy intelligence chief, Adam Khan Zurmati, told a press conference in... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): With the execution of a power project, six-thousand of families in northern energy-deficient Takhar province gained access to electricity, officials said on Saturday. The project, having the capacity to produce 80 kilowatts of power... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A powerful figure in southeastern Khost province on Thursday criticised the election commission for indicating that no voting centres would be set up in insecure areas during next year’s presidential and provincial council polls.... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): An abducted child was rescued in the Qalandar district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Sunday.The release came as a result of a special operation, provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Qayyum, told Pajhwok... read more
 SHARAN (PAN): An Afghan soldier has shot injured his NATO counterpart in the latest insider attack in southeastern Paktika province, the governor’s office said on Wednesday.The overnight green-on-blue assault happened on a joint Afghan-ISAF... read more
 KHOST CITY/JALALABAD (PAN): A logistic officer of the central jail was killed along with a policeman in southeastern Khost, while four suspected rebels were captured in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.The logistic... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Thirty-one illegally appointed employees are working at customs house and revenue departments of southwestern Khost province, the governor’s office said on Tuesday.The individuals were appointed in violation of the presidential... read more
 KHOST CITY (PAN): A member of Afghan National Police (ANP) shot dead his commander in the capital of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Sunday.As a result of the shooting at a juvenile correction centre in Khost City, the police... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Nearly 13,000 girls in southeastern Khost province were deprived of education during last academic year as a result of defunct schools, the education director acknowledged on Thursday.Bakht Noor Bakhtiar told civil society... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Costing 29 million afghanis, five newly-constructed buildings for government entities were inaugurated in southeastern Khost province on Monday, an official said.Previously run at rented buildings, the new structures for... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Eight children and one policeman were killed on Saturday when a suicide attacker blew up his explosives on a road beside a joint patrol of Afghan police and international forces in this capital city of southeastern Khost province,... read more
 GARDEZ (PAN): Thousands of kilograms of drugs and hundreds of litres of alcohol were destroyed in the southeastern province of Paktia on Wednesday, officials said.Governor Juma Khan Hamdard and local officials were present on the occasion in... read more
 KHOST CITY (PAN): An anti-riot police unit of 100 personnel has been set up in southeastern Khost province to deal with protest rallies and control civilians causalities, officials said on Saturday.The unit was formed within the framework of... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): An unknown number of prisoners at the central jail in southeastern Paktika province have been on a hunger strike since Saturday against what they called delaying tactics in disposal of their cases.One of the striking inmates phoned... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The Tribal Solidarity Council of southeastern Khost province on Wednesday stoutly supported an upcoming gathering involving hundreds of Afghan and Pakistani religious scholars.Around 500 religious scholars from the two countries... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Khost public health director on Sunday accused the Health Net International (HNI), of failing to recruit female doctors for more than a dozen hospitals under a contract requirement.Dr. Amir Badshah Mangal said the HNI,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Southeastern Khost province recorded three new positive polio cases in a decade on Saturday as health officials confirmed presence of poliomyelitis in three vaccinated children in a district near the Pakistani border.The affected... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN) Two children were killed and four others wounded in a roadside bombing in the southeastern province of Khost, officials said on Wednesday.The explosion took place in the Yaqubi bazaar of Sabari district around noon when an Afghan... read more
 KHOST CITY (PAN): A would-be suicide bomber was killed before he could reach his target in the Sabari district of southeastern Khost province on Friday, an official said. The incident took place in the Khora village, where the suspected... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Sixteen militants were killed and 26 others injured during a clash in the Zazai Maidan district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Tuesday.Nearly 500 armed rebels stormed three villages in the Balochan area around... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Security barricades around the police headquarters have been removed in the capital of southeastern Khost province, as part of the interior ministry's nationwide campaign aimed at smoothing traffic flows in cities, an official said... read more
JALALABAD/ KHOST CITY (PAN): Three militants were killed and as many others wounded during a security operation by Afghan forces in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.The military operation was conducted... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber on Wednesday detonated his explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) office in southeastern Khost province, killing three civilians and injuring several others, officials... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Two would-be suicide attackers were arrested alive in the capital of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Saturday.The individuals were detained during a search operation in the Mata China area on outskirts of Khost... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Dozens of tribal disputes over property ownership have been resolved over the past two years in the southeastern Khost province, a senior official claimed on Sunday.At least 30 disputes over ownership of mountains, deserts, forests... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): One policeman and an armed rebel were killed during a clash in the capital of southern Khost province on Saturday, an official said.The militant shot injured a carpenter in Khost City around 12 pm, police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Two civilians were killed and nine others, including Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, were wounded when a military vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Bak district of southeastern Khost province on Saturday, an official said.... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Necessary measures have been by The International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan, an ISAF commander said on Tuesday.  Khost governor spokesman Baryalay Rawan told Pajhwok... read more
Khost city (PAN): Fourteen persons, mostly children, were wounded in a hand grenade attack in Nadir Shah Kot District of southeastern Khost province on Monday, an official said.The 203 Thunder Corps spokesman First Lt Mashal told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A child was killed and eight others wounded in a bomb blast in front of the governor’s office in the capital of southeast Khost province on Thursday, an official said.Provincial police chief Col. Muhammad Yaqoob told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Twenty-eight people were wounded in a bomb explosion in the capital of southeastern Khost province before noon on Monday, a police official said.A local police official, requesting not to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): An illuminating cartridge fired by NATO-led troops fell on a home in southeastern Khost province, causing financial losses, the house owner said on Thursday.Rehmat Badshah told Pajhwok Afghan News his house in the Matoon area on... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): As part of the third phase of security transition, security responsibility for southeastern Khost City transitioned from foreign troops to Afghan forces on Wednesday, officials said.Chief of Army Staff Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The Tribal Solidarity Council in southeastern Khost province on Thursday urged the armed opposition to participate in the upcoming elections.The call came at a meeting attended by more than 300 tribal elders, religious scholars and... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three policemen died in a roadside bombing in the southeastern Khost province while three civilians were killed in a separate incident in neighbouring Paktika, officials said on Monday.Police defused a roadside bomb in the... read more
KHOST CITY/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The distribution of improved varieties of wheat seed began in southeastern Khost and southern Ghazni provinces was started on Saturday, officials said.The seed is being sold to farmers on a 70 percent discount in 18... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three members of a family and four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in two separate incidents in central and southeastern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.Three civilians were killed and a fourth injured on Friday... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three fighters of the Haqqani network were killed and two others injured during an operation in the Garda Serai district of southeastern Paktia province, the Afghan National Army said on Sunday.The operation was jointly conducted... read more
KHOST (PAN): A peace convoy involving government officials, tribal elders, youth, civil society activists and journalists on Saturday arrived in the Zazai Maidan district of southeastern Khost province.   In an attempt to spread the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Nearly 115 light and heavy weapons were delivered to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme in southern Khost province on Thursday, officials said.The weapons, including artillery shells, rocket-propelled grenades... read more
KABUL (PAN): In order to ensure security and implement a presidential decree, vehicles and motorbikes without legal documents would be confiscated in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Friday.   The governor's spokesman,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A former refugee and repatriate director for southeastern Khost province has been introduced to judiciary organs on the charges of negligence in duty and violation of laws, the governor's office said on Sunday.The case of Gulab... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Tribal elders and civil society activists on Saturday said that lawmakers representing southeastern Khost province in parliament have failed to come up to the expectations of their electorates. The criticism was echoed at a... read more
KABUL (PAN): A magnetic bomb on Monday tore through a traffic police vehicle in the capital of southeastern Khost province, injuring three officials and five civilians.A 505th Spin Ghar Police Zone spokesman, Hamidullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
Khost City/KABUL (PAN): Twenty-four Taliban fighters were killed as a result of an airstrike by NATO-led troops in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Saturday.Three Afghan and several Pakistani militants from the North Waziristan tribal... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Four people were killed and three others were injured in a gun attack as a result of a land dispute between two families in southeastern Khost province, residents and an official said on Saturday.The incident occurred in Kondi area... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The provincial council in southeastern Khost province on Monday threatened to stage a protest and block roads if construction work on the Khost-Gardez highway did not resume soon.Addressing a news conference, provincial council... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): In a move to promote peace, a “peace caravan” travelled to the border of Pakistan’s restive tribal region of North Waziristan in the southeastern province of Khost, officials said on Wednesday.The Khost governor, military and civil... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Khost Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi has accused the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of blocking development and reconstruction projects in the southeastern province.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Naeemi blamed the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Nearly 200 people, including government officials, students and the public, on Monday participated in a traditional campaign called hashar -- a voluntary campaign to clean streets and parks -- in southeastern Khost province.The... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A NATO helicopter crashed inside the Sarabagh military base in Khost City, the capital of southeastern Khost province, on Thursday. As a result of the crash that took place at around 12pm, the aircraft caught fire, residents... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Cross-border militant attacks were forcing hundreds of families to flee their homes in the Zazai Maidan district of southeastern Khost province, officials said on Tuesday.Heavily armed insurgents staged incursions into four... read more
KHOST (PAN): The state-run TV news manager in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday accused foreign troops of raiding his residence without any cogent reason.The pre-dawn raid on Zarwali Khushnud’s house in the Kundai area of Khost City was carried... read more
KHOST (PAN): A clash between two tribes over the control of mountains in southeastern Khost province ended on Monday, with unconfirmed reports speaking of several causalities.The violent clash erupted in the morning between the Mangal tribe from... read more
KHOST (PAN): A clash erupted between two tribes over the control of mountains in   southeastern Khost province on Monday.The violent clash took place between Mangal tribe from the Musa Khel district and the Muqbil tribe of Nadir Shahkot, a... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three policemen were killed and as many children wounded in a suicide bombing in the Alisher district of southeastern Khost province on Saturday, officials said.The bomber struck in the Trizai bazaar at 1.30pm, the district chief,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Hundreds of schoolchildren were poisoned in the Ismailkhel Mandozai district of southeastern Khost province on Tuesday, an official said.The incident took place in the Urzi area, where all the 600 students of a middle school... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Hundreds of schoolchildren were poisoned in the Ismailkhel Mandozai district of southeastern Khost province on Tuesday, an official said.The incident took place in the Urzi area, where all the 600 students of a middle school were... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three policemen and two civilians were injured when two back-to-back bomb blasts rocked Khost City, the capital of southeastern Khost province, on Monday, police said.The explosives planted in a recreation park in front of the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A police officer assaulted a doctor with his gun after his relative died during childbirth at the civil hospital in southeastern Khost province, a senior official said on Thursday.The injured doctor underwent treatment and the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A large number of youth in the southeastern province of Khost on Wednesday condemned calls for a federal system, warning that the move was aimed at dividing Afghanistan.In early January, ex-vice president Ahmad Zia Massoud, Junbish... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The first-ever private medical university in southeastern Khost province on Saturday started functioning amid an impressive ceremony.The inauguration ceremony for the Ahmad Shah Baba Medical University was attended by the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Water and Power Ministry conducted it first-ever survey to build five major dams that would generate electricity in southeastern Khost province on Thursday.Once commissioned, these mega dams, earmarked to be located in Mazghor area... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): No development budget has so far been allocated for the Khost Department of Water Management by the Ministry of Water and Energy over the past 10 years.Director of Water Management Eng. Mohammad Naseem told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN):  An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter crashed during a security operation in the southeastern province of Khost, witnesses said on Friday. Lt. Col. Jimmie Cummings, an ISAF spokesperson, told... read more
KHOST (PAN): A 40-year-old woman was beheaded in the Alisher district of southeastern Khost province, officials said on Monday.The incident took place in Parokhil area on Sunday night and the woman's dead body was found outside her house early in... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A civil society group in southeastern Khost province on Thursday asked President Hamid Karzai to try war criminals and eradicate corruption from government institutions.Addressing tribal elders from Khost, Paktia and Paktika, the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Six cyclists, who started their journey from southeastern Khost, returned to the provincial capital Khost City from central Kabul and eastern Nangarhar provinces, an official said on Monday.The cyclists were accorded a warm... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The former head of the Khost provincial council’s administrative board on Sunday rejected last week’s election, insisting that they were still members of the body.The board election was held after a two months delay on last... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A 609-member contingent of the Afghan National Army (ANA) troops on Thursday completed an eight-week professional training in southeastern Khost province, an official said.The 203rd Thunder Military Corps commander Brig. Gen.... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three suspected militants, planting roadside bombs, were killed an attack by foreign troops in the southeastern province of Khost, an official said on Thursday.The security personnel were on a patrol in the Mehdikhel area on the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Nearly a dozen schools have been closed due to a shortage of teaching staff in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Wednesday.Schools in Alisherkhel, Bak and Musakhel districts had to be closed due to a shortage of... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A large quantity of opium and 1000 litres of alcoholic beverages were torched in southeastern Khost province on Monday, security officials said.Police chief Brig. Gen. Sardar Muhammad Zazai told Pajhwok Afghan News the drugs had... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Five million trees would be planted and 250 gardens set up as part of a plantation campaign in various areas of southeastern Khost province, officials said on Friday.Fruit-bearing trees would be planted during the current season in... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Residents on Monday complained low-quality medicines were being sold in southeastern Khost province, a claim confirmed by the public health department.The province, which shares a 160-kilometer border with Pakistan, is a smuggling... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Joint Afghan-international security forces have arrested two senior government officials along with some of their relatives on charges of links with insurgents in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Sunday.   ... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Forty newborn babies have died in southeastern Khost province over the past one month, indicating a sharp increase in the infant mortality rate, health officials said on Sunday.The 40 newborns who died had less than a kilo of... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three people were killed in an International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in southeastern Khost province, an Afghan official said on Friday.In the wake of the overnight air raid in the Lakan area on the periphery... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers fell sick after drinking poisonous water in the Sabari district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Wednesday.Five suspects had been arrested in connection with the plot,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Two suspected militants were killed in a NATO-led airstrike and two policemen injured in an explosion in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Monday.An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter struck two... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Officials said on Thursday artifacts at a museum in southeastern Khost province ran the risk of being damaged due to the lack of a proper building.To preserve the items, hundreds of them had been shifted to a small room of the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Foreign troops detained a district development council member along with three of his relatives in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Tuesday.International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers arrested Kaptan... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Two insurgents planting a roadside bomb were killed in an airstrike by NATO-led troops in southeastern Khost province, the alliance and local officials said on Tuesday.The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): An eight years old child was killed as a result of a suicide bombing in southeastern Khost province on Sunday, officials said.The attack happened at 5 pm in the Shahid Arifullah square of the provincial capital, police chief, Brig... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three trucks carrying fuel and goods for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were gutted after in an explosion in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Friday. The incident took place on the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Officials in southeastern Khost and Paktia provinces on Wednesday announced the termination of a contract for the reconstruction of the Khost-Gardez highway.The contract between the United States Agency for International... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A pilot saffron cultivation project has yielded better results in southeastern Khost province than in western Herat, an official said on Sunday.A certain quantity of saffron sown in the province had given good yield, acting... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Ten Taliban fighters, including a commander, on Wednesday joined the peace process, initiated by the Afghan government, in Khost and Laghman provinces.Nine militants, who had been active in Tani district of Khost, joined the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A militant was shot and killed by police after he attacked a private bank building in the southeastern province of Khost on Wednesday, an official said.The attacker opened fire at security guards manning the gate of the Kabul Bank'... read more
KHOST (PAN): Tribal elders and youth at a gathering in southeastern Khost province on Monday asked the government to endorse the establishment of an office by the Taliban for peace negotiations and avoid any preconditions for the talks.US officials... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Twenty civilians were injured when a police vehicle was attacked with a hand-grenade in southwestern Khost province on Sunday, the Ministry of Interior said.The explosion at around 9:15am took place in a busy square, Sargardan... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The Eleven Stars cricket club defeated Pakistan's Miranshah team in the final of "Peace Cricket Tournament" being played in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Saturday.The tournament that began three months ago... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three people were detained for having links to Taliban fighters during a joint operation in the southeastern province of Khost, an official said on Tuesday.The suspected militants were detained by Afghan and International Security... 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
KHOST CITY (PAN): Two tribes, whose two-decade old feud had led to the deaths of dozens of people, on Sunday reconciled at a gathering in this capital city of southeastern Khost province.Elders and youngsters from the two tribes—Chenikhel and... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A mine planter was injured in an airstrike by NATO-led troops in the Sabari district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Thursday.A NATO helicopter spotted two men planting roadside bombs on a road connecting Yaqubi... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Hindu community members in southeastern Khost province say their migrated relatives will return to Afghanistan if gunmen returned their land and wealth.Dozens of Hindu families migrated due to the civil war to other countries,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Officials on Wednesday said the level of poppy cultivation has been brought down to zero in southeastern Khost province, but number of drug addicts increased due to smuggling from Pakistan.The poppy cultivation has been zero for... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Work on a new civilian airport project in southeastern Khost province has been stymied by funding constraints, the governor said on Saturday.Funded by the Afghan government, the $2,000,000 (95,400,000 afs) airport is under... read more
KHOST (PAN): Two mine planters were killed and three others arrested during a joint operation in southeastern Khost province, Col. Shah Sawar, a spokesman for the 203rd military crops, told Pajhwok Afghan News on Thursday.The operation was conducted... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The Afghan government and donor agencies have promised to support development projects in southeastern Khost province, the governor's office said on Monday.A number of new reconstruction projects are expected to be initiated in the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Central jail inmates in southeastern Khost province complain they are suffering from waterborne diseases due to unhygienic drinking water, frequent power outages and lack of health facilities.One of the prisoners claimed on... read more
KHOST (PAN): A huge quantity of weapons and ammunitions was seized during a joint operation in the Musakhel district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Tuesday.The weapons and ammunitions were seized from a house in the Gabar area... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A number of women in southeastern Khost province on Monday asked the government to save from dying Samin Barakzai, who has been on hunger strike over the past one week seeking her reinstatement as lawmaker.Barakzai was among nine... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A newly constructed bridge, linking several districts with the capital of southeastern Khost province, was inaugurated on Thursday, officials said.The World Bank-funded bridge was constructed at a cost of 39 million afghanis,... read more
KHOST CITY/KABUL (PAN): A senior Haqqani network leader and two of his associates were killed during a precision airstrike in southeastern Khost province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) announced on Wednesday.The militant leader... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A former governor of Khost and Ghazni provinces has died of a massive heart attack, a relative said on Monday.Mirajuddin Patan, who passed away in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday night, will be laid to rest in Kabul... read more

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