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