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ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least 136 militants have been killed during airstrikes and a ground offensive by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Tuesday.Lt. Haroon Yousufzai, spokesman for... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Officials claimed on Monday security forces were closing in on militants in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province and inflicted heavy casualties on the fighters.  Hundreds of Afghan Taliban and Pakistani rebels... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents, including women and children, remain under siege in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an uprising leader said on Sunday.Eight days ago, hundreds of heavily armed insurgents, mostly Pakistanis,... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Seven civilians, including women and children, were killed and three others wounded as a result of roadside bombing in Narai district of eastern Kunar province on Sunday.Abdul Ghani Musamim, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): So far at least 40 security personnel have suffered casualties in the ongoing conflict in Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.“It is a planned intelligence war underway in Dangam,” 201st Selab... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Senior officials on Saturday claimed Taliban insurgents attacking the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province received weapons and ammunitions from across the Durand Line.Since a week, hundreds of heavily-armed rebels have been... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): After days of attacks, Afghan security forces on Thursday launched operations against militants in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, officials said.Two leaders of the uprising group were killed on Wednesday when... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Five people were wounded when a mortar shell fell in front of the provincial council office in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, on Wednesday.Jamaluddin, the council’s deputy chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): As fierce clashes continued, armed insurgents on Tuesday set alight 30 houses of uprising members in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, officials and residents said.Local officials said about 2,000 insurgents, mostly... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Insurgents have suffered heavy casualties in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province after as a result of an uprising from residents, officials said on Monday.The residents of Dangam, spearheading the uprising, asked the... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Backed by dozens of Pakistani rebels, Taliban are fighting against residents of Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, the police chief said on Sunday.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Sayedkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News Afghan and... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A week-long Twenty20 Cricket Tournament has concluded in eastern Kunar province, with “Zwan Fikr Yun” club winning the title, an official said on Saturday.Organised by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) at the Mandakol cricket... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Ghaki Pass, connects Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Bajaur with eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, has been reopened after remaining closed for a decade.The key route was reopened after successful talks between... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and as many wounded as a result of an explosion in eastern Kunar province on Saturday, an official said.The explosion took place early morning in Bargam area of Ghaziabad... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Six militants were killed in a US drone strike in eastern Nuristan province on Sunday, officials of Afghan National Army (ANA) said.Maj. Shereen Agha, commander of 201 Sailab Corps of ANA, told Pajhwok Afghan News the missile... read more
ASDADABAD (Pajhwok): A lull in Pakistani rocket attacks into eastern Kunar province has entered a third week, local officials said on Saturday.Pakistani forces have been firing rockets and mortars into various districts of Kunar over the past three... read more
ASADADBAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated chief for the Manogi district of eastern Kunar province was among five others killed in a US drone strike on early Saturday, the provincial police chief said.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel identified the... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A mortar fire blamed on insurgents killed a student and injured six others, including four students, in the capital of eastern Kunar province on Thursday morning, police said.The mortar shell landed on a road in the Yar Gul area... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eighteen militants have been killed and six others wounded during separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Nangarhar governor’s spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
ASADBAD (Pajhwok): A huge fire raced through a woodworking market in the capital of eastern Kunar province on Monday, leaving dozens of shops a complete loss.The fire broke out in the afternoon in Dam village on the outskirts of Asadabad shortly... read more
MEHTARLAM/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Thirty-five militants and two policemen have been killed during separate incidents in eastern Laghman and Kunar provinces, officials said on Saturday.Laghman governor’s spokesman Sarhadi Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News 25... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Six militants and three security personnel were killed during an overnight clash in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Friday.Kunar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel told Pajhwok... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two women have been wounded in a cross-border rocket attack on eastern Kunar province, an official claimed on Tuesday.Governor Shujaul Mulk told Pajhwok Afghan News that Pakistani forces had fired at least 17 rockets into Kunar... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): None of former provincial council members in eastern Nuristan and Kunar provinces could win reelection bids and have been succeeded by new faces.In Nuristan, the winners are Khalilullah, Abdul Latif Nazhat Yar, Mohammad... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Police are not cooperating with the administration of eastern Kunar province in preventing timber smuggling, the acting governor alleged on Wednesday.Shujaul Mulk Jalala hit out at police attitude while showing journalists a... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of several areas in the Noorgal district of eastern Kunar province on Sunday climbed mountains to launch what they called an uprising against Taliban insurgents.Carrying national flags, the tribesmen said they would... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Happy over foreign troops’ withdrawal from eastern Kunar province, residents on Thursday said the insurgents were left with no excuse to continue fighting.A day earlier American troops transferred their last base to Afghan... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok):  Transferring their last base to Afghan counterparts, NATO-led foreign troops have pulled out from eastern Kunar province, the provincial police chief said on Thursday.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok):  Pakistan forces fired at least 75 rockets into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province since Saturday, but there were no reports about casualties, police said on Sunday.However, the shelling inflicted heavy financial... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least 20 insurgents and seven security men have been killed and several others wounded during bomb blasts and armed clashes in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces and other parts over the past 24 hours, officials... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Tribal elders and religious scholars on Saturday held a gathering in eastern Kunar province, announcing their support to the new government.The gathering was organised at the provincial Governor’s House, where a large number of... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A National Directorate of Security (NDS) operative has been killed in a landmine explosion in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Said Khail, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok News... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A doctor engaged in an anti-polio campaign has been killed by militants in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.Provincial police chief, Abdul Habib Syedkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Armed rebels have killed two students in eastern Kunar province on charges of spying on them, an official said on Saturday.Col. Abdul Qadir Omid, the deputy police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the students had been kidnapped... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least 22 militants were killed as security forces repulsed an attack in eastern Kunar province, bordering Pakistan’s tribal region of Bajaur, an official claimed on Thursday.The insurgents encountered a strong reaction from... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Businessmen and common people in eastern Kunar province have urged the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce final results from the June presidential runoff election at the earliest.They say the prolonged delay in... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Four people were killed in a head-on collision in the Sarkano district of eastern Kunar province on Monday, the police chief said.Brig. Gen. Abdul Haseeb Syedkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the casualties occurred in the morning... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 15 insurgents were killed and 17 others wounded during clashes in eastern Kunar province on Saturday, an official said.The gunbattles erupted in the morning when the Taliban fighters... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban militants torched the houses of seven Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel, taking hostage a dozen civilians in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, an official said.Police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel, told... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Eleven civilians have been killed and 12 others wounded, including children and women, during a joint operation and a foreign forces airstrike in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Wednesday.Shujaul Mulk Jalala told... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Armed militants stormed a police post on the boundary between eastern Nuristan and Kunar provinces and the ensuing fight left two insurgents dead and as many wounded, a police officer said on Tuesday.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least five people, including women and children, were wounded on Monday in fresh rocket attacks by the Pakistani military into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, the provincial police chief said.Brig. Gen. Abdul... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): One public order policeman was killed and two others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Manogai district of eastern Kunar province on Friday.Provincial Police Chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel said the... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Fierce clashes between security forces and militants in eastern Nuristan have cut off Doab district from the rest of the province on Wednesday, an official said.Col. Sherzad, deputy police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News because... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two people, including a child, were killed and seven others wounded when an unexploded mortar went-off all in a sudden in the Manogi district of eastern Kunar province on Monday, an official said.The incident occurred in the... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok):  In a fresh cross-border strike, Pakistani troops on Sunday fired tens of artillery shells into eastern Kunar province, causing heavy material losses, the provincial police chief said.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel told... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Officials said on Friday that dozens of residents of Narai district in eastern Kunar province had formed a public uprising group to flush out rebels from their area, the governor said on Friday.The people pledged to force... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Ten militants have been killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Kunar province, an official claimed on Friday.NATO-led troops conducted the overnight drone attack on an insurgent hideout... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Ten insurgents have been killed and five others wounded after they mounted group attacks on security posts in Narai and Ghaziabad districts of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Friday.Maj. Shirin Agha Yousafzai, a... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces, backed by residents, repelled a massive attack by militants on border police posts in the Narai district of eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Monday.Shujaul Mulk Jalala told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani troops fired a new barrage of rockets into eastern Kunar province on Saturday, killing one person and wounding another.As many as 133 rockets had landed in Zor Barawal, Khara Kachli Goriga, Tabela and other areas of... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani troops have fired a new barrage of rockets into three districts of eastern Kunar province, an official alleged on Friday.As many as 79 rockets had landed in Dangam, Shigal and Marawara districts, police chief Brig. Gen... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 135 rockets have fired by Pakistani troops into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an official claimed on Wednesday.The missiles hit Zara Brawl, Khara Kachli, Goriga and Tabli areas of Dangam, police chief... read more
ASADABAD/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): More than 40 Taliban have been killed in ISAF airstrikes and ground operations by the Afghan National Army (ANA), officials said on Wednesday.Maj. Haroon Yousafzai, ANA spokesman in eastern Kunar province, told... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated district chief for Narang of eastern Kunar province has been killed along with an accomplice, an official said on Monday.The district police chief, Cap. Mohammad Islam, told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgent... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Armed insurgents attacked Afghan Local Police (ALP) posts in the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province, sparking a fierce gun-battle that left 26 people dead, the governor said on Friday.Hafiz Abdul Qayum told... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Four children of a family were injured after Pakistani forces fired dozens of rockets landing in three districts of eastern Kunar province, security officials said on Friday.Police chief Birg. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel told... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The police chief on Wednesday said Pakistani forces fired another 32 rockets into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province last night and in the morning, hitting farm fields.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel told Pajhwok... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces once again fired up to 71 rockets into three districts of eastern Kunar province, inflicting financial losses on residents, an official said on Monday.Kunar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel told... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok):  Two civilians were killed and as many others wounded during a roadside bomb explosion in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.   The incident took place on Friday evening when a civilian van struck... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces have fired a barrage of rockets into eastern Kunar province, local officials alleged on Thursday.The provincial police chief told Pajhwok Afghan News 56 rockets had been fired from across the border into Sarkano... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Officials said a roadside bombing left one policeman dead and 11 others injured in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday.Col. Abdul Habib Syedkhel, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place in... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least four militants were killed in a drone airstrike in eastern Kunar province, a senior police official said on Saturday.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Sayedkhel, the police chief, confirmed the attack, saying the missile strike hit... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least two children were killed and seven others people, including women, wounded when a rocket fired by militants hit their house in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar province, an official said Thursday.Police Chief... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Salam wireless company is unable to launch its Internet services in eastern Kunar province despite the inauguration of its office three month ago, an official said on Tuesday.Communications Director Syed Ahmad said 80 percent... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The administrative chief of Watapur district of eastern Kunar province survived bid on his life but his brother killed in the rebel attack, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place at around 9:00 pm in Pashd area of... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least 22 militants have been killed and 18 others wounded in different incidents of violence in eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces, officials said on Friday. Maj. Haroon Yousafzai, a military spokesman in Kunar, told... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of girls participated in entry tests for midwifery and nursing courses in the eastern province of Kunar, authorities said on Monday.Dr. Assadullauh Fazli, head of the provincial public health department, told Pajhwok... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): About 80 people have been bitten by stray dogs during the past three months in the capital and some districts of eastern Kunar province, public health officials say.Public Health Director Asadullah Fazli told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Saturday accused Pakistani forces of firing 73 more rockets into the eastern province of Kunar, inflicting financial losses residents.Kunar police chief, Brig Gen Abdul Habib Syedkhel, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two children were killed and two others wounded in a mortar shell blast in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place late on Friday when the children were collecting firewood in Shingorak area... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The latest shelling from across the Durand Line has left hundreds of civilians displaced in eastern Kunar Province, an official said on Thursday.Governor Shujaul Mulk Jalala told Pajhwok Afghan News three border towns Dangam,... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least 16 insurgents were killed in a firefight with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in eastern Kunar province on Friday, an official said.The firefight was triggered by a Taliban attack on an ANA post in the Cher Gul area... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): One child was killed and five others were wounded during a mortar attack in the capital of eastern Kunar province on Tuesday.Police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel said the incident took place at around 10:30am in Dam... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and seven others wounded during an explosion in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Monday.The vehicle the soldiers were travelling in struck a roadside bomb between... read more
GHAZNI CITY/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two children were killed and three others from the same family were wounded on Sunday when a mortar shell allegedly fired by Taliban militants hit a house in the Qarah Bagh district of southern Ghazni province.The... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The Pakistani military has fired rockets into the Dand-i-Patan district of southeastern Paktia province, where a clash is ongoing, an official said on Saturday.Police chief Brig. Gen. Zalmai Oryakhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Governor Shuja-ul-Mulk Jalala said on Saturday that the voting process was underway smoothly in eastern Kunar province without any security concern.He told Pajhwok Afghan News a rocket was fired into Asadabad City, the provincial... read more
ASADABAD/QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Five security personnel were killed in two separate incidents in Kunar and Badghis provinces, officials said on Thursday.Governor Shujaul Mulk Jalala said three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in a... read more
ASADABAD/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police on Wednesday claimed Pakistan fired more than 300 rockets into eastern Kunar province, as protests in neighbouring Nangarhar province against the periodic shelling entered a second day.Kunar police chief Brig.... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least 18 militants were killed and seven others wounded in a US drone strike in the Watapoor district of eastern Kunar province on Sunday said, officials said.Governor Shaja-ul-Mulk Jalala told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Residents in three districts have formed an anti-Taliban militia group to drive the rebels from their areas in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Saturday.Shujaul Mulk Jalala said Pajhwok Afghan News residents of Nari,... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed and ten others were injured after Pakistani gunship helicopters crossed into Afghanistan and pounded a village in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province on Saturday, an official said.The attack... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): During the last six days, Pakistani army troops have fired around 862 missiles into eastern Kunar province, inflicting heavy financial loses, local officials said on Saturday.Police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Hasib Sayedkhel, said... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan has intensified rocket attacks on eastern Kunar province in a bid to scuttle the second round of presidential elections, the governor alleged on Tuesday.Shujaul Mulk Jalala levelled the allegation amid complaints from... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Rockets fired by Pakistani troops into eastern Kunar province on Monday left one person dead and 15 others wounded, the provincial police chief said.Maj. Gen. Abdul Habib Sayedkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News Pakistan had fired 65... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani troops have fired 125 more rockets into eastern Kunar province since morning, an official said on Sunday.The attacks started at 6:00am, targetting Shigal and Dangam, the police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel,... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Tribal elders and religious scholars in eastern Kunar province on Sunday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to sack its employees accused of fraud in the first round of presidential elections.They were of the view... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Nine insurgents were killed when the landmine they were planting exploded prematurely in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.Maj. Haroon Yousafi, spokesman for the Afghan National Army 201st Military Corps, told... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two young boys were killed when militants fired rockets Marora district in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, an official said.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Sayedkhel, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the tragic... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Four rebels were killed and two others wounded following a drone attack in eastern Nuristan province on Wednesday morning, an official said.The airstrike was carried in the Gordesh area of Kamdesh early in the morning, Maj.... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Eighteen missiles were fired by the Pakistan army into eastern Kunar province, an official claimed on Monday, when top military commanders were scheduled to meet in Kabul.The missiles were fired into Sarkano districts on Sunday... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents launched coordinated attacks on security forces in eight districts of eastern Kunar province early Monday morning, with clashes in some areas still ongoing, police said.Kunar police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces once again fired at least 30 “long-range rockets” into Shegal and Dangam districts of eastern Kunar province, causing financial losses to residents, the police chief said on Saturday.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of houses constructed by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) were distributed among displaced families in the Sawkai district of eastern Kunar province, an official said Saturday.The houses were... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): In a fresh cross-border attack, Pakistani forces on Wednesday fired at least 18 artillery shells into eastern Kunar province, leaving several domestic animals dead and damaging a mosque.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel, the... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) unmanned aircraft crashed in the Mori area of Shigal district in eastern Kunar province on Saturday, an official said.The unmanned aircraft was on a surveillance mission when it... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok):  Pakistani forces once again fired at least 18 rockets into eastern Kunar province, hitting several villages, police said on Friday.The rockets fired from across the border in Pakistan landed in Zarah Barol, Kachlai and... read more
SADABAD (Pajhwok): Two militants’ commanders were killed in International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday, an official said.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Sayedkhel, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Saturday announced quarantining ballot boxes from three polling centres in the Nari district of eastern Kunar province.These ballot boxes contained votes cast for... read more
LASHKARGAH/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least 45 ballot boxes have been quarantined in southern Helmand province, while a vote recount of 10 ballot boxes is underway in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Thursday.Regional Independent Election... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said it had recorded 32 complaints about fraud and other irregularities during last Saturday’s elections in eastern Kunar province.Regional IEC Chief Murtaza Habibyar told... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban’s shadow governor for eastern Kunar province was among a dozen militants killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) drone strike in Shigal district on Monday, officials said.Abdul Zahir Sapi, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two civilians and 14 rebels were killed and many others wounded in a spate of security incidents on the Election Day in eastern Kunar province, official said on Saturday.Governor Shujaul Mulk Jalala said this at a joint news... read more
ASADABAD/METARLAM (Pajhwok): Bomb blast in Alingar and gunfire in Qarghio districts of eastern Laghman were reported, with voting in three polling stations of another eastern Kunar province delayed indefinitely, officials said Saturday.Brig. Gen.... read more
ASADABAD/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least eight militants, including a notorious commander, were killed in a drone strike in eastern Kunar province, the police chief said Thursday.Abdul Habib Sayedkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the missile attack by... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The two-month election campaign that ended last night had been undisturbed throughout eastern provinces, residents and officials said on Thursday.They said residents widely participated in the electioneering for Saturday’s... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Police recovered 1,200 bogus voter cards from a child in eastern Kunar province on Thursday, the provincial police chief said.Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News that police seized the fake cards from a 10-... read more
LASHKARGAH/JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): As the April 5 elections draw closer, the presidential race has gained momentum, with candidates wooing voters in several provinces of the country on Monday.Huge public gatherings were held in different... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two separate gatherings were held in eastern Kunar province in support of presidential contenders Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Saturday.Hundreds of people in Khas Kunar district pledged support to... read more
LASHKARGAH/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Separate gatherings were held in on support of presidential runners Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Zalmai Rassoul, Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf and Gul Agha Sherzai in Helmand and Logar provinces on Wednesday. Hundreds of... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Four policemen, as many militants and a civilian were killed in a clash triggered by an attack on a New Kabul Bank branch in the capital of eastern Kunar province on Tuesday, an official said.After the incident, Governor Shujaul... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A group of armed rebels stormed a New Kabul Bank branch in the capital of eastern Kunar province on Tuesday, an official said.The incident took place at around 11:15am, when two attackers forced their way into the building,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, released by the Taliban a day earlier after held captive during the Feb. 23 attack on their post in eastern Kunar province, on Friday said Taliban freed them after tribal elders guaranteed... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban militants shot dead two civilians after briefly kidnapping them in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.The pair was abducted and killed in Sarkano district on Tuesday, provincial police chief, Brig... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A three-year-old girl has been diagnosed poliovirus positive in the Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province, the first case surfacing in the province this year, an official said on Sunday.Kunar public health director Dr... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday said it would investigate electoral law violations by government officials attending campaign rallies for presidential candidates.IEC Secretary Ziaul Haq Amarkhel told reporters... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Five rebels were killed during an air raid by foreign troops in eastern Kunar province, an official said Saturday.Police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib SyedKheli, told Pajhwok Afghan News the air strike was conducted in the Tashigal... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Kunar Governor Shujaul Mulk Jalala on Monday said a search operation had been accelerated to recover missing Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers.As a result of a daring predawn Taliban attack, 21 ANA personnel were killed and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A huge gathering attended by some 3,000 people in eastern Kunar province on Friday announced support to presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.Dr. Jamaluddin, Ahmadzai’s campaign manager in the province, said thousands... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and a policeman were killed in two separate roadside blasts in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Thursday.A statement issued by the ministry said three... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Fires erupted in two forests as a result of missile attacks by Pakistani troops into eastern Kunar province, local officials claimed on Wednesday.Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel, said 24 missiles had been... read more
LASHKARGAH/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen militants have been killed and four others wounded in separate clashes with police in Kunar and Helmand provinces, security officials said on Saturday.Kunar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel told... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Five insurgents and one Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier were killed during an overnight clash in eastern Kunar province, police said on Thursday.The clash in the Saw area of Narai district broke out late on Wednesday night,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): About 227 polling stations are under security threat in eastern provinces of the country, with some yet to be established, election and security officials said on Saturday.The Independent Election Commission (IEC) head in... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Rich tributes were paid to prominent writer and religious figure Maulvi Abdul Khaliq Ikhlas on his 112th birth anniversary in eastern Kunar province on Monday.A day-long seminar was organised by Zalmai Hewadmal, advisor to the... read more
KABUL (PAN):  A years-long enmity between two influential families turned into friendship in eastern Kunar province, the Commission on Tribal Disputes Resolution at the Presidential Palace said on Thursday.The rivalry between families of Haji... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A fresh bout of violence has claimed 16 lives in various provinces over the past 24 hours, officials said on Saturday.Five Pakistani militants were among nine rebels killed during an airstrike by foreign troops in Kamdesh district of... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and two others injured on Friday when a roadside bomb exploded in eastern Kunar province, police said.Maj. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two militants were killed and three others injured during a clash with police in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Tuesday.Col. Abdul Habib Sayedkhel, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash broke out... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Inmates at the central jail in eastern Kunar province on Thursday called off a four-day hunger strike after they were assured by the governor that their problems would be resolved.The prisoners had been denying food at the facility... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A resident of the Noorgal district of eastern Kunar province was sentenced on Wednesday to 20 years in prison for killing his wife, an official said.The verdict was handed down at the end of an open trial in the district, where... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Kunar province and other local officials travelled to Chapa Dara district to distribute food and winter aid to deserving families.Locals and government employees had been unable to commute on the highway... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Security posts have been established in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar after a massive military offensive codenamed “Tofan” (Storm) against insurgents to pave the ground for reconstruction projects, local officials say.The... read more
ASADABAD/HERAT CITY (PAN): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and six Taliban have been killed in fresh clashes in eastern Kunar and western Herat provinces, security officials said on Saturday.A spokesman for the 207th ANA Zafar Corps in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Five civilians were killed and a sixth injured in a roadside bomb explosion in the Shigal district of the eastern Kunar province, an official said on Sunday.The incident took place in Moni area, where a truck carrying civilians to... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Five civilians were killed and a sixth injured in a roadside bomb explosion in the Shigal district of the eastern Kunar province, an official said on Sunday.The incident took place in Moni area, where a truck carrying civilians to... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Amid looming winter season, the residents of eastern Nuristan province are concerned about roads blockades by heavy snowfall, which triggers food, medicines and other items shortage.Known as a mountainous province, Nuristan borders... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Hundreds of people in eastern Kunar province on Sunday held a protest demonstration against cross-border rocket attacks by Pakistani forces into Dangam district of the province, an official and residents said. The protesters... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Police claimed Pakistani military fired at least 38 long-range rockets into border districts in eastern Kunar province on Saturday, the day Pakistani prime minister arrived in Kabul for a day-long visit.Kunar police chief Brig. Gen.... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four lady teachers were wounded on Monday when mortar shells struck their school in the Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province, an official said.The school’s headmistress was among those wounded by the Taliban-fired mortar... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Police on Sunday claimed arresting a person, who allegedly abetted and incited youngsters and mentored them for carrying out suicide attacks, in eastern Kunar province.Kunar police chief, Col. Abdul Habib Syedkheli, said the border... read more
ASADABAD/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ten militants have been killed and 10 security personnel injured in security offensives and other incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said Saturday.Kunar police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Construction work has been launched on the Managi power dam in eastern Kunar province, said Governor Shujaul Mulk Jalala.The dam is being built on the Dara Pech River in the Managi locality of Watapur district. Lawmakers, local... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two civilians and a policeman were killed and two others injured in a roadside bombing in eastern Kunar province, a provincial security official said on Thursday.Kunar police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel, told Pajhwok... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Suspected insurgents have set alight houses of several Afghan Local Police (ALP) members in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Wednesday.The ALP personnel’s houses were torched last night in Yakha China and Wali areas of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Residents of eastern Kunar province complain of rising corruption in judicial organs, but the chief judge promises prosecution of those involved in graft.A resident of Asmar district, Abdul Wali, alleged bribery had been rampant in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): In the lead-up to next year’s presidential and provincial council elections, voter registration cards have been distributed to 92,000 people, including 33,000 women, in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.Sadatullah... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two policemen were killed and 11 others injured when their checkpoint was struck by lightning in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Sunday.The freak incident resulted from heavy thunderstorm and rains in the Kordil area... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Hundreds of people took to the streets in the capital of eastern Kunar province on Friday, calling for the arrest of the killers of Logar Governor Arsala Jamal.A close confidante of President Hamid Karzai, Jamal was killed in a bomb... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two commanders were among five insurgents killed during a NATO airstrike in the Shigal district of eastern Kunar province on Sunday noon, the district chief said.Abdul Zahir Sapi told Pajhwok Afghan News the airstrike in Chogam area... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two civilians were killed and five others injured as foreign troops opened fire in response to an insurgent attack in eastern Kunar province, where Taliban executed two young boys on spying charges, an official said on Sunday.... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Kunar province on Saturday refused to confirm the death or presence of a Pakistani Taliban leader in his province.Shujaul Mulk Jalala was speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News two days after a media report said a... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Fifty pick-up vehicles laden with food items had reached the capital of eastern Nuristan province from neighbouring Kunar after security forces reopened a highway leading to the city in Chapa Dara district, police said on Thursday.... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (PAN): A total of 223 individuals, including 23 women, have nominated themselves for 44 provincial council seats in four eastern provinces.For the 17-seat Nangarhar council, 128 people including 11 females were in the run, said... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) office in eastern Kunar province said on Thursday it would refund cash guarantee to unsuccessful female candidate for provincial councils (PCs).In addition to opening registration centres in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) attorney for eastern Kunar province was killed by a remote-controlled bombing on Tuesday morning, an official said.Malang, the intelligence service attorney, came under attack in the... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (PAN): Five militants were killed in eastern Laghman province while three Taliban were detained in a police raid in Kunar, officials said on Friday.Afghan Special Forces killed the five fighters loyal to Commander Mohib during an... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): People in remote parts of eastern Kunar province say they could not travel long distances to reach district centres for obtaining voter cards, asking the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to establish the facilities near their... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A woman was killed and two children were wounded as a result of nearly 60 missiles fired by Pakistani forces into eastern Kunar province, officials said on Tuesday.The Pakistan military slammed 59 missiles over the past 24 hours into... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief has been killed along with three associates in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said on Saturday.Juma Khan, the Taliban’s head for Ghaziabad district, died in an overnight drone strike in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Thirty-five insurgents were killed and several areas cleared during a military operation in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.The offensive that began days ago is still ongoing, the Afghan... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani forces have fired a new volley of missiles into the Narai district of eastern Kunar province, a senior official said on Monday.As many as 40 missiles landed in Batash and Ancha areas of the district over the past 24 hours... read more
KABUL/ASADABAD (PAN): At least 36 militants and four security personnel have been killed in security incidents in different parts of the country, officials said on Sunday.Fourteen insurgents, including two Pakistanis, were killed and six others... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A dozen civilians, including children and women, were reportedly killed during a NATO airstrike that also left four Taliban insurgents dead on a vehicle in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Sunday.Foreign troops bombed the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Provincial council members and residents of eastern Kunar province have backed the proposed construction of a joint hydropower dam by Afghanistan and Pakistan on the Kunar River. However, they doubt Islamabad will keep its promise.On... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A clash that broke out between police and Taliban insurgents in the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province entered a second day on Wednesday, leading to casualties on both sides.So far 15 attackers have been killed... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two worshippers have been killed in a cross-border missile attack on the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, the police chief said on Wednesday.Brig. Gen. Abdul Haseeb Syedkhel said one of missiles hit a mosque in the district... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Seven militants, including a commander, have been killed in a drone strike in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.At least two Arab fighters were among the fatalities resulting from the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A government peace negotiator was assassinated by unidentified gunmen in eastern Kunar province on Sunday, an official said.Tajbar Khan, a member of the Kunar Peace Committee, was gunned down in the Salampur area of Noorgal district... read more
ASADABAD/MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Heavy rainfall induced flash flooding in central Maidan Wardak and eastern Kunar provinces, destroying several homes and inundating agricultural crops, officials said on Wednesday.In Kunar, rains lashed Narang district... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three civilians and a Taliban designated district chief have been killed in two separate incidents of violence in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Saturday.Shujaul Mulk Jalala said the Taliban shadow district for the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The new governor of eastern Kunar province has pledged to fight corruption in government departments and reconcile militants who have waged the insurgency due to their mistreatment at the hands of officials.Shujaul Mulk Jalala, a... read more
 ASADABAD (PAN): Dozens of Afghan and foreign insurgents stormed the Dangam district centre of eastern Kunar province on Friday morning, killing two policemen and wounding several others.“Five border guards and four national policemen were... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The new governor of eastern Kunar province on Sunday assumed charge, vowing to fight corruption and bribery at government departments and denying any links with any foreign intelligence agency.“I am a true Afghan and have no links... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Thirty-three prisoners were freed and the jail terms of three others reduced in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday in compliance with President Hamid Karzai’s decree, officials said.The inmates were freed in accordance with the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An administrative officer has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said on Sunday.Razi Khan came under attack on his way back home from a mosque in the Korbagh area of Watapur district... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two women have been wounded in the latest cross-border missile strike from Pakistani territory into eastern Kunar province, an official said on Thursday.Deputy Governor Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News Pakistani... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Eight border policemen and five Taliban fighters were killed during a clash in the eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Friday.The clash that erupted in the Gawardesh area of Kamdesh district on Thursday evening ended on... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani forces once again fired 90 missiles into Shigal and Sarkano districts of eastern Kunar province, causing no casualties, an official said on Monday.Sixty of the missiles were fired at the Shultan valley of Shigal and 30 at... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A key Taliban commander, a shadow district chief, was killed during infighting in eastern Kunar province, suggesting cracks within the rebel movement, an official said on Saturday.Qari Zakir, the Taliban chief for Narai district, was... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan forces on Friday recaptured the Want Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province, 30 months after the town fell to rebels, an official said.Government retook the district at 2pm as a result of a major operation that was... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three children were killed and seven others, all from the same family, were injured in an overnight drone strike by US-led coalition forces in the Manogai district of eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Thursday.Syed... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Police on Saturday claimed seizing “chemical weapons” that were to be used in an assassination attempt on the governor of eastern Kunar province.Kunar police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel, told reporters in Asadabad the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A woman in eastern in Kunar province was awarded the capital punishment on the charge of beating her daughter-in-law to death.Abetted by her husband Aslat Khan and sons Rahmanullah and Ghatol, Bibi Shireena convict had killed Ayesha... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four policemen were injured by Taliban’s shelling in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Monday.The incident occurred in the afternoon when the insurgents fired a mortar shell on a police checkpoint in the Warsak area of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A 16-member insurgent group reconciled with the government in eastern Kunar province bordering Pakistan's Bajuar tribal region, the governor said on Sunday. The group had been active against the government in the Sawaki district,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The Pakistan military has fired a new barrage of missiles into eastern Kunar province, wounding four people, a senior official said on Sunday.As many as 110 missiles, fired over the past 48 hours, landed in Dangam, Shigal and Sarkano... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A National Directorate of Security (NDS) officer was killed in a blast in the Wanth Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province on Saturday, the governor’s spokesman said.The bomb exploded inside the residence of the deputy... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan armed forces would be equipped soon with heavy weapons, Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang said on Tuesday during a visit to eastern Kunar province.   He met provincial officials, tribal elders and border police... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan armed forces would be equipped soon with heavy weapons, Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang said on Tuesday during a visit to eastern Kunar province.    He met provincial officials, tribal elders and border police... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Residents of Kamdesh and Barg-i-Matal districts on Tuesday asked the government to launch security operations against insurgents in the eastern province.Dozens of tribal elders from the two districts shared their problems at a... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A polio case has been detected in the Khas Kunar district of eastern Kunar province, where authorities decided to execute fresh polio campaigns, an official said on Tuesday.A baby girl has tested positive for the crippling disease,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An American soldier was ordered on Monday to leave eastern Kunar province after he insulted a portrait of President Hamid Karzai, the governor said.Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan News the US soldier had twice insulted... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani troops have established a checkpoint 300 metres inside Afghan territory in the Narai district of eastern Kunar province, an official claimed on Saturday.A three-member delegation, led by provincial police chief, Brig. Gen.... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three Taliban fighters were killed by Afghan troops in the eastern province of Kunar, bordering Pakistan’s tribal region of Bajaur, officials said on Friday.The insurgents were killed on Thursday as a result of artillery shelling in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): More than 40 missiles were fired from Pakistani territory into eastern Kunar province on Tuesday, the governor’s spokesman said. Wasifullah Wasifi told Pajhwok Afghan News 42 missiles had landed in different areas of the border... read more
ASADBAD (PAN): Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi on Monday asked all security organs to launch a decisive operation against insurgents in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar province, bordering Pakistan's Bajaur tribal region.Wahidi warned if a... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The American Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in eastern Kunar was formally closed on Monday after nine years of operations. Local officials acknowledge the PRT has done a lot during the period in terms of rebuilding roads,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN):  Pakistani troops have once again fired 24 missiles into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Monday. The missiles landed in the Shinki, Sur Kamar, Lwar Brol and other areas of the district on... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A judge in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday sentenced three men to death for killing a woman in Manogi district.The victim, a 25-year-old, and the mother of four, was allegedly stabbed with a knife before beheading her and setting... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two Afghan National Army troops and one policeman were killed during a clash with insurgents in eastern Kunar province, while 35 kilograms of heroin seized in southwestern Nimroz on Monday, officials said.Armed rebels attacked a... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Families of those killed and wounded in an ISAF airstrike in eastern Kunar were on Monday paid $1,824 (100,000 afghains) in compensation for each dead and 50,000afs for each injured, officials said.The last week's airstrike in Shegal... read more
ADADABAD (PAN): Poppy crops grown over 50 hectares land were destroyed during a newly launched anti-poppy campaign in eastern Kunar province, officials said.The illicit plant has been sowed in Nurgal, Sawkai, Sarkani, Narang, Watapur and Shigal... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): In a latest cross border missile attack, two women were killed in Marawara district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.Seven missiles were fired from Pakistan on Friday night, with two of them hitting a house in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A dozen Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed during a hours-long fierce gun-battle with Taliban insurgents who stormed a security post in eastern Kunar province that borders Pakistan's Bajuar tribal region, a military... read more
KABUL (PAN): Appointed by President Hamid Karzai, an investigation team on Wednesday confirmed that 11 children and four women had died in a NATO airstrike in Shegal district of eastern Kunar province.After the airstrike in Chawgam area on Saturday... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Nearly a dozen children have been killed and a number of women wounded in an International Security Assistance Force airstrike in the Shigal district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Sunday.The air raid came during a... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A rebel commander was among five people killed in separate security incidents in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Thursday. In the Kartot area of Dangam district, a Taliaban commander was killed along with four associates... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said on Wednesday. The troops were killed in Dangam district where they were defusing roadside bombs... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three Taliban, included two Pakistanis, have been killed and two others injured in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Monday. Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkheli, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
ASADABAD (PAN):  Thirteen missiles were fired by the Pakistani army into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province on Sunday, an official claimed.The missiles landed in Soor Kamar, Zor Barol and Kachli areas of the district, the governor’s... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Kunar Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi on Monday claimed that the Pakistan army had fired a new barrage of missile into the Dangam district of the eastern province.As many as 27 missiles landed in Zor Barol, Kachli and Soor Kamar areas... read more
 ASADABAD (PAN): Three members of the Afghan National Police (ANP) were killed during a joint security operation in the Narang district of the eastern Kunar province, an official said on Friday.Afghan and International Security Assistance Force... read more
 ASADABAD (PAN): Civil society leaders from eastern Kunar province on Sunday stoutly supported President Hamid Karzai’s stance on the complete transfer of the Bagram detention centre to Kabul’s control.The expression of support came at a... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Public heath officials on Satuday said they had launched a new round of anti-polio campaign to immunise 21,000 left over kids below the age of five in eastern Kunar province that borders Pakistan's Bajaur tribal region.Public Health... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A three-day exhibition of handicrafts made by women opened in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, on Monday.Besides Kunar, women from neighbouring Nangarhar, central Kabul and Parwan provinces have put on display their... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Nine people were killed in bomb attacks on border police in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province on Thursday, an official said.The first blast hit a border police patrol in Do Band area in the afternoon, wounding three... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): One Afghan National Police (ANP) official was killed and two others were wounded in a roadside bombing in the Barikot district of eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, an official said.The incident took place in the Dokalam area of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two civilians were killed during a bomb blast in the Sarkano district of eastern Kunar province on Friday, an official said.The explosion took place when worshippers were coming out of a mosque in the town, Governor Syed Fazlullah... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Members of a probe team on Thursday met relatives of the civilians killed during an airstrike in the Shegal district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Thursday.Five children, four women, a man and three insurgent... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Ten civilians -- mostly women and children -- were killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Kunar province, a senior official said on Wednesday.Five children, four women, a man and three... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An 18-member group of militants on Tuesday joined the government-led peace process in eastern Kunar province, a senior official said.The group that was active in Asmar district renounced the insurgency as a result of efforts by... read more
ASADABAD (PAN):  More than 21,000 children could not be reached out for administering polio drops in a number of towns in eastern Kunar province owing to insecurity, officials said on Monday.Deputy governor Qazi Mohammad Nabi said around 21,781... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the Syed Jamaludin Afghan University was inaugurated on Monday in eastern Kunar province, an official said.The Ministry of Higher Education-funded project cost $ 550,000, Governor Syed Fazlullah... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Seven people, including two women, were killed and four others, including two children, were injured as continuous heavy snowfall and rains destroyed 73 homes in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday.A woman was killed and... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An appellate court on Tuesday reduced a 20-year-old man's sentence of 20 years in jail to 16 years in a murder case in eastern Kunar province.Police detained Mohammad Habib, the convict, seven months ago for killing a schoolteacher... read more
ASADABAD (PAN):  Two commanders were among seven militants detained during a joint operation by Afghan and coalition forces in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Monday.The operation was conducted by Afghan and the International... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A district police chief in eastern Kunar province was sentence to two-and-half years in jail on bribery charges, officials said on Wednesday.Abdul Zahir, the Sawakai district police head, had sought 130,000 afghanis from an Afghan... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A man stabbed his spouse to death before setting her body on fire in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, an official said.A resident of Manogai district, Ishaq, was detained along with five other suspects after he committed... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two tonnes of expired medicine and substandard beverages were burnt in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Thursday.The drugs and beverages had been seized from clinics and stores across the province over the past six... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Five people were killed during a clash between militants and civilians in the Watapur district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. The clash erupted on Tuesday evening, when the fighters tried to kidnap... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Five militants were killed and three others wounded during a clash with security forces in the Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place on Friday afternoon on the outskirts... read more
 ASADABAD (PAN): Three militants, including two foreigners, were killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday afternoon, an official said.The raid took place in the Katar area of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The insurgents have torched three houses, including that of a public representative, in the Want Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said.The houses belonged to provincial council member Maulvi Inayatullah... read more
 ASADABAD (PAN): Nearly 5,000 returnees living in a camp eastern Kunar province have no access to potable water, residents and officials said on Monday.The Tango camp in Sarkano district, established six years ago, is home to the families... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Six patrolling Afghan security officials were injured in an insurgent attack in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Friday.The gun attack took place on Thursday evening in the Duband area of Dangam district, police... read more
 ASADABAD/KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Six suspected insurgents have been killed in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province and in a drone attack in northern Kunduz, officials said on Tuesday.Four militants were killed in the airstrike that took place on... read more
 ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani forces barraged eastern Afghanistan with a dozen of rockets on Monday afternoon, killing a woman and injuring three young girls, Afghan police said on Tuesday.The new barrage of rockets rained down on the eastern... read more
 ASADABAD (PAN): An American military officer has embraced Islam in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province, the newly-converted Christian said on Saturday.James Grant, from the American state of Tennessee, said he converted after... read more
PESHAWAR (PAN): A three-day peace conference, attended by Afghan and Pakistani journalists, concluded in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Wednesday.Journalists from both sides of the border underlined... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A newly constructed building for a girls’ high school was inaugurated on Tuesday in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said.The building with 14 classrooms, 10 toilets and drinking water system, was built at a cost of $213,000... read more
Tirinkot (PAN): Four people, including three children, were killed in a suicide attack in Dihrawud district in central Uruzgan province on Saturday, an official said. Provincial police spokesman Farid Ayil told Pajhwok Afghan News that blast... read more
Tirinkot (PAN): Four people, including three children, were killed in a suicide attack in Dihrawud district in central Uruzgan province on Saturday, an official said. Provincial police spokesman Farid Ayil told Pajhwok Afghan News that blast... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Five people, including a tribal elder, were killed by unidentified gunmen in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, an official said.Malik Arsala Khan, the tribal leader, was an inhabitant of Quro area of Watapur district, Kunar police... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A Taliban commander and eight of his associates joined the reconciliation process in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday, officials said.The individuals, who were active in the Shonkri valley of Sarkano district, renounced the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Six Taliban militants were killed and 50 suspected insurgents detained during an operation by Afghan National Army (ANA) in the Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Friday.Col. Haroon Yousufzai, a... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A four-member team of Jordanian scholars, during their visit to eastern Kunar province, have declared suicide bombings as un-Islamic.Addressing a meeting here late on Tuesday, the visiting scholars said Islam did not allow suicide... read more
KABUL/ASADABAD (PAN): Eight Afghan National Army (ANA) troops were killed in different incidents of violence in Kunar and Faryab provinces, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Sunday.Five soldiers were killed in a bomb attack on an ANA patrol in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A would-be suicide bomber was shot dead by police in the capital of eastern Kunar province on Monday morning, an official said.The bomber, whose target was the Kunar counter-terrorism chief Col. Abdul Matin, was killed near the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three children were injured during an airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Sunday.The air raid targeting a rebel hideout was conducted... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The crime rate has drastically fallen as a result of open trials in eastern Kunar province, bordering Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Bajaur, officials and residents say.A number of individuals have been tried on charges of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Authorities have foiled a timber smuggling network that had been active in recent months in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Thursday.Addressing a news conference in Kunar, provincial council head Mia Hassan Adel revealed... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three civilians were injured in a fresh wave of cross-border missile barrages by the Pakistan army into eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan News that 72 missiles had... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): About 87 missiles were fired by the Pakistan army into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Monday.Police chief, Gen. Ewaz Mohammad Nazari, told Pajhwok Afghan News the missiles were fired over the past... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A recently-constructed building for a girls’ high school was inaugurated in the eastern province of Kunar on Thursday, officials said.The school has been constructed at a cost of 8 million afghanis provided by the Indian government... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three civilians, including a baby girl, were injured in cross-border shelling from Pakistan into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, a senior official alleged on Wednesday.Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Afghanistan National Coalition (ANC) leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday said the country would not collapse into civil war after the pullout of foreign forces in 2014.Addressing a news conference in Asadabad, the provincial... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in an insurgent attack in the eastern province of Kunar, a senior police official said on Friday.The Taliban shot dead the soldiers after disembarking them from a vehicle in the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The security responsibility for the capital and three districts of eastern Kunar province was handed over to Afghan forces on Wednesday, as part of the fourth phase of transition.A ceremony here, attended by Deputy Minister of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The Kunar governor on Monday rejected a US media report that the Al-Qaeda terrorist network had regrouped in the eastern province, bordering Pakistan’s tribal region of Bajaur.While spurning the CBS TV channel’s claim, Governor Syed... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A court of appeal on Monday sentenced a man to death on the charge of killing a teenage girl in eastern Kunar province, an official said.Shabana, an 18 years old student of 11th grade, stabbed to the death after being raped three... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Thousands of kilograms of explosives were seized by intelligence operatives in the Sawakai district of eastern Kunar province.An intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the seizure was made in the Spin Jumat... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Construction work on a US-funded public order police centre, a $14 million project, was launched in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday.At the foundation stone-laying ceremony, Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three civilians were killed after being kidnapped by the Taliban in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Sunday.The individuals were seized some days ago in Watapur district on charges of cooperation with the government, the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Residents of several districts in neighbouring Nuristan province are being threatened with severe food shortages because the Taliban have blocked a highway that connects the province with Chapa Dara district in Kunar province, an... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Enraged by a blasphemous movie insulting the Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH), a large number of university students in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday burnt an effigy of US president Barack Obama.The rally taken out by the Syed... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Defence Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Monday arrived in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, for investigating cross-border attacks from Pakistan and other security-related problems here.Governor Syed Fazlullah... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): At least 169 artillery shells were fired from Pakistan into Dangam and Sarkano districts of eastern Kunar province over the past 24 hours, an official said on Saturday, two days after Kabul lodged a complaint with the UNSC over the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An Afghan civilian was killed and three foreign troops were wounded as a result of a suicide bombing in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday afternoon, a senior official said.Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Residents and political workers in Kunar province on Monday staged a demonstration to condemn periodic attacks from Pakistan into eastern Afghan provinces.Over the past few months, a dozen people have been killed and more than 40... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): One child was killed and another wounded when a volley of artillery shells fired from across the border struck civilian houses in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Wednesday.The governor’s spokesman... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The issue of cross-border shelling from Pakistan into eastern Kunar province would be shared with United Nations Security Council members, the secretary-general’s special envoy promised on Tuesday.Ján Kubiš told reporters during his... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): High-level talks are ongoing to put an end to periodic cross-border shelling from Pakistan into eastern Afghan provinces, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) official said on Monday.Lt. Gen Mohammad Akram, the Afghan National Army (ANA) vice... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A mosque was damaged by cross-border incursions from Pakistan into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Sunday.Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan News 38 missiles were slammed over the past... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Six members of a family were killed and a baby went missing after a vehicle fell into a river in the Khas Kunar district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Friday.The accident took place in the Spin Jumat area on the Kunar-... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Hundreds of residents on Thursday asked foreign troops to withdraw from eastern Kunar province if they could not prevent cross-border missile incursions from Pakistan.Tribal elders, provincial council members, religious scholars and... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Distribution of aid to families displaced by cross-border incursions into eastern Kunar province was launched on Wednesday, officials said.Local officials say 50 people were killed or wounded and hundreds of families displaced by... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Forty-two missiles were fired from Pakistan into eastern Kunar province over the past 24 hours, injuring a young girl, a senior official said on Saturday.Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan News the missiles landed in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): As many as 136 artillery shells were fired from Pakistan into Dangam, Shegal and Narai districts of eastern Kunar province over the past 24 hours, injuring three residents, an official said on Thursday. Two people were injured... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed as a result of a suicide attack in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Wednesday.The suicide attack took place after a roadside bomb on Tuesday evening in the Nangalam... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): After waiting for the government for nearly two years to resolve the issue of periodic cross-border shelling from Pakistan, residents of Dangam district in eastern Kunar province on Monday warned to rise in arms against Pakistani... read more
KABUL/ASADABAD (PAN): A major Haqqani network leader and a senior Tehrik-iTaliban Pakistan (TTP) commander believed killed in separate drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal region of Waziristan and in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar respectively,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Amid increasing anger among residents, artillery shells fired from the Pakistani soil continued to hit villages in eastern Kunar province, where 91 artillery rounds landed over the past 24 hours, an official said on Friday.The... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Local officials on Thursday alleged that 136 rockets fired from across the border in Pakistan had landed in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province over the past two days.A hundred rockets were fired by the Pakistani forces on... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Hundreds of tribal elders and religious scholars on Wednesday held a gathering in eastern Kunar province to condemn the periodic cross-border attacks from Pakistan, asking the government to effectively respond to the aggression.... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A dozen insurgents, including foreigners, were killed during a NATO airstrike in the Wata Pur district of eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Sunday.Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan News the dead included four... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani forces fired a new barrage of missiles into eastern Kunar province, killing at least one person, an official said on Wednesday.At least 25 missiles were slammed into Dangam district last night, the governor’s spokesman told... read more
GHAZNI CITY/ASADABAD (PAN): Security officials said on Monday more than a dozen insurgents were killed in southern Ghazni and 16 in eastern Kunar province over the past 24 hours.Two rebels were killed and as many injured when the bomb they were... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two new polio cases have been detected in Asmar and Narai districts of eastern Kunar province, a public health official said on Thursday.Last month, a polio case was registered in the militancy-plagued Shaltan valley of Shegal... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani forces fired a new barrage of missiles into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, an Afghan official claimed on Thursday.About 260 missiles landed in different areas of the district on Wednesday night, leaving one... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): About 160 more missiles have been fired from Pakistani territory into two border districts of eastern Kunar province over the past 24 hours, an official said on Tuesday.A woman and a man were injured as 148 missiles were slammed into... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Six Pakistani citizens were among a dozen militants killed during an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Tuesday.The overnight air raid was conducted during an... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A woman and a boy were killed and three others, including two children, injured after security forces clashed with heavily armed insurgents in eastern Kunar province on Friday, officials said.The armed rebels launched simultaneous... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Hundreds of tribal elders, religious scholars and residents from 14 districts on Wednesday met in the capital of eastern Kunar province to condemn cross-border attacks from Pakistan.Participants of the assembly in Asadabad vowed a... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): In the latest cross-border attack, Pakistan on Sunday fired at least 255 missiles into three districts of eastern Kunar province, a senior official said.The missiles landed in Shegal, Narai and Dangam districts, injuring three people... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A possible attack on the governor’s house and police headquarter was foiled in eastern Kunar province, a senior official said on Friday.  Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan News that some guards on Afghan army... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Hundreds of residents of the Marwara district of eastern Kunar province have risen against Pakistani Taliban, with the Afghan militants trying to broker peace between the two sides.A resident of the district, Abdul Haq, told Pajhwok... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Up to 70 missiles were fired by Pakistan soldiers into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province over the past 24 hours, an official claimed on Tuesday.Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan News that the missiles hit... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): About 100 more missiles had been fired into eastern Kunar province over the past 24 hours despite a protest that was lodged with the Pakistan ambassador as day earlier, an official said on Monday.Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A new barrage of Pakistani missiles rained down on Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar, killing four civilians and injuring six others, the governor said on Saturday.At least 300 missiles had been slammed into the Dangam district... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A man was sentenced to death by an appeal court for strangulating to death his spouse in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday.The accused, Khair Mohammad, was awarded the capital punishment during an open trial in Asadabad, the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A polio case, the second this year, has been detected in the militancy-plagued eastern Kunar province, an official said on Sunday.A public health department official said the case was detected in the Shaltan valley of Shegal district... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani soldiers fired 21 missiles into the Shegal district of eastern Kunar province, injuring two civilians, an official said on Friday.The governor's spokesman, Wasifullah Wasifi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the missiles -- fired... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani forces once again fired a barrage of missiles into the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province on Thursday, injuring two people who had migrated to the town from Swat valley, an official said.Up to 70 missiles were fired... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Minister of Water and Energy Ismael Khan on Thursday said   construction works on Managi power dam would begin in two weeks in the eastern Kunar province.During his trip to Kunar, Khan said Managi dam in Pech district would... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Kunar province, the scene of a series of cross-border attacks from Pakistan, on Saturday said he had provided evidence of the incursions to foreign military commanders.Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Residents of two districts in eastern Kunar province on Saturday protested missile attacks from Pakistan.People coming from Dangam district joined residents of Asmar in the protest, chanting slogans like “death to Pakistani troops,”... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): More than a dozen Taliban insurgents were killed in a NATO airstrike in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province, a security official said on Saturday.Last night NATO forces pounded militant hideouts on the hills between Kattar... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Officials on Saturday said forest in the eastern Kunar province caught fire due to missiles fired by Pakistani forces on the Narai district. Since morning until 8 pm on Friday, Pakistani troops fired 61 missiles on Tabash area of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Police had arrested three suspects in connection with the beheading of a young girl in the Sawki district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Friday.The victim, Shabana, an 11th class student, was brutally murdered by... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three border policemen were killed and two others were wounded in a roadside bombing in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province on Friday, officials said.The explosion in Binshi area occurred before noon, when a border police... read more
ASADABAD/JALALABAD (PAN): Intelligence operatives have arrested five university students for allegedly “having links” with the Taliban in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Wednesday.The Nangarhar University... read more
 ASADABAD (PAN): Two more people were injured after missiles fired by Pakistani forces hit southern Kunar province of Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday. More than 50 missiles landed in Dangam district of the province, injuring two... read more
 ASADABAD (PAN): A child was killed after Pakistani army fired 50 missiles at the Narai district in the eastern Kunar province, officials said on Tuesday. Pakistan fired 50 missiles on Sunday and Monday nights in the Batash area of the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Kunar province on Monday vehemently rejected reports that insurgents had attacked a Pakistani military post near the joint border from Afghanistan.Media reports said six Pakistani soldiers were killed and... read more
ASADABAD (PAN):  NATO airstrike killed five Taliban local commanders on Monday morning in the eastern province of Nuristan, official said.The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) bombed the militants, based on intelligence... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Residents from five districts of eastern Kunar province on Saturday staged a protest against the Hajj and Islamic Affairs Department, accusing it of irregularities in granting hajj quotas to districts.Dozens of people, including... 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
ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani forces fired a volley of missiles into the Narai district of eastern Kunar province, killing 40 household animals, an official claimed on Monday.At least 60 missiles were slammed into the district late on Sunday night,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier shot dead his checkpoint commander and fled the scene in the eastern province of Kunar, official said on Monday.The murder happened in the Ganjgal area of Sarkani district on Sunday night, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two suicide attackers rammed an explosives-laden car into the entrance of a joint Afghan-ISAF military base in the Nari district of eastern Kunar province on Thursday, killing an intelligence operative, an official said.The attack... read more
 AZADABAD (PAN): Taliban killed two tribal elders after inviting them to negotiations in the Narai district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.District chief Gul Zaman told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents shot dead the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): NATO’s senior civilian representative (SCR) on Monday urged Afghanistan and Pakistan to find a negotiated solution to the issue of cross-border missile strikes into eastern Kunar province. Addressing a joint news conference with... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief for Dangam district was shot dead by unknown gunman in eastern Kunar province, said an official on Monday.The shooting took place early in the morning when the assailant opened fire on... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Some schools in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province remained closed due to missile attacks from Pakistan, an official said on Sunday.  Over the past month, three schools in Zor Bariwal, Shinkai and Sur Kamar border... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): One person was killed and three others were injured in missile strikes fired from Pakistani territory into eastern Kunar province, a senior official said on Saturday.About 25 missiles were fired into Khas Kunar district in the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Up to 67 uplift projects have been executed under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Friday.More than 16,000 families in 13 districts of the province would benefit from the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Missiles were once again fired from Pakistani territory into eastern Kunar province, causing losses to civilians, a senior official claimed on Thursday.A house and a car were damaged by rockets fired from Pakistan into Dangam... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): More than 30 schools across a Taliban-controlled district in eastern Nuristan province remain open, benefitting thousands of boys and girls, an official said on Sunday.The remote Want Waigal district, located east of the provincial... read more
KABUL (PAN): A high-ranking Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan was killed by Afghan and coalition security forces during an operation over the weekend in Watahpur district in Kunar province, said the alliance.An International Security Assistance Force (... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (PAN): The commander of 1st battalion of the 201st Selab military corps was killed on Sunday in a militant attack in the eastern province of Nuristan, officials said. The attack happened at 5 am when militants fired two missiles... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two NATO-led soldiers and three Afghan civilians were killed in separate Taliban attacks in the eastern province of Kunar on Friday, officials said.Three people, including two children, were killed and six others wounded as a result... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): NATO-led troops killed five civilians during a recent airstrike in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province, the head of an investigating delegation claimed on Wednesday.Another two residents were injured during the raid by... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four commanders were among eight rebels killed during separate operations by Afghan and international security forces in southern Ghazni and eastern Kunar provinces, officials said on Sunday.Two militant leaders, including Mullah... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Although the government and its western allies denounce poppies as the main source of funding for the insurgency, the Taliban destroyed poppy fields in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Sunday.The insurgents not only... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The wheat distribution process to 19,000 poor families was started by the agriculture, irrigation and livestock department in eastern Kunar proivnce on Saturday, officials said.Agriculture Director Mahsal Khan Fatohi told Pajhwok... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An Afghan army officer on Friday fired at his US counterparts, killing one and wounding two others on a base in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said.The latest green-on-blue attack happened at the Jalala check-post in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Half of schools in eastern Kunar province do not have proper buildings, causing students numerous problems, the provincial education department said on Monday.There are 460 schools for girls and boys across the province, with 257 of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two Taliban militants and an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier were killed in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province on Thursday, an official said.One soldier was killed and two others injured during a Taliban ambush in the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): In eastern Kunar province, about 15 insurgents were killed in a clash that erupted late Wednesday, when insurgents launched an attack on Afghan and international forces, Brig. Gen. Ewaz Mohammad Naziri, the provincial police chief,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): In a major anti-militant operation in eastern province of Nuristan, at least 45 insurgents were killed and 69 wounded, officials said.The operations started two weeks ago to prevent Taliban militants from terrorising the people in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two children were injured when unidentified militants torched the district council head’s house in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Saturday.The gunmen set fire to Haji Sakhi’s house at about... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A poppy eradication campaign was launched on Sunday in eastern Kunar province, where cultivation of the illicit crop increased by 50 percent in 10 districts, officials said.The campaign supervisor, Idrees Sapi, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KABUL (PAN): An Afghan government peace negotiator was killed in a suicide attack in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province on Friday, officials said.Province council head Maulvi Mohammad Hashim Munib, who was on his way home from a mosque... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Security forces arrested two would-be suicide attackers in the Khas Kunar district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Tuesday.Police chief Brig. Gen. Hewaz Mohammad Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News one of the attackers was a... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): More than eight tonnes of explosives were seized in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, the Ministry of Defence said on Sunday.A statement from the ministry’s office in the eastern zone said the explosives were seized... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (PAN): A Ministry of Interior (MoI) delegation has arrived in eastern Nuristan province to investigate the issue of missing police salaries amounting to 21 million afghanis ($420,336), officials said on Saturday.  The... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The Taliban on Thursday attacked a base of NATO-led troops in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province, an official said.   Four attackers were killed and two others detained as foreign troops acted in self-defence,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A project involving a two kilometres road and a 670-metre retaining wall was inaugurated in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Monday.The road was graveled and the 670-metre protective wall constructed at a cost of $370,000... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An Iranian engineer and two Afghan policemen were wounded during a Taliban attack in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Tuesday.Survey engineer for Noorgal Canal, Faridoon Ashori, and the two policemen were wounded on... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Eight Taliban militants and five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed during a fierce gun-battle in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Saturday.Backed by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops, the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Five policemen were killed and another five had been abducted by Taliban insurgents during a clash between both sides in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said on Friday.Provincial police chief, Col. Ghulamullah Nuristani,... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Two Taliban militants were killed and three others arrested in the Chori district of central Uruzgan province on Sunday, an official said.The incident took place at around 5 am in Kashi area of the district, where police security... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Kunar Governor Syed Fazalullah Wahidi on Sunday escaped unhurt in a gun attack on his vehicle in the eastern province, bordering Pakistan’s lawless tribal region of Bajaur and Mohmand.Speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, Wahidi said he... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The law and order situation has improved in four districts of eastern Kunar province following the deployment of a local police force, officials said on Wednesday, but residents called for the force to undergo more professional... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A kidnapped member of the High Peace Council released in eastern Kunar province on Sunday, an official said.Maulvi Shafiullah, a resident of neighbouring Nuristan province, was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in the Asmar district... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The foundation stone of a new building for the customs department was laid in eastern Kunar province on Saturday, officials said.Funded by the Ministry of Finance, the project is estimated to cost 45 million afghanis ($908,724) and... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): One person was killed and two others were injured in an attack on a former militant commander who recently joined the peace process in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday, officials said.Unidentified gunmen attacked the commander’s... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Kunar defeated a visiting team from Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar in their maiden match of a three-day tournament that began in the eastern Afghan province on Thursday.Featuring teams from Kunar and Peshawar, the Peace... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Violence against women has fallen by 50 percent over the past 11 months, compared to the corresponding period last year, in the eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.Last year, 15 cases of violence against women were... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Kunar Governor Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi receives a machin-gun from an armed insurgent loyal to Hazebi-Islami of Afghanistan (HIA) in capital city of eastern Kunar province. 17-member of HIA joined the government-initiated peace... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Hundreds of people rallied for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, against the governor for what they alleged committing fraud in recently held provincial council administrative... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The UN special representative in Afghanistan Jan Kubis on Thursday said he would visit Pakistan in the near future to attract the country’s support for the international community’s efforts at bringing peace to Afghanistan.Visiting... read more
TIRINKOT/ASADABAD (PAN): Administrative boards’ elections of provincial councils in central Uruzgan and eastern Kunar provinces were held on Wednesday amid allegations of favoritism.The voting took place in the presence of officials from the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Police in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday handed over 46 heavy and light weapons to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme, officials said.The weapons included nine Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), seven rocket... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A 100 meter-long meter bridge connecting Marwara district with capital city of Asadabad has been inaugurated by Kunar governor Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi in eastern Kunar province.The bridge, costing $420 thousand, was constructed with... read more
KUNAR (PAN): Kunar Women Affairs Department head Naseema Shafiq talks to Pajhwok during an exclusive interview in the eastern province. "Violence against women has decreased by 50 percent in the province this year, when only eight cases were... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Education Minister Dr. Ghulam Farooq Wardak on Wednesday inaugurated a newly-constructed hostel at a teacher training institute in eastern Kunar province.A ceremony for the hostel in Asadabad was attended by Governor Syed Fazalullah... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): More than 2800 high school graduates including 150 girls sit an entrance exam for admission into universities in eastern Kunar province.The examination process completed in two rounds that would provide a chance to thousands of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A local Taliban commander in eastern Kunar province on Monday demanded the release of detained insurgents in return for a kidnapped member of the High Peace Council.Maulvi Shafiullah, a member of council and resident of neighbouring... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen abducted on Sunday a member of the High Peace Council in the eastern province of Kunar, bordering Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Bajaur, officials said.Maulvi Shafiullah Shafi and his friend were ordered... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The Taliban insurgents on Saturday released all the 15 policemen in their captivity in the Manogai district of eastern Kunar province, officials said.Mohammad Yousuf Nuristani, the governor’s secretary, said earlier in the day that... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A 12-member insurgents group has joined the peace process in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Thursday.Led by Najibullah, the group had been operating in Watapur district over the past years, Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Journalists and writers in eastern Kunar province on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a Pakistani tribal journalist.Mukarram Khan Atif, a correspondent for Voice of America and a private Pakistani TV channel, was shot dead... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An 80-year-old man was sentenced to 16 years in jail for killing his wife in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.Noor Mohammad Khan was convicted at a public trial in Asadabad on the charge of uxorcide his 70-... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An 80-year-old man was sentenced to 16 years in jail for killing his wife in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.Noor Mohammad Khan was convicted at a public trial in Asadabad on the charge of uxorcide his 70-year-old... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Security officials of eastern Kunar province detained three Pakistani Taliban fighters along with their weapons in Shegal district of this eastern province, Police chief Brig Gen. Ewaz Muhammad Nazari told Pajhwok Afghan News.PAJHWOK... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The foundation stone of an agriculture faculty at the Syed Jamaluddin Afghan University was laid in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Friday.The three-storey building would be constructed at a cost of $500,000,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The foundation stone of an agriculture faculty at the Syed Jamaluddin Afghan University was laid in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Friday.The three-storey building would be constructed at a cost of $500,000,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two key Taliban commanders were killed in an airstrike by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Thursday.The airstrike was carried out in the Marawara... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four Taliban fighters were killed and another detained as a result of an airstrike by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Wednesday.The air attack took place late on... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and a dozen others were injured on Tuesday when a Taliban-fired mortar hit their base in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, an official said.The insurgents fired at... read more
ASADABAD/LASHKARGAH (PAN): A 330 metres long bridge on the Kunar River was inaugurated in Sawakai district of the eastern province on Sunday.Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi, inaugurating the 10-metre wide bridge, said the USAID-funded project... read more
KUNAR, Jan 07, 2011: Kunar governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi inaugurated a 330-meter long bridge in eastern Kunar province.The bridge costing $4.5 million, was constructed with the financial support of USAID, Wahidi told media.
ASADABAD (PAN): The Pakistani Taliban released the remaining 16 children held hostage in September last year in the Bajaur tribal region, the insurgents announced on Friday.The Taliban seized 28 children who had gone for picnic on the second day of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Newly-constructed buildings for two schools were inaugurated in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, an official said.Constructed by the Ministry of Education, the structures cost $ 116000 (5713000 afs), said Education Director Syed... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four insurgents were killed and a woman was injured during two separate operations by Afghan and international forces in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Monday.Two Taliban commanders identified as Niamatullah and... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Prisoners at the central jail in eastern Kunar province on Sunday accused the jail officials of not properly following their cases and demanding money in this regard, an accusation rejected by the officials concerned.The inmates also... read more
KUNAR, Dec 29, 2011: Prisoners of Kunar Central Jail on Thursday complain of delay in investigation of their cases and poor living conditions in eastern Kunar province.PAJHWOK/ Khan Wali Stanikzai
ASADABAD (PAN): A Taliban commander was killed and two of his associates were injured during a clash with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.An ANA patrol attacked the militants who were... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Residents of a remote valley in eastern Kunar province on Monday protested against night-time searches of their homes by international troops and Afghan commandos.In front of the provincial council office in Asadabad, a large number... read more
SHARNA/ASADABAD (PAN): Food aid was distributed to hundreds of poor families in Paktika and Kunar province on Monday, officials said.Each needy family received 90 kilograms of eatables, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) head for Kunar, Muhammad... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): As many as 467 militants have been killed and 100 others injured during almost 500 major and minor security operations in Kunar and Nuristan provinces since the start of the current year, an official said on Monday.Involving Afghan... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Sixty-one development projects worth 61 million afghanis were completed and inaugurated in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Sunday.The projects were completed in Dangam, Pich Dara, Savkai, Khas Kunar, Chapadara, Asmar,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A commander was among nine insurgents killed by Afghan and international soldiers during an operation in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Saturday.The joint operation was conducted in the Dewagul area of Sawkai district late... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A district police chief was among six people killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern province of Kunar on Friday, officials said on Friday.The incident took place when the bomber detonated his suicide vest at 2pm outside a mosque... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief was killed along with two of his associates during an airstrike by NATO-led troops in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, police said.Police chief Brig. Gen. Ewaz Mohammad Nazari told Pajhwok... read more
ASADABAD/JALALABAD (PAN): At least six insurgents were killed and four others wounded during an airstrike by foreign troops in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Sunday.The air raid in the Kanda Gul area of Manogi district came after a convoy... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Ongoing deforestation has further lowered production of green tea, which was badly affected during the Soviet invasion of the country, in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Sunday.After a 1966 survey by a Chinese firm, green... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Forty insurgents were killed, 20 injured and 18 others captured alive during an ongoing joint offensive codenamed "Operation Storm" in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Thursday.Involving Afghan and the NATO-led... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Tribal elders and religious scholars from eastern Kunar province on Thursday voiced support for the conditions outlined by the recent Loya Jirga for a strategic partnership deal with the US.A large number of elders, religious leaders... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan forces on Friday claimed retaking several areas from insurgents during an ongoing offensive in eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces.Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops are conducting "Operation... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops launched a joint offensive in eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces on Thursday, an official said."Operation Storm" was ongoing in Narai district of Kunar and... read more
KABUL (PAN): US Marines killed four Taliban fighters disguised in police uniform in southern Helmand province, a hotbed of Taliban activity, an official said on Tuesday.The insurgents wanted to ambush government officials in Pach village of Sangin... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A newly-constructed building for a girls' secondary school was inaugurated in the Sarkani district of eastern Kunar province on Tuesday, an official said.The building has 16 classrooms and administrative offices, a solar energy... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two teenage cousins were killed and their 16 others family members wounded after a rocket hit a house in the Matongi district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.The insurgents fired the rocket targeting a US... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A teen-age girl carried out a suicide attack on a building of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in the eastern province of Kunar on Saturday, injuring five people, officials said.The suicide attack took place at around 10:... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Six militants were killed in International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrikes and a local shot dead by Taliban in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Friday.The air strikes took place in Narai and Asmar district,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Eight Pakistani refugees were injured during a rocket strike in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, an official said.The incident took place at around 10:30am when a militant-fired rocket landed in a house,... read more
KNUAR (PAN): Thirteen Taliban militants were killed during an airstrike by foreign troops in eastern Kunar province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Tuesday.Scores of insurgents were killed in the raid late on Monday night... read more
KUNAR, Oct 22, 2011: The governor of eastern Kunar province shared evidence of Pakistan's incursions with a high-ranking official delegation from Kabul, officials said on Saturday.The delegation included senior Afghan officials and... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Kunar province shared evidence of Pakistan's incursions with a high-ranking official delegation from Kabul, officials said on Saturday.The delegation included senior Afghan officials and International Security... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Fourteen people, including 13 from a family, were injured in a rocket strike in the Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Friday.The rocket hit a house during a rebel assault on a security post in the Waigal... read more
KUNAR, Oct 19, 2011: Tribal elders and religious scholars take part in a gathering in eastern Kunar province.The gathering condemned the interference and cross-borders shelling by neighboring countries.PAJHWOK/ Khan Wali Salarzai
ASADABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Kunar province on Wednesday strongly rejected Pakistani officials' claim that a leading figure in the Pakistani Taliban insurgency, Mullah Fazlullah, was hiding in Kunar.Pakistani Army spokesman, Maj. Gen.... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has acknowledged the killing of four civilians during an operation in the Asmar district of eastern Kunar province four days ago, a senior official said on Tuesday.Another six people... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): More than 115 militants have been killed in operations involving ISAF and Afghan troops over the past ten days in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Monday.Starting October 7, the operations were carried out in Narai,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Twenty-seven people have been killed and 42 others wounded in recent Pakistani incursions into eastern Kunar province, officials claimed on Monday.A day earlier, President Hamid Karzai said media reports about Pakistani shelling of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief was killed along with two of his associates during an airstrike by foreign troops in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Monday.The raid was conducted on Sunday night in the Narai district... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four civilians were killed and six others wounded during a clash between Taliban and security personnel in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Saturday.The gunbattle erupted on Friday night when the fighters stormed Afghan... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Tribal elders hailing from eight districts on the Pakistani border in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday nominated two delegations for direct talks with the Afghan government and Pakistani army officials about the cross border... read more
KUNAR, Oct 09, 2011: Tens of poets condemned uninterrupted wars in Afghanistan during a Peace poetry session held in eastern Kunar province.PAJHWOK/ Khan Wali Salarzai
KUNAR, Oct 10, 2011: Government officials and employees cannot visit provincial capital and other areas as militants consecutively reside on several highways in Naari district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Sunday.“The district has... read more
ASADABAD (PAN):  Six people were injured in Pakistani artillery barrage into the eastern province of Kunar, officials said.Pakistani army fired 33 artillery shells on the province which 20 of them landed in Narai and 13 others in Dangam... read more
KUNAR, Oct 02, 2011: Afghan forces have been put on high alert in eastern Kunar province to thwart the possible creation of security checkpoints by Pakistan forces along the border, officials said on Sunday.Addressing to an emergency meeting on... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A former jihadi commander and head of the district development council was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Kunar province on Sunday, an official said.The incident took place when Shina was visiting his farm in the Marawara... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani Taliban, who took 23 children hostage in the tribal region of Bajaur, warned on Sunday the captives' lives would be endangered if 20 child warriors were not freed by Islamabad.On August 31, the insurgents kidnapped 35... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan forces have been put on high alert in eastern Kunar province to thwart the possible creation of security checkpoints by Pakistan forces along the border, officials said on Sunday.Addressing to an emergency meeting on the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Despite protests from Afghan authorities, 10 missiles were fired from Pakistan into eastern Kunar province on Monday, the governor claimed.The cross-border attack on Dangam district caused no casualties, said Syed Fazlullah Wahidi,... read more
KUNAR, Sept 24, 2011: The Pakistan army fired more than 300 artillery shells into eastern Kunar province, causing human and property losses, officials said on Saturday.About 250 shells of long-range artillery were fired into Dangam district... read more
ASAD ABAD (PAN): The Pakistan army fired more than 300 artillery shells into eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces, causing human and property losses, officials said on Saturday.About 250 shells of long-range artillery were fired into Dangam district... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The Wanth Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province, which was recaptured by Afghan Security forces from the Taliban two days ago, was handed over to tribal elders, officials said on Friday.Following the request by tribal elders,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Newly-constructed buildings for two schools were inaugurated in eastern Kunar province on Monday, officials said.The buildings included one for girls' school in Narang district, where 300 students enrolled, said Syed Jamaluddin... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three Taliban fighters were killed on an International Security Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Thursday.The overnight raid took place after a militant assault on a NATO-led military base in the... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (PAN): Hundreds of flood-affected families received food and cash assistance in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces on Monday, officials said.The relief items were donated to 541 families by the World Food Programme (WFP) and... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed when their vehicle struck a road side bomb in the Manogai district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday.The explosion took place at about 9 am in the Tantil area... read more
KABUL (PAN): Security incidents in eastern Kunar province are a result of inadequate coordination among security agencies, the governor said on Thursday.Syed Fazlullah Wahidi was addressing a gathering of tribal elders, former jihadi commanders and... read more
KUNAR, Sept 07, 2011: The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Bajaur, one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal regions of Pakistan, on Tuesday demanded the release of their jailed comrades from the Pakistani government in return for the release... read more
ASAD ABAD (PAN): The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Bajaur, one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal regions of Pakistan, on Tuesday demanded the release of their jailed comrades from the Pakistani government in return for the release of 25... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani Taliban on Saturday claimed responsibility for abducting 25 Pakistani boys who had mistakenly crossed into Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province.Pakistani officials on Friday said up to 40 children of the ages between 10 and... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): About 40 Pakistani boys have been kidnapped by Taliban militants after they strayed into Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province from Bajaur area of Pakistan during a picnic to celebrate Eid, reports reaching here said on Friday.But... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The Taliban not only support education in eastern Kunar province, they also monitor and evaluate the education process here, an education official claimed.In an exclusive interview, provincial Education Department Director Sayed... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four children have died of suspected cholera and roughly 136 others have so far been infected in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar province, residents and a health official said on Sunday."The recent outbreak spread within 12... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four children have died of suspected cholera and roughly 136 others have so far been infected in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar province, residents and a health official said on Sunday."The recent outbreak spread within 12... read more
KUNAR, August 22, 2011: Two militants on a motorcycle opened fire, injuring eight children and a woman in the Maanoge and Watta Pur districts of eastern Kunar province, Col. Abdul Mateen, Director of the Kunar Counter-Terrorism Department, told... read more
KUNAR, August 21, 2011: Three policemen have been killed and three others wounded in an insurgent attack on the Shagai police checkpoint in the eastern province of Kunar on Saturday, provincial governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
ASAD ABAD/KHOST (PAN): The counterterrorism police chief for the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province was killed by his captors, while five intelligence officials were injured in southeastern Khost, officials said on Saturday. The body of... read more
KUNAR, August 17, 2011: A temporary bridge on a river was inaugurated in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, officials said. Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi and ISAF commander in the eastern zone, Col. Kaim,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A temporary bridge on a river was inaugurated in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, officials said. Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi and ISAF commander in the eastern zone, Col. Kaim, attended the inaugural... read more
KUNAR, August 16, 2011: A dozen civilians, including women and children, were wounded during a clash between Taliban and international troops in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Tuesday. The incident took place late on Monday... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A dozen civilians, including women and children, were wounded during a clash between Taliban and international troops in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Tuesday. The incident took place late on Monday night when the... read more
ASADBAD (PAN): A provincial reconstruction team-funded religious school was inaugurated on Monday in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, officials said.  The seminary, where 700 students could be taught at a time, took a year to... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three people were killed and 20 others, including security officials, were injured in a gunbattle in eastern Kunar province, hospital sources said on Friday. Two militants and a child were among the fatalities. The firefight took... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Seasonal floods killed six people and damaged crops in eastern Kunar province, bordering Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Bajaur, an official said on Friday. Two people were killed in Sandari, two in Wardesh and as many... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four policemen were killed and two others wounded in a mistaken airstrike on a checkpoint by NATO-led forces in eastern Nuristan province, a senior official said on Monday. International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers... read more
KUNAR, July 30, 2011: Two would-be suicide bombers were killed and two of their accomplices captured by police in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Saturday. Last week, police received intelligence reports that five suicide bombers... read more
ASADBAD (PAN): Two would-be suicide bombers were killed and two of their accomplices captured by police in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Saturday. Last week, police received intelligence reports that five suicide bombers had entered... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A two-day cricket coaching course, involving 50 boys, concluded in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Thursday. Sponsored by the Afghan Connection and MCC, the cricket camp was arranged by the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three civilians, including two students, were killed and six others wounded late on Monday in a clash between foreign troops and Taliban in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Tuesday. Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter crashed in the eastern province of Kunar on Monday, officials and the alliance said. As coalition rescue forces approached the crash site, they came under enemy fire,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The Ministry of Defence provided food assistance for families displaced by artillery shelling from Pakistani forces in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Sunday. Eighty tonnes of food items were distributed to 400 families in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four saw machines and timber depots were gutted by a huge fire in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, on Friday. The blaze, which erupted at 2am and was controlled at 6am, also burnt eight carpentry shops, Governor... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan forces are ready to prevent insurgent attacks and elaborate steps have been taken to provide shelter for the displaced people in eastern Kunar province in the event of war, the governor said on Thursday.In an exclusive... read more
KUNAR, July 14, 2011: In recent weeks, artillery shells fired from Pakistan across the disputed border have displaced hundreds of families in the eastern provinces. PAJHWOK/ Khan Wali Salarzai
ASADABAD (PAN): A visiting parliamentary delegation probing attacks from Pakistan into eastern Kunar province on Wednesday said the issue should be referred to the Loya Jirga for a decision. "If talks and efforts through diplomatic channels... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): People and officials of the southern province of Helmand are assisting families displaced by recent cross-border attacks from Pakistan. Traders, officials and citizens of Helmand donated 150,000 afghanis – around $3,000... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four civilians were killed and a fifth injured in an airstrike by NATO-led forces in the Asmar district of eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Tuesday. The air raid was carried out on Tuesday afternoon in the Sewr area,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Pakistani forces once again fired missiles on Afghan territory in the eastern province of Kunar, the provincial governor said on Monday. They fired 15 long-distance missiles, which landed in Sonu and Chawgam areas of the Shultan... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Hundreds of people took to the streets here on Tuesday to condemn cross- border attacks into eastern Kunar province from Pakistan. Pakistani forces have been firing rockets, missiles and artillery shells into villages in Kunar. So... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The Ghaziabad district chief, Musafir Qayumzai, has been released by his captors a day after he was seized along with his son and two bodyguards in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Sunday. Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): More than 100 Taliban insurgents were killed in a joint operation by Afghan and foreign troops in the Wata Pur district of eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Saturday. Launched last week, the clearing offensive that... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Ghaziabad district chief Musafir Qayumzai was kidnapped along with three other people by Taliban on Saturday in the Dab Broro area of the Asmar district of eastern Kunar province, provincial governor Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi told... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A pilot-less spy plane used by NATO-led troops has crashed in the Khas Kunar district of eastern Kunar province, witnesses and the western military alliance said on Tuesday. Abdullah, who claims to have witnessed the crash, said the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Suspected militants on Tuesday released three kidnapped officials of a vocation training centre, after spending almost three weeks in captivity in eastern Kunar province, the governor said. Unknown gunmen kidnapped six officials,... read more
ASADBAD (PAN): A number of insurgents were killed during a joint operation by Afghan and international troops in the Wata Pur district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Sunday. The joint offensive was launched late on Saturday, to... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Nine people, including women, children and security men, were injured in separate incidents of violence in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Wednesday. Suspected militant fired rockets at a joint base of Afghan and NATO-... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Ongoing cross-border attacks from Pakistan have displaced hundreds of families in eastern Kunar province, the provincial council said, calling on the Afghan government to prevent the shelling. For the past two weeks, Pakistani... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 11 Taliban fighters were killed during a battle in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Tuesday. The clash erupted on Monday evening in the Sagi area on the outskirts of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Six civilians have been killed in a new cross-border attack by Pakistani forces on a village in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Monday. A number of rocket and mortar shells fired from Pakistan struck civilian homes in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN):  Four children in the eastern province of Kunar were killed by missiles fired from Pakistan, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday night when missiles fired from Pakistan’s Mohmand Agency landed on... read more
ASADABD (PAN): At least 31 mortar shells were fired from Pakistan into the Shegal district of eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, killing four girls and injuring two women, an official said. The cross-border attack took place at 7am, with the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Five foreigners were injured along with two Afghan interpreters when an army helicopter crashed in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, officials said. The aircraft crashed into a wall of the Afghan National Army (ANA) base in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Five staffers of a vocational institute were released from militant's captivity during an operation by security forces in eastern Kunar province, authorities said on Sunday. Eight employees of the institute, including its... read more
PAROON/ASADABAD (PAN): One police officer was killed and two others were injured in rocket attacks in the eastern province of Nuristan, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday night when a rocket shell landed in the Doab... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A newly-constructed building for a school was inaugurated in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Friday. Funded by the Provincial Reconstruction team (PRT), the two-storey middle school was constructed in Marawara district at... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An officer of the tribal affairs department and former jihadi commander died in a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Kunar on Monday, officials said. The incident took place at 8 am when the officer, Mir Zaman, was walking... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the border police headquarters was inaugurated near the Pakistani border in eastern Kunar province on Sunday, the governor said. The US-funded facility that cost $6 million would help improve the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A suicide attack on the Afghan security guards, escorting foreign troops in the eastern province of Kunar, was carried out by a female, the Taliban said on Saturday.. The suicide bombing took place at 1.00pm in the Lahore Daag area... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three Afghan security guards were injured in a suicide bombing in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Saturday. The explosion took place at 1pm in Lahore Daag area of Marawara district, where Counterterrorism Pursuit... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan police and soldiers repulsed an insurgent attack on a district headquarters in eastern Kunar province, killing four of the assailants, an official said on Monday. A group of militants stormed the Manogai district headquarters... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A man was arrested for carrying weapons and hand grenades in a gas cylinder to the central prison in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Saturday. The detainee identified as Ahmad Shah, a resident Narang district, wanted to... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A suicide attacker crashed his explosives-laden car into an empty vehicle of foreign troops in eastern Kunar province on Saturday, an official said. Only the attacker was killed in the bombing. The ISAF vehicle was parked in front... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three guards of a private security company were killed when Taliban fighters attacked a logistics convoy of foreign soldiers in the southern province of Ghazni on Friday, an official said. One vehicle was destroyed as a result of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Six Taliban insurgents were killed during a clash with US troops in the eastern province of Kunar on Monday morning, officials said. The battle erupted at 4am when the fighters attacked a convoy of US force in the Kandai area of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Six Taliban insurgents were killed during a clash with US troops in the eastern province of Kunar on Monday morning, officials said. The battle erupted at 4am when the fighters attacked a convoy of US force in the Kandai area of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Taliban fighters allegedly fired several mortar shells into a district bazaar in eastern Kunar province early on Monday, killing four civilians and injuring eight others, including six women, officials said. The shelling hit Khonan... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): NATO-led foreign troops on Sunday killed a child and injured three others people in a new incident of civilian casualties during an operation in the Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province on Sunday, officials and residents... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): At least 13 people, including children and women, were injured when a rocket shell landed near a house where a wedding party was taking place in the eastern province of Kunar on Friday, police said. The incident took place in the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A helicopter belonging to Afghan National Army (ANA) crashed into the capital of eastern Nuristan province on Wednesday, injuring nine people, including the pilot, the governor said. The ANA helicopter crashed into a tree in Paroon... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four children were wounded by a Taliban-fired mortar shell in Manogai district of eastern Kunar province on Monday, an official said. Fired during a clash, the shell landed in the house of Gulzada at 11am, the district police chief... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Five children, playing cricket, were injured when a mortar shell landed near them in eastern Kunar province on Sunday, residents said. The incident took place in the Manogi district in the evening, resident Yar Pacha told Pajhwok... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Militants attacked a number of security checkpoints in Asadabad, the provincial capital, and some districts of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Sunday. Security checkpoints came under attack in Nawabad, Shagai, Watapur and... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two policemen were killed in a bomb blast in the capital of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Wednesday. They fatalities happened in the Shagai area on the outskirts of Asadabad, Kunar police chief, Brig. Gen. Khalilullah... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen attacked a house, killing three women in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Tuesday. The women were killed late on Monday night when armed men entered their house in the Pashad area of Sarkano... read more
ASAB ABAD (PAN): Two armed Taliban were killed and as many others wounded when a rocket they were carrying accidently exploded in eastern Kunar province on Thursday, an official said. The incident happened in the Yawagul area of Sawakai district,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Seventeen insurgents were killed in an airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, a senior official said. The air raid was conducted on a militant hideout the Sabandai area of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Taliban militants freed on Thursday 40 policemen who were kidnapped last month in eastern Kunar province, a senior official said. The policemen were seized on March 27 in Chapa Dara district on the way back to their duty station in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A famous jihadi commander was among 11 people killed during a suicide bombing in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, officials said. Malik Zarin, also a noted tribal elder, was killed during the pre-noon explosion in the Jamjami... read more
KABUL(PAN): At least five Taliban fighters were killed during separate operations by foreign troops in eastern Kunar and Laghman provinces, officials said on Monday. In Kunar, four Taliban fighters were killed after they attacked a patrol of NATO-... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): As many as 132 militants were killed in clashes with Afghan and international security forces during counter-insurgency operations in eastern Kunar province over the past eight days, the governor said on Wednesday. The operations... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Eighty militants, six foreign and two Afghan troops were killed in clashes in the eastern province of Kunar, which borders Pakistan's lawless tribal region, the alliance said on Wednesday. Several others militants were injured... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Taliban insurgents have killed a prosecutor seven months after his abduction in the eastern province of Kunar, an official and the family said on Saturday. The attorney of the Asababad appellant court, Ghulam Hasan Gharwal, was... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Foreign troops killed and wounded a number of militants during a search operation in two districts of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Wednesday. The operation was conducted in Marawora and Sarkano districts on Tuesday,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Last year, at least 1,000 people were killed and wounded in traffic accidents in eastern Kunar province, mainly due to reckless driving on the mountainous roads, officials said.   Dr. Faruq Sahak, the head of central hospital... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Hard work and poor nutrition is making women in eastern Kunar province more prone to contracting tuberculosis, health officials say. Last year, there were 370 cases of TB registered in Kunar, with 250, or 68 percent, of them women... read more
KABUL(PAN): The Taliban on Monday freed 19 of 50 policemen in their captivity as a result of arbitration by tribal elders in eastern Kunar province, the governor said. The off-duty policemen were kidnapped by the Taliban in an ambush in the Chapa... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The Taliban have demanded the release of their 12 jailed comrades in exchange for 50 policemen held hostage by them in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Sunday. The off-duty policemen were kidnapped by the Taliban in an... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Taliban fighters abducted dozens of police among 50 people in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday evening when the police were traveling from Nuristan province to Kunar in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Five militants were killed during a joint operation by Afghan and international forces in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Wednesday. The joint operation by Afghan troops and the International Security Assistance... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two weeks after Afghan forces took responsibility for security in Manogai district of eastern Nangarhar province, robbers are brazenly looting passengers on the highway, officials and residents said on Monday. The morale of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Seventeen militants have been killed in a recently concluded operation by US forces in the eastern province of Kunar, a US military commander on Sunday. Lasting four days, the operation was carried out in Lahusain village of Shegal... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Residents of the Sawakai district in eastern Kunar province on Thursday declared a three-day mourning period for victims of a coalition airstrike. They also announced suspension of work in public and private sectors for the same... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Kunar province survived on Thursday a rocket attack at his car traveling in a convoy in the Shegal district.Syed Fazlullah Waheedi told Pajhwok Afghan New he was traveling to the Shinkorak area to inaugurate a... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Taliban insurgents destroyed the house of a commander who had surrendered to the government and kidnapped nine former fighters in eastern Kunar province, the commander said on Wednesday Taliban commander Arsala Khan and 37 of his... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two suspected militants were killed in an airstrike by NATO-led forces in eastern Kunar province, police said on Tuesday, but a public representative said the dead were civilians. An investigation team had been sent to the Sawakai... read more
KABUL (PAN): Five insurgents were killed in an airstrike in Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province on Sunday, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. Coalition forces on the ground monitored the men for several hours to... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Thirty-two development projects worth $40 million (1.8 billion afghanis) are at different stages of completion in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Monday. The schemes are being implemented by the American Provincial... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): When NATO-led troops withdrew from Manogai district of eastern Kunar province, Afghan forces assumed responsibility for the town's security, an official said on Monday. Soldiers from the NATO-led International Security... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday cautioned foreign troops against killing Afghan civilians in operations against insurgents, saying the casualties could create problems for the coalition. The warning comes a day after nine... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The chief of police in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday confirmed that nine children had been killed in a NATO-led airstrike the previous day. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said it would investigate... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A recount of suspicious ballots in eastern Kunar province showed fraud had taken place during last year’s parliamentary election, an official said on Tuesday. Ten days ago, a special investigation court in Kabul ordered a... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Nine children were killed during a fresh air raid by foreign troops in Manogai district of eastern Kunar province on Tuesday, residents claimed. But the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) insisted the individual... read more
ASADABAD/ KABUL (PAN): A Taliban commander was among four fighters killed during an operation by Afghan and international forces in eastern Kunar and southern Helmand provinces, officials said on Sunday. The insurgents attack a patrol of NATO-led... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The withdrawal of foreign forces from a remote valley in eastern Kunar province would lead to insecurity and help militants retake the valley, officials and residents feared on Saturday. US-led coalition forces have started leaving... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A government delegation confirmed on Thursday that 50 women and children were among 62 people killed in a coalition airstrike in Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province. The casualties occurred during an operation by NATO-led... read more
KABUL (PAN): Foreign forces detained three journalists who visited the site of a coalition airstrike that killed 64 people in the Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province, police said on Wednesday. However, the two Al Jazeera and one Afghan TV... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A high-level delegation arrived on Sunday in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, to investigate civilian deaths in coalition airstrikes three days ago. As many as 64 people were killed during joint operations by Afghan... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): More than 60 civilians, including women and children, were killed in joint operations by Afghan forces and NATO-led troops in eastern Kunar province, Governor Fazlullah Wahidi said on Sunday. Of the civilians killed in airstrikes in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Dozens of civilians were killed and wounded in airstrikes by foreign forces in Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province, residents said on Saturday, a day after NATO said 30 militants were eliminated in a coalition raid. Foreign... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Work on asphalting a 10 kilometre-long road was launched in Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of northern Balkh province, was launched on Thursday. The one-year project, which would cost about $12 million (542,520,000 million afghanis... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Inmates in the central jail in eastern Kunar province on Friday went on a hunger strike against what they said harsh and deplorable prison conditions and mistreatment by jail authorities. All the 153 prisoners being held at the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A primary court in central Kunar province sentenced a 50-year-old woman and a 25-year-old boy to 15 years in prison for having sex in a hotel, the judge said on Tuesday. Police charged the pair, Shakeela and Safdar, of having sex in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A primary court in eastern Kunar province sentenced a 50-year-old woman and a 25-year-old boy to 15 years in prison for having sex in a hotel, the judge said on Tuesday. Police charged the pair, Shakeela and Safdar, of having sex in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Six out of 18 tribal elders kidnapped by the Taliban in eastern Kunar province have been freed, officials said on Tuesday. The six were released on Monday night with the help of the tribal community council, the provincial police... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): The Taliban have taken 18 tribal elders hostage after inviting them to talks in the eastern province of Kunar, police said on Sunday. The elders had gone to Marawara district three days ago after being invited to talks by the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two children were killed and four others wounded when an old mortar shell they were playing with exploded in eastern Kunar province on Saturday, police said. The shell, apparently left over from decades of war, went off before noon... read more
ASAD ABAD (PAN): The distribution of World Food Programme-donated wheat to needy families started in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Saturday.The recipients included orphans and widows from Ghaziabad, Narai, Chapa Dara, Shegal and Asmar... read more
KABUL/ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan officials on Wednesday disputed a statement by Iran's ambassador to Kabul that only 160 fuel tankers were on their side of the border waiting to cross into Afghanistan. They believe far greater number of tankers... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Work on two canals, which will irrigate about 300 hectares of agricultural land, was launched eastern Kunar province started on Tuesday. The canals were being constructed in Khas Kunar district, Director of Irrigation Eng.... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): NATO-led soldiers killed six members of a family during an airstrike in eastern Kunar province, a provincial council member alleged on Sunday. But the alliance rejected the allegation as baseless. The overnight bombardment took... read more
  ASADABAD (PAN): A top intelligence official in eastern Kunar province was killed in a roadside bombing on Wednesday, an official said.   ASADABAD (PAN): A top intelligence official in eastern Kunar province was killed in a roadside... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Six children were injured when an unexploded shell detonated in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said on Tuesday. The children were playing with the shell on Monday evening when it exploded in Qalawoon village of Narang... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Security forces found several bags filled with 750 kilograms of explosives in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Sunday. The bags were found in Angam, a town near the border with Pakistan, the provincial police chief, Brig... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two Taliban commanders have been killed and a third injured in an airstrike by NATO-led forces in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said on Saturday. The commanders were targeted in the Trara area of Manugi district on... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A Taliban-designated governor for the eastern province of Kunar was among four insurgents killed in an overnight airstrike by foreign soldiers, an official said on Friday. The shadow governor, Maulvi Abdul Rahim, was killed along... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A newly-constructed central prison was inaugurated in eastern Kunar province on Thursday, an official said. The building was jointly opened by Minister of Justice Habibullah Ghalib and Kunar Governor Fazlullah Wahidi. Ghalib asked... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A top Taliban commander was among five suspects killed in an overnight airstrike by coalition soldiers in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Friday. The raid took place when the insurgents attacked a coalition convoy in the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three children were wounded on Thursday in an insurgents attack on a coalition base in the eastern province of Kunar, bordering Pakistan's tribal region of Bajaur, a senior official said. The assault happened in the Kunar Khas... read more
 ASADABAD (PAN): Fifteen Taliban insurgents were killed during an operation in the eastern province of Kunar, an official claimed on Tuesday. The three-day offensive, involving Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Six doctors of the Kunar Civil Hospital have resigned due to low salaries, causing patients problems in the eastern province, officials said on Thursday. Due to sheer workload and low salaries, they had decided to quit, one of the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): At least 10 militants were killed during an overnight operation by NATO-led troops in eastern Kunar province, a senior police officer said on Tuesday. The operation was conducted in the Bacha village of Marwara district, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): A joint Afghan and international security force killed as many as 20 insurgents while on patrol in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday, the coalition said in a statement. KABUL (PAN): A joint Afghan and international security force... read more
ASADABAD/LASHKARGAH (PAN): Nearly a dozen people, including two children, have been killed and several others wounded in separate incidents of violence in Kunar and Helmand provinces, officials said on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the residence... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three children and a police officer from the same family were killed and four others wounded when foreign troops fired mortar rounds after an insurgent attack in eastern Kunar province, police said on Saturday. The convoy of NATO-... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): As many as 75 militants have been killed in a joint operation of Afghan and foreign forces in the eastern province of Kunar, the governor said on Thursday. But a rebel spokesman only acknowledged the killing of their four fighters... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A fire has been broke out inside the compound of a NATO-led forces' base in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Monday. NATO's media office in the east confirmed the fire in the military base near Asadabad, the... read more
 ASADABAD (PAN): Four Taliban insurgents have been killed during an ongoing operation in the eastern province of Kunar, a senior government official said on Saturday. The joint operation was launched on Friday by Afghan National Army (ANA) and... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Work on digging 105 deep wells commenced in four districts of eastern Kunar province on Monday, an official said. The cost of the project is estimated at 28 million afghanis, provided by the United Nations Children's Fund (... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Taliban militants claimed on Thursday killed two policemen they kidnapped a week back in the Sarkano district of eastern Kunar province. The policemen's bodies were recovered and shifted to the police headquarters, Kunar police... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A newly built road linking two districts in eastern Kunar province was inaugurated on Sunday. The 40-kilometre road is seven metres wide and has just been asphalted, the provincial governor, Syed Fazlullah Wahidi, told Pajhwok... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A militant commander was among four insurgents killed during an operation in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Sunday. The joint operation was launched on Saturday night by Afghan and the International Security... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A Taliban commander was among 16 militants killed during days of a joint operation by Afghan and international troops in eastern Kunar province, a senior official said on Thursday. The operation launched since the beginning of this... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A commander was among several Taliban fighters killed during a joint operation by Afghan and international troops in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Tuesday. The operation was launched three days ago in the Pech... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A newly-constructed building for a school has been inaugurated in the Narai district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Friday. The double-storey building constructed in the Jaba area had 10 classrooms and four... read more
 ASADABAD/KABUL (PAN):  Fifteen militants were killed on Friday in a coalition airstrike in Sawakai district of eastern Kunar province, bordering Pakistan's troubled tribal region of Bajaur, NATO and Afghan officials said. The... read more
ASAD ABAD (PAN): Taliban denied kidnapping a British woman in eastern Kunar province on Monday when security officials launched a massive search operation, officials said on Monday. Working for Development Alternatives, Inc, (DAI), a US-based... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A British employee of an American non-governmental organisation was kidnapped along with three Afghan workers by unidentified gunmen in eastern Kunar province on Sunday, police said. Working for the Development Alternatives, Inc, (... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Hundreds of residents took to the streets in eastern Kunar province on Thursday against what they called blatant irregularities in Saturday's parliamentary elections. Protestors in the Khas Kunar district assailed election... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Tribesmen abducted four people from a rival tribe in retaliation for the kidnapping of a prosecutor a week earlier in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Tuesday.The prosecutor from the Shinwari tribe was abducted as he... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A justice department official in eastern Kunar province was killed when a Taliban-fired rocket shell exploded near his car, police said on Friday.Abdul Wahab, an official at the provincial justice department, stopped his car on the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Doctors and medics at the Asadabad Civil Hospital boycotted work on Saturday to protest the thrashing of a doctor by the provincial council chief.Haji Mia Hasan beat up a doctor on duty and warned others for showing negligence in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Doctors and medics at the Asadabad Civil Hospital boycotted work on Saturday to protest the thrashing of a doctor by the provincial council chief.Haji Mia Hasan beat up a doctor on duty and warned others for showing negligence in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Sixteen children were wounded when a NATO military vehicle exploded in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Monday.The vehicle caught fire when Taliban attacked a NATO convoy on Sunday in Barkandai area of Manogi district... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Sixteen children were wounded when a NATO military vehicle exploded in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Monday.The vehicle caught fire when Taliban attacked a NATO convoy on Sunday in Barkandai area of Manogi district... read more
KABUL (PAN): Eight Taliban militants have been killed in a clash with US-led coalition troops in the eastern province of Kunar, the alliance said on Saturday.The clash erupted after the guerrillas stormed a coalition military base in the Sheen Korak... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A joint Afghan-NATO force killed 18 militants during a counterinsurgency operation in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.The sweep was conducted in Amaar area of the Manogai district by the International Security... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Relief items were provided to 550 families in the Asadabad and Marawara districts of eastern Kunar province on Sunday, the governor said.Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok that the families introduced by the social affairs department and... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): One civilian was killed and two others were injured in a militant attack in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Sunday.The incident took place in the Dab Bror area of Asmar district Saturday night when the Taliban insurgents... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A NATO airstrike killed six children and injured a seventh in the eastern Kunar province on Thursday, an official said.The air raid came as Taliban fighters attacked a coalition troops' base in the Kandgul area of Manogi district,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a district chief in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, on Saturday, an official said.Haji Ghulam Nabi and his son, who were travelling from their home in Watapur district to the Sawkai town... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two policemen were killed in bomb blast in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, an official said.The incident took place in Lacha Galai area of Tarang district at 8am when a Toyota Corolla struck a roadside bomb, killing a police... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Nine security guards of a private construction company were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Friday.The incident took place in the Shabl area... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A NATO helicopter made an emergency landing in eastern Kunar province, injuring some of the soldiers on board, the alliance said on Saturday.The incident took place in Marawara district of the province, bordering the tribal belt of... read more
QALAT/ASADABAD (PAN): A rebel commander was killed during a joint operation of Afghan and international troops in the Nawbahar district of southern Zabul province on Saturday, officials said.Six suicide belts and a number of weapons and explosives... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Six Taliban fighters were killed in a clash with police after they stormed the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Saturday.The clash took place Friday night, when the insurgents attacked police... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Nine Taliban fighters were killed and three others wounded during an operation by Afghan and NATO-led ISAF soldiers in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said on Saturday.Seven of the insurgents were killed in a night raid by... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three NATO-led soldiers and two Afghan border policemen were wounded in a rocket attack in eastern Kunar province on Friday, officials said.At least one rocket hit a joint NATO-Afghan checkpoint in the Narai district, a spokesman for... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Eight relatives of a senior government servant were wounded in a hand grenade attack in eastern province of Kunar, bordering Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Bajaur, officials said on Friday.Unidentified assailants lobbed two hand... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): One soldier of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed and two others were wounded as militants fired rockets at a joint base of Afghan and foreign troops in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday.The attack... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two militants were killed in a fierce gunbattle with border police in the Nari district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Sunday.At least two policemen were injured and four others went missing as a result of the overnight... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nine foreign soldiers were killed and wounded when Taliban insurgents attacked their base in eastern Kunar province, the alliance said on Sunday.Taliban fired at the base, north of the provincial capital Asadabad, with heavy and light... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Announcing support to an ongoing operation by US and Afghan forces in eastern Kunar province, residents vowed not to allow Taliban militants entering their areas.Hundreds of American and Afghan security forces are taking part in an... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A couple was among three civilians killed Thursday as a roadside bomb hit their vehicle in eastern Kunar province, an official said.The incident took place at 7:30am when a civilian vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Khas Kunar... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A wounded civilian on Tuesday said his five family members have been killed in a NATO airstrike in the eastern province of Kunar.However, the western military said three civilians were killed in a clash between security forces and... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A district intelligence chief was killed and three of his bodyguards were wounded as their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Kunar province, an official said Tuesday.The bomb hit the vehicle of the district official as he was... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): At least 30 Taliban militants have been killed on Monday, the first day of a major ongoing offensive against Al Qaeda and Taliban operatives in eastern Kunar province, on the Pakistani border, officials said.The big push, involving... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two NATO soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, taking the death toll of foreign troops to 86 in June, the deadliest month since the beginning of the war, the alliance said.The servicemembers were... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Twenty Taliban have been killed in a midnight air strike by NATO forces in the eastern province of Kunar, police said on Friday.The strike Thursday night targeted a group of militants who were gathered to construct a militant base in... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four NATO troops were among 19 people injured when a female suicide bomber exploded herself at a police check post in eastern Kunar province on Monday, officials said.Provincial police chief, Brig Gen. Khalilullah Ziaee, confirming... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Four Afghan soldiers were killed when their vehicle was blown up with a remote-controlled bomb in the eastern province of Kunar on Sunday, officials said.The blast ripped through the vehicle of ANA servicemembers in Sarkai area of... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): At least 10 people, including children, have died of diarrhea over the past one month in a district of eastern Nuristan province, residents said on Friday, criticising health officials of doing nothing to prevent the disease.The... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan border police have detained a dozen Pakistani soldiers in eastern Kunar province, bordering Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.Three of the soldiers were arrested Tuesday night and nine others were captured on Wednesday... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Two Afghan soldiers were killed and three injured when a convoy of Afghan and foreign forces hit a roadside bomb in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Friday. The explosion happened Thursday evening as the joint Afghan... read more
ASADABAD/KABUL (PAN): Eight Pakistani border security officials, including an officer, fled into eastern Kunar province after a militant attack on their post, officials said on Thursday.The Pakistan officials crossed into Afghanistan on Wednesday... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Sixteen people of a family, most of them children, were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned in eastern Kunar province on Thursday, officials said.The accident happened in the Narang district when the speeding... read more
JALALABAD/ ASADABAD (PAN): Afghan and international forces have recaptured Barg-i-Matal in eastern Nuristan province from the Taliban, officials said on Tuesday.The district was recaptured Monday night at 9pm, governor of Nuristan, Jalaluddin Badar... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): One policeman was killed and another four were wounded when militants bombed their check-post in the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province, police said on Friday.The grenade attack took place Thursday night at about 10pm... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A senior Pakistani militant leader has been killed in a clash with security forces in Afghanistans remote eastern province of Nuristan, a police official said on Thursday.Maulana Fazlullah, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader for... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An Afghan woman has given birth to healthy quadruplets at the Asadabad Civil Hospital of eastern Kunar province on Monday morning, a doctor said.The 35-year-old from the Marwara district was transferred to hospital after delivering a... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A pro-government tribal elder has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said on Sunday.Hassan Jan Pacha was gunned down Saturday night while offering prayers in a mosque in the Pushd area... read more
KABUL/ASADABAD (PAN): Ten Afghan soldiers and four policemen have been wounded in security-related incidents in Paktika, Helmand and Kunar provinces, officials said on Saturday.Nine Afghan National Army personnel were injured when their vehicle... 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
ASADABAD (PAN): A prominent tribal elder and former Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) commander was shot dead by unknown attackers in eastern Kunar province on Sunday.Maulvi Rahman Gul, a pro-government elder, came under attack while travelling in the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Government officials say Taliban militants have abducted five civilians from the Sarkano district of eastern Kunar province, bordering Pakistan's tribal region of Bajaur.The insurgents had snatched three locals from a car and two... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Women were provided information on the upcoming parliamentary elections, scheduled for September, at a seminar in the eastern province of Kunar.Hundreds of females, officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A local court sentenced a man to 20 years in jail in a murder case in eastern Kunar province, where a dozen prisoners were released in compliance with a presidential decree, officials said on Tuesday.Head of Kunar's Urban Court... read more

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