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KABUL (Pajhwok): A shadow district chief was killed along with seven other fighters during a security operation in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Taliban’s governor for Warduj district, Mullah Allauddin, and seven... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Complaint Commission (IECC) on Saturday said fifteen complaints were registered by the Change and Continuity team against the invalidation of votes from 75 polling sites.Five days ago, the Independent... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Change and Continuity team, led by Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, on Wednesday announced shifting to the United Nations its responsibility to overseen the vote audit.The UN mission’s demand came as Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, leader of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Led by Dr. Abdullah, the Reform and Unanimity team on Thursday hoped a special audit of 6,000 suspicious ballot boxes would help determine the results of the runoff elections.   A member of Abdullah’s camp, Mohammad Zahir... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga, commending the performance of the media and security forces, on Sunday urged the electoral commissions to investigate fraud in the runoff vote.The second round of the presidential election was held on Saturday.... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Sunday said they are yet to receive any letter from the judiciary and justice departments on the alleged million dollar Iranian payment to selected Wolesi Jirga lawmakers to reject the... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): Eleven suspects, including four Pakistani nationals, were detained and over nine tonnes of explosives seized in Helmand, Herat, Kabul and Ghazni provinces, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) official said on Sunday.A four-... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Women's Network (AWN) expressed concern over burning schools and poisoning students as such heinous crimes were aimed at reducing girl's morale.   According to the Ministry of Education, 1,100 school students, mostly... read more
KABUL (PAN): More than a dozen suspected militants have been detained by intelligence operatives in eastern Nangarhar and central Logar provinces, an official said on Tuesday.Four rebels were arrested while trying to attack an office of the United... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): A number of drug addicts were taken to a rehabilitation centre after being seized during a campaign by the counternarcotics ministry in Kabul on Sunday, officials said.Deputy counternarcotics ministry spokesman, Eng. Zabihullah... read more
KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga members on Monday voiced deep concern at the fast deteriorating security situation in border provinces, but the defence minister insisted that rebel-linked violence had declined this year.Gen. Abdur Rahim Wardak, who... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday said southern Ghazni province would not be ready as the Asian capital of Islamic civilisation by 2013 due to delays in preparatory work and urged relevant authorities to brief the house on the subject next... read more
KABUL (PAN): A media support organisation on Thursday said 77 incidents of violence against journalists were reported over the past year, but cases of slain journalists remained unresolved.Siddiqullah Tawhidi, the head of Nai, told a function... read more
KABUL (PAN): The death of two people and the arrest of eight others during a security operation in Qarghayee district of eastern Laghman province on Tuesday angered parliamentarians, who asked the defence minister to explain the situation.Meshrano... read more
KABUL (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief on Tuesday confirmed the death of Taliban military council’s deputy head Maulvi Ismail and 25 key rebel figures, but the militant movement vehemently rejected the claim.NDS chief Lt. Gen... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) plans to distribute food items to 2,000 flood affected families across the country and another 20,000 victims would receive non-food items, an official said on Thursday.   The ARCS... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday said based on the decision of the National Security Council (NSC), the 20th anniversary of Mujahideens’ Victory Day -- which marks Soviet occupation troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan -- would... read more
KABUL (PAN): The attackers, who targeted several government institutions and foreign embassies in Kabul, wore all-covering burqas to enter an under-construction building, eyewitnesses said on Monday.Several militants, laced with guns and suicide... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan human rights activists staged a protest in central Kabul Province, on Saturday, demanding authorities to punish the killers of five women over the past month.The Youth Women for Change (YWC) spearheaded the protest, beginning... read more
KABUL (PAN): As part of the second phase of transition, the security responsibility for the Sarobi district of central Kabul province was transferred to Afghan forces on Thursday, officials said.Addressing a ceremony held on French military base in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s national cricket squad returned home on Saturday from the United Arab Emirates after qualifying for the T-twenty World Cup, officials said.The T-20 world qualifiers took place at Sharjah and Dubai international stadiums in... read more
KABUL (PAN): A man was killed as a result of dispute over a pigeon in the Qala-i-Zaman Khan area of central Kabul province, an official said on Wednesday.The incident happened in the 16th police district of the capital on Tuesday evening, when Ajmal... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): A defence ministry official on Tuesday dismissed as confusing media reports that nearly a dozen suicide bombers had been arrested close to the ministry’s building.The reports in local and foreign media quoted unnamed Afghan... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house of Parliament) on Monday failed due to a lack of quorum to approve a draft law on powers and responsibilities of the judiciary.The draft law, having nine chapters and 110 articles, had been referred to the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan National Army (ANA) Commando Unit will be equipped with hi-tech helicopters, fitted with night-vision scopes, to help it carry out difficult operations in the dark. Speaking at a graduation ceremony of nearly 1,000... read more
KABUL (PAB): Two rebel groups, comprising a dozen insurgents, joined the reconciliation programme in northwestern Badghis province, the spy service in Kabul said on Thursday.Led by Mullah Baz Mohammad and Mullah Juma, the groups had been active in... read more
KABUL (PAN): The National Participation Front (NPF) head on Sunday accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guards of plotting to assassination him, but the Iranian embassy in Kabul dismissed the claims as baseless.   Over the past three years,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four government officials have been detained on charges of spying for foreign intelligence networks, a spokesman for the Afghan spy service said on Monday.The detainees included a junior employee at the foreign ministry and three... read more
KABUL (PAN): A group of terrorists planning attacks on the Presidential Palace, the US embassy and a hotel was busted in the capital Kabul, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Thursday.The detainees include Mohammad Zakaria, a student... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): More than 480 rebels were killed, 147 injured and 295 others detained by police over the past 11 months in various parts of the country, an interior ministry official said on Monday.Most of the militants were killed during a border... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): Security forces in eastern Kunar province arrested four human traffickers for smuggling 41 Afghan children to Pakistani seminaries for terrorist attacks, a Ministry of Interior official said on Monday.The detainees, involved in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Some Wolesi Jirga, or lower house, members on Saturday accused a number of their colleagues of receiving bribes from the ministers summoned to answer queries from MPs on governance and public interest issues.Last week, the Wolesi Jirga... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seventy-two insurgents joined the peace process in southern Kandahar and eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, the spy service office said on Sunday.Headed by commander Qudratullah, a 50-member rebel group joined the reconciliation... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seventy armed insurgents have been killed, 10 injured and 41 others detained during a thousand operations by the Afghan National Army's Commando Unit over the past three months, an official said on Sunday.The unit commander, Brig. Gen.... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nearly 1,500 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and officers on Thursday completed a six-month training course in Kabul, officials said.The graduates were awarded certificates during a ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Centre (... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three people were arrested on charges of using forged verification stamps and signatures of various government high officials and departments in Kabul, the spy service said on Thursday.The detainees were involved in using fake monograms... read more
KABUL (PAN): A three-day exhibition showcasing home-made products under the name of "Nab-i-Mahali" was inaugurated in Kabul on Sunday, with the aim to find proper market for the products. Sponsored by the United States Agency for International... read more
KABUL (PAN): More than 70 percent of urban centres across Afghanistan are unplanned due to the government's failure to provide the required civic amenities, officials said on Sunday."The government has no capacity to upgrade cities; it provides... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three individuals picked for senior government positions have been introduced to the Wolesi Jirga, lower house of Parliament, for a trust vote, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Hamayun Azizi said on Tuesday.Eng. Rahmatullah Nabil... read more
KABUL (PAN):  A newly established air university will be ready to become operational in the next three months in the Shindand district of western Herat province, a senior Afghan military official said on Tuesday.Pilots from neighbouring... read more
KABUL (PAN): A commando unit of the Afghan National Army (ANA) carried out its first ever independent operation targeting a militant group linked to the Haqqani network in central Parwan province, the unit commander said on Monday.Brig. Gen. Dadan... read more
KABUL (PAN): A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car before reaching his target in the Deh Sabz district of Kabul, officials said on Sunday.The incident occurred at around 5:45 am on the main road near Mohamdia town of the district,... read more
KABUL(PAN): New police chiefs have been appointed for central Uruzgan and southern Zabul provinces, officials said on Monday. Col. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad, the Uruzgan police chief, has been transferred to Zabul in the same position, the Ministry of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Dancing boys dressed in women’s clothing are becoming increasingly common at Kabul weddings. They wear makeup, wigs, and bells on their feet, and can collect from 10000 to 20000 Afs for one night of performing. Some of the most... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least 276 Taliban fighters have been killed over the past three months in operations untertaken by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in different provinces across the country, officials said on Wednesday. Major Gen. Zahir Azimi, a... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) has sentenced 212 individuals on charges of drug smuggling, officials said Tuesday.Ahmad Khalid Mohad, a spokesman for CJTF, told a press conference that the convicted drug traffickers had been... read more
KABUL (PAN): Five private security companies connected to high-ranking government officials were dissolved, the Interior Ministry said Sunday. The companies had license to operate and were dissolved in the past three days, Major Gen. Sayed Abdul... read more