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JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 20 girls’ schools in Behsud and Surkhrod districts and Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, have been equipped with the Internet facility, an official said on Monday. Mohammad Asif Shinwari, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three security personnel and four insurgents have been killed in separate incidents of violence in eastern parts of the country, officials said on Monday. Three rebels were killed in a US drone strike in the Chaparhar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some residents and provincial council members of eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Thursday complained against the illegal boom in bus stands in different parts of Jalalabad,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A judge was killed and his three children wounded during a blast in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said. The incident took place around 8:00 am this morning near Jalalabad public mosque. An eyewitness... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Due to its high quality, people in the eastern zones prefer the marbles of eastern Nangarhar province over Pakistani marbles, factory owners said on Tuesday. Nangarhar and Kunar provinces are known for high quality of natural... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber on Monday targeted a NATO troops’ convoy on Jalalabad-Torkham Highway in eastern Nangarhar province but caused no casualties, an official said. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, police spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
  JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 700 land plots were distributed among teachers to build their houses in the Khiwi district of eastern Nangarhar province, acting education minister said Saturday. Speaking at the documents’ distribution... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police in eastern Nangarhar province claimed arresting two alleged smugglers and seizing heavy and light weapons being smuggled to capital Kabul, an official said Sunday. The weapons were recovered from a car at the Daronta... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan started construction work on the busy Torkham-Jalalabad's second lane six years ago, but has failed to complete the project in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Friday. Most small and big bridges on the road... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five militants have been killed and eight others wounded in anti-insurgents offensive launched in Srarud district of eastern Nangarhar province, police spokesman said Thursday. Maj. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two civilians a policeman and two attackers were killed and 14 others, incuding chidren, wounded when militants launched a coordinated attack on the Batikot district headquarters in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Roads and footpaths on the university campus in eastern Nangarhar province are being reconstructed with donation money, the acting chancellor said on Monday. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Inayat told Pajhwok Afghan News a joint... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Eight militants, including key commanders, have been killed in two separate US drone strikes in Wantwaigal district of eastern Nuristan province and Ghanikhelu district of eastern Nangarhar provinces, the governor and an official... read more
KHOST CITY/GARDEZ/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three policemen and seven insurgents have been killed in different security incidents in southeastern Paktia, Khost and eastern Nangarhar provinces, officials said Sunday. Maj. Gen. Zalmai Oryakhel, Paktia... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six militants, including a notorious commander, have been killed in US drone strike in Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Sunday. Police spokesman Maj. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Tens of people observed protest against what they complained about the inefficiency of a number of wards in the Nangarhar Civil Hospital in this eastern province. Prior to their protest, tens of people came forward to launch... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The journalists’ community in the eastern zone on Thursday said they were facing unprecedented challenges and the government should work out a plan to resolve their problems. The call came at a one-day conference, arranged by... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four insurgents, including a commander and a Pakistani, have been killed during two separate NATO drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. Both the strikes took place on Tuesday. The unmanned... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 3,000 acres of land close to the irrigation department in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, is occupied by grabbers, officials said on Tuesday.Senior officials and other influential elements have... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide bomber was among seven militants killed during separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.Police spokesman Maj. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 296 militants have been killed and another 82 injured by Public Order Police (POP) in their operations in eastern Afghanistan this year, an official said on Monday.Brig. Gen. Nasir Ahmad Sapi, the second battalion... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two persons were killed and three others wounded in twin blasts on Jalalabad-Torkham Highway on Sunday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement.A military officer was killed and three other injured when their vehicle... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and eight others wounded in two separate blasts in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Wednesday, the governor’s spokesman said.Abdul Zia Abdulzai told Pajhwok Afghan News one blast... read more
JALALABAD/GHAZNI (PAJHWOK): At least five insurgents were killed and 11 others wounded during a clash in the Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said.The insurgents attacked Afghan National Police (ANP) check-... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces repulsed group attacks from militants on posts in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, leaving three militants dead, officials said on Monday.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of university students on Tuesday staged a protest in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province against the ommission of Afghan nationality from the new computerised national identity cards (CNICs).The Wolesi Jirga --... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Militants decapitated four civilians after kidnapping them in eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s spokesman said on Tuesday.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the Gurgurai locality of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Over 1,400 insurgents have been killed in Afghan National Army (ANA) operationss during the last nine months in the eastern zone, the military said on Monday.A statement from the 201st Sailab corps said that ANA conducted a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday protested against a verdict of the Jalalabad-based court.The protestors accused the Nangarhar court of appeal of corruption and a former Wolesi Jirga... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Thirteen insurgents, including two commanders, have been killed and two others wounded in two separate US drone strikes in eastern Laghman and Kunar provinces, the governor’s spokesman and a police official said Saturday.Sarhadi... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 234,000 children in the eastern zone do not have access to schools, with 12,500 left out of polio vaccination drives over the past four years, the UN said on Wednesday.UNICEF representative Mohammad Ibrahim told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Muhammad Hanif Gardiwal, the deputy governor of eastern Nangarhar province, on Tuesday asked women to focus on their education and intensify efforts to combat violence.Speaking at a gathering on International Day of Violence... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 73 new Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases have been detected in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.Speaking at a gathering on eve of International AIDS Day, Dr. Najib Kamawal said of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight militants were killed in a US drone strike in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, the police spokesman said.Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News that the missile strike... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The presence of a large number of irresponsible gunmen poses a serious threat to security in eastern Laghman province, a public representative said on Sunday.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the Laghman... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide bomber surrendered to border police in the Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said.The bomber had been tasked with conducting a suicide attack at the Behsud or Kama bridge,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A clearing offensive by Afghan security forces in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar came to an end with the killing of seven insurgents, including the Taliban-designated district chief, an army spokesman said on Sunday.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Several people were killed and wounded on Friday afternoon when a bomb exploded inside a mosque in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province.Niamatullah Nawrozi, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A joint Afghan-NATO force destroyed nine heroin-producing factories during an overnight operation in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat Hussain... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 35 insurgents have been killed, 42 wounded and 339 others captured during in ongoing security operation in Shirzad and Khogyani districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.Speaking at a press... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One person was killed and nine others wounded in a road mishap in Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, the district chief said.Niamatullah Noorzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the accident took place in Sray... read more
JALALABAD/TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Nine insurgents, including a commander were killed, five injured and nearly a dozen others captured in eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Sunday. Elsewhere, a female university student committed suicide in... read more
JALALABAD/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police on Saturday detained six people on charges of trafficking more than one ton of narcotics in eastern Nangarhar and southwestern Nimroz provinces, officials said.Nangarhar police chief Col. Fazal Ahmad Shirzad told a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Education officials on Thursday denied reports that dozens of schoolchildren had been kidnapped by armed insurgents in the Haskamina district of eastern Nangarhar province.Social media users have been claiming over the past few... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): All schools in the Haskamina district of eastern Nangarhar province were reopened on Wednesday a week after they had been shut down by Taliban insurgents, an official said.The 23 schools and a teachers’ training center were... 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
KANDAHAR/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander and a member were killed and four others wounded as a result of infighting in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday.Kandahar governor’s spokesman Samim Khpalwak... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander, who ordered all schools closed in the Haskamina district of eastern Nangarhar province, has been killed in a US drone strike, an official said on Monday.The commander had ordered closed 28 schools in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Schools in the Haskamina district of eastern Nangarhar province remained closed for a fourth day on Saturday after Taliban insurgents ordered them shut.The armed rebels have closed 23 schools and the only teacher training... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed during two separate incidents of violence in eastern  Nangarhar province on Friday, officials said.Three young men were shot dead in the Sepai area of Batikot district inside a hujra, where they... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents shot dead a former Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) commander in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.Haji Ghalib, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News HIA... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): NATO-led troops came under a second car suicide bombing hours apart the first such attack in the capital of eastern Nangarhar on Thursday, an official said.A civilian was killed in the blast that took place in Lasama Weyala area... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A suicide attacker detonated his explosives-laden car near a convoy of foreign troops in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, killing only himself, officials said.The attack took place in the Famil area near Jalalabad, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Taliban insurgents, including a commander, were killed in a NATO drone strike in the Spin Ghar district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.The drone hit a vehicle carrying the insurgents in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have closed a number of schools in the Haskamina district of eastern Nangarhar province after some of their comrades were arrested by police, residents said on Wednesday.A resident of the Yaghi Band area of the town... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and nine others wounded when two mortar shells hit the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said.The governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News one of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three police trainers were killed and a fourth wounded on Monday when a suicide bomber on a bike attacked their pick-up vehicle in eastern Nangarhar province near the Pakistani border, an official said.The trainers were... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Half a dozen insurgents, including a commander, have been killed in separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Paktika provinces, officials said on Sunday.Four militants were killed in a NATO airstrike in the Lora... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents have been assisting the education authorities in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province to smoothly run their affairs.Ghulam Mohammad, the district education director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Revenue of the Customs Department at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province has jumped by 20 percent this financial year that ends on March 21, an official said on Tuesday.Bashir Ahmad Sadat, the department’s head,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five militants have been killed and 100 suspects detained during an Afghan-NATO operation in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.The fighters’ bodies were collected by security... read more
LASHKARGAH/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three Taliban insurgents were killed and eight others wounded during clashes with security forces in Helmand and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Monday.The insurgents stormed a police post in the Greshk town of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The newly-elected provincial council (PC) members on Saturday were administered oath by the acting governor in eastern Nangarhar province.Governor Attaullah Ludin, who administered oath to 19 PC members, urged them to abide by... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 civilians were wounded in a bomb explosion in Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, on Friday morning.Attacked to a bicycle, the magnetic bomb went off in Asmat Square area at about 9am, the governor’s... 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
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Of the 19 provincial council election winners in eastern Nangarhar province, 11 are relatives of public representatives and other high-ranking government officials.The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced the... read more
SHARAN/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen insurgents, including a commander, have been killed in an airstrike by foreign troops in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Wednesday.Deputy police chief Nisar Ahmad Abdul Rahimzai told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials and high school graduates on Monday urged the new government, particularly the Ministry of Higher Education, to expand enrolment capacity at public sector universities in order to enable more students to pursue higher... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The construction of two key bridges in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, has been delayed by the Public Works Department, a local official said on Monday.Several months ago, construction work on three bridges... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two security officials have been killed in separate incidents in southern Kandahar province, authorities said on Saturday.The National Directorate of Security (NDS) head for Ziri district was killed district and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five civilians including children were killed and two others injured on Friday morning when gunmen opened fire on a car in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly one hundred employees of the state-run Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) have been fired in eastern Nangarhar province following suspension of funds, sources revealed on Wednesday.Several individuals cited the stoppage... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The district telecommunications officer for the Torkham border district of eastern Nangarhar province was gunned down on Thursday.Telecommunications Director Abdul Razzaq Saqib told Pajhwok Afghan News that rebels attacked... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents on Sunday complained police had occupied and turned into a rest house a hospital building in the Doab district of eastern Nuristan province.They told Pajhwok Afghan News the government should vacate the hospital... 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
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A bakery producing energy biscuits for undernourished Afghan schoolchildren has started functioning in eastern Nangarhar province.The micronutrient-enriched biscuits produced at the factory are being distributed to children... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Women of eastern Nuristan province have long been facing multiple problems, which the central government has failed to resolve, the provincial women’s affairs director says.Faizan Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News women... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A clearing operation was wrapped up on Saturday in the Durbaba district of eastern Nangarhar province after the elimination of 158 insurgents, an official said.The search operation lunched six days ago in parts of the troubled... read more
JALALABAD/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok):  Dozens of insurgents, mostly Pakistanis, have been killed during separate security operations in eastern Nangarhar and central Uruzgan provinces, officials said on Thursday.Six local policemen and 73 insurgents... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  A number of residents on Wednesday protested against the electricity department in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, demanding power connections.The protestors claimed electricity from the Naghlu power... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  A number of residents on Wednesday protested against the electricity department in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, demanding power connections.The protestors claimed electricity from the Naghlu power... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents and officials of eastern Nuristan province have urged the incoming government to pay the province special attention because it had been ignored in the past.Abu Bakar, a resident of Paroon, the provincial capital, said... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Health clinics in the Haska Mina district have no medicine even for first medical aid, an issue ignored by the provincial authorities concerned, residents complained on Sunday.In the absence of medicine, people have to face... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five militants, a civilian and four police personnel have been killed in different incidents in eastern Laghman and Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday.Six insurgents and as many Afghan Local Police members were... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four insurgents have been killed by the roadside bomb they were planting on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in eastern Laghman province, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said on Friday.At least one militant,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Work on two development projects has been launched in the Qarghayi district of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Thursday.Funded by the Agriculture Ministry, the projects costing 35 million afghanis included the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The authorities have detained two Pakistani nationals on suspicion of involvement in overnight explosions that gutted several supply vehicles in the border town of Torkahm in eastern Nangarhar province, a military official said... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of supply vehicles caught fire after a series of explosions and a suicide in the Torkham border town of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday night.At least five blasts were triggered by magnetic bombs attached to the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Government officials and residents on Friday urged NGOs to initiate reconstruction and development projects in the Haska Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province following the launch of a counterinsurgency offensive there.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The University of Nangarhar has become the first-ever Afghan educational institute launching a Shariah PhD programme, an official said on Thursday.Fazal Ali Nagar, a spokesman for the university, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three suspected militants have been killed in a US drone strike in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal confirmed the unmanned drone attack, saying... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/LASHKARGAH/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 17 Taliban were killed and as many wounded in separate clashes in different parts of the country, officials said on Saturday.Five insurgents were killed and three others injured in an attack on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The 2014 presidential election campaign led to rift among families as relatives were observed supporting different candidates in the race.Nasrullah Baryalai Arsalai and Haji Din Mohammad are two brothers but the former supported... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A suicide car bomber struck a police vehicle in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, killing two policemen, an official said.A third policeman and a civilian were injured when the attacker rammed his... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security officials on Saturday said that the Doab district of eastern Nuristan province has been completely brought under government’s control as a result of a joint operation that left 28 insurgents dead.201st Selab Military... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The peace committee chief for eastern Nuristan province, Abdul Hakim Nuristani, was gunned down in the capital Kabul, a member of the panel said on Friday.Speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, Ahmad Shah, the peace committee secretary,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Powerful tribal leader Haji Din Mohammad on Thursday urged the presidential candidates to put aside their differences to end the electoral crisis, saying Afghanistan was passing through a critical juncture.In an exclusive... read more
JALALABAD/MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Work on a number of development projects of public welfare has been launched in eastern Nangarhar and central Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said Wednesday.Director of Public Health Dr. Najib Kamawal told... read more
GARDEZ/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 15 civilians, including eight of a family, were injured in two separate bomb explosions in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Paktia provinces on Wednesday, officials said.The eight members of a family were... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Panjabi and Chechen rebels have sneaked into the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province to disrupt peace in the area, an official claimed on Saturday.Haji Ghalib, the district administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nuristan province on Thursday denied losing control of Doab district to Taliban, saying 10 militants had been killed in ongoing clashes.A day earlier, the Taliban launched attacks on the district centre... read more
JALAABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday complained that construction work on three major bridges had been lingering on for a long time.Lately, the government launched work on Behsud, Jandarma and Farm Hadi bridges in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two rebels were killed and eight Afghan security personnel wounded in different security incidents in eastern Nangarhar and central Logar provinces on Tuesday, officials said.Khalilullah Kamal, administrative chief of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Culturists from eastern Nangarhar province asked the government on Tuesday, when the nation celebrated its 95th Independence day, to reconstruct the mausoleum of ex-king Ghazni Amanullah Khan.A number of writers and... read more
JALALABAD/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Five policemen and a civilian were killed and two non-combatants wounded in different incidents in eastern Laghman and southeastern Khost province, officials said on Tuesday.Sarhadi Zwak, the Laghman governor’s... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Maulvi Attaullah Ludin, the governor of eastern Nangarhar province, on Wednesday inaugurated construction work on a  12-kilometre road in Kama district, an official said.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A police centre came under cross-border attack in eastern Nangarhar province early Monday morning, an official said.Col. Ayub Hussainkhel, the 301st border police chief in the eastern zone, told Pajhwok Afghan News two rockets... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four heroin-manufacturing laboratories have been destroyed during a counternarcotics operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.The owner of the labs was killed during the overnight raid by Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five local police members were killed after insurgents stormed their posts in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province early Sunday morning, an official said.Another six local policemen were injured when the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Journalists on Sunday accused the police chief for eastern Nangarhar of threatening a colleague, denouncing the act against the freedom of expression.Aryana television reporter Rahmatullah Zyarmal told a news conference in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A rebel's commander was killed and three others wounded during a clash with security forces in the Alingar district of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place in the Qalagi locality of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 50 militants were killed and another 20 wounded during a NATO airstrike in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Saturday.Nangarhar police chief Fazal Ahmad Sherzad told reporters in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A senior security official on Friday said 78 insurgents had been killed and wounded during clashes with security forces over the past one week in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province.Nangarhar police chief Brig.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces killed more than 40 insurgents and injured another 20 during a clash that broke out a day earlier in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.The governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zia... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Armed insurgents launched attacks on several security posts in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning, with both sides suffering casualties, officials said.The rebels attacked security forces... read more
JALALABAD/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Four security personnel and seven insurgents have been killed and several others wounded during separate clashes in eastern Nangarhar and central Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Saturday.A group of armed... read more
JALALABAD/MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least five civilians, including two students, were killed and three others wounded in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said Sunday.Three people were killed and as many... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of residents on Saturday staged a protest demonstration in Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, asking officials to reopen blocked roads and initiate a drive against encroachments.Sharif Jan, a protestor... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A Pakistani television journalist was sentenced to four years in prison on the basis of evidence proving his guilt of assisting Afghan militants, judicial officials in eastern Nangarhar province said on Tuesday.A court in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber mounted an attack on a convoy of the NATO-led coalition forces in eastern Nangarhar province, leaving two children wounded, an official said Sunday.The incident took place late Saturday evening when the suicide... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  Hundreds of elders, religious leaders and civil society members on Wednesday vowed to defend their votes, urging the election body to announce the final result on schedule.The participants gathered in Jalalabad, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): On eve of Ramadan, vendors and shopkeepers are busy minting money by selling substandard jams, sauces and other spicy foods in eastern Nangarhar province, with locals fear low quality foods will cause spread of diseases.Khalid,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A former Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander has cut power supply lines into eastern Laghman and Nangarhar provinces from Kabul’s Naghlo district, officials said Tuesday.Mohib-u-Rahman Momand, Nangarhar power director, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Displaced by Pakistani rocket attacks from eastern Kunar province, a large number of families, who have arrived in Nangarhar, say they are desperate for shelter in the face of scorching heat, which makes the observance of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Nangarhar University graduates on Sunday demanded the government and specifically the next president to provide them with job opportunities and improve higher education throughout country’s varsities.Around 2,000... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ninteen people were killed in a head-on collision between a trailer and a coaster on the Torkham-Jalalabad highway on Friday morning.Eight others, including a woman, were wounded as a result of the accident in the Ghazi... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A new building for the Border and Tribal Affairs Department was inaugurated in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday.The two storey-building, having 16 rooms and other facilities, was constructed at a cost of 10.1... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 18 civilians were injured after being caught in crossfire between Afghan National Army (ANA) troops and militants in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday afternoon, an official said.The clash erupted after militants... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and dozens of insurgents have been killed in the last 24 hours in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Sunday.The deaths were announced in a brief... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two civilians and a policeman were killed as a result of a roadside bombing in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said.Another two civilians were injured in the blast that occurred south of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Journalists in eastern provinces on Saturday asked the government and the rebels to make efforts at protecting their lives during operations against each other.They made the appeal at a gathering attended by members of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least five civilians and four militants were killed and some wounded in a traffic accident and clashes in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Saturday.Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A child was killed and five others were wounded on Friday when a mortar shell landed in their house in the Momand Dara district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Sixteen Taliban militants and two Afghan Local Police (ALP) members have been killed during separate clashes in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman province, officials said on Sunday.Nangarhar police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Civil society activists on Sunday asked the government to investigate a clash between supporters of rival presidential candidates in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.On Saturday, at least three people suffered bullet... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nineteen polling sites were attacked by armed rebels but could not disrupt the electoral process in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.These views were expressed by Nangarhar governor, police chief and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Frontrunner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s supporters fired at Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s backers in Jalalabad on Saturday, killing two and injuring a third.The shooting occurred in Qasba area, where fans were chanting slogans in Ahmadzai... read more
JALALABAD/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) in eastern Nangarhar and central Logar provinces said on Saturday around ten and six polling stations were closed due to security concerns.During the runoff ballot, a total of... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Eighteen new polling sites have been established amid tight security measures in eastern provinces, officials said on Thursday.Flanked by security officials of eastern zone, the deputy interior minister said this at a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A total of 393 polling sites would stay open on polling day in eastern Nangarhar province, director Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Thursday.Aminullah Fazli told Pajhwok Afghan News a total of 383 polling sites... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The campaign managers of presidential hopeful Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in the Dara-i-Noor district of eastern Nangarhar province threatened and intimidated officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), an IEC official... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three heavily armed militants were shot dead by security forces during a fierce gunbattle after they stormed a courtroom in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, police said.The attackers laced with guns and hand... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of eastern Nuristan province on Monday said they would be unable to actively participate in the second round of presidential elections if security was not improved around polling sites.They urged security officials to... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  The authorities in eastern Nuristan province on Saturday made public a video showing Pakistani masked gunmen are executing three Taliban men.Officials said the masked gunmen have been in Nuristan searching for Taliban... 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
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 17 militants have been killed during operations in Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province in the past two days, an official said Tuesday.Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Fazl Ahmad Sherzad, told a news... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A senior security officials said on Tuesday more check posts would be established in areas close to the border region to bolster law and order ahead of June 14 runoff vote.Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Waziri, commander of 201st... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The border police commander in the eastern zone, Gen Shafiq Fazli, on Thursday said tight security measures had been put in place for the upcoming runoff election.While introducing Gen. Mohammad Mamozai as new commander of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Supportive of Zalmai Rassoul in the April 5 vote, the Pashayee tribe in the eastern zone on Tuesday announced to back Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in the second round of the presidential polls.The tribe made the decision at a well-... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The people of eastern Nuristan province on Tuesday urged the government to bolster security ahead of the presidential runoff vote, scheduled for June 14.They asked the departments concerned and security agencies to beef up... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead the director of Shaheed Mohammad Hashim Khan Dar-ul-Hifaz (Quran memorization centre) in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. He was 70.Mohammad Asif Shinwari, a spokesman for... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) members were killed by their colleagues in the Badpakh district of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Monday.The governor’s spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the overnight... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Qalam Society arranged a gathering to pay tribute to young writer, journalist and poet, Muhammad Wasil Wisal, in Jalalabad -- the capital of eastern Nangarhar province -- on Friday.Nawaz Haqiqat, president of the society,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A district chief was wounded and a police commander killed in a suicide attack in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday.Clad in a police uniform, the suicide bomber entered the Hesarak district centre at 11.00pm, said a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The situation was brought under control after the Alishang river level swelled and threatened thousands of families, officials in eastern Laghman province said on Saturday.A number of areas would have been inundated if the river... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and 2y others, including children, were wounded in a bomb blast in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday morning, an official said.The assailant on a motorbike hurled a hand grenade into a crowd in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 25 militants have been killed during an operation in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the ongoing operation was aimed to eliminate... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) officials on Thursday said the review of complaints in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces had been completed.IECC chief for Nangarhar, Dr Abdul Wadood Afghan, said that... read more
JALALABAD/SHARAN (Pajhwok): At least 20 militants were killed and a dozen others wounded in separate clashes with security forces in Nangarhar and Paktika provinces, officials said on Monday.Fifteen rebels were killed and nine wounded when they... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven private hospitals have been closed down in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, for failing to get operating licences and providing substandard services, an official said on Monday.Public Health Director... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) said on Saturday women had suffered equally during the war and their role in restoration of peace was of paramount importance.Khan Aqa Gharmal expressed the views at a gathering on the importance... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): With water level in Alishang River rising, Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, and adjacent villages are facing a looming flood threat, an official warned on Saturday.The Alishang River was flooded in recent days... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The first death anniversary of border police official Qasim Khan, who had killed in Pakistani shelling last year, was observed in Jalalabad on Thursday.Maj. Gen. Muhammad Zaman Waziri, the commander of 201st Selab Corps in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More than a thousand families have been displaced by fighting between Pakistani and Afghan militants in the Nazian district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. The Taliban and the Pakistani-based... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The education officer for the Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province has been rescued from captors, an official said on Tuesday.Laloon, who stayed with a colleague in Gherikhe area, had been kidnapped by unidentified... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar on Monday called on people to take active part in the looming runoff ballot to overcome any crisis.Maulvi Attaullah Ludin expressed these views in a ceremony arranged on the eve of Mujahideen... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen on Monday kidnapped the education director of Pachiragam district in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.Mohammad Asif Shinwari, an official at the provincial education department, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As tribal elders praised them for protecting voters and polling sites during the elections, security officials on Thursday said they were ready to maintain security for a second round run-off election in eastern Nangarhar... read more
ALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nuristan province complained the central government had neglected his province in terms of development, with the people were facing multiple problems.Hafiz Abdul Qayyum expressed these views while talking... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four members of an uprising group and 10 militants were killed during an hours-long clash in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.Nangarhar police chief Brig. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan soldiers and nine militants were killed and a Taliban-designated governor for eastern Nangarhar province was captured during separate incidents, officials said on Wednesday.The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Border police have recovered 19 weapons from a bus part of a friendship bus service between Afghanistan and Pakistan after it crossed the border into eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.The bus part of the “... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Militants gunned down an official of the rural affairs department in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.The incident took late last night when the insurgents took Hazrat Wali out... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Flash floods emerged in some areas of eastern Laghman province following heavy rains on Sunday, blocking the Kabul-Jalalabad highway and causing financial losses to residents.The floods washed away more than 10 acre of farmland... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday praised Afghan National Army (ANA) and police for maintaining tight security and protecting voters on Election Day.Maulvi Attaullah Ludin expressed satisfaction with the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Only six of 23 polling stations could be opened in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said.Independent Election Commission (IEC) official Dr. Akhtar Mohammad Ajmal linked the closure of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga secretary on Friday urged officials and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to stay neutral in the tomorrow elections, warning interference in the process would lead country to turmoil.In an exclusive... 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
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security at polling stations, other sensitive areas and at the Durand Line has been tightened in Nangarhar province for Saturday’s elections, officials said on Thursday.Police Chief Brig. Gen. Fazl Ahmad Sherzad told Pajhwok... 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
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): The Alishang district chief of eastern Laghman province and two others wounded in a landmine blast on Sunday, an official said.Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the district chief Saadullah Behbud... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday said guerrilla attacks would not bust their morale, pledging continued efforts to hold transparent presidential elections.At a condolence ceremony for the 10 policemen killed in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  Targeted killings have dramatically increased over the past few months in eastern Nangarhar province, where 360 civilians lost their lives to such attacks in one district alone last solar year. So far a large number of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eighteen people were killed and 22 others wounded during coordinated bomb attacks and shooting by the Taliban in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday morning, officials said. Followed by gunbattles, the first... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nangarhar Governor Attaullah Ludin on Tuesday said foreign nationals gave aid to Afghanistan on serving their own interests.Ludin was addressing a gathering of Momand tribesmen in Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern province.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan traders on Monday said they had reduced by 20 percent imports of commercial goods via Pakistan due to problems they faced in the neighbouring country. But Pakistani traders also complain about hardships they encounter in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Canalisation Department in eastern Nangarhar province says its own security apparatus is directly involved in illegal occupation of the department’s land.Canalisation Director Ziarat Gul Rahil told Pajhwok Afghan News his... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen shops were gutted after a huge fire swept through a marketplace in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, witnesses said on Friday.The fire broke out last night around 9pm in the Najaran area of Jalalabad,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Militants laced with hand grenades attacked campaign offices of three election candidates in eastern Laghman province, comprehensively damaging the buildings, an official said Friday.The campaign offices belonging to provincial... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One policeman and one militant were killed during an overnight clash that left two policemen and seven militants injured in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Friday.The Taliban have said nothing about the clash on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Militants laced with heavy and light weapons attacked a district police headquarters in eastern Nangarhar province and the ensuing clash left six attackers dead and nearly a dozen others wounded, an official said on Wednesday.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Presidential contender Gul Agha Sherzai on Monday said he was in talks with a number of rival candidates on forming an election alliance and the outcome would be known soon. “We are in negotiations with Abdul Rahim Wardak,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A lawmaker and his two guards sustained injuries on Saturday when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.Abdul Ghaffar, who represents Nangarhar in the parliament... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four Afghan army and two police personnel were killed on Saturday when a booby-trapped bomb they were attempting to defuse exploded in eastern Laghman province, an official said.The blast occurred in the morning when the... read more
JALALABAD/KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people attended campaign rallies organised in support of presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Gul Agha Sherzai in eastern Laghman and the central capital Kabul on Thursday.Participants of the rally... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One person was killed and six others wounded on Friday when a cylinder exploded in a hotel in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.Brig. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad, provincial police chief,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fifty-seven militants have been killed in a five-day operation in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, security officials claimed on Wednesday.Addressing a press conference, 201st Selab Military Corps Commander... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar and his Afghan counterpart Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on Sunday inaugurated resumption of work on the Torkham-Jalalabad dual carriageway.They also inaugurated a Pakistan-funded kidney... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Militants on Saturday stormed a health clinic in the Alingar district of eastern Laghman province, killing a child and two policemen. Four women were wounded in the attack.  Police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Daud Amin said... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A girl was declared the winner of a Seerat-un-Nabi (Life of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad) competition, involving hundreds of students and youth, in Jalalabad on Friday.More than 400 individual took part in the event, organised by a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Border police have detained three Pakistani militants in the wake of a fierce gunbattle in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.Col. Mohammad Ayub Hassankhel, a border police officer, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three burqa-clad bombers and one policeman were killed as a result of a suicide attack on the Sarobi district police headquarters in central Kabul province early Friday morning, an official said.Deputy Minister of Interior Gen. Ayub... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Campaigners for presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in the eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday accused some officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of backing particular contenders.They levelled the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and five others were wounded on Thursday when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in eastern Nangarhar province.Nangarhar Civil Hospital Director Dr. Humayun Zaheer confirmed to... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday promised to rebuild Nangarhar’s canal system and construct mega hydropower dams on Kunar and Kama rivers.Abdullah, who finished second behind President Hamid Karzai in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The deputy governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday underlined the role of religious scholars in creating awareness among the people regarding the crucial elections slated for April 5.Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal expressed... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A senior United Nations diplomat on Tuesday said international assistance to Afghanistan would increase if Kabul signed the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with Washington.Heading a delegation, UN Secretary General’s Special... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A government oversight commission tasked with investigating complaints accusing some local radio and TV stations of broadcasting “illegal and immoral programmes” has started its activities in eastern Nangarhar province.Deputy... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One child was killed and eight others were injured in an explosion in Jalalabad, the capital of southern Nangarhar province, on Saturday, an official said.Placed under a bridge detonated in the Najaran area of the city, the bomb... 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
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of students and youth participated in a Seerat-un-Nabi (Life of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad) competition in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Friday.More than 400 individual took part in the event,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two women were among seven people security forces detained with hand-grenades in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday.Deputy police chief Col. Qari Amir Khan Lewal told Pajhwok Afghan News the detainees... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The unseated Nuristan governor on Tuesday rejected allegations of his involvement in theft of wheat aid to the deserving people.A day earlier, the Cabinet Secretariat said Tamim Nuristani and two other officials had been sacked... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of residents of eastern Nuristan province on Sunday complained about the absence of professional and competent teachers in educational institutions.Though some schools had been closed, yet functional educational... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials of the women’s affairs department said on Tuesday aid from foreign organisations had decreased considerably to the women folk in eastern Nangarhar province.Though assistance from non-governmental organisations (NGOs)... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight suspected militants have been killed and three others caught alive in different operations and encounters in eastern Nangarhar province, an official claimed on Monday.Two insurgents were killed and as many wounded on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on Saturday launched an investigation to determine the causes of increasing traffic accidents across the country.The commission made this announcement at a gathering in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five boys, playing volleyball, were gunned down on Thursday in a suspected insurgent attack in eastern Laghman province, an official said.The incident took place in the afternoon when a group of gunmen opened fire at the boys on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen people were injured after militants attacked security forces in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials and residents said on Wednesday.Police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) would impartially observe Afghanistan’s presidential and provincial council polls due on April 5 to ensure a credible vote, members of an EU feasibility study team told officials in eastern Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of eastern Nangarhar province say they are worried about increasing incidents of kidnapping for ransom, as so far 20 hostage-taking events were staged this solar year.Many of those kidnapped were freed after they paid... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two separate groups of militants joined the government initiated peace process in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said.Malak Nazir, provincial peace committee head, told Pajhwok Afghan News both the groups---... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Foundation stone for building of a large cold storage vegetables facility worth 160 million afghanis had been laid in Jalalabad, the capital city of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Sunday.Construction work was... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a new design of the Saracha Bridge on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway in eastern Nangarhar province was formally launched on Wednesday.The key bridge was destroyed by floods two years ago and replaced with a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some residents and officials on Wednesday accused a local radio “Watandar” of broadcasting “unethical programmes” which they said had harmful impacts on the youth in eastern Nangarhar province.Haji Rassoul Jan, a resident of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces on Monday handed over more than 200 weapons seized during operations to the Disarmament of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.Nangarhar police chief Brig. Gen.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A stray mortar shell hit a house in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, injuring six members of a family, an official said. A doctor at the district civil hospital told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two bomb-makers were killed and a woman and a child injured on Friday when their own explosives went off in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, the provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Border police claim weapons are being smuggled into eastern provinces through various land routes from Pakistan for distribution to militants.First border zone police commander, Col. Mohammad Ayub Hassankhel, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least nine militants have been killed in a drone attack by NATO-led troops in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The fate of a proposed 1000-bed hospital and an under-construction kidney centre remains unknown in eastern Nangarhar province.Ninety percent of construction work on the Pakistan-funded kidney hospital has been completed.Deputy... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six assailants and a NATO soldier were killed in a clash following a Taliban attack on a joint US-Afghan military base in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday morning, officials said.A group of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The women’s affairs director on Thursday said more than 60,000 females had obtained voter registration cards in eastern Nangarhar province, despite numerous problems.Anisa Imrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the figures were beyond her... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghanistan-A cricket team cruised to a five-wicket win over touring Tajikistan, claiming the series 3-0 at the Ghazi Amanullah Khan International Cricket Stadium in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday.Both sides had previously... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight militants, including five group leaders, were killed during a security operation by Afghan commandos in eastern Laghman province on Friday, an official said.Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction material traders and drivers on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest against what they called illegal taxes they had to pay on different highways.Hundreds of the protestors blocked the road connecting eastern Kunar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Speakers discussed challenges to the April 2014 presidential and provincial council elections at a seminar in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday.Government officials and civil society representatives attended the event, organised... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Intelligence agents have detained three would-be suicide bombers with a car full of explosives in the eastern province of Laghman, an official said on Sunday.National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives arrested the suspected... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An unmanned International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) aircraft has crashed in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the alliance said in a statement on Saturday.A statement from the ISAF media office said: “We can... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The government on Thursday compensated families of victims of a suicide attack on the Indian Consulate in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.At least 11 people, including eight civilians, were killed and 24 others wounded in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A group of insurgents stormed a terminal near a NATO base in the border town of Torkham in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday morning, officials said.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An official of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Tuesday complained provincial councils were not performing their job up to the mark.Saeed Ahmad Khamosh, who heads the IDLG’s solidarity committee, told this... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province, claiming that he had stopped extortionist practices at the Torkham dry port, on Sunday promised abolition of illegal check-posts on the highway.Maulvi Attaullah Ludin expressed these views... read more
MEHTRALAM (PAN):  Five militants, including a leading Taliban commander--- Abdul Mateen--- were killed in a joint Afghan and foreign forces operation in Alishang district of the eastern Laghman province, a statement said on Friday.A statement... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four people, including a policeman, died after being hit by an avalanche in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Monday.The incident took place in Kosht area on the outskirts of Paroon, the provincial capital, on Sunday... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Nuristan province on Monday said he escaped unhurt in a gun attack involving armed insurgents, but his secretary and a guard were injured.Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News he along with some officials... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four militants have been killed and nine others, including four police officials injured when insurgents stormed a police check post in Haska Mena district of the eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Thursday.Col. Mohammad... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A roadside bombing killed a senior police officer and wounded his two subordinates and a civilian in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said.The Chaparhar deputy police chief, Naeem Khan,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A US-led coalition forces’ surveillance plane crashed in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday noon, an official said.The pilot-less spy plane went down in the Ghulam Dak area, the district chief, Haji... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dozens of people, including civil society activists and public representatives, on Thursday staged a protest rally in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province against not mentioning words Afghan and religion in new computerized... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Precious and semi-precious stones are being illegally excavated and traded in eastern Nuristan province in the absence of government’s writ, an official complained on Wednesday. Eng. Ashiqullah Hamkar, the Nuristan mines... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four drug-producing laboratories were destroyed and 11 tonnes of narcotics torched during an operation that saw an Afghan forces’ helicopter crashing in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.An operation by Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An overnight bomb explosion caused no casualties, but damaged at least 25 shops in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.The home-made device that went off around 9pm had been planted in front of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Sunday reopened the Torkham border-crossing that was closed a day earlier for vehicular traffic and travellers, officials said.Pakistani guards allowed travellers on foot to cross the frontier this morning, a border... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Armed militants attacked a three-member group of journalists on the Torkham-Jalalabad highway in eastern Nangarhar province, injuring one of them, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place late on Friday, said Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven militants were killed in a blast, apparently caused by their own explosives, inside a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Interior said on Saturday.In a statement, the ministry said the blast in Sherzad... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An official on Friday said militants did not attack Radio Bahar offices in eastern Nangarhar province as reported earlier. The attack took place following a verbal brawl between a peon of the radio station and a resident, he said.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Expressing pro-Iran views, a political gathering in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday opposed signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US.Held under the aegis of “Afghanistan Milli Iqtidar” party... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A pregnant woman was among nine people, including six insurgents, killed during separate incidents of violence in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, officials said on Tuesday.The pregnant woman was gunned down along with a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Gunmen stormed into the office of a FM radio station in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province early on Tuesday, severely beating employees and destroying equipment, staff and officials said.The governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zia... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of the provincial capital and districts of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday expressed concerns at the rising trend of celebratory fire, demanding a check on the harmful practice.The locals complained each night they... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four policemen and five civilians were injured in a bomb explosion in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Saturday, an official said.The governor's spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Intelligence operatives rescued a child kidnapped by a gang for ransom and detained two suspects during a raid on a house in eastern Nangarhar province, a senior official said on Wednesday.Acting governor Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal... read more
JALALABAD: (PAN): The acting governor on Wednesday asked the Public Works Department to sack with immediate effect the customs officials involved in corrupt practices at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province.Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Power supply to over 200 families was snapped after a small dam was blown up in the Dara-i-Noor district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.The dam in Chawal area was destroyed on Sunday night in a bomb... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A lecturer was wounded as a result of a bomb explosion at the Nangarhar University on Sunday, an official said.The explosion took place in the afternoon after a gathering on election issues, , the Journalism Faculty head said.Babrak... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Mobile voter registration teams have been working across eastern Nuristan province, an Independent Election Commission (IEC) official said on Sunday.Izzatullah Haleem, the provincial IEC chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News during an... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The new police chief says he has put in place measures to improve the security situation in eastern Nangarhar province, including withdrawal of security guards from very prominent persons (VIPs).Brig. Gen. Fazl Ahmad Sherzad told... read more
JALALABAD/KABUL (PAN): Four people have been arrested for allegedly stealing and selling 16,000 litres of oil belonging to the Supreme Group in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Saturday.The fuel had been stolen on the way to Kabul... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A road connecting Mehtarlam with Qarghayee district was inaugurated in eastern Laghman province on Thursday, an official said.The governor’s spokesman Sarhadi Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News the road, also linking the provincial... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nine insurgents and three civilians have been killed during separate incidents of violence in Nangarhar and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Five militants were killed and four others injured during an operation by Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A district chief of the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) was shot dead by Taliban insurgents in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, authorities said.Mohammad Zaman, the CSO head for Chaparhar district, was gunned down after... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Violence against women has decreased as a result of growing public awareness among the people in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday said.Women's Affairs Director Anisa Omrani said they had conducted public... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Owing to security concerns, mobile voter registration teams could not be dispatched to 10 districts in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.Provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) head Dr. Mohammad Ajmal... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Security officials in eastern Nuristan province on Saturday claimed detaining a man on the charge of spying for Pakistan’s spy agency.Hailing from Pakistan’s northwestern valley of Chitral, the detainee had confessed to working for... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has intervened to end a long-running tribal feud, which has caused hundreds of casualties, in the Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province.Apart from UNAMA, tribal... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Residents of 27 districts of eastern Nangarhar, Kunar and Nuristan provinces on Wednesday warned of blocking the Asadabad-Jalalabad highway if the authorities failed to launch construction work on a new bridge in Behsud... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thirty people were injured when a tractor trolley overturned in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.Men, women and children were among the 70 passengers travelling in the tractor trolley... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least 14 militants have been killed during separate security incidents in different parts of the country over the past 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday.Four fighters were killed and three others wounded during an overnight... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Some tribal elders in eastern Nangarhar province are trying to save the skin of criminals and thereby contribute to the rising crime graph, a National Directorate of Security (NDS) official said on Monday.Nangarhar spy chief Maj.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents and tribal elders of the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday accused former security officials of dereliction of duty.At a meeting, which was also attended by Nangarhar’s newly-appointed police chief... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Intelligence operatives in eastern Laghman province have detained 21 children, some as young as 7, being taken to Pakistan for receiving suicide attack training, an official said on Thursday.The children, aged between 7 and 12 years... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Former provincial council heads of eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces have been disqualified from contesting the provincial council elections slated for April 5, 2014, an official said Thursday.In the IEC preliminary list issued... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Farmers cultivating government lands against rent in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province say they paid the rent both to the government and the Taliban this year.Growers, who have leased government lands in the town,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A number of disqualified provincial council candidates in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday accused the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of giving them a step-motherly treatment in preparing the preliminary list of... read more
JALALABAD/KABUL (PAN): Security officials on Monday said logistic supplies had been delivered to the border police in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, despite militant attacks on the convoy.Nangarhar police chief Brig. Gen Fazal... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Traders and truckers on Monday complained they were continued to be asked for illegal money under various pretexts at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province, despite the acting governor’s claim the issue had been... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More then a dozen Taliban insurgents have been killed during an hours-long gun-battle with Afghan security forces in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.The governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zia... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Taliban insurgents attacked police posts in the Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province on Wednesday, killing a policeman and injuring three civilians, the governor said.Mohammad Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Six civilians were killed and eight others critically injured when unknown individuals fired rockets into a district bazaar in eastern Nuristan province on Saturday, officials said.The incident took place in the Doab district bazaar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two policemen and one civilian were killed on Saturday when a suicide bomber blew up a car outside the police headquarters in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.Another four civilians and two police officials sustained... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Taliban have been asking residents in various districts of eastern Nangarhar province to donate hides of sacrificial animals to them on the occasion of religious festival Eidul Adha.According to residents, the insurgents have... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Students of a private higher education institute on Thursday put on display handicrafts made by them during a day-long exhibition in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.Sponsored by the Al-Falah Higher Education Institute, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): (PAN): A dozen people, including civilians, have been killed and as many injured during clashes and roadside bomb attacks across the country, officials said on Tuesday.Five militants were killed and six others wounded during a military... 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
KABUL (PAN): A police operational commander died in a road side explosion in the Wama district of the remote eastern province of Nuristan on Sunday, an official said. Confirming the death of the operations department head at the police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Members of a Tableeghi (preachers) congregation have beaten two killers to death in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... 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
JALALABAD (PAN): A member of the peace committee was wounded in a bomb explosion in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, the governor’s spokesman said.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai told Pajhwok Afghan News that peace negotiator Mohammad Nabi Azimi, his... read more
JALALABAD/TIRINKOT (PAN): Three civilians including a child and half a dozen insurgents have been killed in separate incidents of violence over the past 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday.Two civilians were killed when a home-made bomb ripped... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thirty-one militants have laid down their weapons and joined the peace process in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Monday.At a ceremony here, Governor Gul Agha Sherzai said the rebels surrendered as a result of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Peace negotiators on Sunday said women could play a key role in the reconciliation programme, urging them to actively take part in the campaign.The call was issued at a seminar titled “Women’s Role in Peace Process” in Jalalabad,... read more
JALALABAD/SHARANA (PAN): Four militants, a police officer and one civilian have been killed during separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar and southern Paktika provinces, officials said on Sunday.The four militants were killed in Nangarhar on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Celebrating the Peace Week, dozens of young men and women on Saturday donated blood to the civil hospital in eastern Nangarhar province.Youth organised a march in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, before arriving at the hospital to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police have seized 110 kilograms of heroin in the Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday.Police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the heroin was recovered from... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Youth on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest in eastern Nangarhar province condemning an attack on a private TV station in Kabul by supporters of Ahmad Shah Massoud.Massoud followers allegedly pelted stones and fired gunshots at the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/JALALABAD (PAN): Officials said on Saturday at least 23 insurgents have been killed and seven others wounded during separate incidents of violence in Nangarhar, Maidan Wardak and Kandahar provinces.A group of heavily armed rebels... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two people including a district chief were wounded in a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday noon.Spinghar district’s administrative head Qasim Khan was wounded along with a bodyguard in the blast in an... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three doctors were released on Wednesday, a day after they were kidnapped by unidentified kidnappers in eastern Nuristan province, an official said.The doctors, who had come from Kabul, were abducted when they were travelling... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two people were wounded in a roadside bombing on the outskirts of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Wednesday, an official said.The incident took place in Behsud district around 9.am when a bomb struck an... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three doctors were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in the insurgency-plagued eastern province of Nuristan on Tuesday, officials said.The doctors, who had come from Kabul, were abducted at 8.30am when they were travelling between Do... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Lawmaker Zahir Qadeer on Monday accused Nangarhar Governor Gul Agha Sherzai of backing out of his repeated promise to resign.Qadeer, a powerful figure in the eastern province, led protests against Sherzai in April this year, calling... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The fighting at a joint base of Afghan and NATO forces in eastern Nangarhar province ended after several hours with the killing of three suicide bombers on Monday, officials said.A group of suicide bombers stormed the US-Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A 20-megawat transformer would be installed in the near future at a power substation to improve electricity supply to the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.Funded by the US Agency for International... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A security guard of the mayor was injured in a bomb explosion that rocked the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, police said.The blast in the Pashtunistan Watt area was being investigated, police spokesman Col. Hazrat... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Afghan army on Saturday claimed gaining ground against the Taliban insurgents in a just-concluded operation in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province.Codenamed as Shaheen-15, the search operation that involved Afghan... 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
JALALABAD (PAN): A district administrative officer, his son and three insurgents were killed during a clash in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.Noor Gul, the administrative officer of Achin district, was kidnapped by the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A polio vaccination campaign covering around hundreds of thousands of  children got under way in eastern Nangarhar and Nuristan provinces on Sunday, officials said.The three-day drive began following complaints from nomadic... read more
HERAT CITY/JALALABAD (PAN): Two policemen have been killed and four others wounded in different security incidents in eastern Nangarhar and northwestern Badghis provinces, officials said On Saturday.Mirwais Mirzakwal, the Badghis governor's... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Senate Chairman Abdul Hadi Muslimyar on Thursday asked Nangarhar Governor Gul Agha Sherzai and his top security officers to come out of their slumber and focus on improving security in the eastern province.Addressing a condolence... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dozens of missiles have been fired from Pakistani territory into the Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province, damaging several houses, an official claimed on Thursday.Around 40 missiles had landed in the Gordesh area of the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander was injured and his two guards were killed on Wednesday when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in the Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.Commander Sheikh... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): As the nation celebrates its 94th Independence Day, the tomb of Ghazi Amanullah Khan, the hero of Afghanistan’s freedom, is in rundown condition.Authorities have failed to pay heed to the dome of Khan’s mausoleum in the Amir Shaheed... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a district education officer in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday morning, an official said.Azim Nayel, the Chaparhar district education officer, was gunned down on his way to Jalalabad in Hafizan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nuristan officials on Saturday accused the central government of paying no attention to the eastern province, which has long been faced with a serious security problem.The situation is worsening with each passing day to the central... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The authorities in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, have launched an all-out war on illegal and run by compressed natural gas or CNG auto-rickshaws.Traffic department official Col. Asadullah Yousafzai told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Laghman police chief Lt. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad was decorated with the medal of bravery President Karzai has conferred on him in recognition of his services to improve security in the eastern province, an official said on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A bomb blast left three people injured near a square in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Tuesday, police said.The explosives had been planted in the gate of a house belonging to a Hindu, said the deputy... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Civilians, insurgents and security personnel suffered casualties during an operation that sparked gun-battles in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.Four militants were killed and several... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A mine-making expert was killed and his companion injured as a result of a blast caused by their own explosives in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, police saidThe two were making bombs in a graveyard... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Wolesi Jirga Secretary Syed Ikram has said rumours about a possible delay or change in next year’s election schedule are being spread by the country’s enemies.He told Pajhwok Afghan News during an exclusive interview the April 5... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The death toll from a mine blast in a graveyard in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province has risen to 16, an official and residents said on Friday.The explosion in the Golai area took place on Thursday morning when... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (PAN): Three Pakistani teachers at a private university in Kabul have died in a traffic accident on the Kabul-Torkham road, an official said on Wednesday.The Pakistanis, who taught at the Kardan University in Kabul, were killed as a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three notorious commanders were among 10 insurgents killed during a police operation in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Wednesday.The operation by Special Police Force was conducted on Wednesday morning in the Gulnabi... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Indian Ambassador Amar Sinah said on Tuesday Afghanistan was facing external threats and attacks on New Delhi’s interests in the war-torn country were plotted across the border.Sihna expressed these views during his meeting with... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A bomb exploded on Tuesday at a busy square of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, leaving one child dead and two others wounded.One witness told Pajhwok Afghan News the attack targetted a police pickup that was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): All equipment of Nangarhar’s Milli TV channel's technical section was burnt as a result of an electrical short circuit on Monday, an official said.Radio-Television Authority (RTA) Director Zalmai confirmed the incident and said the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Tens of shops were gutted on Sunday as a result of a blaze at an underground market in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, witnesses said. A shopkeeper, Asadullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News the fire erupted... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least 16 people, including the prosecutor, were wounded during an explosion in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said.The incident took place early in the morning when a bomb hit the provincial prosecutor's car... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The father of Mohammad Nabi Issakhel, the national cricket team skipper, was freed on Saturday by his captors after two months and a half, Nangarhar Governor Gul Agha Sherzai said.Haji Khubi, the father of Issakhel, was kidnapped by... read more
KHOST CITY/JALALABAD (PAN): At least seven people, including women and children, were killed by flash floods which wreaked havoc in southeastern Khost and eastern Nuristan provinces, officials said on Saturday.The still continuing heavy rains that... read more
JALALABAD/KABUL (PAN): Flash floods have swept away dozens of people and houses, destroying hundreds of acres of crops in Kabul and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Saturday.Four villages of the Sarobi district in Kabul province were... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least 11 people, including eight civilians, were killed and 24 others wounded in a suicide attack on the Indian consulate in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, officials said.A powerful blast, followed by intense gunfire,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than 100 people, including policemen, civilians and insurgents have been killed in a new wave of violence in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Friday.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD/SHARAN (PAN): Nearly a dozen people, including three children, have been killed in separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Paktika provinces, officials said on Thursday.Eight insurgents and the son of a tribal elder were... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four policemen were “mistakenly” killed during an airstrike by Afghan Special Forces in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday.The airstrike on Wednesday night came after the police called... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The foundation stone of a new building for the Da Afghanistan Bank was laid in Paron, the capital of eastern Nuristan province, on Wednesday.At the foundation stone-laying ceremony, Governor Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One person was killed, some were injured and several others fell unconscious in a stampede during the distribution of cash assistance at the governor’s house in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani guards reopened the Torkham border crossing in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday afternoon after several hours of closure, officials said.An Afghan border police commissioner told Pajhwok Afghan News the border gate was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani guards shut the Torkham border crossing in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, leaving a large number of people stranded on both sides of the frontier, officials said.An Afghan border police commissioner told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Civil society activists and youth on Saturday staged a protest demonstration in eastern Nangarhar province against the sacking of Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang by the Wolesi Jirga.Last week, the lower house voted to unseat Patang... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two insurgents were killed after they attacked a border police checkpoint in eastern Nangarhar province in the wee hours of Friday, an official said.The militants stormed the police post in the Gurgure area of Haska Mina district at... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The main government-run hospital in eastern Nangarhar province has been grappling with an acute shortage of anti-rabies vaccine over the past one year, amid a surge in dog bite cases.The Red Cross head for Nangarhar, Nangalai... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Nuristan provincial council on Wednesday disputed media reports that put at four the number of schools closed in the province due to insecurity.Amanullah Inayatur Rahman, the council’s deputy head, told Pajhwok Afghan News up to... read more
KABUL (PAN): Search operations were launched by Afghan security personnel in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province and the Azra town of central Logar, officials said on Wednesday.The operations were aimed to flush out militants from the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of several villages in the Want Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province have picked up guns to drive Taliban insurgents from their areas, officials said on Tuesday.Two Taliban fighters have been killed, six wounded... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A day after the Attorney General Office (AGO) put lawmaker Anwar Sadat on the exit control list (ECL), hundreds of youth set alight his portrait during a protest in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday.AGO spokesman Basir Azizi... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Moneychangers in Jalalabad on Monday protested over the worsening security situation in eastern Nangarhar province.A moneychanger was shot dead by unidentified gunmen inside his shop in Jalalabad on Sunday evening. The attackers... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A large number of people, including writers, journalists and youth representatives, on Saturday staged a protest rally in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province against a lawmaker for his anti-Pashtun remarks.The participants,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Not even three percent of residents have access to voter registration centres in the far-flung eastern province of Nuristan, a public representative said on Friday.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seventy-one people have died and 1,400 others wounded in traffic accidents on the Kabul-Torkham highway since late March, officials said on Thursday.A large part of the Afghan leg of the Grand Trunk Road, the Kabul-Jalalabad Road is... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Hesarak district chief in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday said he had been removed from his position after sharing the town’s security problems with the media.Abdul Khaliq Maroof, the district’s administrative head, told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Heavy rainfall that lasted two hours led to devastating floods in the capital and other parts of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Wednesday.The floods destroyed dozens of homes, swept away several household animals and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A female schoolteacher on Tuesday accused a member of the Nangarhar provincial council and her husband of threatening her with death.Najiba, a teacher at the Experimental School in Jalalabad, told Pajhwok Afghan News that public... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two people were killed and three others wounded during a bomb explosion in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, police said.Attached to a bicycle, the explosive device went off at about 9am near the Behsud bridge, north of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Jamiat-i-Islah party on Sunday distributed food items to around 327 destitute families in connection with the holy month of Ramadan in eastern Nangarhar province.The party chief for rge eastern zone, Abdul Rahim Saraf, told... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): Light and heavy weapons have been rushed to the restive Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, authorities said on Friday.The arms supplies came a day after the Hesarak district chief, Abdul Khaliq Maroof, told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Officials say the Hesarak district of Nangarhar province has been under siege from insurgents and has been out of government’s control for seven months.Abdul Khaliq Maroof, the district’s administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALALABAD (PAN): With the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, prices of essential items have once again shot up in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, residents complained on Thursday.Dwellers said they deserved a cut in prices... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) representative in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday accused the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of non-cooperation.The IEC provincial office did not provide the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Tribal elders, influential figures, youth and civil society activists on Sunday announced the Woles Ghag Jirga (Voice of People) in the eastern zone.Jirga members from different tribes gathered in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern... read more
SHARAN/JALALABAD (PAN): Twenty militants, including two suicide bombers, have been killed in different province over the past 24 hours, security officials said on Saturday.The incidents of violence took place in Maidan Wardak, Paktika, Nangarhar,... 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
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province complain of a shortage of health facilities, including medicine and professional doctors.Located 25 kilometres south of Jalalabad, the provincial capital, the... read more
JALALABAD/SHARAN (PAN): A fighter, two Afghan soldiers and as many civilians have been killed in separate incidents in different parts of the country, officials said on Monday.One militant was killed and five others were wounded during a clash... read more
TIRINKOT/JALALABAD (PAN): A midwifery and nursing training course involving dozens of women has begun in the central province of Uruzgan, the governor’s office said on Monday.Aimed to reduce mother and child mortality rates, the training course is... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A would-be suicide bomber was detained before he could reach his target in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.The arrest came in the Farm Hada area late on Sunday after the attacker opened fire at police in a bid... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Youth in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday expressed their opposition to the opening of a Taliban office in Qatar, saying the bureau served as a coordination centre for the rebels and their foreign backers.The youth held two separate... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A large number of militants have been killed in the eastern zone by the Afghan National Army (ANA) during the just-concluded spring offensive, a top military official said on Sunday.Chief of Army Staff Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi told... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A provincial council (PC) member on Saturday said Afghan Local Police (ALP) members shot dead his cousin and injured his two brothers in eastern Nangarhar province.Javed Zaman told Pajhwok Afghan News his brothers and cousin, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than a dozen Taliban insurgents were killed during separate clashes with Afghan and foreign troops in eastern Nangarhar and central Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Friday.Ten militants were killed and two others... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nearly a dozen people, including five policemen, have died and 20 others wounded in the insurgency-related incidents in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday.A police official said that a group of about 1,000 Afghan and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four insurgents were killed and two others wounded during a clash with police in Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.The pre-dawn clash broke out around 3am Wednesday in the Shamsh Pur area... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Expired food items weighing 12 tonnes which had been seized over the past three months in eastern Nangarhar province were on Monday torched, officials said.The materials burnt included expired biscuits, non-alcoholic beverages, milk... read more
Jalalabad (PAN): Rampant corruption, insecurity, joblessness, absence of education, and lack of development projects haunt the residents of eastern Nangarhar province.A large number of people in eastern Nangarhar Province and the adjacent districts... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of foreign fighters who have sneaked into eastern Nuristan province are preparing for a major attack, an official claimed on Saturday.More than 1,000 Pakistani, Uzbek, Chechen and Arab fighters have established hideouts in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The private radio station, known as Qalam (pen) went on the air in the Kama district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.The FM radio started its 8-hour educational, social and entertainment programmes, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on the Chaparhar-Pachir Agam road was launched on Saturday in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.The 7.7 kilometre long, seven metres wide and six centimeters thick road is estimated to cost 95 million... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Abrupt water discharges from a dam and flooding have washed away crops on hundreds of acres of land in several parts of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.Water discharges from the Sarobi dam damaged maize,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Right and Justice Party on Wednesday suggested security organs should work together with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on a joint mechanism to hold inclusive elections.The party held a consultative meeting in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Officials in eastern Nangarhar Province say 75 percent of the provincial economy depends on the development of agriculture and livestock, expressing rheir concern at hurdles to the growth of agriculture. “The agriculture sector... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An international Islamic University is being established in eastern Nangarhar province in line with a decision of the 12th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit this year, the finance minister has said.Hazrat Omar... read more
 ‘Nangarhar education sector witnesses considerable improvement but problems persist’Jalabad City (PAN): Provincial Press Officer Education Directorate said though the education sector still faces challenges but much more have been achieved to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on a 10-kilometre road connecting eastern Nuristan province with northeastern Badakhshan was launched on Sunday, an official said.Nuristan Governor Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News the road construction... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than 300 girl high school graduates on Sunday completed a business skills training course in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.Arranged by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the course was attended by... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A polio vaccination campaign, targeting 800,000 children below the age of five years, was launched on Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, where two positive cases surfaced last year, officials said.In Jalalabad, the provincial capital,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of various districts of the eastern Nangarhar province complain of deteriorated security situation elsewhere in the province amid raging terror attempts, abduction, and roadside bomb blasts, blaming the authorities of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two tribes – Abdulkhel and Usmankhel – rose in arms against the Taliban after they lost patience with daily violence in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, the uprising members said on Saturday.Around 200 youth have... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dozens of shots were gutted and a man wounded on Friday as a result of a blaze and an explosion in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.The fire broke out at a location between the Mia Aslam Market and the Department... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A cameraman with the state-owned Radio and Television Afghanistan (RTA) has been rescued from his kidnappers in eastern Nangarhar province after spending 27 days in captivity, a senior official confirmed on Wednesday.Unknown gunmen... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Reconstruction work on roads measuring five kilometres and canals was launched in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday.Mayor Lal Agha Kakar, who inaugurated the project, told Pajhwok Afghan News that streets in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Peace as a subject should be incorporated in the Afghanistan curriculum, demanded civil society activists in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday.At a conference in Jalalabad, civil society activists said peace was the main demand... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven people of family were killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Laghman province on Monday morning, an official said.The car they were travelling in struck the roadside bomb in Hakimabad Khwar area at about 7am, the governor's... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dozens of special people on Sunday gathered in this eastern city of Jalalabad to condemn a recent terrorist attack on the Red Cross office in the eastern Nangarhar province.The disabled, including amputees, chanted slogans against... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four policemen and more than a dozen militants have been killed in a fierce clash in eastern Nuristan province near the Pakistan border, an official said on Sunday.Governor Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News the three-hour... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A large number of children continue to be forced into hard labour in eastern Nangarhar province, the labour and social affairs director acknowledged on Saturday.Addressing a gathering marking International Children’s Day in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eleven employees of the Mine Detection Centre (MDC) have been released a month after they were abducted in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.The deminers, who were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Achin... read more
JALALABAD/KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Two guards of a district chief were shot dead in eastern Nangarhar province, while five Taliban were killed in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Saturday.The guards were gunned down in Sra Qala area on Saturday... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province has come under missile strike from Pakistan's soil, an official said on Friday.Dozens of missiles had landed in Gordesh area since Thursday night, Nuristan's acting police chief told... read more
KABUL (PAN): The United States and NATO on Thursday strongly condemned an insurgent attack on an office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in eastern Nangarhar province.Wednesday’s suicide attack in Jalalabad killed one ICRC... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Gunmen shot dead a personal aide (PA) to Senate Chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said.Shafique identified as personal secretary to Muslimyar was gunned down in the Lalmi area of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dozens of Afridi tribe elders, who arrived in eastern Nangarhar province from the Pakistani side of the border, on Sunday urged the Afghan government to help them get rid of injustices they faced in the neighbouring country.The... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dozens of people staged a protest demonstration against the energy and water department in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday.The protest in Qasaba area of Jalalabad condemned the department for what they said unjust... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A police official on Thursday expressed his hope that Mohammad Nabi's 60-year-old father, Khobi Khan, would be found and released from his abductors until this evening.Without going into details, Nangarhar deputy police chief Col.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Governor Tamim Nuristani, demanding increase in the number of police and army personnel,  has claimed about 200 various militant groups were operating in eastern Nuristan province.He told a gathering in Paroon, the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Security Transition Commission chief Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Tuesday said the people should not worry about post-2014 situation as Afghan security forces were strong enough to protect the country's sovereignty.Speaking at a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The father of Mohammad Nabi Isakhel, Afghanistan cricket team captain, was kidnapped at gun point on Tuesday in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.Isakhel’s father was on his way home when armed men seized him at around... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of people in this eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday staged a protest against what they called anti-Pashtun conspiracies being hatched by Pakistan and Iran.Arranged by the People's Movement party, the peaceful march took... read more
JALALABAD/ KABUL (PAN): Seventeen insurgents were killed during a joint clearing operation by Afghan and foreign forces in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said.The operation is still in progress in Daud... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One policeman was killed and 10 others, including civilians, were injured in two back-to-back explosions in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, official and witnesses said.The detonations took place close to the Sherzai Stadium... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Journalists in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday announced an indefinite boycott of covering activities of the governor’s house, accusing it of refusing to cooperate with media representatives.The decision came during a meeting,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The eleven employees of a mine-clearing organisation, who were abducted from the Achin district of Nangarhar province, have been taken to Pakistan’s northwestern Tirah Valley, officials said on Sunday.On Thursday, 11 employees and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A high school in eastern Nangarhar and a park in central Maidan Wardak province were on Saturday named after Mohammad Qasim Khan, a border police officer who was killed during a skirmish with Pakistani forces earlier this month.Khan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At the head of a high-level delegation, President Hamid Karzai’s Advisor on National Security Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta on Saturday visited Goshta district in eastern Nangarhar province and the Sarkano town in neighbouring Kunar.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two policemen were killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Nangarhar province Saturday, an official said.Five policemen were wounded, three of them critically, in the blast that happened at 4pm when their vehicle struck a roadside... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Gunmen seized nearly a dozen workers of a mine-clearing firm in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, an official said.The 11 men from the Mine Detection Center (MDC) were kidnapped in the Zari area before... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Taliban insurgents have started a poppy-eradicating campaign in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Wednesday.Najibullah, police chief of Chapa Dara district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban had launched the drive in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The provincial administration and residents of eastern Nangarhar province would exercise all their influence to prevent the reconstruction of a border gate in Goshta district, the Governor’s House said on Monday.Governor Gul Agha... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nine insurgents including a Pakistani citizen were arrested during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Monday.A statement from the spy service said Afghan forces detained... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thirty Pakistani troops were killed, 30 others wounded and four of their posts destroyed during a clash in a contested border area in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said.The fire exchange involving light and heavy... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan and Pakistani troops clashed for a second time in less than a week over a controversial border gate in the Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday morning, an official said.A top security officer in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A new education department building was inaugurated in eastern Nuristan province on Sunday, an official said.Governor Mohammad Tamim Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News the project costing $155,000 would help resolve the problems... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): NATO-led troops detained 22 people, including a school principal and students, during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, officials said.Several education department employees and pupils were among the individuals... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Wolesi Jirga Interior Security Commission member Mohammad Naeem Lalai Hamidzai on Saturday feared eastern Nangarhar province could plunge into a deep political crisis as a result of an ongoing feud between lawmakers.The legislator... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thousands of people rallied in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, against Pakistan on Thursday, supporting Afghan security forces.Afghan forces pulled down a border gate following a seven-hour clash with Pakistani... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan forces pulled down a controversial border gate following a seven-hour clash with Pakistani troops in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Thursday.The overnight skirmish was touched off by a Pakistani attack... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistan reopened the Torkham border crossing in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, a day after four Afghan patients died, an official said.A Pakistani official told Afghan News on condition of anonymity the travelers with... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): As Pakistan keeps the Torkham border crossing closed in eastern Nangarhar province, four Afghan patients have died, local authorities said on Tuesday.Given the lack of appropriate health facilities in the country, most people from... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Governor Gul Agha Sherzai could be referred to the Attorney-General Office (AGO) for failing to prevent the construction of border gates by Pakistani forces in the Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province, a legislator hinted... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Four civilians were killed when foreign troops resorted to indiscriminate fire after coming under a bomb-gun attack in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said.The NATO-led International... read more
TIRINKOT/JALALABAD (PAN): Former jihadi commanders, tribal elders and local officials on Sunday marked the Mujahideen's Victory Day in central Uruzgan and eastern Nangarhar provinces, paying tributes to the martyrs.Falling on April 28, the day is... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Twenty-four insurgents have been killed in fierce clashes in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday.The militants attacked Mohammad Kala, Khanjar and Qarargah areas of the district late on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents on Saturday claimed individuals pretending to be Taliban militants were joining the government-initiated peace drive in eastern Nangarhar province to benefit from certain privileges.No noted insurgent leader has so far... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Leaders of protests against Nangarhar Governor Gul Agha Sherzai on Thursday announced a week-long halt to their campaign, saying a big gathering of tribal elders would take place next Thursday to decide their future line of action.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least 16 people were killed and more than a hundred wounded as a moderate earthquake jolted a number of Afghan cities, including the capital Kabul, on Wednesday afternoon. The casualties occurred in Nangarhar and Kunar provinces... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Protesting residents of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday warned of boycotting next year's presidential and provincial elections if action was not taken against Governor Gul Agha Sherzai."All residents of Nangarhar will... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): Ten Taliban insurgents were killed during clashes with security forces and roadside bombings in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Armed rebels attacked the district headquarters building and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The foreigners seized by militants in central Logar province have been shifted to the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.  On Sunday night, the Taliban kidnapped 11 foreigners, including... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Protests against Governor Gul Agha Sherzai continued for the third consecutive day on Monday in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.Thousands of people demonstrated in different parts of the city, chanting slogans... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A high-level delegation has arrived in Jalalabad from Kabul to investigate corruption allegations against Governor Gul Agha Sherzai, an official said on Sunday.Led by National Directorate of Security (NDS) Deputy Operational Head Dr... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Protestors on Sunday again closed the Jalalabad-Torkham highway in eastern Nangarhar province, hours after the busy road was reopened in the morning.Abdul Zahir Qadir, a member of the Wolesi Jirga and a powerful figure in the east,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Roads in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, were reopened for traffic after 24 hours of closure, an official said on Sunday.Abdul Zahir Qadir, a member of the Wolesi Jirga and a powerful figure in the east,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nangarhar governor Gul Agha Sherzai has urged President Karzai to appoint an authorised and impartial delegation to investigate allegations of corruption against him, his spokesman said on Saturday.Earlier in the day, hundreds of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): An off-duty jail officer was shot dead by gunmen in Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.Deputy education branch head at the Nangarhar central jail, Gul Hassan, was killed on Friday night... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of protestors in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday blocked all entrances to the capital city of Jalalabad to protest what they alleged Governor Gul Agha Sherzai had grabbed government lands and pocketed development... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two insurgents were killed, as many detained and nine others were wounded during two days of a security operation in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Friday.A policeman was also injured during the offensive in the Alingar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani military has installed a security gate inside Afghanistan on the Durand Line near Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.The Pakistani forces had completed construction work on the gate,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nangarhar University students on Monday rallied against civilian deaths in a US airstrike in neighbouring Kunar province and the erection of a security gate by Pakistani forces on Afghan soil near the eastern border.The April 6... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Twenty-one militants were killed by joint Afghan and US-led coalition forces during a pre-dawn operation, still ongoing, in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.Another four insurgents were wounded and 10 more were... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A civilian helicopter was damaged after militants fired three rockets into Jalalabad airport in the eastern province of Nangarhar on early Saturday, an official and ISAF said.The attack took place around 5am when three rockets... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A key member of the Afghan Millat Party and the Minister of Commerce and Industries, Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahadi, on Saturday said some political parties have launched efforts at creating a pre-election national consensus to ensure a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A newly-constructed bridge was inaugurated on Friday over the Alishang River in the eastern province of Laghman, officials said.The 97-metre-long and 15-metre-wide bridge took five months and cost 40 million afghanis provided by the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Sikh families on Thursday thronged holy temples in eastern Nangarhar province to celebrate Vaisakhi, the holiest day on their religious calendar.The long-oppressed minority celebrates the festival in many parts of the province,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Unidentified men abducted two employees of the Torkham customs department on the Torkham-Jalalabad highway in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.Three employees of the department were traveling to Jalalabad on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Nangarhar provincial council on Tuesday warned Pakistan of a strong reaction if it did not stop construction activities in eastern border areas.Pakistan had started the construction of gates and other buildings at the zero point... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Truck drivers have accused officials of a weighbridge on the Jalalabad-Kabul road in eastern Laghman province of demanding illegal money on the pretext of axle overloading.Qararuddin, an oil tanker owner, alleged on Saturday he paid... read more
MAHTARLAM (PAN): One local policeman was killed and three others were injured when an explosives-laden donkey was detonated in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Friday.The explosives tied to the animal went off near a police checkpoint... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dozens of elders and influential figures on Monday staged a protest in the Noorgram district of eastern Nuristan province against the dismissal of 850 policemen.They strongly condemned the interior ministry’s decision regarding the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Governor Tamim Nuristani on Saturday warned that several districts in eastern Nuristan province would fall to rebels if police numbers were reduced.The warning comes after the Ministry of Interior said it had decided to fire a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Six people were wounded in a bomb blast in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said.  The bomb exploded in the Ahangarano Street of Kaga Bazaar in the district centre, police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven fighters were killed and three others wounded during a clash with security personnel in the Alishang district of eastern Laghman province on Thursday, an official said.The four-hour firefight occurred in the Deh Qazi area of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Powerful mafia, aided by some government officials, is busy grabbing valuable state-owned properties in the eastern province of Nangarhar, lawmakers acknowledged on Monday.The allegation came at a roundtable conference, arranged by... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Kabul-Jalalabad road that was closed by a rockslide near the Daronta tunnel in eastern Laghman province fully reopened on Wednesday, an official said.The rockslide was induced by heavy rains three days ago, blocking the highway... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than a dozen people were killed on Tuesday when a group of suicide bombers stormed the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) headquarters in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.Eight suicide bombers and five police personnel were... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The deputy police chief of eastern Nangarhar province escaped unhurt in a bomb attack in Momandara district on Monday, an official said.Col. Masoom Khan Hashimi’s vehicle struck a roadside bomb on his way to the district, provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A dozen militants, including three of their commanders, were killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Monday.   ... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani guards on Monday reopened the Torkham border crossing for all Afghan citizens after hours of closures, officials said.Earlier in the day, the guards shut the Torkham border gate for the Afghans without valid travel... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani guards on Monday closed the Torkham border crossing for Afghan citizens without valid travel documents, officials said.While travelers freely crossed into Afghanistan, Pakistan allowed entry to individuals with passports... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Four people were killed in two separate road accidents on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in Sarobi district, an official said on Sunday.Three people including a woman were killed and a fourth injured when a car plunged into Kabul... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): Two people were killed and a third wounded when flash floods unleashed by heavy rains wreaked havoc in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.The floods damaged at least 167 homes across the province, where... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): The Kabul-Jalalabad road was closed by a rockslide near the Daronta tunnel in eastern Laghman province on Saturday, the second incident of its kind in the area in a week.The rockslide was induced by heavy rains at about 6pm,... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 1500 public welfare schemes have been executed at a total cost of $80million (4,274,400,000 afghanis) over the past year in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday.Addressing a Nawroz ceremony, Governor... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five insurgents were killed and three others wounded in two different security incidents in the Alingar district of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Friday.In one overnight incident, three fighters were killed and three... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): Survey and design for the new Behsud bridge on the Kabul River, a vital link connecting eastern Nangarhar province with neighbouring Kunar and Nuristan, have been completed and work on the project would be launched in March,... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): Nearly 200 people lost their lives to traffic accidents on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway during the outgoing Afghan calendar year, when another 5,000 sustained injuries, officials said on Wednesday.Nangarhar Civil Hospital... read more
 KHOST CITY/JALALABAD (PAN): A logistic officer of the central jail was killed along with a policeman in southeastern Khost, while four suspected rebels were captured in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.The logistic... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): About 162 insurgents suffered causalities during 35 military operation conducted by Afghan forces in eastern Laghman province last year, an official said on Tuesday.Eighty-six militants were killed and 76 others wounded during... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): About 91 young men on Monday donated blood to thalassemia patients at a zonal hospital in eastern Nangarhar province, official said.Members the information department’s youth wing gave 500cc of blood, said Matiuallah Ahmadzai... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): The Kabul-Jalalabad highway, which has been blocked for two days in the Daronta district of eastern Nangarhar province, was reopened for traffic on Sunday evening, an official said.After hectic efforts by Nangarhar and Laghman... read more
 JALALABAD/LASHKARGAH (PAN): Five peoples suffered casualties in a clash between insurgents and border police in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province, official said on Sunday.A notorious Pakistani insurgent, Khalid, was killed... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): Recent remarks by former princess Hindia that the Amir Shahid Garden in the eastern city of Jalalabad "is her family's property" has drawn condemnation from public representatives, civil society activists and the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Kabul-Jalalabad road remained closed for a second day on Saturday after a weather-linked rockslide blocked the highway near the Daronta tunnel in eastern Laghman province.Following heavy rains, a portion of mountain fell on the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Triggered by heavy rains, a huge rockslide blocked the Kabul-Jalalabad highway near the Daronta tunnel in eastern Laghman province, with authorities struggling to remove the debris, officials said on Friday.A portion of mountain... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A large number of people with disabilities on Tuesday locked the municipality during a protest against the department for what they said failing to retake land plots allotted to them from powerful grabbers in eastern Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five heroin producing laboratories were destroyed by security forces during an operation in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.The labs were set on fire in the Markikhel area by... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents on Monday alleged a joint Afghan-international security force raided residential homes overnight, injuring three inmates and taking away nine others in Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province.Dr. Mohammad Karim... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two police corporals were injured when a roadside bomb they tried to defuse exploded overnight in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.The blast in front of Jalalabad Palace took place... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Violence against women has dramatically increased in eastern provinces, where 220 cases were registered since the start of this year, compared to 40 incidents during the same period in 2012, officials said on Sunday.Afghanistan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A three-day anti-polio campaign, targeting 86,000 children below the age of five years, began in eastern provinces on Sunday, an official said.Nangarhar Public Health Director Dr. Baz Mohammad Sherzad told Pajhwok Afghan News 512,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Insurgents fired rockets at a joint Afghan-US military convoy in eastern Nangarhar province, sparking an hours-long firefight that left a dozen attackers dead and 15 civilians injured in the Achin district, officials said on Sunday.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Ahead of his talks with President Hamid Karzai, the visiting US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said he was confident to reach an agreement with Afghan leaders who ordered US special forces to leave central Maidan Wardak province... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The 116th death anniversary of a prominent Islamic scholar Syed Jamaluddin Afghan was observed in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday.The anniversary was marked by the Nihad Jawanan-i-Musulman, a youth  organization, with... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Some commuters and taxi drivers in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday accused security officials manning a check post on the Torkham-Jalalabad highway of forcing them into paying illegal money.Driver Mohammad Asif told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A Nangarhar University's hostel has become a preferred place for night-time political gatherings by anti and pro-government student unions, some students have said.A political science student, Niaz Mohammad, said such meetings and... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): In a violent upsurge in recent days, more than a dozen insurgents were killed during clashes with security forces and a US drone strike in eastern Kunar and Laghman provinces, officials said on Tuesday.The airstrike in the Ghaziabad... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of university students on Monday staged a protest against the detention of 23 fellows by intelligence officials in eastern Nangarhar province.The Nangarhar University students blocked the Kabul-Jalalabad Highway for traffic... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Bloody at times, a long-lasting dispute over ownership of thousands of acres of land between two sub tribes of the Shinwari clan was resolved as tribal elders from various provinces and senior central government officials gathered... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Six militants were killed and a seventh captured alive during a clash with the Afghan National Army (ANA) in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.The firefight erupted late on Sunday in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Sunday confirmed it had suspended the rehabilitation of the Daronta Hydroelectric Power Plant in eastern Nangarhar province after the local government failed to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The dome and other portions of the grave of Shah Faizullah Agha, thought to be the first Hindu who converted to Islam in eastern Nangahar province, is on the verge of destruction, officials said on Sunday.Buried in the Charbagh Safa... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five rebels, including three commanders, were killed during an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in the Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province on Saturday, an official said.The incident took place in... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): One civilian was killed and six others were wounded in a blast in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said.The bomb concealed a TV set exploded at around 4pm in front of a market in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Fifteen doctors of the Nangarhar Civil Hospital on Wednesday boycotted work due to lack of facilities and threats from local officials.Former head of the orthopedic ward, Dr. Nawroz Shinwari, told Pajhwok Afghan News they lacked... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two sisters and a male family member died when the roof of their mud house caved in due to heavy rains in eastern Nangarhar province, residents said on Wednesday.The incident took place at a camp on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway in... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): National Directorate of Security (NDS) agents, who physically assaulted journalists in the wake of Sunday's suicide car bombing in eastern Nangarhar province, were jailed on Tuesday.The intelligence personnel had been... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): The cultivation of vegetables in the eastern province of Laghman has been increased over the past few years, an official said on Tuesday.Laghman farmers are increasingly switching to growing a variety of vegetables, Director... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Authorities in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday promised mulling legal action against National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials who physically assaulted journalists in the wake of Sunday's suicide car bombing.The... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five people including a Taliban key commander were killed as a result of an airstrike in the Hisarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.The airstrike took place on Sunday evening during an operation... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A number of journalists, who were physically assaulted by intelligence agents in eastern Nangarhar province after a car suicide bombing on Sunday, staged a protest, giving the authorities 24 hours to bring to justice the assailants.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Workers of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) -- the Afghan spy service -- on Sunday beat journalists and snatched their cameras after a suicide car-bomb attack in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.Two... read more
JALALABAD: (PAN): Two Afghan intelligence agents were killed and three others wounded in a suicide car bombing in eastern Nangarhar province early Sunday morning, a security official said.The bomber targeted the National Directorate of Security (NDS... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Dreaded Pakistani insurgent commander Maulvi Faqir Ahmad had sneaked into eastern Afghanistan for consultations with the Afghan Taliban, an intelligence official revealed on Saturday.The former Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan No 2 was... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A public order police officer was killed and two of his colleagues were injured when a Taliban-fired rocket hit their vehicle in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Saturday.The overnight attack took place on the Kabul-... read more
JALALABAD/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Twenty insurgents, including three suicide bombers, were killed and several others wounded by security forces in eastern Laghman and southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday.  Fifteen fighters have... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Kapisa and Kunduz provinces won their matches against Kunduz and Paktika in Etisalat Cricket Cup matches played in Nangarhar province, a cricket board official said on Wednesday.The matches were played in Behsud Pul and Ghazi... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Patients who visit the civil hospital in Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, return without being properly examined or provided with medicine, it is learnt.A Mehtarlam resident, Abdul Khaliq, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan intelligence operatives have detained a senior Pakistani militant leader in eastern Nangarhar province, bordering the Khyber tribal region, a spy official said on Monday.Maulvi Faqir Mohammad, the former second-in-command of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Khost and Takhar teams notched up victories against their rivals in Etisalat Cricket Cup matches played in Nangarhar province on Monday.In the 50 overs match, Khost elected to bat first, setting a 287-run target for Takhar,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The electoral process could be tainted by fraud if the government did not bring positive amendments to the relevant law, the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) warned on Saturday.The Independent Election... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A driver was killed and two trucks were torched during a gunbattle between police and armed rebels in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.The clash erupted in Third Farm area of Batikot district on Thursday... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Torkham-Jalalabad highway has been closed due to an ongoing gunbattle between rebels and security forces in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday.The clash erupted in Third Farm area of Batikot district, where... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The United States on Thursday promised all-out support to the Afghan government in organising free and fair presidential and provincial council polls in 2014.US Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham held out the pledge at a... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A bridge has been blown up by unidentified miscreants in the Alingar district of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Thursday.Built three years ago at a cost of $700,000, the bridge in Abuzai area was used by a large... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Some tribal elders from the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday accused Wolesi Jirga member Haji Abdul Zahir Qadeer of supporting land-grabbers.One of the tribal elders, who lodged their complaint with the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A roadside bomb tore through an Afghan military vehicle on Monday, killing one soldier and injuring another in eastern Nangarhar province, where five suspected insurgents were detained, police said.The Afghan National Army's vehicle... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A fresh anti-polio vaccination campaign, targeting 860,000 children below five years, began in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, an official  said.Under the immunisation drive, the first in 2013, children in eastern Kunar,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A key road that connects Paroon, the capital of eastern Nuristan province, with several districts reopened late on Friday, 10 days after it was blocked by heavy snow, an official said Saturday.Police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulamullah... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five people died as the vehicle they were travelling in lost control and plunged into a shallow canal in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said Saturday.The mishap that involved a pick-up vehicle took place in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nuristan governor Tamim Nuristani on Saturday acknowledged that no mega development project could be executed in the eastern province since last year, accusing the Ministry of Finance of refusing to release funds in this regard,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two insurgents, including a Pakistani national, were detained by Afghan guards soon after they crossed the Torkham border into eastern Nangarhar province from Pakistan, officials said on Thursday.The pair, one of them clad in burqa... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Fleeing insecurity, Nuristan provincial council members on Tuesday elected their chief and other office bearers in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.However, Nuristan governor Tamim Nuristani called the elections... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Halted development activities, rampant land-grab and endemic administrative corruption have made the life of the people miserable in eastern Nangarhar province, the Senate chairman said on Monday.Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, who arrived in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani border guards have reopened the Pak-Afghan border gate at Torkham after a closure that lasted more than a week, leading to arrest of many illegal Afghan travelers during checking and partially halting NATO supplies,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A district chief on Saturday escaped unhurt in a blast, but one of his security guards was killed in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.The Khogyani district chief, Haji Syed Rahman Momand, was on his... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A legislator said on Tuesday he had escaped unhurt in an armed attack in eastern Nangarhar province near the Pakistan border.Lutfullah Baba, a member of the Wolesi Jirga from the province, told Pajhwok Afghan News he survived the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least two armed insurgents were killed and several others wounded during a fierce fire exchange with police in the wee hours of Tuesday in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.The battle erupted at... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): At least two armed insurgents were killed and several others were wounded during a fierce fire-exchange with police in wee hours of Tuesday in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.The battle began at... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven governors from eastern and central provinces on Monday entered a four-hour long discussion with Chief of Army Staff Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi on security-related issues.The meeting on an Afghan military base in the Gambir... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A woman legislator escaped unhurt in an armed attack in eastern Nangarhar province near the Pakistan border, a police official said on Monday.Fareshta Anwari, a member of the Wolesi Jirga from the province, survived the attack in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani border guards refused to allow illegal Afghans entry into their country at the Torkham border crossing for a third consecutive day on Sunday, officials said.The refusal, seen as a concrete measure by Pakistan to deport all... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan Special Forces (ASF) destroyed four opium factories in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.The opium factories were demolished late on Saturday during an operation that caused civilians no... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The central government, persuaded by NATO-led forces, has approved recruitment into the Afghan Local Police (ALP) force for 14 districts of eastern Nangarhar province to maintain security in insecure areas along the Pakistani border... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Police confiscated opium weighing 131 kilograms from two cars and detained two suspected smugglers separately in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.  Police stopped a car during a cordon at the... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistan border guards once again blocked Torkham border crossing for the Afghans travelling without valid documents, officials said on Friday.The busy border crossing was closed at 8am, an official of the Afghan border police... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Customs officials are bribed daily to allow handcarts bringing commercial goods of an uncertain value and quantity into Afghanistan from Pakistan without import duty being paid at the country's largest Torkham dry port, merchants... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Behsud Bridge over Kabul River and the second lane of the Jalalabad-Torkham highway would be constructed with a development outlay of $150 million allocated to eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two river embankment projects were completed on the outskirts of Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, on Wednesday, an official said.The levees in Deh Ziyarat and Miankhelkas areas were built to prevent the Alishang... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): Three militants were killed and two others wounded in an airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said.The residence of... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): The Nangarhar governor on Tuesday said a 1,000-bed hospital and an international-standard seminary would be built in the Ghazi Amanullah Khan residential town.At the inaugural ceremony for the second phase of the township, Gul... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  A three-day anti-polio immunisation campaign, targeting 230,000 children below five years in districts near the Pakistani border, began in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, officials said.The campaign, aimed at reaching... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight militants were killed and 28 others wounded in a drone strike by coalition forces in the Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Tuesday.Monday’s raid targeted insurgents in the Bazgal Khulai area,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of the Batikot district in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday said insurgents continued to harass them despite a security operation aimed at driving the rebels from the town.The Afghan-led search operation was wrapped up... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Residents of the Rodat district in eastern Nangarhar province claim ownership of a piece of land that Governor Gul Agha Sherzai has allotted for the construction of a mega hospital.The claim came days after Deputy Public Health... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Six people were wounded in a bomb explosion in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, police said.Five civilians and a policeman were injured in the blast that rocked the Majboorabad area of Jalalabad around noon, the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Nangarhar government on Saturday said it was ready to build renowned Pakhtun nationalist leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s mausoleum, if allowed by his family.Better known as Bacha Khan, the preacher of non-violence died on Jan.... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One civilian was killed and five others were wounded during a clash between police and militants in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Friday.The predawn clash erupted when the insurgents attacked a police patrol... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Twenty-seven weapons, captured in deferent districts of eastern Nangarhar province, were handed over to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) on Wednesday, an official said.The provincial police chief told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Deputy Minister of Public Health Najia Tariq on Monday announced plans to construct a 1,000-bed hospital in near future in the eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.Addressing a graduation ceremony for 50-midwives in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Nine suspected militants were arrested in two separate join operations in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, officials said.Three suspects were held during an operation by Afghan and NATO-led forces in the Khalis Family area of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Free foreign trips for doctors by some of pharmaceuticals are a major source of corruption, the public health director of eastern Nangarhar province said on Tuesday.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Dr. Baz... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Young men in their early twenties sneak into a street in this provincial capital, where drug peddlers run their illicit businesses from secure comforts of their homes, residents allege.The street in Majboorabad, a locality southeast... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two children were killed and six others, including three women, wounded when a car overturned on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway, an official said on Tuesday.The accident took place on Monday afternoon near the Karhkin Tunnel in Sarobi... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Several government departments in eastern Nangarhar province owe more than 800 million afghanis ($15 million) to the Afghanistan Bareshna Shirkat in unpaid electricity bills, an official said on Monday.“Some departments have cleared... read more
JALALABAD/ KHOST CITY (PAN): Three militants were killed and as many others wounded during a security operation by Afghan forces in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.The military operation was conducted... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The body of a girl, who was kidnapped two months back, was found in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Monday, officials and residents said.Strangulated to death, the victim was a resident of Majboorabad area... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A five-member insurgent group joined the government-initiated peace drive in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.The group had been active against government and foreign forces in Achin district, High Peace... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan citizens say they have seen no change in police behaviour toward them in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, despite Islamabad’s instruction to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to ensure an end to the harassment of... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven militants were killed and four others wounded during a clash with security forces in the Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Sunday.The firefight that erupted on Saturday continued till late... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven militants were killed and four others wounded during a clash with security forces in the Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Sunday.The firefight that erupted on Saturday continued till late... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A 136-year-old woman, Hasano, believed to be the oldest person in Afghanistan, passed away yesterday in eastern Nangarhar province, relatives said on Saturday.Although not recognised by Guinness World Records as the oldest living... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): More than 20 people were severely beaten by a group of Afghan National Army (ANA) troops on Sunday on the outskirts of Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, residents said.The incident came a day after unknown... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Construction work on a railways station was launched at a special foundation-laying ceremony in the Hisar Shahi town of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday. At the same time, work on a new building for the customs department also... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): A man shot dead his 25-year-old wife in what police described an apparent domestic violence incident in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Wednesday.The shooting took place in the Manogi village of... read more
 JALALABAD (PAN): The national cricket team will face the under-19 crew during a three-day tournament all set to begin Wednesday in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.In an exclusive chat with Pajhwok Afghan News,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani border guards on Saturday reopened the Torkham border crossing for traffic a day after the gate was closed in protest against alleged torture of Pakistani truck drivers by Afghan police.An Afghan official earlier in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Daily wagers in eastern Nangarhar province complain of lack of work opportunities to earn a living for their families.A daily wager, Abdul Razzaq, told Pajhwok Afghan News he could not meet a person who needed his labour over the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Three sick Afghan children died of severe weather conditions Friday at the Torkham border-crossing after Pakistani security guards blocked the gate, officials said.Afghan families had brought the children for treatment to northwest... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Five militants were killed during a joint Afghan-ISAF military operation in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.The joint force came under attacks from the rebels in Daud Qala and Langakhel... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eleven minor girls, nine of them school students, were killed on Monday when a landmine exploded in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said.The blast took place at 8am when the children were collecting waste materials in... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The women affairs director was shot dead by two unknown motorcyclists in eastern Laghman province on Monday, an official said.Two armed motorcyclists gunned down Najia at 8:30am on her way to office in the Chil Mati area on the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The project of transferring 16 Mega Watts(MW) of electric power from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces was executed on Saturday, officials said.Three cabinet ministers, parliamentarians, members of provincial... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Seven insurgent were killed and as many others detained during a joint operation conducted by Afghan and American troops in Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Friday.  The governor's spokesman... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Foreign forces on Wednesday handed over security responsibilities of another seven provinces to Afghan National Army (ANA), said an official.The 201 Selab Corps Commander spokesman Col. Nouman Hatifi told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Insurgent launched an attack on Batikot district headquarters on Tuesday evening in the eastern province of Nangarhar and the gun battle was still going on, an official said.The clash erupted at about 6 pm when militants attacked... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The disabled community in Nangarhar lamented that the government continued to ignore their welfare and failed to provide employment opportunities.Masood Safi, head of the Disabled Association in Nangahar, told Pajhwok Afghan News on... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan security forces gunned down eight militants before they approached their intended target in the eastern Nangarhar province, a ministry official said on Sunday. A Ministry of Interior statement said the armed insurgents,... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): One passenger was killed and seven others were injured in a road crash on the busy Torkham-Jalalabad highway in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said.The head-on collision occurred between two cars at 9:30am in the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Nangarhar governor on Monday asked the Pakistan government to complete the reconstruction schemes it has left incomplete in the eastern province.A statement from the governor's office said that Gul Agha Sherzai issued the call... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): The Nangarhar governor on Monday asked the Pakistan government to complete the reconstruction schemes it has left incomplete in the eastern province.A statement from the governor's office said that Gul Agha Sherzai issued the call... read more
ZARANJ /JALALABAD (PAN): Two suspects were detained with 45 kilograms of heroin near the Iranian border in the southwestern province of Nimroz, an official said on Saturday.The drugs were seized on Friday evening from a car traveling from Zaranj to... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight insurgents were killed in a clash with security personnel in the eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Saturday.The clash erupted during a joint operation by Afghan security personnel and the International Security... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Two policemen were arrested with 9 million afghanis stolen from a branch of Da Afghanistan Bank they were guarding in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Saturday.The two policemen were arrested in the Kantiwa area on the... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): A seminary teacher was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in eastern Laghman province on Saturday, an official said.Maulvi Mohammad Nasir was killed in the Chehel Mati area of the provincial capital around 9:30 am, the governor's... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): People in Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province allege that some members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) are abusing their power and even involved in night-time robbery in the area. Some robbers are recruited as local... read more
JALALABAD (PAN):  Residents in the eastern Nangarhar province are perturbed by the rise in foreign female beggars who are alleged to be spreading sexually transmitted diseases and luring local youths into immoral activities.Many of these... read more

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