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KHOST CITY (PAN): Family members of Muhammad Qasim, a soldier killed in a clash with Pakistani forces in eastern Nangarhar province, received cash support from tribesmen in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Saturday.Kiramat Khan... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Dozens of elders, civil society leaders and traders on Thursday accused high-ranking officials of ignoring President Hamid Karzai’s orders for development projects in southeastern Khost province.Maulvi Hanif Shah Hussaini, the High... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): One civilian was killed and seven others, including a woman, were injured in a bomb blast in southeastern Khost province on Friday, an official said.The incident took place at 11am in the Faiz Muhammad Khan area of Khost City, the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A fire that broke out in a marketplace in southeastern Khost province destroyed at least 350 shops south of the provincial capital, officials said on Friday.The blaze that erupted in a nearby wood stall in the wee hours of Friday... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and three others injured in a blast in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Friday.The 203rd Thunder Military Corps in a statement said an ANA patrol came under attack in... read more
KHOST CITY/GARDEZ (PAN): A training programme for the capability-building of government officials has been launched in southeastern Paktia province, while dozens of people completed a literacy course in Khost province on Monday, officials said.The... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A campaign for removing security barriers from roads and around offices has been launched in the provincial capital of southeastern Khost province to ensure a smooth flow of traffic, the governor said on Friday.After launching the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Nearly 150 youngsters on Thursday completed a six-day cricket training course in eastern Kunar province, an official said.Arranged by the Loba Sports Training Organisation (LSTO), the youth were told how to bat, bowl and field at the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Six people were arrested on suspicion of having ties to Taliban in southeastern Khost province during an ongoing search operation by ISAF and Afghan forces, an official said on Wednesday.The joint operation was being carried out in... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Two bomb planters were killed and two others injured in a joint ISAF-Afghan operation in the Sabari district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Friday.The suspected militants were killed while placing landmines on... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Tribal elders, religious scholars and civil society members in a meeting on Tuesday decided to ban the exchange of land in the southeastern Khost province.The decision of elders came after, Khayaluddin a resident of Khost city,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in the southeastern province of Khost, an official said on Thursday.The predawn blast took place at 1am when an army patrol vehicle hit the bomb in the... read more
KABUL/KHOST CITY (PAN): A nationwide inter-club cricket tournament was simultaneously kicked off in 24 provinces on Wednesday, officials said.Featuring 360 clubs across the country, the event would last 35 days, said the Afghan Cricket Board member... read more
KHOST/QALAT (PAN): Police rescued two engineers from their kidnappers after a brief shootout during an operation in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday.One of the kidnappers was killed during the rescue operation that took place... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/ KHOST CITY (PAN): Thousands of people from northern Kunduz and southeastern Khost provinces have benefited from newly constructed roads, officials said on Saturday.With the construction of 6.5-kilometre road, the transport facility will... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): As many as 33,370 acres of government-owned land had been recovered from powerful individuals in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Thursday.A number of projects, like vegetable cold storage and a new airport and... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A girls' hostel at the Shaikh Zayed University in Khost City and the reconstruction of the Sharan Civil Hospital were completed on Wednesday, officials said.Director of Shaikh Zayed University Professor Dr. Gul Hassan Walizai told... read more
KHOSTCITY(PAN): At least three people have died of and more than a hundred others are suffering from a cholera-like communicable infection in southeastern Khost province, officials and locals said on Sunday. The affected areas include Musakhel,... read more
ASAD ABAD/KHOST (PAN): The counterterrorism police chief for the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province was killed by his captors, while five intelligence officials were injured in southeastern Khost, officials said on Saturday. The body of... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Afghan security forces shot dead a suicide bomber before he reached his target in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Saturday. Wearing an explosive vest, the man wanted to attack the security personnel in Bak... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A coalition helicopter made an emergency landing in the Musakhel district of southeastern Khost province on Saturday, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. It appeared the emergency landing was forced by a... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): City officials say that the government budget does not give proper attention to basic projects in Khost province. Hamid Shah, the Economic Minister of Khost, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Khost was a mountainous and far-flung... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Dozens of people participated in a cycle race that started in the Ismailkhel district and culminated in Khost City, the capital of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Thursday. Standing in front of the community... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Five residents of southeastern Khost province were released on Wednesday from the Bagram airbase, the main US military base which was renamed as Parwan prison following its transfer to Afghan control. Belonging to different parts... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): NATO-led coalition troops based in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday apologised for an operation that resulted in the death of civilians. Six civilians, including two government officials, two students, a teacher and a... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Dozens of cricket players have received training from the Afghan Youth Cricket Support Organisation (AYCSO) in the southeastern province of Khost, officials said on Saturday. Up to 50 cricket players from various districts and the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Provincial council members in southeastern Khost province on Thursday closed the council's office in protest against a joint Afghan-international security operation that resulted in the deaths of six civilians. Six civilians,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN):  Six people including women and children were killed and two others injured during a joint operation in the southeastern province of Khost, residents and officials said on Thursday. Thousands of people protested against the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The residents of the mountainous southeastern border province of Khost are happy with their MPs. A number of Khost residents say their MPs have honored most of the promises they made to their constituents during the electioneering... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Police have established check-points at historic sites in southeastern Khost province and have been refusing to allow the authorities concerned to maintain the sites, officials said on Monday. "If the occupation of historic... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): People in the southeastern province of Khost complain that some Imams – Islamic prayer leaders – will not perform prayers at the funerals of dead Afghan soldiers and police. The phenomenon is commonplace in Tani, Bak,... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Karzai on Saturday spoke by telephone with the Khost provincial governor to offer assistance to families affected by a recent ISAF airstrike, officials said. Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi gave Karzai more information about an... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A NATO airstrike killed at least 13 civilians, mostly women and children, in the Doa Manda district of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Thursday. The early morning airstrike on Wednesday was carried out in... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Nearly a dozen missiles were fired from Pakistan into Afghanistan's southeastern Khost province over the past 24 hours, border police said on Friday. The missiles had landed in Alisher, Babrak Thani and Gharbaz districts of... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier suspected of killing an Australian corporal three weeks ago in central Uruzgan province, has been shot dead in southeastern Khost province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The notorious commander of the Haqqani network, Siraj-ud-Din Haqqani, warned that if the Kabul Bank attacker was hanged, they would attack the judiciary department and judges across the country, a commander of the group said on... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A second suicide bomber struck hours after four people, including a quick reaction force commander, were killed in a similar attack in the southeastern province of Khost on Saturday, an official said. The assailant on foot... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Four people, including a quick reaction force commander, were killed in a suicide attack in the southeastern province of Khost on Saturday, an official said. Col. Zahir, two policemen and a civilian were killed in the explosion,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Security officials have closed down Khalbisat township in the Sabaryo district of southeastern Khost province, residents said on Thursday.   The town was closed on Wednesday, a day after an Afghan National Army (ANA) vehicle... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three Afghan soldiers and seven civilians were injured in a roadside bombing in the southeastern province of Khost on Tuesday, officials said. An Afghan National Army (ANA) vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Sabari district,... read more
Mali Khan Yaqubi KHOST CITY (PAN): Five people were injured in a car bomb explosion in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday. The injured included five policemen and a civilian, a doctor at the provincial civil hospital said on... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Two pilots were killed in a helicopter crash in southeastern Khost province on Sunday, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. With the cause of the crash under investigation, initial reporting indicated there was... read more
KHOSTCITY(PAN): Two security officials were injured in a roadside bombing in southeastern Khost province on Friday, an official said. The explosion happened in the Dera area on the outskirts of Khost City, the provincial capital, after Friday... read more
KHOST CITY(PAN): Three Afghan soldiers and a civilian were wounded when an unknown assailant lobbed a hand grenade into a security post in southeastern Khost province on Wednesday, an official said. The incident took place in the Khalbasat area of... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): At least 4 civilians were injured when a bomb planted on a motorcycle ripped through a market in southeastern Khost province on Monday, the provincial police chief said. The explosion happened in the provincial capital Khost City... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) killed seven Taliban insurgents in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Saturday. Six of the rebels were killed during an operation in the Zanikhel area of Nadir Shah... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Five people, including a pro-government religious scholar, were wounded in a suicide attack in the Zazai Maidan district of southeastern Khost province, officials said on Saturday. Maulvi Muhammad Amir Mukhlis, in charge of the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) detained 17 suspected militants in the Nadir Shah Kot district of southeastern Khost province, officials said on Thursday. The arrests came during an operation, triggered by a... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Nine districts of southeastern Khost province are without judges and courts, forcing residents to visit the provincial capital for a resolution of their problems, an official said on Tuesday. Only three districts -- Zazai Maidan,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Afghan forces arrested a would-be suicide bomber and seized a truck laden with tonnes of explosives in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Thursday. The bomber was arrested in the Terazai area of the Alisher district on... read more
KHOSTCITY(PAN): Two Afghan army soldiers were killed and four others wounded in two separate bomb attacks in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Sunday. A roadside bomb ripped through a vehicle of the Afghan National Army (ANA) in... read more
KHOSTCITY(PAN): A police officer and his father were killed in two bomb attacks on his car and house in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Wednesday. Unknown gunmen threw a hand grenade into the officer's residence in Sarankot... read more
KHOSTCITY (PAN): Five suspected militants were detained during a joint operation by Afghan and international forces in the southeastern province of Khost, officials said on Tuesday. The five-day anti-militant operation was launched two days ago by... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A border policeman was killed when his car struck a roadside bomb in southeastern Khost province on Monday, an official said. The pickup of border police was destroyed and no one else was hurt in the blast, a border police... read more
KABUL (PAN): The toll from Friday's suicide car bombing in a busy bazaar in southeastern Khost province has risen to 11 dead and 41 injured, police said on Saturday. The attack in Khost City, the provincial capital, targeted a police post,... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three Taliban insurgents were killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Thursday. The overnight air raid took place in the Neza village of Alisher... read more
KHOSTCITY(PAN): Ten employees of two banks – the Kabul Bank and Da Afghanistan Bank – have been arrested on the accusation of fraudulently withdrawing 64 million afghanis ($1.41million), an official said on Sunday. The detainees... read more
KHOSTCITY (PAN): Taliban fighters torched two tankers carrying fuel for foreign forces in the southeastern province of Khost, officials said on Saturday. The incident occurred in Zakhai area of Shah Wali Kot district on Friday, administrative head... read more
KHOSTCITY(PAN): A number of tribal elders, religious scholars and other people on Thursday urged the Iranian government to stop expelling Afghan refugees in winter. "Deporting Afghan refugees from Iran in this cold winter is against the... read more
KHOSTCITY (PAN): A joint Afghan-international security force detained three people for their alleged involvement in terrorist activities during an operation in the southeastern province of Khost, officials said on Wednesday. The men were detained... read more
KHOSTCITY (PAN): Taliban fighters shot dead the acting administrative head of Bak district in the southeastern province of Khost on Monday, police said. Syed Mohammad was on the way to office when insurgents opened fire at him at around 9am in an... read more
KHOST (PAN): Afghan police captured a kidnapper in southeastern Khost province, a senior police official said on Wednesday. The arrest came during an operation in the Khoni Kanow area of Sabari district late on Tuesday, the police chief told... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Afghan and international soldiers detained six students of a religious school in an overnight raid in southeastern Khost province, police said on Tuesday. The raid was carried out on the Maulvi Pacha Madrassa in the Burhankhel... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC), Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) and a poll watchdog welcomed on Wednesday the inauguration of the new Parliament by President Hamid Karzai. "Legally, there was no... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Losing candidates, tribal elders and other residents of southeastern Khost province on Tuesday warned they would boycott the government if President Hamid Karzai inaugurates a new Parliament before a decision of the special court... read more
KHOST (PAN): Afghan and foreign forces killed 10 Taliban militants and arrested a dozen others during a clash in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Saturday. The firefight was sparked off by a rebel assault on a convoy of Afghan and... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Residents who hold passports issued in eastern Khost province are being refused visas for the United Arab Emirates, where thousands have been working for decades. Almost every family in Khost has at least one member working in the... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three Afghan companies have been given the contract to finish asphalting the 102-kilometre Khost-Gardez road after the Indian company handling the project was fired, officials said on Thursday. The $100 million road project is... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Afghan businessmen wanted to invest billions of dollars in their country if the government provided them with the required facilities, a presidential advisor said on Wednesday. Advisor on construction affairs, Yousaf Pakhtun, is... read more
KHOST (PAN): A suicide bomber was killed by his own explosives after being spotted by police in southeastern Khost province, bordering Pakistan's tribal region of Kurram, an official said on Monday. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Nearly 200 youth received a week-long training in different departments of cricket in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Sunday. The training camp in Khost City, the provincial capital, was organised by the Loba... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Four Afghans were freed from the US military's Bagram Detention Centre, now the Parwan Detention Facility, and handed over to their families in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Saturday. The men were released... read more
KHOSTCITY (PAN): Afghan and coalition forces killed Mirwais Sabri, a Haqqani network leader, along with two fighters in the southeastern province of Khost, the alliance said on Tuesday. Sabri was targeted during a coalition airstrike earlier on... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): One militant was killed and one injured on Monday when the bomb they were planting exploded prematurely, officials in the southeastern province of Khost said. The two men were planting a bomb in a drain in the Spin Jumat area of... read more
KHOSTCITY(PAN): Residents of southeastern Khost province allege that relief goods intended for flood-hit and poor families are being sold by officials concerned in open market, depriving thousands of families from the much-needed assistance. "... read more
KHOSTCITY(PAN): A civilian was killed when a magnetic bomb attached to his car went off in southeastern Khost province on Saturday, an official said. The blast happened at 11:30am in Khost city, the provincial capital, near a military hospital,... read more
KHOSTCITY (PAN): Police have detained three people, including the ringleader of a kidnapping gang, during two separate operations in the southeastern province of Khost, an official said on Tuesday. The ringleader was detained in the Ghilang area of... read more
 KHOSTCITY(PAN): Around 2,000 tribal militants have been disarmed in eastern Khost province over the past two months, and their weapons handed to the disarmament committee.  KHOSTCITY(PAN): Around 2,000 tribal militants have been disarmed... read more
KHOSTCITY (PAN): Three militants were killed when the homemade bomb they were planting on a road went off prematurely overnight in the southeastern province of Khost, police said on Sunday. The explosion took place Saturday night in Haroonkhel area... read more
KHOST (PAN): Border police arrested four people carrying explosives in two vehicles in southeastern Khost province near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, officials said on Sunday. The men were arrested in the Maidani area of Gorbaz district on... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Afghan and NATO-led forces killed five Taliban fighters during an operation in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Sunday. Some weapons were also recovered during the operation in the Nawagan village of Alisher district... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in an airstrike by NATO-led soldiers in the southern province of Helmand, an official said on Thursday. The Afghan soldiers were bombed by ISAF aircraft while patrolling a... read more
 KHOST CITY (PAN): Intelligence officials detained four prosecutors on the charge of corruption in the southeastern province of Khost, the governor's office said on Monday. The prosecutors were involved in corruption, bribery, misuse of... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A newly constructed maternity hospital, which is only the third of its kind in the country, was inaugurated in southeastern Khost province on Sunday, an official said. Abdul Jabbar Naemi, the provincial governor, said there were... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Eleven deminers kidnapped a day earlier by unidentified gunmen in southeastern Khost province, bordering Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Kurram, have been freed, an official said on Friday. The Mine Detection Centre (MDC)... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 18 deminers in the southeastern province of Khost, bordering Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Kurram, on Thursday, an official said. KHOST CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 18 deminers... read more
 KHOSTCITY / LASHKARGAH (PAN): More than 20 militants have been detained and two others killed in separate operations in southeastern Khost and southern Helmand provinces, officials said on Tuesday. Ten suspected insurgents, ammunition and... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A parliamentary candidate in southern Khost province, who was wounded along with four others in a blast, has died of his wounds, an official said on Wednesday. Col. Fida Muhammad was fatally wounded in the explosion which took... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Five people including an unsuccessful parliamentary candidate were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in the southeastern province of Khost on Tuesday, a police officer said. Wolesi Jirga candidate Fida Muhammad and four others were... read more
KABUL(PAN): Senior Afghan diplomat in Pakistan, Abdul Khaliq Farahi, who was released by his captors Saturday night after two years of his abduction in that country, has reached the Afghan capital and reunited with his family on Sunday. The consul... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a teacher in the southeastern province of Khost, bordering Pakistan's restive tribal region of Kurram, an official said on Thursday. The murder took place Wednesday when gunmen on a motorcycle... read more
 KHOST CITY(PAN): Two security guards of a road construction company were killed in a blast in southeastern Khost province on Wednesday, an official said. The explosion took place at 10:30 am when a bomb placed inside a vehicle of the guards... read more
KHOSTCITY(PAN): Work on the construction of playgrounds for volleyball, football and hockey games was launched in the capital of southeastern Khost province on Saturday. Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi inaugurated the construction work during a... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Unsuccessful parliamentary candidates and residents of the southeastern province of Khost on Thursday staged a protest demonstration against Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials. A large number of failed runners and... read more
KHOSTCITY (PAN): Six bomb planters were killed in an airstrike by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the southeastern province of Khost, an official said on Thursday. The militants were killed during the operation near... read more
KHOST (PAN): A suicide bomber on Wednesday detonated his explosives-laden truck at an army outpost in eastern Khost province, bordering Pakistan, killing at least two soldiers and wounding six others, officials said. Many others might have died and... read more

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