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KABUL (PAN): The Taliban have offered to release a female lawmaker, the son of another female legislator and a former attorney of southern Zabul province in exchange for their eight detained comrades.The Taliban seized the attorney, Mohammad Ismail... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga first deputy chairman said on Monday that no development work had been done in Ghazni ahead of 2013, when the southern province is scheduled to become the cultural capital of Islamic countries.Mohammad Alam... read more
KABUL (PAN):  An unmanned aerial vehicle of international troops crashed in the southern province of Ghazni, the multinational alliance said on Monday.The incident happened late on Sunday due to a mechanical malfunction of the aircraft, which... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): One person was killed and seven others injured in a car- motorcycle collision in southern Ghazni province on Saturday, officials said.The mishap happened at about 11 am when a Corolla car and motorcycle collided in Koshk area of... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF/GHAZNI CITY (PAN):  Heavy floods wrecked havoc in   Balkh and Ghazni provinces on Monday -- killing 15 people and damaging 11,000 houses in the areas.  Local officials also said four people were missing and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Seven Taliban insurgents were killed and three others wounded during separate operations in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.Four armed rebels were killed and three others were wounded during a joint operation... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban have ordered all schools in the provincial capital closed in reaction to the ban on motorcycles by the government in southern Ghazni province, teachers said on Sunday.Nearly 20 schools had already been closed, while... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents and provincial council members said the Taliban had closed schools in Andar and Deh Yak districts of southern Ghazni, in retaliation to government’s decision to ban motorcycles. Taliban had been warning students and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): An unmanned International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) plane crashed in the Ghaib Qalandar area on the outskirts of the capital of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The CIA-operated drone went down in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Ghazni Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the first-ever international airport in the southern province.Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony, the governor hoped the mega project would be... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Warlords and other powerful individuals have grabbed up to 10,000 acres of state land in southern Ghazni province, a public representative said on Tuesday.Addressing a three days consultative workshop in Ghazni City on Tuesday,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada on Tuesday said key development projects would be launched in southern Ghazni province soon after the Wolesi Jirga approved the annual budget.Basic preparations for the schemes had already been... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers on Sunday detained a top Taliban commander during an operation in southern Ghazni province.The militant leader was held with a motorbike and a walkie-talkie in the Kalakhel area between Qarabagh... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents on Friday urged the central governmetn to deploy additional soldiers to southern Ghazni province to ensure their security; otherwise they will be forced into leaving their homes.Speakign to a team of investigators, who... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three civilians were killed and 17 others wounded when Taliban-fired mortar shells hit a restaurant in the Muqar district of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, officials said.The incident took place at about 11:00am when the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has created hurdles to the distribution of aid to needy families in southern Ghazni province, an official claimed on Sunday.Maqur district council head Akbar Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN):  A local police warning that motorbike riders in rural areas would be shot  has irked residents of southern Ghazani province, but the police chief denies issuing such an order.The week-long restriction had created... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN):  A morning collision between a passenger van and a fuel tanker, on the Kabul-Kandahar highway, killed a passenger and injured five others.The accident happened at around 8am in Rawza Kotal area on the eastern outskirts of... read more
GHAZNI (PAN):  Ninety schools would be built during the next solar year in the capital and 18 districts of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Tuesday.Construction of the school buildings would take place simultanously, Education... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The final phase of preparations for building the Centre for Islamic Culture in Ghazni City would be launched in March, Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada said on Sunday.Ghazni City was selected to serve as the Asian capital of the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Funds amounting to $20 million (986.4 million afs) have been set aside for development projects to be completed next year in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Saturday.  Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada told a meeting... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Reporters who covered the story regarding the collapse of a wall and a tower of an ancient fort in southern Ghazni province on Monday complained of receiving threats from local officials.A reporter with a private television... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eight women and 12 children  have died in the Ab Band district of southern Ghazni province due road blockades and an ongoing cold wave, officials said on Sunday.Snowfalls had blocked several roads connecting the district with... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three members of a family were injured in an airstrike by foreign troops in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.The incident took place in the Alikhel village on Wednesday evening, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A 12-kilometre road that was inaugurated in the capital of southern Ghazni province last month has been damaged, officials said on Tuesday.Low-quality materials were used in construction of the road linking Ghazni City with the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of the southern province of Ghazni staged a protest agaisnt inordinate delays in issuance of pasports and kickbacks charged by middlemen, officials said on Sunday.Dozens of people protested in front of the revenue... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three militants, planting roadside bombs, were killed in an airstrike by foreign troops in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday, but locals claimed the dead were civilians.The three were planting mines on the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The US ambassador to Afghanistan on Tuesday announced they would complete several projects worth $30 million (1,481 million afs) during the current year in southern Ghazni province.Speaking at a joint news conference with Governor... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Egyptian archeologists on Monday said they would begin visiting ancient monuments in southern Ghazni province and execute a reconstruction plan there till 2013.Archeologists Ahmad and Madhat are currently in Afghanistan in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN):  Contractors have yet to embark on clearing operations in the southern province of Ghazni, where key roads have been closed by heavy snow, officials said on Monday.In Qarabagh district, roads were cleared of snow by area... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Annual revenue of the municipality department in southern Ghazni province reached 46 millions afghanis this year, registering a four-fold increase compared to the previous year, when the income stood at 12 million afghanis.The... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): An unmanned spy plane of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has crashed in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Saturday.The unmanned aerial vehicle went down due to a technical fault in Deh Yak... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Ten major development projects would be completed in southern Ghazni province next year, the governor said on Wednesday.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Musa Khan Akbarzada said initial works on the schemes had... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Afghan security forces have recaptured the Nawa district in southern Ghazni proivnce, four years after it fell into the hands of Taliban insurgents, the governor said on Tuesday.Afghan National Army (ANA) and foreign soldiers were... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): As many as 160 arms and ammunition were handed over to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Group (DIAG) last year in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.The weapons were turned in by the National Directorate of... read more
GHAZNI CITY/MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Residents of Ghazni and Maidan Wardak provinces are faced with numerous problems after the heavy snowfall closed major highways, officials said on Monday.A thin vehicular movement was seen in Ghazni, where highways... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Heavy snowfall and chilly winds have brought life to a standstill in southern Ghazni province, officials and residents said on Sunday.The snowfall starting on Saturday evening was still continuing, resulting in closure of 95... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A moneychanger was kidnapped for ransom by unidentified gunmen in the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.Darya Khan Kharotai went missing in the city on Wednesday afternoon, when he was on... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The interior minister on Tuesday said nearly 1,500 local policemen would be deployed to volatile and relatively stable districts of eastern Ghazni province.Bismillah Mohammadi, during a visit to Ghazni City, promised measures for... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A 20-member insurgent group joined the government-initiated peace process in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday."The peace effort will continue and more insurgents are expected to surrender," Governor Musa Khan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Asphalting of roads measuring nearly 65 kilometres has been completed in southern Ghazni province since March, the governor said on Sunday.Musa Khan Akbarzada said the projects executed in the provincial capital and districts were... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The security responsibility for Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, was on Thursday formally handed over to Afghan forces at a special ceremony.On the occasion, Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada said Afghan forces... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Local women's handicrafts were showcased at exhibition in southeastern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said.Handicrafts of 30 females, who received a year-long vocational training, were displayed at the Women's Affairs... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Thirteen schools in southern Ghazni province remained closed throughout 2011 due to security problems, an official said on Monday.The schools included nine in Nava district and four in Zankhan district, education director, Husni... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of southern Ghazni proivnce are increasingly prefer the use of solar energy system to electrify their houses due to shortage of state electrictiy.run household electric equipment, said, Mohammad Anwar, a resident of... read more
QALA-I-NAW/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two drivers were killed when the Taliban ambushed a convoy of trucks carrying supplies for Afghan National Army troops in northwestern Badghis province, an official said.The incident took place in Bala Murghab district... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A newly-constructed water storage facility was inaugurated in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.Funded by the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), the dam project was cost $470,000 (23... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Government departments in southern Ghazni province have started submitting their annual performance reports on development projects to the governor's house, officials said on Wednesday.Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada said new... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Nearly 1,700 tuberculosis (TB) patients were treated this year in southern Ghazni proivnce, an officail said on Tuesday.The treament of the patients did not indicate any increase in their number, but facilites for them had... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two Taliban fighters were killed and as many wounded during a clash with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday.The fire exchange happened in the Abu Qala area of Andar district... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Weapons and landmines were seized during an operation by intelligence operatives in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The operation in the Amir Kala village of Andar district led to the recovery of six weapons... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): As many as 111 people, including 40 women and 30 children, with drug addiction were provided treatment at a hospital for the addicts during last four years in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.More drug... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Poland would provide $7 million in aid for infrastructure development projects in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday. The assistance would be spent on various projects in Ghazni City and districts, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): New projects worth one million US dollars have been completed and inaugurated in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday.Funded by the Poland Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), the projects included small parks,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three mine planters were killed in an airstrike by coalition troops in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.The men were planting mines on a road in the Sado Qala area of Da Yak district when they were targeted... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eight people were wounded when five misilles landed in the Maqur district headquarters in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Satuurday.Five missiles fired by Taliban insurgetns landed in the district headquartes late on... read more
KABUL PAN): A dozen outlaws were arrested and a number of weapons and explosives seized during operations in southern Ghazni and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Thursday.A human trafficker and three alleged robbers detained by security forces... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): An apparently centuries-old mass grave has been discovered under a security tower in the historic Qala Ghaznian in southern Ghazni province, police and residents said on Tuesday.Human bones were unearthed during a cleanliness... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Seven prisoners from southern Ghazni province have been released from the Bagram prison as a result of efforts by the High Peace Council, an official said on Sunday.The individuals had been detained during an operation by Afghan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): An Afghan mine-clearance organisation handed 10 tonnes of explosives to Afghan National Army (ANA) officials in southern Ghazni province on Saturday.The Organisation for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation (OMAR) had detected... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Ajristan district chief reached Ghazni City, the provincial capital, in 48 hours on his motorcycle after travelling for 200 kilometres through secret routes.The insurgents have been in control of roads connecting the district... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Security Transition Commission chairman on Saturday discussed the second phase of transition with officials and influential figures in southern Ghazni province.Afghan forces were ready to take over the security responsibility... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Taliban on Wednesday claimed killing an Afghan National Army (ANA) officer who was kidnapped in Andar district of southern Ghazni province two weeks ago.ANA officer Qais belonged to the Guzra district of western Herat province,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A top Taliban commander, involved in a string of attacks, was killed during a clash with foreign soldiers in southern Ghazni province, a National Directorate of Security (NDS) official said on Monday.Mullah Abdul Wakeel, killed in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A financier of Taliban militants was arrested with arms in the Muqar district of southern Ghazni province, an Afghan army official said on Sunday.Col. Daud Shah Wafadar, the 203rd Thunder Military Corps commander, called the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A US military helicopter made an emergency landing in southern Ghazni province, the American military said on Wednesday. The landing was made in the Qarabagh district of the province on Tuesday night due to a technical fault... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Up to 4,500 kilograms of a banned fertiliser, ammonium nitrate, were seized from a house during a raid led by intelligence operatives in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.Speaking on conditon of anonimity, an... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban have warned residents of several districts in southern Ghazni province with death in "night letters" if they participated in the November 16 Loya Jirga on a strategic partnership agreement between Afghanistan and the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A mother and her daughter were killed and a baby child wounded in an apparently domestic violence incident in Ghazni city, the capital of southern Ghazni province, police said.A suspect in connection with the double murder has... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Police and National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel have seized hundreds of unregistered motorcycles in an effort to curb the use of illegal vehicles in the capital of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday.... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development would provide $6 million for development projects in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Tuesday.Fifteen development projects would be launched in the province under... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Recent rains have brought a ray of hope to farmers and landowners in southern Ghazni province, which witnessed a prolonged dry spell over the past few years.Nearly 80 percent of the provincial population relies on agriculture and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban said on Saturday they had executed three alleged highwaymen four days after they were captured while stealing cars in southern Ghazni province.The three were shot dead in line with a Taliban court's verdict after they... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): Three Taliban were killed and two others wounded during a joint operation in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.The two-day offensive was conducted in Deh Yak and Andar districts, Lt. Gen. Dawood Shah Wafadar, a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Intelligence operatives have closed a fake ghee factory in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Monday.Animal fat and wax were boiled in huge pots before being packed in 15-kilogram cans at the factory that had... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban's FM radio has launched three-hour transmissions in several districts of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday.Shariat Ghag (Voice of Shariah) transmissions are aired in Qarabagh, Giro, Aab Band, Waghaz,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The historic religious school "Noor-ul-Madaris" would soon be reopened, six years after it was closed for its alleged use by militants in Andher district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday.Governor Musa Khan... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): The residents of the Nawa district in southern Ghazni province are facing extreme poverty, officials said on Sunday.which is beging controlled by Taliban since four yearsMany residents of the district, controlled  by the Taliban... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN):  Almost all government offices have been closed in 12 districts of southern Ghazni province for more than four years, officials said on Wednesday.Workers of the prosecutor’s office, district court, judicial organ and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five bomb planters were killed after the joint force targeted them on Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and International Security Assistance... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Digital libraries would be set up and connected with international organisation at schools across southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.Education Director Husni Mubarak Azizi inaugurated a digital library linked... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The southern province of Ghazni is ready for security transition from foreign soldiers to Afghan security forces, the head of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said on Wednesday.Speaking at a news conference... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Twenty-five Taliban militants were killed during clashes in the Ab Band district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.The clashes happened in Randakhel, Baguli Kala and Kandikhel villages on the Kabul-Kandahar... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three people have lost their lives to diarrhea in the Giro district of southern Ghazni province during the past week, officials said on Monday.The disease was spreading in several villages of the district, community council leader... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): The Aab Band district police chief was shot dead in southern Ghazni province on Saturday morning, security officials said.Col Noor Alam was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen on a motorbike at 11am, Col. Zarawar Zahid, the Ghazni... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Heavy rains that lasted two days last week damaged many acres of grapes farms in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Tuesday.Provincial Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Director, Sultan Hussain Abbasyar, said they had... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The High Peace Council branch for southern Ghazni province has so far been unable to elect its head, an official said on Monday.Secretary and adviser of the council, Masoom Stanakzai, told government officials and members of the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Security forces seized weapons and explosives during a series of operations in various districts of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.The operations involving Afghan and international forces were carried out in... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two bomb planters were killed and as many arrested in two separate operations in southern Ghazni and central Maidan Wardak provinces, an official said on Sunday.The two mine planters were killed in an overnight... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six militants were killed in an airstrike by international troops in the  province of Ghazni, officials said on Monday.The airstrike took place in the Agho Jan village of Gilan district on Sunday evening, killing six fighters... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): One alleged militant was killed and another was injured during an attack by residents of Ghazni city, the capital of southern Ghazni province, the interior ministry said on Saturday.The overnight incident took place in the Pirzada... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): The Ministry of Information and Culture has launched a survey for reconstructing eight monuments of the Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi Era in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The sites include two mosques in the Old... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Seven mobile towers of different communication firm were destroyed by suspected militants in Maqar, Abband and Qarah Bagh districts of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday."Militants having foreign backing are... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): A private telecommunication company's tower was blown up in the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said.He heard a blast in the morning and was informed later on that a booster of the Etisalat company... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Construction work on a new building for the Sheikh Attar High School has been launched in southern Ghazni province, official said on Monday. Education Director Hosni Mubarak Azizi told Pajhwok Afghan News the double-storey... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of southern Ghazni province protested on Saturday against the killing of four civilians during a nighttime operation by international troops. NATO-led troops killed the civilians during the offensive in the Ghonday... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Tonnes of explosives were seized in Qarabagh and Jaghori districts of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday. Nearly 5,000 kilograms of explosives, packed in 100 bags, were recovered during an operation by National... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): An Iranian delegation on Wednesday visited historic sites in southern Ghazni province, pledging reconstruction and preservation of ancient cultural heritage of the province, which will be declared the capital of Islamic... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander has promised stability and reconstruction programmes in southern Ghazni province. During a closed-door meeting with Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada late on Monday... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Work on development projects worth $2 million (94,060,000 afghanis) has been launched in the Khogyani district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday. The projects are related to developmental works in the areas... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Residents of two floods-hit districts in southern Ghazni province are in dire need of emergency relief, officials said on Saturday. Triggered by heavy rains, the floods washed away thousands of acres of land in Jaghatu and Khogyani... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two civilians were killed and five others detained by foreign forces in the Khogyani district of southern Ghazni province, residents said on Monday. Chanting slogans against the government and foreign forces, hundreds of... read more
GHAZNI (PAN):  A survey for the reconstruction of the historical Bala Hisar Fort in southern Ghazni province was launched by a private company on Sunday, officials said. Once the survey was completed, rehabilitation work would start on the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban have banned frozen chicken sales in several parts of southern Ghazni province on the grounds that the method of slaughter is un-Islamic. Abdul Fatah, a vendor of frozen chickens, said that consumers no longer bought... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A man was arrested with explosives during an overnight operation in the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, a military official said on Tuesday. The man was detained in the Lewanai Bazaar area of Qarabagh, Col. Daud... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): Eight guards of a private sercurity company and five Taliban were killed in a firefight in the Larma village of the Maqur district of southern Ghazni province late Saturday, a local official said on Sunday. Col. Baraktullah, the Maqur... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): The Ghazni Refugee Department has provided construction materials to 200 refugees and displaced families. Rayes Abdul Bari Rahimi, the Ghazni Refugee Department Director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the United Nations High... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN):  A delay in the disbursement of promised funds has created prevented the timely implementation of development projects in southern Ghazni province, officials complain. The budget for Ghazni’s preparation for 2013, when... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says it is investigating how three civilians, including a female doctor, were discovered killed following a clash between insurgents and international troops. The doctor’... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The toll from two back-to-back blasts in the southern province of Ghazni has increased to four dead and 23 injured, a police official said on Wednesday. The explosions took place in the fourth police district of the provincial... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members hailing from southern Ghazni visit the province as if they were guests, not representatives, residents say. The manager of the Bakhtar News Agency in Ghazni, Raz Mohammad, said he had no faith in the lawmkers... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): Ghazni residents are divided on the special court’s verdict about last year’s Parliamentary election. Some back the special court’s verdict, which disqualified 62 sitting MPs. Others say its decision was... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): Many people in southern Ghazni province claim their MPs have not kept their promises in either term in Parliament. Naser Ahmad Bayan, a member of a provincial youth association, said that many parlimentarians from the province do not... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least five private security guards were killed and nine others wounded in a NATO airstrike in the Syedabad district of central Maidan Wardak province on Wednesday, witnesses said. The air raid was carried out in Salar village... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Seven civilians were killed in two separate roadside bombings in southern Ghazni province on Monday, the Interior Ministry said. An improvised explosive device struck a civilian car in the Zardalo area of Qarah Bagh district at... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A policeman shot dead his six colleagues at a checkpoint in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Wednesday. The incident took place at 8:30 am when a policeman at Moshiki checkpoint in the Qaragh district opened... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four policemen were injured during a mine-clearing operation in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Tuesday. The injured policemen brought to the civil hospital in Ghazni city had been discharged after treatment, said the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of the Ajristan district in southern Ghazni province have warned that the district could fall into Taliban hands without urgent action. The Taliban have been attacking district headquarters and nearby government... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two bomb planters were killed by their own explosives on Monday in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said. The explosion occurred at 8:00 am in the Bata village of Andar district, provincial police chief, Col. Zarawar... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Militants blew up two towers of private mobile-phone companies in southern Ghazni and southeastern Paktia provinces, officials said on Sunday. Armed men blew up a booster belonging to Roshan telecommunication company in Rawza... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four guards working for a private security firm were killed and as many others injured in two separate bomb explosions in southern Ghazni province on Saturday, an official said. The incidents occurred in the Da Khudaidad and... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): One road construction company guard was killed and another injured in a bomb blast in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday. The explosion took place late on Sunday in the compound of the company in Qarabagh district, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two Taliban fighters were killed and eight others wounded during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign troops in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday. Involving Afghan and International Security Assistance Force... read more
GHAZNI CITY(PAN): A newly-constructed football stadium was inaugurated in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said. Funded by the National Olympic Committee, the building cost 24 million afghanis, a local official of the committee,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A fresh clean-up operation codenamed "Zardalo Kotal" would be launched soon to drive militants from two districts of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Tuesday. Involving Afghan and International Security... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nine Taliban insurgents were killed in separate operations in central Maidan Wardak and southern Ghazni provinces, authorities said on Monday. Six fighters were killed and three others detained by ISAF troops in the Gulab Khel area of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Work on a modern gymnasium, funded by the Ministry of Counternarcotics, was launched in southern Ghazni province on Thursday. Spread over an acre of land, the $264,000 gym would take 10 months to complete, Deputy Governor... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two mobile phone towers were destroyed by unindentified militants in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday. The towers in Shahbaz and Garhi areas, close to the provincial capital, were destroyed late on Monday... read more
GHAZNI CTIY (PAN): World Bank-financed extension work on two schools was launched in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Tuesday. Extensions to Haiderabad and Bahlol High Schools will be completed in the next six months by the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three guards of a private security company were killed when Taliban fighters attacked a logistics convoy of foreign soldiers in the southern province of Ghazni on Friday, an official said. One vehicle was destroyed as a result of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of southern Ghazni proivnce say digging of deep wells by non-professional people has created worries among farmers about a drought. Growers have been digging wells to irrigate their farmlands, after the collapse of the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): More than 200 Taliban fighters have joined the peace process over the last five months in the southern province of Ghazni, a senior official said on Wednesday. The surrendering individuals would be provided job opportunities and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Work on two World Bank-funded school buildings has been launched in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Tuesday. The buildings, being constructed in the provincial capital, will be completed in eight months at a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five Taliban fighters were killed during an airstrike by NATO-led troops in the southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday. The raid took place late on Monday inAndar district, provincial police chief, Col. Zarawar... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): At least 48 insurgents have been killed in clashes with security forces over the past 48 hours during an ongoing operation to retake the Nawa district from militants in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday.... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Taliban fighters have abducted three teachers in the southern province of Ghazni, an education official said on Tuesday, but the insurgents claimed the three had joined their movement. The three teachers have been teaching... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): A policeman was among three people killed during a clash between security personnel and Taliban fighters in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday. Another three people were injured as a joint Afghan-international... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Two suspected militants were detained during a clean-up operation in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday. The operation involving personnel from Afghan National Police (ANP), Afghan National Army (ANA) and National... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Two children were cut into pieces beyond recognition when a bomb planted beneath a culvert went off in southern Ghazni province, witnesses and officials said on Sunday. The children saw a wire under a small bridge and started... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two policemen and a Taliban fighter have been killed in two seperate incidnets of voilence in soutehern Ghazni province, officials said on Saturday. A police officer and a fighter were killed after a group of insurgents attacked... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Hundreds of kilograms of explosives were seized by a joint Afghan-international security force during an operation in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Wednesday. The 300 kilograms of explosives were found buried... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Two people were killed and 11 others injured when a passenger bus crashed into a van on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, officials said. The bus was heading toward Kabul from Kandahar when it... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday alleged that the Taliban fighters were using their houses for attacks against foreign and local forces. "Local civilians are being killed and wounded when clashes erupt... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Four policemen were killed and a fifth injured when their patrol vehicle was attacked by a group of insurgents in the southern province of Ghazni on Sunday, officials said. The attack took place in Kohna Deh village of Deh Yak... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Foreign forces detained three family members of a former jihadi commander during an overnight raid in Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, a security official said on Saturday. The detainees included the brother... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): The bodies of two women were found in the capital of southern Ghazni province, police and residents said on Thursday. Unknown gunmen had abducted the women from a house in the fifth police district on Wednesday night and their... read more
GARDEZ/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six Taliban militants and a woman were killed by foreign troops during a raid on a house in southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Wednesday. Elsewhere in the south, an Afghan soldier and five fighters were... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eight guards of a private security company were killed during an air strike by international soldiers in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Tuesday. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) bombed the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two policemen were shot dead by militants on a motorbike in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday -- a day after the Taliban announced the start to their spring offensive. The shooting took place at 9:00am in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eleven people, including miitants and security guards of a private security company, were killed in the southern province of Ghazni on Thursday, officials said. Tow Taliban fighters were killed and nine others arrested as a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three militants were killed and a fourth detained during a firefight with Afghan and foreign forces in southern Ghazni province, a military commander said on Thursday. The clash was triggered by a Taliban attack on a joint Afghan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three militants were killed and a fourth detained during a firefight with Afghan and foreign forces in southern Ghazni province, a military commander said on Thursday. The clash was triggered by a Taliban attack on a joint Afghan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three Taliban fighters and two civilians were killed in a joint operation by Afghan and NATO-led soldiers in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Tuesday. As a result of the operation in the Khani village of Andar... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Growers from the Khwaja Omari district of southern Ghazni province received agricultural assistance, including farm spray pumps and shears, on Saturday, an official said. Dozens of gardeners and farmers were given the equipment... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Kabul-Kandahar highway remained close for a sixth day on Thursday due to the collapse of a bridge in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday. Thousands of trucks remained stuck on both sides of the bridge,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): About 7,500 acres of government-owned land has been grabbed by powerful individuals and warlords in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Thursday. On Wednesday, Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada set up a commission... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Thousands of vehicles have been stranded over the past three days in Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Tuesday. Long queues of vehicles were stuck on both sides of a bridge that collapsed on the Kabul-... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Six policemen were killed in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Ghazni on Monday, officials said. The blast took place when a police vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the Peerka area of Khogyani district, the district... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Three people, including a local insurgent leader, were arrested during an operation by foreign forces in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday. Afghan forces did not participate in the operation in the Khudaidad... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Development schemes worth $90 million (4.1274 billion afghanis) would be implemented during the current year in the southeastern province of Paktika, an official said on Monday. $70 million will be provided by the Provincial... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Ten Afghan soldiers were wounded in an explosion at a military arms depot in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday. The soldiers were injured when a gas cylinder exploded late on Friday night at an Afghan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six Taliban fighters were killed in a clash with security forces in southern Ghazni province, where three suspected insurgents were arrested, officials said on Thursday. The clash between militants and Afghan soldiers erupted in... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Intelligence operatives have detained six people on different charges in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday. The detainees included four alleged mine planters, an armed militant and a car-lifter, a National... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four Taliban fighters were killed during a clash with a joint Afghan-international security force in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday. The insurgents were killed in the Kabuli area of Andar district late on... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The main bazaar in Andar district of southern Ghazni province remained closed for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday after the Taliban warned residents against going to the market. All 300 shops in the town have been closed... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A Taliban-designated chief for Ajristan district has been arrested in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday. Mullah Abdul Ali was captured during an overnight operation in Abbaskhel area of the district, the 203rd... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Two Taliban fighters were killed and a third captured in wounded condition during a clash with a joint Afghan-international security force in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday. The clash broke out on Wednesday... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A roadside bomb blast claimed the lives of five people in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday. The five civilians were traveling in a car when the bomb allegedly planted by the Taliban ripped through their... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Three Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike by NATO-led forces in southern Ghazni province, where six Afghan soldiers were wounded in a bomb blast, an official said on Wednesday. The three militants were killed in Nawa... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A computer and English language course, a US embassy funded project, was on Thursday launched for girls in southern Ghazni province, an official said. About 150 girls have been registered to participate in the course, said... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): A four-member delegation from the US has declared Ghazni city, the capital of southern Ghazni province, a sister city of Hayward, a city in California, the governor said on Tuesday. The delegation has been in the city over the... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): There had been no voting in 13 districts of southern Ghazni province during last year's parliamentary election and forged ballots were stuffed into ballot boxes, an official said on Sunday. "A recount of votes in the... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Two Taliban fighters were killed and a third wounded during a clash with police in Rashidan district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday. The clash erupted when a group of insurgents launched an attack on the... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Nearly 500 kilograms of explosives were discovered and defused by intelligence officials in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Wednesday. Officials of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the intelligence... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Twenty-six schools, previously closed for security reasons, have reopened in southern Ghazni province, an education official said on Tuesday. The reopening allowed 20,000 students to resume their studies, the provincial education... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Afghan and international troops are poised to launch a clean-up operation against insurgents in southern Ghazni province, an Afghan military official said on Saturday. The offensive operation codenamed Khanjar (dagger) is... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): An unmanned spy plane belonging to NATO-led coalition forces has crashed in southern Ghazni province, the alliance said on Thursday. The Ariel Vehicle (UAV) went down late on Wednesday after developing a technical fault, the Bagram... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): NATO-led forces destroyed a huge weapons and explosives depot in Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) blew up the depot in Khogyani area of... read more
GHAZNI CITY(PAN): As many as four rockets landed on the provincial capital of southern Ghazni province on Monday morning, residents in the area said. However, the provincial police chief, Col. Zarawar Zahid, said that a single artillery shell... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Seven people were killed and 42 others were injured in two separate traffic accidents in the southern province of Ghazni on Monday, officials said. The most serious accident happened on Monday morning when a logistic truck for... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Taliban militants on Monday said they had offered to free a Canadian citizen held hostage for two months in return for the release of several of their captured comrades. Local Taliban leaders in southern Ghazni province are in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Seven people were injured when a car and van collided on the Ghazni-Paktika highway in the southern province of Ghazni on Monday, officials said. The accident took place at around 9am and was caused by the carelessness of the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Construction work on 68 buildings for schools would be launched in southern Ghazni province at the beginning of the new academic year, commencing on March 22, an official said on Saturday. Funded by Japan, Iran and the Provincial... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): Residents of a village in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday set fire to winter assistance received from foreign troops after they were asked to do so by the Taliban, the families said. International forces based in the province on... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban insurgents claimed on Sunday seizing a Canadian national in southern Ghazni province. Rutherford Colin Mackenzie, a Toronto resident, was collecting "exclusive intelligence information", a Taliban spokesman... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A search operation would be launched shortly in insecure districts of southern Ghazni province to strengthen the government's writ, officials said on Saturday. The objective behind the operation was to reinforce government... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Illegal excavations by gunmen posed a serious threat to historical objects in a remote district of southern Ghazni province, an official warned on Tuesday. The unlawful digging in the Khwat area of Nawar district could lead to... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Roads in southern Ghazni province remained blocked with snow again on Wednesday after the distribution of money needed to pay contractors was delayed, officials said. Totally, 11 millions afghanis or ($242,237) had been allocated... read more
MAHMOOD RAQ (PAN): A newly-constructed building for a girls' school, a Danish government-funded project, was inaugurated in central Kapisa province on Wednesday, an official said. The building, having 13 classrooms, one administrative room, a... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Foreign troops killed two militants and arrested four others during separate operations in southern Ghazni province, an official and NATO said on Tuesday. One militant was killed as foreign troops moved into Akhundkhel area of... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): The ancient Sultan Dam in southern Ghazni province is on the verge of breaching, residents and local officials say, fearing several villages could wash away if the dam collapses. "If the government starts work on the dam, it... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Ten new schools and a teacher training college will be constructed in Andar district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday. The projects were approved in accordance with requirements of district residents,... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Development projects worth million of dollars will be launched in the southern province of Ghazni this year, the governor said on Wednesday. Some Muslim countries and the Polish Provincial Reconstruction Team had promised to... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A public representative from southern Ghazni province said on Tuesday that he was beaten up by Iranian police for blocking a protest against the Afghan government in the neighbouring country. His car was intercepted in the Baqir... read more
JALALABAD/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A three-day polio vaccination campaign, targeting more than 771,000 children below the age of five years, was launched in five provinces in the south and east on Sunday, officials said. Involving 5,500 volunteers, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A 21-member peace council was established in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday to kick-start stalled peace talks with rebels, an official said. "The government has opened its doors to militant groups to come to the... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Three children were killed and four others, including a woman, injured when an insurgent-fired mortar shell landed inside a house in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Sunday. The shell fired at a joint police and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A public health department-funded clinic was inaugurated at the central prison in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said. With the opening of the project, prisoners would be able to receive greater medical... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Police thwarted a private security company's attempt at smuggling weapons in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Thursday. The Arghistan Company tried to smuggled unlicenced 21 weapons to Kandahar province, but... read more
GHAZNI CITY/ISLAMABAD (PAN): The militants and Pakistan's intelligence service denied on Thursday that Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Omar had undergone a heart surgery in a Karachi hospital. A day earlier, the Washington Post reported... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): People and local officials in southern Ghazni province say they have too few health facilities and have asked the government to build them a major hospital. There is only one 20-bed hospital in Qarabagh district, but they have... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Aid distribution to 2,300 flood-affected families has started in Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday. Provided by the World Food Programme (WFP), the aid is being distributed by the Afghanistan... read more
 QALAT (PAN): Moments after their release by the militants, seven civilian were killed by a Taliban-planted roadside bomb in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Saturday.  QALAT (PAN): Moments after their release by the... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Residents of Giro district in southern Ghazni province grumble about the shortage of essential commodities and high prices in the town, where no development project has been executed over the past four years. The district chief,... read more
 GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Gunmen shot dead a tribal elder and a bomb blast left two policemen injured in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, police said. The remote-controlled bomb went off in Ghazni City, the provincial capital, at around 9am... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Villagers in southern Ghazni province on Thursday protested against foreign forces for what they claimed killing three civilians and desecrating the holy Quran during an operation in Nawar district two days ago. They say the... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Villagers in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday protested against foreign forces for what they alleged bombing a civilian house, arresting four civilians and disrespecting the religion and culture. Hundreds of people from the... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): A commander was among four insurgents detained by foreign forces during an operation in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday. The operation yesterday by NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): Security forces have arrested four people, including two Taliban-designated judges, during an operation in Andar district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Saturday. The 'judges' were arrested by Afghan National... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The World Food Programme, the UN’s food agency, has started handing out emergency winter rations to families affected by floods in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday. Families in Ghazni city, the... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Four Taliban fighters have been killed and two others detained in separate operations in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Thursday. A fighter was killed and two others detained during an operation by the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Ghazni Education Department and provincial council on Thursday spurned reports that most of schools in insecure areas of the province were controlled by the insurgents. Recently, district council members said Taliban fighters... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): One foreign soldier was wounded and four Taliban fighters were arrested in a fierce clash in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday. The firefight erupted when NATO-led ISAF soldiers were patrolling the Mihman... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Failed Wolesi Jirga candidates from southern Ghazni province, alleging widespread fraud in the September 18 vote, on Sunday renewed their demand for re-election. A huge demonstration against the certified tallies was to be staged... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Drivers and passengers on the Kabul-Kandahar highway, which passes though southern Ghazni province, say armed robbery has increased. Ahamd Shah, who drives a passenger bus on the highway, said a week ago, three armed men stopped... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): NATO-led forces killed three militants including a Taliban-designated district chief in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday. Three Taliban, including the shadow district chief for Deh Yek, were killed in an... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The US embassy planned to build 11 high school buildings in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday. The school buildings would be constructed in Gilan, Muqar, Aab Band, Andar and Zana Khan districts of the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three tonnes of explosive material, discovered in a house in Andar district, were detonated on Wednesday, an official said. The material, in 53 bags, was discovered by a joint Afghan-coalition force at an old residence in Mamor... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban ambushed a police patrol in southern Ghazni province sparking an hours-long battle in which four militants were killed and a district police chief was injured, an official said on Monday. The ambush took place in Sado... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents in the lawless district of Qarabagh, in southern Ghazni province, say police have been harassing them since pillion riding was banned six months ago. The ban in areas on the main Kabul-Kandahar Highway controlled by the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A 21-member peace council, including government officials and tribal elders, was set up in the southern province of Ghazni on Sunday. Participants of a meeting, attended by local authorities and elders, decided on constituting... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Security forces seized a vehicle of explosives in Muqur district of southeastern Ghazni province on Saturday, officials said. Muqur district chief, Sahib Khan, said the vehicle was loaded with explosives and chemical fertilizers... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Two militants, planting a home-made bomb, were killed when the explosive went off prematurely in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Thursday. The two were planting the bomb in the Gilan district on Wednesday when... read more
 GHAZNICITY(PAN): Police detained an armed Taliban commander in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday. Mullah Anwar was detained by police on Tuesday evening in the 3rd police district of Ghazni city, the capital of the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A group of militants pledged to surrender their weapons and support the government in the southern province of Ghazni, the governor said on Sunday. The group would stand before the media within a few days, the governor, Musa Khan... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): The Polish government has announced an assistance of $20 million to implement dozens of development projects in southern Ghazni province. The pledge was made at a ceremony marking the independence day of Poland at the Polish... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three Taliban fighters were killed and eight suspects captured in Andar and Deh Yek districts of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Tuesday. International forces killed a regional Taliban leader, Mullah Abdullah, and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban insurgents captured the Khogyani district after poisoning the policemen on duty, the governor of southern Ghazni province revealed on Sunday. The fighters briefly overran the town a week ago, burning the district... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Dead bodies of five policemen and two unidentified men have been found in Ghazni and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Saturday. The bodies, said to be of the policemen captured by the Taliban fighters during an attack... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five guards of a private security firm were killed in a roadside bomb blast in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, officials said. The explosion took place on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the Mullah Noh Baba area of Andar... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six people were killed as the Taliban insurgents clashed policemen who surrendered to them in southern Ghazni province earlier in the week, an official said on Thursday. Up to 17 policemen surrendered to the militants under a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Afghan police killed two militant commanders in separate operations in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, officials said. Ghazni Police chief, Col. Zorawar Khan, speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, identified the dead Taliban... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The governor of southern Ghazni province has said he recently met three Taliban commanders in the provincial on the ongoing reconciliation campaign. Speaking to a group of handicapped people at the Governor's House, Musa Khan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Police struck a deal with the Taliban to capture the district of Khogyani in southern Ghazni province, the governor said on Tuesday. Taliban seized Khogyani on Monday morning, burned the district headquarters building and took... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Afghan and NATO-led forces re-captured Khogyani district in southern Ghazni province on Monday, just hours after the Taliban claimed to be in control of the area, officials said. Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the... read more
 GHAZNICITY (PAN): Taliban militants on Monday claimed to have captured Khogyani district, 15 kilometres outside the southern Afghan city of Ghazni. Provincial governor, Musa Khan Akbarzada, said they have lost connection with district... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a patrol of Polish troops, but caused no casualties, in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Sunday. The blast took place at 9pm on Saturday while the Polish Provincial... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Central Asia Development Group (CADG) donated uniforms and other items to doctors, nurses and patients at Ghazni Civil Hospital on Thursday. The assistance included 1,585 uniforms for doctors, nurses and other hospital... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A Taliban commander was killed and one of his associates detained during a joint Afghan-NATO offensive in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday. The commander, Mullah Mubin, was killed and his comrade, Mullah... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Libraries and laboratories would be set up at all schools of southern Ghazni province under an education ministry programme, officials said on Wednesday. The project would be implemented at a cost of $10 million, to be provided... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of the Khwaja Omari district in southern Ghazni province have demanded market and cold storage facilities for their fruits. There are hundreds of plum and apple orchards in the district but 50 percent of the yield is... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Playgrounds have been constructed at seven schools in southern Ghazni province, an education department official said on Monday. The grounds were built with financial assistance from the United States Agency for International... read more
GHAZNI CITY/LASHKARGAH (PAN): Intelligence operatives have detained five suspected militants with weapons in southern Ghazni province on Monday, officials said. Three insurgents including a commander were captured in Nad Ali district and Lashkargah... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Only two departments -- the district and police headquarters -- are operational while the rest remain closed in the volatile Andar district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Saturday. The district chief, Sher Khan... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): All the 11 candidates who were on Wednesday announced as potential winners in last month's parliamentary election from southern Ghazni province represented a minority ethnic group. As many as 80 candidates had contested on 11... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three members of a family were killed and another relative was wounded in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Ghazni on Wednesday, officials said. The civilian vehicle struck the bomb in Randakhel village of Aab-i-Band... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The revival of a dam and farm in southern Ghazni province could provide work for 20,000 people, officials said on Monday.   The Sarda project has 45,000 acres of land which the dam used to irrigate, and provide crops and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two policeman and three guards of a private security firm were killed in separate roadside bombings in southern Ghazni province on Monday, an official said. Both incidents took place on Monday at about 8am, Ghazni police chief,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least three Taliban militants were killed and an explosive-laden vehicle was destroyed in a NATO-led airstrike in southern Ghanzi province, officials said on Saturday. The operation, assisted by the Afghan intelligence agency... read more
GHAZNICITY (PAN): Four militants were killed when foreign troops raided a house in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Thursday. غزنيښار (پژواک د تلې ٢٢مه ٨٩): دغزنيامنيهقومانداني وايي چې ددې ولايت درشيدانوپهولسوالۍکې د بهرنيو... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Justice Minister Habibullah Ghalib on Wednesday said prisoners being held at the central jail in southern Ghazni province were faced with problems due to lack of adequate space. He told Pajhwok Afghan News the agenda of his visit... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): As many as 20 Taliban, including a commander, were killed during a clash with guards of a private security company in Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province on Monday, officials said. The clash took place in Mushakai and... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): As many as 20 Taliban, including a commander, were killed during a clash with guards of a private security company in Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province on Monday, officials said. The clash took place in Mushakai and... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Authorities on Sunday failed to extinguish a huge fire that broke out on a massive garbage dump since Saturday afternoon, destroying a dozen of nearby shops in southern Ghazni province, officials said. Over the last three years,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Thirty-four guards of a private security company surrendered their weapons to police in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday. The firm owned by Daulat Khan was not registered with the Ministry of Interior,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Taliban fighters have killed three former policemen in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Thursday. The bullet-riddled bodies of the three men, who had already left the police force, were found in the Deh Yak... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four children were killed by coalition forces after a militant attack on a security patrol in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, officials saids. Helicopter-borne foreign soldiers killed the children and wounded two men and a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three Taliban fighters have been killed during an operation by NATO-led soldiers in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday. The overnight operation that also led to the capture of three insurgents was conducted... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A deputy governor was among five people killed in a suicide attack on the main Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Ghazni province early Tuesday morning, an official said. Muhammad Kazim Allahyar, his son, nephew, guard and driver... read more
GHAZNICITY(PAN): Five Taliban fighters were killed and two others arrested with weapons during a joint operation of Afghan and foreign soldiers in southern Ghazni province on Monday, an official said. Provincial police chief, Col. Zarawar Zahid,... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): The Taliban insurgents claimed on Saturday four policemen had surrendered to them in southern Ghazni province, but provincial authorities said the security personnel had gone missing. A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The election commission has fined several candidates for violations in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.Based on evidence, the candidates were fined between 300 and 3,000 afghanis for violating the election... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five guards of a private road construction company were killed on Thursday when Taliban insurgents attacked them in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said.Taliban attack happened on the Ghazni-Paktia road at 5am and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The head of Ghazni's independent election commission has accused security officials of trying to keep polling stations open in four troubled districts, only so they can get extra financial benefit.Obaidullah Usmani said they had... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Intelligence operatives have arrested two people with thousands of fake voting cards in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.About 3,000 fake cards printed in Pakistan were recovered from the detainees, provincial... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Police have seized a car loaded with weapons and explosives and arrested the driver in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.The suspects in the car were planning to use the weapons and explosives during the Eid... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Work started Sunday on the final 54 kilometres of a 93-kilometre long road connecting Ghazni with Paktia provinces.The 54-kilometre stage will link Deh Yak district in Ghazni to Zormat district in Pakitia province, Ghazni... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A powerful explosion in a marketplace in the capital of southeastern Ghazni province injured 45 people, officials said on Sunday.The blast happened near a mosque where people were praying on Saturday night. The market was... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A commander was among a dozen rebels arrested by NATO and Afghan forces during separate operations in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Friday.Speaking at a press conference, Ghazni intelligence chief said eight... read more
GHAZNI CITY/KUNDUZ (PAN): A candidate for the September 18 parliamentary election was wounded in a bomb attack in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said.The candidate, Maulana Abdul Rahman Halimi, and one of his bodyguards were... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Independent Election Commission chief for Ghazni and security officials disputed on Thursday the defence ministry's announcement of reopening 23 closed polling stations in the southern province.A spokesman for the Ministry of... read more
(Update 1)GHAZNI (PAN): US-led coalition forces have killed four bomb planters in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.Four Taliban militants were targeted by coalition air forces as they were planting a roadside bomb in the Andar... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A seven-day exhibition showcasing works of Islamic calligraphy was inaugurated in this capital of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday.Dozens of writers, culturists, artists and government officials participated in the exhibition... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A seven-day exhibition showcasing works of Islamic calligraphy was inaugurated in this capital of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday.Dozens of writers, culturists, artists and government officials participated in the exhibition... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three rockets were fired into the capital of southern Ghazni province, causing no casualties, an official said on Wednesday.The rockets landed near Ghazni River, away from governmental buildings and residential area, the deputy... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber, targeting a private security firm's vehicle, killed two guards in Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, a security official said on Monday.The attack happened near a foreign military base at 6pm on Sunday,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three bomb planters were killed in a NATO air strike in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Saturday.The air raid took place Friday night when the insurgents were placing bombs on the under-construction road... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Eight policemen were killed on Thursday morning, when Taliban insurgents attacked their checkpoint in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said.The incident took place at 4am in Imam Saheb Bandar area of Kunduz city when the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Although the Wolesi Jirga elections are less than a month away, many people from Ghazni province do not know about the candidates, their names and their election manifestos.Most of the candidates campaign only in the provincial... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Almost 90 per cent members of district shuras, formed by the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), are living in Ghazni City, the provincial capital, instead of going into their respective towns.Locals and officials... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A volley of rockets hit government departments in the provincial capital of Ghazni on Monday, injuring a man and causing damage to offices, an official said.Four rockets landed in the municipality department, the governor's... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Nearly 107 polling centres would remain shut in southern Ghazni province during the September 18 parliamentary vote, the Afghan election panel chief said on Sunday.Fazl Ahmad Manawi said this after a closed-door meeting with... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A motorcyclist hurled a hand grenade at police district compound, injuring two policemen, including an officer, in the southern province of Ghazni on Thursday, an official said.The incident took place when in the 3rd police... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two children were killed and eight people wounded when a motorcycle packed with explosives detonated in the southern province of Ghazni on Tuesday, officials said.The blast took place in the Pul Kink area of Ghazni City, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY / LASHKARGAH (PAN): Two commanders were among 15 Taliban insurgents killed during separate operations by Afghan and international forces in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.A local Taliban commander, Saleem, was among five... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Candidates from southern Ghazni province who are competing in the September 18 parliamentary poll have been accused of violating the election law by pasting their campaign posters in prohibited areas.Candidates were warned... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Hand grenades were thrown at the women's affairs department in southern Ghazni province, shattering windows but causing no casualties, officials said on Sunday.The attackers, who arrived on motorcycles, fled after attacking the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four insurgents planting roadside bombs were killed in a NATO airstrike in the Waghaz district of southern Ghazni province on Saturday, an official said.The bombardment took place at 10am, the Ghazni police chief told Pajhwok... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A bomb hidden inside a barrel exploded on Sunday, injuring as many as eight civilians and two policemen in the provincial capital of southern Ghazni, officials said.The bomb exploded at 8am in Mastofiat square of Ghazni city, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A second parliamentary candidate has been killed, several days after his abduction by the Taliban in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Saturday.Taliban fighters kidnapped Najibullah Gulistani 10 days ago and his... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Members of the provincial council in Ghazni have accused government officials of not informing them about contracts regarding reconstruction projects in the southern province.The council called directors of a number of departments... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Eight militants were killed and another 11 were wounded during a joint operation of Afghan and NATO soldiers in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Tuesday.The military operation, targeting militant hideouts, was conducted... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Afghan and NATO forces have launched an operation codenamed Shamshir (sword) in central Ghazni province ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections, an official said.The operation started on Monday in the Taliban strongholds of... read more
GHAZN CITY (PAN): Flash floods destroyed hundreds of acres of farmlands and washed away heaps of wheat crops in eight districts of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday.The floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains hit Khwaja Omari, Deh... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Taliban insurgents in an attack killed two guards working for a private security company in this provincial capital Sunday morning, police said, taking the death toll of private guards to 13 in a week.The guards were in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two roadside bombs tore though the vehicles of private security companies, killing eight guards on Thursday in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said.In the first incident, the vehicle of a private security company struck... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two Polish troops were wounded in a militant attack on an under-construction base of Afghan and foreign troops in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said.The attack took place in the Seena... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Only two out of 13 female candidates standing for the upcoming parliamentary polls in Ghazni province in have launched their election campaigns due to security concerns.The southern province of Ghazni has 11 seats in the Wolesi... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): On person was killed and 11 others were injured when a speeding bus crashed in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said.The ill-fated vehicle, going from Kabul to Kandahar, flipped over in the Shahbaz Bazaar area,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban militant publicly flogged a man and a woman on the charge of having illicit relations in the southern province of Ghazni, an eyewitness said on Tuesday.Watched by a number of people, the flogging happened in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four Taliban fighters have been killed and another four arrested during a clash with Afghan and NATO-led soldiers in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.The clash broke out when the insurgents attacked a convoy... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three Taliban fighters have been killed another two arrested in Ghazni province during a mission to rescue a US soldier, officials said on Monday.After Taliban insurgents abducted two American soldiers two days ago, US forces... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five guards of a private company, providing security for a road construction company, were killed in southern Ghazni province on Sunday, an official said.The guards were killed Sunday morning when the Taliban ambushed them in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A former Taliban spokesman has been arrested along with two commanders and three fighters in a joint operation by Afghan and foreign forces in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.Mullah Abdul Hai Motmaen, also... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): NATO-led forces have detained a headmaster and a teacher during an operation in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Saturday.The two men are brothers and worked at the Aghojan high school in Gilan district, a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A policeman and five Taliban insurgents were killed during a clash in the increasingly restive province of Ghazni, officials said on Saturday.Taliban fighters attacked on police patrol on Friday in Takhcha area of Qara Bagh... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A parliamentary candidate was kidnapped by Taliban insurgents in the restive southern province of Ghazni on Saturday, an official said.Najibullah Gulistani was called out of home in the Qarabagh town and kidnapped by the fighters... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): Seventeen Pakistanis are among 25 suspected militants captured in the restive southern province of Ghazni over the last two days, an official said on Tuesday.Ten of the suspects, including two Pakistani citizens, were detained by... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Polish foreign minister on Monday said his countrys troops would stay in Afghanistan only until the mission was completed.Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, speaking to Polish troops stationed in southern Ghazni province, said... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): The Taliban insurgents killed one man and seized another on the charge of spying for the government in the Ajristan district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Saturday.The men had no links to the government, governor's... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Police have arrested a man on the charge of raping a 12-year-old girl in the restive southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Saturday.The rape case would be referred soon to the provincial prosecutor's office to bring the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two policemen and two security guards for a fiber optic project were killed in a two-hour gun battle with Taliban insurgents in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Wednesday.The policemen had come to the aid of... read more
GHAZNI CITY/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Taliban fighters killed two people in Ghazni, while unknown gunmen killed a former district education chief in Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said.In Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban movement, two unidentified... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Police in the restive southern province of Ghazni seized on Monday an explosives-laden truck, but the would-be suicide bomber managed to flee, an official said.The would-be suicide attacker, trying to enter Ghazni City, tried to... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The insurgents attacked a condolence ceremony for a district attorney in the increasingly volatile province of Ghazni, injuring four soldiers, officials said on Monday.The Khwaja Omari district attorney, Muhammad Raza Alamyar, was... read more
GHAZNI CITY/KABUL (PAN): A dozen insurgents were killed and several suspects detained during operations in volatile southern Afghanistan, NATO and Afghan officials said on Sunday.NATO said Saturday night's joint operation in Ghazni was aimed at... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six insurgents, including three local commanders, were arrested in a joint operation by NATO and Afghan forces in the troubled southern province of Ghazni on Saturday, officials said.The rebels were detained before noon in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Militants killed a district attorney in front of his house in the increasingly restive province of Ghazni, officials said on Saturday.Militants gunned down Muhammad Raza Alamyari on Friday as he was working in his orchard near his... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least six Afghan soldiers were killed in a NATO strike in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday.The incident took place Tuesday night as Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers militants in Rashidkhel, in Andar... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six bodies were found in different parts of the troubled southern province of Ghazni on Monday, a senior police officer said.The corpses were recovered in the Andar district and Arzo village on the outskirts of provincial capital... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Thirteen militants, including two responsible for planting roadside bombs, have been killed in separate NATO airstrikes in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.Two militants laying bombs targeting Afghan security... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Police have arrested an 80-year-old man for allegedly raping an eight-year-old boy in the southern province of Ghazni, a senior police official said on Saturday.Ghulam Hassan, the alleged rapist, was detained in the Qala Naw area... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least six roadside planters were killed and five others wounded in a NATO-led airstrike in restive southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday.The militants, some of them foreign bomb experts, were planting explosive... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Nearly a dozen Taliban militants were killed in a NATO-led overnight airstrike in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday.The operation was launched Tuesday night in the increasingly volatile Qara Bagh district,... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): A wounded civilian on Tuesday said his five family members have been killed in a NATO airstrike in the eastern province of Kunar.However, the western military said three civilians were killed in a clash between security forces and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): No political activities were being observed in southern Ghazni province as the electioneering campaign for the upcoming parliamentary elections entered its fifth day on Monday.The election commission has announced a 12-week... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four civilians were killed and five others wounded as a civilian vehicle struck a roadside bomb in southern Ghazni province on Monday, an official said.The incident occurred at 9am in the volatile Andar district a Taliban... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): As many as seven Taliban insurgents have been killed in a NATO-led airstrike in southern province of Ghazni, security officials said on Sunday.Deputy police chief, Colonel Ghani Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News the air raid took... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): An Afghan reporter with Al-Jazeera TV channel was wounded when he was caught in the crossfire between Afghan forces and insurgents in southern Ghazni province on Sunday, officials said.Taj Gul was traveling in a car behind a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Gunmen torched two middle schools, including one for girls, in the Zarabagh district of southern Ghazni province on Saturday, officials said.More than 50 armed men on motorcycles entered the two schools in Zardalo area Saturday... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least 11 private security guards have been killed in two separate incidents in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, officials said.Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint of private guards, who were ensuring the security of a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two rockets were fired at government offices in the provincial capital of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, officials said.There were no injuries in the attack which happened at 9:35am near the departments of the National... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two policemen, an Afghan soldier, a local official and a civilian were killed in separate incidents in southern Helmand, Ghazni and central Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Monday.Militants seized Daulat Khan, an Afghan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three guards of a private security company were killed on Wednesday morning in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said.The incident took place at 8am in Shah Khogai area of Andar district on Ghazni-... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Ghazni officials have asked people in the provincial capital to close their shops for two prayers everyday and warned ice cream shops not to show videos and music which are against Afghan culture.Governor Muhammad Mosa Akbarzada... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A policeman who was allegedly a Taliban agent has killed five colleagues in the increasingly volatile southern province of Ghazni, officials said Tuesday.The policeman -- the son of the Rajistan district chief in the province --... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five security guards of a private security company were killed and another two were wounded when a roadside bomb blast ripped through their vehicle in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.The guards were escorting... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): About 40 girls who were allegedly poisoned at their school in southern Ghazni province were released from hospital on Sunday and said to be in sound health.The students are believed to have fallen ill because poision gas was... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A local militant commander and three supporters have been arrested, and their weapons seized, over the past few days in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.The intelligence officer, who did not want be named, told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Nearly 40 schoolgirls have fallen ill as poisoning gas was sprayed in the air of their school in the increasingly southern Ghazni province on Saturday, officials said.The girls were immediately taken to the provincial hospital and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The number of schoolgirls fallen ill after a suspected poisonous gas attack on their school in the volatile southern province of Ghazni has reached 60, medics said on Saturday.The teenage girls of the Jehan Malika High School in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A rocket fired by insurgents hit the roof of a school in Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, but caused no casualties, an official said on Thursday.Residents said at least three rockets were fired at a military... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least three policemen were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, officials said.The incident took place Wednesday morning in the Qara Bagh district, south of the provincial... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Reconstruction work on 10 ancient monuments was launched in Ghazni City, the provincial capital of southern Ghazni province, on Tuesday.Information and Culture Minister, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen and advisor to the President on... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five security guards of a private security company have been killed in separate roadside bomb explosions in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.Three guards were killed in an improvised explosive device strike... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A senior education official has denied that schools were closed in two restive districts of southern Ghazni provinceHusni Mubark Azizi, provincial education director, said all schools in Abi Band and Andar districts were open.A... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): An Afghan and international operation to clear Taliban from two districts of southern Ghazni province has begun, an official said on Monday.The joint operation, codenamed Thunder Dabara (the thunder stone), would last 20 days and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A Taliban-enforced communications blackout in parts of southern Ghazni province is putting a heavy strain on residents.For the past two weeks there has been no phone network in Qarabagh district, forcing residents to travel to the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): An Afghan soldier who joined the Taliban after shooting a Polish colleague was killed during an operation on the outskirts of the provincial capital of southern Ghazni, officials said on Monday.Hijratullah had opened fire on the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Taliban militants have kidnapped two Afghan engineers working for a non-government organisation in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Sunday.The engineers with ASDG -- an NGO engaged in agriculture-related projects... read more
GHAZNI CITY/ QALAT (PAN): Six Taliban fighters have been killed during separate incidents in southern Ghazni and Zabul provinces, officials said on Sunday.Four fighters were killed and three wounded in a NATO air strike Saturday evening in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least five missiles aimed at government buildings were fired into Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, Friday night, police and residents said on Saturday.The missiles missing their target landed in barren... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Students at Ghazni University say their studies are suffering due to noise and other distractions at the new location the school has been moved to.Anayatullah, one of the students, told Pajhwok Afghan News, the university had been... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Students at Ghazni University say their studies are suffering due to noise and other distractions at the new location the school has been moved to.Anayatullah, one of the students, told Pajhwok Afghan News, the university had been... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Guards of private security company have killed four civilians including farmers and labourers in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Thursday.The four locals were killed Tuesday and Wednesday following attacks by... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A targeted NATO air strike destroyed an explosives-laden vehicle, killing all those inside in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, police said on Wednesday.The strike happened late Tuesday, said the provincial police... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two Polish military vehicles struck roadside bombs before the soldiers came under gunfire from insurgents in the Khogyani district of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said.As usual, the Taliban insurgents claimed... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three Taliban fighters have been killed another two arrested with explosives in Ghazni and Logar provinces, officials said on Monday.In Qarabagh district of Ghazni, two insurgents were killed in a clash with guards of a private... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Taliban fighters burnt six vehicles carrying supplies for NATO-led troops on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the volatile southern province of Ghazni on Sunday morning.The convoy came under Taliban attack on its way from Ghazni City... read more
QALAT/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two civilians and a policeman have been killed in a Taliban attack in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday.Elsewhere in the restive south, two militants were blown up by a bomb they were planting in... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Eight Taliban fighters, including two commanders, were killed in clashes with Afghan troops in northwestern Badghis province on Tuesday, officials said.The militants suffered the fatalities during an Afghan National Army (ANA)... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Fifty Taliban insurgents have been killed in ground and air offensives and clashes with security forces in different parts of southern Ghazni province over the last 24 hours, police said on Monday.The operations were conducted by... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least seven Taliban militants were killed and five others wounded during a clash triggered by an insurgent attack on an army supply convoy in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.The militants were gunned down... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A district police commander was shot dead by suspected Taliban fighters in southern Ghazni province on Saturday, officials said.Andar police head, Col. Nabi Patang, was gunned down in front of the civil hospital at 11.15am,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A girls high school has been blown up by unidentified gunmen in the volatile southern province of Ghazni, education officials said on Sunday.The blast destroyed half of the Tamkai High School's building in Qarabagh district... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A three and half month tailoring course, involving more than 500 poor women, was launched in southern Ghazni province on Saturday, an official said.Each trainee would be paid $6 a day, suit cutters $10 and trainers $14, Women's... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Provincial council members and tribal elders of southern Ghazni province agreed on Saturday to hold one day of mourning to honour 11 students killed by the Taliban.The participants also called upon the Wolesi Jirga (lower house of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Taliban fighters have killed another three men on the charges of spying for Afghan and NATO-led soldiers in the southern provinces of Ghazni and Paktika, officials said on Thursday.One of the men was killed in Chardiwal bazaar and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Taliban militants said on Tuesday they had killed four of the eight men in their captivity on the charge of spying for the Afghan government in the southern province of Ghazni.The men were interrogated before being put to death in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A bolt of lightning killed three people, including two children, in southern Ghazni province, residents and an official said, on Monday.The victims were working in an orchard in the village of Rawza on the outskirts of the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Militants attacked security guards escorting a convoy in southern Ghazni province on Sunday, killing two guards and wounding another two, officials said.The militants also destroyed one of the security company's vehicles in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A commander was among four Taliban insurgents killed in a NATO air strike in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Saturday.The air raid targeted a gathering of militants in the Barkat village on Friday night. Four militants... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The new governor for the southern province of Ghazni promised on Thursday to crack down on corruption, accelerate reconstruction and ensure peace.Gen. Musa Khan Ahmadzai also said the provincial government would work to open more... read more
KABUL (PAN): More than 50 Taliban militants have been killed and several others captured in joint Afghan-NATO operations in Kunduz and Ghazni provinces, officials said on Thursday.At least 35 fighters, including three commanders and some Uzbek and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Security forces arrested four people who were planning to fire rockets at the capital of southern Ghazni province, police said on Wednesday.The four were spotted by foreign forces' helicopters on Tuesday, the chief of the police... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two Taliban fighters were killed and as many wounded in a clash with guards of a private security company near this provincial capital on Tuesday, officials said.The guards were escorting a convoy of trucks carrying supplies for... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least 20 Taliban fighters were killed and several others wounded in separate incidents in southern Ghazni and southeastern Khost and Paktika provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Three insurgents were killed in a NATO air strike in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Around 400 people from 45 villages started work Sunday on desilting and repairing the Band-e-Sarda canals in Ghazni province, officials said.The first phase includes desilting a three-kilometre stretch of one of two canals in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Taliban insurgents have detained a dozen people on charges of spying for the government in Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday.The abductions happened five days ago in parts of Andar district, detective deputy police chief,... read more
GHAZNI CITY/ SHARAN (PAN): At least 15 Taliban fighters have been killed during separate clash in southern Ghazni and southeastern Paktika provinces, officials said on Sunday.Six Taliban were killed and four others wounded in an encounter with... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Polish troops have detained more than a dozen Kuchi nomads for alleged links to the insurgency in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday.However, Nasrullah Kuchi, the head of Kuchis and Tribal Affairs department in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A roadside bomb explosion injured four guards working for a private security company in the volatile southern Ghazni province, where six suspected militants were detained on Friday, police said.The blast took place in the Shakhog... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A guard working for a private security company was killed and three others wounded in two separate attacks on Thursday in southern Ghazni province, officials said.A roadside blast ripped through a vehicle full of security guards... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least one policeman was killed and two other were wounded Tuesday as a roadside bomb struck their vehicle in the increasingly volatile southern Ghazni province, officials said.The bomb went off on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway in... read more

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