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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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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 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): 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): 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

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