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FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): “Taliban brutally stoned Rukhshana to death in front of my eyes; I will never forget her cries,” the bereaved mother says. The 19-year-old woman was stoned to death and the unmarried man she eloped with was whipped in Awdak... read more
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): The residents of five districts in central Ghor province say with the exception of schools in the capital city, almost all educational institutions in remote areas lack proper buildings and teaching staff. Officials of Ghor... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of western Ghor province on Tuesday staged a protest against local officials, asking the governor and police chief to resign their duties.About 300 people, including religious scholars, women, youth and... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The new provincial council members of western Ghor province on Thursday took oath of office, regretting the dilution of the council’s role.As many as 60 people contested the provincial council seats. Of them 15 were announced... read more
FIROZKOH/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people in western Ghor and northern Baghlan provinces on Tuesday protested against their respective governors.The protestors in Ghor chanted slogans against the governor and accused him of grabbing state-... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): A key Taliban stronghold in the Charsadda district of western Ghor province has been cleared by pro-government fighters, a local official said on Tuesday.Fighting between supporters of Ahmad Murghabi, a slain jihadi commander,... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Four school buildings were inaugurated on Thursday in western Ghor province, where 90 percent of schools lack proper buildings, officials said.Education officials said as many as 2,500 boys and girls would benefit from the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Eighteen insurgent were killed and 12 other, including six Afghan Local police (ALP) personnel, wounded during clashes and an explosion in different parts of the country, officials said on Sunday.Nine fighters were killed and... read more
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Six militants, including Taliban-designated district chief, and two pro-government locals have been killed in the Tiwara and Shahrak districts of western Ghor province, an official said Sunday.Jamhur, the Taliban shadowy governor... read more
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): At least 20 militants and five Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel have been killed and 20 others captured by rebels after a fierce gunbattle western Ghor province, an official said on Wednesday.The firefight erupted when... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Taliban have captured 15 policemen from a check-post in the Chaharsadah district of western Ghor province, an official said on Sunday.Governor Syed Anwar Rahmati told Pajhwok Afghan News the police officials were made captive... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Police on Friday claimed detaining a government official trying to plant a roadside bomb in the Dolina district of western Ghor province.Ghor police chief Brig. Gen. Fahim Qaim told a news conference that the detainee, a Hajj and... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents on Wednesday demanded elimination of Taliban sanctuaries and punishment to the perpetrators of a recent massacre in western Ghor province.At least 15 civilians were shot dead by gunmen on July 25 after they... read more
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): After fierce clashes with militants, the security forces have regained control of the Chaharsada district of western Ghor province, with the killing of nine rebels and four security personnel, an official said Thursday.On... read more
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Commander of an armed group in the Dowlina district of western Ghor besieged 15 families, including children and women, residents said on Sunday.A week ago, bloody clash erupted between two illegal armed commanders, Arbab Atta... read more
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Two robbers were killed during an overnight police encounter in the Dolina district of western Ghor province, an official said on Sunday.Crime branch chief Col. Abdul Hadi Chahalghori told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash took place... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Tuesday said its investigations showed fewer instances of fraud and election law violations had taken place in the runoff vote.The watchdog said more than 9,000 of its... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The Taliban-designated deputy chief for the Tolak district of western Ghor province has been killed in armed clash with police, an official said on Friday.Col. Mahmood Andarabi, a senior police official, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday pledged to construct Kabul-Herat highway if won the runoff vote. The highway would help bolster tourism in the country.Addressing a gathering in Lalwa Sar Jangal district of... read more
CHAGHCHARAN/SHIBERGHAN (PAJHWOK): Six militants and a policeman have been killed during separate clashes in western Ghor and northern Jawzjan provinces, officials said on Saturday.A group of about 100 armed rebels staged an attack on the Dolina... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok):  Heavy snowfall has blocked roads, creating problems in transporting ballot boxes to the capital of western Ghor province, officials said on Sunday.An Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) official... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): Floods have killed seven people, washing away dozens of homes and more than 100 animals in western Ghor province, officials said on Thursday.Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) official Hamidullah Dadfar... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): Children on Sunday organised a walk against the killing of two minors in the Serena Hotel attack in Chaghcharan, the capital of central Ghor province.Journalist Sardar Ahmad, his wife, their two children, another Afghan and... read more
CHAGHCHARAN/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty militants joined the peace process in western Ghor and northern Kunduz provinces on Wednesday, officials said.Mullah Abdullah, the commander of a 12-member rebel group that joined the reconciliation drive in... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday expressed grave concerns over interference by armed men in election affairs in western Ghor province.Salman Sharifi regional IEC chief said its entire staff was ready to... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Four people were killed during a clash between supporters of illegal armed commanders in western Ghor province, an official said on Sunday.The firefight between gunmen loyal to Fazal Ahad and Abdul Rahman took place in the Masjid... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Two people were killed and four others wounded after they were attacked by rival tribesmen in western Ghor province,an official said on Wednesday. The clash between Taimani and Raza tribesmen took place on Tuesday night in a... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A municipality district chief and a policeman were killed and three others wounded during bomb blast in western Ghor province, an official said on Saturday morning.The explosion occurred on the outskirts of Chaghcharan, the... read more
CHAGHCHARAN/PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Three insurgents were killed by their own bomb in western Ghor province, while two others died in infighting in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday.The blast took place on Tuesday night when the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS), the spy service, on Wednesday said recent group suicide attacks on government entities in Kabul were beyond the "Taliban's ability", accusing "a strong foreign intelligence network" behind the... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Three Cabinet ministers, including interior, agriculture and information technology, on Saturday paid a visit to central Ghor province.Governor Syed Anwar Rahmati briefed the ministers ---Ghulam Mujtaba Patang, Mohammad Asif... read more
KABUL (PAN): Six children were killed and a seventh injured in a blast while collecting firewood in the Teura district of western Ghor province, an official said on Wednesday.One of the bombs the fighters had planted in Khwaja Ghar village last week... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A 22-year-old girl hanged herself to death after her family engaged her to a person in an exchange marriage in the Lal Sarjangal district of western Ghor province on Wednesday, an official said. The girl identified as Ruqia... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A young woman was allegedly hanged to death by her father-in-law in western Ghor province, officials said on Sunday.The 22-year-old was found dead on the outskirts of Chaghcharan late on Saturday, deputy police chief, Col. Abdul... read more