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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): The Independent Election Complaint Commission (IECC) office in western Ghor province on Tuesday announced quarantining ballot boxes from 11 polling centres and a recount of votes from 12 other sites.  About 63 fraud-related... 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
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Suspected militants shot dead five civilians and an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier after pulling them from a vehicle in western Ghor province, an official said on Saturday.The ANA service member and five civilians had been... 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
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Backed by officials of the irrigation department, volunteers in the central Ghor province on Wednesday started joint efforts to clean the vital canal to ensure uninterrupted water flow to irrigate the fields, an official said.The... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): After severely beating locals and journalists, around 200 angry demonstrators took to the streets in western Ghor province and demanded immediate sacking of mayor and public order police commander, an official said.The... 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): A civil society network on Saturday opened an office in northwestern Ghor province in a bid to ensure transparency and monitoring the upcoming elections.The network--- consists of 24 provincial civil society institutions---... 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 (Pajhwok): Following completion of a big project, hundreds of families provided with clean drinking water in Chaghcharan, the capital of central Ghor province, officials said on Monday.Earlier, the residents particularly women traveled... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): Expressing shock over the Kunar incident, in which 21 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed, the Ghor provincial council on Wednesday observed a strike, asking the government to facilitate the bereaved families.Fazal... 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
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Nine supporters of an armed commander, Mullah Mustafa, were killed during an airstrike by foreign troops in the Shahrak district of western Ghor province, an official said on Wednesday.The raid was carried on Mustafa’s residence... read more
CAGHCHARAN (PAN): Ghor Governor Syed Anwar Rahmati escaped unhurt in a bomb explosion in Chaghcharan, the provincial capital, on Thursday.The blast took place around 11 am when Rahmati was returning from a function ceremony at the Allauddin Ghori... 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): About 1,000 families would enjoy electricity once the six power projects in western Ghor province are completed, an official said on Thursday.Costing 19.4 million afs ($376,480), the projects would be funded by the rural... 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
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A 500-kilowatt power generator has been installed in northern Ghor province, benefiting more than 350 families, an official said on Sunday, but customers complain the tariff is high. Installed on Saturday, the generator provides... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Twenty midwives completed a midwifery course in western Ghor province, a region with high mother and infant mortality rates, health officials said on Monday. The midwives completed an 18-month course, funded by United States... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Rebel commanders claiming to be workers for exploratory companies are illegally digging up historical artifacts and precious stones from western Ghor province, people and officials said. In some cases, they buy artifacts,... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): For the first time, an Afghan army kandak (battalion) has been stationed in western Ghor province, officials said on Tuesday. The kandak is part of the 207 western zone Zafar military corps and was stationed in Chaghcharan city... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Police had detained two alleged robbers and two suspected militants during separate operations in the western province of Ghor, officials said on Saturday. The robbers were detained Friday night during an operation by police at a... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Gunmen shot dead a district spy chief during an ambush, the third such attack in about a month, in western Ghor province, an official said on Wednesday. The intelligence chief of Saghar district, Maj. Burhanuddin, was killed... read more
CHEGHCHARAN (PAN): Work on three welfare projects costing more than $615,000 was launched in western Ghor province on Saturday, officials said. The projects include 20 bridges, three water reservoirs and two retaining walls, the rural... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Forty-three civilians were killed in different incidents of violence across Ghor province last year, Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said on Tuesday. AIHRC regional head in Ghor, Jawad Razayie, told... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a former jihadi commander in western Ghor province on Monday, an official said. Raees Abdul Salam was gunned down in the Bara Khana area of Chaghcharan, the provincial capital, in the morning, the... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A suicide bomber intending to attack foreign soldiers in western Ghor province blew himself up when he was confronted by police on Sunday, officials said. The incident took place at 6am near the office of the Provincial... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Gunmen held up a passenger vehicle on the Ghor-Herat highway in Western Herat province, taking money and mobile phones, passengers said on Tuesday. Gunmen wearing masks stopped the vehicle about 7pm on Monday in Darah Takht,... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Germany has provided the newly-established fire-brigade department of western Ghor province with three firefighting vehicles and two ambulances, officials said on Sunday. Provincial police chief, Abdul Baqi Nuristani, told... read more
CHEGCHARAN (PAN): Three newly-constructed buildings for schools were inaugurated in western Ghor province on Saturday, an education official said. Funded by the Japanese embassy, the projects, costing $436,000, were executed in the Dawlatyar... read more
KABUL(PAN): A newly constructed double-storey building for a school was inaugurated in western Ghor province on Wednesday, an official said. The school in the Dolina district cost $300,000, provided by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): As many as 1,000 women in western Ghor province are receiving training in carpet weaving and thread making under a UNDP-funded project, an official said on Tuesday. Launched in Dulina, Tura and Saghar districts on Tuesday, the... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Absenteeism is rampant in 90 percent of schools in the western Afghan city of Chaghcharan despite regular salary payments to teachers, a study of the provincial education department finds. Teachers stay away from classes in... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Four unsuccessful poll runners, along with dozens of supporters, locked down the election commission's office in western Ghor province, officials said on Saturday. The angry candidates, who locked up poll workers, accused the... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): The upward trend in prices of fuel has concerned residents of western Ghor province, but authorities provide the closure of roads in nine districts due to snowfall a reason for the high rates. Allah Noor, who works at a filling... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A three-day protest against the slow pace of work on a road that residents levelled with mud was called off on Tuesday after central government officials made a visit to the provincial capital, Chaghcharan. All shops, bakeries,... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Following a shutdown against the slow pace of work on reconstruction projects and the suspension of a road scheme in Chaghcharan, provincial council members also closed down their office in western Ghor province on Sunday. About... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Shopkeepers in western Ghor province on Saturday observed a shutdown against what they called the slow pace of work on reconstruction projects and the suspension of a road project in the capital, Chaghcharan. Business activities... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Two foreign soldiers shot injured by an armed man in Chaghcharan, capital of western Ghor province, on Thursday, an official said. The Lithuanian troops were wounded while shopping in the city at 12 noon, the deputy police chief... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): About 150 sportsmen were provided with sports equipment in four districts of western Ghor province, a senior official said on Tuesday.The equipment, including shoes, uniform, armbands, gloves, balls and volleyball nets, were... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A new building for a girls' school was inaugurated in western Ghor province, an official said on Wednesday.The single-storey building was constructed at a cost of four million afghanis in Zartali village on the outskirts of the... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Drivers and passengers on the Herat-Ghor Highway say Afghan police and other armed men have been extorting money from them, an allegation denied by police.A driver on the route, Muhammad Amin, said he had to pay around 8,000... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Only one of 46 schools in the Pasawand district of northwestern Ghor province remains open while the rest are closed due to recent clashes, an official said on Monday.With the schools staying shut, Kokri and Sina Sangan areas had... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Residents of western Ghor province on Sunday completed a 14-kilometre road passing through a long valley on a self-help basis in two years, a resident and an official said.The residents of Kamich village in Shahrak district... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A local court on Thursday jailed three education officials, including a senior official, in an embezzlement case in western Ghor province, a judge said.Muhammad Naeem Farogh, the provincial education director, was jailed for three... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A hospital in western Ghor province has run out of medical equipment, doctors say.A surgeon at the hospital, Dr. Muhammad Arif Laalzada, told Pajhwok Afghan News that almost the entire hospital had been inoperative for the past... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Students from many schools in the western province of Ghor on Tuesday joined their teachers protesting against a delay in land plots distribution to them.On Monday, more than 150 teachers, closing five schools and two teacher... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): More than 150 teachers in western Ghor province went on a strike on Monday against a delay in the distribution of plots to them.The teachers closed five schools and two training centres in the provincial capital to protest the non... read more