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QALAT (Pajhwok): At least 168 insurgents have been killed during the last eight months of anti-militants offensives by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in southern Zabul province, officials said on Saturday.Col. Wali Muhammad Ahmadzai, commander of... read more
ALAT (Pajhwok): Five people were killed and 24 others wounded in a road accident on the Kabul-Kandahar highway near the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province on Monday, the public health director said.Dr. Lal Muhammad Tokhi told Pajhwok... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Three women and as many policemen were among a dozen people  injured when a bomb fixed to an Afghan Local Police (ALP) vehicle went off at a crowded marketplace in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday.The... read more
KALAT (PAN): A mine blast left three police officials dead and six other wounded in southern Zabul province on Tuesday, an official said.Mohammad Jan Rasoolyar, Zabul’s deputy governor , told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place in Ludinano... read more
QALAT/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): An agriculture institute for high school graduates was inaugurated in southern Zabul province, while the foundation stone of a hostel and a dining hall in another agriculture high school in central Logar was laid on Wednesday... read more
 QALAT (PAN): A number of schoolteachers and students on Thursday warned of closing schools in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, if the authorities did not provide teachers land plots.Hundreds of students and their teachers... read more
QALAT (PAN): Five guards of a private security company were killed on Monday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province, an official said.The bombing occurred in the afternoon, said Khadi Khan,... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Eleven Taliban insurgents and a policeman were killed in southeastern Paktika and southern Zabul provinces, officials said on Sunday.Five fighters were killed on Sunday night during a joint operation by Afghan and International... read more
QALAT (PAN): Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister Jarullah Mansoori on Thursday acknowledged that southern Zabul province has been ignored in terms of development projects.During a visit to Qalat, the provincial capital, the minister... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three suspected rebels were detained by National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives with more than three tonnes of explosives on Monday, an official said.The explosives packed in eight sacks were recovered from a vehicle during an... read more
QALAT (PAN): Residents of Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, have demanded the construction of parks and recreational areas in the city.The Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) had funded the construction of a small park in Qalat, a city... read more
SHABARGHAN/QALAT (PAN): A border police official and two militants were killed in separate gun battles in Jawzjan and Zabul provinces, officials said on Friday.The policeman and a militant were killed during a clash in Khumab district of Jawzjan on... read more
QALAT (PAN): Eleven militants were killed in an airstrike by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the Shahr Safa district of southern Zabul province, officials said on Friday.The overnight raid was conducted in an area... read more
QALAT (PAN): The road between the provincial capital of Zabul province and Mezan district reopened on Thursday after one-year closure, an official said.Most of construction work on the 40 kilometers road has completed while the rest will be... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two police officials were killed in a landmine blast and seven people arrested in connection with the attack in southern Zabul province, officials said on Wednesday.The explosion took place in the Noorak area of the city on Tuesday... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two police officials were killed in a landmine blast and seven people arrested in connection with the attack in southern Zabul province, officials said on Wednesday.The explosion took place in the Noorak area of the city on Tuesday... read more
QALAT (PAN): International troops torched two civilian vehicles during an operation in the Shah Joi district of southern Zabul province, official said on Monday. During the overnight operation in Karatash area, the foreign forces arrested five... read more
QALAT (PAN): The Shah Joi district hospital that was closed a month back in the wake of insurgent threats reopened in southern Zabul province on Saturday, officials said. Some of the doctors and other staffers stopped working after being threatened... read more
QALAT (PAN): Fourteen people have died of cholera and roughly 70 others have been infected in southern Zabul province, officials confirmed on Saturday. The recent epidemic spread within days, Deputy Governor Mohammad Jan Rasulyar said. He said... read more
QALAT (PAN): The National Solidarity Programme (NSP), aimed at poverty reduction and bringing marginalised social groups to the mainstream, would be extended across southern Zabul province, an official said on Tuesday. The programme would be... read more
QALAT (PAN): Development projects worth $2 million were implemented in southern province of Zabul last solar year, the rural development department director said on Monday. The projects included 380 water wells, four mosques, a road in Qalat, the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Forty farmers were taught skills to improve their agricultural yield during a 10-day training programme in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday. Arranged by a non-governmental organisation called Zarghon Afghanistan,... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four people, suspected to be militants, were detained during an operation by Afghan and foreign troops in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Wednesday. The operation was launched on Tuesday night in Manda village of... read more
QALAT (PAN): With poppy cultivation dropping to zero in southern Zabul province, the Counter-Narcotics Ministry plans to reward the province with $1 million in development projects, an official said on Sunday. "As poppy cultivation has... read more
QALAT (PAN): About 107 pieces of different types of weapons, collected by police, were handed over to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) authorities in southern Zabul province, officials said on Friday. The weapons included 80 pieces of... read more
 QALAT (PAN): A Taliban commander was injured and his driver was killed in an air strike by NATO-led coalition forces in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Friday. The Taliban-designated district chief for Shah Joy district,... read more
QALAT (PAN) Three people were killed when a roadside bomb hit their vehicle in southern Zabul province on Wednesday, an official said. The incident took place in Amaki area of Qalat, the provincial capital, at 9am when the car coming from the Mezan... read more
ZABUL (PAN): Five Taliban insurgents, including their local commander, were killed and a sixth wounded in airstrike in southern Zabul province, an official said on Thursday. The raid was conducted by the International Security Assistance Force (... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two security guards of a private company, escorting a NATO convoy, were killed and five others wounded in fighting with the Taliban insurgents in southern Zabul province, officials said on Tuesday.The clash took place in the Arhadmanda... read more
QALAT/TIRIN KOT (PAN): Eight militants were killed and another 24 arrested in separate operations by Afghan and foreign soldiers in Zabul and Uruzgan provinces, officials said on Monday.The insurgents were killed during a clash with police in Chora... read more
QALAT (PAN): Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers recovered 690 kilograms of explosives placed beneath a bridge on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday.The explosives, recovered late Tuesday, were... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three civilians and two guards of a private security company have been killed and five other people injured in two separate incidents in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Monday.The civilians were killed when their car... read more
QALAT (PAN): A speeding bus crashed into a tractor, killing a passenger and injuring 29 others on Saturday in the southern province of Zabul, officials said.The incident took place at 7:30am in Maskinabad area of Shah Joy district of the province as... read more
KABUL (PAN): Security forces have recovered hundreds of kilograms of explosives in southern Zabul and central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Monday.Police launched an operation and recovered 300 kg of explosives planted in a karez, a... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two men were killed, three women injured and a child was missing when their car struck a roadside bomb in the southern province of Zabul on Saturday, an official said.The bomb allegedly planted by insurgents went off in the Kharjoe area... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan and NATO forces killed eight Taliban insurgents during separate operations in southern Zabul province, while four civilian were injured in two back-to-back blasts in western Herat, officials said on Thursday.The joint force... read more
QALAT/LASHKARGAH (PAN): Six private guards and four Taliban militants were killed in two separate incidents in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday.Six guards of a private security company were killed and five others were wounded in a... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two private security guards were killed Sunday as their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Mezan district of southern Zabul province, officials said.The incident occurred on a road between the provincial capital, Qalat City, and the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two children were able to escape their abductors on Tuesday, a day after their kidnapping in the southern province of Zabul, officials said.The children were kidnapped from the Babagak area of Qalat city, the provincial capital, said... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two guards of a private security company were killed and as many wounded during a clash with Taliban fighters in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Monday.The clash took place on Sunday at 6pm when Taliban attacked... read more
QALAT CITY (PAN): The Afghan volleyball team won the final of a 12-day tournament in southern Zabul province, beating its toughest rival, the Kabul Bank, officials said SaturdayA dozen volleyball teams representing districts and the provincial... read more
QALAT (PAN): A militant was killed on Friday when the bomb he was planting beneath a bridge exploded prematurely near Qalat, capital of southern Zabul province, police said.Soon after the blast in the Norak area of Qalat, police arrested two... read more
QALAT (PAN): Police have launched a poppy eradication campaign in the increasingly restive southern province of Zabul, an official said on Wednesday.Governor's spokesman, Mohammad Jan Rasoul, told Pajhwok Afghan News, more than 12 acres of land was... read more

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