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QALAT (Pajhwok): Authorities in southern Zabul province have launched an investigation into the alleged killing of a married woman due to domestic violence in Shinkai district. Brother of the slain woman, Asadullah, said his sister had been... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Seven policemen were injured as a result of a predawn insurgent attack in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Sunday. The policemen were injured at 2am when the Taliban hurled a hand grenade at a police checkpoint... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five militants have been killed in new US drone strikes in different parts of the country, officials said on Saturday. Three fighters were killed by a drone-fired missile in the Khawajakhel locality of Arghandab district in... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): One security official and one civilian were killed in an explosion in the Shajoyi district of southern Zabul province on Thursday, an official said. The explosion took place at around 11:00 am in the Charso locality when security... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Heritage sites in southern Zabul province wear a rundown look and cry for urgent attention from the government, residents say. Historical landmarks like Shekh Mati Baba shrine, Ghashi Robat, Hassan Mati mausoleum structures,... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Some residents on Sunday complained about selling of expired medicines in medicine stores of Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province. Unprofessional people in some of medical stores in Qalat even prescribe medicines to... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): The residents of Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, and Shahr-i-Safa district on Wednesday demanded the government reconstruct bridges and culverts which have been blown up by Taliban insurgents on the Kabul-Kandahar... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Seven Taliban militants and two policemen were killed during a clash near the provincial capital of southern Zabul province on Saturday, an official said. The clash broke out on Saturday morning when a group of insurgents... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A clash erupted after the fighters attacked security checkpoints in southern Zabul province on Wednesday, inflicting casualties on both sides. The ongoing gunbattle was triggered by Taliban attacks on checkpoints of Afghan... read more
QALAT/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five persons were killed and nine others wounded in two separate traffic accidents in eastern Nangarhar and southern Zabul provinces, officials said on Sunday. Four persons were killed and half a dozen were wounded on... read more
ASADABAD/QALAT (Pajhwok): Dozens of tribal elders on Thursday attended a gathering announcing their support for the Afghan security forces, as elsewhere 100 policemen completed training in southern Zabul province, officials said. The elders from... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Wednesday said passengers kidnapped by gunmen in southern Zabul province were in good health and they were trying to release them. Gunmen seized as many as 30 passengers from vehicles in Noorak area on... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Authorities in southern Zabul province have stepped up efforts for the release of kidnapped passengers and decided to engage tribal elders to make possible their early release. A day earlier, gunmen took hostage at least 30... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Security forces launched an operation on Saturday on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway in southern Zabul province to recover kidnapped passengers, officials said. Gunmen took hostage at least 30 civilians after a search of passenger... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/QALAT (Pajhwok): Security forces arrested three individuals on suspicion of having links with militants and seized a large amount of narcotics in Logar and Zabul provinces, officials said on Thursday. The Logar governor’s spokesman,... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Members of the provincial council and residents of southern Zabul province say the council has been successful in timely resolving people’s problems as a result of increasing its coordination with provincial departments. The... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Dissent Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor Dadullah has been killed during clashes in the Khak-i-Afghan district of southern Zabul province, a security official claimed on Thursday. Zabul police chief, Ghulam Jilani Farahi, told... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Taliban’s governor for southern Zabul province and military chief were killed in a suicide attack carried out by rival militant group Islamic State in Dai Chopan district, sources claimed on Tuesday, but the Taliban rejected the... read more
GHAZNI/QALAT (Pajhwok): The bodies of civilians, including four women, who were beheaded by Islamic State militants in southern Zabul province, are being shifted to the provincial capital of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday.... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): At least 110 militants have been killed and several others wounded during ongoing clashes between Taliban and Islamic State (IS) -- also known as Daesh -- in southern Zabul province, local officials said on Monday. Gunbattles... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Local officials on Sunday said 50 militants were killed and several others wounded during a clash between Taliban and Islamic State (IS) or Daesh fighters in southern Zabul province. Elsewhere, another 12 Daesh members were... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Daesh, or so-called Islamic State (IS), and Taliban fighters clashed in the southern province of Zabul, inflicting casualties on each other, security officials said on Saturday. The ongoing clash took place when Daesh members... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY/QALAT(Pajhwok): One passenger was killed and 27 others including tribal elderswere injured in three separate road accidents in Samangan and Zabul provinces, officials said on Monday. Some government officials and tribal elders of... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Local officials on Monday said the Atghar district of southern Zabul province has been cleared of the Taliban -- almost six months after it was overrun by the insurgents. Ahmad Khalid Safi, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Ghazni residents on Saturday set free 14 persons they had abducted from southern Zabul province following mediation of elders, a public representative said. The abductees, hailing from Khak-i-Afghan district of Zabul, were... read more
JALALABAD/QALAT (Pajhwok): Ten militants, including six Islamic State fighters, have been killed during operations in eastern Nangarhar and southern Zabul provinces, officials and the military said on Monday. Six Daesh fighters were killed and... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): The Taliban have blocked the Kabul-Kandahar highway over the past three days near the capital of southern Zabul province, an official said on Thursday, when security forces reopened the road in Ghazni province. Gul Islam, the... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Taliban militants blew up a large bridge on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province on Tuesday, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Gul Islam Seyal, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): At least three policemen were killed in infighting while an operational commander escaped unhurt in a blast in southern Zabul province, an official said on Thursday. The official, who did not wanted to be named, told Pajhwok... read more
QALAT/QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): At least five militants, including a commander, were killed in a coalition airstrike in southern Zabul province, while six rebels suffered casualties during a clash in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Eight Afghan Local Police (ALP) members have been killed mysteriously at a checkpoint in southern Zabul province, officials said on Saturday. The eight policemen were killed on Friday night in the Bagh area of Arghandab district... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Passengers and residents of southern Zabul province on Tuesday urged the reconstruction of the Kandahar-Kabul highway, saying most of deadly traffic accidents resulted the lousy condition of the road. Roadside bombings, natural... read more
KALAT (Pajhwok): At least five policemen have been killed mysteriously in the Shah Joi district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Monday. Wazir Mohammad Jawadi, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that four policemen were... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A 65-year-old man committed suicide over poverty in the Shinkai district of southern Zabul province, officials and neighbours said on Wednesday. The grey-bearded farmer namely Raz Mohammad claimed his life in Shero village of... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A fierce clash has broken out between two rival Taliban factions over the insurgency leadership crisis in southern Zabul province, with both sides suffering casualties, a public representative said on Monday. The armed conflict... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC)’s provincial committee chief for southern Zabul province on Tuesday said people and tribes could play an important role in bringing peace to Afghanistan. Hashmi Garani was talking to Pajhwok Afghan... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok):  For the first time in the past 14 years, the state-run Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) on Thursday took the lead to open a local studio in southern Zabul province and start broadcasting programmes. Local officials said... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR/QALAT (Pajhwok): At least 25 persons, including civilians and Afghan forces, have been killed or wounded during separate security incidents in central Maidan Wardak and southern Zabul provinces, officials said Monday. Maidan Wardak... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): One militant was killed and another detained when armed insurgents stormed the home of deputy police chief Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi’s residence in Qalat City, the capital of southern Zabul, an official said on Saturday. ... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Accusing director hajj and religious affairs of corruption, provincial council in southern Zabul province on Thursday demanded immediate sacking of the official. The hajj and religious affairs director, however, rejected the... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): At least 17 persons were killed when a helicopter of Afghan National Army (ANA) crashed in the Naw Bahar district of southern Zabul province, an official said Thursday. Pamiri, the spokesman of the 205th Thunder Military Corps,... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Two women of a family have been killed and three others wounded as a result of a family feud in southern Zabul province, an official said Tuesday. Provincial police chief Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
QALAT/MIAMANA (Pajhwok): At least 16 militants including six suicide bombers and four security personnel have been killed during a clash in Daichopan district in southern Zabul province, an official said Sunday. Provincial police spokesman Ahmad... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A policeman along with his official vehicle and ammunition has joined militants in southern Zabul province, an official said on Saturday. Qasam Khan, the Shinkai district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News a policeman along with a... read more
KALAT (Pajhwok): The members of provincial council in southern Zabul province claimed discharging their duties efficiently but deteriorated law and order situations were greatest hurdles to address pressing issues of residents of the province.... read more
ASADABAD/QALAT (Pajhwok): Six militants were killed and several others, including civilians and security personnel, were wounded during separate incidents of violence in Kunar and Zabul provinces, officials said on Wednesday. Kunar police chief... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): One average, at least one child and one mother daily die in southern Zabul province despite efforts to reduce the mortality rates, with the deaths totaling 60 per month, public health officials said on Wednesday. The health... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Gunmen kidnapped four civilians and killed one of them in the Shinkai district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Thursday. Provincial police spokesman Ahmad Fawad Askar told Pajhwok Afghan News the four civilians... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): At least 68 people were wounded when a suicide bomber ploughed his car into the provincial council office of southern Zabul province on Monday morning, an official said. The incident took place in front of the provincial council... read more
QALAT/CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): At least 28 militants have been killed during clashes in Arghandab district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Saturday. Around 800 Taliban militants stormed several security posts in the district that led... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): The police chief for Safa district in southern Zabul province wounded in a traffic mishap on Wednesday, an official said. Malak Ali Mohammad, the town’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that police chief Sardar... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Nineteen of 31 passengers who were kidnapped by masked gunmen in late February in southern Zabul province were Monday released by their captors, a public representative said. Atta Jan Haq Bayan, the provincial council head, told... read more
QALAT/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): At least 35 insurgents have been killed and 25 others wounded during clashes in the Shajoi district and areas of Qalat, the provincial capital of southern Zabul province, an official said Wednesday. Acting Governor... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Taliban militants killed three of five civilians they had kidnapped in southern Zabul province, an official said on Saturday. The governor’s spokesman, Gul Islam Seyal, told Pajhwok Afghan News the five civilians were kidnapped... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Twenty militants have been killed and 19 others wounded during an ongoing military operation in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday. Another 17 suspects were detained during the offensive codenamed “Nijat” (... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 11 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in attacks and land mines in different parts of the country in the past 24 hours, an official communiqué said on Sunday. The communiqué from ministry of interior did not... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): An Afghan military vehicle crashed into a passenger van on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province on Saturday, killing two persons and injuring 14, an official said. The collision took place in the Shahr-i-Safa... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A search operation has been launched across southern Zabul province and so far 16 insurgents have been killed, a military official said on Saturday. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameed, the 205th military corps commander, told Pajhwok... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed police chief for southern Zabul province on the first day pledged tangible reforms in police ranks and fight graft. Mirwais Nawrozi, who was appointed as police chief some days back, officially resumed his... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Authorities have intensified efforts in cooperation with tribal elders to reopen schools, which had been closed due to insecurity and other reasons, in southern Zabul province, sources said on Tuesday. Local officials say more... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Two of the 31 abducted passengers in southern Zabul province have lost their lives in captivity, provincial council head said on Monday. The men were kidnapped from passenger buses and kidnapped at gunpoint on Feb 23 on the road... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A representative of the USAID-funded Stability in Key Areas (SIKA) programme has pledged on Wednesday to construct four playgrounds in schools in Qalat City, the provincial capital of southern Zabul province. Kamal... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Five Taliban militants and three policemen have been killed during a clash and a roadside bombing in southern Zabul province, officials said on Monday. Insurgents attacked a police convoy in Spina Ghbargi area on the outskirts of... read more
TALOQAN/QALAT (Pajhwok): Eight policemen were wounded in three different incidents in Takhar and Zabul provinces on Saturday, officials said. Six injured policemen were evacuated to the Qalat Civil Hospital, a public health official told Pajhwok... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): At least 60 militants were killed or wounded in the search operations launched for the recovery of kidnapped passengers on Tuesday in southern Zabul province, an official said. Police Chief Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai told Pajhwok... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A vehicle carrying a large amount of weapons was confiscated on Tuesday and its driver arrested in the capital of southern Zabul province, police said. Zabul police chief Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Security forces on Tuesday launched a major operation to locate and rescue passengers from the clutches of their kidnappers in southern Zabul province, an official said. Zabul police chief Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai told Pajhwok... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/MAIDAN SHAHR/QALAT (Pajhwok): Fifteen militants have been killed and 22 others wounded in clashes with security forces in different parts of the country, officials said on Monday.   Eleven insurgents have been killed and 19... read more
SHARAN/QALAT (Pajhwok): The police chief for the Janikhel district of southeastern Paktika province was killed in a roadside bombing near his house on Wednesday. Second Lt. Shah Faisal was on his way to the district headquarters when his vehicle... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Police in southern Zabul province claimed recovering huge quantity of weapons and bullets from a truck during a search, an official said on Wednesday. Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi, deputy police chief, said his force recovered arms... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Members of the provincial council of southern Zabul province on Saturday urged the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) to introduce reforms to the provincial administration. They made the call at a meeting with... read more
ZABUL (Pajhwok): An enraged man shot dead seven persons of his family before he was killed in a brief exchange of fire with police in southern Zabul province, an official said on Friday. Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi, a senior police official, told... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Twenty-two passengers were killed and 33 others wounded in a traffic accident on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province on Thursday, medics said. The collision between two heavy vehicles occurred at around 11: 00am... read more
QALAT (PAJHWOK): The number of drug addicts, mostly youths, has been on the rise in southern Zabul province provincial, officials and residents said on Tuesday. Public Health Director Dr. Lal Muhammad Tokhi told Pajhwok Afghan News: “We don’t... read more
QALAT (PAJHWOK): Eight passengers were injured, some of them critically, in an accident on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the Shar-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province on Monday. District police chief Sardar Muhammad told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A new building for the Shinkai district police headquarters in southern Zabul province was inaugurated on Sunday, an official said. Local authorities said that the building was equipped with all facilities and would help resolve... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Security officials in southern Zabul on Tuesday claimed foiling a major terrorist plot in Shah Joi district. Deputy police chief, Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi, told Pajhwok Afghan News an explosives-laden rickshaw was seized in the... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): The police chief for the Mezani district of southern Zabul province was wounded in a roadside bombing on Monday, an official said. District chief Mullah Zarif told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place at about 10am when... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Tuesday protested against the police chief of southern Zabul province, blocking the Kabul-Kandahar highway. Some 500 people took part in the rally that emerged about 9am from the Eid Gah mosque in Qalat, the... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): The deputy police chief of southern Zabul province survived suicide attack but two civilians died and nine others, including policemen, wounded in the blast, police chief said. Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai told Pajhwok... read more
QALAT/TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Five people, including a child, have been killed and nine others wounded in different security incidents in central Uruzgan and southern Zabul provinces, officials said Friday. Dost Mohammad Nayyab, spokesman of Uruzgan... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Police seized a truck and recovered 264 kilograms of drugs from it in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday. Two men on the truck were also detained in connection with the drugs, Zabul police chief Brig. Gen.... read more
QALAT/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Two members of a village council have been arrested for allegedly giving money to Taliban insurgents in southern Zabul province, police said on Saturday.Police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai told Pajhwok... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A new polio case has been detected in southern Zabul province during the current month, a health official said on Monday.Director of Public Health Dr. Muhammad Tahir told Pajhwok Afghan News the case had been detected in the... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Tribal elders and residents of Shajoy district of southern Zabul province claimed ended up in Taliban pockets to keep their insurgency flourish.Security official and provincial council members confirmed following rampant corruption... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of southern Zabul province on Monday staged a demonstration, denouncing a militant attack that killed four people and wounded several others.On Sunday, Shahjoi district officials told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Police shot dead a suicide bomber causing his an explosives-laden car to explode in front of their headquarters in the Shinkai district of southern Zabul province on Wednesday.Police said the attacker wanted to enter the district... read more
QALAT/FARAH (Pajhwok): Three suspected suicide bombers were killed on Tuesday when the explosives-laden truck they rode accidently went off in southern Zabul province, police said.Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Rogh Liwanai told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Suspected Taliban insurgents shot injured a provincial council candidate in the Shinkai district of southern Zabul province, police said on Friday.Police chief Brig Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai told Pajhwok Afghan News the gunmen... read more
QALAT/KABUL (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) service members and four insurgents have been killed during separate incidents in various parts of the county, sources said on Sunday. The four insurgents were killed on Saturday night... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok):  Nearly 500 people received licences after being trained as professional drivers in southern Zabul province during the first six months of this solar year, an official said on Sunday, attributing decreased traffic accidents to... read more
SAR-I-PUL/QALAT (Pajhwok): Three insurgents and a policeman have been killed during separate incidents of violence in northern Sar-i-Pul and southern Zabul provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Zabul deputy police chief Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Taliban militants opened fire at police in the main bazaar of the Shah Joy district of southern Zabul province, killing one policeman and a child, an official said on Sunday.Another policeman and a child were injured in the attack... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Four people were injured in a bomb blast in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, on Tuesday, an official said.Col Ghulam Jilani, the deputy police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomb exploded in front of the... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok) An explosives-laden vehicle went off before reaching its target in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, on Sunday.Ahmad, an eyewitness, told Pajhwok Afghan News he saw one person wounded and the area cordoned off by... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A number of residents of southern Zabul province on Thursday said the president-elect should stay committed to his campaign pledges and resolve problems being faced by the masses.The major demands Zabul dwellers made on Ashraf Ghani... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for the Quick Reaction Force has been inaugurated in southern Zabul province.Governor Ashraf Nasiri told Pajhwok Afghan News the building had been constructed in two years at a cost of $5.5 million... read more
FARAH CIY/MAHMOOD RAQI/QALAT (Pajhwok): Four people, including two policemen, and seven militants were killed and ten civilians wounded in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said Wednesday.Unidentified gunmen... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 23 insurgent have been killed and a district police chief wounded during clashes and a bombing in different parts of the country, officials said on Thursday.Eight militants were killed and five wounded during an overnight... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of southern Zabul province on Wednesday staged a protest against the proposed formation of a national unity government, saying such a set-up was against the constitution.Tribal leaders, youth, provincial... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Five people, including three suspected militants, have been killed in separate security incident in southern Zabul province, a police officer said on Friday.Three insurgents were killed during an overnight operation in Seori... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): One woman was killed and four others were injured in a rocket attack by Taliban militants in southern Zabul province, an official said Wednesday.The incident took place on Tuesday night when a rocket fired by the militants hit a... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Many historic sites in southern Zabul province are on the verge of collapse, warn locals and officials of the Information and Culture Department, stressing their preservation.Zabul is a historically important province and is home to... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Three suspected suicide bombers were killed during a police raid in the Shar-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province on Monday, an official said.Following a tip-off, the attackers were traced on their way from Zabul to Kandahar,... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Two policemen were killed and as many wounded in a suicide attack in southern Zabul province on Wednesday evening, the provincial police chief said.Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai told Pajhwok Afghan News the suicide bomber... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber was killed by his own explosives before he could reach his target in southern Zabul province on Sunday, an official said.Deputy police chief, Ghulam Jilani Farahi, said the incident took place at around 12:00 pm... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Local officials on Thursday warned the Nawbahar district of southern Zabul province faced serious problems and could fall into the hands of Taliban if no action was taken on an emergency footing.Deputy Governor Mohammad Jan... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok):  A joint Afghan-ISAF force detected and precisely destroyed an explosives-laden car ready for a suicide attack in the capital of southern Zabul province on Thursday, police said.The Corolla car was found in the Walikhel area of... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok):  A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden rickshaw near a police battalion in the capital of southern Zabul province on Tuesday evening, an official said.The blast took place around 6:30pm in Qalat, but there were no... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok):  A suicide bomber exploded his explosives-laden rickshaw against a police battalion in the capital of southern Zabul province on Tuesday evening, an official said.The blast took place around 6:30 pm in Qalat, but there were no... read more
QALAT/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Ten Taliban militants, including a commander, and a public order police officer were killed during separate incidents of violence in southern Zabul province, officials said on Tuesday.Zabul police chief, Col Ghulam... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Eight Afghan Local Police (ALP) members have gone missing along with their weapons in the Nawbahar district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday.Deputy Governor Mohammad Jan Rassoulyar told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
QALAT (PAN): An advisor to the education department in southern Zabul province has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, an official said on Wednesday.Deputy Governor Mohammad Jan Rassoulyar told... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead two more Taliban members in Quetta, the capital city of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, sources said on Friday.Wishing not to be named, a security official in southern Zabul province told... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): An Taliban leader was gunned down by unidentified assailants in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, on Wednesday.A security official confided to Pajhwok Afghan News Maulana Abdullah Zakiri was shot... read more
QALAT (PAN): The Shahr-i-Safa district chief has been detained and referred to the attorney’s office weeks after he roughed up a judge, an official said on Monday.Provincial appellate court chief, Abdul Ghaffar Afzali, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Another Afghan Taliban commander has been gunned down along with his associates in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, an official said on Monday.Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi, the deputy police chief for... read more
QALAT (PAN): Six International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed in a plane crash in southern Zabul province on Tuesday, officials said.The NATO-led force said the cause of the crash was under investigation, but initial reporting... read more
 KALAT CITY (PAN): Four civilians, including three children, were killed in two different bomb blasts in southern Kandahar and Zabul provinces on Monday, official said.Zabul Deputy Governor Mohammad Jan Rassoulyar told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Eighteen armed militants have been killed in airstrikes by foreign troops in the Arghandab district of southern Zabul province, security officials on Sunday.District chief, Haji Muhammad Nasratyar, told Pajhwok Afghan News the raids... read more
QALAT (PAN): Security officials in southern Zabul province said on Wednesday the Taliban had killed the seven Afghan soldiers they kidnapped a month ago on the Kabul-Kandahar highway.Police found the victims' bullet-riddled bodies in the Tarnak area... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A dozen people, mostly militants, have been killed and six others wounded in separate incidents of violence in different province, officials said on Sunday.One policeman was killed and three others were wounded late on Saturday... read more
QALAT (PAN): Nine people have been killed and a dozen others wounded in a bomb explosion in the Shah Joi district of southern Zabul province, officials said on Monday.Six civilians and three Afghan Local Police (ALP) members were killed and 12... read more
QALAT (PAN): One policeman was killed and the crime branch chief for southern Zabul province injured along with two others in an explosion, an official said on Sunday.The blast took place on Saturday evening in Qalat, the provincial capital, in... read more
QALAT (PAN): Six suicide bombers were killed after they stormed the provincial council office in southern Zabul province on Monday, leaving 20 people, including two public representatives injured, officials said.The coordinated attack began around... read more
QALAT (PAN): Deputy Governor Mohammad Jan Rassoulyar on Monday said he escaped unhurt in a roadside bombing that tore through their convoy in southern Zabul province.He said their vehicular convoy came under attack in the Foladgi area of Shahr-i-... read more
QALAT (PAN): Eight civilians, including four women, were killed when a roadside bomb ripped through a tractor-trolley in the Sewri district of southern Zabul early on Monday, police said.Another four people, including two women and as many minor... read more
QALAT (PAN): Hundreds of people, who gathered in this capital city of southern Zabul province, on Sunday accused the provincial administration of corruption and branded it as incompetent, calling for the governor and his deputy to be replaced with... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three Taliban militants, including a militant commander, had joined the peace process in southern Zabul province on Thursday.Zabul reconciliation council chief Muhammad Daud Gulzar told Pajhwok Afghan News that three militant abandoned... read more
QALAT (PAN): The first-ever private radio station, known as Tarang, went on the air in southern Zabul province on Thursday, officials said.The FM radio started test transmissions to meet local demand for independent programmes, said Meshrano Jirga... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed on Sunday following an insider attack suspected to involve members of Afghan police in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said.A day earlier, an individual... read more
QALAT (PAN): Abdul Qadir Qalatwal, a Wolesi Jirga member from southern Zabul province, on Saturday accused the mayor of having attempted to kill him, a claim rejected by the mayor’s deputy.The lawmaker alleged Mayor Syed Ahmad Sapi and his guards... read more
QALAT (PAN): The police chief on Thursday claimed there were some officials in provincial civil departments having sympathies with the rebels in southern Zabul province.Brig. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad told a news conference in Qalat, the provincial... read more
QALAT (PAN): Six policemen guarding a check post in Qalat city, the capital of southern Zabul province disappeared, but Taliban said they have joined the movement.The Interior Ministry (MoI) in a statement said the policemen went missing after their... read more
JALALABAD/QALAT (PAN): At least five people were killed and another 10 were injured in two separate traffic accidents in eastern Laghman and southern Zabul province, officials said on Saturday.A head-on collision between a car and a passenger van... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four individuals were detained on charges of having links to Taliban during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign troops in southern Zabul province, officials said on Friday.The operation was conducted on Friday morning against... read more
QALAT/KABUL (PAN): Five militants were killed during separate operations in southern Zabul province, while elsewhere in the country, two rebel commanders were detained, officials and NATO said on Friday.In Zabul, three Taliban militants were killed... read more
QALAT (PAN): A Taliban-designated governor for southern Zabul province was among five insurgents have been killed in Pakistan’s southeastern Balochistan province, an official said on Tuesday.Sharafuddin, the Taliban shadow governor, and his military... read more
QALAT (PAN): Ten people, including a police officer, were arrested on robbery charges in two separate operations in southern Zabul province, an official said on Sunday.An eight-member group, accused of stealing oil from three tankers of foreign... read more
QALAT (PAN): US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Clark Crocker on Thursday pledged $4.4 million (217 million afghanis) in assistance to southern Zabul province for reconstruction projects, officials said.During a visit to Zabul, Crocker met Governor... read more
QALAT (PAN): The ongoing heavy snowfall has closed the roads linking districts with Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, officials said on Sunday.Residents were grappling with a whole host of problems in the wake of closure of roads, the... read more
QALAT (PAN): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier on Sunday opened fire on US troops, wounding two of them in the southern province of Zabul, an official said.The shooting took place at the 205th Atal Military Corps playground, ANA spokesman Pamiri... read more
QALAT (PAN): A week-long workshop aimed training local journalists concluded in southern Zabul province on Saturday, an official said.Funded by the provincial reconstruction team, the workshop the first of its kind in Qalat, was organised by the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Nine civilians were injured on Friday during a bomb blast in the Shah Joi district of southern Zabul province, officials said.The incident took place at around 11am when explosives rigged to a rickshaw were detonated in the district... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four civilians were injured when militants fired mortar shells into Arghandab district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Monday.The insurgents hit the district centre with several shells late on Sunday, Deputy Governor... read more
QALAT (PAN): A civilian was killed and four others were injured in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Wednesday.The incident took place at 4pm on Tuesday when a civilian van struck a roadside bomb in the Noorak... read more
QALAT (PAN): Public representatives and government officials have failed to resolve the problems being faced by residents of southern Zabul province.Provincial council head, Asadullah Nasir, acknowledged promises held out to the people during the... read more
QALAT (PAN): The High Peace Council chapter for the southern province of Zabul complains corruption in government institutions and foreign interference has created hurdles to their reconciliation efforts.Since the beginning of the process, the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four suspected militants were detained during an operation by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Thursday.The arrests came during a predawn raid on a house in the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two children were killed in an explosion in the Shahjoy district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday.The incident took place late on Tuesday in the Cheno area when the children were passing the area, Mohammad Sadiq... read more
QALAT (PAN): Improved wheat seeds and chemical fertilisers were distributed to farmers in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Tuesday.Fifty-three tonnes of improved wheat seed varieties and as much chemical fertiliser were distributed... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four suspected men were arrested on charges of killing an intelligence official in southern Zabul province, officials said on Thursday.The suspected men, currently under cross-examination, were detained by security forces on Wednesday,... read more
QALAT (PAN): Mobile phone companies have stopped operating in the Shah Joy district of southern Zabul province over the past more than a month due to Taliban threats, causing problems for local residents.Local residents have demanded the government... read more
QALAT (PAN): The Administrative head of the Shinkai district in southern Zabul province survived a roadside bombing, but two of his bodyguards were wounded on Saturday, an official said.The incident occurred in Loy Shara village of Syuri area when a... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three Taliban fighters were killed and four others detained during separate operations in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Friday.The militants attacked a police checkpoint in the Chini area of Shah Joy district late on... read more
QALAT (PAN): Construction work on a new building for the Qalat Civil Hospital was launched in southern Zabul province on Tuesday. The two-storey building would cost $632,000 and have 16 rooms, said, Dr. Malik Din Ahmadzai, the hospital director... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two suicide bombers were killed by security forces before they could detonate their explosives in southern Zabul province, the Ministry of Interior said on Sunday.The incident occurred at around 8:00am in the Zafar Khel area of Qalat,... read more
QALAT (PAN): Problem between health centres and Taliban have been resolved in southern province Zabul province, a public representative said on Sunday.Health centres have been closed in Shahr-i-Safa, Mezan, Dai Chopan, Shah Joi, and Shamalzai... read more
QALAT (PAN): A group of Taliban surrendered to the government with their weapons in southern Zabul province, officials said on Sunday.The men shunned the insurgency as a result of efforts by the Zabul intelligence chief, Mohammad Daud Gulzar, the... read more
QALAT (PAN): More than 141 kilograms of opium were confiscated in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul Province, an official said on Saturday.The opium, placed in a Mazda truck travelling from Ghazni province to Kandahar, was seized after police... read more
QALAT (PAN): All government departments have agreed to submit monthly reports to the Zabul provincial council, officials said on Thursday.The reports will help the provincial council identify problems of government departments and take steps for... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): Three Taliban fighters were killed on an International Security Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Thursday.The overnight raid took place after a militant assault on a NATO-led military base in the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two Taliban were killed and as many detained in separate encounters in southern Zabul province, officials said on Saturday.Afghan and foreign forces clashed with the fighters near the border between the Nawbahar district of Zabul... read more
QALAT (PAN): The process of distributing land plots to the teachers' community began in southern Zabul province on Thursday, an official said.Teachers were allotted plots in a township located near the Afghan National Army headquarters northwestern... read more
QALAT (PAN): A local Taliban commander was killed in an encounter with police in the Nawbahar district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Thursday.The clash erupted after a group of insurgents attacked a police patrol in the Nawa area... read more
QALAT/ JALALABAD (PAN): Five Taliban fighters were killed during separate security operations across the country, officials said on Wednesday.Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar, deputy governor for southern Zabul province, told Pajhwok Afghan News US Special... read more
QALAT (PAN): Afghan police on Tuesday took over the security responsibility for the Kabul-Kandahar Highway, officials said.Previously controlled by the Afghan National Army personnel, five security posts along the highway from Zabul to Kandahar were... read more
QALAT (PAN): Eighteen prisoners were freed from the central jail in southern Zabul province in compliance with a presidential decree issued on the occasion of Eidul Fitr and the 92nd Independence Day, officials said on Tuesday.Fifteen people were... read more
KHOST/QALAT (PAN): Police rescued two engineers from their kidnappers after a brief shootout during an operation in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday.One of the kidnappers was killed during the rescue operation that took place... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four people have died of diarrhea, while dozens others have been infected with the disease in the Mizan district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Saturday.The epidemic, which spread fast during Eid days due to much eating... read more
QALAT (PAN): A group of suicide bombers attacked the provincial reconstruction team (PRT) office in southern Zabul province on Sunday, wounding at least three civilians, including a woman, a senior official said.The first attacker detonated his... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three mine planters were killed and as many others detained during a security operation in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Sunday.The operation involving Afghan and foreign troops was conducted... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four people were killed in a head-on collision on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province on Friday, an official said. At least one passenger was wounded when an oil tanker rammed into a car in the Khwaja Baba area of... read more
QALAT (PAN): An intelligence official was mysteriously found dead in southern Zabul province, officials said on Tuesday. His bullet-riddled body was found in an area between Qalat, the provincial capital, and Shahr-i-Safa district late on Monday.... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four people, including a policeman, were killed and six others wounded on Friday when a demonstration turned violent in the southern province of Zabul, an official said. Residents of Qalat, the provincial capital, took to the streets... read more
QALAT (PAN): The population of Zabul has reached 700,000, not 270,000, as estimated by the central government, which provides funds to provinces on the basis of their population, a senior official said on Saturday. In the current year's budget... read more
QALAT (PAN): A commander was among 14 militants killed during a counterinsurgency operation in southern Zabul province, police said on Tuesday. The offensive was carried out in the Arghandad district on Monday night, operations chief at the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Five Taliban militants, including their local commander, were killed during joint operations by Afghan and foreign forces in the southern province of Zabul, an official said. Involving coalition troops, the offensive was conducted on... read more
QALAT (PAN): Efforts are underway to reopen all schools that have been shut down in the southwestern province of Zabul, a senior education official said Monday. Twenty-one schools have been reopened in the province this year. Director of Education... read more
QALAT (PAN): A hospital in the southern province of Zabul has been partially closed for a month due to a Taliban warning, officials said on Wednesday. Taliban came to the area and told the hospital authorities to stop working, Mohammadullah, an... read more
QALAT (PAN): The provincial police chief escaped unhurt on Saturday from a suicide bombing that injured nine civilians in the southern province of Zabul, officials said. A motorized rickshaw was detonated at around 9:30 am while provincial police... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two civilian were killed in two separate incidents in the Shah Joy district of southern Zabul province, officials said on Friday. The first incident happened early on Friday east of the district centre when a vehicle carrying logistic... read more
QALAT (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members from southern Zabul province have provided housing in Kabul for 140 students from their province. Students from Zabul have faced problems in the past finding accommodations in Kabul, students said. Wahidullah, who... read more
KALAT (PAN): Thirteen civilians, including women and children, were killed in a mine blast in the Shamalzo district of the southern province of Zabul Saturday morning. The explosion occurred in the Zanzeer area of the border district, completely... read more
QALAT (PAN): The provincial deputy police chief was injured along with his bodyguard in a roadside explosion in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday. The incident took place in the Kakrano Chino area of the province while Ghulam... read more
 QALAT (PAN): Hundreds of people, including tribal elders, from across the southern province of Zabul held a gathering Saturday to demonstrate their support for the special election tribunal. The tribunal, a panel of five judges, on Thursday... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four armed Taliban fighters were killed and as many others were captured alive during a clash with police in Dai Chopan district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Friday. The clash broke out in the Kebi village late on... read more
QALAT (PAN): An airstrike by NATO-led troops killed five alleged mine planters in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Thursday. The air raid targeted the five when they were busy planting roadside bombs in the Shahr-i-Safa district... read more
QALAT (PAN): Hundreds of residents took to the streets on Wednesday, calling for the removal of the Zabul appellant court's chief.  Led by provincial council members, the protestors warned of blocking the highways leading to the provincial... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three minor girls were injured in a motor shell explosion inside their house in the Shah Joy district of southern Zabul province on Friday, police said. The girls found the unexploded device, apparently left over from Afghanistan's... read more
QALAT (PAN): Five militants were killed and seven others, including policemen and civilians, wounded in two separate incidents of violence in southern Zabul province, officials said on Friday. Three fighters were killed by a roadside bomb that they... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five mine planters were killed in an overnight ISAF air strike in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday. The incident took place on the district road between Qazi Qala and Khogiani, Col. Zarawer Zahid, the... read more
QALAT (PAN): The appellate court chief in southern Zabul province has been removed from his position on corruption charges, officials said on Tuesday. Abdul Hadi Hamkar was fired amid reports that residents planned a protest demonstration against... read more
QALAT (PAN): Taliban have released six tribal elders, 25 days after they were kidnapped in southern Zabul province on the charge of cooperating with the government, residents said on Wednesday. The insurgents kidnapped nine elders, including... read more
QALAT (PAN): The first phase of a 23-kilometre canal has been completed in the southern province of Zabul on Thursday, a senior official said. A three-kilometre retaining wall was also constructed along the canal, Governor Mohammad Ashraf Nasiri... read more
QALAT (PAN): Developmental projects worth $15 million (692,100,000afs) have been completed in the southern province of Zabul last year, the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) said on Wednesday. As many as 128 big and small projects were launched... read more
QALAT (PAN):  Nine Taliban insurgents were killed during an operation by Afghan and foreign troops in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Tuesday. The operation on Tuesday morning was conducted in Zarinkhel area of Nawbahar... read more
QALAT (PAN): Ten militants, including Al Qaeda fighters and their commanders, were killed during a military operation in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Wednesday. Based on intelligence reports, the offensive was launched in... read more
QALAT (PAN): A NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldier was killed in an improvised explosive device strike on the outskirts of Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, the alliance said on Friday. The blast took place... read more
QALATCITY(PAN): A private radio station official said on Tuesday he escaped unhurt in a gun attack in the capital of southern Zabul province. Marjan Afghan, the Voice of Qalat chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News he came under attack from gunmen riding... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three NATO-led troops were wounded when their patrol vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the southern province of Zabul, the alliance said on Tuesday.There were two explosions that hit one of the vehicles on the Kabul-Kandahar highway on... read more
QALAT (PAN): The Taliban militants killed a civilian on the charge of spying for the Afghan government in southern Uruzgan province, an official said on Wednesday. The incident happened in the Shobar area of Shah Joi district late on Tuesday, the... read more
QALAT (PAN): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers arrested two local policemen during an operation in southern Zabul province, an official said on Tuesday. The operation was conducted in Chino area of Shah Joy district late on... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two teenage boys were killed and a third was wounded when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a roadside bomb in southern Zabul province, officials said on Thursday. The blast happened late on Wednesday in an area between Qalat and... read more
QALAT (PAN): Twenty Taliban, including a commander, have joined the peace process in southern Zabul province, the governor's office said on Thursday. The group involved in insurgency related incidents had been active in different parts of the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Suspected Taliban shot dead a prominent football player in southern Zabul province, officials said on Tuesday. Sayed Mohammad, who headed a football team in Shahjoy district, was traveling in a car when gunmen opened fire at him west... read more
QALAT (PAN): A joint Afghan-international security force raided a house in southern Zabul province, killing a woman and her husband, local officials said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday night in Khan Koro area of Shah Joy district,... read more
QALAT (PAN): Local police started work in Dai Chopan district of southern Zabul province with 50 youths recruited to the force. Tribal elders, provincial officials and the commander of the 205th Atal military corps in Kandahar, Gen. Abdul Hameed,... read more
QALATCITY (PAN): Intelligence officials seized weapons and ammunition in the southern province of Zabul, the governor's office said on Monday. The weapons, ammunition and explosives were recovered on Sunday from two places on the outskirts of... read more
QALAT (PAN): Residents of Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, say that development projects implemented in the city are of low quality due to a lack of attention on the part of authorities concerned. Over the past nine years, no... read more
QALAT (PAN): One civilian was killed and 13 others, including three children, were injured on Tuesday in an apparent suicide blast in the capital of southern Zabul province, Qalat, police said. The bomber, riding a motorcycle, denoted his... read more
QALAT (PAN):  Gunmen shot dead two civilians and injured three others in two separate incidents in southern Zabul province on Sunday, officials said. The first shooting incident happened on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in Sangar Manda area of... read more
QALAT (PAN): The son of a district chief in southern Zabul province, who was kidnapped a week ago, was founded dead, an official said on Wednesday. Mohammad Hashim, son of Arghandab district chief, Mohammad Afzal, went missing from Kakaran Cheena... read more
QALAT (PAN): A three-and-a-half-year-old boy was rescued on Tuesday from his kidnappers by police in southern Zabul province, an official said. The child was kidnapped from Kabul and was found unconscious in a car parked at a marketplace in Shah... read more
QALAT CITY (PAN): Threats by the Taliban have delayed the start of a major polio vaccination campaign in southern Zabul province, officials said on Tuesday. The campaign has been delayed in all of the province’s 14 districts, except for Qalat... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Monday. The blast occurred at 9am in Alam Gul Nawa area of Mezan district, said the governor's spokesman, Mohammad Jan Rasulyar.... read more
QALAT (PAN): A district chief claimed on Friday foreign troops killed one civilian and wounded another in a shooting incident in southern Zabul province. The two were riding a motorbike in the main bazaar of Shah Joy district on Thursday afternoon... read more
QALAT (PAN): Residents on Wednesday closed shops in protest against the killing of a civilian by guards of a private security company in southern Zabul province. A mechanic was shot dead by private guards, who beat up another without any reason in... read more
QALAT (PAN): The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission has recommended incentives for government servants in southern Zabul province, an official said on Sunday. The suggestion comes amid concerns that residents of the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Thousands of people protested against the disrespect of Quran by international forces, in a gathering on Thursday, in southern Zabul province, residents said. The gathering was set up by the mosque imams of Qalat city in Eidgah mosque... read more
QALAT (PAN): International forces killed two civilians during a predawn operation in Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province, officials claimed on Sunday. Helicopter-borne soldiers killed a market guard before raiding a house in the area,... read more
QALATCITY(PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot an influential individual in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, on Friday, an official said. Noorullah, who coordinated between the government and Mizani district residents, was gunned down... read more
QALAT (PAN): Taliban militants shot dead an Afghan intelligence operative near Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, an official said on Monday. Two gunmen in an auto-rickshaw fired at the National Directorate of Security worker as he... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): More than 700 flood-affected families in northern Balkh province were provided with winter assistance on Sunday, an official said. Provided by the International Organization of Migrants (IOM), the assistance included 1,400... read more

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