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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 (Pajhwok): More than 50 percent of schools remain closed owning to insecurity in southern Zabul province, but tribal elders have been requested to help reopen them, education officials say. Besides threats posed by Taliban insurgents, there... 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 people on Thursday held a peaceful rally demanding construction of a university in southern Zabul province.The demonstration was arranged by civil society organizations. A number of residents, officials and elders... 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): In compliance with orders from the Ministry of Interior, authorities in southern Zabul province on Tuesday announced launching a crackdown on vehicles without documents, or forged papers.Deputy police chief, Col. Ghulam Jilani... 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
QALAT (Pajhwok): A number of truck drivers in southern Zabul province went on strike on Saturday, accusing Mining Department staff of seeking bribes from them. The protesting drivers blamed Mining Department officials for consistently asking... 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): Women on Monday attended their first-ever coordination meeting with officials from various government departments in the capital of southern Zabul province.The meeting involving more than one hundred women and nearly a dozen... 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): At least seven Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and five others wounded in a roadside bombing in southern Zabul province on Monday, an official said.The explosion hit an ANA convoy on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the... 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): Tens of thousands of people exercised their voting right in southern Zabul province, where the electoral process ended satisfactory, officials said on Saturday.Voting in the runoff presidential election formally began at 7:00am... 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/MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Ten Afghan Local Police (ALP) officials, including a commander, were killed in two fresh incidents of violence in southern Zabul and eastern Laghman provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Six ALP personnel had been... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Five persons were killed and as many wounded in two separate incidents in southern Zabul and central Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Tuesday.  One policeman and two civilians were killed while another police official... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): At least seven Taliban were killed and a shadow district chief arrested in separate operations in the Shahr-e-Safa district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Thursday.Six Taliban were killed and seven others wounded... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A provincial council candidate from southern Zabul province on Wednesday claimed surviving an insurgent attack.The overnight incident took place in the Ahmad Shah Khel area of Shinkai district as 15 gunmen stormed Mohammad Yaqub... 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 (Pajhwok): Three smugglers were held with hundreds of kilograms of drugs in the capital of southern Zabul province, an official said on Monday.Police chief, Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rough Lewanai, told Pajhwok Afghan News 1,400 kilograms of... 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): Police have detained two smugglers and recovered 175 kilograms of opium from their possession in southern Zabul province, said a provincial security official on Wednesday.   Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi, the deputy police chief,... 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/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Hundreds of people on Sunday rallied against Islamabad, burning Pakistani flags and effigies of some of its leaders in southern Afghanistan. The demonstration in Qalat, the capital of Zabul, condemned last week's attack... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) personnel were killed in a plane crash in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said.The cause of the crash was under investigation, the NATO-led force said, adding initial... 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): A dozen Taliban, including Pakistani fighters, were killed in a joint military operation by Afghan and NATO-led forces in southern Zabul province, an official said on Thursday.The two-day offensive concluded today in Khaki area, Shahjoi... 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
QALAT (PAN): Thirteen trucks carrying supplies for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were torched on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province, officials said on Wednesday.The incident took place at 10pm when militants... 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): A public representative and his nephew were killed on Monday when the car they were traveling in crashed into another vehicle in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province, an official said.The collision occurred at 7am in the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Authorities in southern Zabul province have banned motorcycle driving in various districts and the provincial capital Qalat to prevent insurgent attacks, an official said on Tuesday.The ban went into effect on Tuesday morning and police... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two members of the High Peace Council have joined Taliban’s ranks in the southern province of Zabul, an official claimed on Sunday.Mullah Mohammad Yousaf and Mullah Zeba resigned their membership of the provincial peace council due to... 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): Three Taliban fighters were killed during a clash with police in the Mizan district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Sunday.The gun-battle broke out after a group of insurgents launched an attack on a police post in the... read more
QALAT (PAN): A district chief escaped unhurt in a bomb attack on his motorcade in southern Zabul province late on Wednesday, an official said on Thursday. Four policemen were wounded in the blast.Mohammad Siddique, the administrative head of the... 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): Thirty-two militants were killed during a month-long operation involving Afghan and foreign troops in the Mizan district of southern Zabul province, the NATO-led alliance said on Thursday.Launched a month back, the operation was wrapped... 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
GARDEZ/QALAT (PAN): Seven Taliban were killed in a clash with police in southeastern Paktia province, while a NATO supply convoy came under attack in Zabul, officials said on Tuesday.In Paktia, the insurgents assaulted a police patrol in the Koseen... read more
QALAT (PAN): Officials said on Saturday that three militants and a civilian were killed in two separate explosions in the Nawbahar district of southern Zabul Province.District Chief Wazir Muhammad Jawadi told Pajhwok Afghan News both incidents took... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two civilians were killed and three others injured by an ISAF convoy guards on the Kandahar-Kabul highway in southern Zabul province on Thursday, an official said.The men, residents of Shah Joi district, came under fire from the private... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two people were killed and a dozen others wounded on Monday when a passenger bus flipped over on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province, officials said.The mishap occurred at around 9am when the ill-fated bus went out of... read more
QALAT (PAN): A Taliban-designated Shinkai district chief was killed in a police operation in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Sunday.Mullah Abdal was eliminated in an operation by the special police force on Saturday night in the... 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 (PAN): Security officials on Thursday banned motorcycle ride in southern Zabul province, fearing Taliban militants would use them to attack Afghan and foreign soldiers.The ban, which came into force on Thursday morning, was imposed in line... read more
QALAT (PAN): A police officer and a Taliban fighter were killed and another 23 rebels arrested in a string of operations in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Wednesday.The offensives were conducted in the past 24 hours in Shah Joi,... read more
QALAT (PAN): A semi-higher technical education institute, the first of its kind in southern Zabul province, was inaugurated in Qalat, the provincial capital, on Tuesday, an official said.Students would receive training in finance, accounting and... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four civilians were detained during an operation by foreign troops in the Shah Joi district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Sunday.The operation was conducted in the Jafaro area of the district on Saturday night, Shah... read more
QALAT (PAN): The Taliban attacked a convoy of trucks carrying logistic supplies for NATO-led troops in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province, burning two vehicles, officials said on Saturday.The convoy was passing by the area on the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Hundreds of residents on Tuesday staged an angry protest against NATO-led forces in the southern province of Zabul, blocking the busy Kabul-Kandahar highway, officials said.Three children were killed and another three wounded during a... 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): A major flood mitigation project began with the construction works on two protective walls commencing on Wednesday in southern Zabul Province.Governor Ashraf Naseri told Pajhwok Afghan News that the first wall would be built in the... read more
QALAT (PAN): With real estate prices shooting up, powerful warlords are trying to make a quick buck by seizing state-owned land, rendering many poor individuals homeless in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, an official revealed on... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three militants, planting roadside bombs, were killed in a predawn NATO-led airstrike in southern Zabul province, an official said on Monday.The incident happened in the Sewri area of Shinkai district, Col. Ghulam Gilani Farahi, the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Hundreds of people in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, staged a peaceful protest demonstration on Thursday against the killing of civilians by US troops in neighbouring Kandahar province.Around 2,000 people, including... read more
QALAT (PAN): A 12-year-old girl on Thursday complained she had been sent to jail after being raped by her neighbour in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province.But prosecutors said that the girl and her two brothers were taken into... read more
QALAT (PAN): A commander among nine Taliban fighters arrested during separate operations by Afghan and international troops in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday.Six insurgents were detained in the Balayar area of Shah Joy district,... 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): Three polio cases were registered over the past 10 months in southern Zabul province, health official said on Sunday.Of the 22 polio cases reported to the main provincial capital, three were found positive after investigations, the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Seven Taliban militants were detained during a clash with police in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday.The clash erupted in Arhad Manda area on the Kabul-Kandahar highway, where 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): National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials submitted dozens of weapons to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme in southern Zabul province on Tuesday, a senior official said.Intelligence operatives had seized... read more
QALAT (PAN): Seven people were killed and five others wounded when two passenger cars collided head-on in southern Zabul province, officials said on Thursday.The overnight mishap occurred on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the Jaldak area of Shahr-i-... read more
QALAT (PAN): A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near a vehicle of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in southern Zabul province, the alliance said on Wednesday.  Tuesday's assault in Shah Joi district slightly... 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): Three people were killed in a traffic accident in the Mezan district of southern Zabul province, officials said on Thursday.The accident occurred late on Wednesday in the Petawa area, where a civilian pick-up veered off the road and... 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/TIRINKOT (PAN): Two civilians and four Taliban militants have been killed in separate incidents in southern Zabul and central Uruzgan provinces, officials said on Sunday.The two civilians were killed by Taliban in Chora district of Uruzgan on... 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): Almost 3,000 kilogram of drugs and hundreds of alcohol bottles were burnt in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, on Wednesday.The drugs included heroin, opium, hashish and wine, provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Fazal Ahmad... 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
ZABUL, August 05, 2011:  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... 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
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Ghazni provincial council chief on Thursday called for the appointment of a "competent" governor to resolve people's problems in coordination with public representatives. Hamidullah Nawroz told reporters that... read more
QALAT (PAN): Recent heavy rain and snowfall has damaged some key bridges on the main Kabul-Kandahar highway, officials in southern Zabul province said on Monday, cautioning drivers to drive carefully. The Afghan government and soldiers from the... read more
QALAT (PAN): An Afghan soldier was killed and two others injured when their vehicle overturned in southern Zabul province, an official said on Monday. The accident happened on Sunday afternoon in Shah Joi district along the Kabul-Kandahar highway,... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): Two policemen and three civilians were killed in bomb blasts and a gun attack in southern Zabul and central Uruzgan province on Friday, officials said. Two people, including a tribal elder and a policeman, were killed when the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two suspected militants, planting a homemade bomb on a road, were killed when the explosive device went off prematurely in southern Zabul province, an official said on Saturday. The blast took place in the Shahjoy district late on... read more
QALAT (PAN): A cache of weapons was seized from a passenger bus during a search in southern Zabul province on Thursday, an official said. Two suspects, including the driver, were detained in connection with smuggling the weapons to Kandahar from... read more
QALAT (PAN): Six policemen were killed in two separate blasts in southern Zabul province on Wednesday, officials said. A vehicle of border police was targeted in the first blast in Shelmaz district where four police were killed and their vehicle... read more
QALAT (PAN): Police in southern Zabul province on Tuesday said they had seized 14.5 kilograms of heroin hidden in a car. The drugs were recovered late Monday from the vehicle parked near police headquarters in the provincial capital, Qalat, said... read more
QALAT (PAN): Some international troops would stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014, the deadline set for transferring security responsibilities to Afghan forces, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander said on Monday. At the Lisbon... read more
QALAT (PAN): The process of distributing winter assistance to needy and displaced families in southern Zabul province began on Monday, officials said. The aid includes blankets, shoes, socks, shawls, tarpaulins, jerry-cans and $10 cash for teach... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two occupants of a tanker laden with fuel were burnt to death when it skidded off a bridge, fell into a ditch, and burst into flames in southern Zabul province, an official said on Saturday. The accident happened late Friday in Toghan... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two civilians were wounded when a roadside bomb ripped through a truck in the southern province of Zabul on Tuesday, an official said. The blast took place in the Shado Qala area on the outskirts of provincial capital, Qalat, on... read more
QALAT (PAN): A Taliban commander was among five suspects arrested during an operation in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Tuesday. The militant commander was arrested without any clash in an area on the outskirts of the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Locals and tribal elders in southern Zabul province said on Sunday security forces must take care of civilians during military operations. QALAT (PAN): Locals and tribal elders in southern Zabul province said on Sunday security forces... read more
QALAT (PAN): Residents, tribal elders and religious scholars in southern Zabul province on Monday asked the Supreme Court to nullify the final results of the September 18 parliamentary election. They were backing calls by the Attorney General... read more
QALAT (PAN): One child was killed and two others were wounded in two separate roadside bomb explosions in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday. An 11-year-old boy was injured in an explosion that happened opposite the Shah Joi... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two policemen were killed and two others wounded when their vehicle hit a truck in southern Zabul province on Monday, officials said. The incident took place in Kharwaryan area of Qalat city in the morning, the governor’s... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two security guards of a road construction company were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southern Zabul province, an official said on Sunday. The explosion took place in the Takeer area of Mezan district on Saturday,... read more
QALAT (PAN): Police seized 600 kilograms of hashish during operations in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Saturday. The drugs were seized during raids on two houses in Majnoon village of Noorak area on outskirt of Qalat city on... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four guards of a security private firm were killed and two civilians wounded when their vehicle collided with a passenger bus in southern Zabul province, officials said on Thursday. The accident happened late Wednesday on the Kabul-... read more
QALAT (PAN): The US ambassador to Afghanistan on Wednesday said that while there were some irregularities in the September 18 parliamentary election, overall it was a success for Afghanistan. Karl Eikenberry, speaking to reporters in southern Zabul... 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, Mullah... read more
QALAT (PAN): Disqualified election winners and supporters, continuing their protest for a third consecutive day in southern Zabul province on Thursday, warned of boycotting the government if the election commission did not reverse its decision. The... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three people were killed and five others suffered injuries when their vehicle flipped over in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Wednesday. The pick up vehicle was traveling from Arghandab district to provincial capital... read more
QALAT (PAN): Gunmen shot dead a police officer in southern Zabul province, an official said on Monday. Security forces recovered the body of the officer in Baski Pula area of Qalat city on Sunday afternoon, Zabul deputy police chief, Col. Ghulam... read more
QALAT (PAN): An imam and a Taliban fighter have been killed in separate incidents in southern Zabul province, officials said on Sunday. The imam named Gul Muhammad was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the Khwazo Qala area of Zabul city, the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Security officials in Zabul on Saturday vowed to provide better security for dwellers during the Eid festival in the capital and districts of the southern province. Police and other security officials are prepared to thwart possible... read more
ZABUL (PAN): A Taliban commander was among four Taliban fighters detained during a clearing operation in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Tuesday. The overnight joint operation was conducted by Afghan and International Security... read more
QALAT (PAN): As many as 97 police officials graduated from a vocational training course carried out by foreign trainers at a police training centre in southern Zabul province on Saturday, officials said. It was a six-month course that completed on... read more
QALAT (PAN): A coalition forces' airstrike hit a convoy of militants in the Shahjoy district of southern Zabul province, killing 10 militants, including a shadow district chief, an official said on Friday. Four people were wounded in the air... read more
QALAT (PAN): The security personnel in southern Zabul province handed over 207 different types of weapons to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme, officials said on Thursday. The weapons had been seized from a car three months... read more
 QALAT (PAN): Three police were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the restive southern Zabul province, officials said on Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon on the outskirts of the provincial capital, Qalat... read more
QALAT (PAN): Construction of the perimeter wall of the governor's house in southern Zabul province has been completed and work on a meeting hall launched, an official said on Saturday. The $102,000 wall project, funded by the Ministry of... read more
QALAT (PAN): More than a dozen vehicles carrying fuel for NATO-led coalition forces were torched and three guards were killed overnight in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Friday. The convoy was travelling on the Zabul-Kandahar... read more
QALAT (PAN): Work on the construction of three roads was launched Monday in the capital city of southern Zabul province, an official said. Provincial governor, Muhammad Ashraf Nasiri, launched the construction work during a ceremony, his spokesman... read more
QALAT (PAN): Nine civilians, including three women, were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in southern Zabul province late Friday, security officials said. The victims were traveling from Qalat, the provincial capital, to... read more
QALAT (PAN): A roadside bomb explosion has killed four civilians and injured two others, including a child, in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Tuesday. The blast Monday evening struck a civilian car in Magholzai area on the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Security personnel have seized explosives weighing up to 120 kilograms and defused them in southern Zabul province, officials said on Monday. The explosives placed in jerry canes were seized by intelligence officials during a search in... read more
QALAT (PAN): Taliban insurgents attacked a convoy of trucks supplying logistics for foreign troops on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway in southern Zabul province, setting afire six vehicles, an official said on Sunday. Four security guards escorting the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four Taliban fighters were killed by their own explosives in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Wednesday. The blast took place in the Tazi area of Shah Joy district on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway Tuesday night when a... read more
 QALAT (PAN): Four Taliban fighters were killed by their own explosives in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Wednesday. The blast took place in the Tazi area of Shah Joy district on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway Tuesday night when... read more
QALAT (PAN): Different sporting events have been launched in southern Zabul province to encourage the youth into healthy activities, an official said on Saturday. Cricket, volleyball and football events, which got underway on Friday as part of the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three insurgents and a civilian were killed as the roadside they were planting went off prematurely in southern Zabul province, officials said on Friday. The predawn explosion happened in the Shobar area of Shah Joi district, the Zabul... read more
QALAT (PAN): Five people were killed in separate traffic accidents on Kabul-Kandahar and Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif highways, officials said on Monday. Two people were killed when a Toyota car -- coming from Kabul -- crashed into a truck in the Kelagai... read more
QALAT (PAN): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier and two Taliban fighters have been killed in different incidents in southern Zabul province, an official said on Monday. The militants were killed by their own explosives late Sunday night as they... read more
QALAT (PAN): Work on the construction of a building for a state-controlled television station was launched in southern Zabul province on Wednesday, an official said. Funded by the American Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), the building for... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three Taliban fighters were killed and three others detained during a joint operation in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Tuesday.The operation was carried out in some areas of Nawbahar district, the governor's... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two commanders were among eight militants arrested during a military operation in southern Zabul province, an official and NATO said on Saturday.The joint operation involving Afghan and international troops was conduced in the Omaki... read more
KALAT (PAN): A teenage girl was killed in an insurgent rocket strike in southern Zabul province, an official said on Tuesday.The incident took place in Naw-Bahar district Monday afternoon when militants launched rocket attacks on the district centre... read more
KALAT (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in a traffic accident in southern Zabul province on Thursday, an official said.Another two soldiers and six civilians were wounded in the incident on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in... read more
JALALABAD/QALAT (PAN): As many as 3,000 destitute families in eastern Nangarhar province were provided with food and cash by the Sherzai Foundation on Saturday, an official said.The Sherzai Foundation is run by governor Gul Agha Sherzai and provides... read more
QALAT (PAN): Afghan and NATO-led ISAF forces killed three Taliban militants, injured two and captured four others during an operation in southern Zabul province, an official said on Saturday.The operation was launched on Friday night in Mullah Abu... read more
QALAT (PAN): Up to 200 weapons were recovered from a wood-laden truck in the southern province of Zabul on Thursday, a senior official said.The truck was intercepted at a police post in Qalat city, the provincial capital, said Governor Muhammad... read more
QALAT CITY (PAN): Five Taliban insurgents were killed during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign troops in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Sunday.The operation was conducted in the Seghan area of Shah Joy district on Saturday... read more
KALAT (PAN): A school that had been closed for three years due to security was reopened in the Dai Chopan district of southern Zabul province, an official said.The school, which holds 180 students and six teachers in the centre of Dai Chopan... read more
QALAT CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead the director of borders and tribal affairs inside his house in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Wednesday.The incident took place on Tuesday night in Pasno village of Shah Joy... read more
QALAT (PAN): Thirty people, including women and children, were injured in a traffic accident in southern Zabul province on Tuesday, an official said.The incident took place in Shahr-i-Safa district, where a passenger bus, going from Kabul to... read more
QALAT (PAN): At least 10 Taliban insurgents were killed in two-day operations in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Monday.The operations were conducted on Sunday and Monday by Afghan and foreign troops in Dai Chopan district,... read more
QALAT (PAN): A Taliban commander was among three insurgents killed when their bomb detonated prematurely in southern Zabul province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place on Friday afternoon as they were planting bombs on a road in... read more
QALAT (PAN): The Afghan Club won a volleyball tournament, featuring eight A-level teams, which concluded in Qalat, capital of southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday.The champions defeated Barq 3-1 in the final of the eight-day event... read more
QALAT (PAN): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and three others were injured in separate roadside bombings in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Saturday.The first explosion took place at 8am when the soldiers were... read more
KALAT (PAN): A poetry competition was held under the title of 'peace' in the southern province of Zabul on Friday.Besides locals, a number of people from Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Ghazni and other provinces participated in the competition.The... read more
QALAT CITY (PAN): A roadside bomb killed five guards of a private security company, and injured another four in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday.The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon when the guards' vehicle struck a... read more
QALAT/ASADABAD (PAN): A rebel commander was killed during a joint operation of Afghan and international troops in the Nawbahar district of southern Zabul province on Saturday, officials said.Six suicide belts and a number of weapons and explosives... read more
QALAT (PAN): At least six civilians were killed in separate bomb blasts in Zabul and Nimroz provinces, officials said on Thursday.Four civilians were killed when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in the Saadullah Khan Qala area of Meezan... read more
QALAT (PAN): Up to 60 females have graduated from a computer and English language course in the southern province of Zabul, an official said on Wednesday.The six-month course was conducted at the Bibi Khala Girls' High School in Qalat by the USAID-... read more
QALAT (PAN): A rocket fired at the home of the governor of southern Zabul province missed its target and hit a nearby house, killing a girl and wounding two others, an official said Wednesday.The rockets were fired at about 8pm on Tuesday, however,... read more
QALAT (PAN): A new building for the police training centre was inaugurated in the restive southern province of Zabul on Wednesday, an official said.The project accounted for 19.5 million afghanis provided by the Ministry of Interior, the governor's... read more
QALAT (PAN): A newly-constructed police headquarters was inaugurated in southern Zabul province on Tuesday, an official said.The project cost $17 million provided by the United States of America (USA), governor's spokesman, Muhammad Jan Rasulyar,... read more
KALAT (PAN): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were wounded on Sunday when the vehicles they were travelling in struck roadside bombs in the lawless southern province of Zabul, said an official.The first explosion took place at 8:00am in the... read more
QALAT (PAN): The Zabul governor survived a roadside bombing near Qalat, capital of the restive southern province, on Saturday afternoon, his spokesman said.The improvised explosive device (IED), a weapon of choice for the Taliban insurgents, went... read more
QALAT CITY (PAN): Afghan and international forces killed 13 Taliban fighters in the restive southern province of Zabul, an official said on Sunday.A local Taliban commander, Maulvi Shahabuddin, was among the insurgents killed during an overnight... read more
QALAT (PAN): Three nomadic Kochi women were killed after they stepped on a roadside bomb in southern Zabul province, an official said on Sunday.The women were killed on their way to a spring in the Shati area of Shamulzai town Saturday evening, the... read more
QALAT (PAN): In compliance with President Hamid Karzai's orders, a campaign was launched against unregistered vehicles in the southern province of Zabul, a senior traffic official said.Under the presidential directive, all vehicles without... read more
KABUL (PAN): A suicide bomber was killed and his two partners detained on Saturday in the southern province of Zabul, the Ministry of Defence said.The three assailants attempted to attack an army check point in Shah Joy district at about 7am, a... read more
QALAT (PAN): Two women were wounded and four men went missing as unidentified gunmen attacked a car of wedding guests in the troubled southern province of Zabul on Friday.The car came under fire on the Kabul-Kandahar highway between the Shahjoy... read more
QALAT (PAN): Residents of southern Zabul province complain that a ban imposed on pillion riding has been creating problems for ordinary civilians.The provincial authorities put restrictions on pillion riding a week back in the wake of increasing... read more
QALAT (PAN): Four people were killed and 19 others injured in a traffic accident on Wednesday in the southern province of Zabul, an official said.The incident took place at 9am when a passenger bus crashed into a truck on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway... read more
QALAT (PAN): Ten civilians have been killed in separate roadside bomb explosions in the volatile southern province of Zabul, an official said on Monday.The fatalities occurred Sunday evening when two passenger cars struck roadside bombs in Shinkay... read more
QALAT (PAN): An overnight NATO-led airstrike has resulted in the killing of 18 Taliban insurgents, including three commanders, in the volatile southern province of Zabul, officials said on Saturday.The air raid in Ghashi Robat area of the Shahr-i-... read more
QALAT (PAN): At least two civilians were killed and nine others wounded when a passenger bus smashed into a truck in southern Zabul province on Thursday, officials said.The incident occurred Thursday morning on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the... read more
KALAT (PAN): Hundreds of people on Thursday attended a gathering to announce their support for the decisions taken at the June 2-4 Peace Advisory Jirga in southern Zabul province.Zabul provincial council member Asadullah Nasir told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
QALAT (PAN): Police in southern Zabul province claimed to have killed two militants, including a suicide bomber, during a clash near the provincial capital, Qalat, on Monday.The clash between police and three suspected militants broke out in the... read more
ZARANJ/QALAT (PAN): Taliban militants have killed four civilians who they said were spying for foreign forces and the government in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.The militants stopped a passenger bus in southwestern Nimroz province... read more
QALAT (PAN): An abducted eight-year-old child managed to run away from his captors in southern Zabul province, an official said on Saturday.The child was kidnapped from a village on the outskirts of Kandahar city and was driven to the neighbouring... read more
ZABUL (PAN): A suicide bomber dressed in a burqa blew himself up near a convoy of foreign troops, killing at least two civilians and wounding another 16 in southern Zabul province on Friday, officials said.The attack happened about 11am in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY/ QALAT (PAN): Six Taliban fighters have been killed during separate incidents in southern Ghazni and Zabul provinces, officials said on Sunday.Four fighters were killed and three wounded in a NATO air strike Saturday evening in... read more
QALAT (PAN): Afghan and international soldiers killed nine Taliban fighters on the outskirts of Zabuls provincial capital of Qalat, officials said on Thursday.The militants were killed Wednesday night during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign... read more
QALAT/ SHARAN (PAN): Private security company guards shot dead a teenage boy in the southeastern province of Paktika, local people said on Wednesday.Guards opened fire on the 13-year-old Muhammad Saber in a bazaar in the Yousufkhel district of the... read more
KABUL/QALAT (PAN): A roadside bomb explosion in central Maidan Wardak province killed a policeman and wounded three others, an official said on Wednesday.Two teenagers, a 13-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, were wounded in the blast that... read more
KABUL / QALAT (PAN): Fifty bags of ammonium nitrate, a chemical fertilizer used in homemade bombs, were seized and one man detained in central Logar province, a government statement said on Monday.The 50 kilogram bags were found in a truck heading... read more
QALAT (PAN): Five people have been killed in a clash between civilians and Taliban militants in the troubled southern province of Zabul, officials said on Monday.The fight erupted on Sunday evening when a Taliban commander demanded cash from tribal... read more
QALAT/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two civilians and a policeman have been killed in a Taliban attack in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday.Elsewhere in the restive south, two militants were blown up by a bomb they were planting in... read more
QALAT (PAN): The spouse of a female provincial council member was among two people killed in a bomb blast in the volatile southern province of Zabul on Saturday, police said.The deaths occurred as a roadside explosion struck the vehicle of a road... read more
QALAT (PAN): A huge quantity of opium has been seized from a truck in Qalat, capital of the increasingly volatile southern province of Zabul, an official said on Saturday.The drugs were concealed beneath beds and firewood in the truck parked in the... read more
QALAT (PAN): A least nine Taliban militants and six Afghan private guards were killed Wednesday in two separate incidents occurred in southern Zabul province, officials said on Thursday.The first battle erupted as insurgents ambushed a supply convoy... read more
QALAT (PAN): The mobile telephone service has been suspended for a week in southern Zabul province, causing problems for residents.Their work had almost come to a halt due to communication problems, complained a construction contractor from Qalat,... read more
LASKARGAH/QALAT (PAN): Twenty-six insurgents, including two commanders, have been killed in joint operations by Afghan and foreign forces in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.The fighting erupted Friday night in Helmand and Zabul... read more

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