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SHARAN (PAN): Forty militants were killed and 14 others wounded during a fierce clash with security personnel in the southeastern province of Paktika, the governor’s office said on Saturday.The predawn gunbattle was triggered by attacks on border... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Tribal elders, spiritual leaders and youth of southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday condemned the death of peace negotiator Arsala Rahmani and sought harsh punishment for the perpetrators.On Sunday morning, a gunman opened fire on... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Six attackers and three policemen were killed and five others, including two civilians, injured when a group of militants attacked a government building in the Yahyakhel district of southeastern Paktika province, officials said on... read more
SHARNA (PAN): Four suicide attackers who tried to attack crowded government offices were killed by Afghan security forces in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Monday.The four-member militant group who took up positions inside the... read more
SHARANA (PAN): Livestock owners on Tuesday said they lost thousands of animals every year due to lack of veterinary clinics in southeastern Paktika province.Most of residents in mountainous parts of the province rely on agriculture and livestock... read more
SHARANA (PAN): At least 33 rebels were killed in southeastern Paktika province over the past two weeks and another eight in the last 24 hours in various provinces, officials said on Saturday.An operation that was launched on March 20 in different... read more
SHARAN (PAN): A local policeman shot dead a foreign soldier on Monday, while his comrades returned fire, killing the policeman and injuring another, in southern Paktika province, officials said on Tuesday.“The attacker was shot dead and another... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Ten people, including three militants, were killed and two others injured in a six-hour clash between in southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday.Three policemen and four civilians also died in the clash triggered by an insurgent... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Residents of remote districts in the southeastern province of Paktika on Tuesday sought help from the government ahead of the snowfall season.Every year, Waza Khwa, Warmami, Tarwa, Khoshamand, Gomal, Womna, Barmal, Giyan and Zherok... read more
SHARAN (PAN): US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday visited American troops in the southeastern province of Paktika, bordering Pakistan's troubled tribal region of South Waziristan, an official said.A day after his arrival in Kabul on an... read more
SHARAN (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the Department of Justice was inaugurated in southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday, an official said.  Governor Mohibullah Samim and United States Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker also... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Five policemen were among 10 people arrested on the charge of highway robberies in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday.The arrests came during an operation that was carried out after complaints from residents... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Despite facing a shortage of staff, the income of southeastern Paktika province's revenue department is on the increase, compared to previous years' returns, officials say.Against the 80 approved posts for it, only a dozen employees... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Twenty-nine militants have been killed during an operation by international troops in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Saturday.The operation was conducted by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Five Taliban militants were killed during a joint operation in the Sarobi district of southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Tuesday.The operation was conducted by local police and international troops in the Mangripi area,... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Two children were drowned in a water pond in the Sar Roza district of southeastern Paktika province on Monday.Witness Aminullah said he saw the minors drowning while irrigating his land. He gave no further details about the incident.... read more
SHARAN/KHOST CITY (PAN): Rain-induced floods have caused losses to residents of southeastern Paktika and Khost provinces, near the Pakistan border, officials said on Wednesday.Alamdar Giyanwal, a tribal elder from Orgun district who accompanied a... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Six people were killed and nine others wounded in a roadside bombing in the southeastern province of Paktika, officials said on Sunday.The incident took place late on Saturday when a pickup vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Karezgai... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A girls' hostel at the Shaikh Zayed University in Khost City and the reconstruction of the Sharan Civil Hospital were completed on Wednesday, officials said.Director of Shaikh Zayed University Professor Dr. Gul Hassan Walizai told... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Supporters of a disqualified Wolesi Jirga member from southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday staged a protest against the Independent Election Commission (IEC) decision of unseating nine sitting MPs. Led by Abdul Zahir Qadeer, leader... read more
SHARAN (PAN):  Three tonnes of expired and low-quality drugs and food items were set on fire in the southeastern province of Paktika on Thursday, officials said. The stuff had been collected from shops in Sharan, the provincial capital, by... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Twenty-four females have completed an 18-month midwifery course in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Monday. It was the first batch of midwives in the province to complete the training course, Governor Mohibullah Samim... read more
SHARAN (PAN): The first-ever township for government servants was inaugurated in Sharan, capital of southeastern Paktika province, on Saturday. The distribution of plots also got underway simultaneously. "Before this project, government... read more
SHARANA (PAN): Wheat production in the southeastern province of Paktika province has decreased by 50 percent this year due to lack of water and good seeds, officials and farmers said. Yaro, a Sharan City farmer, said that his 10 acres of land,... read more
SHARANA (PAN): Scores of tribal elders and youth attended a gathering in support of the special court’s verdict on the Parliamentary election, a tribal elder said on Monday. Abdul Samad Shahid, a tribal elder in Sharana city, told the... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Up to 250 kilograms of opium and hashish seized from across Paktika province have been destroyed, officials said on Wednesday. Zabihullah Masaud, head of the provincial counter-narcotics department, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the... read more
SHARAN (PAN): A commander was among 13 militants killed in an airstrike by NATO-led troops in the Omna district of southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Thursday. The commander was identified as Mamoor Jan, who was killed along with a... read more
SHARANA (PAN): A senior official of the irrigation and agriculture department was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Saturday. Director Gul Mohammad Alikhel was killed late on Friday night on the... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Officials and tribal elders approved a strategic five-year plan for southeastern Paktika province on Wednesday. The directors, district chiefs, and tribal elders of the province reviewed the draft plan during a workshop conducted by... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Three suspected insurgents were killed by their own explosives in southeastern Paktika province, where a fourth militant died in a clash with police, officials said on Sunday. The three suspected Taliban were killed when the roadside... read more
SHARAN (PAN): A district council chief and two militants and a woman have been killed in separate incidents in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Monday. The tribal elder, Alam Khan Zadran, who was head of Urgun district, was... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Twenty Taliban insurgents have been killed in two separate operations by Afghan and foreign troops in the southeastern province of Paktika, officials said on Tuesday. Sixteen fighters were killed in clashes with a joint force of... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Gunmen shot dead a tribal elder in the Yahyakhel district of southeastern Paktika province on Sunday, officials said. The unknown armed men got Haji Ramazan out of his residence in the Matakhel area in the afternoon and shot him dead... read more
SHARAN (PAN): One Afghan army soldier and two militants were killed in an explosion and a clash in southeastern Paktika province, the governor's office said on Saturday. One soldier was killed and two others were wounded while trying to defuse... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Afghan and foreign forces have killed 14 suspected militants in the southeastern province of Paktika, an official said on Friday. The suspects were killed during an overnight operation in the Shamalzai village of Yahyakhel district,... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Foreign forces arrested the head of a teacher training college, a worker and a high school student in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Sunday. The 203rd Thunder Military Corps said a joint Afghan-international security... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Three suicide bombers detonated a truck full of explosives in the compound of a road construction company in southeastern Paktika province, killing 23 people and injuring another 60, officials said on Monday. The attackers shot dead... read more
SHARAN (PAN): A dozen civilians were killed and five others wounded in a powerful bomb explosion in the southeastern province of Paktika on Sunday, the governor's office said. The casualties happened when a passenger coach struck a roadside... read more
SHARAN (PAN): The process of distributing apple tree seedlings to farmers and orchard owners began in southeastern Paktika province Thursday, an official said. Jointly funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the... read more
SHARAN (PAN):  Police detained a suicide bomber along with his instructor in the southeastern province of Paktika, officials said on Monday. The two men were detained during a search of a hotel on Sunday night in Orgun district, the governor... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Angry over the continued blockade of Afghan fuel trucks, hundreds of tribal elders, traders and youth in southeastern Paktika province decided on Tuesday to boycott Iranian products. The decision came at a gathering, attended by 300... read more
SHARAN (PAN): People in the remote districts of southeastern Paktika province have urged the government to provide them with winter aid before snow blocks their roads, officials said on Tuesday. The districts of Gumal, Omnah, Barmal, Giyan, Naki,... read more
SHARAN (PAN): A would-be suicide bomber from Pakistan's insurgency-hit tribal belt was detained in the southeastern province of Paktika province on Thursday, a senior official said. After being surrounded by police, the man turned in his... read more
 SHARAN (PAN): A suicide bomber blew himself up inside police headquarters in southeastern Paktika province on Saturday, an official said.  SHARAN (PAN): A suicide bomber blew himself up inside police headquarters in southeastern Paktika... read more
SHARAN (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday reiterated his call for NATO-led forces to target terrorist infrastructure outside Afghanistan. The president issued the call during a visit to Sharan, capital of southeastern Paktika province, the... read more
 KABUL/SHARAN (PAN): Coalition forces beat back a predawn insurgent attack on a combat outpost in a remote town of southeastern Paktika province, killing more than 30 militants on Saturday, NATO said. "Insurgents attacked from all... read more
SHARAN (PAN): A Taliban-fired rocket hit a vehicle in southwestern Paktika province on Tuesday, killing six civilians, the interior ministry said. The early morning incident happened in the Ghaibikhel area of Yahyakhel district, the ministry said... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Fruits yield in southeastern Paktika province had decreased by 70 percent this year, gardeners said on Monday. Apples, grapes and some other fruits are produced in the province, where most of its dwellers relay on fruit orchards.... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Fifteen Taliban fighters, who sneaked into southeastern Paktika province from Pakistan, were killed in an airstrike by NATO-led forces, officials said on Monday. The insurgents had crossed the Pak-Afghan border and were bombed when... read more
SHARAN (PAN) Two private security guards have been killed and eight others wounded in separate incidents in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Sunday. One guard of a private construction company was killed and two others were... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Five children have been killed and four others injured in a militant attack in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Tuesday.The assault took place in the Yahyakhel district late Monday when nine children were wounded by an... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Two schoolchildren were killed and four others wounded in bomb blast in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Sunday.The explosion took place close to a school Saturday afternoon when the students were going home, a witness... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Police have freed the editor of a private radio station in southeastern Paktika province hours after he was arrested and his radio closed, officials said on Monday.Police sealed the Pakhtun Ghag (Voice of Pakhtuns) Radio Sunday noon,... read more
SHARANA/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three police men were killed after the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Saturday.In central Afghanistan, officials said, two Afghan National Army (... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Afghan and NATO forces on Monday thwarted an insurgent attack on their joint combat posts in southeastern Paktika province, killing seven attackers, officials said.The seven-member insurgent group, including one suicide bomber, stormed... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Twenty-one insurgents were killed during an operation by NATO-led troops in the southeastern province of Paktika, the alliance said on Saturday.The raid was conducted in the Sraroza district on Friday afternoon, NATO's media office in... read more
SHARAN (PAN): A bomb explosion killed four people, including two suspected militants, in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Thursday.The explosion took place inside the house of a local fighter in the Ghaibikhel village of Yahyakhel... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Four members of a family were killed in a roadside bombing in the southeastern province of Paktika on Thursday, officials said.The pick-up they were travelling in from Barmal district to the Nahal village struck the roadside bomb in... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Unidentified militants have killed four construction workers in the southeastern Paktia province, bordering Pakistan, the interior ministry said Saturday.The labourers were kidnapped from the Mata Khan district in the neighbouring... read more
SHARAN (PAN): NATO troops killed 28 Taliban militants and arrested 17 others during separate ground and air offensives in the southeastern province of Paktika, the alliance said on Thursday.Twenty-three insurgents were killed in an air strike in... read more
SHARAN (PAN): A child was killed in an overnight bomb explosion in the Kherkot district of southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Wednesday.The explosives fitted on a bicycle were detonated as a police vehicle passed through the district... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Eight people, including policemen, were wounded in a bomb blast in front of a district headquarters building in southeastern Paktika province on Wednesday, an official said.Five civilians and three policemen were injured in the... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least 20 Taliban fighters were killed and several others wounded in separate incidents in southern Ghazni and southeastern Khost and Paktika provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Three insurgents were killed in a NATO air strike in... read more

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