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TIRINKOT (PAN): A police commander was among seven people killed in a string of violent incidents in Uruzgan, Paktika and Zabul provinces, local officials on Thursday.In central Uruzgan, the police commander died when his car struck a roadside bomb... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Three local policemen and a resident were arrested for carrying a suicide vest in a police vehicle in southeastern Paktika province on Thursday, an official said.The four were arrested with the suicide belt in Barmal district, local... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Hundreds of people on Wednesday rallied against foreign troops for what they called desecration of the Quran during an overnight raid on a religious school in southeastern Paktika province.The protestors gathered in the Shaheedan... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Students of southeastern Paktika province would be provided with the Internet facility, the governor said at a ceremony on Thursday.Buildings for the Lincoln Learning Centre (LLC) and the Department of Information and Culture in the... read more
SHARNA/ASADABAD (PAN): Food aid was distributed to hundreds of poor families in Paktika and Kunar province on Monday, officials said.Each needy family received 90 kilograms of eatables, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) head for Kunar, Muhammad... read more
SHARAN (PAN): A newly-constructed warehouse for the agriculture department was inaugurated in southeastern Paktika province on Sunday.Work on the Provincial Reconstruction Team-funded warehouse was launched five months ago, the agriculture director... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Tribal elders, religious scholars and influential figures on Tuesday agreed to reduce bride prices in southeastern Paktika province.At a gathering, the bride price for a girl was fixed at 250,000 afghanis ($5,000), for a widow at 150,... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Four policemen were killed and as many intelligence workers injured in a roadside bombing in the Barmal district of southeastern Paktika province on Thursday, an official said.The incident happened in the Tor Tangi area, where the... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Residents and orchard owners in the southeastern province of Paktika say recent rains caused them big losses, destroying their grape gardens."Previously, we earned 1200,000 to 1500,000 afghanis ($25,115 to 31,393) annually. But this... read more
SHARAN (PAN): The Department of Martyrs and Disabled Affairs in southeastern Paktika province is facing a lack of staff, officials said on Wednesday. They said the department had allocated 24 million afghanis – about $510,000 -- for... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Thirty-five militants were killed during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign troops in the Urgon district of southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Thursday. But the Taliban rejected the claim as baseless, saying 10... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Two security personnel and three Taliban fighters were killed during a firefight in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Wednesday. The clash took place in the Yahyakhel district on Tuesday as Afghan army and police... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Armed Taliban killed a labourer and injured three others during a gun attack in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Tuesday. The victims were working on a reconstruction project in the Paraw area of Sararoza district... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Ten Pakistani militants were killed in a coalition airstrike in the Barmal district of southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Saturday. The Pakistanis were killed on Friday night after they had sneaked into the Gharnai... read more
KABUL(PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday strongly condemned a suicide attack that killed and wounded a number of civilians in southeastern Paktika province. The teenaged bomber blew himself up at a crowded market in the Shakeen bazaar of Barmal... read more
SHARAN (PAN): A helicopter belonging to NATO-led forces was involved in a hard-landing in southeastern Paktika province, injuring a soldier, the alliance said on Saturday, but the rebels claimed downing the MH-47. "International Security... read more
SHARAN (PAN): A man set his family members on fire in Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province, killing a woman and injuring six others, an official said on Monday. Abdul Karim, suffering from a mental disorder, sprinkled his relatives with... read more

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