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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): Four senior education department officials were killed and six others wounded during a Taliban attack in southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday, officials said.The vehicle the education officials were travelling in struck a roadside... 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): US President Barak Obama's special envoy during his visit to southeastern Paktika province on Wednesday said most Americans view Islam as a religion of insecurity due to negative activities of some people, officials said.Obama's... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Businessmen and shopkeepers in southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday promised a boycott of the Pakistani currency that was causing them losses.Shopkeepers’ association head Gulzada Hamidi told Pajhwok Afghan News the Pakistani rupee... 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): The journalists’ association in southeastern Paktika province on Thursday demanded the immediate arrest of the killers of the Melma Radio manager.  Unidentified gunmen shot dead Saadim Khan in Orgun district of the province on Feb... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Six Taliban fighters and two policemen hailing from southeastern Paktika province were killed during a clash in neighbouring Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.Chasing a car carrying militants, the policemen came under attack... 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
SHARAN (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and five civilians were wounded in a suicide bombing in southeastern Paktika province, the defence ministry said on Wednesday. The blast happened near a patrol of the Afghan army... read more
KABUL/SHARAN (PAN): Up to 80 Taliban insurgents have been killed in an airstrike by NATO-led forces in southeastern Paktika province near the Pakistan border, an official said on Saturday. The overnight airstrike took place in Barmal district when... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Different development projects, costing $15 million, have been completed in southeastern Paktika province during the last six months, the provincial governor said on Monday. The schemes were executed in provincial capital, Sharan, and... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Teachers in southeastern Paktika province are threatening to go on strike unless they receive their salaries which they say have not been paid since the beginning of the school year.The warning came during a meeting of teachers in the... read more
SHARANA (PAN): A group of armed Taliban attacked the joint headquarters of NATO and Afghan forces in the southeastern province of Paktika early Monday morning, officials said.About seven Taliban militants, including some suicide bombers, attacked... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Up to 33 Taliban were killed in two separate operations by NATO forces in southeastern Paktika province, the alliance said on Tuesday.In a statement, NATO's media office in the southeast, said the operations were conducted in Sarroza... read more
PAKTIA (PAN) Dozens of weapons were handed over the regional disarmament commission in southeastern Paktia province, officials said.Rocket launchers, two machine guns, 23 rifles, six kalashnikovs, three pistols and ammunition were given to the... read more
SHARAN/KABUL (PAN): As many as 40 Taliban militants were killed in a joint Afghan and NATO operation in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Monday, but NATO put the death toll at seven insurgents.The militants had sneaked into the... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Nearly a dozen Taliban insurgents have been killed during a joint operation by Afghan and US forces in the southeastern province of Paktika, an official said on Wednesday.The operation was conducted in the Nawi Qala area of Sarobi... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Eight Taliban insurgents, including a regional militant leader, have been killed in southeastern Paktika province, local officials said on Tuesday.The militant commander, identified as Faiz Gul, was among four insurgents killed during... read more
SHARANA (PAN): Taliban militants have killed two locals for allegedly providing intelligence to the government in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Friday.Paktika governor spokesman, Mukhlis Afghan, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... 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
SHARAN (PAN): Gunmen killed the teenage son of a female provincial council member overnight in southeastern Paktika province, an official and residents said on Sunday.Zabihullah, 18, the son of Hanifa Khatawazai, was gunned down Saturday in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY/ SHARAN (PAN): At least 15 Taliban fighters have been killed during separate clash in southern Ghazni and southeastern Paktika provinces, officials said on Sunday.Six Taliban were killed and four others wounded in an encounter with... read more
SHARAN (PAN): Seventeen government officials in the southeastern province of Paktika have been reported to the Attorney General's office on allegations of corruption, a delegation said on Saturday.The officials, some of whom are high-ranking, have... read more