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ZARANJ (PAN): A120-metre long cable bridge over Helmand River has been completed, benefitting about 1,500 families in the southern province of Nimroz, officials and residents said on Tuesday. Nimroz Governor Abdul Karim Barahawi on Monday... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Taliban fighters killed two tribal elders and set on fire their bodies to avenge the death of their shadow district chief in the northern province of Sari-i-Pul, an official said on Saturday. The two had been kidnapped from the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A young girl was killed and her six family members were wounded when a rocket hit their house in central Kapisa province on Sunday, an official said. The incident happened in Ghazikhel area of Tagab district during a clash... read more
KABUL(PAN): A primary court sentenced two men to 15 years in jail in connection with a child kidnapping case in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Thursday. Bashir and Janan, native to northern Baghlan province, had abducted the... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Twenty-one prisoners were released from a prison and another 73 inmates got their jail terms slashed under a presidential decree in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday. The prisoners were released in compliance... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Five people have been killed and six others injured in two separate road accident in the southwestern province of Nimroz, officials said on Saturday. The first accident took place in Ali Nimroz area on the Zaranj-Delaram highway on... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): More than a dozen Iranian Engineers and two Afghan employees of a road construction company, kidnapped by Taliban militants earlier in the week in western Farah province, were freed on Wednesday evening. The 14 Iranian and two Afghan... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): President Hamid Karzai promised on Wednesday to upgrade southwestern Nimroz province and launch work on the Kamal Khan dam in the near future. During a visit to the province, Karzai met local officials and locals. Participants briefed... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two militants and a civilian were killed in an airstrike by NATO-led forces in Khashrud district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Wednesday. The operation involving helicopters of foreign troops was carried out in... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The US ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, has said his country's commitment toward a better security in Afghanistan will last long and stay unchanged. "The US and the international community will continue to... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Ethnic Baluchs in southwestern Nimroz province accuse the government of neglecting them. They say they lack equal access to health care, education and opportunities. The Baluch, ethnically closer to the Persians of Iran, live in Char... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): An insurgent commander was killed and two others were detained by the international coalition in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Thursday. The NATO-led alliance launched a raid by helicopter in Khashroad district on... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A newly set up rehabilitation centre set up in the provincial capital of southwestern Nimroz province has already cured 50 drug addicts and is currently treating another 165, including six Iranians.   The addicts were rounded up... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Five suspected insurgents were detained in western Farah province along with weapons, ammunition and military uniforms, officials said on Wednesday. The suspects were seized in a house in Bala Blook district of the province along with... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Police raided a house and detained five suspected militants in western Farah province, officials said on Saturday. The raid on Friday night was conducted in the Gilan district, police operation department head, Col. Mohammad Munir,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A man, detained on the charge of killing his three wives, is being interrogated in the southwestern province of Nimroz, officials said on Sunday. Ten days after the man was arrested for killing one of his wives, the bodies of his two... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two people were killed in a robbery incident in the southwestern province of Nimroz, officials said on Thursday. A clash occurred after four robbers sneaked into a house in the Khwaja Sultan village on the outskirts of Zaranj, the... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): NATO-led forces killed two Taliban commanders and arrested four others in Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday. The commanders, who were identified as Malang and Noor Ali, were killed in Zari... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): More than 350 fuel tankers have been stranded in Iran as fuel prices edged up after Tehran banned diesel exports to Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday. The ban on diesel exports caused a loss of five to eight million afghanis to... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Iranian authorities have released six Afghan border police officials more than a month after they mistakenly crossed over into the neighbouring country, officials said on Wednesday. The six policemen, including an officer, accidently... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Six Taliban fighters have been killed and their communication network destroyed in an airstrike by NATO-led forces in the southwestern province of Farah, an official said on Saturday. The airstrike was carried out in Bakwa district,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Six Taliban insurgents were killed during a clash with police in the southwestern province of Nimroz on Sunday, officials said. The firefight erupted at 8.00am when the fighters assaulted a convoy carrying food and book supplies for... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The revenue of Nimroz customs department has reached 1.634 billion afghanis over the past six months, showing a 32.8 percent increase over the same period last year, an official said on Monday. Last year, the revenue stood at about 1.... read more
 ZARANJ (PAN): At least four people were killed and 25 others wounded when a packed passenger bus skidded off a road and overturned in the Khashrud district of southwestern Nimroz province on Friday, police said. The accident happened on the... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A bomb blast in this capital city of southwestern Nimroz province left two people, including a child, dead and four others wounded late Wednesday, police said. The explosion took place in the Nahr-i-Lashkar area of Zaranj, the... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A new building for the police headquarters, constructed at a cost of $2.5 million, was inaugurated in southwestern Nimroz province on Saturday, an official said.The two-acre building, having 16 rooms, a kitchen, a dining hall and a... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on Tuesday promised resolving the problem of clean drinking water being faced by residents of southwestern Nimroz province until the end of this year.Zakhilwal told a meeting of local... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two police officials were arrested on Friday in connection with 162 kilograms of narcotics seized in Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province.The detained officials, who abetted drug smugglers, were being interrogated, the provincial... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Three Taliban fighters and a civilian were killed and two militants wounded during a two-hour clash following an attack on the district police headquarters in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday.The police... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Security officials burnt about 1,090 kilograms of narcotics in southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday. The drugs were seized in a string of operations over the last three months.The provincial police chief said 624 kilograms of opium,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The Nimroz governor suggested on Tuesday voting in the second post-Taliban parliamentary election, slated for Sept. 18, might not take place in 20 percent of polling stations in the remote southwestern province.Ghulam Dastagir Azad... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Residents of southwestern Nimroz province say unhygienic water has led to the spread of diarrhea and vomiting, particularly among children.Ghulam Nabi, resident of the provincial capital, Zaranj, told Pajhwok Afghan News at a health... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A dozen Taliban fighters were killed and one policeman was injured when insurgents attacked two police checkpoints in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday.The attacks happened Sunday evening in Deh Mazang and Minar... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A dozen Taliban fighters were killed and one policeman was injured when insurgents attacked two police checkpoints in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday.The attacks happened Sunday evening in Deh Mazang and Minar... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Taliban fighters have decapitated a man they said was an Afghan soldier in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.The Taliban pulled the 20-year-old man from the 303 passenger bus in Bakwah district late Saturday,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A district police chief and his guard were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in the southwestern Nimroz province on Saturday, an official said.The Khashrod district police chief, Amanullah, along with his security guard was traveling in... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Ten Taliban fighters, including two Pakistanis, and a police commander of a check-post have been killed in an hours long gun-battle in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Friday.The clash erupted when nearly 60 Taliban,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two Iranian soldiers who crossed into Afghanistan in western Nirmoz province have been arrested, security officials said on Thursday.The soldiers, who crossed the border on Monday, were in pursuit of an Iranian national believed... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): About 13,500 families in the southwestern province of Nimroz are benefitting from electricity transferred from Iran, officials said on Thursday.Previously, the provincial capital of Zaranj only received eight megawatts of power and was... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Iranian authorities have executed four more Afghan nationals, fuelling fears about the fate of around 3,000 death-row Afghan inmates in that country.Qasim, 27, was among those hanged in Yazd city on Wednesday. His body and those of... read more

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