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ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Residents of southwestern Nimroz province complainof growing incidents of kidnappings saying businessmen and well-off individuals have stopped sending children to school and training centres. Locals say seven incidents of... read more
FARAH/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Kidnapped two days ago, an 8-year-old child has been found dead near the capital of western Farah province, while gunmen kidnapped four civilians in neighboring province of Nimroz, officials said on Thursday. The child had... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead an agent of the intelligence service in southwestern Nimroz province, a security official said on Tuesday. The official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News two motorcyclists... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Thursday said a female university student, kidnapped by unidentified men, has been rescued by police in northeastern Kunduz province. Elsewhere, an Iranian national, who wanted to join... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Up to 220 uplift schemes were executed in the southwestern Nimroz province in the past one year but dozens have been halted by insecurity, officials said on Tuesday. The projects includethe gravelling of a 20-km road, eight... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Thursday sought punishment for the abductors of a child in southwestern province of Nimroz. Zakria, 5, was abducted two weeks ago from the 1st police district of... read more
SHIBERGHAN/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two uprising commanders and a police officer were killed during separate security incidents in northwestern Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, official said on Wednesday. Jawzjan police officer Col. Abdul Manan Raufi told... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): At least 20 Afghan asylum seekers have been killed and wounded in a traffic accident in Iran, an eyewitness said on Thursday. Amanullah, one of the migrants, wrote on his Facebook page the incident took place late on Wednesday... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The culture of badal marriage (women and girls exchanged as brides between families) remains intact in several parts of the country, fuelling family violence and leading to divorce, residents say. The primitive practice involves... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/PUL-I-KHUMRI/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): More than 500 kilograms of drugs have been seized by law-enforcement agencies in Kunduz, Baghlan and Nimroz provinces, officials said on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh, police chief for... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Eight Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and four militants have been killed in separate security incidents in different provinces, security officials said on Monday. Four fighters were killed and eight others woodened during... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The second phase of Kamal Khan dam, which could generate eight megawatts of power besides irrigating 100,000 hectares of land in southwestern Nimroz province, has been completed, the Ministry of Energy and Water announced on Sunday... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A former director of haj and religious affairs has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in northwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday. Two motorcyclists gunned down Syed Nazir Ahmad Sadaat in front of his house in... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday claimed arrestinga Hezb-ut-Tahrir leader with night letters and a computer in southwestern Nimroz province. A statement from the spy service identified the detainee as... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 15 insurgents, two of them foreigners, have been killed in clashes in different parts of the country, officials said on Thursday. Thirteen rebels were killed in northern... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Lightning and electric shock resulted in the death of a woman and a child in southeastern Nimroz province, a public health official said on Wednesday. Public Health Director Dr. Noor Ahmad Sherzad said the woman was struck by... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Explosions and traffic accidents on the Zaranj-Dilaram highway in southwestern Nimroz province have taken the lives of over 30 people this year and wounded dozens more, officials said on Monday. The 214 kilometres highway was... read more
MAIMANA/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A woman in northwestern Faryab province shot dead a man who wanted to rape her, while an old man was killed and his son wounded as a result of an explosion in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Monday.... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Residents of Nimroz say the media situation in the southwestern province is of grave concern, paving the way for Iranian news outlets to influence the local culture. There are currently no daily newspapers in the province, whose... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Six policemen and two militants have been killed during a clash in the Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday. A local security official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): “I wanted to make it to Europe but faced many problems on the way and couldn’t reach my dreamland. Even if I am killed, I won’t give up my mission.” Shamsuddin, hailing from western Farah province, told Pajhwok Afghan News he... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A mother and her little son were killed and two others injured in a roadside bombing in Chahar Burjak district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Sunday. Nimroz deputy police chief Maj. Mohammad Ghaws Sistani told... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Three people trying to smuggle 129 kilograms of heroin to Iran were arrested in the western province of Nimroz, officials said on Saturday. The traffickers had placed the drugs in two containers and police recovered them from... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): At least 20 schools in southwestern Nimroz province have been closed and two more torched by the Taliban during the current year, the provincial council (PC) chairman says. According to the education department, around 85,000... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A school building and a conference hall for the customs department have been completed in Zaranj, the provincial capital of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday. Education Director Abdul Wahid Hikmat told... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): At least five militants were killed by security forces after an attack on the Kamal Khan Dam in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday. The dam protection unit commander, Maj. Fazal Ahmad Zori, told Pajhwok... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in an insurgent attack in Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday. At least three other soldiers were wounded during the militant assault on their check-post in the... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The first 40-member group of female students graduated from Nursing School in southwestern Nimroz province amid hopes that their work would bring down the mother-child mortality rate in the province. Dr. Farid Ahmad Arab, acting... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A man was awarded death penalty while three other men were sentenced to different jail terms for their involvement in killing a girl in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Sunday. The girl Fawzia, 12, disappeared on... read more
FAIZABAD/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A number of development projects, including construction of a high school, in northeastern Badakhshan and gravelling of a road in southwestern Nimroz provinces have been completed, officials said on Saturday. The uplift... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): People’s representatives and residents of southwestern Nimroz province complain growing insecurity is hampering implementation of reconstruction projects, blaming the government for negligence to ensure law and order in the area... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The son of the governor of western Nimroz province shot dead an officer of the Quick Response Force (QRF), the residents alleged but the governor vehemently denied the charge. Ahmad, a resident of Nimroz, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The dead bodies of five Afghan refugees who had lost their lives in a traffic accident in Iran, had been shifted to Nimroz province, residents said on Saturday. Mohammad Dawood, a resident of Zaranj, said his cousin was among... read more
FAIZABAD/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Taliban gunned down an operative of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday. An intelligence official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The released inmates in southwestern Nimroz province on Wednesday complained about lack of facilities in the prison. As many as 19 prisoners were freed and some were given commutation in their punishment in compliance with the... read more
ZARANJ/ FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a tribal elder in southwestern Nimroz province while two thieves were captured in western Farah province, officials said on Monday. An official who wished to go unnamed told Pajhwok... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): More than 1,400 kilograms of narcotics have been seized and five alleged smugglers detained in connection to drugs trafficking in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Saturday. Provincial police chief Brig. Gen.... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Security officials and the Taliban have claimed inflicting casualties on each other following the insurgent group’s attack on Kamal Khan Dam facility in southern Nimroz province. Brig. Gen. Delawar Shah Delawar, Nimroz police... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): “My husband pulled out my hairs and smashed me on the ground without any known reason, leaving me injured. I am tired of leading life with him and I want to separate my ways with him,” wailing Nasrin, a resident of Zaranj, the... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Water and Energy Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani has expressed his dissatisfaction over the slow-paced work on the Kamal Khan Dam in southwestern Nimroz province. Osmani, who visited the dam on Friday, called for the mega project’s... read more
ZARANJ/ (Pajhwok): Former provincial council head of southwestern Nimroz province survived a gun attack that left one of his bodyguards dead, an official said on Tuesday. A security official in Nimroz wishing anonymity said a group of armed men... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The provincial council of southwestern Nimroz province says it has made many achievements in implementing infrastructural projects, but residents complain the council lacks vision to combat administrative graft. Nimroz... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Construction work on Malali Girls Intermediate School has been completed on Saturday, which would facilitate 1,500 students to study in an excellent environment, an official said. Education Director Abdul Wahid Hikmat said... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Construction work of eight playgrounds for schools of southwestern Nimroz province has been completed on Monday, an official said. Education Director Abdul Wahid Hikmat told Pajhwok Afghan News each play ground had 50 meters... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): An Iranian spy has escaped from prison in southwestern Nimroz province after taking advantage of prison visiting hours, officials said on Thursday. The man, who had been sentenced to 15 years in jail on the charge of spying for... read more
ZARANJ/QALA-I-NAW/KABUL (Pajhwok): Eight security officials and nine Taliban fighters, including a notorious commander, have been killed and as many rebels wounded in clashes in different parts of the country, officials said on Thursday. Five... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Some tribal elders of southwestern Nimroz province on Saturday demanded the incumbent governor to continue his job while others expressed concerns over the performance of the governor. As many as 200 elders marched towards the... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police in southwestern Nimroz province on Thursday arrested individuals and recovered 400 kilograms heroin from vehicles, officials said. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangal Bagh, said the contraband was concealed in... read more
 ZARANJ/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Police in southwestern Nimroz and northern Jawzjan provinces on Wednesday arrested two alleged smugglers and recovered 145 kilogram drugs from their possession, officials said. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): As many as 100 students, including 14 female, of economic and law faculties on Saturday graduated from the only private institute of higher education in southwestern Nimroz province. The graduated male and female students... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Residents have complained construction work on Kamal Khan Dam in southwestern Nimroz province was moving with a slow-paced due to government's inefficiency. The dam is being constructed on Helmand River in Chahar Burjak district... read more
KABUL / ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) claimed recovering a huge arms cache in northern Kunduz and western Farah provinces and detained two men, a statement from the spy network said on Wednesday. Separately,... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Thousands of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and those repatriated in Western Nimroz province on Saturday complained the aid provided by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) organization was not enough and the government should provide... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Wednesday said eight playgrounds would be constructed for schools’ students in southwestern Nimroz province. MRRD Deputy Director Farid Azim said four playgrounds... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The revenue of western Nimroz custom has increased by 950 million afghanis ($16.4 million) in the previous solar year, an official said, linking the surge to good governance. Custom Deputy Director Abdul Ghani Turabi told... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The falling level of water in Helmand River has damaged 50 percent of crops and forced displacement of families in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday. Livestock and agriculture officials said the decreasing... read more
MAIMANA/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A number of women, religious and civil society activists in Faryab and Nimroz provinces on Saturday staged protests against the lynching of a woman, asking the government to execute her killers. Farkhanda, 27, was... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Three policemen were killed in a rocket strike by Taliban in the Dilaram district of southwestern Nimroz province on Monday afternoon. A local security official confided to Pajhwok Afghan News the policemen were part of a patrol... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Two individuals including a policeman were arrested on charges of robbery and two suicide vests recovered in southwestern Nimroz province on Tuesday, an official said. Col. Rahmatullah Nasir, director of the National Directorate... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Three people, including a logistic officer, were killed during a clash at the central jail in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place at the prison in Zaranj, the provincial capital, on... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Up to 26 important projects, including the provincial airport and a big hospital, could not be completed due to budget paucity in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Saturday. Nimroz Economy Director Khanistan... read more
ZARANJ (PAJHWOK): An infuriated uncle shot dead his nephew over trivial issue in the Charburjak district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Thursday. Muhammad Nabi, the town’s administrative chief, said the 13-year old child went... read more
KABUL/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Nine security officials and five insurgents have been killed during clashes with security forces in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and officials said on Wednesday. Five militants were... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): As women in southwestern Nimroz province took active part in the previous presidential and provincial council elections but their ratio in government offices was abysmally low because of traditional compulsion. According to... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Three development projects completed in Kang district of southwestern Nimroz province on Thursday but residents demanded asphalting of roads and construction of bridges. Officials said that the completed schemes included five... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): At least two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and three militants have been killed during an operation in Dilaram district of southwestern Nimroz province, official said Thursday. Col. Najeebullah Najeeb, district police... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A business centre will be established soon on the Afghan-Iran border in southwestern Nimroz province, with the often hostile neighbour indicating as softening of policy toward Afghan traders. Provincial council head Mohammad... read more
ZARANJ/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): An official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) has been killed and three others have been wounded in southwestern Nimroz province on Monday, an official said. The spy-service member was killed and three... read more
MAIMANA/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Security forces rescued 15 university students from being abducted by armed militants following a clash that left two abductors dead and three wounded in northern Faryab province. Sultan Sanjar, the Andkhoy district... read more
MAIMANA/ZARANG (PAJHWOK): Two militants were killed and some others injured in northwestern Faryab province, official said on Wednesday. Sultan Sanjar, Andkhoi district administrative chief, said Taliban and security forces locked in intense gun... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The customs department of southwestern Nimroz province on Saturday announced seizing 150 truckloads of low-quality fuel imported from neighbouring Iran. The Council of Ministers banned inferior fuel imports this year, Customs... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A senior environment protection official in southwestern Nimroz province on Tuesday said a group of Arab tourists was hunting rare birds in the region. Environment Protection Director Mohammad Jafar told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Militants gunned down a businessman and middleman for custom department after snatching one million afghanis from him in southwestern Nimroz province, a relative of the slain person said on Friday. Lawang came under gunmen... read more
ZARANJ/ JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police in southwestern Nimroz on Thursday claimed foiling a big smuggling bid by recovering 250 kg heroin to Iran and detained two alleged smugglers. The illicit substances were recovered from the oil tanker at the... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The number of drug addicts in southwestern Nimroz province has surged to 10,000, including 6,000 women last year, an official said on Wednesday. Dr. Noor Ahmad Sherzad, the public health director, said 50 percent of the addicted... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Forty persons have been killed and around 100 others wounded in traffic accidents last year in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said. Cap. Mohammad Zarin, the traffic department director, said 2014 saw 27 passengers... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Five insurgents and two policemen were killed in southwestern Nimroz and northern Kunduz provinces, officials said Thursday.   Col. Amanullah Khashrody, police chief of Delaram district in Nimroz, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police seized over 100 kilograms of heroin and arrested a driver in connection to the drug trafficking in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Saturday. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh, police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police have seized 218 kilograms of narcotics in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday. Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh told Pajhwok Afghan News the drugs were recovered from a well... read more
ZARANJ/CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): One person was killed and 72 others were wounded in two separate crashes in southwestern Nimroz and central Parwan provinces on Sunday, officials said.A truck driver was killed and 54 passengers of a bus were wounded in a... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The residents of southwestern Nimroz province said corruption was the root of all problems and the good governance would be a mere dream without rooting out the menace.They said corruption was rampant in local departments and... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Two Madrassa students aged ten and 11 respectively were killed and the third one injured on Monday after a rocket exploded near their Madrassa, officials said.Mohammad Hashim Noorzai, Khashrod district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police on Saturday detained six people on charges of trafficking more than one ton of narcotics in eastern Nangarhar and southwestern Nimroz provinces, officials said.Nangarhar police chief Col. Fazal Ahmad Shirzad told a... read more
KUNDUZ, ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Security officials have captured an Al Qaeda suspect disguised as a woman in northern Kunduz province, police said on Thursday.Kunduz police chief Gen. Ghulam Mustafa Mohsini told Pajhwok News the burqa-clad suspect was... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed hostel for girls was on Wednesday inaugurated on the university campus in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said. The three-storey building has 33 rooms, a solar electricity system and other... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A number of prisoners, including insurgents, were released on Saturday from the central jail in southwestern Nimroz province in compliance with a special presidential decree, an official said.Attaullah Fikri, the prison in charge,... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Like other provinces, losing provincial council candidates on Wednesday staged a rally in southwestern Nimroz province, accusing the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) of counting invalidated votes as valid at seven... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok):  Police seized 70 kilograms of drugs from a car near the Iranian border in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.The drugs included 48 kg of heroin and 20 kg of opium, police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police have destroyed a drug laboratory after in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.The factory was operating in Zaranj, the provincial capital. Police also detained nine people during a raid on the lab, the... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Despite having legal residency documents, Afghan refugees continue to be expelled from neighbouring Iran, an official alleged on Wednesday.Nimroz Refugees and Repatriation Director Muhammad Akbar Chakhansori told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): At least six people of a family, including three children, have been wounded in a mortar attack in the Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province said, an official said on Tuesday.The mortar fired by the Afghan National Army... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The construction of two large warehouses at the Customs Department in southwestern Nimroz province has been completed, an official said on Sunday.Customs Director Wais Sultani told Pajhwok Afghan News each warehouse had been... read more
SHIBERGHAN/ ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Thousand of residents of northern Jawzjan province would gain access to potable water and many would benefit from a newly-asphalted road in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Saturday.A water supply scheme... read more
PUL-I-KHMRI/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead five members of a family and a religious scholar in different parts of the country, officials said Thursday.In northern Baghlan, gunmen barged into a house and shot five members of the... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The revenue of western Nimroz custom has significantly increased during the first half of the ongoing financial year, an official said on Sunday.Wais Sultani, the customs director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that an increase of one... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Work on asphalting a 21-kilometre road, benefitting a large number of residents, was launched in southwestern Nimroz province on Saturday, an official said.Governor Amir Mohammad Akhundzada told Pajhwok Afghan News the road was in... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): In yet another tragic development, Taliban force farmers to grow poppy in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Saturday.Mohammad Hashim Noorzai, administrative chief of Khashrud district, said certain mafia and militants... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Incidents of violence against women have recently increased in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Sunday.Twenty cases of violence against women were registered in May alone, the highest number in one month over the... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): People of southwestern Nimroz province expressed grave concern over growing insecurity ahead of runoff election slated for June 14, an official said on Tuesday.Mohammad Nadir Baloch, deputy provincial council head, said there were... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of tankers were stranded at the customs house in southwestern Nimroz province, where traders on Thursday threatened to block roads if clearance of their vehicle continued to be delayed.Under a draft law approved by the... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Residents of the Chahar Burjak district of southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday said they had to travel nearly a hundred kilometers to make a phone call in the absence of telecom services in the town.The town, the largest in... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle 76 kilograms of drugs to Iran in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Sunday.The drugs were seized from a car in Kang district, the border police chief for the forth battalion... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Some provincial council candidates on Thursday said 20 polling stations were under high security threat in southwestern Nimroz province.One candidate Ahmad Omid told Pajhwok Afghan News two polling sites in Firozi and Gach Star... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Three children were killed on Thursday when a mortar shell hit their house in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said.During a clash between Afghan soldiers and Taliban, the mortar shell fell in the civilian house in the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Dr. Zalmai Rassoul on Tuesday warned warlords and strongmen against violating human rights, saying the perpetrators violators would be punished.  Addressing thousands of people at a gathering in Kunduz City,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Three women and a man have been found dead under mysterious circumstances in the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Wednesday.The four were found shot to death in a cave near Zaranj, the provincial capital, on... read more
KUNDUZ/ZARANJ (PAN): Forty-eight prisoners were released from jails in northern Kunduz and western Nimroz provinces, with many inmates complaining of overcrowding, officials said on Monday.The inmates were freed in compliance with President Hamid... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Police detained three drug smugglers after a brief clash and seized 746 kilograms of narcotics in southwestern Nimroz province, an official claimed on Tuesday.The three were arrested by border police in the Bati area of Chakhansor... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seven passengers were killed and 15 others injured as the bus they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in the Dilaram district of western Nimroz province on Sunday, officials said.The passenger bus, going from Herat to Kabul, hit... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): An intelligence official on Wednesday survived a bomb blast which cut off power supply lines to some parts in Zaranj, the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said.The explosives were planted in an electricity... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two polio vaccinators have been abducted by unknown individuals in the Chakhchar district of northwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Monday.Elsewhere, one civilian was killed and another wounded in an explosion inside a house... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A district chief was injured when Taliban insurgents ambushed his vehicle in northwestern Nimroz province on Saturday, police said.The Khash Rud district chief, Mohammad Hashim Noorzai, was returning from Zaranj, the provincial capital... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Thousands of household animals have died as a result of drought that hit agricultural lands in the Kang district of southwestern Nimroz province, residents and officials said on Thursday.Resident Mahmood said nearly 20,000 animals had... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Nearly 600 kilograms of drugs were seized in the Chakhansor district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Thursday.While 590 kilograms of opium was recovered from a Corolla car, another vehicle caught fire in an attempt... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Three members of the Afghan National Police (ANP) joined Taliban insurgents in the Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Tuesday.A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the trio... read more
HERAT CITY/ ZARANJ (PAN): A commission agent of the Herat Customs Office was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the western province, an official said on Tuesday.                        ... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The police chief of southeastern Nimroz province was killed in a roadside bombing in neighbouring Herat province on Monday, an official said.The incident took place at 8am when the vehicle carrying Col. Mohammad Musa Rasuli struck a... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, accompanied by some of his Cabinet ministers, on Tuesday arrived in the capital of northwestern Nimroz province and met with relatives of those killed and wounded in last week’s coordinated suicide attacks.The... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Four Afghan civilians were killed in an airstrike by NATO-led troops in the Khashrod district of Nimroz province, an Afghan government official claimed on Tuesday.Two men and as many women were killed during the predawn air raid on a... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): After remaining closed for more than three decades, courts in three districts of southwestern Nimroz province reopened on Monday, an official said.Chakhansur, Kang and Chahar Burjak courts stayed shut for nearly 34 years due to a... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two robbers who killed four people, including two women, were punished by Taliban in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Saturday.The robbers on motorcycle allegedly killed four people while they were on their way from... read more
KABUL (PAN): A suicide bomber blew himself up when a joint Afghan-international troops convoy passed by near Zaranj, the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, injuring five people, including two Americans, police said on Saturday.The bomber on... read more
LASHKARGAH/ZARANJ (PAN): Five policemen and four Taliban insurgents were killed in separate clashes in southern Helmand and southwestern Nimroz provinces, officials said on Tuesday.The policemen were killed when the militants attacked their... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Five remote-controlled aircraft made by an Afghan on Wednesday made their test flight at the civil airport in southwestern Nimroz province. “I have been working on making remote-controlled aircraft over the past six years. The... read more
ZARANJ/FARAH CITY (PAN): Three Taliban fighters and 27 suspects have been detained during a series of security operations in southwestern Nimroz and western Farah provinces, officials said on Wednesday.The militants included a commander named Mullah... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Up to 109 kilograms of drugs intended for smuggling to neighbouring Iran were seized by police in western Herat province, an official said on Thursday.The drug cache was seized in at the Islam Qala dry port on Wednesday night,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The Taliban fighters killed two men on the charge of spying for Afghan and foreign troops in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Saturday.The victims, residents of Qala-i-Naw area of the Khashrod district, were gunned down... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two people were detained by counternarcotics police on charges of trafficking 308 kilograms of drugs in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Tuesday.The smugglers, held in Chakhansur district on Monday night, wanted to... read more
ZARANJ (PAN):  The security responsibility for the only remaining district of southwestern Nimroz province was on Tuesday handed over Afghan forces from their foreign counterparts as part of the second phase of the transition.The security... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Southwestern Nimroz province, where Afghan forces are in charge of most of area, is ready for the second phase of security transition, the governor said on Saturday.International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) troops are based... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two suicide bombers on a motorcycle blew themselves up in a failed attack in southwestern Nimroz province, police said on Monday.Police became suspicious of the two and started chasing them in the Dilaram district, police chief said.... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Initial construction work on the key Kamal Khan Dam has been launched in the Charborjak district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.The dam is being constructed over the Helmand River, about 95 kilometers from... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): At least 55 kilograms of drugs were seized by the security personnel in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Wednesday.The crystal type heroin was recovered from a corolla car on Tuesday in the Kang district, Brig. Gen.... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Construction work on a new airport, funded by the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, was initiated in southwestern Nimroz province on Thursday, officials said.The new airfield, costing $1,250,000 (60 million afghanis), would be... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Security forces detained 35 farmers on the charge of cultivating the illicit poppy crop in their fields in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Saturday.The arrests were made in Khashrod district following repeated warnings... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A young woman was allegedly hanged to death by her father-in-law in western Ghor province, officials said on Sunday.The 22-year-old was found dead on the outskirts of Chaghcharan late on Saturday, deputy police chief, Col. Abdul... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A drug runner was captured along with 50 kilograms of drugs in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.The drugs were seized in a border area of Chakhansor district, Col. Mohammad Musa Rasuly, the provincial deputy... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A drug runner was captured along with 50 kilograms of drugs in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.The drugs were seized in a border area of Chakhansor district, Col. Mohammad Musa Rasuly, the provincial deputy... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): An Afghan civilian was wounded during an exchange of fire between Afghan and Iranian border guards in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Thursday.The trade fire took place after Iranian border guards violating... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Eight Taliban fighters and a policeman were killed during a clash in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.The clash took place late on Saturday between the insurgents and police in the Qala-i-Fateh area of Char... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): An Iranian national was detained with 55 kilograms of drugs in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Saturday.The detainee was known as Jafar, who was arrested by border police on Friday night near the Afghan-Iran border at... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Afghan police have seized nearly 10,520 litres of acid in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Monday. More than 525 jerry canes of acid were seized at the customs department late on Sunday, said Brig. Gen. Abdul Jabbar... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Afghan and Iranian border police traded fire in southwestern Nimroz province on Wednesday, a police officer said.The 30-minute clash, which caused Afghan border guards no casualties, ended after the Iranians retreated, Nimroz police... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The security personnel released 10 passengers from militants' captivity after a two-hour encounter in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Sunday.Seeking to seize government officials, the guerrillas stopped passenger... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): One passenger was killed and 25others wounded in a traffic accident on the Zaranj-Dilaram Highway in southwestern Nimroz province on Friday, an official said.The incident happened when a Kabul-bound bus, carrying 52 passengers, veered... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Residents of Zaranj City, the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, have informed that two major private sector banks -- Azizi Bank and Kabul Bank – had halted most of their services to clients in the city over the past few days... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The price of potable water has quadrupled due to falling Helmand River levels in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Wednesday.Helmand River is a key source of drinking water supply to Zaranj, the provincial capital. The... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The price of potable water has quadrupled due to falling Helmand River levels in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Wednesday.Helmand River is a key source of drinking water supply to Zaranj, the provincial capital. The... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Four militants were killed and five others injured in two separate clashes with security forces in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday. But the Taliban claimed killing six policemen and injuring nine others... read more
BADGHIS: Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and three others injured in a roadside bombing in the Qadis district of western Badghis province on Monday. The explosion took place when an ANA vehicle hit a a roadside bomb in the Dara... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two policemen were killed and as many others injured in a roadside bombing in the Dilaram district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Friday. The incident took place in the district bazaar late on Thursday evening,... read more
NIMROZ (PAN): Iran has cut off its supply of electricity to Nimroz, causing problems for local residents, a local official said on Monday. Iranian officials cut off the electricity six days ago, Nimroz power manager Zamaryalai Helali told Pajhwok... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): At least 20 people were killed when a passenger bus struck a roadside bomb in southwestern Nimroz province late on Thursday, police said. Another 31 were wounded. The incident took place in the Khashrud district on Thursday night,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A windstorm in Nimroz province buried 20 houses under sand on Saturday, officials said. People in the area where the homes were buried had fled after the storm began at 5 am and there were no casualties, said Director of Agriculture,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two people died and nine others were wounded in road accident in the southwestern province of Nimroz, an official said on Sunday. The incident took place Saturday evening when a car transporting 11 passengers flipped over in Dilaran... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Five insurgents were killed and three others injured in a joint operation by Afghan and US-led coalition forces in western Farah province on Wednesday, officials said. Two policemen were also injured and a Taliban fighter detained... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two police officials, including a commander, were killed and a third injured in a militant attack in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday. The overnight assault took place on a police checkpoint in the Shash Aab... read more
FARAHCITY (PAN): Two policemen were injured in a roadside bombing in the western province of Farah, where security personnel seized 298 kilograms of drugs, officials said on Tuesday. The blast ripped through a police vehicle in Pusht-i-Rod district... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A private security guard was killed and two others injured when a suicide attacker detonated his explosives-packed motorcycle near a convoy of trucks carrying supplies for foreign troops in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Police confiscated up to 600 kilograms of narcotics during a raid on a house in the southwestern province of Nimroz, officials said on Sunday. The raid was carried out in Zaranj city, the provincial capital, on Saturday night, police... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A private airliner, Kam Air, has cancelled flights to southwestern Nimroz province due to a fuel shortage problem in neighbouring Herat province, an official said on Thursday. The last flight took place in the province a month ago,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A border police guard and three civilians were injured when Iranian forces shelled an Afghan security post in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday. The cross-border attack came after Afghan police stopped Iranians... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A woman using a Kalashnikov shot dead her husband and son after they accused her of having "illicit relations" with two other men in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday. The incident happened in the... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Fifty drug addicts, including five members of the same family, were released after being treated in a rehabilitation centre in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Monday. The man and his four sons were among 50 people who... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A campaign to eradicate opium poppies has been launched in the southwestern province of Nimroz, officials said on Monday. The campaign was launched by police and the Afghan National Army in Khashrod district, in the presence of the... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Hundreds of kilograms of drugs were destroyed in an airstrike by international troops in southwestern Nimroz province, bordering Iran, officials said on Tuesday. The strike on Monday night targeted two vehicles in a compound in Shahgi... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Nasreen is not like other 4 year olds. Instead of playing outside with her friends, she is carted from one doctor to another in the hope that one will be able to cure her obesity. Nasreen weighs 75kg (165 pounds). A normal child of 4... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two Taliban insurgents were detained after they attempted to kill a policeman in the southwestern province of Zaranj, officials said on Thursday. The two militants were arrested on Wednesday evening in the second police district of... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Police have seized 169 kilograms of drugs in southern Nimroz province near the Iranian border, officials said on Wednesday. The drugs, including opium, were seized on Tuesday night during a border police patrol in Sher Ahmad village... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Three Afghan policemen, including an officer, were arrested for carrying 413 kilograms of opium in a police pickup in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Saturday. Three Kalashnikovs and 950,000 Iranian tomans (40,000... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Insurgents shot dead a man and his son on the charge of spying for the government in Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Thursday. The two were gunned down while returning home from a mosque, the... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Weapons, ammunition and drugs were seized during a police raid, while 10 ready-to-fire rockets were defused in the southwestern province of Nimroz, officials said on Wednesday. The munitions included two machine guns with 440... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A man was detained on Monday for allegedly trafficking 311 kilograms of crystal heroin in southwestern Nimroz province, on the border with Iran, an official said. The drugs were seized from a transit truck in Pul-i-Abrisham area on... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A militant hub was destroyed and 10 villages cleared of insurgents in the western province of Farah, officials said on Monday. The two-day operation was conducted by the Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army in Push-i-Rod... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Five individuals were detained on the charge of aiding would-be suicide bombers in the western province of Farah, officials said on Saturday. The men were detained during a raid by intelligence operatives in the fourth police district... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A newly-constructed police headquarters was inaugurated in Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday, officials said. The single-storey building, having 16 administrative and living rooms, four observatory towers,... read more

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