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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): A 10-member insurgent group on Tuesday joined the government initiated peace process in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said.Earlier, the group was fighting government forces in Delaram district for the last seven years and... 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): Police detained two men along with 200 grams of drugs close to Iran border in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Monday.Provincial police chief, Maj. Rahmatullah Nasar, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the drugs included... 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
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The number of youth illegally travelling to Iran in search of jobs via Nimroz province has doubled and those deported from the neighbouring country are stuck here, unable to pay for their home journey.Nimroz shares a 230 kilometres... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Loose controls of the Afghanistan-Iran borders have long been spurring drug trafficking in Nimroz province -- a frequent scene of clashes between security forces and smugglers.More often than not, the encounters led to civilian,... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The Taliban are encouraging -- and forcing in some instances -- farmers to grow the illicit poppy crop in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said.Mohammad Hashim Noorzai, administrative chief of Khashrud district, said... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Angry over snail-paced work on a water supply project, protestors on Sunday shut the Rural Development Department in southwestern Nimroz province, prompting public representatives to close their office.Hundreds of emotionally-... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A 12 kilometres road, connecting Kung district and Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province, is being constructed, an official said on Tuesday.The construction of the six metres wide road will cost 60 million afghanis, to be provided... 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): Three civilians including a woman and a child were killed and three others injured as in a bomb explosion in southern Nimroz province on Sunday. Ahmad Arab, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that 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): A dust storm in southwestern Nimroz province brought routine life to a halt, disrupting air traffic, an official said on Thursday. Many government employees could not go to offices due to bad weather conditions, Deputy... 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): The customs department of southwestern Nimroz province incurred 20 million afghanis in losses on a daily basis due to ongoing protests by crude oil businessmen, an official said on Monday.Hundreds of businessmen have been... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The governor of western Nimroz province on Wednesday described the role of tribes as very productive in consolidating peace and urged the rebels to return to normal life.At an inaugural ceremony for a newly-constructed building for... 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
KABUL/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police have detained two smugglers and recovered 550 kilograms of narcotics during a cleanup operation in the Khashruad district of southwestern Nimroz province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Tuesday.A... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Ninety percent residents in western Nimroz province face an acute shortage of potable water and as a result, hundreds of people, mostly children, are being treated at hospitals for water-borne diseases, residents and officials said... read more
ZARNAJ (Pajhwok): Six insurgents were killed and 12 wounded in infighting between two rebel groups in the Dil Aram district of western Nimroz province, an official said on Saturday.An Afghan National Army (ANA) official, Cap. Sher Ahmad, told... 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): Five armed insurgents have been detained with explosives during a search operation in western Nimroz province, officials said on Thursday.The police chief told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants had a sanctuary in Chahar Borjak... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Transport unions and drivers in western Nimroz province on Thursday warned of going on strike if their problems were not resolved by authorities.At a meeting with Governor Amir Mohammad Akhundzada, they demanded the Afghanistan... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Four Afghan nationals have been killed in a traffic accident in Zahedan, the capital of Iran’s Sistan-Balochistan province, a report said on Monday.Iranian citizen Ali Asghar reported the crash on a social media website. When... 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): A rehabilitation centre for drug addicts has been built by a local trader in southwestern Nimroz province, where more than 10,000 people are using narcotics, officials said on Saturday.The three-storey building was constructed by... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Afghan and Iranian border guards exchanged fire along their shared border in southwestern Nimroz province on Wednesday noon, but there were no casualties, an official said.Deputy provincial police chief, Col. Rahmatullah Nasir,... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Five suicide bombers were killed after they stormed the National Directorate of Security (NDS) office in the Dilaram district of western Nimroz province on Monday, an official said.The incident took place at around 2:00pm, Governor... 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 (Pajhwok): Police in southwestern Nimroz province have seized 665 kilograms drugs and the contraband was being smuggled to Iran, an official said Sunday.Brig. Gen. Mohammad Omar Jilani, provincial deputy police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News... 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): Two smugglers have been held with 66 kilograms of heroin in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Thursday. The heroin was cleverly concealed in a truck, which was intercepted as a result of efforts by counternarcotics... 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): Seven people were killed during a roadside bombing in Zaranj, the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, on Thursday, officials said.The blast occurred at 4:30pm, when a vehicle carrying criminals to the police headquarters struck a... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A son of Nimroz governor was wounded along with two associates in a gun attack in western Herat province on Monday, officials said.Farid Ahmad and his friends came under attack from armed robbers in an area between the Bala Baluk... 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): Police seized nearly 1,600 kilograms of opium in the Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday, an official said.The opium was recovered by counternarcotics police force in Malmal Sar area before being smuggled to... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Iran has allowed Afghan cargo trucks, impounded on the border for two weeks, to cross into Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday.Customs officials in southwestern Nimroz province say Iran had stopped the transit vehicles plying... read more
ZARANJ/KABUL (PAN): The Iranian government has banned the entry of transit trucks bound for southwestern Nimroz province, causing the provincial customs department a daily loss of 18 million afghanis.There have been problems in imports through... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Two motorcyclists attacked the residence of Samangan Governor Khairullah Anosh, killing one of his guards and injuring another in the Andkhoi district of northern Faryab province on Tuesday.One of the attackers was also injured in... 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/HERAT (PAN): Over nine tonnes of drugs and precursor chemicals used in heroin production were seized during a counternarcotics operation in western Herat and southwestern Nimroz provinces, officials said on Wednesday.In Nimroz, 1.5 tonnes of... read more
ZARANJ /KABUL (PAN): Three people linked to militant activities were detained in southwestern Nimroz and central Logar provinces, officials said on Sunday.In Nimroz, two people, who planted 15 kg explosives inside a water pipe, were detained in... read more
ZARANJ/KABUL (PAN): One smuggler was killed and two others were detained with a huge quantity of drugs by police in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Wednesday.Police chief Col. Mohammad Musa Rasuli said 24 kilograms of heroin, 716... read more
ZARANJ/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Six people, including three women, were killed and three others injured during two separate incidents in southwestern Nimroz and northern Balkh provinces, officials said on Wednesday.A man and three women were killed in... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The bodies of three Afghan workers hanged by Iranian authorities were transferred to southeastern Nimroz province, officials said on Sunday.The men from Zabul province had gone for work to Iran, where they were hanged on charges of... 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): An eight-kilometre-long embankment was constructed along the Helmand river in Zaranj, the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Saturday.Stretching from Zaranj, the embankment was aimed to prevent flooding of the... 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
ZARANJ (PAN): A public-sector hospital in southwestern Nimroz province was upgraded to a 75-bed facility, 56 years after its establishment, an official said on Monday.The upgrade comes after repeated calls from them to the ministry concerned, Public... read more
FARAH CITY (PAN): Three policemen and two security guards were killed and two NATO supply tankers torched in southern Farah and southwestern Nimroz provinces, officials said on Tuesday.The policemen were killed in the Nalak area of Farah Rod... 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
ZARANJ/MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and seven insurgents were killed in separate incidents in southwestern Nimroz and central Maidan Wardak provinces on Monday, officials said.In Nimroz, the Taliban attacked a patrol... 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
JALALABAD (PAN): Police seized 470 liters of alcoholic beverages and 171 kilograms of drugs during operations in eastern Nangarhar, southern Helmand and southwestern Nimroz provinces, officials said on Monday.The alcoholic beverages were confiscated... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Five people were killed and another 20 wounded when a passenger bus crashed into a truck in southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday, an official said.The incident occurred on the Herat-Kandahar highway in the Dilaram district at around... 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 (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 (PAN): Ninety houses and agriculture crops over 75 acres of land were washed away after a river burst its banks in the Chakhansur district of southwestern Nimroz province on Monday, an official said.  “Nobody was killed but the flooding... 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 charred body of an Afghan refugee, allegedly killed by her in-laws in neighbouring Iran, was brought to southwestern Nimroz province, the victim’s father said on Monday.  Abdul Basir told Pajhwok Afghan News his daughter was... 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): Nearly 1,250 kilograms of drugs were seized by counter-narcotics police in the Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday, an official said.The caches seized from two vehicles included 1,150 kilograms of opium and 97... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Four Taliban fighters were killed during a clash with police in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Saturday.The clash erupted in the Girashk area of Khashrod district late on Friday night, the town's administrative chief... read more
FARAH CITY (PAN): Ten armed militants were detained during a police operation in western Farah province on Sunday, an official said.The operation in Pusht-i-Rod district also led to the seizure of two anti-vehicle mines, four walkie-talkies, 50... 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): One Afghan soldier was killed and four NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops were wounded in an exchange of fire in the southwestern province of Farah, an official said on Sunday.The incident took place close... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Twenty midwives were awarded certificates on completing a two years training programme in southwestern Nimroz province on Saturday, an official said.The midwives would be sent to the Nimroz Civil Hospital and clinics in districts and... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A severe sandstorm struck most of the Zaranj city, the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, forcing authorities to order schools and government offices closed on Tuesday, officials said.The storm that began late on Monday... read more
ZARANG (PAN): Three militants planting mines were arrested in Bala Baluk district of eastern Farah province, an official said on Tuesday.The three were arrested on Monday night by police, who recovered two Kalashnikovs and a remote-controlled... 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): Iranian troops handed the bodies of the three Afghans they shot dead on their soil to Afghan border police, relatives and officials said on Wednesday.Several Afghan citizens, going to the Iranian city of Zabul, came under fire from the... read more
NIMROZ, Dec 14, 2011: Iranian troops handed the bodies of the three Afghans they shot dead on their soil to Afghan border police, relatives and officials said on Wednesday.Several Afghan citizens, going to the Iranian city of Zabul, came under... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Hundreds of transit truck drivers on both sides of the Afghan-Iran frontier in southwestern Nimroz province on Monday went on a strike against Iranian border guards.Iranian border officials wanted the drivers to reduce the size of... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two Taliban commanders were killed and four fighters detained during an operation by coalition troops in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday.The NATO-led soldiers conducted an air raid in the Khash area of Khashrod... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/ZARANJ (PAN): At least 12 Taliban fighters were detained during a joint operation by Afghan and international forces in central Logar province, officials said on Saturday.The operation was conducted late on Friday night in Charkh district... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Construction work on a building for a branch of the Da Afghanistan Bank has been launched in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Wednesday.The two-storey building on 700 square metres of land is estimated to cost 15 million... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Two public order policemen and an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier were killed in separate bomb explosions in Baghlan and Nimroz provinces, officials said on Thursday.One blast occurred at around 10:00am in the Nawrozak-i-Abqul... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two Taliban militants were killed and as many wounded during a joint operation by Afghan and international troops in the Khshroad district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday.The operation was conducted in the... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The body of an Afghan refugee, who died of a heart attack in an Iranian prison, was brought to his native province of southwestern Nimroz, officials said on Sunday.Abdul Jalil had been detained by Iranian police on the charge of... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a tribal elder and former jihadi commander in southwestern Nimroz province on Wednesday morning, an official said.Rahmatullah Hanasheni was gunned down on his way home along with two children, said Ghulam... 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
JALALABAD (PAN): Officials in eastern Nuristan province on Monday said six Taliban fighters were killed and as many detained during a five-hour joint operation by Afghan and foreign soldiers.The six militants killed in Kama area of Kamdesh district... read more
NIMROZ, Nov 14, 2011: Tens of rockets, mortar shells and ammunition have been discovered by Nimroz National Directorate for Security (NDS) in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said.PAJHWOK/ Ramin
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
NIMROZ, Nov 03, 2011: The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation launched the construction works on Nimroz Airport, costing 60 million Afghanis, in southwestern Nimroz province.PAJHWOK/ Ramin
KABUL (PAN): Eleven armed insurgent were killed, 12 wounded and 18 others detained during a series of operations in various provinces over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Sunday.Involving Afghan and ISAF troops, the... 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
NIMROZ, Oct 25, 2011: A newly-constructed sports stadium was inaugurated in southwestern city of Zaranj on Tuesday, but a number of footballers called the facility incomplete.Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Foreign soldiers detained a prayer leader along with his son in the Khashroad district of southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Wednesday.International Security Assistance Force troops conducted the operation in the Kochni... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A newly-constructed sports stadium was inaugurated in southwestern city of Zaranj on Tuesday, but a number of footballers called the facility incomplete.Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the... 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
NIMROZ, Oct 22, 2011: Three alleged persons who were accused of killing and robbery have been sentenced to twenty years jail by Nimroz court delegation in southern Nimroz province, an official said.PAJHWOK/ Ramin 
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
NIMROZ, Oct 09, 2011: Eight Taliban fighters and a policeman were killed during a clash in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.The clash took place between the insurgents and police in the Qala-i-Fateh area of Char Burjak... 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
ZARANJ (PAN): Residents of Char Burjak district in southwestern Nimroz province complain that the government is paying no attention to the development of the district. But local officials say efforts are in place to initiate reconstruction projects... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Construction work on a canal, which will irrigate more than 35,000 acres of agricultural land, was launched in northwestern Nimroz province on Sunday, a senior official said. The 60-kilometre long, 6-metre wide and 1.5-metre deep,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two men suspected of attempting to murder the governor of southwestern Nimroz province have been arrested, an official said on Tuesday. Four days ago, a remote-control bomb went off as the Nimroz governor, Abdul Karim Berahawi, drove... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The governor of southwestern province of Nimroz has escaped unhurt in a remote-controlled bomb explosion, officials said on Saturday. The blast targeting Governor Abdul Karim Barahawi took place Friday evening near a teacher training... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A Turkish engineer was freed after spending one year in Taliban captivity in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Monday. The Turkish national, Joshan, was kidnapped by the Taliban a year ago from Khashrod district, along... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): One policeman was killed and two others were injured when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in the southwestern province of Nimroz, officials said on Wednesday. The police were on a patrol in the Pusht-i-Hasan area of Khash... read more
  ZARANJ (PAN): Foreign troops killed two Taliban commanders during an overnight operation in the southwestern province of Nimroz, an official said on Tuesday. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) personnel targeted the... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two people were killed and as many others were injured when a gas cylinder exploded in a brick kiln in the southwestern province of Nimroz, an official said on Monday. The explosion took place at 7pm Sunday inside a room of the... read more
KABUL /ZARANJ (PAN): The Nimroz customs department lost 90 million afghanis due to fuel trucks stuck in Iran over the past one week, officials said on Tuesday. The fuel tankers have been stranded on the Iranian side of Pul-i-Abresham since December... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The Taliban fighters killed one of two engineers of a private company they kidnapped a day earlier in western Farah province, officials said. The engineers working on a dam project were kidnapped in the Masaw area of Pushtrod district... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): International forces have arrested a Taliban-designated district chief in western Farah province, officials said on Tuesday. ZARANJ (PAN): International forces have arrested a Taliban-designated district chief in western Farah... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Four Taliban and two border police were killed during a clash in Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Tuesday. The incident took place in Pushta Hassan area on Monday when the Taliban ambushed border... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Thee Taliban fighters were killed by their own explosives in the southwestern province of Nimroz, an official said on Wednesday. The explosion took place at 10pm on Tuesday as the militants tried to plant a roadside bomb in Kach... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The body of a woman killed by Iranian border police has been transferred to a hospital in the southwestern province of Nimroz, an official said on Thursday. The body was shifted to the Zaranj Civil Hospital Wednesday evening, border... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Iranian border police shot dead an Afghan woman as she crossed the border into the neighbouring in southwestern Nimroz province on Tuesday, officials said. The woman and her four children came under fire from Iranian guards while... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The Taliban released 17 guards working for a private construction company seven days after they were held hostage in western Farah province, an official said on Saturday. The hostages were released late Friday in Anar Darah district... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Death toll increased to 14 after a roadside explosion struck a van carrying participants of a wedding convoy in the Dilaram district of southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Thursday. The blast that ripped off the van at 3:... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Ten members of a wedding party were killed when the van they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in Dilaram district of southwestern Nimroz province on Wednesday, officials said. The blast took place at 3:30pm on the Herat-... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): For the first time, 240 students, half of them girls, took a higher education entrance examination in northern Nimroz province on Monday, officials said. Previously students from Nimroz had to take their exams in Herat province, and... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): US-led coalition troops captured three armed Talban during an operation in southwestern Nimroz province on Saturday, officials said. The counterinsurgency operation targeting a militant commander was carried out in the Haji Nazar... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Ten Afghan border police have been detained by their Iranian counterparts in western Farah province, officials said on Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday night in Tapa Khwaharan area of Lash Wa Javeen district as police... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Border police in southwestern Nimroz province have seized weapons and munitions, including Iranian-made, near the border with Iran, officials said on Tuesday. The weapons and munitions were seized in Charbrujak and Kung districts... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A private security firm on Sunday surrendered weapons to the interior ministry after it had officially dissolved in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said. The company called 'Fazlullah Private Security Firm'... read more
FARAHCITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a tribal elder along with his nephew in the western province of Farah, an official said on Friday. The tribal elder, Mullah Abdul Basir, who was head of the Shiwan village community development council... read more
ZARANJ (PAN):  Up to 19 tonnes of explosives were seized by police in the southwestern province of Nimroz, officials said on Wednesday. The explosives were recovered from a container at the customs department, deputy police chief, Col. Musa... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two polio cases have been registered in the Khak-i-Safaid district of southwestern Nimroz province, health officials said on Tuesday. Public Health Director Dr. Abdul Jabbar Shaeq said the victims were under the age of 15. Their blood... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Afghan police killed five Taliban fighters during a clash in southwestern Nimroz province on Monday, an official said. The clash happened in Delaram district where the militants attacked a police convoy, Nimroz police chief told... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Afghan intelligence operatives have arrested seven bomb planters in western Farah province, officials said on Saturday. The insurgents were captured in Regi area of Farah City by National Directorate of Security (NDS) agents, a source... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Several police who were planning to join the Taliban have been relieved of their positions and weapons in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday.The police manned a checkpoint along the Zaranj-Dilaram Highway but it... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Iranian border police beat and killed two Afghans and injured another two in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Sunday.The two Afghans were carrying oil across the border late on Saturday when they were stopped by border... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The Farah police chief said on Saturday he survived a roadside bomb attack on the Herat-Farah highway.Brig. Gen. Faqir Askar told Pajhwok Afghan News his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Aab-i-Khurma area. No one was wounded in the... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): An official with the statistics department, and his son, were killed in southwestern Farah province, an official said on Wednesday.A motorcyclist gunned down the officer, Hasham Khan, and his son on Tuesday evening in the district... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The Nimroz provincial council resumed work after a three month suspension, the head of the elective body said on Saturday."We closed our office three months ago to express our concern at the slow reconstruction process in our province... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): At least eight Afghan citizens were wounded when Iranian border police opened fire as they tried to cross the frontier in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said Saturday.The eight were injured Friday evening and taken to hospital... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Work on the construction of a road measuring 80 kilometres was launched on Thursday in the Char Borjak district of southwestern Nimroz province.Governor Ghulam Dastgir Azad, who preformed the ground-breaking ceremony for the road, told... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Sub-standard and expired food and medicine weighing five tonnes were torched in the southwestern province of Nimroz on Monday, officials said.The materials, containing one tonne of medicine and four tonnes of eatables, had been... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A new computerised system has been installed at the customs office in southwestern Nimroz province, a move officials said Saturday would bring transparency.The new electronic system would provide an opportunity for the Ministry of... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two civilians were killed when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Friday.The explosion took place in the Nalan area of Dilaram district on Thursday, said the governor, Ghulam... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): At least 25 civilians, including women and children, were killed and 20 others wounded when a roadside bomb struck a passenger bus in southwestern Nimroz province on Wednesday, officials said.The bomb hit the large bus on Zaranj-Kabul... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Security forces captured five people for having links to Taliban militants in the northwestern province of Nimroz, an official said on Tuesday.Preliminary investigations revealed the detainees intended to bomb the main Nimroz prison,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Iranian border guards shot dead three Afghans and injured three others, as they tried to cross the border into the neighbouring country, officials said on Monday.The bodies and injured people were transferred to Nimroz Civil Hospital,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): At least two Taliban militants were killed and as many wounded in a clash with local police in the relatively peaceful province of Nimroz, officials said on Saturday.The incident in the Khashrod district of the remote province occurred... read more
FARAH CITY (PAN): Twenty-two insurgents, including three regional commanders, were killed in a NATO airstrike in western Afghanistan on Monday, a provincial police chief said.The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) conducted the raid on a... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Taliban militants stormed a prison in western Farah province, releasing upto 20 inmates, officials said Sunday.At least a dozen of the prisoners have been recaptured in a search operation launched after the overnight jailbreak, said... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Up to 400 kilograms of explosives were seized and one man was detained in the southwestern province of Nimroz, officials said on Wednesday.The explosives were recovered Tuesday evening from a mini bus on a road in Dilaram district,... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two civilians, including a woman, were injured in a suicide blast in southwestern province of Zaranj, officials said on Wednesday.The blast took place at 10:30am near a health facility called Bilal Clinic in the centre of Dilaram... read more
FARAH CITY (PAN): Two children were wounded when a rocket landed on their house in the western province of Farah on Monday, officials said.The incident came as a gun-battle between Taliban insurgents and police broke out in the Dahshak area of Pusht... read more
ZARANJ/QALAT (PAN): Taliban militants have killed four civilians who they said were spying for foreign forces and the government in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.The militants stopped a passenger bus in southwestern Nimroz province... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): The Nimroz provincial council has been closed for the past three weeks as a mark of protest over increasing insecurity and inaction on the part of Afghan and foreign troops.Council chief, Muhammad Siddiq Chakhnasoori, said on Tuesday... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Gunmen attacked Afghan workers of a foreign road construction company in the Bala Baluk district of western Farah province on Tuesday, killing one, injuring two and abducting six others, police said on Wednesday.The assailants in a car... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Six attackers, with some wearing suicide vests, a female provincial council member and three more people including two policemen were killed and seven others were wounded in a string of suicide and gun attacks on government buildings... read more

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