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GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Rights activists on Wednesday complained the judicial organs and other relevant authorities had been sluggish in addressing cases of violence against women in southern Ghazni province. They said incidents of violence... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Four women and a child were among eight civilians killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb tore through a passenger coach in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, police said. Another two people sustained injuries... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the Khwaja Umari district of southern Ghazni province on Monday held a gathering to voice their support for Afghan security forces following the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country. The gathering was... read more
GHAZNI/SHARAN (Pajhwok): Religious leaders in southern Ghazni province have urged the Afghans to shun ethnic differences and work for solid national unity. Attending a Seerat-un-Nabi conference in Ghazni City, on Friday evening, the scholars said... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Some of the 1,050 families that recently migrated from Pakistan and other countries to southern Ghazni and Paktika provinces belong have links with the Islamic State (IS), Afghan officials claimed for the first time.... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Some of the 1,050 families that recently migrated from Pakistan and other countries to southern Ghazni and Paktika provinces belong have links with the Islamic State (IS), Afghan officials claimed for the first time. During... read more
GHZANI CITY (Pajhwok): Police on Saturday claimed killing one suicide bomber and arresting three would-be bombers in southern Ghazni province. Brig. Gen. Zarrawar Zahid, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that police shot dead one... read more
GHAZNI CTY (Pajhwok): Provincial council members on Wednesday closed their office in southern Ghazni province to protest the rejection of their elected senatorial candidate by the provincial election office. Khaliq Dad Akbari, the council chief,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Three children were killed and two others wounded when a roadside bomb ripped through an auto rickshaw in the Giru district of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Shafique Nang,... read more
GHAZNI CTY (Pajhwok): A dozen Taliban fighters were killed and seven others wounded during a clash with national police in the Maqur district of southern Ghazni province on Sunday, an official said. The midday clash broke out in the district’s... read more
MAHMUD RAQI/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): US drone strike killed five rebels, including a leading commander, in central Kapisa province, an official said on Sunday. Deputy police chief Abdullah Talwar told Pajhwok Afghan News the drone attack took place... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Four persons, including the upraising leader, were killed during a roadside bombing in Maqur district of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said.  Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Four persons, including the upraising leader, were killed during a roadside bombing in Maqur district of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said. Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
GHAZNI CTY/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel were killed in an insurgent attack and a woman was injured in a separate rocket fire in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday. The three ALP men were killed... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen on Saturday shot dead a municipality worker and injured a civilian in southern Ghazni province, an official said. Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a municipality... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A female member of southern Ghazni provincial council received multiple injuries on Friday when militants attacked her in front of her home in Qala Shada, a hamlet in the capital city’s vicinity, the governor’s spokesman said... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A female provincial council member received multiple injuries on Friday when suspected militants attacked her in front of her home in southern Ghazni province, the governor’s spokesman said. Shafiq Nang told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents have ordered closed the Waghaz district bazaar in southern Ghazni province and have threatened shopkeepers with death, an official said on Wednesday. Taliban hold sway in much of Waghaz except the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A security operation wrapped up in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province following the killing of nine insurgents, as a separate search operation was launched in the Ab Band town on Tuesday, a military official said.... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Most insurgent attacks in southern Ghazni province are organised in Waghaz district, an official said on Monday.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the district’s administrative chief acknowledged the presence... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): For the first time ever, the Ghazni Olympic Department on Friday awarded 24 women with yellow karate belts on the completion of courses in the southern province. The group of girls was trained in the sport by a female... read more
GHAZNI CITY/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Nearly 1,500 displaced and needy families were distributed non-food items in southern Ghazni and central Maidan Wardak provinces on Wednesday, officials said.Ghazni Refugee Department head Bashir Ahmad Hamid told... read more
JALALABAD/GHAZNI (PAJHWOK): At least five insurgents were killed and 11 others wounded during a clash in the Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said.The insurgents attacked Afghan National Police (ANP) check-... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) service members, who were abducted four days ago, have been found dead in southern Ghazni province, the military said on Monday.Suspected Taliban militants snatched the off-duty soldiers from... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The disabled people in southern Ghazni province on Sunday demanded the government provide them with separate educational institutions and introduce special courses for them.Taking part in a cleanliness drive along with... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Militants who burnt the dead bodies of Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers six days back in southern Ghazni province have not yet delivered the corpses to their families, officials said on Friday.The ANA soldiers were abducted... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): As a result of disputed elections, a new administrative board of the Ghazni provincial council was elected on Sunday.Khaliqdad was elected as the the council’s chief, Abdul Jame Jame as his deputy and Hamidullah Sarwari as... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier who was kidnapped by militants managed to gun down six of his abductors before being killed in retaliatory fire in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday.Nazifullah Sultani,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Ghazni province on Saturday alleged that a non-governmental organization (NGO), known as Community Cohesion Initiative (CCI), had embezzled $3 million in development funds.The CCI, which receives funds... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Four high school students have been arrested in connection with the killing of a tribal elder in central Logar province, police said on Thursday, when a student was found dead in Ghazni province.Logar police chief... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Three policemen were killed and another wounded in a militants’ attack in Zanakhan district of southern Ghazni province, an official said Sunday.The Governor’s Spokesman Shafiq Nang told Pajhwok Afghan News three policemen,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Ten militants have been killed during a clash and a bomb blast in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday.Nazifullah Sultani, a 203rd Thunder Military Corps spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News six rebels were... read more
GHAZNI/GARDEZ/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Ten militants have been killed and several others detained during separate incidents in various parts of the country, officials said on Wednesday.Four insurgents were killed during a clash with security forces... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban shot dead a local police (ALP) member and his parents during an overnight attack on their home in the troubled Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.The insurgents first killed... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents stormed the house of a former mayor overnight, killing him along with a bodyguard in the Qarah Bagh district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The former mayor during Taliban’s era... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Leaders of uprising groups in the Maqur district of southern Ghazni province on Monday urged the government to assist them in their fight against the Taliban or absorb them into the police service.Commander Faizullah, who... read more
GHAZNI CITY/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Work on three development projects, benefiting thousands of families, has been inaugurated in southern Ghazni province, the acting governor said on Saturday.Musa Khan Akbarzada told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Wheat production has increased by 12 percent in southern Ghazni province, the director of agriculture said on Thursday.Sultan Husain Abbas Yar told Pajhwok Afghan News there was a decline in wheat production last year because... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Insurgents shot dead a pro-government tribal militia leader in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.Taj Mohammad and his companion were gunned down on Saturday night in the Paindakhel... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Tuesday said security forces had thwarted a plot by militants to attack four districts in southern Ghazni province.Musa Khan Akbarzada told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants had been trying to create insecurity... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Suspected insurgents pulled seven people out of a passenger bus and shot three of them dead on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said.The seven men were snatched at gunpoint from... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):  The Taliban have planted landmines on the Kabul-Kandahar highway and a number other roads in southern Ghazni province, the governor alleged on Thursday.Musa Khan Akbarzada told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents had... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):  Four Taliban militants were hanged to death by residents of the Ajristan district of southern Ghazni province in retaliation to the beheading of 15 civilians, a senior official said on Saturday.Deputy governor Mohammad... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have beheaded 15 civilians and torched scores of houses in the Ajristan district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Friday, hinting at the town’s likely fall.Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have captured a number of police check-posts, laying siege to the Ajristan district headquarters in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Friday.Deputy Governor Ali Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A kidnapped appellant prosecutor for southern Ghazni province was found dead while his counterpart for Helmand province was gunned down by unidentified assailants, officials said on Thursday.Local officials said that... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The transport director for southern Ghazni province has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen, the governor’s spokesman said on Wednesday.Shafiqullah Nang told Pajhwok Afghan News that Director Ahmad Wali left home along with... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have blocked highways connecting five districts to the provincial capital in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday.The roads have been blocked since yesterday in Khogyani, Jaghatu, Malistan,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The recent Taliban truck bomb attack has destroyed thousands of historic books and a number of artifacts at the Information and Culture Department housing a public library and a museum in southern Ghazni province.The Sept. 4... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Eighteen insurgent were killed and 12 other, including six Afghan Local police (ALP) personnel, wounded during clashes and an explosion in different parts of the country, officials said on Sunday.Nine fighters were killed and... read more
GHAZNI CITY/ MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): In a pre-dawn attack, militants gunned down a leading tribal elder in the Maqur district of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, the governors’ spokesman said.Shafiq Nang told Pajhwok Afghan News that tribal leader... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): The Hajj affairs chief for the Waghaz district of southern Ghazni province has been found dead, an official said Monday.Governor’s spokesman, Shafiq Nang told Pajhwok Afghan News that Waghaz district chief for Hajj affairs, Mamoor... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Gunmen shot dead a brother of the slain Hajj and Religious Affairs director on his way to central Maidan Wardak province to bring the body of his brother to southern Ghazni province, an official said.Haji Fazl Ahmad, the hajj... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Kidnapped Hajj and Religious Affairs director for southern Ghazni province was found dead in the Syedabad district of central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Saturday.Suspected militants abducted Haji Fazl Ahmad on... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents detonated two powerful truck bombs outside the National Directorate of Security (NDS) office and a police station in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, killing 14 security personnel, including civilians,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Suspected militants have abducted the Hajj and Religious Affairs director for southern Ghazni province along with two colleagues, the governor’s spokesman said on Wednesday.Shafiq Nang told Pajhwok Afghan News that rebels... read more
GHAZNI CITY/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Eighteen insurgents have been killed and nine others injured during separate security incidents in southern Ghazni, Helmand and central Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Thursday.Seven Taliban militants... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a member of peace council and candidate for the provincial council in southern Ghazni province on Monday, the governor’s spokesman said.Shafiq Nang told Pajhwok Afghan News that Dr. Ghani Bahadari... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Some prisoners have gone on hunger strike at the central jail in southern Ghazni province against delays in the investigation of their cases by judicial organs, an official said on Sunday.The governor’s spokesman, Shafiq Nang... read more
TALOQAN/GHAZNI CTY (Pajhwok): Eight militants were killed after they attacked Afghan Local Police (ALP) posts in the Khwaja Ghar district of northern Takhar province, an official said on Sunday.One ALP official was killed and seven others were... read more
GHAZNI CITY/MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Eleven militants were killed in the Giro district of southern Ghazni province in an airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), officials said Friday.Abdullah Khairkhwa, the district... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 23 insurgent have been killed and a district police chief wounded during clashes and a bombing in different parts of the country, officials said on Thursday.Eight militants were killed and five wounded during an overnight... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Suspected Taliban have kidnapped 11 deminers in the insurgency-plagued Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the deminers were... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Musa Khan Akbarzada, the governor of southern Ghazni province, on Thursday underlined the need for close coordination between security forces and the local populace to ensure better security.In an interview with Pajhwok Afghan... read more
 GHAZNI CITY/ SHARAN (Pajhwok): Twenty-two insurgents and three policemen were killed in clashes and other incidents in southern Ghazni and southeastern Paktika provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Shafiq Nang, the Ghazni governor’s spokesman,... read more
HERAT CITY/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least four civilians, including a tribal elder, have been killed and three others wounded in violence in different parts of the country, officials said on Monday.Three people were killed in an explosion on Sunday... read more
GHAZNI/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Eight Afghan Local Police (ALP) officials were killed during blasts and gun attacks in central Kapisa and southern Ghazni provinces, officials said Monday.Two ALP men were killed and the third wounded as their check... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban allegedly set alight some houses of members of an uprising group in southern Ghazni province. The rebels said they had torched Afghan Local Police (ALP) centres.Local officials said the incident occurred in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Three militants, including a commander, were killed in infighting between two rival Taliban groups in southern Ghazni province on Friday, an official said.Deputy Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
ASADABAD/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): More than 40 Taliban have been killed in ISAF airstrikes and ground operations by the Afghan National Army (ANA), officials said on Wednesday.Maj. Haroon Yousafzai, ANA spokesman in eastern Kunar province, told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief says traders are concerned about their security in southern Ghazni province.Abdul Matin Qalandari told Pajhwok Afghan News during an interview that the security of local... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban publicly shot dead a man allegedly involved in theft and killing cases in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, the town’s administrative chief said on Friday.Karimullah told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Wheat crop on eight acres of land was gutted to ashes as a result of a clash between militants and security forces in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.  Armed insurgents... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Poor security arrangements in southern Ghazni province have halted flights taking-off and landing at the newly inaugurated airport in the province, an official said on Sunday.The airport is located in the Unit area on the outskirts... read more
GHAZNI CITY/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Two security forces men and nine rebels were killed in separate incidents in southern Ghazni and Helmand provinces, officials said Saturday.Militants shot dead an official of the National Directorate of Security (... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Two persons have been killed and three others wounded when a mortar shell fired by militants landed inside a home in Ander district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Friday.Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman... read more
 GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A rocket attack fired by militants’ left one person of a demining team dead and eight others wounded in southern Ghazni province, an official said Wednesday.Shafiq Nang, the governors’ spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for Khwaja Umari district of southern Ghazni province was killed along with a bodyguard in a roadside bombing on Wednesday, an official said.Deputy Governor Muhammad Ali told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials said most of the revenue from the Sarda dam in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province is pocketed by the Taliban militants.Andar district chief, Mohammad Qasim Desiwal, claimed the Taliban had been... read more
GHAZNI CITY/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have released abducted teachers and students of the Kandahar University in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.Their release was made possible by intervention from International... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Four university students were abducted by armed rebels in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, local officials said.The Kabul-bound students were seized after being disembarked from a vehicle in the Rawza area on outskirts of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have taken to Pakistan 10 of the 34 Kandahar University teachers they kidnapped two weeks ago, an official said on Tuesday.The teachers were travelling from Qarabagh district to the Andar town of in southern Ghazni... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Twenty-three rebels were killed and two policemen injured during operations and an airstrike in Qarabagh and Jaghatu districts of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Tuesday.The governor’s spokesman, Shafiq Nang, said ISAF... read more
GHAZNI CITY/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two children were killed and three others from the same family were wounded on Sunday when a mortar shell allegedly fired by Taliban militants hit a house in the Qarah Bagh district of southern Ghazni province.The... read more
GHAZNI (PAJHWOK):  Polls in Afghanistan have closed and vote counting has started for the run-off election between presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani.
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Ballot process formally started at 7:00 am on Saturday throughout the country.Long queues of voters are seen waiting for their turn in the Ghazni provinces.According to IEC, around 12 million eligible voters would exercise their... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Taliban may release kidnapped Kandahar University teachers after the June 14 runoff election, officials said on Thursday.Some days back, the insurgents abducted 34 Kandahar University teachers in the Qarabagh district of southern... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a girl student along with her mother and wounded two others in the Moqur district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.Col. Asadullah Insafi, crime branch chief, told Pajhwok... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty-six militants, including Pakistanis, have been killed in separate operations in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday.   Security forces repulsed an onslaught from a group of well-armed... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Three Afghan Local Police (ALP) members were killed and two others wounded in a suicide attack in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province on Thursday, the governor’s spokesman said.Shafiq Nang told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Insurgents on Wednesday set free five of the 34 Kandahar University teachers they abducted a day earlier in the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, an official said.The teachers were travelling on the Kabul-Kandahar... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A commander was among 15 militants killed during a clash with security forces on the outskirts of Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, on Monday noon, police said.The clash erupted in Zewaj and Kala Ghaj areas... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A district police chief and five Afghan Local Police (ANP) were injured following a roadside bombing in southern Ghazni province on Monday, an official said.Insurgents mounted attack on some police check posts in Jaghato... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): One child was killed and six others wounded in a traffic accident in the capital of southern Ghazni province on Sunday, an official said.The accident took place at around 8:00 am in Shahbaz bazaar of the provincial capital,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A district police chief was killed along with three others colleagues as a result of a bomb blast in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said.The blast took place in the Syedwalo locality of the district at 8am,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Fourteen people, including nine women, were killed and half a dozen injured when a convoy of vehicles carrying a wedding participants struck a roadside bomb in the Giro district of southern Ghazni province on Saturday.The town... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Encouraged by last year’s yield, farmers in southern Ghazni province would cultivate saffron on 15 acres of land, an official said on Thursday.Agriculture Director Sultan Hussain Abbasyar told Pajhwok Afghan News saffron was... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): More than half of schools in southern Ghazni are without buildings and students are faced with a shortage of textbooks, an official said on Thursday.The Ministry of Education (MoE) had been informed about the problems faced by... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Officials and locals have noticed an increasing presence of foreign fighters, including Urdu-speaking militants from Pakistan, in southern Ghazni province.Muhammad Qasim Desiwal, administrative head of Andar district, told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A powerful explosion jolted the capital of southern Ghazni province, wounding nine people, including three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, the governor’s spokesman said.Shafiq Nang told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took... read more
JALALABAD/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):  Twenty four militants, five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and a district attorney have been killed in separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar and southern Ghazni provinces, officials said on Tuesday.The... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least 12 militants, including nine mine planters, have been killed in separate incidents in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.Three of the insurgents were killed after an overnight attack on the Aab Band... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Eighteen militants have been killed during an airstrike and a bomb blast in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.Five insurgents were killed in the Adi area of Deh Yak district when the landmine they were... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A military official on Wednesday said 41 insurgents have been killed and 45 others wounded during operations in various parts of southern Ghazni province, including the provincial capital.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defence (... read more
SHARANA/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A dozen militants were killed during separate clashes with police in southeastern Paktika provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Six militants were killed and seven others wounded during a clash with police in the Sara... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Three policemen were killed and eight civilians wounded during two separate incidents in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, officials said.A National Directorate of Security (NDS) officer and two policemen were killed when... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A journalist was beaten and others were threatened by police after they attempted to cover the scene of a rocket attack that left eight civilians injured in the capital of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday.Pajhwok reporter... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Following a weeklong offensive, the Taliban have planted bombs on most roads and highways connecting Gilan district with the rest of southern Ghazni province, officials and residents said on Sunday.The troubled town’s... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Two civilian were killed and five others wounded in two back-to-back blasts in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Saturday, an official said.The first incident occurred at 10:30 when a roadside bomb ripped... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan military spokesman on Saturday claimed 86 militants, including 32 Pakistanis, had been killed and dozens injured during a weeklong offensive in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province.Nazifullah Sultani, the... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): An 18-year-old girl, who was abducted by unidentified gunmen 15 days ago, was found dead on Saturday morning in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.Mohammad Juma, the administrative head of Nawar district, told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least 39 militants were killed and dozens others wounded as clashes entered a second day on Wednesday in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, an official said.Afghan National Army’s 203rd Thunder Military Corps... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): About 200 families fled homes on Tuesday after a clash between heavily armed militants and security forces raged on in southern Ghazni province, an official said.As many as many 50 militants were claimed killed after nearly... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of militants were killed and wounded in a clearing operation by the Afghan National Army (ANA) and police in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday.At least 23 insurgents were killed... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Militants have warned residents of the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province against using SIM cards of the state-run telecom company.Several locals, using the Salam SIM cards, were beaten and their mobile phone sets... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Four militants were killed and three other wounded when the landmine they were planting exploded in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.The explosion occurred late Wednesday evening in the Mirwal area of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): More rehabilitation projects have been launched in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province after a marked improvement in the security situation there, officials said on Wednesday.Security forces had purged most areas of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Most areas in southern Ghazni province have been purged of militants during the ongoing Afghan security forces “Zafar” operations, which would be extended to other parts of the province, security officials said on Monday.... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Polish troops on Sunday handed over the security responsibility to their Afghan counterparts after wrapping up mission in southern Ghazni province.A special ceremony marked the security transition at Forward Operating Base,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least 11 Taliban fighters have been killed, 15 wounded and four others detained during an operation by Afghan security forces in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Saturday.The operation “Zafar” was launched on... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Six militants were killed and five others wounded in a fierce clash with security forces in southern Ghazni province on Friday morning, an official said.Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News a group of... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): One civilian has been killed and two others injured, including a policeman, in two separate incidents in southern Ghazni province, officials said the other day.Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
GHAZNI/CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): Two militants have been killed, eight others and five more detained during separate incidents in southern Ghazni and northwestern Ghor provinces, officials said on Thursday.Officials in Ghazni said two militants were... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Eight rebels, including two Pakistanis were killed, five others injured and six arrested in the Ander district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.Armed rebels suffered heavy casualties following a search... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAJHWOK): The governor of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday stressed to accelerate pace of work on the building of social affairs department in his province.Musa Akbarzada said, currently the social affairs department had no proper... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has ordered putting ballot boxes of 91 polling stations in the quarantine in southern Ghazni province, where 50 complaints have been filed, an official said on Saturday.Independent... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents of southern Ghazni province on Thursday claimed the Taliban had started hurling death threats at them after they participated in the elections on April 5.A resident of the Deh Yak district, Mohammadullah, told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least eight persons were killed and two others wounded as a result of a bomb blast and a traffic accident in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said.Two people died when a passenger car struck a roadside bomb... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial education department official on Wednesday said growing insecurity and tradition related restrictions were hampering education in southern Ghazni province.In his exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A public uprising group commander was killed along with three companions during a clash with insurgents in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Monday, officials said.Deputy Governor Ahmad Ali Ahmadi told Pajhwok... read more
GHAZNI CITY/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Ten militants and two civilians have been killed during separate incidents of violence in northwestern Faryab and southern Ghazni provinces, officials said on Saturday.The 10 militants were killed after they attacked... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): One child was killed and three others, including a girl, were injured in a bomb blast in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said.The blast took place in the Gajri area of the district around noon... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) in southern Ghazni province on Monday said objections lodged in connection with irregularities should be supported by authentic proofs.IECC Commissioner Abdul Qadir Takin told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Clashes were ongoing as insurgents attacked five polling stations in Andar and Deh Yak districts of southern Ghazni province on Saturday, an official said.Two attackers were killed as firefights in Laghar and Nazarabad areas... read more
Ghazni (Pajhwok): Voting in the Ghazni presidential and provincial council elections started on  peaceful note at 7:30am throughout on Saturday, officials said.Voting in Ghazni polls off to peaceful start from Pajhwok Afghan News.
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Two policemen were killed in a bomb explosion and three militants eliminated in a clash with the army in southern Ghazni province, an official said.The roadside bomb hit a patrol vehicle in Giru district this morning. The... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Officials in southern Ghazni province on Thursday rebuffed Taliban’s threat to disrupt Saturday’s elections, saying security forces were poised to frustrate anti-state plots.They said the Taliban could not prevent people from... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Sixteen Taliban fighters were killed on Tuesday when the suicide vest they were making exploded in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, security officials said.    The National Directorate of Security... read more
LASHKARGAH/GHAZNI (Pajhwok): At least six people, including two children, have been killed and four others injured in separate incidents in southern Ghazni and Helmand provinces, security officials said on Monday.Syed Murad Sadat, administrative... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Nine armed rebels were killed and two police injured in three separate incidents in southern Ghazni province, the interior ministry said.Seven mine makers were killed by their own explosives inside a mosque in the Alokhel area of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Eight people were killed on Friday when a passenger bus overturned in southern Ghazni province, an official said.At least 19 passengers were wounded in the accident near the provincial capital on the Kandahar-Kabul highway,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A journalist with the Killid Group and seven other civilians were detained during an Afghan-led operation in southern Ghazni province, officials and residents claimed on Thursday.Killid Group Radio Director in Ghazni Nisar... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): One intelligence operative was killed and three others were injured in a bomb blast in southern Ghazni province on Thursday morning.The governor’s spokesman, Shafiq Nang, told Pajhwok Afghan News the improvised explosive... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):  Powerful individuals have encroached on large parts of a township the government has devoted to returning families in southern Ghazni province, officials claimed on Tuesday.Mohammad Jamil Syedi, the refugee affairs... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A district crime branch chief was killed along with another person in a powerful explosion in the capital of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said.Seven civilians were injured in the blast that happened... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Three militants were killed by the roadside bomb they were planting in southern Ghazni province on Monday, an official said.The blast took place in Maqur district in the morning, 203rd Thunder Military Corps spokesman... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Religious scholars in southern Ghazni province on Sunday asked women to participate in the April 5 elections and support candidates of their choice.The call came at seminar organised by the Independent Election Commission (IEC... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): One person was killed and 20 others were wounded when a passenger bus overturned in the Maqur district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place late on Friday, the governor’s spokesman... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A prayer leader kidnapped a day earlier was found dead in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, when four civilians sustained injuries in a roadside bombing in Kandahar, officials said.Unknown gunmen kidnapped the imam,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Two children and three militants have been killed in separate incidents in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday.Two children were killed after a device they were playing with exploded in Asphandi area of Ghazni... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Religious scholars in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday urged families not to bar female members from casting their votes in next month’s elections.The views were expressed at a day-long similar “Women’s Participation in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of this capital city of southern Ghazni province accuse the provincial power utility of turning a blind eye to their problems concerning electricity.They complain power supply lines were extended to some parts of the... read more
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Five people were killed and three others injured following an accident in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The mishap took place at around 8:00am in Rozi Kotal area of Ghazni city, when two corolla vehicles... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  The governor of western Herat province on Tuesday accused Pakistan’s spy agency, the Inter-services Intelligence (ISI), of masterminding the attack that left 21 Afghan soldiers dead in eastern Kunar province.Elsewhere,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Eighteen insurgents were killed and five others injured in direct engagements with the Afghan security forces in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.An Afghan National Army (ANA) Special Forces commander was... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Two suicide attackers were killed before they could reach their target in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.The bombers were killed following an airstrike by foreign troops in Ander district last night,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The stage is set for a grand ceremony marking Ghazni City as the capital of Islamic Civilisation, authorities said on Saturday.Ghazni City, the provincial capital, was selected as capital of the Islamic Civilisation by the... read more
GHAZNI CITY/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and five militants have been killed in separate security incidents in different parts of the country during the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence said on... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Ghazni governor on Thursday called for Taliban to cease violence during next week’s programmes marking the southern province as the centre of Islamic the civilisation.Musa Khan Akbarzada, addressing a meeting in Ghazni... read more
TARINKOT/ GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed and four others wounded in separate blasts in central Uruzgan and southern Ghazni provinces on Saturday, officials said.A roadside bomb exploded at 2:00pm on the outskirts of Tirinkot, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Four people were killed and eight others wounded in separate incidents of violence in southern Ghazni province during the past 24 hours, officials said on Saturday.Three civilians were killed and as many others wounded as a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A group of 18 Afghan security personnel graduated last week from an Explosive Hazardous Reduction Course (EHRC) in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan (... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The appellant court chief in southern Ghazni province said on Thursday judges could not take up cases in 14 districts due to growing insecurity.Khwaja Mir Samad Haqdad told Pajhwok Afghan News during an interview they had judges... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A three-member delegation from Kabul on Tuesday said if the central government had released funds in time, all projects would have been completed ahead of the 2013 Islamic Civilisation Festival in southern Ghazni province.The long... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A major security offensive would be launched soon to retake the Nawa district of southern Ghazni province from insurgents, a senior Ministry of Interior (MoI) official said on Wednesday.Over the past eight years, the Taliban... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Four security personnel were killed on Wednesday in a suicide attack in the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, officials said.Elsewhere in the province, 21 insurgents including four regional Taliban commanders were... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Some civil society networks and the FRD organisation on Tuesday called for a public awareness drive in connection with the April elections in far-flung areas of southern Ghazni province.The Independent Election Commission (IEC... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Warlords and gangsters are trying to influence the presidential and provincial council polls in southern Ghazni province to get their favourite candidates elected, residents and contenders alleged on Tuesday.Nadir Khan Giruwal... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Of the 423 polling stations in southern Ghazni provinces, 148 are facing a high security threat, officials said on Saturday.A cleanup operation was needed to purge the area of militants and eliminate the looming threat to... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A 13-year-old-girl committed suicide by hanging herself after her father divorced his wife in the Jaghori district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place the other day but it could... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A police and an inmate were wounded in a dispute between jail guards and prisoners inside the jail of southern Ghazni province, an official said.The dispute occurred after guards were forcing their way inside the block of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Sunday feared voting in the April presidential and provincial council elections would not take place in five districts of southern Ghazni province because of security concerns.Musa Khan Akbarzada told Pajhwok... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Leaflets calling for jihad against foreign troops and the government have been distributed in Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, residents said on Wednesday.The distributors have asked residents to return them the form-... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three civilians have been killed in a bomb explosion in the Aab Band district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.The men were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in Dalan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel were killed and seven others, mostly civilians, wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into an ALP post in Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Monday, an... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A district administrative chief has been arrested in southern Ghazni province by intelligence agents on the charge of stealing tonnes of wheat from the agriculture department, an official said on Monday.Public Prosecutor Abdur... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five militants were killed and four others wounded by a roadside bomb they were planting on a road in the Giru district of southern Ghazni province on Sunday, an official said.The Taliban were mining the road in Sheli area, where... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Twelve armed rebels, including five Pakistanis, have been killed and several others injured during a clash with security forces in the Aab Band district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.Lasting three hours,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): An anti-Taliban uprising commander, who was wounded as a result of an explosion in Ghazni City, has succumbed to his injuries, an official said on Saturday.The explosion took place at Shahidan Square around 1:30pm on Saturday... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Anti-Taliban uprising commander from Andar district has been wounded as a result of an explosion in Ghazni City, officials said Saturday.Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Girl students of a high school on Thursday staged a protest demonstration in this capital city of southern Ghazni province against the disappearance of cards for a university entry test.Nearly 200 students of the Tawhidabad Girls... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Resident of the militancy-plagued Andar district in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday said they would actively participate in April elections, despite security threats.A resident of Sahib Khan village told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
GHAZNI CITY: The first-ever girls’ high school has been inaugurated in the Taliban-infested Andar district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday.District Education Officer Taza Gul said 400 girls had applied for admission to the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The civil airport in southern Ghazni province was inaugurated on Saturday when a private company’s aircraft landed at the runway for the first time ever.Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada and central and provincial government officials... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Many people of southern Ghazni province once worked as coppersmiths, setting up dozens of shops in the provincial capital. But now this craftsmanship is on the verge of disappearance.Concern at the fast declining industry in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents say a women’s recreation park in Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, is being converted to a graveyard as many bring their deceased relatives for burial to the garden.Located in Ali Lala area, two... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Religious scholars from the Taliban-infested Andar district of southern Ghazni province have decided against underage marriage, fixing the bride price -- known as vulvar in local parlance -- at 300,000 afghanis ($5,500).The... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The deputy governor of southern Ghazni province has said two directors have been absent from duty for months but they have been drawing salaries and other benefits.Mohammad Ali Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News the Hajj and Auqaf... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Half a dozen insurgents have been killed and a targeted NATO airstrike destroyed an explosives-laden vehicle in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday.Three militants were killed and nine others captured alive during a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The chief of Waghaz district has been injured along with his son in a bomb explosion in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.The remote-controlled bomb was planted in front of the house of Mohammad Azim, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Security official in southern Ghazni province on Saturday claimed seizing 515 kilograms of opium on the Kabul-Kandahar highway.Provincial police chief, Ghulam Mohiuddin Sarwari, told Pajhwok Afghan News the opium was recovered... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Fifteen armed rebels were killed and 16 others injured during separate operations in southern Ghazni and southeastern Paktika provinces, the Afghan National Army (ANA) said.The operations were carried out by Afghan National Army (... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least nine militants have been killed and 10 others wounded in an ongoing operation in southern Ghazni province, an official said Tuesday.Nazifullah Sultani, a spokesman for the 203rd Military Corps, said the Afghan National... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): In two separate incidents, a shopkeeper was stabbed to death and a young girl committed suicide in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday.Director of provincial hospital, Dr. Baz Mohammad Himat, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two children were died in an explosion in the Ander district of the southern Ghazni province, while three rebels were killed following a clash with security forces in Deh Yak district of the province, officials said on Wednesday.... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A tribal elder and former district chief of Maqur was killed by unidentified gunmen in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.The body of Abdul Manan Haibati was recovered from Mirzakhel area in the suburbs of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a leading tribal elder in Dehyak district of the southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.  Faiz Mohammad Topan, district police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took... read more
GAHZNI CITY (PAN): Hundreds of people staged a rally against Taliban insurgents after a boy was killed in a roadside bombing in Giro district of southern Ghazni province a day earlier.The blast that also injured a minor girl sparked the protest... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two separate home-made bomb explosions left a boy dead, a girl wounded and a large bridge destroyed in the Giro district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday.The landmine blast that killed the boy and injured... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Ninety percent of construction work on the Ghazni airport has been completed and the project would be fully executed within a month, officials said on Monday.  Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesperson, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents on Sunday said they did not believe next year’s elections could be held in insurgency-plagued parts of the southern province, but security officials insisted elaborate measures were being put in place.A Zankhan district... read more
KABUL (PAN): An explosives-laden vehicle was detonated prematurely before the suicide bomber could hit his intended target in the Maqur district of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said.The governor’s spokesman, Shafiq Nang, told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): About 7,000 families in Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, and adjacent areas would gain access to round-the-clock electricity soon, an official said on Tuesday.The 450 million afghanis project is part of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A policeman and six militants have been killed and as many injured in southern Ghazni province, an official said Tuesday.Abdullah Khairkhwa, Giro district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News a group of insurgents stormed a police... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): Three policemen harassing girls were beaten and their vehicle torched by residents in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place in the Hyderabad area on the outskirts of Ghazni City, the provincial... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two policemen were injured when militants rammed their explosive-laden car into a police check-post in the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said.Fazal Rahman Nazarwal, the Qarabagh district... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A ceremony for Ghazni City’s selection as Asian capital of Islamic Culture and Civilisation has been postponed indefinitely in view of a Loya Jirga due later this month, officials said on Saturday.The first ceremony, which was... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): An advisor to the governor of southern Ghazni province has fled after withdrawing $41,000 from the  Bank a few days back, officials said on Saturday.Safiullah Ibrahimi has escaped with the funds meant to fund salaries of the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Demanding saffron cultivation training, farmers say they will grow the lucrative crop next year because pilot projects had positive results in southern Ghazni province.A farmer in Khwaja Umari district, Gulabuddin, who used his 1.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Farmers and officials on Tuesday voiced concerns at the early snowfall in certain parts of the country, fearing that cultivation of crops could be delayed.Logar Director of Agriculture Eng. Humayun Omar confirmed the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Afghan Local Police (ALP) members in the Ajristan district of southern Ghazni province could swell Taliban’s ranks if their outstanding salaries were not paid, a senior police officer warned on Monday.Brig. Gen. Ghulam Mohiuddin,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Students of a girls’ high school in the capital of southern Ghazni province complain they are taught “inappropriate lessons” in the garb of a public awareness programme by judicial officials.“They tell us not to abide by what your... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A Taliban commander was killed along with his two bodyguards during a security operation in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.Mullah Rahmatullah Mubarez and his two accomplices were... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief was among 10 insurgents killed during a clash in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Friday.Mullah Dur Mohammad, the Taliban chief for Aab Band district, was killed a day earlier... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least nine insurgents were killed and a village cleared during an early morning security operation in the Giro district of southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said.The operation involved Afghan Local Police (ALP... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six militants were killed and nearly a dozen others wounded during a clash with Afghan army troops in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.The clash took place during a military operation codenamed Selab-II in... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday talked to family members of those killed and injured in a roadside bombing in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province.At least 18 civilians, including 14 women, were killed on Sunday when a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban have planted around 300 landmines on roads in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.Provincial council head Abdul Jame Jame gave the statement two days after the killing of 18... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of Andar district in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday asked the government either to drive Taliban or withdraw Afghan Local Police (ALP) from the restive town.Eighteen people including 14 women were killed on Sunday,... read more
GHAZNI CITY/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Five armed militants have been killed in the Charkh district of central Logar province and three civilians injured in Ghazni, officials said on Tuesday.Din Muhammad Darwish, the Logar governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): Residents have killed an individual who attacked a passenger coach carrying wedding guests with a remote-controlled bomb in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.Eighteen civilians, including 14 women, were killed on... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eighteen civilians, including 14 women, were killed on Sunday when a vehicle carrying wedding guests struck a roadside bomb in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, officials said.The incident took place at 5pm when the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A high-level meeting at the governor’s office in southern Ghazni province was disrupted by a rocket attack on Saturday noon, an official said.Interior Minister Omar Daudzai, Deputy Chairman of Senate Mohammad Alam Ezedyar,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban torched a mosque after a clash with security forces in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, an official alleged, but the rebels denied any involvement.The district chief, Mahbobullah Sabawoon, told Pajhwok... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four Taliban commanders have been killed during an overnight operation by Afghan Special Forces in southern Ghazni province, while a bomb blast injured five civilians in southern Helmand, officials said on Sunday.The four... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Unknown individuals lobbed a hand grenade into the main mosque in the capital of southern Ghazni province on Sunday afternoon, killing one worshipper and injuring five others, police said.The grenade exploded at one of the mosque’... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A dozen Taliban insurgents were killed and 11 others injured during a gun-battle with Afghan forces in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The clash broke out in Dowala area on Friday night... read more
KABUL (PAN): (PAN): A dozen people, including civilians, have been killed and as many injured during clashes and roadside bomb attacks across the country, officials said on Tuesday.Five militants were killed and six others wounded during a military... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Elders, residents and public representatives on Tuesday asked the government to improve the security environment in southern Ghazni province ahead of next year’s historic presidential vote.The call came at a gathering in Ghazni... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The former police chief for southern Ghazni province on Friday said he was unable to take up his new assignment in central Maidan Wardak province.Two days after he was transferred to Maidan Wardak, Brig. Gen. Zarawar Zahid told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Ten militants, including a commander, have been killed during separate clashes in Khogyani and Maqur districts of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.Three militants were killed and as many wounded during a clash... read more
LASHKARGAH/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Security forces thwarted a possible terrorist attack by seizing an explosives-laden car and detaining the driver in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, the governor's office said on Monday.The militant... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Afghan Local Police (ALP) General Director Gen. Ali Shah Ahmadzai on Monday acknowledged some groups opposed the force that was poised to play a crucial role during next year’s elections.During his visit to southern Ghazni... read more
KABUL/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief was killed during a joint Afghan-NATO operation in central Maidan Wardak province, the governor’s office said on Sunday.The shadow district chief for Nirkh town, Maulvi Hanan, was killed... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three civilians were killed and nine others, including children and women, injured in a roadside bombing in southern Ghazni province on Saturday, an official said.The casualties occurred early in the morning when a City-bound... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eleven Taliban fighters and four policemen have been killed in separate security incidents of violence in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday.Eight militants, including their deputy commander, were killed during a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents and some public representatives from Ghazni province say those living in remote parts could not travel to district centres for obtaining voter registration cards due to insecurity on roads.A provincial council member and... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seventeen people, including three policemen and two bomb-makers, have been killed in Farah and Ghazni provinces, officials said on Sunday.Abdul Khaliq Noorzai, the Khak-i-Safid district chief in Farah, told Pajhwok Afghan News 13 the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): So far a dozen government employees have been arrested on corruption and bribery charges since March in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.Property manager at the Ghazni municipality, Abdul Hai, was arrested... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Seven passengers were killed and 17 others wounded when a public transport bus struck a roadside bomb in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said.The 303 bus was travelling in the Larmi village of Maqur district when... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Journalists in southern Ghazni province on Monday announced a boycott of covering activities of the governor’s house, saying they were denied access to information and threatened by security forces.The Journalists Union head in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six Taliban militants were killed and four others wounded during a clash with Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel in southern Ghazni province on Friday, an official said.Lasting two hours, the early morning clash erupted when a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Forty-eight militants have been killed during separate security operations and clashes in southern provinces past 24 hours, the Afghan military said on Thursday.Twenty-nine fighters were killed during a joint Afghan-ISAF operation... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A religious scholar has been shot dead along with two sons by suspected Taliban militants in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.Gunmen broke into the house of Maulvi Noorul Haq in Abdur... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Afghan troops killed nine insurgents, detained as many and injured three others during operations in southern Ghazni and central Maidan Wardak provinces, an official said on Monday.Five fighters were killed in the Moshki area of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A two-day exhibition, showcasing books and paintings, was inaugurated in the capital of southern Ghazni province on Sunday.Arranged by the Information and Culture Department, the exhibition at the Alberoni Public Library involves... read more
LASHKARGAH/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Thirty-six guerrillas have been killed in an air raids and a string of clashes in southern Afghanistan, officials claimed in Friday.Foreign forces conducted airstrike in different areas of Marja district in Helmand... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Nearly 30 people were killed and more than 50 others, including NATO soldiers, wounded in an insurgent attack on the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday.The dead included 22... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A district headquarters has been relocated in southern Ghazni province due to security concerns, an official said on Wednesday.The Zankhan district centre was shifted to a place near Ghazni City due to continuing Taliban attacks,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Around 11,000 people, including 3,000 women, have been issued with voter cards so far in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Friday.  Voter registration centres were yet to be opened in Taliban-infested Zankhan and... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least 17 Taliban fighters have been killed and 15 others wounded during operations in the southern Ghazni and Kandahar provinces, an official said on Wednesday.In an overnight clash in the Zankhan district, 10 rebels were killed and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Security personnel have arrested a woman in southern Ghazni province on the charge of keeping a kidnapped lawmaker from Kandahar province in her house, officials said on Wednesday.MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar was kidnapped along with... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eighteen highway robbers have been arrested in southwestern Paktika and southern Ghazni provinces, officials said on Tuesday.The robbers would be punished publicly, Ghazni Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada told Pajhwok Afghan News.The... read more
GHZANI CITY (PAN): The urban prosecutor for southern Zabul province was killed by unidentified gunmen in the Maqur district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Tuesday.A statement from the governor’s office said Ismail, who had been... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eighteen fighters, including three commanders, have been killed during operations in Zankhan and Deh Yak districts of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.Weapons and ammunitions as well as a motorbike were also... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four policemen and three insurgents have been killed in separate incidents of violence in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday.A roadside bombing killed two policemen and injured three others in the Qayaq area of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The reconstruction part of Polish and US Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in the southern province of Ghazni were formally closed on Saturday, with local officials criticising its activities.The PRTs had spent $168 million... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): One person was killed and eight others were wounded in a car accident on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Ghazni province on Saturday, an official said.The incident took place when the vehicles fell into a crater caused by a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of remote areas in southern Ghazni province complain they have to take their sick women to the provincial capital for treatment due to the shortage of lady doctors in health clinics in their areas.A Giro district... read more
GHAZNI CITY/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Massive flooding unleashed by heavy rains left at least five people dead, 60 homes destroyed and thousands of acres of farmland inundated in southern Ghazni and central Logar provinces, officials said on Thursday.In... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban killed eight passengers they seized from a public transport bus about a week ago in the Maqur district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.The eight were pulled out from the 303 bus on the Kabul-... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The civil hospital in southern Ghazni province is yet to be vacated despite a warning by a technical team two years ago that the building could collapse anytime.The hospital director, Dr. Baz Mohammad Himmat, confirmed to Pajhwok... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Police officials, serving jail sentences for different crimes, are being held together with militants in the central jail in southern Ghazni province.The convicted police officials said they have either arrested or fought against... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Brazen corruption has been a principal factor in the poor quality of development projects in southern Ghazni province, public representatives and residents complain.Most project contracts are awarded to individuals, including... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Ghazni provincial High Peace Council (HPC) chief Fazl Ahmad Tolwak, who sustained injuries during a roadside bombing in the southern province about a month back, has died in a hospital in India.Also the Deh Yek district chief,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Taliban insurgents kidnapped the son of a female senator and killed her son-in-law and another civilian during an attack on their vehicle in the Maqur district of southern Ghazni province, a senior official said on Sunday.Deputy... read more
GHAZNI CIYY (PAN): Residents of southern Ghazni province say most provincial council members have turned their back on problems being faced by their constituents and instead working to promote their own interests.A Ghazni City dweller, Najibullah,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): More than a dozen people were injured when a bomb exploded in front of a shop in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said.The blast took place the near governor’s house and the police headquarters in Ghazni City,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A female lawmaker was injured and her daughter killed on Wednesday when suspected insurgents opened fire at their vehicle on a highway in southern Ghazni province, officials said.The upper house member, Rooh Gul,  was... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A female lawmaker was injured and her daughter killed on Wednesday when suspected insurgents opened fire at their vehicle on a highway in southern Ghazni province, officials said.The upper house member, Rooh Gul,  was... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Faced with likely collapse, the tottering Ghazni Civil Hospital building is yet to be vacated in defiance of warnings from technical experts.Hospital Director Baz Mohammad Himmat told Pajhwok Afghan News a government-appointed... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) chief for southern Ghazni province survived a gun attack on Monday morning.Hafizullah Gulistani escaped unhurt but his driver was killed in the assault that happened in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eighteen insurgents, including a foreigner, have been killed in a fresh bout of violence in Ghazni and Logar provinces, officials said on Sunday.Three fighters, including a Pakistani, were killed after they stormed an Afghan Local... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five fighters, including an insurgent commander, were killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Friday.Thursday’s air raid targeted a Taliban hideout on... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two Pakistanis were among a dozen insurgents killed during a bomb explosion and a security operation in southern Ghazni and central Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Wednesday.The Pakistanis were killed along with two... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban have threatened to blow up the Band-i-Sultan dam in southern Ghazni province if two drowned fighters were not found, officials said on Monday.Deputy Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban had... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The United States, not interested in an end to the war in Afghanistan, is funding Taliban operations against the government, the Ghazni appellant court chief alleged on Saturday.Judge Khwaja Mir Mohammad Haqdad levelled the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least 20 militants have been killed in an operation and an airstrike in the southern Ghazni and southeastern Paktia provinces, officials said on Monday.Police on wanted to supply logistics to Khogyani and Rashidan districts of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A district chief on Tuesday succumbed to the injuries he had suffered in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Ghazni earlier in the week, an official said.Haji Fazal Ahmad and Sher Khan Yousafzai, administrative heads of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three NATO-led troops were wounded in the latest green-on-blue assault in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials from both sides said.An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier fired at American troops at the Kandahar Airfield... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two district chiefs were wounded in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Ghazni on Sunday, an official said.Haji Fazal Ahmad and Sher Khan Yousafzai, administrative heads of Deh Yak and Zankhan districts respectively, were... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two officials at the governor’s house have been arrested in southern Ghazi province for allegedly accepting bribes, the attorney’s office said on Sunday.The officials including the human resources (HR) head were arrested in Ghazni... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A mosque collapsed after a bomb blast, wounding four worshippers in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.The overnight explosion happened at a mosque in Lagharo village, the district chief,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Ghazni governor on Saturday asked the Taliban to shift their political office from Doha to the southern province, serving as the current capital of the Islamic civilisation. Addressing a meeting of the Tribal Solidarity... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Officials on Friday accused the Taliban of seizing 20 people from vehicles in the Malistan district of southern Ghazni province.Three days ago, the fighters abducted 20 civilians in Jaghori and Gilan districts, but later they... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A local policeman shot dead his brother’s wife in northern Baghlan province while four civilians were wounded in blast in southern Ghazni, officials said on Wednesday.The Afghan Local Police (ALP) entered his brother’s house late... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN):  The contract for building an airport in southern Ghazni province was awarded on Tuesday to a company that would implement the project in a year, officials said.Aerial travel facility would be provided to thousands of people... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three militants perished during an airstrike in southern Ghazni province, while six Afghan National Army soldiers were killed in Uruzgan and Helmand provinces, officials said on Sunday.Three fighters, planting a roadside bomb on... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Fourteen insurgents, including their two commanders, were killed during a police ambush and a NATO airstrike in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.Police ambushed a car carrying four insurgents in Khashak area... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban have killed five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in Aab Band district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Tuesday.The soldiers were seized on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in Aab Band district, the governor... read more
GHAZNI CITY/PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Hundreds of people staged anti-government protests on Sunday, blocking busy highways in southern Ghazni and northern Baghlan provinces.Residents of Andar district, uprising members and Afghan Local Police (ALP)... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of this ancient southern city demand early completion of an optic fiber project, claiming militants and some mobile phone companies are creating hurdles to the project.“Work on the project has been in progress over the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A two-day exhibition showcasing handicrafts, historic objects and books was inaugurated in southern Ghazni province Monday, an official said.Arranged by the provincial Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): An education official in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday claimed the director had stabbed him with a knife.Syed Rasul, in charge of the monitoring section at the education department, told Pajhwok Afghan News there was a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four Taliban fighters, as many policemen and two truckers were killed during a clash in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, a security official said. The clash erupted in the Asfandi area on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of this ancient southern city, currently serving as the Asian capital of Islamic Civilisation, complain recent bomb blasts and targeted killings have made their lives miserable and badly affected their businesses.... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four civilians were wounded when police opened fire on them in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, officials said.The incident took place at noon when a rickshaw driver and motorcyclist refused to be searched and wanted to flee... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): The government has completed hundreds of development projects during the past five years in Ghazni city and southern districts of the province but the 2013 projects have been postponed due to the reasons best known to the concerned... read more
Ghazni (PAN): The education sector moves forward with tandem in the Ghazni province but there are some tangible problems that hampering the development of the much-needed sector.Offering a detailed picture amid bitter realities, Ihsanullah Nashir,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A prayer leader (Imam) has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.The incident took place on Saturday evening in Khwaja Ali area on the outskirts of Ghazni City, the... read more
GHAZNI CIT (PAN): A bride was among six people killed in a road accident in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday evening, an official said. The car carrying the bride collided with a police pick-up in the Rawza area of Ghazni City at 6.30pm, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Thirty-nine incidents of violence against children took place in southern Ghazni province last year, the labour and social affairs director said on Tuesday.The incidents included kidnappings, sexual assaults and traffic accidents... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Ghazni security officials say compare to the past, security has improved to a large extent in provincial capital and districts of Ghazni. Roads to a number of districts are opened and shelling has also stopped on the city.Ghazni... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three schoolgirls were wounded by a remote-controlled bomb in the capital of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday morning, an official said.A suspected attacker was killed by police after the blast in Ghazni City, the governor's... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Nine people were killed and several others injured in a bomb blast inside a mosque in Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said.The powerful blast occurred on Friday evening when people were offering prayers in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Sixteen Taliban fighters were killed and 21 others wounded during a clash with police in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province on Saturday, an official said.The early morning clash erupted when a group of insurgents... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Seven people were killed and several others, including women and children, were injured when a suicide bomber struck a restaurant in southern Ghazni province late on Wednesday, an official said.The attack took place around 7:30pm... read more
LASHKARGAH/ GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eight insurgents and a civilian have been killed in two separate incidents in southern Helmand and Ghazni provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Eight insurgents were killed and four others wounded on Tuesday during... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A suicide bomb explosion injured five civilians on a rickshaw on Wednesday in southern Ghazni province, an official and a witness said.Ghazni Civil Hospital head Dr. Baaz Mohammad Himmat said they had been delivered the dead body... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): Seven insurgents were killed and 8 others detained during an operation in Deh-Yak district of southern Ghazni province, an official said.Haji Fazl Ahmad district chief of Deh-Yak confirmed the incident and told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Up to 50 villages have been cleared of insurgents as a result of a major military offensive simultaneously being conducted in four western provinces, an official said on Tuesday.Codenamed "Oqab" (eagle), the independent operation... read more
KABUL/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) troops and two soldiers have been killed and as many others wounded in various security incidents in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday.Four soldiers were... read more
MAIMANA/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Anti-Pakistan rallies continued on Saturday in major Afghan cities against the May 1 border skirmish between forces of the neighbouring countries near their shared frontier.Hundreds of people -- mostly youth -- held... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): Twenty-five foreign militants have been killed during an operation by Afghan security forces in the Giro district of southern Ghazni province, local officials claimed on Saturday.Pakistani, Arab and Chechen militants were among the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents are pessimistic about the completion of requisite preparations over the next five months to make this southern city the Islamic civilisation capital.At a 2007 meeting in the Libyan city of Tripoli, culture ministers from... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four Taliban, including one of their commanders, have been killed in a clash with police in the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Friday.The gunbattle was triggered by an overnight insurgent attack... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Officials in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday reopened four schools that had been closed nine years ago due to clashes between security forces and insurgents.The schools resumed functioning in Ghazni City, the provincial... read more
GHAZNI CITY/ SHARAN (PAN): Three Taliban insurgents were killed and as many others wounded when the explosive device they were planting in the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province went off prematurely, an official said on Monday.Fazal... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The High Peace Council secretary for southern Ghazni province on Monday said the Taliban, not interested in peace in the country, wanted to harm Pashtun tribes.They invited the fighters to join peace, they threatened the people... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The deputy police chief of southern Ghazni province, Mohammad Hussain, was killed on Sunday in a bomb attack claimed by Taliban insurgents.Two guards of the senior police officer were also killed and as many wounded in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Seven militants were killed and two others wounded in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said.The raid in Deh Yak district caused no harm to civilians, a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Top officials of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday accused the provincial reconstruction team (PRT) and the administration of corruption in executing development projects.Deputy Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi cited administrative... read more
GHAZNI CITY/MAIMANA (PAN): Sixteen youth were killed while harvesting opium poppies in southern Helmand province, officials said on Sunday.The victims hailed from Qarabagh and Aab Band districts of southern Ghazni province, the Qarabagh district... read more
GHAZNI CITY/SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Six members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) force were killed in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province on Sunday, officials said.The policemen were killed while staying as guests with their friend Abdul... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A clash has erupted between Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) and Taliban fighters after an HIA commander was killed in a roadside bombing in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Saturday.The HIA commander, Khan Jee,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Twenty Taliban fighters were killed during two separate clashes with members of a public uprising backed by Afghan security forces in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Saturday.The first clash erupted on Friday night... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Thirteen members of a anti-Taliban militia were killed in an attack by the Taliban fighters in the militancy-plagued Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Friday, an official said.The incident took place in Gandaeer area... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Gunmen disembarked four construction workers, including two engineers, from a vehicle and shot three of them dead in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday.The fourth worker, all belonged to a construction firm called... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Some journalists on Saturday said they were barred from covering a just-started historic festival of celebrating the selection of Ghanzi city as the Asian capital of Islamic Civilization.The reporters said they were ordered to... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A much-awaited ceremony to declare Ghazni City as the Asian Capital of Islamic Culture and Civilisation began on Saturday in the southern province, amid tight security measures, officials said.The week-long celebrations began at... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Tight security measures have been put in place in southern Ghazni province ahead of a ceremony on Saturday when the provincial capital would start serving the year 2013 as the Capital of the Islamic Civilisation.Police and other... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six Taliban insurgents were killed and 10 others wounded during a clash with Afghan troops in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday. The clash broke out after the fighters ambushed a convoy of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of southern Ghazni province on Sunday reminded the government to honour its promise of initiating reconstruction work on the Band-i-Sultan dam.Hundreds of dwellers who visited the irrigation department said they had... read more
 GHAZNI CIT (PAN): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and four others were wounded in a bomb blast in southern Ghazni province on Friday, an official said.The explosives attached to a bicycle went off in a vegetable market near... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six people, including two women and a child, were killed and three others sustained injuries when a passenger van crashed into a truck on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway in central Maidan Wardak province on Sunday, an official said.The... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two civilians and 14 insurgents, including three Taliban commanders, were killed as NATO-led troops "mistakenly" hit a car in southern Ghazni province on Saturday, an official claimed.The airstrike took place in the Asfandi... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Fifty percent of schools in southern Ghazni province are without proper building, an education official said on Wednesday.Of the 600 schools in the province, half lacked buildings and students had to be taught under tents or in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The governor on Sunday said some districts in southern Ghazni province might experience security problems in next year's presidential elections.Musa Khan Akbarzada said though security had improved over the past year in many areas... read more
GHAZNI CITY/ TRINIKOT (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and three civilians were killed in two different incidents in southern Ghazni and central Uruzgan provinces on Tuesday, officials said.The civilian were killed in a head-on-... read more
 GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Thirty-four schools remain closed due to insecurity in different parts of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Education Director Ehsanullah Nasher said 41... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four people have been killed mysteriously in the capital of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.The individuals were shot dead in Zargar area on the outskirts of Ghazni City late on Friday night, the governor’s... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two local policemen were killed after a group of armed insurgents ambushed their vehicle on the outskirts of Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The gun attack in the Khodaidad area... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): About 5,2800 seedlings would be planted as part of a spring tree plantation drive that got underway in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said."Not a single plant has been sown in the district... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four militants were killed and 10 others were wounded during separate clashes with security forces in southern Ghazni and central Maidan Wardak province, the Afghan military said on Saturday.A group of armed rebels attacked a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The women's affairs department on Saturday said it had registered 70 incidents of violence against women this Afghan calendar year in southern Ghazni province.The cases included torture and forced marriages taking place in... read more
 GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A woman and her two children were recovered frozen to death after being buried under snow on their way to a health clinic in the Malistan district of southern Ghazni province, a public representative said on Thursday.... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Seventeen members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) were killed and two others apparebtly abducted by the militants in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday.The security personnel, manning a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six newly-completed projects worth 15 million afghanis were inaugurated by Information and Cultural Minister Syed Makhdom Rahin in southern Ghazni province on Sunday.The projects include a new building for Ghazni Information and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday said the government has been unable to launch development projects in areas where local police forces had been raised. A resident of Mir Khan area in Qarabagh district, Khan... read more
JALALABAD/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Twenty insurgents, including three suicide bombers, were killed and several others wounded by security forces in eastern Laghman and southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday.  Fifteen fighters have... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A 50-member Afghan Local Police (ALP) squad has been deployed to another volatile district of southern Ghazni province, Deh Yak. Another 150 personnel would join the force soon, officials said on Saturday.Governor Musa Khan... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): At least 18 people were killed in a head-on collision between two passenger buses on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Ghazni province on Thursday morning, an official said.At least 23 passengers were wounded in the road... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Angry residents took to the streets on Tuesday against what they called civilian killings by foreign troops in southern Ghazni province.Dozens of dwellers of Aab Band district closed the Kabul-Kandahar highway, accusing NATO-led... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two Taliban militants were killed and as many wearing women’s clothes detained during an operation in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Tuesday.The operation was conducted by Afghan security personnel in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of ten villages in southern Ghazni province have started a fund-raising campaign to build a school on their own after their children were denied admissions to a school by other residents in the Qarabagh district.The... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief was killed during an overnight clash with police in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Thursday.Mullah Adam alias Mullah Jan, the Taliban shadow chief for Andar district, was... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A 20-year-old woman drank acid in an attempt to commit suicide after her spouse was killed during a group suicide attack in the capital of southern Ghazni province three days ago, doctors and family said on Tuesday.An unconscious... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, would not be poised to host the 2013 year as the Asian Capital of the Islamic Civilisation because some ministries have failed to execute projects  as part of the... read more
 GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five insurgents, including a commander, were killed during a clash in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.            ... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two people were killed and 13 others, including three traffic policemen, wounded in a blast in southern Ghazni province on Saturday, officials said.The explosion occurred around 12 noon when an explosives-rigged bicycle was... read more
 GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A large quantity of explosives and drugs were sized during operations in southern Ghazni and central Maidan Wardak provinces, military officials said on Tuesday.           ... read more
GHAZN I CITY (PAN): A number of women on Saturday staged a protest in southern Ghazni province against growing violence against them and the authorities’ failure to nab the perpetrators.The protestors marched from the provincial council office to... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A young man shot dead his step-mother and her alleged lover for committing adultery in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.The incident in Khadi Qala area took place on Tuesday night,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, including a recruitment commander, were wounded in a bomb blast in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday evening.The explosion took place around 5pm on the outskirts of the 2nd police... read more
GHAZI CITY (PAN): Seven officials have been detained on bribery charges in southern Ghazni province, the attorney said on Saturday.The detainees worked at education and revenue departments and their cases were under investigation, Abdu Rashid Abid... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Different kinds of medicines and other forms of medical assistance were distributed in a number of districts of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said.Almost 78 kind of medicine for chest and other diseases were... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A 10 years old girls was killed in celebratory fire in the capital of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.The incident took place in the Pirzada area on the outskirts of Ghazni City in the morning, provincial... read more
 GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A girl from southern Ghazni province has been admitted to a Kabul hospital for internal wounds after she was gang-raped in the Maqur district two days ago, a public representative said on Thursday.Provincial council member... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Sixteen prisoners were reunited with their families on Wednesday in the southern province of Ghazni after being released from the Bagram detention centre.Speaking at a ceremony welcoming the inmates in Ghazni city, Governor Musa... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eight rebels were detained during an operation by intelligence operatives in the capital of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.The individuals were arrested based on an intelligence report in the Qala Jouz... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three people were injured during an explosion in the capital of southern Ghazni province on Saturday, an official said.The blast happened at around 11:30 am in front of a private hospital in Ghazni City, the governor's spokesman,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eighteen people, including children and women, were wounded in a road accident on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Ghazni province on Friday, an official said.  Provincial traffic officer, Mohammadullah Ahmadi, speaking... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Up to 1,500 deserving families received winter assistance from two UN agencies in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Friday.Food items, warm clothing and blankets were distributed to 1,500 poor families that... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Seventy percent of schools in southern Ghazni province are under Taliban’s control, a public representative and teachers said on Wednesday.Most schools in the Karabagh district were being controlled by the insurgents, provincial... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six people were injured on Wednesday when a remote-controlled bomb was detonated in southern Ghazni province, witnesses said.Two policemen and four civilians suffered injuries when the bomb went off close to the police... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The foundation stones for two buildings faculties at the Ghazni University were laid on Tuesday in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said.The four-story buildings for economics and Sharia faculties would be constructed at... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four civilians were killed in a roadside bombing in Naukhi village near Ghazni city, the capital of southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said.A resident of Naukhi village, Abdul Khaliq told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A policeman was mysteriously killed in Moi Mubarak area of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said.Ghazni Civil Hospital Director Dr. Baz Muhammad confirmed receiving the body of the policeman, Niamatullah, who was... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Minister of Defence Bismillah Mohammadi on Wednesday said security would improve after the 2014 pullout of International Security Assistance Force troops from the country.Speaking to journalists during his visit to southern Ghazni... read more
GAZNI CITY (PAN): A man was killed by militants on the charge of spying for the government, while two insurgents were wounded during a clash in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.The civilian, killed by the rebels late on Saturday... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Nine Taliban militants, including a shadow district chief, were arrested and two others killed during a military operation in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The operation, which was launched a week ago, was... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A Taliban commander was killed along an associate in an operation by coalition forces in Rashidan district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.The insurgent commander, Hafiz Sardar, was killed during a raid... read more
KABUL (PAN): A key Taliban commander, Mullah Syed Ahmad Shahid Khel, was shot dead in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, an official said on Wednesday.Amir Shah Sadat, intelligence director for southern Ghazni... read more
GHAZNI (PAN): The Qarabagh district chief was seriously wounded during an attack by the Taliban in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, officials said.Eng. Zaitullah Azimi came under ambush in the afternoon, the governor's spokesman, Nabi Jan, told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five Taliban fighters and two civilians were killed during a joint security operation conducted by the Afghan and coalition forces in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday. The incident happened on Sunday night when... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A 40-year-old woman who lost her husband and son in Deh Yak district in southern Ghazni province continues to grapple with poverty and have little to cheer about even during Eidul Adha.Gul Bebi’s elder son Abdullah was killed... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): About 200 members of the NATO-funded Afghan Local Police (ALP) force were deployed to the Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Sunday, officials said.Interior ministry official Col. Roohullah Samoon told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KHOST CITY/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The distribution of improved varieties of wheat seed began in southeastern Khost and southern Ghazni provinces was started on Saturday, officials said.The seed is being sold to farmers on a 70 percent discount in 18... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Fifteen Pakistani militants were among 17 insurgents killed during an airstrike in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Tuesday.The operation was conducted by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six Taliban militants were killed by residents of the Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Monday, a public uprising leader said.The hour-long clashes took place in Mokam Qala and Alam Khel areas, where the rebels... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five people were wounded and a pump station gutted by a blaze in the capital of southern Ghazni province on Sunday, officials said.Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire after an hour of efforts, Ghazni Mayor Abdul Basir told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Ten Taliban militants were killed during an operation in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Friday.The overnight operation was conducted by foreign troops in Zarin Qala area, the Ander district... read more
KABUL/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two foreign citizens were kidnapped by armed insurgents on their way from southern Ghazni province to the central capital Kabul, an official said on Thursday.A government official based in Maidan Wardak province confided to... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three Pakistani citizens were among seven militants detained as a result of special operations in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Friday.The insurgents were held late on Thursday night in the Ashur Qala area of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three Taliban militants, including a Pakistani citizen, were killed and two others injured during a clash in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said.The incident took place in Laghbad area,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): One civilian was killed and four others were injured when the car they rode in struck an improvised explosive device in the Jaghtu district of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, a senior intelligence official said.Ghazni... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Local police are being raised to keep security for insecure districts in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.A 505th Spinghar Police Zone commander Esmatullah Alizai told a press conference in Ghazni city, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Twenty Taliban fighters and two local commanders of a public uprising group were killed during a gun-battle in the southern province of Ghazni, members of the anti-rebel movement said on Sunday.The clash erupted around 3am... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Senior officials on Tuesday voiced deep concern at the growing number of foreign militants, aided by local fighters, in the restive southern province of Ghazni.Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada blamed a wave of recent unrest on foreign... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four militants were killed and another two wounded during an overnight security operation in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.NATO-led troops killed the supporters of local rebel leader... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Fifty-three people were killed in a road tragedy in southern Ghazni province on Friday morning, local authorities said.The head-on collision occurred in Aab Band district on the Kabul-Kandahar highway at 9am, the provincial police... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): More than a dozen insurgents were detained with weapons in a string of security operations in Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Thursday.Provincial intelligence head Syed Amir Shah Sadat told... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Gunmen attacked the residence of a private radio channel’s regional head in Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, but inmates escaped unhurt.Nisar Ahmad Azadzoy, the Killid Radio official, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Poland on Wednesday announced higher education scholarships for attorneys, judges and students from southern Ghazni province.Addressing a press conference in Ghazni City, new Polish Ambassador Piotr Łukasiewicz promised his... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A district police chief survived a bomb attack, but two of his colleagues were injured in southern Ghazni province on Monday, an official said.Andar district police head Cap. Ramazan, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News his... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Polish doctors have resumed treatment of 500 Afghan children suffering from digestive disorders in southern Ghazni province after receiving their test results from Poland.Doctors with Ghazni-based Provincial Reconstruction Team (... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Twelve jerry cans of explosives were seized by intelligence operatives in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.The provincial intelligence director told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosives... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Women Affairs Minister Husn Banu Ghazanfar on Sunday promised creating more work opportunities for women in southern Ghazni province.Addressing a gathering titled "We Want Peace" in Ghazni city, the provincial capital, Ghazanfar... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban set fire to the houses of a provincial council member and another person in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, where an anti-militant tribal militia has been raised, an official said on Friday.The rebels... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four members of a family were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in Ghazni city, the capital of southern Ghazni province, on Tuesday, an official said.A fifth person from the same family was... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A man killed his sister and two young men for allegedly committing adultery in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Sunday.The “honour killing” took place in Pailoch area of Deh Yak district when the brother shot... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A former governor, who received bullet injuries after being caught in the crossfire between two suicide bombers and Afghan army troops, is said to be in a stable condition now.The attackers were chasing Faizanullah Faizan, the ex-... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two Taliban militants were killed during a clash with members of a public uprising group in the Ander district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.Both sides used heavy weapons during the firefight that... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of the Deh Yak district in southern Ghazni province are concerned about insecurity on highways that connect the town to Ghazni city, the provincial capital.Resident Ahmad Shah said he was last week caught in a crossfire... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Thousands of people in southern Ghazni province spent the Sunday night under open sky because of a rumour that a major earthquake would hit the region until 5am in the morning.Residents of Ghazni city, the provincial capital,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two key commanders were among five insurgents killed during separate operations in southern Ghazni province, where a police officer was shot dead, officials said on Sunday.The first police district chief in Ghazni city, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of southern Ghazni province have complained they could not go for a picnic to celebrate Eid holidays due to insecurity in several districts.“In the past, we would go on excursion to some districts and Ghazni city during... read more
GHAZNI CITY/ASADABAD (PAN): Security officials said on Monday more than a dozen insurgents were killed in southern Ghazni and 16 in eastern Kunar province over the past 24 hours.Two rebels were killed and as many injured when the bomb they were... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban executed a man on the charge kidnapping a child in the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.“The man was captured by the rebels, days after he abducted a minor from Ghazni City.... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban have been forcing dwellers of the Andar district in southern Ghazni province into staging demonstrations against the government and an ongoing public uprising, residents and officials said on Wednesday.Residents... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Fourteen key commanders were among 284 insurgents killed and another 94 injured in security operations in southern Ghazni province since March this year, police said on Thursday.The casualties occurred in 128 operations involving... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Nine Taliban fighters were killed and two others detained during a public uprising over the past two days in the Maqur district of southern Ghazni province, residents said on Tuesday.The insurgents were killed on Monday night, a... read more
LASHKARGAH/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A young girl was killed in a bomb blast while three militants were killed in an operation in southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday.Three fighters were killed and a militant detained in Grishk district of... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Dozens of shops were destroyed in a blaze triggered by an electric short circuit in Ghazni City, the provincial capital, officials said on Sunday.The fire erupted on Saturday night in a two-storey fabric and tailoring market in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A number of school students in southern Ghazni province on Saturday complained that they had taken their mid-term examinations, but textbooks were yet to be made available.Students from Andar district said schools had reopened in... read more
GHAZNI CITY/SHARAN (PAN): Taliban fighters detained a group of abductors in the southern province of Ghazni, while a group of militants joined the peace process in southeastern Paktia, officials said on Wednesday.The four kidnappers were detained... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): With no alternative income sources, farmers in southern Ghazni province are grappling with poor wheat yield this year due to a lack of seasonal rains. Hamidullah, a resident of Deh Yak district, told Pajhwok Afghan News their... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two projects -- the construction of a 14-kilometre highway and the reconstruction of Hazrat-i-Hakim Sanayee’s tomb -- were launched in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said.At the foundation stone-laying ceremony,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Ministry of Information and Culture has launched reconstruction work on more than a dozen historical monuments in Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province.A day earlier, Deputy Information and Culture Minister... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A key Taliban commander was killed and three other insurgents were detained during a security operation in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Friday. The operation was conducted by coalition... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five rebels were detained with weapons and explosives during a security operation in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.The arrests took place in Waghaz and Gilan districts late on Wednesday, the Ghazni... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Three members of a family, including a child, were killed in bomb explosion in the Taliban-infested Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, and official said.The family suffered the fatalities when the vehicle... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A deputy district police chief was killed during a gun attack by suspected insurgents in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday.The Aab-i-Band deputy police chief, Mohammad Ibad, was killed in the district’s limits at... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The attorney general office head was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on his way to the office in the southern province of Ghazni on Monday morning, said an official.Deputy Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
LASHKARGAH/BAMYAN (PAN): Five people were killed and 13 others injured when a bomb-rigged motorcycle exploded near a police station in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province on Sunday, said officials.The governor's spokesman, Daud Ahmadi,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The governor of southern Ghazni province, during a visit to the militancy-plagued Andar district, on Saturday promised efforts at reopening the schools closed by rebels.Musa Khan Akbarzada told a gathering all closed schools in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN):  In a gruesome triple murder incident, a man killed his divorced wife along with two children in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Monday.The victim’s father, a doctor at a private hospital in Ghazni City,... read more
Ghazni City (PAN): Five people were killed and 18 injured when a passenger bus hit a roadside bomb in the eastern Ghazni province on Sunday morning, official said.The incident occurred at about 8 am in the Shabaz locality, along the Kabul-Kandahar... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban accused local militias were behind the public uprising in the Ander district in southern Ghazni province and also denied their fighters burned copies of the Holy Quran. Both sides, residents and militants,... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A high school student in Ghazni city has invented a mathematical  formula that was approved by the centre for science in Kabul, officials said on Saturday.Khalilullah Yaqubi is an 11th grade student at the Albiruni high... read more
CHARIKAR/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Over a dozen Taliban fighters were killed on Thursday during an operation by the security forces in central province of Parwan, officials said.Thirteen Taliban fighters were killed and four others wounded in the operation... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five members of a public uprising group were killed by Taliban militants in the Ander district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.Heavy clashes took place between the Taliban militants and local residents... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A man killed his pregnant wife believed due to a family dispute in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Tuesday.The 20-year-old, Kobra, was stabbed to death by her husband at around 12 am in Nawabad on the outskirts... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Sick women and children continue to face medical crisis due to shortage of female doctors in southern Ghazni province, forcing authorities to shift patients to hospitals in the city.Due to the lack of female doctors and medication... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): One student was killed and two others injured when an explosive-packed bicycle exploded in Ghazni city, the capital of southern Ghazni province on Sunday, an official said.In the 12:30 pm blast in Ali Baba area along Kabul-... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents recovered two dead bodies of civilians from a well on the outskirts of Ghazni city, the provincial capital of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The bodies were found in the Noghi area on Friday, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Officials said the Taliban set fire to a civilian house in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, torching some copies of the Holy Quran. A 65-year-old woman reportedly sustained injuries in the blaze.Resident Mullah... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A commander was among 10 Taliban militants killed during a public uprising in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.Over the past two months, angry residents began armed resistance against... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN):  Local officials criticise that some heritage monuments were reconstructed with low quality materials in the southern province of Ghazni, a local official said on Monday.The deputy governor, Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, addressed the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four Taliban militants were killed, three detained and another wounded during an operation in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Saturday.The operation was conducted by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in Mullah Noh... read more
KABUL (PAN): A district police chief was injured along with three of his guards when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said.The Khwaja Omari district police chief, Ahmad Zia, was on a patrol in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The process to build the Centre of Islamic Culture in Ghazni city, the capital of southern Ghazni province, has begun, the governor said on Wednesday.Mega projects for 2013, when the city would serve as the Asian capital of the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The bodies of four Afghan National Army soldiers, kidnapped by the militants some days back, were found in Gilan district in southern Ghazni province, official said Wednesday.Governor Musa Akhbar told Pajhowk Afghan News the... read more
Ghazni City (PAN): Six people were killed and three others injured in a roadside bombing on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway in the Syedabad district in central Maidan Wardak province on Tuesday morning.The governor’s spokesperson said the ill-fated... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Deh Yak district chief escaped unhurt but two of his bodyguards were injured in a roadside bomb attack on Monday morning in southern Ghazni province, said an official.Fazal Ahmad Tolwak, who is also the provincial peace... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of a second district in southern Ghazni province have risen against the Taliban over the closure of schools and insecurity, a senior official claimed on Sunday.Over the past few days, several tribal elders have died in a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two Taliban militants were killed during a clash with residents of the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.The fight erupted in the Qadam Kala area late on Friday night after the insurgents... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The Taliban shot dead three tribal elders in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, days after residents rose in arms against the rebels for closing schools and obstructing reconstruction efforts, officials and locals... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eleven Taliban fighters were killed and 15 others held hostage by residents in a public uprising against militants in Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada told... read more
 GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a tribal elder in a mosque in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.The armed men gunned down the tribal elder Hajji Mohammad in a mosque in the Andar district, after he... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Seven civilians were wounded on Tuesday morning when militants fired missiles on Ghazni City, the provincial capital of southern Ghazni province, officials said. Taliban militants fired several rockets from the direction of Khak-... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Local authorities in the southern province of Ghazni on Monday said about 75,000 acres of land had been illegal taken by warlords and powerful people.Most of the warlords seized the land in Ghazni City, the provincial capital and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Raising slogans in favour of their demands, hundreds of university students on Sunday marched in the streets of Ghazni city, the capital of southern Ghazni province.Students of two universities jointly staged the rally by blocking... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Framers of Andar and Deh Yak districts in southern Ghazni province on Saturday claimed that recent heavy rains and hailstorm destroyed all their farms.The heavy downpours lashed 20 villages on Friday afternoon, Mangal, a resident... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eleven Taliban fighters were killed and 15 others held hostage by residents in a public uprising against militants in Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday. Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada told... read more
GHAZNI/LASHKARGAH (PAN): At least nine passengers were killed and 19 others injured in two separate roadside bombings in southern Ghazni and Helmand provinces, officials said on Friday.The first blast that killed seven people on a bus traveling from... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A new-established library for woman, the first of its kind, was inaugurated in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said.Women Affairs Director Shkuria Wali told the inaugural ceremony the library had eight rooms and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of Andar district in southern Ghazni province on Monday said that they rose against the Taliban for closing schools in the town.In recent weeks, the district has been rocked by a a series of clashes between Taliban and... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Students and teachers on Saturday said schools in two districts of southern Ghazni province were still closed.Taliban closed schools in Andar and Deh Yak districts as well as in Ghazni City, asking the government to lift a ban on... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four Taliban commanders were among six militants killed during a clash in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Wednesday.The insurgents were killed and weapons and ammunitions seized from them during an operation by... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Four commanders were among eight rebels killed during separate operations by Afghan and international security forces in southern Ghazni and eastern Kunar provinces, officials said on Sunday.Two militant leaders, including Mullah... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Five insurgents, including a commander, were killed and three others injured in a clash between Taliban and Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) fighters in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Saturday.Abdul Samad, an important... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A primary court sentenced four people to death and another two to 20 years in jail in a kidnap-murder case in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.Led by Sher Ahmad, the individuals abducted Sherzad, an 18-year-... read more
QALAT/ GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two civilians, including a child, were killed and as many others injured in two separate explosions in southern Zabul province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Sunday.One civilian was killed and a tribal elder... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of southern Ghazni province on Sunday complained of telecommunication problems due to the destruction of mobile phone boosters by insurgents.Ten antennas of different telecom networks were destroyed in the province last... read more

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