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    1,200 fake voter cards seized in Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Police recovered 1,200 bogus voter cards from a child in eastern Kunar province on Thursday, the provincial police chief said.


    Qayyum named as new Nuristan governor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Senator Hafiz Abdul Qayyum has been appointed as new governor of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Thursday.


    Nuristanis demand professional teachers

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of residents of eastern Nuristan province on Sunday complained about the absence of professional and competent teachers in educational institutions.


    Voting unlikely in 18 polling stations: Nuristani

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor said on Thursday people would not be able to cast their votes at 18 of the total 72 polling stations designated in eastern Nuristan province due to escalating insecurity.

    Security and Crime

    Militants storm female public rep’s house

    JALALABAD (PAN): Militants stormed the residence of a female public representative in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday, killing her father-in-law and wounding another family member.


    Sigh of relief as road cleared after 5 years

    ASADABAD (PAN): Security posts have been established in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar after a massive military offensive codenamed “Tofan” (Storm) against insurgents to pave the ground for reconstruction projects, local officials say.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Avalanche kills 4 in Nuristan

    JALALABAD (PAN): Four people, including a policeman, died after being hit by an avalanche in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Nuristan governor unhurt in gun attack

    JALALABAD (PAN): The governor of eastern Nuristan province on Monday said he escaped unhurt in a gun attack involving armed insurgents, but his secretary and a guard were injured.


    Nuristanis concern over roads blockade in winter

    ASADABAD (PAN): Amid looming winter season, the residents of eastern Nuristan province are concerned about roads blockades by heavy snowfall, which triggers food, medicines and other items shortage.

    Security and Crime

    1 policeman killed, 4 injured in Helmand suicide attack

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): One policeman has been killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a police check post in Marjah district of the southern Helmand province, an official said Thur