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    Nuristan peace committee head shot dead

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The peace committee chief for eastern Nuristan province, Abdul Hakim Nuristani, was gunned down in the capital Kabul, a member of the panel said on Friday.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Nuristan governor denies Doab district fall

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nuristan province on Thursday denied losing control of Doab district to Taliban, saying 10 militants had been killed in ongoing clashes.

    Security and Crime

    Heavy fighting cuts off Doab district

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Fierce clashes between security forces and militants in eastern Nuristan have cut off Doab district from the rest of the province on Wednesday, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    Dozens of rebels eliminated in Nuristan, Ghazni

    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.


    Lack of medical facilities haunts Nuristan

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of eastern Nuristan province complain even a single hospital could not be built in the remote mountainous province, forcing people to traverse long distances to neighbouring provinces for treatment.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Nuristan residents seek security ahead of runoff

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The people of eastern Nuristan province on Tuesday urged the government to bolster security ahead of the presidential runoff vote, scheduled for June 14.


    Gravelling of Nuristan road begins

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Work on gravelling the main road in Paron, the capital of eastern Nuristan province, was launched on Tuesday, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    Exploit intra-Taliban rifts, security forces told

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nuristan province has said Afghan security forces should take advantage of the differences among Taliban factions.

    Security and Crime

    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.