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    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.


    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.