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    Pen, not guns: Theme of poetry session

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A well-attended poetry session ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr was arranged in southeastern Paktia province. Seasoned poets underlined hard work to replace gun with pen.

    Security and Crime

    Suicide bombers among 19 killed in Paktia offensive

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): At least nineteen rebels, including ten suicide bombers, were killed and another arrested during an operation in the Sayyed Karam district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Wednesday.


    Loya Paktia youth condemn fraud claims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The youth from Loya Paktia --- a region comprising southeastern Paktia, Khost and Paktika provinces --- on Thursday rejected claims that the June 14 presidential runoff vote had been rigged in the three provinces.

    Security and Crime

    Election Day violence kills 6, wounds 17

    CHARIKAR/GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Six militants were killed and 17 others, including civilians and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, wounded in separate incidents in central Parwan and southeastern Paktia provinces, officials said on Saturday.

    Security and Crime

    7 injured as rocket hits Paktia hospital

    SHARANA (Pajhwok): Seven civilians were injured when a rocket allegedly fired by the Taliban hit a hospital in the Chamkani district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Tuesday.


    Hundreds rally against Pakistan, Iran in Gardez

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people rallied in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, against Pakistan and Iran, asking for immediate end to attacks from Pakistan into the eastern Kunar province.

    Security and Crime

    7 police, 8 rebels killed in Paktika incidents

    SHARANA (Pajhwok): Eight militants were killed when the explosives-laden car they were travelling in exploded after being hit from the air by foreign troops in southeastern Paktika province, the governor’s spokesman said on Friday.


    6 Paktia districts to get development projects

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): An official informed on Tuesday hundreds development projects would be implemented through National Solidarity Programme (NSP) and Stability in Key Area (SIKA) in six districts of southeastern Paktia province.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Protestors seek action against governor

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Residents on Friday protested in the capital of southeastern Paktia province against the manhandling of a district chief and demanded action against the perpetrators.


    New film “Taqdeer” released in Paktia

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Local artistes on Thursday released a new film “Taqdeer” (destiny) at a ceremony in the capital of southeastern Paktia province.