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4 die as snow wreaks havoc in the north

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 21:50
By ‌Zabihullah Ihsas on 19 February 2017

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok):  Four people have died and hundreds of household animals perished as a result of heavy snowfall in the northern zone, officials said on Sunday.

The snow has blocked roads to 13 districts.  Balkh natural disaster management authority head Rahmatullah Zahid told... read more

26 killed, 30 missing in Faryab snowstorm

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 21:00
By Qutbuddin Kohi on 19 February 2017

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least 26 people were killed and six others wounded in a fresh snowstorm in northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Sunday.

Faryab Governor Sayed Anwar Sadat told Pajhwok Afghan News that 70cm and 80cm snowfall had been recorded in Maimana, the provincial... read more

‘Minimizing electoral districts not implementable’

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 20:43
By Azizullah Hamdard on 19 February 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Election observers on Sunday said minimizing electoral districts in some provinces was ‘incorrect’, asking the... read more

Contracts for 48 projects worth 414m afs signed

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 20:13
By Khwaja Basir Fitri on 19 February 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Sunday signed contracts for 48 development projects... read more

River basin head in Baghlan kidnapped

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 19:32
By on 19 February 2017

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The head of river basin in northern Baghlan province has been kidnapped by suspected militants, an official said on Sunday.

Baghlan police spokesman Zabihullah Shujah said the chief of northeastern zone basin Eng. Mohammad Naim Nawabi was... read more

Above 60pc of Kunduz residents don’t pay tax: Mayor

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 19:03
By on 19 February 2017

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): More than 60 percent of residents of the capital of northern Kunduz province have not been paying cleanliness tax to the municipality over the past many years, the mayor said on Sunday, calling insecurity a major challenge.

Najibullah Omarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan... read more

Thousands rally against cross border shelling

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 18:35
By Yousuf Zarifi on 19 February 2017

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Thousands of people on Sunday staged a protest rally in eastern Nangarhar province against recent rocket shelling from across the border in Pakistan... read more

Qatar office to be shut if Taliban stay away from talks: Ghani

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 16:24
By Javed Hamim Kakar on 19 February 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani asked Qatar to close the Taliban... read more

Daesh-planted bomb wounds 11 schoolchildren

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 16:23
By Yousuf Zarifi on 19 February 2017

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A bomb planted by Daesh militants has inflicted injuries on 11 schoolchildren in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, the army said on Sunday.

A statement from the 201st Selab Military Corps in the eastern zone said the landmine... read more

Scores of Afghan citizens detained in Punjab raids

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 15:41
By Syed Mudassir Ali Shah on 19 February 2017

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Scores of Afghan citizens have been arrested in search-and-sweep operation in the Punjab province of Pakistan, police said... read more

Ibrahimi blasts Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 15:36
By Pajhwok on 19 February 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga... read more

President returns home from Munich Security Conference

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 15:03
By Pajhwok on 19 February 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): After attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany, President Ashraf Ghani returned home on Sunday,... read more

Efforts initiated to halt Pakistani rocket attacks: CEO

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 14:40
By Javed Hamim Kakar on 19 February 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said on Sunday efforts had been launched to prevent... read more

Notorious Al-Qaeda commander eliminated: NDS

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 14:18
By Javed Hamim Kakar on 19 February 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): An Al-Qaeda commander was among dozens of foreign militants killed during an operation by intelligence... read more

Nangarhar airstrike kills 5 Daesh foreign fighters

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 13:26
By Yousuf Zarifi on 19 February 2017

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least five Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) foreign fighters were killed during airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.

Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News air and ground... read more

Nangarhar airstrike perishes 5 IS foreign fighters

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 13:26
By Yousuf Zarifi on 19 February 2017

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least five Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) foreign fighters were killed during airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.

Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News air and ground... read more

Herat bus-trailer collision wounds 16 passengers

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 13:06
By Storai Karimi on 19 February 2017

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least 16 passengers, including women and children, were wounded in a bus-trailer collision in western Herat province, an... read more

EU, Afghanistan sign cooperation agreement

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 13:05
By Pajhwok on 19 February 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan... read more

Afghanistan combating 20 terrorist groups: Ghani

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:41
By Pajhwok on 19 February 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): ‘Combating terrorism needs inter-state cooperation at international, regional and national levels, President... read more

Highway cop shoots dead truck driver in Farah

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 22:26
By Mohammad Humayon Zahin on 18 February 2017

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A police officer shot and killed a truck driver allegedly on refusing to pay bribe money on the Farah-Helmand highway in western Farah province, an official said on Saturday.

The incident took place in Tot Wa Chakab area of Bala Buluk district on Friday afternoon,... read more

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