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4 Daesh rebels including commander killed in Nangarhar

3 hours 7 min ago
By Yousuf Zarifi on 29 May 2017

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A commander was among four Daesh or Islamic State (IS) militants killed in a US airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the airstrike was carried out in Spin Zai area... read more

Due to personal problems, Takhar governor quits

3 hours 46 min ago
By Pajhwok reporter on 29 May 2017

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Mohammad Yasin Zia, the governor of northern Takhar province, has resigned his position, officials said on Monday.

His spokesman Sunatullah Timori told Pajhwok Afghan News Zia had presented his resignation to the presided through the Independent Directorate of Local... read more

Woman among 4 dead in Nangarhar clash over ice

7 hours 22 min ago
By Yousaf zarifi on 29 May 2017

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four people, including a woman, have been killed in a dispute over ice sales in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.

The incident happened in the Lalmai area of Chaparhar district on Sunday afternoon, said Malem Mashoq, the district’s administrative... read more

Australian to deploy more troops to Afghanistan

7 hours 26 min ago
By Javed Hamim Kakar on 29 May 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Australia will commit 30 more soldiers to Afghanistan... read more

Taliban lose 3 district chiefs in Herat raid

7 hours 29 min ago
By Storai Karimi on 29 May 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban... read more

Mother of 8 children shot dead; girl commits suicide

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 20:51
By کوهى on 28 May 2017

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two women died in separate incidents in the capital and Aandkhui district of northwestern Faryab province, officials said on... read more

Border police construct mosque at own expense in Paktia

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 20:31
By شکـور کامـران on 28 May 2017

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Personnel from the Second Border Police Brigade in southeastern Paktia province have built a mosque inside the force... read more

Nearly a dozen security men killed in Uruzgan attack

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 19:36
By Ajmal Wesal on 28 May 2017

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Insurgents launched attacks on security posts in the Charchino district of central Uruzgan province on Saturday night, killing nearly 11 security men, with the firefight still ongoing, officials said.

Deputy provincial police chief, Col. Abdul Qawi Omari, told Pajhwok... read more

Returnees’ land usurped in Laghman, claims Balkhi

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 19:27
By Naheed Bashardost on 28 May 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Refugee and Repatriation Minister Sayed Hussain Alami Balkhi on Sunday alleged widespread corruption in distribution... read more

Poland may send more troops to Afghanistan

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 19:00
By Pajhwok on 28 May 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Poland is likely to increase the number of its troops in Afghanistan... read more

4 Pakistanis held before joining Daesh in Nangarhar

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 18:39
By Yousuf Zarifi on 28 May 2017

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four Pakistani militants were arrested on Sunday before they could join Daesh militant group in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.

Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Pakistani suspects were arrested at around 4am... read more

Ghazni: Helicopters spotted landing in Taliban areas

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 18:31
By Saifullah Maftoon on 28 May 2017

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Public representatives on Sunday claimed unknown aircrafts had been spotted landing in areas under Taliban’s control in... read more

7 Taliban killed, 6 wounded in Helmand clashes

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 18:16
By Zainullah Stanikzai on 28 May 2017

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least seven Taliban militants have been killed and six others wounded in clashes with security forces in the Sangin... read more

Several villages fallen to Taliban in Badakhshan’s Tagab district

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 17:22
By Gul Mohammad Tanha on 28 May 2017

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local security officials confirmed a number of villages in Tagah district have been fallen to Taliban militants in... read more

HPC asks militants to shun violence in Ramadan

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 17:07
By Javed Hamim Kakar on 28 May 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): On the day two of the holy month of Ramadan... read more

6 police gunned down in Zabul insider attack

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 16:56
By Nasim Hotak on 28 May 2017

QALAT (Pajhwok): A rogue policeman shot dead six colleagues in a latest insider attack in southern Zabul province, an official said on Sunday.

A security official, who declined to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the six police were gunned down by their colleague at a check post in... read more

Hundreds of poor families in Jawzjan receive aid

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 15:45
By Hamid Tamkin on 28 May 2017

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): As the holy month of Ramadan began, food items were distributed to 500 poor families in Shiberghan, the capital of... read more

Public complaints: Ghani suspends Herat mayor

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 15:41
By Storai Karimi on 28 May 2017

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has suspended the mayor for western Herat province, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said on Sunday.

A statement from IDLG the said Mayor Farhad Nayayesh had been suspended based on a decree from the president. Ghulam... read more

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