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PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three civilians were killed and as many injured when Taliban gunmen opened fire at a local police vehicle in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, officials said on Friday. The incident happened in Waghjan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A notorious commander was among nine Taliban militants killed during ongoing security operations in two districts of central Logar province, an official said on Tuesday. The governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A notorious commander was among four Taliban insurgents killed in an airstrike by Afghan forces in Charkh district of central Logar province, officials said on Monday. Logar governor’s spokesman Salim Saleh told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Ten civilians have been killed and two others injured in separate of incidents of violence during the past two weeks in central Logar province, an official said on Sunday. The governor’s spokesman, Mir Ahmad Selab, told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Intelligence operatives have seized nearly 800 kilograms of opium in Charkh district of central Logar province, an official said on Monday. Governor’s spokesman, Mir Ahmad Silab, told Pajhwok Afghan News National Directorate... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A US forces’ oil reservoir was engulfed in fire on Tuesday in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, after a rocket hit the facility, an official said. Governor’s spokesman Saleem Saleh told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents beheaded a tribal elder and cut off his hands, nose and ears in Azra district of central Logar province, a public representative said on Tuesday. Logar provincial council member Abdul Wali Wakeel told... read more
 KABUL , May 17, 2017: Today the first one-day exhibition of calligraphy, drawing and crafts, students of the 16th  educational district in Ghazi School was held on the initiative of the Education Department in Kabul.
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Lawlessness and old traditions have prevented about 50 percent of girls from attending school in central Logar province, the provincial women’s affairs director says. Shima Zargar told Pajhwok Afghan News that many families... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Security forces on Thursday killed five insurgents and arrested four others during raids in various parts of the provincial capital of central Logar province, an official said. Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The level of violence against women increased by nearly 80 percent last year compared to the previous year in central Logar province, the provincial Women’s Affairs Department head said on Tuesday. Shima Zargar told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A US forces helicopter made an emergency landing in the capital of central Logar province on Monday. Logar governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, told Pajhwok Afghan News the US helicopter made emergency landing in Babos area on... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Eleven people of a family were killed when a Saracha type vehicle they were traveling in hit a roadside bomb in the Mohamad Agha district of central Logar province on Friday, an official said. Governor Spokesman Saleem Saleh... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Twelve militants have been killed and 15 others wounded during clashes with security forces in central Logar province, officials said on Tuesday. Four security personnel were wounded in the clashes that erupted in Babos,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Tens of thousands of acres of land has been usurped by powerful individuals and ordinary people in central Logar province, a practice still ongoing, officials said on Monday. A member of the provincial council, Mohammad... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Dozens of schoolteachers in the ranks of Taliban insurgents are fighting against government security forces in central Logar province, local officials claimed on Monday. Logar governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, alleged these... read more
PUL-I-ALAM ((Pajhwok): Taliban militants torched four vehicles of a private road construction company in Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, the district chief said on Tuesday. Mohammad Rahim Amin told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/QALAT (Pajhwok): Seven militants have been killed in two separate incidents of violence in central Logar and southern Zabul provinces, officials said on Tuesday. Logar governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, told Pajhwok Afghan News a US... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Six rebels have joined the peace process in central Logar province and separately another six militants were arrested in southern Kandahar province, officials said Monday. The militants reconciled in Azra district... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Taliban have stoned to death a couple over adultery charges in the Muhammad Agha district of central Logar province, an official said on Monday. The governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two militants were killed when a mine they were making exploded in a Mosque in central Logar province on Friday, an official said. Governor spokesman Saleem Saleh told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened this morning... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three years have passed but construction work on a Pakistan-funded 300-bed hospital in central Logar province could not be resumed for unknown reasons. Provincial council member Haseebullah Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two projects costing 38 million afghanis have been launched in the Azra, the most insecure district in central Logar province, officials said on Saturday. Azra district chief Hamidullah Hameed told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three Taliban militants were killed during clash with security forces in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, an official said Monday. Seven civilians and four Afghan National Army (ANA) troops were injured... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Seventeen Taliban militants have been killed and nearly a dozen others wounded during operations in southern Zabul province, officials said on Sunday. The governor’s spokesperson, Gul Islam Siyal, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Taliban have released four tribal elders after keeping them in captivity for months in the Azra district of central Logar province, a public representative confirmed on Saturday. Earlier, the town’s administrative chief... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Daesh militants have been dropping propaganda leaflets on streets and near homes in central Logar province to encourage the youth into joining the group. Ahmad Javed, who lives in Sar Sang area of the provincial capital, Pul... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Five Taliban militants and a schoolteacher were killed during a clash with security forces in Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, an official said on Sunday. Mohammad Agha district chief, Naseer Ahmad Amin,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Local officials in central Logar province said on Wednesday Daesh -- also know Islamic State (IS) -- had started recruiting fighters and dispatching hundreds of them to Achin district for training. Hameedullah Hameed,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Schoolteachers in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province have accused the district chief of halting plots distribution to them under a residential scheme, a claim the district chief rejected on Monday. Noor... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have beheaded a 19-year-old boy and chopped off his hands in the capital of central Logar province, an official said on Sunday, but the rebels rejected having hand in the incident. The governor’s spokesman,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A woman from central Logar province, pushed into addiction by her husband, has resorted to begging to buy illicit drugs. Zarmina, 45, is a resident of the Babari area of Baraki Barak district. Hailing from an honourable... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Nearly 2,000 individuals have encroached upon 5750 acres of land in central Logar province, creating problems for the local administration, the governor said on Thursday. Mohammad Halim Fidai said this during a press... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have established a ‘customs check-point’ between central Maidan Wardak and Logar provinces and take money from vehicles, government officials claim, but the rebels reject the claim. Mohammad Rahim Amin,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Forty-five people died and more than 100 injured in traffic accidents during the past 10 months in central Logar province, an official said on Wednesday. The governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): More than 100 Taliban rebels have been killed and 28 more wounded during two weeks of an operation wrapped up Monday night in central Logar province, an official said on Tuesday. Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army (ANA) commander has been wounded during a clash with insurgents in central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. Crime branch police chief Col. Mohammad Jan Abid told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): An army officer was among four passengers killed and 10 others wounded in an accident in central Logar province on Thursday, an official said. A ranger pick-up vehicle of the Afghan National Army (ANA) collided with two... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A woman has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in the capital of central Logar province and police have arrested her husband. Crime investigation department head Col. Mohammad Jan Abid told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A girls school has been torched by unknown people in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, local officials said on Saturday. Logar Education Department spokesman Shapoor Arab told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A modern sports playground has been put into service in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, after its completion, an official said on Saturday. The stadium’s inauguration ceremony was participated by... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three uplift schemes costing $60 million were put into service after their completion in central Logar province on Tuesday, officials said. A gathering marking the launch of the projects was attended by Nasir Ahmad Durrani,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Residents of the Charkh district of central Logar province complain Taliban militants have banned telephone services in the town for the past four days, landing them in great trouble. Sayed Ajmal, a resident of Garmaba area... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The foundation stone of a drinking water supply project worth 65 million afghanis has been laid in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province. The project will be completed in one year with funds from the Ministry of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Local officials on Saturday said the Taliban militants had demanded money for releasing deminers in their captivity in central Logar province. Four days back, Taliban kidnapped four drivers along with seven vehicles of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Taliban have ordered closed a high school over the past one week in the capital of central Logar province, affecting hundreds of students, officials said on Sunday. Provincial education department spokesman, Mohammad... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Civilian causalities resulting from Taliban attacks have increased in central Logar province, local officials said on Monday, a claim the militants rejected. Governor’s spokesman Saleem Saleh told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials have impounded dozens of cargo vehicles en route to Kabul in central Logar province for allegedly attempting to evade customs duty, an official said on Wednesday. Salim Saleh, the Logar governor’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Gunmen kidnapped 20 deminers in the capital of central Logar province on Wednesday, an official said. Crime branch police chief Col. Mohammad Jan Abid told Pajhwok Afghan News the 20 workers of Sterling Global Operations were... read more
 PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Farmers of central Logar province say their onion yield has increased this year, but the price has declined by 70 percent, compared to last year’s rates. A resident of the Purak village on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam,... read more
PUL-I-ALALM (Pajhwok): Taliban militants shot dead two kidnapped policemen after severally torturing them in captivity in central Logar province, an official said on Monday. Logar crime branch police chief Col. Mohammad Jan Abid told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Construction work on a hostel building was launched at the university in central Logar province on Monday, officials said. Governor Halim Fidai told Pajhwok Afghan News the hostel facility would be constructed at a cost of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The family of a slain Taliban commander in central Logar province has been struggling with economic hardships since the commander’s death seven years ago, but still the family is committed to educating their children. Mullah... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Fourteen Taliban militants have been killed during a clash with security forces in Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Sunday. The district chief, , Mohammad Rahim Amin, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Eight schools the Taliban had closed a couple of days ago in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province have been reopened, thanks to elders’ help, officials said on Monday. Logar education department’s spokesman,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A Pakistani delegation has arrived in central Logar province to negotiate the release of a helicopter crewmembers held hostage by Taliban militants after their helicopter crash landed in the Azra district, an official said on... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Officials on Monday said 15 Taliban militants have been killed in central Logar province, while insurgents abducted five civilians in eastern Kunar province. The Logar governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two suicide bombers were shot dead by security officials before they could detonate their explosives-filled jackets in the capital of central Logar province on Sunday, an official said. Salem Saleh, the governor’s spokesman... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least 20 Taliban militants have suffered casualties during a clash in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, an official claimed on Sunday. Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A son-in-law of Gen. Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s chief of army staff, is among helicopter crew members taken hostage by Taliban in central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. Pakistan’s MI-17 helicopter crashed in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Pakistani helicopter crash landed in the Azra district of central Logar province on Thursday afternoon and Taliban militants held those onboard hostage, officials said. Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Five civilians, including a woman, were killed on Sunday when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in central Logar province. The blast took place in Kaga Waga area of Azra district at about 5pm, the town’s... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A former lawmaker from central Logar province, Dr. Asadullah Himmatyar, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Kabul, police said on Sunday. The ex-legislator was gunned down by unidentified assailants in the Stanikzai... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): An intelligence official has been killed in central Logar province and two suspected terrorists detained in Uruzgan province, officials said on Saturday. The Logar governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM-MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): A blast killed a Taliban commander along with his two accomplices in central Logar province while another rebel commander was arrested in eastern of Laghman province, sources said on Saturday. Salim Saleh, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide bomber has been arrested by intelligence agents in the Khoshi district of central Logar province, a statement from the spy service said on Tuesday. The bomber was detained after a clash in Karizono area of the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajwhok): Residents say private individuals are receiving income from a parking facility in front of the police headquarters in the capital of central Logar province. The parking facility was built on a government’s land two years ago... read more
PUL-I-ALAM-QALAT (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander has been killed and 13 others militants captured during security forces operation in central Logar and southern Zabul provinces, an official and a statement said on Tuesday. Governor Mohammad Halim... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Hundreds of local and foreign militants have arrived in the Azra district of central Logar province and they plan to carry out group attacks, the town’s administrative chief said on Monday. Talking to Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A boy and a girl have been killed by unidentified gunmen in the ChaharAsiab district of Kabul, an official said on Sunday. Abdul Wali Wakil, a Logar provincial council member, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the double-murder... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A girls high school has been closed by insurgents in central Logar province, education officials said on Tuesday. Provincial education department spokesman Mohammad Shahpur Arab told Pajhwok Afghan News that insurgents had... read more
PUL-ALAM (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen looted a foreign organisation called PMU in central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. Provincial head of the organization, Zafar Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News unknown gunmen broke into their... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Eight Taliban militants were killed and 10 others wounded during an early morning clash with security forces in central Logar province on Thursday, police said. Logar deputy police chief Col. Nisar Ahmad Abdulrahimzai told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Officials in central Logar province on Wednesday blamed the Taliban for shooting Haji Naeem, head of the development council for Charkh district. But the rebels rejected the claim as groundless. Salim Saleh, the governor’s... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban’s governor for central Logar province was among more than a dozen insurgents killed during a joint Afghan-US forces’ night raid, an official said on Monday. The Logar governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Some residents of central Logar province on Monday said doors of the appellant court and attorney office remained closed for the past one week. Earlier, a Taliban attack on the courthouse killed seven people, including the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen on Saturday killed three sisters in the Kharwar district of central Logar province, the district administrative chief said. Samar Gul Rashid told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Panch Pai... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A US drone strike killed eight Taliban insurgents and three civilians in the Azra district of central Logar province, an official and a public representative said on Saturday. Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents seized several cars and two drivers of the Sterling Demining Company in the capital of central Logar province, an official said on Tuesday. The governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty Seven Islamic State (IS) or Daesh militants and four Taliban have been killed in eastern Nangarhar and Central Logar provinces, official said on Sunday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a teacher in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province on Wednesday, an official said Mohammad Shahpor Arab, Education Department Spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The elderly father of a policeman, who died in a 2014 Taliban suicide attack in central Logar province, says the ‘martyrdom booklet’ of his son is yet to be prepared. The suicide attack was carried out Feb 20, 2014 on the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A district chief and four others have been arrested by intelligence officials over allegedly selling ghee meant for distribution among flood-affected families in central Logar province, an official said on Monday. The... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have warned education officials of the Charkh district against attending offices, an official said on Monday. Provincial education department spokesman Mohammad Shah Pur Arab told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The process to distribute cooking oil among thousands of flood-affected families kicked off on Wednesday in the central province of Logar, an official said. A total of 40,000 litres of ghee worth four million afghanis would... read more
TIRINKOT/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least eight policemen defected to the Taliban in Charchinu district of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Saturday. The Charchiny district police chief, 1st Lt. Rahimullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban have gunned down Haji Zalmai,deputy head of the development council for the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. Eng. Mohammad Rahim Amin, the town’s administrative chief,... read more
MAHMUD RAQI/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least 17 insurgents have been killed in separate incidents in central Kapisa and Logar provinces, officials said on Thursday. The 201st Selab Military Corps spokesman, Maj. Shirin Aqa, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok):  A Taliban key commander for Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital of central Logar, was killed and his two fighters were arrested by Afghan forces in the province, an official said on Friday. The Taliban commander, Mullah... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Casualties among civilians and security forces reduced last solar year in central Logar province where the security situation has improved compared to the previous year, the governor said on Monday. Mohammad Halim Fidai... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Ten militants, including seven foreigners, have been killed during clearing operation in the Kharwar district of central Logar province, an official said on Friday. Samim Khapalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The authorities on Wednesday started demolishing houses which have been illegally constructed on government land in the capital of central Logar province, sparking a protest by the house owners. Logar governor’s spokesman,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The fate of a huge 300-bed hospital in central Logar province remains unknown after construction work on the project came to a halt about three years ago. Launched about nine years ago, construction work on the hospital... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): A Taliban’s military commander was detained and his three fighters killed during an operation in central Logar province, officials said on Sunday. The rebel commander was detained on Saturday by National... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A huge recreational park has been established in the hillside of Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province. Name as “Peace Park” where olive saplings have been planted, the park was inaugurated by Governor Mohammad... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Afghan National Army (ANA) troops have been using a school as their base in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province. The troops had established their base in the middle school in Chaltan area, depriving... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Taliban have collected millions Pakistani rupees in Ushr(one-10th part of the total yield) from the hashish crop, officials in central Logar province claimed on Thursday. However, the militants rejected the allegation.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Nearly half of the schools in central Logar province have no buildings of their own and students are taught at rented houses, the education director said on Tuesday. Mohammad Akbar Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan News during... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Some foreign smugglers have started digging up relics at archaeological sites in the Kharwar district of central Logar province, residents claimed on Saturday. A member of the local council in Kharwar, Mohammad Akbar... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three suspects have been detained in connection with the murder of a woman in central Logar province, an official said on Wednesday. Logar crime branch police chief Waisuddin Talash told Pajhwok Afghan News the woman from... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): There are no census offices in Kharwar and Charkh districts of central Logar province, residents said on Monday, complaining they faced problems in getting identity cards. They have to cover long distances going to Pul-i-... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Intelligence operatives have seized 700 kilograms of narcotics during an operation in the Khoshi district of central Logar province, an official said on Sunday. The seizure came during an operation on Saturday in Dobandi... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for the provincial education department of central Logar province was inaugurated on Thursday. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Logar education director Mohammad Akbar Stanikzai said the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Construction work on a second road between capital Kabul and central Logar province was inaugurated on Tuesday. Public Works Minister Mahmood Baligh, Logar governor Mohammad Halim Fidai, provincial council members, other... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): All drivers and vehicles of a demining company have been rescued after being hijacked by gunmen in central Logar province as a result of a security operation, an official said on Monday. Two days ago, suspected militants... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Officials on Sunday said five of seven vehicles of a demining firm hijacked by Taliban militants in central Logar province had been recovered along with three drivers. Governor Mohammad Halim Fidai told a press conference... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): One child has been killed and three others have been wounded in a landmine explosion in the Charkh district of central Logar province, an official said on Wednesday. Khalilullah Kamal, the town’s administrative chief, told... read more
Voice of war victims# PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Having lost three of his family members to a suicide bombing seven years back, an anguished resident of central Logar province pans the government and other organisations for failing to give him any... read more
KABUL/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A dozen Taliban fighters have been killed and 18 others wounded during an operation in the Nirkh district of central Maidan Wardak province, officials claimed on Sunday. The militants, however, rejected the assertion as... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Abdul Raziq Wahidi on Tuesday said the internet facility would be provided to the university, the civil hospital and some schools in the capital of central Logar province... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Local officials on Monday said land grabbers had created serious security problems in central Logar province. Governor Mohammad Halim Fidai told Pajhwok Afghan News a number of powerful individuals had encroached on... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four judges and as many civilians were injured in a remote-controlled bomb attack on their vehicle in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province on Sunday morning. The bombing, killing a policeman, took place at... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): One civilian and two fighters have been killed and four others arrested during a clearing operation in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Thursday. The security forces conducted... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Azra district of central Logar province has become a major hub of hashish crop cultivation and drug smuggling, local officials say. The district’s chief, Hamidullah Hamid, told Pajhwok Afghan News that most residents of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Security forces have captured a huge cache of weapons and drugs in the Azra district of central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News  the security... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Zero mother mortality-rate has been attained in central Logar province, health officials said on Sunday. Public Health Director Dr. Mohammad Zarif Naibkhil told this a gathering marking the inauguration of a female nurses... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The authorities claimed on Tuesday arresting six suspected militants in different parts of central Logar province, but residents alleged the detainees were innocent people. Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, said the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and a fourth injured on Sunday when a helicopter they were traveling in crash-landed in central Logar province, an official said. The Afghan National Army (ANA)’s helicopter... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials have arrested the former and current directors of the Teacher Training Centre in central Logar province over corruption charges, an official said on Saturday. Logar governor’s spokesman Salim Saleh... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban’s district and police chiefs for the Charkh district of central Logar province were among seven militants killed during an overnight operation by security forces, the town’s administrative head said on Monday.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Some people have begun digging historical monuments in the Kharwar district of central Logar province, local official said on Sunday. Nasir Ahmadzai, social affairs official, told Pajhwok Afghan News historical items had... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): National Directorate of Security (NDS) agents have arrested six suspected insurgents, including Taliban’s administrative chief for Khoshi district of central Logar province, an official said on Wednesday. The individuals... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The judicial department head and the appellate attorney were wounded and their driver killed after unknown gunmen opened fire at their vehicle in the provincial capital of central Logar province on Wednesday, an official said... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Twenty-four girls’ schools, which had been closed by Taliban militants, were reopened in central Logar province, an official said on Wednesday. Education Department spokesman Mohammad Shapoor Arab told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The governor on Wednesday said 33 percent government departments in the provincial capital and 80 percent in districts of central Logar province were without buildings of their own. Explaining his administration’s next 100-... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Security forces have arrested 18 persons over confiscating government land and constructing houses on it in central Logar province, officials said on Monday. The individuals were detained for grabbing public property in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The authorities on Tuesday started demolishing dozens of houses illegally constructed on government land in central Logar province. The houses were identified as illegal by a joint delegation of the governor’s office, the... read more
Jahan Baz, a local resident, told Pajhwok Afghan News, heavy fighting was ongoing between security forces and the Taliban in the limits of district. However, Governor Spokesman Nabiullah Perkhel denied clashes with insurgents, saying situation... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have closed 25 schools for girls in two districts of central Logar province, depriving thousands of children from education, officials said on Tuesday. The 25 schools, including eight high, seven middle and... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Up to 20 Taliban fighters have been killed during a joint operation by Afghan and US troopsin the central province of Logar, officials said on Tuesday. The offensive was launched on Monday evening in Kharwar district,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Local officials on Thursday said more than 100 Taliban militants have been killed during a week-old operation in Kharwar district of central Logar province, but the rebels rejected the claim. The governor’s spokesman, Salim... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The governor of central Logar province on Tuesday said an investigation into the alleged killing of four civilians by American forces had been opened. Provincial council (PC) chief Hasibullah Stanikzai on Monday accused the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) chief for central Logar province on Monday accused the American forces of killing four civilians and injuring another 15 after a roadside bomb ripped through one of their vehicles near the provincial... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A second Afghan National Army (ANA) helicopter crashed in central Logar province after the first that went down in Bamyan province on Monday, officials said. Salim Salih, Logar governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two deminers have been kidnapped along with their truck by unidentified gunmen in Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, an official said on Sunday. The gunmen attacked local office of Sterling Global demining... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least six insurgents belonging to the Haqqani network have been killed and four others wounded in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Thursday. Mohammad Rahim Amin, the town’s... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Some members of the provincial council accuse the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of allowing a company to illegally extract chromites in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province. Chromite is an iron chromium... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) on Thursday said local officials had been unable to hand a piece of land over to the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) for the establishment of an industrial township in accordance with a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Japan has donated four snow-clearing and road construction machines to the Public Works Department of central Logar province, an official said Wednesday. Logar Public Works Director Abdul Wali Stanikzai told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Seventy Taliban fighters, four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and as many civilians have been killed during an operation in the central province of Logar, officials said on Monday. Afghan security personnel launched the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A suicide car bomber struck in the middle of a bazaar in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, on Saturday morning. The bomber detonated his explosives-laden car in the Shaheedano Square at 8.30am, wounding... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Police recovered narcotics weighing 1600 kilograms from a truck during a search in the capital of central Logar province on Saturday. Logar crime branch police chief Col. Mohammad Jan Abid told Pajhwok Afghan News the drugs... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): New buildings for teaching and administration purposes are being constructed on the university campus in central Logar province. Governor Mohammad Halim Fidai and deputy higher education minister Gul Hassan Walizai on Monday... read more
PUL-I-ALM (Pajhwok): Insurgents blew up a shrine in the Charkh district of central Logar province, the governor’s spokesman said on Monday. Mohammad Salim Saleh told Pajhwok Afghan News that militants blew up the Shah Khalwati shrine with... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have closed a girls’ school and banned females in areas around Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, from attending a teacher training centre, an official said on Thursday. Mohammad Sadiq... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two commanders were among 29 militants killed during airstrikes by foreign forces and ground operations by Afghan security forces in central Logar and northern Sari Pul provinces, officials said on Thursday. Logar Governor... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A US drone strike has killed four militants, including a senior Taliban leader, in Barkai Barak district in central Logar province, an official says on Sunday. Mohammad Rahim Amin, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Hundreds of students, teachers and workers at the main Teacher Training Centre in central Logar province have gone on strike against the centre director. The strike involving 30 teachers, workers and about 200 students would... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Residents say the government should honour its pledge to provide electricity to central Logar province in order factories could be established in the province. They say government officials had promised them three years ago... read more
KANDAHAR/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two police officers have been killed and another two policemen injured during two separate gun attacks in southern Kandahar and central Logar provinces, officials said on Thursday. First Lt. Abdul Hadi, the 13th... read more
LASHKARGAH/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A stray mortar shell hit a house and killed two children in central Logar province as security officials said 28 militants were killed in Logar and southern Helmand provinces. Col. Mohammad Rassoul Zazi, the 215... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Efforts have been accelerated to reopen as many as 12 girls’ schools, which were closed by Taliban in Baraki Barak and Sarkh districts in central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. Deputy Education Director... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A number of remand prisoners at the central jail of central Logar province have complained they are being tortured by jail security officials and they face many problems during detention. The prisoners shared their problems... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The provincial council members of central Logar province on Thursday claimed progress in combating administrative corruption and addressing people’s grievances. Hasibullah Stanikzai, the council head, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok):  Unidentified gunmen on Thursday shot dead a schoolteacher in the capital of central Logar province, an official said. Mohammad Shahpur Arab, the education director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two senior commanders were among 10 Taliban militants killed in an airstrike in the Arza district of central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. Logar police chief Brig Gen Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A primary school was bombed from the air during an operation against militants in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, killing two students and injuring four others, including a teacher. Logar education... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Mohammad Halim Fidai on Tuesday took office as the governor of central Logar province with pledges to ensure good governance and real service to the people. Fidai was introduced to the people of Logar as the new governor by... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Some provincial council members on Tuesday claimed drug smugglers paid money to Taliban insurgents for creating insecurity in central Logar province. The PC head, Hasibullah Stanikzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News insecurity... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Two dead bodies of men have been found in central Logar province and a tribal elder has been gunned down in Uruzgan province, officials said on Friday. The two dead bodies were found in the Mohammad Agha district of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Construction work on a new building for the university in central Logar province was on Thursday formally launched during a special ceremony held in this regard. The foundation stone of the building was laid about two years... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The agriculture and livestock department in central Logar province on Thursday alleged that some influential have grabbed huge tract of land allocated for green belt on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Police have arrested two government officials in connection with recent incidents of violence in central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. The detainees included Baraki Barak district police chief Col. Mohammad... read more
QALA-I-NAW/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban gunmen shot dead a Public Order Police (POP) and wounded her daughter during an overnight attack on his home in northwestern Badghis province, an official said Monday. A public order police officer... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four Taliban, including a dreaded commander, have been killed and two others detained during an overnight raid by Afghan security forces in central Logar province, an official said Saturday. The incident took place in the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday paid a surprise visit to central Logar province and terminated contracts with two foreign mining companies involved in extraction of chromite, the acting governor said. Niaz Mohammad... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Four militants were killed when the landmine they were planting exploded in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Tuesday, an official said. The incident took place early morning on main highway in the Pul-i... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The administrative chief for Charkh district in central Logar province on Monday said Islamic State (IS) militants had killed a Taliban commander and ordered residents to stop watching TV programmes. Khalilullah Kamal told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The administrative chief for Charkh district in central Logar province on Tuesday accused a construction company of giving thousands of dollars to Taliban to let it implement a road. Khalilullah Kamal said the company also... read more
JALALABAD/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Seven alleged kidnappers have been arrested in eastern Nangarhar and central Logar provinces and a student rescued from their captivity, officials said on Thursday. Security personnel detained four alleged... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two district attorneys have been detained on charges of taking bribes in central Logar province on Tuesday, a reliable source said. The source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News on condition of anonymity that the attorneys were... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Logar police chief on Sunday claimed Pakistan had detained Taliban leaders opposed to the new emerging threat from the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan. Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai said a number of Taliban leaders... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Security officials in southern Zabul on Tuesday claimed foiling a major terrorist plot in Shah Joi district. Deputy police chief, Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi, told Pajhwok Afghan News an explosives-laden rickshaw was seized in the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): US forces on Saturday apologised y to the families of five Afghan civilians killed in an overnight coalition airstrike in central Logar province, a senior public representative said. Habibullah Stanikzai, the provincial... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and five others wounded during a clash in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Tuesday, an official said.The clash was triggered by a land dispute between nomadic Kuchis and residents of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Members of the provincial council of central Logar have been on strike over the past two weeks to push for the removal of senior officials, including the acting governor.They warned if the governor, the mayor and the police... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Senior officials on Monday said 86 security posts had been set up around the Ainak copper mine in central Logar province and urged investors to resume work on tapping the world’s largest deposits.A landmark $3 billion deal was... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two Taliban leaders, including an operational commander, were killed and as many detained by Afghan security forces in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Sunday.Police Chief Brig. Gen Abdul... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): One student was killed and seven others wounded as a result of an explosion in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province on Saturday, an official said.The roadside explosion took place this afternoon in the Kobaran... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Four high school students have been arrested in connection with the killing of a tribal elder in central Logar province, police said on Thursday, when a student was found dead in Ghazni province.Logar police chief... read more
LASHKARGAH/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least 12 militants, including a shadow district chief, have been killed during security operations in southern Helmand and central Logar provinces, officials said on Monday.Logar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Police detained six armed robbers from the house of a failing provincial council candidate during a raid in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province on Monday.Logar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Monday’s suicide attack that killed the Afghan Local Police (ALP) chief for central Logar province, Sabz Ali, was carried out by his nephew, also a member of the force, officials said on Wednesday.The attack inside the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The suicide attack that killed the Afghan Local Police chief for central Logar province inside the police headquarters on Monday was carried out by a rogue ALP member, officials said.ALP Logar chief Sabz Ali was among seven... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A 35-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province on Sunday, officials said.Abdul Wakil Haqyar, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the woman was found dead in a... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three policemen were wounded on Sunday when a man lobbed a hand grenade into the gate of the governor’s house, where newly-elected provincial council (PC) members were taking oath in central Logar province, an official said.The... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Orchard owners in the Charkh district of central Logar province say buyers could not visit them due to insecurity and they themselves lack facilities to transport their harvests to the market.The district is home to fruit... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Special Forces of the Interior Ministry on Thursday detained the mayor of central Logar province on corruption charges, an official said.While going to Kabul from Pul-i-Alam, Mayor Ahmad Khan Ulfat was arrested in Sang-i-... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Authorities in central Logar province on Sunday confirmed the death of four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and five rebels in coordinated attacks on security posts.Khalilullah Kamal, the Charkh district chief, told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least 14 security personnel have been killed by armed rebels in southeastern Khost and central Logar provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Mubarez Muhammad Zadran, spokesman for the Khost governor, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Several wood stalls and carpentry shops were reduced to ashes in a huge fire that broke in the capital of central Logar province, an official said on Sunday.The fire erupted on Saturday night, but the cause could not be... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Taliban have seized a driver and two vehicles of a demining organisation in the Khoshi district of central Logar province, officials said on Thursday.Brig. General Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Suspected insurgents seized and drove away a municipality water tanker along with its driver in central Logar province early on Wednesday morning, the mayor said.The tanker was intercepted by two gunmen on a motorcycle in an... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/LASHKARGAH/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 17 Taliban were killed and as many wounded in separate clashes in different parts of the country, officials said on Saturday.Five insurgents were killed and three others injured in an attack on... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two civilians and three Afghan Local Police (ALP) officials have been killed in an explosion in the central Logar province, and official said Sunday.The explosion occurred late Saturday near the ALP commander house in Pul-i-... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least two protestors were shot injured by the governor of central Logar province after he opened fire at them with an AK-47 assault rifle in the provincial capital, Pul-i-Alam, on Sunday afternoon, the protest organisers... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents on Saturday staged a protest rally in the capital of central Logar province, accusing the provincial governor and the mayor of administrative corruption.Some 500 people took part in the demonstration in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A prosecutor was injured by gunmen in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province on Wednesday, an official said. The attackers were shot dead by police.Mohammad Nabi, an employee of the district attorney office, was... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Residents on Monday claimed 16 civilians were killed during an overnight joint Afghan-NATO forces’ operation in the Charkh district of central Logar province, but officials said most of the slain individuals were insurgents.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The son of Afghan Local Police (ALP) died and his wife wounded when a bomb planted in front of his house gate exploded in central Logar province, an official said on Wednesday.The incident happened at around 8:00am on the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Residents of more than two dozens villages have stood up against the Taliban in Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, officials said on Monday.A large number of youth from Jalozai area are taking part in the latest... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead five people of family during a predawn attack in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, an official said on Friday.District police chief Abdul Wakil Haqyar told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Three farmers were killed by rebels in southern Kandahar province while in another incident five Afghan Local Police (ALP) officials were wounded in an attack on a police convey in central Logar province,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Losing provincial council candidates on Tuesday staged a protest in the capital of central Logar province, accusing the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of fraud in tallying votes.Accompanied by their supporters, the... read more
LASHKARGHA/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least 22 people -- mostly militants -- were killed and dozens, including policemen, injured in a fresh bout of violence in southern Helmand and central Logar provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Eleven militants... read more
HERAT CITY/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Eight militants and as many policemen have been killed in separate incidents in central Logar and western Herat provinces, officials said on Thursday.Five policemen were killed during a clash with militants on Tor... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion in central Logar province on Thursday, an official said.Governor Niaz Mohammad Amiri told Pajhwok Afghan News the fatalities occurred around noon when an... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The process of dispatching election materials to districts in central Logar province is underway and so far 30 of the 77 polling stations have been delivered the stuff, an official said on Wednesday.Logar police chief Abdul... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday said he would narrow the gap between the government and the people if he won the April elections.The former finance minister was addressing a campaign rally attended by... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Logar mayor has unlawfully sold government-owned land, including green belts and pedestrian ways, in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, authorities said on Saturday.Documents obtained by Pajhwok Afghan News link Mayor... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A joint Afghan-US security force raided a house in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province early on Wednesday morning, killing one inmate and arresting two others, officials said.The joint force conducted the raid... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Fourteen people, including women and children, were killed on Sunday when a car packed with explosives blew up inside a house in the provincial capital of central Logar province, an official said. The governor’s spokesman... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): With the traffic department unwilling to issue legal driving licences, middlemen sell the documents for 7,000 afghanis in the black market in central Logar province, residents complain.They say getting a licence from the department... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Six civilians were killed and 18 others injured during a bomb explosion in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Thursday, a local official said.The bomb exploded in Baraki Rajan Bazaar at 4.00pm, Eng. Mohammad... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Hundreds of people on Saturday staged a protest against the Ministry of Higher Education, closing the Kabul-Gardez highway.A delegation of the ministry, which visited the province to conduct an entry test, allegedly threw answer... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A number of police official in central Logar province have been sacked in an attempt to bring reform and efficiency to the force, the police chief said on Saturday.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Brig. Gen.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): An official of China's Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) said on Saturday said around $360 million had been invested in the Ainak copper mine so far and the company would never abandon the project.In the history of Afghanistan’... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has intentionally paved the ground for illegal mining and smuggling of chromite in central Logar province, officials alleged on Wednesday.Chromite is an industrially important mineral for the... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Two women and a tribal elder have been killed in separate incidents of violence in southern Helmand province, officials said on Wednesday.The two women were killed on Tuesday night in the Taliban-controlled Charchob area of Barak-i... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops have detained five people, including a tribal elder, during an operation in central Logar province, residents claimed on Tuesday.Resident Javed Hashimi said the foreign soldiers... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): International Security Assistance Force (ISAP) troops have detained five people, including a tribal elder, during an operation in central Logar province, residents claimed on Tuesday.Resident Javed Hashimi said the foreign soldiers... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): International Security Assistance Force (ISAP) troops have detained five people, including a tribal elder, during an operation in central Logar province, residents claimed on Tuesday.Resident Javed Hashimi said the foreign soldiers... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Olympic Committee officials on Sunday said teams of various games had improved and coordination among them had strengthened in central Logar province.Provincial Olympic Committee chief Walid Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan News 18... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Residents in four districts of central Logar province have not been able so far to obtain voter cards because they lack access to registration centres.Nimatullah Wardak, the provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Farmers and officials on Tuesday voiced concerns at the early snowfall in certain parts of the country, fearing that cultivation of crops could be delayed.Logar Director of Agriculture Eng. Humayun Omar confirmed the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Worshippers have deserted the main mosque in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, in the aftermath of a bomb blast that killed Governor Arsala Jamal on the first day of Eidul Adha.Hundreds of people would visit the... read more
GHAZNI CITY/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Five armed militants have been killed in the Charkh district of central Logar province and three civilians injured in Ghazni, officials said on Tuesday.Din Muhammad Darwish, the Logar governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two security officials have been detained in connection with the assassination of Logar Governor Arsala Jamal, the acting governor said on Monday.A close confidante of President Hamid Karzai, Jamal was killed in a bomb attack at... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A bomb explosion killed the governor of central Logar province on Tuesday when he was delivering a speech to mark the first day of Eidul Adha, officials said.At least 18 people suffered injuries in the bombing that took place at... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Logar Governor Arsala Jamal laid the foundation stone of an industrial town in the Mohammad Agha district of the central province on Wednesday.Talking to Pajhwok Afghan News, the governor said the town would be constructed on 250... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Candidates for provincial council elections in central Logar province fear voting in some districts is unlikely to take place due to security threats.They believe elections in some parts could not be conducted if the situation... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): An education office was set alight and a student killed in central Maidan Wardak province while a teacher was shot dead by militants in neighbouring Logar, officials said on Monday.Militants set afire the education office in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/FAIZABAD (PAN): Nearly a dozen insurgents, including a commander, have been killed and eight others detained in Badakhshan and Logar provinces, officials said on Monday.Three insurgents, including a commander, were killed and five others... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban have blocked the Azra-Logar road, causing a shortage of food supplies and hike in prices of commodities, leaving university students stranded in the besieged town, public representatives and residents said on Thursday.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A Pakistani engineer has been kidnapped in central Logar province, bringing to a halt work on an under-construction hospital in Pul-i-Alam, an official said on Thursday.The engineer was travelling to Kabul from Logar on Wednesday... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Gunmen rob passengers and taxi drivers of money and belongings on the Kabul-Gardez Highway in central Logar province, residents alleged on Sunday.They said the gunmen emerged on the road at night time and looted passengers at... read more
PUL-I-ALM (PAN): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were injured and a civilian killed as a result of a bomb explosion that rocked the capital of central Logar province on Thursday, an official said.The blast took place in front of a Kabul... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban have once again closed roads leading to the Azra district of central Logar province, saying the routes will remain closed until residents stop raising militias against them.The roads were recently reopened by security... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Drivers and passengers say the Taliban have blown up 10 bridges on the Kabul-Gardez highway over the past month.A resident of Sabari district in southeastern Khost province, Nasim Gul, said he observed the bridges had been... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Security officials on Saturday secured and reopened roads which had been closed by Taliban insurgents over the past five months in the Azra district of central Logar province.Governor Arsala Jamal, who visited Mohammad Agha... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two inmates were killed and a third wounded in a rocket attack on the main prison in central Logar province, an official said on Monday.The rockets were fired from southwest of Pul-i-Alam at the jail late Sunday night, the deputy... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Nearly 200 people on Sunday staged a protest against the Taliban for killing eight Afghan workers on their way to a US military base in central Logar province.The protest in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, involved relatives,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Nearly 200 people on Sunday staged a protest against the Taliban for killing eight Afghan workers on their way to a US military base in central Logar province.The protest in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, involved relatives,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Eight workers on an American military base were killed on Thursday on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, an official said.The incident took place in the morning when the workers were on their way to... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Twenty-two insurgents have been killed during an ongoing joint Afghan-ISAF operation -- codenamed “Nejat” -- in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Saturday.Launched two days ago, the offensive... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Eight teachers, four students and as many local policemen were injured in a car suicide bombing in central Logar province on Tuesday, officials said.The suicide attack took place at a time when students and teachers of Shaheed... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Chinese workers have warned of halting extraction activities at the Mes Ainak copper mine in central Logar province if their security was not improved, an official said on Monday.The Mohmmad Agha district chief, Abdul Hamid Hamid,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two Kuchi women went missing and hundreds of domestic animals perished on Wednesday when floods hit the Khoshi district of central Logar province, an official said.Eight vehicles and crops on dozens of acres of land were washed... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Around 120 schoolteachers in a district in central Logar province have been boycotting classes over the past three days in protest against the non-payment of one month salary.As a result of the protest, some schools in the Khoshi... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Security forces have killed seven fighters in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, an official said on Friday.The militants planning an attack on the district headquarters were killed late on Thursday night, said... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Hundreds of foreign militants have sneaked into central Logar province, a gateway to Kabul, officials and residents alleged on Wednesday.Up to 600 Arab, Pakistani, Chechen and Uzbek fighters have infiltrated into Azra, Baraki Barak... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Hundreds of religious scholars and tribal elders who attended a gathering in central Logar province on Monday condemned suicide attacks as un-Islamic and criticised neighbouring countries for their interference in Afghanistan's... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Inmates of a township for refugees in central Logar province on Friday said they were forced to leave the settlement due to the continued absence of basic facilities.Land plots were allotted to 2,755 families in the township after... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban on Thursday said they would soon take a decision in line with their investigations on the fate of the 11 helicopter crewmembers, Turkish engineers and pilots in their captivity.On Sunday, the insurgents abducted eight... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Four Afghan workers with international troops were injured after armed motorcyclists opened fire at their vehicle in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, officials said on Wednesday.The workers came under attack late... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban kidnapped six Turkish engineers and two foreign pilots after their helicopter made an emergency landing in central Logar province, an official said on Monday.The NATO-contracted chopper made the emergency landing in the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Schoolteachers in central Logar province say they have been waiting over the past three years for allotment of land plots under a township programme.The township for teachers was inaugurated three years ago by Deputy Education... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The new governor on Sunday promised concerted efforts to promote peace and initiate reconstruction projects in central Logar province.Arsala Jamal, the third Logar governor in a year, hoped residents would cooperate with his... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Six suspected militants were killed on Saturday when the roadside bombs they were planting in the capital of central Logar province went off prematurely, an official said.The rebels were planting the landmines on a road frequented... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): UN Secretary General's deputy special representative for Afghanistan, Mark Bowden, on Wednesday arrived in central Logar province by road to inspect ongoing development programmes and discuss with local officials efforts at good... read more
JALALABAD/KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Two policemen were killed after being abducted in eastern Nuristan province while 10 suspected insurgents were detained in northern Kunduz, officials said on Tuesday. Paroon Council Chairman Maulvi Kalimullah said the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Transferred far away from their homes, female school principals and teachers in central Logar province on Tuesday accused the education department of taking such actions based on nepotism and ethnic considerations. The claim came... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Bomb blasts, snow and rainfalls have damaged 70 percent of roads in central Logar province, residents said on Sunday.Asadullah, who drives a taxi on the Kabul-Gardez road, said half of the highway had been destroyed as a result of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Nearly 300 religious scholars and tribal elders from central Logar province on Thursday lent their weight to the government-led peace campaign. Addressing a gathering in Pul-i-Alam, Maulvi Ahmadullah Hamzah, the Baraki Barak... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Security Transition Commission head Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday said anyone gambling over the fate of Afghanistan would not be succeed in their nefarious designs.During a visit to central Logar province, the ex-finance minister... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A mother and her two children died of severe cold weather after being trapped due to a road blockade in central Logar province, officials said on Monday.The three were frozen to death on Sunday night in the Kharwar district,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Logar residents and elders on Tuesday warned the Taliban of an armed uprising if they continued their violent acts in the central province, neighbouring Kabul.The warning came at a gathering of tribal elders and youth coming all... read more
 PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): As many as 343 sacks of explosives and 50 tins of chemicals were seized in central Logar province on Wednesday, an official said.The seizure came in the Dashti Bari area of the provincial capital, Pul-i-Alam, in the afternoon... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Police on Tuesday claimed seizing a Kabul-bound truck loaded with thousands of kilograms of ammonium nitrate, a fertiliser compound the rebels use in making explosives, in central Logar province.The truck was stopped in the Porak... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Taliban members, pretending to be local policemen, have embarked on robberies and extortion in areas where the NATO-backed force has been deployed, the governor of central Logar province alleged on Sunday."Their (Taliban) aim is to... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Chromites mines are being dug up unprofessionally by people in central Logar province, Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani said on Monday.  Addressing the inaugural ceremony for the mines department’s new building in Pul-i-... read more
 PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Residents of Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, on Saturday staged a protest rally to condemn what they alleged the murder of two labourers by the Taliban fighters.The rebels on Friday killed two people and... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Hundreds of special people completed a nine-month vocational training course in central Logar province on Wednesday, official said.The course would help the physically-challenged individuals to eke out a living for themselves and... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Eight militants, including three commanders, were killed during a joint operation in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Wednesday, an official said.Afghan National Army (ANA) and International Security... read more
 PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two Afghan interpreters with foreign troops were killed by the Taliban in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, on Wednesday, an official said.The interpreters were shot dead after being forced down from their... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three civilians were killed during an ISAF drone strike in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Monday, residents and the provincial council head said.The airstrike was conducted at around 1.00pm in the Shati Qala... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A Haqqani network commander was killed in an ISAF drone strike in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Monday.Mullah Ghafar, the slain commander, was involved in roadside bomb attack in Logar and... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Taliban have blocked roads leading to the Azra district of central Logar province in reaction to the deployment of the local police force, people and officials said on Saturday.Over the past two days, the militants have closed the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A survey for power supply to central Logar province would get under way next week, the minister of water and energy announced on Wednesday. Electricity supply to the province will take 20 months.The project would cost $62 million... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service-members were killed in a suicide attack in central Logar province on Wednesday, officials said.The attack took place around 11 am in the Onisyedan village, three... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Seven people were killed and two others wounded during a clash between two tribes over the ownership of a mountain in Azra district of central Logar province, officials said on Friday.Members of Janikhel and Chautarkhel tribes --... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A helicopter of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) crashed in the central province of Logar, killing two coalition personnel, the alliance said on Wednesday.Without giving the exact location, the NATO-led force said... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Five people were killed and 10 others sustained injuries when rockets crashed into a house and a bus stand in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province on Thursday, an official said.One of the two rockets allegedly fired... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead the acting Hajj and Auqaf director for central Logar province, officials said on Sunday.Maulvi Ghulam Rasul Kamran, the acting hajj director, was in the Waghjan bazaar of Mohammad Agha district when... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Twelve workers and three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were injured in a heavy explosion inside a NATO military base in central Logar province on Tuesday, an official said.The blast occurred at about 10am... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Taliban fighters whipped two suspected kidnappers in the Charkh district of central Logar province on Saturday, said an official.The rebels brought the suspects on motorcycles to the Shash Qala bazaar and asked locals to converge... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) and an interpreter were killed as a result of Wednesday’s suicide attacked in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, officials said on Thursday.Another three troops were injured when... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The security responsibility for Khoshi district and Pul-i-Alam, Logar’s capital, was transferred to Afghan security forces under the third phase of transition on Thursday, officials said.Deputy Defence Minister Gen. Inayatullah... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Six Taliban militants were killed and two others arrested during an airstrike by foreign troops in Pul-i-Alam city, the capital of central Logar province on Tuesday, an official said.Based on intelligence input, the rebels who... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Baraki Barak district police chief was killed along with his two guards during an insurgent attack in the central province of Logar, officials said on Saturday. The police chief Col. Hazrat Mohammad and his two guards were... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Six members of a family were killed and four others wounded during a roadside bombing in central Logar province on Wednesday, officials said.Four women and two children were killed and four men wounded during the blast in the Sari... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban have ordered all schools closed for three days to mourn civilian deaths in a NATO airstrike in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, officials said on Sunday. The rebels asked residents to avoid going or... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A pre-dawn airstrike by NATO-led forceskilled at least 18 civilians, including women and children, and seven insurgents, in central Logar province, officials said on Wednesday.The air raid that caused the latest civilian... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A pre-dawn airstrike by NATO-led forces killed at least 18 civilians, including women and children, and seven insurgents, in central Logar province, officials said on Wednesday.The air raid that caused the latest civilian... read more
QALAT/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): An agriculture institute for high school graduates was inaugurated in southern Zabul province, while the foundation stone of a hostel and a dining hall in another agriculture high school in central Logar was laid on Wednesday... read more
PUL-I-ALM (PAN): Two teenagers were killed in a roadside bombing in central Logar province on Wednesday, security officials said, but locals claimed they were killed in firing by security men.The early morning incident occurred in the Dobandi area... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Security forces thwarted a possible attack on the Ainak copper mine after recovering and defusing missiles and mortar shells in central Logar province, an official said on Sunday.The seizure included 16 artillery shells, 80 BM-12... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A surveillance drone of NATO-led international soldiers crashed in the central province of Logar, where three foreign troops suffered injuries in a clash with Taliban, local officials said on Thursday.Din Mohammad Darwesh, the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Four attackers were killed and eight security men were injured after the insurgents attacked government offices and a NATO military base in central Logar province on Sunday, officials said.The Taliban launched coordinated assaults... read more
PULI-I-ALAM (PAN): A Taliban commander and his four fighters were killed during a combined operation by Afghan and coalition troops in central Logar province, said officials on Saturday.Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhsi Rogh Lewani, the provincial police... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Unidentified gunmen abducted the son of a Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of Parliament, member in central Logar province, officials said on Saturday.Khalid, the son of Haji Ali Mohammad, was kidnapped on Friday evening in the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Provincial council members of central Logar province on Thursday accused lawmakers of interference in their official work, but the MPs dismissed the claim as baseless. “MPs are illegally meddling in the council’s affairs”,... read more
QALA-I-NAW/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three Taliban insurgents and a local police commander were killed in separate incidents, officials said on Sunday.Another three fighters and four policemen were injured during a joint operation by Afghan National Army... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Jordanian military has so far assisted 80 mosques with equipment in central Logar province, an official said on Tuesday.   Over the past 10 days, the military provided loudspeakers, carpets and solar energy systems to... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A parliamentary delegation on Wednesday accused the governor of central Logar province of not allowing it to monitor activities of government institutions.The Wolesi Jirga delegation headed by Nawab Mangal had arrived here to... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A newly-constructed car park was inaugurated during a ceremony in central Logar province on Monday, officials said.Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the project cost $150,000 (7,350,000... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/ZARANJ (PAN): At least 12 Taliban fighters were detained during a joint operation by Afghan and international forces in central Logar province, officials said on Saturday.The operation was conducted late on Friday night in Charkh district... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Seven Pakistani engineers were freed on Monday after four-day captivity in central Logar province, an official said on Monday.The engineers working on building a 300-bed Naib Aminullah Khan Logari Hospital were kidnapped in the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Residents and officials complain the presence of Taliban has increased in the central province of Logar. They stress the need for immediate measures to deal with the situation."We can say that Taliban fighters have influence in 80... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Four suspected militants were detained as a result of an operation in central Logar province, officials said on Thursday. The operation was launched by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Wednesday night in the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Eleven people, including four Taliban fighters, were detained as a result of an operation in the central province of Logar, officials said on Thursday.The operation was launched by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Police recovered a militants' ammunition dump in central Logar province, officials said on Thursday. The depot was found on Wednesday night in the Kaji area on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the provincial police chief told... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Explosives placed in a spare tyre were recovered from a truck carrying supplies for international troops in the central province of Logar on Sunday, an official said.Police searched the truck in Mohammad Agha district and recovered... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Militants released the remaining three ISAF contractors in their captivity two days after dead bodies of six others were found in central Logar province, an official said on Sunday.Suspected rebels seized nine workers of a company... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A local Taliban commander was killed along with two fighters during a combined operation by Afghan and international forces in central Logar province, officials said on Saturday.The operation was conducted late on Friday night in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): َAn intelligence agent was killed and three people, including a soldier, were injured in a bombing in Pul-i-Alam, the capital city of central Logar province, officials said on Wednesday.A remote-controlled bomb, rigged to a bicycle... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): One militant was killed and a second injured when the bomb they were planting on the side of a road went off accidently in central Logar province, officials said on Monday.The incident occurred in Dabar area of Charkh district late... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Four insurgents, including a commander, and six members of a family were killed in a NATO-led airstrike in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, officials said on Friday.Commander Qari Hijran and three of his... read more
KABUL(PAN): At least 21 militants were killed and 44 others detained during operations by Afghan and foreign troops in different provinces of the country, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday. The operations were conducted over the past 24... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Security officials have closed a district bazaar in central Logar province after a series of militant attacks on military convoys, police said on Saturday. The Purak bazaar was shut down on Friday after the Taliban stormed a... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Foreign troops handed over to family the body of a 25-year-old man with his hand cut off six days after he was arrested on the charge of "links" with Taliban militants in central Logar province, officials said on Friday... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Hundreds of residents of Charkh district in central Logar province on Friday protested against NATO-led forces for arresting two sons of a prayer leader. Foreign troops on Thursday night detained the two sons of Maulvi Sahibzada,... read more
Abdul Maqsud Azizi PU-I-ALAM (PAN): Two insurgents were killed and six were injured during a clash with police in the central province of Logar, an official said on Sunday. The clash erupted when a group of insurgents attacked a police checkpoint... read more
  PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): An Afghan intelligence operative shot dead a tribal elder and wounded two of his family members in Azra district of central Logar province on Wednesday, an official said. National Directorate of Security (NDS) worker Abdul... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three girls were killed and their mother and a 7-year-old brother injured when a rocket hit their house during a clash between militants and foreign troops in central Logar province on Sunday, officials said. The incident took... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A joint Afghan-international security force on Monday seized four jerry canes full of explosives, mines and some remote-controlled devices during a search operation against militants in central Logar province, an official said.... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A woman was killed and four of her family members were wounded when their tractor-trolley hit a roadside bomb in central Logar province on Thursday, officials said. Two women, a child and a man were wounded in the incident, Logar... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): One person was killed and two others were wounded when a roadside bomb blast ripped through a tractor in central Logar province on Wednesday, police said. The blast took place in the Wazir Qala area on the outskirts of provincial... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Foreign forces detained 7 people during an operation in the central province of Logar, officials said on Wednesday. International troops arrested five people on Tuesday night during an operation in Deh Naw area of Mohammad Agha... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three Afghan soldiers and three civilians were wounded during a clash between Taliban and security forces in central Logar province on Thursday, officials said. The clash happened at about 7:30am in Padkhab Shani area of Pul-i-... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Nine Taliban fighters were killed in a ground and air offensive involving Afghan and foreign troops in the central province of Logar, officials said on Sunday. Another three insurgents were injured in the operation in Golangar... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Nine Taliban fighters were killed in a ground and air offensive involving Afghan and foreign troops in the central province of Logar, officials said on Sunday. Another three insurgents were injured in the operation in Golangar... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Four insurgents, planting a roadside bomb, were killed and another two were wounded when the device went off prematurely in central Logar province on Saturday, officials said. The blast took place in Chalozi area of Baraki Barak... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two people were killed and a dozen more injured when two cars crashed on a highway in central Logar province on Thursday, officials said. The collision happened in Shekhak area of Mohammad Agha district at 1:30pm, said the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Foreign troops arrested a man soon after a roadside bomb ripped through their tank in the Bark-i-Barak district of central Logar province on Thursday, an official said. The explosion that took place before noon in Mohmand area... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two children were among eight people detained by foreign troops in central Logar province on Sunday, residents and local officials said. The children were arrested in the Ahmadak area of the Bark-i-Barak district when a military... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two tankers carrying fuel for NATO-led forces were torched in Pul-i-Alam, capital of central Logar province, officials said on Monday. The militants attacked the fuel tankers in the Ali Khan area on Sunday night, Logar deputy... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A joint search operation involving Afghan and international forces has been launched in a district of the central province of Logar, officials said on Monday. Around 800 personnel from the Afghan National Army (ANA), National... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Hundreds of Afghan and international forces have started a week-long operation to clear a district of central Logar province of the Taliban, an official said on Tuesday. The operation, involving about 600 Afghan and NATO-led... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two Taliban fighters were killed by their own explosives and as many drug traffickers detained in the central province of Logar on Monday, officials said. The insurgents wanted to plant a roadside bomb that exploded prematurely in... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN):  A police checkpoint commander was gunned down in the central province of Logar on Saturday, an official said.  1st Lt. Abdullah was going on a motorcycle to his checkpoint at around 6am when militants attacked him near... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and five others were wounded during an airstrike by coalition forces in central Logar province, officials said on Tuesday. The raid took place late on Tuesday when a joint patrol of... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Taliban fighters attacked a police checkpoint in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province on Saturday, with both sides making conflicting claims. The militants stormed the check post in the Shekhan area at 8pm on... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Kabul-Gardez highway reopened after staying closed for five hours and a half due to bombs placed by militants beneath small bridges in the central province of Logar, officials said. The busy road stayed closed from 8am to 1.... read more
 PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The Kabul-Gardez highway remained closed on Saturday due to bombs placed by militants beneath small bridges in the central province of Logar, officials said. The busy road stayed closed until 8am, with hundreds of vehicles... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two international soldiers were wounded when a home-made bomb ripped through their military vehicle in the central province of Logar on Wednesday, an official said. The blast in Muhammad Agha district happened at 10am, the Afghan... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two Taliban fighters were killed and three American soldiers injured during overnight clashes in the central province of Logar, officials said on Friday. The casualties occurred when militants attacked the Afghan and International... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A US spy plane crashed in the central province of Logar, where a roadside bomb ripped through a military vehicle of international troops, an official said on Friday. Both incidents that happened Thursday night in the Kharwar town... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three US soldiers were injured when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in central Logar province, officials said on Wednesday. The explosion, which took place in the Pul-i-Jogi area of Baraki Barak district late Tuesday,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two US soldiers and their Afghan translator were wounded when their armoured vehicle struck a roadside bomb in central Logar province, officials said on Monday. The blast happened late Sunday in the Lashkari area of Muhammad Agha... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A former jihadi commander who fought against the Soviet army in the 1980s, was shot dead on Thursday in central Logar province, an official said.Ahmad Shah was taken out of his home in Charkh district and shot dead, said district... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A teenage girl was killed Sunday morning when a shell fired from an anti-aircraft gun smashed through her home in central Logar, the girl's family and an official said.Mullah Faiz Muhammad said his eldest daughter was killed when... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A tank of US-led coalition troops was destroyed when it hit with a rocket fired by Taliban insurgents in central Logar province, an official said on Friday.The troops came under attack when they entered the Alwozo area on the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): At least 10 Taliban fighters were killed and five US soldiers wounded during a clash in the central province of Logar, officials said on Tuesday.The fighting happened on Monday night when Taliban attacked a NATO-led patrol on the... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A district police chief survived a rocket attack on his vehicle in central Logar province on Friday, officials said.The Baraki Barak district police chief, Muhammad Rahim, was traveling in a car to visit the scene of a clash... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): One policeman was killed and three others wounded when a remote-controlled bomb blast ripped through their vehicle on Thursday in central Logar province, neighbouring Kabul, officials said.The device was detonated at about 10am on... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A man's bullet-riddled body was found on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, capital of central Logar province, on Sunday, residents and police said.Police said the body of a 40 years old man, whose identity is still unknown, was found in... read more