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TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A landmine explosion killed one policeman and injured a second policeman and two uprising members in the capital of central Uruzgan province on Sunday, an official said.  Provincial deputy police chief, Abdul Qawi Omari,... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Two police and three Taliban gunmen were killed during a clash on a highway in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Friday. The overnight clash broke out after some 70 Taliban fighters stormed security posts on the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Provincial peace committee members, provincial council members, tribal elders and residents of central Uruzan province on Friday demanded clearing operations against militants in all parts of the province. The demand was... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Women in some areas of central Uruzgan province still feed their children opium to make them sleep, causing the infants serious damage, including death. Uruzgan is one of the provinces where poppy is widely cultivated. However... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen policemen and 18 Taliban insurgents have been killed during an ongoing clash in Chinartu district of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Tuesday. Chinartu district police chief 2nd Lt. Akhtar Mohammad... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least two Afghan soldiers were killed and another nine injured as Taliban insurgents stormed their checkpoint in Chora district of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Wednesday. A reliable source in the province,... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Inhabitants of central Uruzgan province have slammed the government for failing to ensure security and rein in insurgent outfits. In addition to districts, residents grumble, the security situation in Tirinkot -- the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhowk): Two women have been killed mysteriously in two incidents of violence in central Uruzgan province, officials said on Thursday. Mirwais, deputy police chief for the 1st police district of Tirinkot, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): A woman has stabbed her husband to death in Tarinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Monday. Deputy police Chief Abdul Qawi Omari told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took place in Tarinkot... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 80 schools have been closed as a result of the recent conflict in central Uruzgan province, affecting thousands of students, an official said on Thursday. Mohammad Nazir Kharoti, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 30 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 15 others wounded in an ongoing operation in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Monday. Police chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Siddiqi told Pajhwok Afghan New Taliban... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Twenty security personnel have been missing as fierce clash ongoing between security forces and the Taliban 50 metres from the Chora district centre in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Sunday. Aminullah Khaleqi,... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Local officials of central Uruzgan on Saturday said Afghan forces were resisting a Taliban’s coordinated attack on the center of Chori district of the province. A local security official who declined to be named told Pajhwok... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): After ‘a serious warning’ from Taliban militants, all health centres in central Uruzgan province have been closed, local residents said on Saturday. Over the past few days, dozens of health centres were shut down in Trinkot,... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 25 Taliban have been killed and 11 others wounded during a ground and air operation in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Wednesday. Gen Rahmat Shah Qemati, the Afghan National Army’s fourth brigade... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The governor of central Uruzgan province says he wants to carry out reconstruction projects in Taliban-controlled areas after he has discussed the topic with area people. Governor Mohammad Nazir Kharotai, who presided over an... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Residents, religious scholars and civil society activists in central Uruzgan province on Thursday said the government had failed in properly combating the menace of drugs. Participants of a counter-narcotics gathering held at... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A number of residents of central Uruzgan province say they want both the government and armed militants to avoid clashes in residential areas and using residents as human shield. A large number of people on Friday arrived from... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 45 Taliban insurgents have been killed during an Afghan forces operation in central Uruzgan province, the provincial police chief said on Wednesday. Brig Gen. Rahmatullah Siddiqi told a press conference here the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): One security personnel was killed and nine civilians and three security men were wounded in two separate blasts in central Uruzgan province, a senior medic said on Sunday. A bomb-rigged motorcycle went off in the provincial... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Ten insurgents have been killed and their wounded commander captured in a recently launched clearing operation in the capital of central Uruzgan province, officials said Wednesday. Uruzgan acting police chief Brig. Gen.... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Four civilians and three police were wounded on Monday when a bomb-rigged motorcycle was remotely detonated in the capital of central Uruzgan province, police said. The blast took place in the limits of the first police... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): More than 80 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 30 others wounded in airstrikes by Afghan forces in central Uruzgan province, officials claimed on Wednesday. Col. Rahmat Shah Qemtai, Afghan National Army (ANA) fourth... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Three policemen and five Taliban have been killed during a clash in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Thursday. Police Commander Lt. Ghulam Dastagir Almas told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban launched coordinated... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): As many as 452 dead and injured people were delivered at the Civil Hospital in the capital of central Uruzgan province during the past one year, health officials said on Wednesday. Hospital Director Aminullah Tokhi told... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Two civilians have been killed and eight others injured in a bomb explosion in the Chora district of central Uruzgan province, a lawmaker said on Tuesday. MP Obaidullah Barakzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the victims were... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): An Afghan military helicopter allegedly shelled a vehicle carrying civilians in the capital of central Uruzgan province on Friday, killing one woman and injuring another woman and a child. “We were travelling to Garm Ab... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Four children were injured as a result of a landmine explosion in Tirinkot , the capital of central Uruzgan province, on Saturday morning, officials said. Deputy police chief, Col. Abdul Qayyum, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
TERINKOT/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five policemen and 15 Taliban militants have been killed in central Uruzgan province, while two civilians were stabbed to death in eastern Nengarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. Uruzgan police Chief Brig.... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): More than a 1,000 war-displaced families were assisted in central Uruzgan province on Saturday. The families fled homes about a year ago and arrived in interior Tirinkot, the provincial capital, from nearby areas and districts... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhowk): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) officer, a teacher and some militants have been killed in separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday. NDS personnel succumbed to his wounds after he... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen Taliban insurgents were killed and half a dozen wounded in separate clashes with security forces in central Uruzgan province, officials said on Wednesday. An official at the provincial police headquarters, 2nd Lt.... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Five civilians have been killed and five others wounded as a result of an airstrike in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, resident and hospital sources said on Sunday. Ezzatullah, an inhabitant of the area,... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Six civilians have been killed and 14 others injured in security forces night raid in central Uruzgan province, residents and hospital sources said on Friday. Afghan Special Forces have conducted a raid Thursday night in the... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): As many as 70 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been rescued from the Taliban’s siege in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Thursday. Ahmad Sadiq, spokesman for the 205the Atal Military Corps, told Pajhwok... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Head of the Uruzgan police bomb disposal squad has been killed while deactivating the mine in Tarinkot, the provincial capital, an official said on Thursday. Acting Police Chief Brg. Gen. Rahmatullah Sediqui told Pajhwok... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Eighteen Taliban insurgents, including a commander, were killed during an overnight air raid in the capital of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Thursday. An officer at the provincial police headquarters, 2nd Lt.... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Work on establishing 40 fish-breading arms was launched in the capital of central Uruzgan province on Wednesday. Governor Mohammad Nazir Kharotai told the 17 million afghanis pisciculture project’s inauguration ceremony in... read more
TATINKOT (Pajhwok): Five people, including women and children have been wounded in central Uruzgan province as a result of celebratory gun firing on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, health officials said on Sunday. Security officials have not spoken... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Five Taliban have been killed and five others wounded during the security forces raid in Tarinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Saturday. Commander Lt. Zainullah told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The chief judge for central Uruzgan province survived a car bomb attack on Wednesday, an official said. Malak Zainullah, commander of the first police battalion, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place in the limits... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 10 Taliban insurgents have been killed and another 15 wounded during airstrikes in the capital of central Uruzgan province, officials said on Monday. A police official at the provincial police headquarters, 2nd Lt.... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Eight recently-built greenhouses have been inaugurated in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Saturday. Governor Mohammad Nazir Kharoti, at the inauguration ceremony, told Pajhwok Afghan News the facilities had been... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six policemen have been killed and nine others wounded in insider attacks in southern Kandahar and central Uruzgan provinces, well-placed sources said on Sunday. Two policemen killed six of their colleagues and injured... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Two policemen and an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier have been killed and nine others wounded in clash in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Tuesday. Provincial Council Chairman Amir Mohammad Barakzai told... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Insurgents launched attacks on security posts in the Charchino district of central Uruzgan province on Saturday night, killing nearly 11 security men, with the firefight still ongoing, officials said. Deputy provincial police... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces on Tuesday launched an operation to retake the Qala-i-Zal district of northern Kunduz province from Taliban, the army said. The offensive codenamed Pamir-5 was initiated early morning to wrest back the... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok) At least 113 Taliban have been killed and a strategic area in the Tarinkot, the provincial capital was wrested back from the Taliban during military offensive, an official said on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Ghulam Hazrat, unit... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Clashes between security forces and Taliban militants have been ongoing near the provincial capital of northern Kunduz province, soldiers on the frontline said on Wednesday. The frontline soldiers and police claimed they were... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Thirty-five militants were killed and 45 others were wounded during an overnight clash with security forces in the Dehrawud district of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Friday. Dehrawud district police chief Shah... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, 10 Taliban insurgents have been killed as a result of gun battle in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Thursday. Provincial Deputy Police Chief, Col. Abdul Qayyum, told... read more
TRINIKOT (Pajhwok):  Two Afghan security forces have been killed during an airstrike in central Uruzgan province, a reliable source revealed on Sunday. A security official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident... read more
TRINIKOT (Pajhwok): More than 80 Taliban militants have been killed and 29 others wounded during five days of an ongoing clearing operation codenamed ‘Khalid’ in central Uruzgan province, officials said on Saturday. Maj. Gen Abdul Qayum Baqi Zoe... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 38 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 12 police wounded during an ongoing operation in the capital of central Uruzgan province, officials said on Wednesday. Uruzgan police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Farooq Sangari... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 25 militant, including some Al-Qaeda members, have been killed in airstrikes in Uruzgan, Farah and Zabul provinces, officials claimed on Sunday. Dost Mohammad Nayab, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Improper measles vaccination has left four children dead and eight others in critical condition in the Gizab district of southern Ghazni province, an official alleged on Sunday. Dost Mohammad Nayab, the governor’s spokesman,... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Residents of central Uruzgan province on Friday held a gathering to voice their support for recent anti-US remarks by former president Hamid Karzai. After the US dropped its largest bomb on a cave network used by Daesh... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Eight Taliban militants were killed after they stormed a security post in the capital of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Friday. The rebels attacked a security post in Sola area of Tirinkot yesterday, sparking a... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Police in central Uruzgan province complain they have not received salaries for the past eight months, making it hard for them to meet family and other needs. A former police chief for Uruzgan was among several serving... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): For the last eight months, the Taliban have besieged a military compound in central Uruzgan province, trapping dozens of soldiers inside, residents and their representatives said on Sunday. The Taliban launched coordinated... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Russian mentors have been seen with Taliban militants operating just 10 kilometres from Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, an official claimed on Tuesday. Police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Farooq Sangari told... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Seven Taliban militants have been killed and 10 others wounded in an ongoing operation in southern Uruzgan province, the provincial police chief said on Thursday. Brig. Gen.  Ghulam Farooq Sangari told a press conference... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 54 Taliban have been killed and 32 others wounded during a week of ongoing operations in southern Uruzgan province, security officials said on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Gulam Hazrat Kakar, Atal Military Corps spokesman, told... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Seventeen dead bodies of Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been evacuated from a base the Taliban militants have besieged over the past six months in central Uruzgan province. Provincial council members criticized on... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 10 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in a coordinated Taliban attack on a besieged military base in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Monday. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Farooq... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A local reporter’s father has been killed by an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier in central Uruzgan province, officials said on Tuesday. Gulaly, eyewitness told Pajhwok Afghan news that the incident took place near the Monar... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least nine Taliban militants have been killed and 14 others wounded during a clearing operation in southern Uruzgan province, officials said on Monday. Uruzgan police chief, Brig. Gen. Ghulam Farooq Sangari, told Pajhwok... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Twenty Taliban militants were killed and another 23 wounded in airstrikes in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Monday. The Uruzgan governor’s spokesperson, Dost Mohammad Nayab, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): More than 70 percent of the police in central Uruzgan province have been entered into biometric system, the police chief said on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Sediqi told a press conference here that so far more than 70... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Two policemen and six Taliban have been killed during a clash in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Friday. 2nd Lt. Zainullah, senior police officer, said the clash took place Thursday night in Solai area of... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 60 Taliban militants have been killed and 80 others wounded, including some notorious commanders, in an ongoing clearing operation on the outskirts of Tirinkot, the capital of the central Uruzgan province, an official... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The governor on Tuesday said the airstrike that injured 14 members of a family in Chora district of central Uruzgan province was being investigated. Few days back, the family members were injured in an Afghan National Army (... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Fourteen civilians, including women and children, have been wounded in Afghan Air Force (AAF) shelling in the Chori district of central Uruzgan province, a local representative claimed on Sunday. Noor Mohammad Haqmal, deputy... read more
LASHGARGAH (Pajhwok): Nearly 50 Taliban militants, including some notorious commanders, have been killed and scores of others wounded during security forces’ operations in central Uruzgan and southern Helmand provinces, officials said on Sunday.... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Thirty Taliban militants, including a suicide bomber, have been killed and 40 others wounded as a result of a latest clearing operation in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Tuesday. Provincial police chief, Brig.... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The police chief for central Uruzgan province on Saturday said 1,100 ‘ghost police personnel’ have been ousted from job as part of a screening campaign. Brig. Gen. Wali Jan Sarhadi told a press conference here thousands of... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday accused police of preventing the dispatch of medicine to district health centers in central Uruzgan province. But the provincial police chief rejected the allegation. Official claimed said no health... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The Afghan National Army (ANA) 205th Atal Military Corps commander in the north, Gen. Dawood Shah Wafadar,has asked people to help security forces crush insurgents. Gen. Wafadar made the remarks at a gathering in ANA’s4th... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Twenty Taliban militants have been killed and ten others wounded during an ongoing operation in the capital of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Sunday.  Police chief Brig. Gen. Wali Jan Sarhadi said the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The attorney’s office has detained the education director of central Uruzgan province over a dispute with a revenue official, a source said on Tuesday. A local official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Afghan Defence Ministry’s Air Force commander Gen. Abdul Wahab Wardak on Sunday said their airstrikes and cargo flights had been successful throughout the country. Gen. Wardak, who arrived in central Uruzgan province on a... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 25 Taliban militants have been killed and several others wounded during an ongoing clash in central Uruzgan province, the Afghan military said on Monday. The Afghan National Army’s 205th Atal military corps said in a... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok):  Afghan National Army (ANA) helicopters had mistakenly dropped thousands of bullets to Taliban insurgents in central Uruzgan province, an official claimed on Sunday. Haji Khushal, the Gizab district chief, told Pajhwok... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Thirty-two Taliban, including the group’s two notorious commanders, have been killed and 31 others wounded during security force clearing operation in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Friday. Police Chief Brig.... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A police officer was killed and two other security personnel were wounded in an explosion in central Uruzgan province on Tuesday, an official said. Dost Mohammad Nayab, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Dozens Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers including their commanders in central Uruzgan province have ‘defected’ to the Taliban after months of siege, security official said on Sunday. The soldiers were stationed in ANA... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Thirty Taliban rebels including a notorious commander have been killed as a result of air and ground operation in central Uruzgan province, the military said on Saturday. According to a statement from the 205th Atal Military... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A police commander ‘defected’ to Taliban militants along with his 13 subordinates in a troubled district of central Uruzgan province on Wednesday. The police chief for Chora district, Aka, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the 3rd... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Dozens of schools have been shut over the past two months due to recent clashes in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Monday. The 40 schools remained closed due to continued clashes between insurgents and security... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have surrounded the Chora district centre in central Uruzgan province and a fierce clash is ongoing, officials said on Saturday. Dost Mohammad Nayab, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of this capital city of central Uruzgan province on Thursday staged a protest demonstration to ask the government to launch an operation against militants besieging the city. The insurgents have laid... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Wednesday said clearing operations in all vulnerable areas of northeastern Kunduz province were ongoing. Deputy police chief, Col. Masoom Hashimi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the offensives were... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a tribal elder in central Uruzgan province, an official said Monday. A local security official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Chori district on... read more
TIRINKOT/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Hundreds of war-affected families on Sunday received food and non-food items in assistance in Uruzgan and Jawzjan provinces, officials said. Natural Disaster Management Authority head for Uruzgan Asmatullah Faiz... read more
TERINKOT (Pajhwok): Local officials on Saturday said reinforcements had arrived in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, after the reopening of the Uruzgan-Kandahar highway. Tirinkot city has been under attack from Taliban militants... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in the Taliban attack in the Dihraud district of central Uruzgan province, a reliable source said on Wednesday. A security official in the district’s police... read more
TIRIN-KOT/ KANDAHAR, MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Nineteen Taliban and two security forces have been killed and 23 militants wounded in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said on Monday. Nine militants were killed... read more
TIRINGOT/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 30 Taliban militants have been killed and several others wounded in the security operations in Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces, an official said on Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Wali Jan Sarhadi, Uruzgan... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The new police chief for central Uruzgan province, promising reforms, on Friday issued a stern warning to negligent personnel. Brig. Gen. Wali Khan Haideri, in an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, said he would do... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A thousand fresh commandos have arrived in central Uruzgan province amid a looming offensive against the insurgents, an official said on Thursday. Capt. Matiullah, commander of the troops, told Pajhwok Afghan News they had had... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Both security personnel and Taliban have suffered casualties during a firefight in the capital of central Uruzgan province, officials said on Friday. The three-hour battle erupted on Thursday evening when the militants stormed... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Recent clashes between security forces and armed militants have displaced thousands of families in the capital of central Uruzgan province, local officials say. They said the affected families numbering more than 5000 have... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Eight Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel have been killed in US airstrikes on their checkpoint in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Monday. The checkpoint in the Saki area of Tirinkot, the provincial capital on... read more
TERINKOT (Pajhwok): Governor of central Uruzgan province on Saturday said the security situation improved after Afghan forces operations forced militants to retreat from many areas in Terinkot, the provincial capital, while local residents reject... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Fighting between the Taliban and security forces in the capital of central Uruzgan province ended on Thursday evening, an official said. Heavy clashes erupted in the morning when the insurgents stormed into Tirinkot, attacking... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Fierce fighting is ongoing between the Taliban and security forces in the capital of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Thursday. Heavy clashes erupted this morning when the insurgents stormed into Tirinkot, a... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The Provincial Council (PC) chief on Wednesday warned the capital of central Uruzgan province would fall into Taliban’s hands if Special Forces were not immediately dispatched. Abdul Karim Khademzai issued the warning when... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Dozens of Taliban fighters stormed the provincial capital of central Uruzgan province from several directions last night, sparking clashes that continued on Tuesday, officials said. One security official said at least 62... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial council members and residents of northeastern Kunduz province on Thursday rejected claims about the reopening of Kunduz-Takhar highway, saying the key route remains blocked amid clashes Amruddin Wali, a... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Four policemen have been killed and five others wounded during security incidents in central Uruzgan province, officials said on Wednesday. Police chief, Abdul Qavi Omari, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban attacked... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Four policemen have been killed in an insider attack near Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, a security official said on Friday. After the shooting at a checkpoint in the Kakrak area, the assailants managed... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Two children were among four civilians killed and three others wounded in two separate incidents of violence in northern Balkh and central Uruzgan provinces on Saturday, officials said. Two civilians were killed... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Construction work on a recreational park for women was launched in the central province of Uruzgan on Sunday. Governor Mohammad Nazir Kharotai, who inaugurated the construction work, said the recreational park would be... 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
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The elder brother of a slain journalist and Pajhwok Afghan News correspondent, Ahmad Omaid Khapalwak, says his brother’s killing took away all happiness from his life. Khapalwak, who served as Pajhwok Afghan News reporter in... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Two people, including an eight-year-old child, were killed and as many wounded when the roofs of two shops collapsed in the provincial capital’s bazaar in central Uruzgan province on Saturday. The incident that took place in... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A three-member group involved in targeted killings was eliminated during a clash with police in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Monday. Uruzgan police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Wais Samimi told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Health and security officials on Wednesday said seven people have been injured in celebratory firing after the sighting of Eidul Fitr moon in central Uruzgan province. An official at the provincial civil hospital told Pajhwok... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Taliban’s military commander for central Uruzgan province was among 14 others killed during clashes with security forces, the provincial police chief said on Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Wais Samimi told a press conference... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A former High Peace Council (HPC) head and tribal elder from central Uruzgan province has been assassinated by unidentified gunmen in Tirinkot, an official said on Monday. A security official, who wanted to go unnamed, told... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Professional and skilled midwives and nurses have been appointed at 96 percent of health facilities in central Uruzgan province during the past one and a half decades, significantly reducing the child-mother mortality rate.... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A 60-year-old woman, Babo, has lost her husband and six sons to the conflict in central Uruzgan province. She says government officials are demanding bribe from her in return for issuing martyr cards of her sons. Babo lives in... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Seventeen Taliban have been killed and 25 others wounded in clearing operation launched for the reopening Tarinkot-Dihraud road in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Friday. The road was reopened for traffic as a... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): One person was killed and ten others wounded in a roadside explosion on Tarinkot-Dihraud road in central Uruzgan province on Friday, an official said. 2nd Lt. Shah Mohammad, a senior provincial police official, told Pajhwok... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The provincial council head for central Uruzgan on Tuesday said Charchino district had fallen to the Taliban militants, a claim rejected by other officials. Abdul Karim Khadimzaitold Pajhwok Afghan News fierce clashes had been... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Eleven Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed and a dozen others captured by the Taliban in the Deh Rawood district of central Uruzgan province, officials said on Tuesday. The casualties happed on Monday night... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The Uruzgan-Kandahar highway was reopened by security forces for traffic on Friday, inflicting casualties on dozens of insurgents, the governor of central Uruzgan province said on Saturday. Mohammad Nazir Khoratai told a joint... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen security check-posts have fallen to Taliban in the Gizab district of central Uruzgan province, with policemen managing to escape to neighboring Daikundi, a source said on Tuesday. A security official with... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qadam Shah Shahim on Wednesday said the Taliban’s Omari offensive had failed and their leader was killed where he ascended to the group leadership. Gen. Shahim told this on Tuesday to a gathering... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Six policemen were killed by their own three fellow policemen in the Charchino district of central Uruzgan province on Saturday, an official said. Mohammad Hashim Akmal, commander of the Afghan Local Police in the district,... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The Deh Raud district of central Uruzgan province may fall to the Taliban if the government failed to send emergency support, an official warned on Tuesday. Aminullah Khaliqi, the town’s administrative head, told Pajhwok... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Twenty-seven militants have been killed during a clash with security forces in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Monday. The governor’s spokesman, Dost Mohammad Nayab, told Pajhwok Afghan News insurgents attacked... 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
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The level of corruption has increased in judicial organs of the central Uruzgan province, a gathering complained on Thursday, calling for the menace to be addressed. The gathering was attended by a number of religious scholars... read more
KUDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A woman, who lost her husband to recent fighting in northern Kunduz province, has been forced to shoulder responsibility for looking after her children. Living in a rented house in the 2nd police district of Kunduz City, the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Poppy crop grown near the governor’s house and the police headquarters in central Uruzgan province has matured, but the authorities have turned a blind eye towards the banned plant. Poppy pod in Tirinkot, the provincial... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The governor on Thursday said Taliban militants recently launched attacks on Chinartu and Dehrawud districts of central Uruzgan province to capture the towns, but security forces pushed them back. Mohammad Nazir... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Flash floods killed three people and forced hundreds of families into leaving their homes in central Uruzgan province, officials said on Saturday. Triggered by continuous rains, the floods caused financial and human losses in... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least nine Taliban and seven policemen have been killed during an ongoing clash in central Uruzgan province, officials said on Sunday. The clash erupted between the militants and police on Saturday night in Charchino... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Six policemen and seven Taliban militants have been killed during a clash in the Charchino district of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Saturday. Charchino district police chief, Wali Dad, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Thousands of families have been displaced as a result of ongoing clashes between security forces and insurgents in Dehrawud district of central Uruzgan province. Both the warring sides have suffered casualties during two... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier and five Taliban have been killed during intense clashes entering a second day in Charchino district of central Uruzgan, an official said on Monday. Charchino district police chief Wali... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Security forces and Taliban militants clashed in the Dehrawud district of central Uruzgan province overnight, with both sides suffering casualties. Aminullah Khaliqi, the Dehrawud district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The Chinarto district chief of central Uruzgan province claimed 65 Afghan National Police joined Taliban insurgents while the provincial police chief denied the claim as baseless, saying they have been still fighting against... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Five policemen and as many militants have been killed during a clash in the Deh Raud district of central Uruzgan province, an official said ON Wednesday. The clash took place on Tuesday nightwhen a large number of militants... read more
KANDAHAR/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Four policemen at a post on the Kandahar-Uruzgan highway have been killed in what suspected to be an insider attack in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday. The incident took place in Tagharak area of... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a man and his son in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Friday. A police official, wishing not to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the double-murder... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): At least three people have been wounded during a clash in the central jail of Uruzgan province, an official said on Sunday. The clash took place during hunger strike by the inmates on Saturday night, prison director Col.... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least nine militants and eight security personnel have been killed during separate incidents in northeastern Kunduz province, an official said Tuesday. Gen. Mohiuddin Ghori, commander for 20th Pamir Battalion in the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Eighteen Taliban militants have been killed during a clash with Afghan security forces in Dehrawud district of central Uruzgan province on Sunday, the district police chief said. Mohammad Nabi told Pajhwok Afghan News that the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The Taliban are in control of 95 percent areas of Dehrawud district in central Uruzgan province, tribal elders and residents said on Thursday. They said government officials and forces have been confined to the district... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok):  An Afghan National Army (ANA) officer and two policemen were killed and three other cops wounded in an insurgent attack in the central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Tuesday. Taliban attacked the security... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A teenager boy who fought against Taliban was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Tirinkot, the provincial of central Uruzgan province, officials said on Tuesday. Wasil Ahmad, a nephew of Khas Uruzgan district police chief... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The police chief for central Uruzgan province on Monday claimed insurgents were carrying out targeted killings in cooperation with some government officials. Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai told a press conference here... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Dozens of police have abandoned their posts in Dehrawud district and arrived in the capital of central Uruzgan province after developing differences with the district police chief, an official said on Sunday. Dost Mohammad... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Ten policemen manning a check-post have been killed by the Taliban with the connivance of other cops in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Tuesday. The incident took place in Chinartu district on Monday night, the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Some policemen have been terminated in central Uruzgan province after complaints they misbehaved with people, an official said on Sunday. Deputy provincial police chief Col. Rahimullah Khan told a press conference here that he... read more
ASADABAD/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Five Pakistani Taliban have been killed in a US drone strike in Shegal district of eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Saturday. The strike was carried out in Chogam locality of Shaltan valley and the slain... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Three policemen have been killed during a clash in the Deh Rawood district of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Thursday. The firefight erupted late on Wednesday when the insurgents stormed police check-posts in in... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 14 Taliban militants were killed and another eight wounded during an overnight clash with police in central Uruzgan province, officials said on Monday. The clash erupted on Sunday night when insurgents attacked 10... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Police on Thursday claimed recovering more than 300 kilograms of drugs from a vehicle in central Uruzgan province. Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Roghlewani said the drugs were confiscated on Wednesday night... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Afghan soldiers on Monday torched 1,719 kilograms of narcotics they had seized from a truck on the Tirinkot-Kandahar highway in central Uruzgan province. The Afghan National Army’s fourth battalion acting commander in Uruzgan... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Security forces destroyed an explosives-laden vehicle after seizing it before reaching target in the capital of central Uruzgan province, police said on Sunday. The explosives-laden car was confiscated last night in Tori area... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Gunmen shot dead three persons, including a schoolteacher and his son, in Khas Uruzgan district of central Uruzgan province, the district chief said on Sunday. Malak Abdul Karim said the gunmen whisked the three persons away... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion on a military patrol in central Uruzgan province on Friday, an official said. The patrol came under attack in the Chambarak area of Charchino district... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Three policemen have been killed and a fourth wounded during a Taliban attack in the Deh Rawood district of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Tuesday. The attack took place Monday night when the insurgents stormed... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Some residents of Chora district of central Uruzgan province complain the district chief takes illegal money from them for shifting firewood from their own land. “The district chief takes money from every vehicle, if a driver... read more
TIRINKOT/GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A newly-reconstructed stadium was inaugurated in central Uruzgan province while construction work launched on streets’ pavement in southeastern Paktia province, officials said on Monday. Uruzgan Governor Mohammad Nazeer... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Local officials on Wednesday said at least 38 policemen and 65 Taliban fighters were killed during three days of clashes in Charchinu district of central Uruzgan province. Wali Dad, the Charchinu police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed governor on Sunday said improving security situation in central Uruzgan province would be his top priority. Haji Nazir Kharotai, who replaces Amanullah Taimori, was appointed by President Ashraf Ghani as... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 18 militants have been killed during airstrikes in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Sunday. Aminullah Khaliqi, the Deh Rawood district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News foreign forces conducted air raid in... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 28 rebels have been killed in joint operations by Afghan and foreign troops in central Uruzgan province, an official claimed on Tuesday. Militant commander Gul Agha was killed along with five associates during a drone... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): One policeman has been killed and four others, including the Khas Uruzgan district police chief, were wounded, in a militant attack, an official said on Thursday. The wounded police officer, 2nd Lt. Niamatullah, told Pajhwok... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Taliban fighters were closing in on the headquarters of two districts in central Uruzgan province, with efforts faltering to shift the dead bodies and injured Afghan security personnel to hospital, officials said on... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The wife of a tribal elder shot dead a Taliban fighter who attacked and injured her husband in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Wednesday. The rebel shot injured Hajji Ghani using a pistol fitted with a silencer... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The Taliban have gunned down the acting administrative head for Sarab, a provisional district of central Uruzgan province, a police official said on Wednesday.  The insurgents took the district chief, Qasim Khan, out of... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Four security posts in the Charchino district of central Uruzgan province have fallen to the Taliban, officials confirmed on Monday. Second Lieutenant Wali Dad, the district police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Grand Ulama Council member and a tribal elder from central Uruzgan province was killed in Taliban attack on Saturday, an official said. The governor’s spokesman Dost Mohammad Nayab told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three policemen have been killed and eight others wounded in a roadside bombing in the Chora district of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Saturday. District chief Abdul Malik told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander was airlifted overnight along with his family members and 70 personnel, who had been besieged by the Taliban for the last 50 days, in central Uruzgan province, officials said on Sunday.... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The governor on Sunday said countless problems existed in various sectors of southeastern Paktia province. Nasrullah Arsala told this to a consultative gathering on good governance, security and uniform development in the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 50-bed hospital in the capital of central Uruzgan province has resumed after it was halted six years ago, the acting governor said on Sunday. Amanullah Taimuri told the inauguration ceremony that the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 50-bed hospital in the capital of central Uruzgan province has resumed after it was halted six years ago, the acting governor said on Sunday. Amanullah Taimuri told the inauguration ceremony that the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials on Sunday arrested the public health director for central Uruzgan province on charges that he trained terrorists in health centres, prompting doctors and staff to close down the civil hospital. Mohammad... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The fourth death anniversary of Pajhwok Afghan News reporter Ahmad Omid Khpalwak was observed in this capital city of central Uruzgan province on Tuesday. Khpalwak, who also worked for the BBC, was killed during a coordinated... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Suspected Taliban insurgents kidnapped and hanged a grey-bearded tribal elder on Wednesday morning in the Khas Uruzgan district of central Uruzgan province, an official said. Abdul Karim, the district chief, told Pajhwok... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): A district police chief was killed during a direct engagement with armed insurgents in central Uruzgan province on Friday afternoon, an official said. The Derhawud police chief was killed in a clash with Taliban militants... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): The Khas Uruzgan highway has been reopened for civilians and security forces after remaining closed for three months in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Thursday. Deputy provincial police chief Col. Rahimullah... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The provincial council in central Uruzgan on Wednesday alleged that a lukewarm approach to addressing residents’ grievances had created z gulf between the people and the government. The Uruzgan provincial council has nine... read more
TRINIKOT (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead director of education of Chura district in central Uruzgan province inside a mosque, the governor spokesman said on Tuesday. Dost Mohammad Nayab told Pajhwok Afghan News gunmen forced their way... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 16 people have been injured during separate incidents of violence in central Uruzgan province, a security official said on Monday. A bomb ripped through a police post commander’s vehicle in the provincial capital,... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The Taliban have mounted group attacks on police and security forces in the Khas Uruzgan district of central Uruzgan province amid fears that insecurity would spread if reinforcements are not dispatched to the restive town..... read more
TRINKOT (Pajhwok): A mine blast killed three civilians and wounded 16 others on Tuesday in Deh Raud district in central Uruzgan province, an official said. Brig. Gen. Toryalay Abdyani, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News a vehicle... read more
KABUL/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Prolonged road blockades and insecurity in three districts of central Uruzgan province have led to a sharp decline in food supplies and hike in prices, a legislator said on Monday. Obaidullah Barakzai, head of the Wolesi... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance chief on Thursday said the remaining governors would be appointed over the next ten days.   Ghulam Jillani Popal was addressing local elders and officials in Tarinkot, the... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): A district court on Thursday ordered a young man to be whipped in public on adultery charge in the Gezab district of central Uruzgan province. The 25-year old, Imran Shah, had himself appeared before the court to confess to... read more
ZARANJ/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three intelligence officials, two Taliban militants and a district attorney have been killed in separate incidents in Faryab and Nimroz provinces, officials said on Thursday. Nimroz National Directorate of Security (NDS... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): The district chief of Gizab district in central Uruzgan province said that 12 police posts have been fallen to Taliban militants, warning security forces would lose control of the entire district if urgent support did not arrives... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Several health facilities and clinics remain closed due to the poor law and order situation,causing the residents of central Uruzgan province tremendous hardships, locals and government officials say. Several other health... read more
SHARAN/TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Three policemen and 19 militants have been killed and 21 militants wounded during an ongoing operation in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Monday. Deputy Governor Attaullah Fazli told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): The administrative chief of Khas Uruzgan district on Saturday warned the district could fall to Taliban if security forces were not immediately provided reinforcement. Abdul Karim Karimi told Pajhwok Afghan News police have... read more