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LASHKARGAH/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Nine Taliban insurgents have been killed, including a notorious commander, in central Kapisa and southern Helmand provinces, officials said on Wednesday. In Helmand, police spokesman Abdul Salam Afghan told... read more
GHAZNI/MAHMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Local officials on Saturday at least 32 Taliban militants have been killed during clashes with Afghan forces in southern Ghazni and central Kapisa provinces. Ghazni governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Arif Noori, told... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Forty-eight projects have been implemented in the education sector in central Kapisa province, officials said on Thursday. Education Director Mohammad Naseem Safi told Pajhwok Afghan News construction work on many schemes... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Maternal deaths have declined in central Kapisa province following the establishment a midwifery training centre, an official said on Sunday. Public Health Director Dr. Shoaib Danish told Pajhwok Afghan News in the past... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Women’s Affairs Department of central Kapisa province has been able to resolve more legal cases involving women this year compared to the previous year. Kapisa women’s affairs director Shaista Safi told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Not a single girls’ school has a proper building in the Alasai district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Tuesday. Education Director Mohammad Nasim Safi told Pajhwok Afghan News there were four schools for girls in... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Improved quality wheat seed weighing 19 tons was distributed to farmers against subsidized rate in Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday. Provincial agriculture, irrigation and livestock... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least nine civilians were wounded in a bomb blast in Kohistan-I-Dohum district of central Kapisa province on Saturday morning, officials said. Police spokesman, Mohammad Ayub Yousafzi told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Daesh militants have killed two brothers over having links with government and gunmen have killed a couple in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Wednesday. Police Chief Maj. Gen. Jummah Gul Hemat told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhowk): Police in central Kapisa province on Wednesday found explosives in front of the Alberoni University. Police spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yousafzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosives had been placed in front of the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Police have detained six suspects in connection with the killing of the Ulema Council chief for central Kapisa province, officials said on Sunday. Qais Qaderi, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Taliban have warned residents of Tagab district of central Kapisa province against allowing their women to visit the district bazaar, it is learnt. Several residents of the district told Pajhwok Afghan News on Friday... read more
MAHMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Police forces have seized a car full of explosives in the capital of central Kapisa province, an official said Tuesday. Mohammad Ayub Yousufzai, provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Corolla model car... read more
JALALABAD/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a teacher in eastern Nangarhar province and a religious scholar in central Kapisa, officials said on Wednesday. Mohammad Asif Shinwarai, spokesman for the Nangarhar education... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): All homes and buildings constructed at historical sites in central Kapisa province would be raced, the government said on Wednesday. Police spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yousafzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the decision was made... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Taliban have shot dead an education official in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, authorities said on Saturday. Police spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yousafzai told Pajhwok Afghan News Mulavi Mujahid Abid, deputy... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen Taliban insurgents were killed during a clash with Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces in central Kapisa province on Tuesday. Police spokesman Mohammad Ayoub Yousufzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the early morning... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander was killed during infighting in the Kohband district of central Kapisa province on Sunday. Kapisa police spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yousafzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place on Sunday... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two children have been killed and two other people wounded as a result of landmine explosion in the Nejrab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday. Police Chief Mohammad Razaq Yaqobi told Pajhwok... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A school for girls has opened in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province after more than a decade and a half, an official said on Friday. Education Director Mohammad Nasim told Pajhwok Afghan News the school, which... read more
MAHMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Twenty suspected gunmen, travelling from the Sarobi district of Kabul to northern Afghanistan, have been arrested in central Kapisa province. Police spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yousafzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the men were... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel have been killed and nine others wounded during an airstrike in central Kapisa province, an official said on Sunday. Qais Qaderi, the governor spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI/KABUL (Pajhwok): A notorious Taliban commander has been killed in central Kapisa province, while 20 others arrested in southern Kandahar province, government sources said on Wednesday. Kapisa Police Spokesman, Mohammad Ayub Yousafzai... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Ten civilian and military officials in central Kapisa province have been arrested on charges of corruption, authorities said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yousafzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the individuals... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Security officials on Monday said 88 Taliban militants have been killed and scores of others wounded during three months of an ongoing operation in central Kapisa province. Kapisa police chief Mohammad Ayub Yousafzai told... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Three closed girls’ schools in the Alasae district of central Kapisa province has been reopened, officials said on Sunday. Ghulam Nqshband, the town’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the school remained shut... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Nine militants, including Taliban deputy governor for central Kapisa province, have been killed and seven others wounded in security forces artillery shelling, an official said on Monday. Maj. Sher Aqa Faqiri from 201st... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of Alasai district in central Kapisa province have constructed a 100-kilometer long road at their own expense and resources, an official said on Sunday. Alasai district chief, Ghulam Naqashband Sapai, said the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A high level government delegation comprised of Presidential Palace and some ministries representatives have traveled to central Kapisa province to investigate the illegal excavation of natural resources, an official said on... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two people have been killed and six others wounded in separate incidents of violence in central Kapisa province, an official said on Saturday. Police spokesman Mohammad Ayoub Yousufzai told Pajhwok Afghan News two people... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Three civilians were wounded in a blast in central Kapisa province on Friday, an official said. The blast took place near security forces check-post in the Sayyad bazaar this noon. Mohammad Ayub Yousufzai, police... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Three militants have been killed and as many wounded in clash with police in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Tuesday. The rebels suffered the casualties in a police ambush in the Babakhel... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The government has retaken control of some important mineral deposits in the Ala Sai district of central Kapisa province after 13 years, local officials say. Ghulam Naqshbandi Sapi, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Four volleyballers have been killed and a fifth wounded after a verbal dispute turned violent in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Sunday. Police spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yousafzai confirmed... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI/SHARAN (Pajhwok): Tens of Internally Displace People (IDPs) have been provided assistance in central Kapisa and southeastern Paktika province, an official and a statement said on Friday. Mohammad Qasim Malakzada, director refugees... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least nine Taliban militants have been killed during operations in Koh-i-Band and Tagab districts of central Kapisa province, an official said on Saturday. Police spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yousufzai told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Twenty-one militants have been killed and wounded and militants have been purged of four localities in the Tagab district of central northeastern Kapisa province during ongoing clearing operation, an official said on Friday... read more
KABUL CITY (Pajhwok):  At least nine Taliban militants have been killed and six others wounded in ongoing security forces joint operation in the Nijrab and Tagab districts of the central Kapisa province, an official said on Saturday. Lt. Col... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A former jihadi commander, Fathullah, has been killed and his colleague wounded in a blast in the Nijrab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Mohammad Ayub Yusufzai told... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The residents of the Tagab district of central Kapisa province are exultant over the bumper pomegranate yield, saying prices are higher compared to last year. Tagab district, globally known for producing excellent quality... read more
JALALABAD/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Sixteen criminals have been arrested and three Taliban militants killed in eastern Nangarhar and central Kapisa provinces, officials said on Wednesday. Kapisa police spokesman Naqibullah Amini told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MOHMMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A police officer was wounded in a magnetic bomb explosionin central Kapisa province on Thursday, an official said. Naqibullah Amini, the police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the first... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Farmers say they are satisfied with the yield and price of prune dried fruit this year in Tagab district of central Kapisa province.    The inhabitants say the dried fruit price had been low last year, forcing... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Three people have been killed as a result of a family dispute which turned violent in central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday. Police Spokesman, Naqibullah Amini, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 13 Taliban militants have been killed in separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar and central Kapisa provinces, officials said on Monday. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News 11... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Five civilians were wounded in a bomb explosion in central Kapisa province on Monday morning, an official said. Police Spokesman, Naqibullah Amini, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took place in Jamal Agha area of... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A six-member group of Taliban has been arrested during security forces operation in Shor Tapa district of northwestern Balkh province, an official said on Saturday. Monir Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
MAHMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Education officials in central Kapisa province say they do not allow security forces to build checkpoints near schools to ensure a tension-free environment for students and teachers. Education Director Mohammad Nasim Safi... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The police chief for central Kapisa province escaped unhurt in a bomb attack on Saturday, an official said. Police spokesman Naqibullah Amini told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Shokhi area close to Mahmod... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least four people have been killed and five others wounded in a roadside bombing targeting a former inspector general’s vehicle in central Kapisa province, an official said on Saturday. The provincial council head,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents on Monday rallied against possible dismissal of the police chief for central Kapisa province. Deputy police chief Maj. Sayed Zakir Hashimi told Pajhwok Afghan News Kapisa police chief Mohammad Fahim... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel have seized four suicide vests and explosives in central Kapisa province while police recovered 81 kilograms of hashish in eastern Nangarhar. A statement from the spy... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A resident of Tagab district in central Kapisa province says her three sons had been killed by militants but no government department or charity organisation provided her assistance. Refusing to provide her name, the woman... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Taliban have killed a 20-year-old high school student over spying charges in central Kapisa province, an official claimed on Saturday. Governor Spokesman Qais Qaderi told Pajhwok Afghan News the boy went missing one... read more
MAHMODRAQI (Pajhwok): A prayer leader has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in central Kapisa province, an official said on Monday. Abdul Fattah Shafiq, the Hisa Awal Kohistan district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News Abdul Tayeb gunned down... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A water dam,generating 250 megawattsof electricity, would be constructed in the power-deficient central province of Kapisa at a cost of $260 million, an official said on Sunday. Qais Qaderi, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and six others wounded during a clash between security forces and Taliban militants in Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Friday, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Qais Qaderi,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The youth of central Kapisa province have hit out at the government for failing to execute development schemes for them since the ouster of the Taliban regime 15 years ago. They complain the government and its... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Three civilians were killed and six others wounded as a result of a clash between Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and Taliban in the Alah Sai district of central Kapisa province on Tuesday, an official said. Ghulam... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A security guard of a lawmaker representing Kuchi tribe in the lower house of parliament has been killed by insurgents in central Kapisa province, an official said on Monday. The incident took place in Kohistan-2 district... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Some people in central Kapisa province beaten a driver to death as his vehicle crash a child who was wounded in the accident, an official said on Friday. Qais Qaderi, the governor ‘s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): LawmakerIqbal Safi’sbodyguard has beenshot dead by unidentified gunmen in central Kapisa province, an official said on Saturday. Qais Qaderi, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the shooting took place in... read more
MAHMOODRAQI (Pajhwok): The education director of central Kapisa province has been accused of taking bribes in return for appointing new employees. The director, however, rejected the allegation. Several officers claimed the director received 40,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Six people, including three women, were injured in a blast in front of a teacher training center in the capital of central Kapisa province on Wednesday. Education Director Mohammad Nasim Sapai told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has suspended the police chief for central Kapisa province over his alleged involvement in a fuel theft scandal, a public representative said on Thursday. Provincial council chief Hussain... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Wednesday said the alleged embezzlement in fuel contracts of the police headquarters of central Kapisa province is under investigation and cases of the accused have been referred to the... read more
  KHANDAHAR CITY/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Six people, including children, have been killed and nine others wounded in different incidents in southern Kandahar and central Kapisa provinces, an official said on Tuesday. One policeman and a... read more
MAHMOODRAQI (Pajhwok): One person was killed and four others were wounded as a result a clash between residents of two villages in the Kohistan-2 district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Saturday. Police officer Brig. Gen. Abdul... 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
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Militants killed a civilian on the charge of spying for Afghan government in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials and people said on Friday. Insurgents killed a civilian on Thursday in the Miyakhel area... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Education officialsin central Kapisa province have alleged some school buildings remained incomplete as contractors have left the province. Deputy Director of Education Abdul Rasul Safi told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Twenty militants have joined the government-initiated reconciliation process in central Kapisa province, an official said on Monday. Maulvi Abdul Momin Muslim, head of the provincial peace committee, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MAHMODRAQI (Pajhwok): Saifur Rahman, a schoolteacher, says his two daughters, aged eight and nine years, were cut into pieces after being hit by a rocket fired during clashes between security forces and Taliban militants in Tagab district of central... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Construction work on separate roads measuring 21.5 kilometres and a large bridge has been launched in central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday. Qais Qaderi, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Several police officials have been detained on corruption charges in central Kapisa province, officials said on Saturday. A Ministry of Interior delegation has been in Kapisa for last one week investigating corruption... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Security officials on Wednesday claimed 24 Taliban fighters, including six commanders, have been killed during operations in central Kapisa and southern Ghazni provinces, but the rebels denied the claim. Brig.... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A woman and a Taliban commander have killed and nine others wounded during an ongoing offensive in the Nijrab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Saturday. Qais Qadari, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): A Taliban local commander was killed and his two fighters wounded as a result of a clash with Afghan Local Police (ALP) in central Kapisa province, an official said on Friday. The Taliban local commander Badruddin was... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Three militants have been killed and a soldier and a woman wounded during security operations in the Nijrab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Thursday. Another five militants were wounded during the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A woman was killed and three others of the same family were injured as a result of domestic violence in Kohistan-2 district of central Kapisa province on Sunday, an official said. The incident took place in the morning in... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace and the Chief Executive Office are said to be at loggerheads over the appointment of a new mayor for Mahmood Raqi, the capital of central Kapisa province. Documents available to Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Dozens of armed militants stormed a police post from four directions in Tagab district of central Kapisa province early on Monday morning, with both sides suffering casualties, an official said. A public order police... read more
JALALABAD/ MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for a juvenile correction centre was inaugurated in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Thursday. The three-story building has 40 rooms and other accessories and was completed in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The militants have forced telecom companies to switch off their antennas at night, banning operations of a government-owned firm in far-flung areas of central Kapisa province. A government-run telecom company, Salam launched its... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): During his visit to Kapisa, President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday appointed a delegation to resolve the problems of the central province, an official said. Governor Syed Khalid Hashimi told Pajhwok Afghan News Ghani,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday arrived in central Kapisa province and participated in a huge public meeting in Mahmood Raqi, the provincial capital. Accompanied by a number of cabinet members and security... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Some 30 people have been killed during the past one month in Kohistan-1 district of central Kapisa province in firings from hunting guns, residents say. They say there are no security related issues in the district, but... read more
JALALABAD/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Local officials on Monday said 10 Daesh -- Islamic State (IS) -- fighters had been killed during an airstrike and an armed clash in eastern Nangarhar province. On the other hand, a Daesh flag installed on a jerry... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Pomegranate farmers in central Kapisa province, happy with this year’s bumper crop, say sales of the fruit have brought them higher incomes. The higher yield and incomes were linked to fewer natural disasters during the... read more
MAHMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of two insecure districts of of central Kapisa province say they have been lacking healthcare facilities and the government has built no health centre in their areas over the past 14 years. These residents of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of insecure areas in central Kapisa province say they have lost family members, cattle and crops to insecurity. Dozens of civilians suffered casualties during recent clashes between security forces and insurgents... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok):  Residents say they have started commuting on the Tagab-Ala Sai highway in central Kapisa province for the first time in the past 14 years. They say security forces have brought under their control the entire road for... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Hundreds of families have been displaced due to latest clashes between security forces and armed militants from Ala Sai and Tagab districts of central Kapisa province. The displaced families say the clashes continued for... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Six worshippers have been wounded in a rocket attack on a mosque in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province. Resident Abdul Wahid told Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday the rocket strike took place during Friday prayers... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Taliban fighters set afire three abandoned security checkpoints after clashes with security forces in Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said. The clashes started on Tuesday afternoon and continued as of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least 14 insurgents were killed and a dozen more wounded during clashes with security forces in Alasai district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Friday. But residents said around 12 civilians also suffered... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 13 Taliban militants have been killed during four days of clashes in Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Saturday. The 201st Selab Corps in... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Officials in central Kapisa province on Wednesday said a blast in Tagab district wounded two family members of a former presidential advisor. Khwaja Del Agha, local police commander in Tagab, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two notorious Taliban commanders from central Kapisa province have been killed by security forces in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Kapisa police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Faiq, told Pajhwok... read more
MAHMODRAQI (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has opened its branch for the first time in central Kapisa province which would help resolve problems of businessmen there, an official said Tuesday. The inauguration... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least 30 civilians suffered casualties during the past one month in clashes between security forces and insurgents in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, residents said on Tuesday. They said the clashes had... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two rival commanders in the Kohband district of central Kapisa province have buried the hatchet after 60 years of enmity, becoming friends and putting an end to clashes that have caused dozens of casualties, a top security... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two militants were killed and another half a dozen arrested during an overnight commando forces’ operation in the Nijrab district of central Kapisa province, police said on Sunday. The operation was carried out last night... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least six militants have been killed and seven others wounded during a search operation by the military in central Kapisa province, an official says on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Faiq, provincial police chief, told... read more
KUNDUZ/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least seven persons have been killed and 13 others wounded in two separate bomb blasts in central Kapisa and northeastern Kunduz provinces, officials said Sunday. Kunduz public health director Dr. Saad Mukhtar... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Four civilians were wounded in a blast in the Kohistan-1 district of central Kapisa province, the district chief said on Saturday. Abdul Fatah Shafiq told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosive device had been planted on a... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Construction work on three roads has been initiated in first Kohistan district in central Kapisa, which would be completed with a cost of $12 million, an official said on Thursday. Abdul Fatah Shafiqu, the district chief,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The provincial council in central Kapisa province on Saturday claimed settling a number of complicated tribal feuds and achieving progress in other areas. Hussein Sanjani, head of provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
HERAT/QALAT/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): One policeman and four insurgents have been killed in different security incidents in three provinces during the past two days, security officials said Wednesday. Officials in western Herat province said one... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least 30 militants, including civilians, are said to be killed in the ongoing clashes between security forces and militants in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Monday. Latest, gunfight... read more
MAHMOUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Taliban threatened government officers of Ala Sayee district of central Kapisa province to quit their government jobs within one week or be ready for assassination, residents said on Wednesday. Khairullah, a resident of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least 16 people suffered casualties after a group of militants ambushed a security forces’ convoy in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials and residents said on Tuesday. The convoy was heading to... read more
MAHMOOD RAQAI (Pajhwok): Four security personnel lost their lives to a gun and bomb attack by insurgents in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Sunday noon, an official said. A convoy of security forces was transferring logistic... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A leading former Jihadi commander Farooq and his body guard were killed in a landmine blast in central Kapisa province on Sunday, the acting governor said. Mehrabuddin Sapi confirmed Farooq died in Kohband district in a... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Insecurity and crimes have increased in the Kohistan-II district of central Kapisa province due to insufficient strength of security forces, residents said on Saturday. The residents said activities of irresponsible gunmen... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Some schools have been closed due to infighting between former jihadi commanders in the Koh Band district of central Kapisa province, residents say. The schools have been closed for two years due to clashes between rival... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Some relatives of pregnant women accuse midwives in the civil hospital of central Kapisa province of providing inadequate care to their patients. They say most female patients preferred to be taken to other provinces like... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A lawmaker on Thursday escaped unhurt in a roadside bombing that killed his one guard and injured three others in central Kapisa province, an official said. Kuchi tribe representative in the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A Taliban’s designated district chief for the Tagab district of central Kapisa province was killed along with five accomplices in a NATO drone strike on Sunday, police said. Kapisa deputy police chief Abdullah Talwar told... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two women and as many children were killed when rocket hit a house in Tagab district of central Kapisa province during firefight between militants and Afghan security forces. Khairullah, a resident of the district, said a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four insurgents, including a commander and a Pakistani, have been killed during two separate NATO drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. Both the strikes took place on Tuesday. The unmanned... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Five insurgents and three civilians were killed and seven civilians and five rebels injured during separate incidents in Kapisa and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials and residents said on Sunday.The five... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): An armed clash broke out during the university entrance test inside a university in the capital of central Kapisa province on Thursday, leaving five people injured.The clash inside the Alberoni University took place between... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Five people, including three policemen, wounded in a blast that took place in front of the provincial police office in central Kapisa province on Thursday, police chief said.Col. Khwaja Faqir Ahmad Saddiqui told Pajhwok... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A jailbreak attempt has been frustrated in central Kapisa province, local authorities claimed on Wednesday.Nasir Ahmad Malakzada, in charge of the main prison here, told Pajhwok Afghan News the inmates wanted to dig up a... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A newly-established mineral water factory, a $1.5 million project, started functioning in central Kapisa province on Saturday.During the inaugural ceremony, Governor Gen. Mehrabuddin Sapi said the plant had been established... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A schoolteacher has committed suicide in the Kohistan-1 district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday.The 35 years old female teacher was found dead in her home in Mullah Khail area late on Tuesday,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The delay in announcement of the final results from the provincial council elections has in no way undermined transparency in the democratic exercise, successful candidates from central Kapisa province said on Wednesday.The... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Hundred of families in the Kohistan-1 district of central Kapisa would be supplied 110 kilowatts of electricity from the Sarobi dam, an official said on Saturday.An estimated amount of $299 million would be spent on the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Eight armed rebels have been killed and six others wounded during a search operation in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Friday.Abdullah Talwar, the Kapisa police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Green and Orange Movement (GOM) on Thursday staged an anti-corruption rally in Mahmood Raqi, the capital of central Kapisa province.The participants vowed to continue their protest if the government failed to eradicate... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents of some areas of central Kapisa province complain insecurity is gradually escalating and creating numerous problems for civilians.The security situation recently deteriorated in Tagab, Alasai and Najrab districts of the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Some residents on Wednesday accused female doctors at the main hospital in central Kapisa province of misbehaviour with patients.A resident of Kohistan district, Zuhra, alleged: “Female doctors and midwives don’t listen to... read more
JALAABAD/MEHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): More than 10 armed rebels and at least six security personnel have lost lives in the latest spate of violence in eastern Nangarhar and central Kapisa provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman... read more
MAHMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of central Kapisa province on Saturday said they would have never taken part in the election process if they had the slightest idea of the dragging deadlock.Several months after the election was completed, neither... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A newly-established radio station on Thursday launched broadcasts from a seminary in central Kapisa province.Established at the Sher Khankhel Haqqania Madrasa in the Bagh Shirkat area of the Kohistan-I district, the radio,... read more
FARAH CIY/MAHMOOD RAQI/QALAT (Pajhwok): Four people, including two policemen, and seven militants were killed and ten civilians wounded in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said Wednesday.Unidentified gunmen... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday urged security forces and militants to observe a ceasefire until they harvested pomegranates and plums.They feared if the clashes between security forces... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): With marked improvement in the security situation, judicial organs in the Alasai district of central Kapisa province have started functioning for the first time, an official said Saturday.Governor Gen. Mehrabuddin Sapi told... read more
MAHMUD-I-RAQI (Pajhwok): Continued fighting between two warlords in central Kapisa province has forced many residents to leave homes for safer places, local said on Wednesday.The former mujahedeen commanders in Koh-i-Band district have been locked... read more
MAIDAN SHAHAR/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Fifteen insurgents have been killed and 23 others wounded in a series of operations in central Maidan Wardak and Kapisa provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Attaullah Khogyani, the Maidan Wardak governor’s... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Most of the problems facing the education sector in militancy-hit districts of central Kapisa province have been resolved for the first time during the past 12 years, teachers and students say.Mohammad Abbas, a student of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of Alasai district have initiated an uprising to expel Taliban militants from their villages in central Kapisa province, the governor said on Wednesday.Mehrabuddin Sapi told Pajhwok Afghan News a large number of... read more
JALALABAD/MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least five civilians, including two students, were killed and three others wounded in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said Sunday.Three people were killed and as many... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Four people, including a former jihadi commander, have been gunned down by suspected rebels in central Kapisa province, an official said on Saturday.Ex-jihadi commander Mangarai, his brother and two others were killed in the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A number of residents of central Parwan and Kapisa provinces on Friday expressed their concerns over the Afghan government's aid to teh Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip.The government in Kabul announced 0.5 million... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A number of residents of central Kapisa province complain of a heavy influx of foreign militants into the province, killing and threatening civilians. They urge the government to control the security situation.Mukhtar Ahmad,... read more
MAHMODRAQI (Pajhwok): Militants in Alasai and Tagab districts of central Kapisa province prevent a population census, warning workers to halt the drive or face death, officials said on Monday.Employees of the Population and Survey Department said... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Officials and residents on Tuesday alleged a number of Pakistani Taliban had torched scores of houses in the Alasai district of central Kapisa province, leaving one woman dead and two children wounded.  Haji Gul Muhammad... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Six persons were injured on Sunday when a speedy car overturned in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said.The incident occured in Paindakhel area, said Humayun Rashidi, the provincial police spokesman... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The acting police chief for Tagab district of central Kapisa province died during an overnight attack, an official said on Monday.The security official died of a heart attack during a militant ambush, the provincial police... read more
MAHMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): At least one hundred Afghan Local Police (ALP) members have been deployed to ensure security for the second round of presidential election in Ala-Sayee district of central Kapisa province, an official said Wednesday.Khwaja... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of the Tagab district in central Kapisa province say Taliban insurgents have not been allowing girls to attend school.But they said the fighters in nearby Ala Sayee district let girls attend schools, but those in... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Stray dogs have bitten nearly 150 people during the past two months and six of them have died of rabies in central Kapisa province, residents said on Saturday.Most of the dog bite incidents occurred in parts of Ala Sayee and... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Bayat Foundation--- a charity organization--- has donated 27,000 academic books to 16 government universities in parts of the country as part of its sustained assistance to higher education institutions.Ihsanullah Arianzai, a... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Thousands of people on Monday in northeastern Kapisa province announced support for presidential contender Qutbuddin Hilal.Haji Mohammad Asif, candidate for provincial council, told the gathering that people of his province... read more
 MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Extraction work on a luminous stone mine in central Kapisa province, suspended due to cold weather, will start in the near future, officials say.Mining Director Eng. Kamal told Pajhwok Afghan News an excavation contract... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): A bomb jolted the Tagab district headquarters in central Kapisa province before Tuesday noon, officials and witnesses said.The blast happened inside the district office complex at about 11am, Fahim said giving a witness account.... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): Eight suicide attackers and a soldier were killed in a fierce clash with security personnel in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday morning, officials said.The firefight erupted after a group of suicide bombers... read more
KABUL/MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The French combat mission in Afghanistan came to an end with the pullout of the last batch of soldiers from eastern Kapisa province on Tuesday, an official said.Kapisa Governor Mehrabuddin Safi, in an exclusive interview... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): France and Russia are funding the rehabilitation of a hydroelectric power dam in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province, the water and energy minister announced on Monday.Ismail Khan made the announcement at a meeting,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Six people were killed and 19 others injured in a suicide attack in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday, officials said.The blast took place at about 11:30 am near the district headquarters, where the local... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed and eight others, including three civilians, injured in a suicide attack by a burqa-clad bomber in central Kapisa province early Saturday morning,... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): Foreign fighters were forced from the Alasai district of central Kapisa as a result of a decision by tribal elders, residents and local Taliban said on Friday.Foreign militants would attack security personnel near villages,... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Nearly 300 acres of land was cleared of poppy crops as part of a poppy eradication campaign targeting various districts in central Kapisa province, officials said on Monday.Abdul Aleem Ayyar, the provincial anti-narcotics... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A number of schoolchildren in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday complained they could not go to schools because of security posts established nearby.Taj Mohammad, a ninth class student at the Shaheed Abdul... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Local officials in central province of Kapisa said on Monday that four Taliban fighters and two civilians were killed, while another seven militants and two civilians wounded during a clash between insurgents and Afghan forces.In... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Three civilians were killed and seven others injured when two rockets hit houses in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Saturday, an official said.The incident happened in Senzi area during a search operation... read more
LASHKARGAH/MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Nearly a dozen Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with police in southern Helmand province, while four women were wounded in a rocket attack in central Kapisa province, officials said on Saturday.Eleven... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): Four civilians were killed as a result of an airstrike by foreign troops in the central province of Kapisa, officials claimed on Sunday.The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) air raid happened on Friday night in the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A district police chief escaped unhurt when a roadside bomb went off in central Kapisa province on Sunday, said an official.The explosion happened at about 8 am in Shokhio area of the district, when the Nijrab district police... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The second police district chief was killed along with three of his guards in a roadside bombing in the capital of central Kapisa province on Sunday, officials said.The explosion took place at around 10 am in Naw Abad area of... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): The deputy governor, a senator and the agriculture director escaped unhurt in a roadside bombing in central Kapisa province on Thursday, officials said.The officials' vehicle struck a roadside bomb at about 8:30am in the Shokheu... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The central province of Kapisa would be included in the second phase of security transfer from foreign soldiers to Afghan forces, a senior official said on Saturday.Security Transition Commission Chairman Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Four civilians were killed during a search operation by Afghan forces in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Friday.Two girls, a woman and a child were among the dead, a provincial council member told... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PABN): One member of a family was killed and three others were injured by a stray rocket that hit their house in central Kapisa province on Saturday, an official said.The incident happened after a fierce clash broke out between the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A NATO surveillance drone crashed in central Kapisa province on Thursday, local officials said.The unmanned spy plane went down in the Joibar area of Tagab district in the noon, the town’s administrative head told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Three policemen were killed and a fourth wounded during a gunbattle with Taliban insurgents in central Kapisa province, where three civilians were wounded in a roadside bombing, officials said on Wednesday.The policemen were... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): More than 300 public order policemen would be deployed to Tagab district to maintain highway security in central Kapisa province, officials said on Tuesday.Of the 300 policemen, 100 were sent to the district today to maintain... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Tonnes of India-donated wheat was distributed to more than 4,000 needy families in the drought-hit central Kapisa province on Friday, officials said.The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock handed out the food grains... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Residents in central Kapisa province complain Taliban fighters use their houses as bastion to attack foreign and local troops, claiming 40 civilians were either killed or wounded last month in retaliation attacks from the troops.... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Four civilians alleged killed and two others wounded in a NATO airstrike in central Kapisa province, said an official on Saturday, but a claim rejected by the military alliance.The incident took place in the Ibrahimkhel area of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Prisoners on Wednesday complained of various problems, including worn-out blankets and improper cells, at the main jail in central Parwan province.  Baryalai, who has been behind bars over the past two years, said all beds... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Unknown gunmen shot dead two students and injured three others, including a teacher, in the central province of Kapisa, officials said on Tuesday.The incident took place in the Tatarkhel area of Tagab district on Tuesday evening... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Residents of central Kapisa province complain about insecurity while traveling to districts, asking the government to establish security posts along roads leading to the towns.“We cannot travel to districts because of security... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): French soldiers have vacated two camps in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province and moved into their main base in the Sarobi district of central Kabul province, officials said on Saturday.Several French troops had... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The High Peace Council in central Kapisa province on Thursday urged the media to help the body make the reconciliation plan a success and asked militants to arrive at the negotiation table.  The call came at a meeting of the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): One civilian was killed and six others injured following a roadside bomb explosion in central Kapisa province, an official said on Thursday.The blast took place late Wednesday in the Najrab district of the province, Ata Mohammad... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Four children were killed and two others injured in a warhead explosion in central Kapisa province, an official said on Sunday.The explosion happened in the Aroki area of Mahmood Raqi, where some children were playing with the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Officials and residents of central Kapisa province on Thursday said slow-faced and poor quality of work was ongoing on the Jabalus Saraj-Mahmood Raqi road.Resident Jan Agha believed the project would not be completed within the... read more
MAMUD RAQI (PAN): A Taliban commander was killed during a clash with police in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Sunday.The insurgent commander was killed during the encounter in the Tatarkhel area late on Saturday... read more
MAMOOD RAQI (PAN): The security situation seems to be on the mend in some districts of central Kapisa province, thanks to ongoing peace talks, officials and residents say.Reports say negotiations between the United States and the insurgents are... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI/HERAT CITY (PAN): Two militants were killed when the roadside bomb they were planting went off prematurely in central Kapisa province on Saturday, an official said.The explosion happened in the Paianda Khel area of Tagab district, the... read more
KAPISA (PAN): Four Taliban militants were killed and five others injured during a joint operation in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Saturday.As a result of the two-day offensive, the Karam Khel area was cleared of... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Officials in the central province of Kapisa on Wednesday said French soldiers had denied killing and wounding civilians in a rocket strike earlier in the week.Six people were killed and three others wounded on December 3, when a... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Six civilians were killed and three others wounded when a rocket hit a civilian house in the central province of Kapisa, a senior official said on Saturday.The incident took place in the Haibatkhel area of Tagab district, where... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): The Loba Sports Training Organisation (LSTO) sponsored a cricket training course for dozens of youth in the central province of Kapisa, an official said on Thursday.During the four-day training that ended on Thursday, participants... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Hundreds of sacked police and military officers on Monday staged a protest demonstration, accusing provincial officials of delaying the implementation of a Cabinet decision on distribution of land plots in central Kapisa province... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): The Taliban have established a 10-member commission to monitor education in three insecure districts of central Kapisa province, officials said on Tuesday.Created a week back, commission members visit schools in Alasai, Nijrab... read more
MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): A Taliban commander and his daughter were killed during an operation in central Kapisa province, an official said on Thursday.The operation was conducted late in Tagab district late on Wednesday night by the International Security... read more
MAHMOODRAQI (PAN): Four militants were killed and three others injured during clashes in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, officials said on Thursday.The clashes happened in Joibar and Ahmad Shah Khel areas, where the militants stormed... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A local police commander and his son were killed and one of his bodyguards wounded in a roadside bombing in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday, an official said. The explosion occurred in the Shinkai area,... read more
MEHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Residents of central Kapisa province have accused members of regional councils of using development projects to promote their personal interests. The government initiated development schemes in some troubled districts of the... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A tribal militia commander was killed in a roadside bombing in central Kapisa province, an official said on Tuesday. The Taliban had violated a Ramazan truce with the government by conducting the bomb attack in the Taterkhel... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Afghan security forces and Taliban have reached a ceasefire in two districts of central Kapisa province during the holy month of Ramadan, officials said Sunday. A ceasefire has been in place in Tagab and Alasai districts since... read more