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MEHTHARLAM (Pajhwok): Dozens of development projects have been launched in eastern Laghman province at a cost of one billion and three hundred million afghanis. It was told to a meeting about provincial development held under the chairmanship of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of Taliban militants have been claimed killed and wounded during a series of clashes with security forces in three provinces over the past 24 hours. Four commanders were among 14 Taliban militants killed during “Operation... read more
MEHTARLAM/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four civilians have been killed and three others injured during separate incidents of violence in eastern Laghman and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Monday. In Laghman, two women were killed and three... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces frustrated Taliban’s plan to capture two districts of eastern Laghman province, killing and wounding 40 insurgents during an operation, the governor said on Thursday. Abdul Jabbar Naeemi told a news... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Hundreds of schoolteachers on Sunday went on strike in the Qarghai district of eastern Laghman province, allowing thousands of students to return homes, officials said on Sunday. Nearly 700 teachers from district schools, the... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): A number of development projects have been put into service after being completed in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Monday. The governor’s spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News Bargamin irrigation... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Five civilians were wounded during a clash between Taliban and security forces in eastern Laghman province on Wednesday, an official said. Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the gun-battle... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander was killed along with his two accomplices during a clash with security forces in eastern Laghman province on Monday, an official said. Sarhadi  Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Thirty-three different light and heavy weapons were handed over to the Disarmament of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme officials in eastern Laghman province on Wednesday. Laghman Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi told a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of eastern Laghman province on Tuesday complained about inordinate delays in the issuance of passports by the passport department at the provincial police headquarters.   They said initial process to apply for... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Eight people were wounded on Saturday when a magnetic bomb attached to a public representative’s vehicle went off in the capital of eastern Laghman province. The explosion ripped through the car of Abdul Aziz, a provincial... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Three Taliban and an Afghan local police (ALP) member were killed and 10 civilians, mostly children, wounded in a clash in eastern Laghman province on Tuesday, an official said. Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s... 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
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Dozens of reconstruction projects have recently been launched in eastern Laghman province and their completion would help resolve most of residents’ basic problems, officials say. Sarhadi Zwak, the Laghman governor’s... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed after mortars allegedly fired by Taliban militants hit a house in eastern Laghman province on Saturday, an official said. Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Development projects would not be executed in areas of eastern Laghman province where polio vaccine were denied to children, the governor warned on Monday. Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and as many militants have been killed during two separate clashes in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Tuesday. Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): The governor on Sunday said militants fleeing security operation in neighbouring Nangarhar province were vanquished in eastern Laghman after they tried to create insecurity. Laghman Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi told Pajhwok... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): More than 50 people, including women and children, fell sick after drinking ‘contaminated’ water from a well in Qarghayi district of eastern Laghman province on Wednesday, an official said. Laghman governor’s spokesman,... read more
PUL-I-ALAM-MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): A blast killed a Taliban commander along with his two accomplices in central Logar province while another rebel commander was arrested in eastern of Laghman province, sources said on Saturday. Salim Saleh, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide bomber has been detained in eastern Laghman province, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Thursday. The spy service said in a statement that the alleged suicide bomber was detained with his... read more
ASADABAD/MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Two Afghan soldiers and four militants have been killed during separate incidents in eastern Kunar and Laghman provinces, officials said on Wednesday. The two Afghan National Army (ANA) troops were killed and as many... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): National Stability Party chief Ziaul Haq Amarkhel on Thursday said Afghanistan would continue to elude stability and peace until all the Afghans struck unity in their ranks. Amarkhel was addressing a gathering of tribal... read more
MEHTARLAM/PARAKH/BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Flash floods emerged in various provinces following heavy rains, killing at least two persons and damaging a large number of homes and crops, officials said on Wednesday. The floods played havoc in eastern... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Abdul Azim, the slain Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, who shot dead one Resolute Support mission’s service member in eastern Nangarhar province, had no links to any militants’ group, his uncle said on Saturday. Azim... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed and as many injured on Sunday when a bomb went off in front of a shop in the Alingar district of eastern Laghman province, an official said. The midday blast took place in the district’s bazaar, said... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Four labourers were found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Alishang district of eastern Laghman province on Sunday, officials and residents said.The governor’s spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the four... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): Officials said the Daulat Shah district crime branch chief was killed in a roadside bomb blast in the eastern Laghman province on Wednesday.The explosion happened in Olug area at about 8 am, when the crime branch chief’s vehicle hit... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN):  A World Bank-funded bridge, costing $340,272 (17 million afs), was inaugurated in Alingar district, of eastern Laghman province on Monday, which would benefit nearly 10,000 families in the area.Public Work officer, Nasrat Agha... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): Two Taliban militants were killed and six others detained during a clash in the Alingar district of eastern Laghman province on Wednesday, officials said.The incident happened at around 11 pm, when police and Afghan National Army (... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): Twenty-five poppy growers were detained in the Alingar district of eastern Laghman province on Thursday, officials said.The detainees belonged to Sangar, Kalman, and Noor Lam Sahib valleys, the town's administrative head, Syed... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): Six armed militants were killed and a seventh wounded during an air-strike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in eastern Laghman province, the alliance and an official said on Sunday.The air raid was carried out... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): Residents of Mehtarlam City, the capital of eastern Laghman province, on Wednesday complained about a lack of clean drinking water.Tribal elder and a store owner, Mohammad Ali, told Pajhwok Afghan News there were fewer wells that... read more
MEHTARLAM (PAN): Afghan officials and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops differed over two people killed during an airstrike in the Alingar district of eastern Laghman province on Wednesday night. Local officials and residents... read more