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JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Traders and shopkeepers in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province accuse revenue officers of punishing them with undue fines without providing them any services. They also complain about increasing security threats in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Border police recovered 12 weapons from a truck bringing refugee families from Pakistan to Afghanistan in Torkham border town in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four children died and 34 people including women and children injured when their bus plunged into a deep ravine in Pachiragam district of Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday. Qari Hijratullah, the Pachiragam... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 15 Taliban and Daesh militants have been killed in airstrikes in eastern Lagham and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Saturday. Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two children were killed and three others wounded after Pakistani forces fired more than three dozens of mortar shells into eastern Nangarhar province. At least 37 mortars were fired from across the border into Spinajai, Sapo... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan Special Forces killed three civilians during a raid on a home in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, witnesses said on Friday. One of the witnesses told Pajhwok Afghan News on the condition of anonymity that the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Pakistani militant group, Lashkar-i-Islam, and as many Taliban insurgents have been killed in NATO drone airstrikes in Achin and Batikot districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. According to... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The residents of Khewa district in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday protested against the killing of a civilian by Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel. The protesting residents brought along the coffin of the slain... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The United Nations Development Program has constructed six buildings for policewomen in eastern Nangarhar province to facilitate them, officials said on Monday. The buildings – toilets and dressing rooms --- were put into... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz on Monday arrived in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province after doctors and druggists went on strike against growing insecurity. The minister, accompanied by the striking doctors,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Doctors and druggists have gone on strike in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province to protest what they said increasing incidents of armed robberies, targeted killings and other insecurities. The striking doctors and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The scanner machine at the Torkham border customs department in eastern Nangarhar province has been out-of-order for the past several months. The machine is used to detect explosives and drugs. People’s representatives said... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani guards shut the Torkham crossing point in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, leaving a large number of people stranded on both sides, officials said on Saturday. According to reports, seven corpses and dozens of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The closure of a busy road in front of the Jalalabad airport has sparked concerns among residents of eastern provinces and passengers travelling to the border town of Torkham. Foreign troops on the airbase close the road... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 72 cases of violence against women have been registered in eastern Nangarhar province since late March, the provincial women’s affairs director said on Thursday. Anisa Imrani was addressing a gathering presided... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Intelligence operatives arrested an 11-member group of kidnappers in eastern Nangarhar province, the governor said on Thursday. Governor Gulab Mangal in the presence of NDS provincial director told reporters here that the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a religious scholar in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, the fourth cleric killed in less than a month. Also a teacher, the scholar was killed by two motorcyclists in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Traders in eastern Nangarhar province have boycotted customs clearance of their goods to record their protest against increasing incidents of armed robberies. The traders said their boycott would continue until their demands... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/TALOQAN/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban militants attacked a vehicle carrying public health workers in northern Takhar province, while two women were killed in separate incidents, officials said on Wednesday. Hayatullah Amiri,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Daesh gunmen killed a prayer leader in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday night, making him the third cleric to be killed in a month. Two Islamic scholars were recently killed in Behsud and Chaparhar districts –one by... read more
PAROON (Pajhwok): Construction works on three government buildings worth 134 million afghanis have been launched in the capital of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Tuesday. The buildings are being constructed for the governor’s... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday claimed Taliban’s attack on the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province has been repulsed and more than 70 militants suffered casualties in retaliatory action. They said 12 security... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces pushed back a massive Taliban assault on the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province on Monday, officials claimed. More than 300 Taliban militants, including foreigners, stormed the district... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public health officials in eastern Nangarhar province said on Sunday efforts had been stepped up to reduce the mother and child mortality rates under a regular programme. The Public Health Department has established a centre at... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Taliban commanders and three civilians have been killed in an Afghan Special Forces operation in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. The operation was launched in the Beli area... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a religious scholar in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said. Governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News the dead Hizbullah... read more
PARON (Pajhwok): At least 55 militants have been killed in airstrike in the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Saturday. Police Chief Muhaiuddin Sarwari told Pajhwok Afghan News 300 Taliban gathered around the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More than 20 Indian rickshaws have been stolen during the past two weeks in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province and in some cases, the rickshaw owners were killed. Pajhwok Afghan News reached out to a family that lost... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The residents of Achin district in eastern Nangarhar province say the government is yet to deliver on its promise of reconstructing their houses damaged in clashes between security forces and Daesh gunmen. After protracted... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A child suicide bomber surrendered to police in eastern Nangarhar province, where a man accused of killing two Afghan soldiers was arrested, officials said Thursday. The alleged would-be bomber, who had himself prepared for... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial officials on Wednesday rang a school bell to kick-start the new academic year in eastern Nangarhar province, where half of the schools have no buildings. But officials, who attended a ceremony in this regard at the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed on Wednesday when a roadside bomb tore through a truck carrying rocks in the capital of eastern Laghman province, an official said. Laghman governor’s spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen Daesh (Islamic State) rebels have been killed in a US drone strike in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. Police spokesman, Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials at slate stone processing factories in eastern Nangarhar province say thousands of people would become jobless if the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) did not renew their contracts. They say the companies... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police in eastern Nangarhar province has said tight security measures have been put in place a head of Eid-ul-Adha and assured the people they can celebrate the religious festival in peaceful environment. The residents of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 140 militants have been killed and more than 50 wounded during joint and special offensives in eastern Nangarhar province last month. During the period, 132 individuals were also held in connection with different... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The administrative affairs of Mandol district in eastern Nuristan province have been controlled from neighboring Nurgram district for the past 16 years, residents say. They claim so far no road was constructed to connect... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At a cost of 85 million afghanis, construction work on two road projects has been launched in Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Saturday. The two roads would take nine months to complete, said... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Lawmaker Haji Zahir Qadir on Friday warned against surge in the casualties of civilians in the new US strategy for Afghanistan. Qadir expressed the view in a gathering held to address the problems faced by the eastern... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A seven-member militant group has joined the peace process and turned in weapons in eastern Nangarhar province. The seven men formally embraced peace at a gathering in their honor at the police headquarters in Jalalabad, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Drugs carried on four mules were seized and two smugglers detained in Dur Baba district of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, officials said. The narcotics concealed in electronic equipment were seized by the Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Senate chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar on Wednesday said praising and seeking India’s increased role in Afghanistan in the new US strategy was ‘a slap in the face’ for Pakistan. Talking to reporters in Jalalabad, the capital of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nine insurgents and two policemen were killed on Wednesday when the rebels stormed security posts in Nurgaram district of eastern Nuristan province, the governor said. Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Daesh (Islamic State) rebels have been killed during a US drone strike in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Department on Tuesday inaugurated work on establishing 20 warm-water fish breeding farms for the first time in eastern Nangarhar province. The farms are being set up in Behsud... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nine insurgents were killed and another 13 wounded on Monday during a clash and an airstrike in two districts of eastern Nangarhar province. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News Taliban... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) plans to establish centers for agriculture services in 250 districts of the country with European Union (EU)’s support over the next two years, an official said on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Heavy weapons were used when two tribes clashed over ownership of a mineral deposit in Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, officials said. The Sherzad district chief, Haji Malik Hassan, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Access roads remain uneven during the past 15 years in eastern Nuristan province, where there is no road to connect five districts with the provincial capital, Paroon. The people of Nuristan and members of the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): All militant groups including Taliban and Daesh have been defeated in eastern Nangarhar province, Governor Gulab Mangal claimed on Saturday. He was addressing an Independence Day function in Jalalabad, attended by government... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Rocket attacks from the Pakistani side of the Durand Line have injured two civilians in the Momand Dara district of eastern Nangarhar province, a reliable source on Thursday. Pakistani forces have fired 36 rockets into the... read more
JALALABAD (Pahwok): A rocket hit participants of a funeral gathering, killing one person and injuring five others, all from the same family, in Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday. The incident took place in Fatehabad... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of people on Wednesday protested against the alleged killing of civilians in a US airstrike in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province. The protesters, who had gathered in front of the Governor’s House in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Daesh -- or so-called Islamic State (IS) --fighters suffered casualties during a clash with Afghan forces in the Haska Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. Daesh fighters also torched... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The number of children previously missed out on polio vaccination has decreased in eastern Nangarhar province, the public health director said on Monday. Dr. Najibullah Kamal was talking a day after a three-day nationwide... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday promised to visit eastern Nangarhar province and seek solution to problems here, the governor said on Monday. Nangarhar Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal, called to the Presidential Palace in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The district chief and residents of Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday claimed the ongoing operation in their areas involving Afghan and foreign forces had so far no outcome except ‘civilian casualties... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga or upper house chairman on Saturday said detective organs in eastern Nangarhar province had failed in preventing targeted killings, saying their ‘negligence’ was no longer acceptable. Fazal Hadi Muslimyar also... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Protesting residents on Friday closed the Jalalabad-Torkham highway for six hours in Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province after what they alleged police demolished their homes and killed two people and injured six... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Sixteen civilians were killed in two airstrikes by foreign forces in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province during a joint operation with Afghan forces a day earlier, the district administrative head said on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial council head of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday said power cables allegedly severed by the provincial refugees and repatriation director in Jalalabad city would be investigated. The provincial council head,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): About 34 prisoners were released from the central jail in eastern Nangarhar province and sentences of another 12 reduced on Wednesday in compliance with a presidential order. The prisoners were freed in the presence of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said security could help ensure transparent elections, urging the government to pay ample attention to the issue before the upcoming polls. Rafiullah Baidar, a commissioner... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) commissioner Rafiullah Bidar on Sunday said only eligible people would be able to cast their votes in future elections through biometric system. A statement from the IEC office in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police have impounded hundreds of undocumented motorcycles in eastern Nangarhar province as part of a security campaign. Police said the campaign was launched after an uptick in targeted killings in the province and so far... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Moneychangers in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Saturday asked the government to issue them arms license to protect themselves against individuals threatening them with elimination. They told a press... 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
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Female Wolesi Jirga or lower house member from eastern Nuristan province, Parween Nuristani, died in a traffic accident on Monday afternoon, a colleague said. Mualvi Ahmadullah Moahid, a lawmaker from Nuristan, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The central jail in eastern Nuristan province has been without a building over the past 15 years and the prisoners are held in mud-made half ruined rooms. The jail is located in an area largely considered as rural near Paroon... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four suspected Islamic State militants, including two young boys, have been arrested by police and intelligence operatives from separate areas of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday. Attaullah Khogyani, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A tribal leader was shot dead by Taliban militants in Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province where a woman was rescued by police from murderers in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Saturday. Attaullah... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 260 families of slain police officials were provided cash assistance at a ceremony in eastern Nangarhar province. In compliance with a presidential order, the cash assistance to the families of the fallen policemen... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 168 insurgents have been killed during three weeks of an ongoing operation in eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial police chief said on Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi told a press conference in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in eastern Nangarhar province said 23 Daesh or Islamic State militants and two security men were killed during a direct engagement in the Haska Mena district on Monday. Another four security men were wounded in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The establishment of around 2,500 poultry farms in eastern Nangarhar provinces has met domestic need and generated thousands of jobs for people. However, the farm owners complain the government is paying no attention to their... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed education director for eastern Nuristan province says insecurity and improper management on local level has affected the education process in the mountainous province. Mohammad Amin Hamad told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials and residents in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday said 10 people were killed and eight others wounded in yesterday’s US drone strike in Haska Mena district. They also confirmed the killing of 25 Daesh or Islamic... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Government officials on Sunday provided different accounts about casualties after a US drone struck participants of a prayer service in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province. The airstrike took place this... read more
JALALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security hurdles still exist in the way of a polio vaccination campaign in eastern Nangarhar province, where 13,000 children may be left out again, said officials on Sunday. A three-day drive kicked off in the province on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 24 Daesh and two Taliban militants have been killed during clashes and operations in eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial government said on Friday. A statement from the media office of Nangarhar said clashes... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-five kilograms of heroin has been seized by Afghan Border Police (ABP) in the Momand Dara district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. ABP spokesman Idris Momand told a press conference in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four Afghan Local Police (ALP) and as many Taliban have been killed in blast and drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. Four ALP personnel were killed and two wounded when their... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Seven civilians, including children and women were wounded in a blast in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said. Governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven people have been sentenced to jail from 12 to 20 years over kidnapping charges during an open trial in eastern Nangarhar province, a statement said on Wednesday. The statement from the Nangarhar Appellate Court to... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A parliamentary delegation on Tuesday claimed finding evidence suggesting corruption and irregularities remained endemic at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province. The lower house or Wolesi Jirga team, headed by... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): With promises of quality services, the foundation stone of a private hospital was laid in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday. Governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News an Afghan businessman, Eng.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A privately-owned oxygen and nitrogen producing plant was inaugurated in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday. The plant, a $350,000 project, would meet people’s needs besides offering jobs, the factory’s founder, Dr.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  The annual university entrance test or Kankor kicked off on Wednesday in eastern Nangarhar province, with some candidates complaining about what they said a reduced share in university admissions. About 18,000 high... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A US drone strike killed four Daesh or Islamic State militants, two of them commanders, in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province on Sunday afternoon, police said. The drone strike took place in Sapari area of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) head in Afghanistan has said Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are caught in multiple problems. UNHCR's country chief Fatema Abdullah traveled to eastern Nangarhar province and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seventeen Daesh militants have been killed in security forces airstrikes in the Achin, Pachir Agam and Kot districts of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Six Daesh were killed in the overnight... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of families, who were ordered to vacate homes three days ahead of Eidul Fitr prior to planned airstrikes against Daesh militants in Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, remain displaced. The families... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fourteen ISIS fighters have been killed by unidentified gunmen in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, the Afghan military said on Saturday. The Daesh loyalists were shot dead after being arrested a day... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven civilians were killed and five others wounded on Friday when a roadside bomb tore through their vehicle in eastern Nangarhar province. The blast took place in Badar Dara area of Achin district at about 12pm, said... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Airstrikes by Afghan forces killed 20 Daesh or Islamic State militants in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, a military official said on Friday. Maj. Sherin Aqa Faqiri, 201 Selab Military Corps spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents say several roads have been closed in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province for security reasons, creating inconvenience for local residents and commuters. Passengers on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A woman and five Taliban fighters were killed during clashes with security forces in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday. The clashes in Lalpura district erupted after the insurgents attacked security posts in Antan Sar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Environmental Protection Department has said the presence of factories inside the city polluted the air and water of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. According to the Commerce and Industry Department... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Women and girls in eastern Nangarhar province have complained against the non availability of parks and entertainment places and said they were unable to go out during Eid holidays and enjoy. Meanwhile, the women affairs... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide bomber was shot dead before detonating the explosive jacket in the Ghanikhelo district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said. Governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor has ordered police to prevent deforestation in eastern Nuristan province and arrest those involved. Governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok Afghan News he issued the directives to all security forces in a recent... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In Afghanistan where its own citizens go through a lengthy and complex process to get a National Identity Card (NIC) also known as Tazkera, some foreigners can easily obtain this document and become the Afghan citizen. Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least five people have been killed and five others arrested during an overnight operation by Afghan Special Forces in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Local authorities said Taliban militants were... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of eastern Nangarhar province complain of increasing movements of unauthorised gunmen, alleging the government has failed to control the situation. The illegal gunmen are said to be loyal to local strongmen, former... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga delegation on Sunday asked the government to provide long-term support and equipment to the anti-Daesh militia in eastern Nangarhar province. The delegation, led by lawmaker Haji Zahir Qadir, addressed a joint... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Measures on central and regional levels would be taken to purge eastern Nangarhar province of Islamic State militant group, a parliamentary delegation said on Saturday. The Wolesi Jirga delegation, headed by lawmaker Haji... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces have launched an operation against Daesh -- or Islamic State (IS) -- militants in Pachiragam and Chaparhar districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. Chaparhar district had... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Around 2,000 children who work as laborers in the Torkham township of eastern Nangarhar province are deprived of education, sports opportunities and face the risk of being sexually harassed and used in illegal activities.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Islamic State or Daesh militant group has captured the Tora Bora strategic area in Pachirawgam district of eastern Nangarhar province after fierce clashes with Talban rivals, sources claimed on Wednesday. On the other hand,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The construction of a 650 meters irrigation canal has been launched in Paron, the capital of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Wednesday. Governor Hafiz Abdul Qayyum told Pajhwok Afghan News the canal would be... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Islamic Relief charity organization has promised providing food aid to 1,336 destitute families in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Nangarhar work and social affairs director Abdul Hakim Sherzad,... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Amy (ANA) soldier shot dead three US troops after an operation in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border on Saturday, officials said. The Nangarhar governor’s spokesman as saying the insider... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A US drone has crashed due to a technical error in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. The drone went down and crashed in the 11th Weyala area last night, the governor’s spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Food items, provided by a Turkish aid giving organization, have been distributed to about 3,000 poor families in Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. The poor families, working in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 22 Daesh and three Taliban militants have been killed in clashes and air raids in Pachirawgam and Kot districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Clashes have been ongoing between Taliban and Daesh gunmen for control of the Tora Bora cave complex in Pachirawgam district of eastern Nangarhar province, the governor said on Wednesday, quoting local residents. Nangarhar... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia has provided four ambulances worth 10 million afghanis in assistance to the eastern Nangarhar’s public health department, an official said on Wednesday. The ambulances have standard equipment, with each costing more... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 29 Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) militants including foreign fighters have been killed during airstrikes in Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Tuesday. Governor’s spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More than a dozen people have been arrested by police in separate operations during the past 24 hours in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. The operations were conducted in Jalalabad, the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A fire in the Noorgram district of eastern Nuristan province has gutted a three kilometers forest of pine nuts, officials said on Thursday. Noorgram district chief Naimatullah Muslim told Pajhwok Afghan News the blaze erupted... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of truck drivers alleged that border police personnel in the Torkham town of eastern Nangarhar province are extorting money from them. They say trucks loaded with goods, forced to park for days in the township, were... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A commander was among four Daesh or Islamic State (IS) militants killed in a US airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four Pakistani militants were arrested on Sunday before they could join Daesh militant group in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Efforts have been put in place aimed at surge in the revenue of eastern Nangarhar province and huge increase in the first five months had been notices, an official said on Saturday. Elham Mazhar, the Nangarhar custom... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Forty cases of violence against women have been registered in the past two months alone in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. This was stated by provincial women’s affairs director Anisa Omrani at a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Tribal elders from eastern provinces on Sunday held a gathering in the capital of Nangarhar province, vowing efforts at uniting tribes and ending the conflict. The elders from eastern Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five sleeping security personnel have been killed by their fellow policeman in the Ghani Khelo district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. District Chief Abdul Wahab told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some teachers in eastern Nangarhar province have accused the Taliban of interfering in their work, saying they have been warned not to prepare results without being supervised by the insurgents. The Taliban have allegedly... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ten people, including four attackers, were killed and 17 others wounded in militants attack on the National Radio Television building in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday morning, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani,... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday accused the provincial governor of corruption and demanded his removal till Thursday or they would launch massive protests. About 25 civil society activists and... 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): Fifteen militants have been killed and as many wounded during a clearing operation codenamed “Pamir-5” in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Tuesday. Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public representatives and civil society activists in eastern provinces on Sunday asked the president to cancel a written exam taken last month for e-Tazkira program because the test was ‘unfair’. Speakers at a a protest... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Teachers in the Kama district of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday demanded the immediate release of their colleagues and distribution of land plots to them. A number of schoolteachers were arrested late on Thursday when... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An Islamic State commander has joined the peace process in eastern Nangarhar province due to efforts of National Directorate of Security officials. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public health officials, helped by security personnel, have rounded up 120 drug addicts in Jalalabad, the capital if eastern Nangarhar province, and admitted them to hospital for treatment. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A district primary court in eastern Nangarhar province has sentenced six men from seven to 18 years in prison for kidnapping, raping and committing crimes against women. A statement from the Nangarhar appellate court said the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Tribal elders, including those coming from across the border in Pakistan, on Tuesday held a gathering in eastern Nangarhar province and voiced their opposition to all types of military installations along the Durand Line. The... read more
ASADABAD/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Daesh militant group’s recruitment in-charge for eastern Kunar province has been detained. In neighboring Nangarhar province, a bomb blast injured three civilians, officials said Tuesday. Kunar police chief Maj. Gen... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Thirty-one Daesh rebels also known as Islamic State (IS) have been killed in Afghan and foreign forces airstrikes and ground offensive in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Governor Spokesman Attaullah... read more
PAROON (Pajhwok): Over the past three days, insurgents have been attacking security posts in Want Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province, panicking local residents. Members of the provincial council said the rebels had besieged the district... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of tribal elders held a huge gathering in the border town of Torkham in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, calling on Pakistan to avoid fueling rift between tribes on both sides of the Durand Line. Tribal elders... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A NATO drone strike killed eight Islamic State or Daesh fighters in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. The strike was carried out in Soor Kamar area of Mamand Dara and the dead... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police on Wednesday claimed arresting 58 suspected criminals during the past two weeks in eastern Nangarhar province besides killing dozens of insurgents. The suspects faced charges from kidnapping, to drug smuggling and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Traffic signals at some intersections in the eastern city of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, have long been out of order. The lights sometimes become functional but go faulty soon, residents complain. Residents... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan Border Police (ABP) commander Col. Mohammad Ayub Hussainkhel on Tuesday said they had repulsed several militant attacks in the past six months and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. While launching ‘ABP action... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A woman from the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, who lost six sons in the fight against Daesh, thanked Pajhwok Afghan News on Tuesday for filing a detailed report on her plight. After Pajhwok released her... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A car suicide bomber targeted American forces in the Bati Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, but caused no casualties, an official said. The attacker used a Suzuki model car in the attack that occurred in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Refugees families, who returned from neighbouring countries in recent years, say the government has issued them ownership documents of land plots, but they are yet to possess the plots and other promised facilities. A large... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar on Sunday said the Taliban were an American product and they paved the way for the US invasion of Afghanistan. The HIA chief, who recently emerged after decades in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): High Peace Council (HPC) secretary Mohammad Akram Khpalwak on Saturday asked armed insurgent groups to join the national reconciliation process unconditionally. Khpalwak was addressing a gathering welcoming home after 20... read more
JALALABAD/TALOQAN (Pajhwok): At least 20 Daesh or Islamic State rebels have been killed in an air and ground operation in eastern Nangarhar province while a notorious Taliban commander was killed in northeastern Takhar province, officials said on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police guarding the Pakistani consulate in the eastern city of Jalalabad take money from visa applicants, it is alleged. A number of people waiting outside the consulate said their work in the consulate remained pending for... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fifteen civilians were injured on Thursday when a bomb rigged to a cycle went off in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province. The blast took place at the district centre’s Hafiz Kodi square, injuring 15 civilians,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Cricket board officials on Wednesday inaugurated construction work on an international cricket playground in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chairman, Meshrano Jirga... read more
ACHIN DISTRICT (Pajhwok): Security forces and Daesh or Islamic State fighters have been locked in a battle since ‘the mother all bombs’ (Moab) strike 11 days ago in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province. The security forces have not... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Journalists on Saturday complained they were not allowed to visit the area where GBU-43/B -- or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) -- bomb was dropped by the United States in eastern Nangarhar province. Local officials say... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 30 new factories have been established at Sheikh Misri Industrial Zone of eastern Nangarhar province during the past six months, increasing industrial activity by 70 percent. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local education officials say thousands of students have been receiving computer training at 30 schools in eastern Nangarhar province, thanks to some donor organizations. Besides in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least five Daesh (Islamic State) rebels were killed in a US drone strike in the Nazyan district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public health officials on Wednesday reported an outbreak of the chickenpox virus, saying the number of patients in four districts of eastern Nangarhar province has been on the increase. The officials also said they had... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Daesh or Islamic State (IS) on Monday claimed it had lost no fighter to the GBU-43/B strike by the US military on their cave network in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province. Local officials say more than 90 Islamic... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The ongoing problems in Afghanistan are the result of the dispute between Afghanistan and Pakistan over the border between the two countries known as Durand Line, a senior researcher said on Monday. Dr. Abdullah Hiwad, head... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan Special Forces have arrived in the area which was struck by the US largest non-nuclear bomb also known as Mother of All Bombs and launched their search, an official said on Sunday. Maj. Gen. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Daesh suicide bombers who wanted to attack the headquarters of Achin district in eastern Nangarhar province have been killed in a US drone strike, an official said on Sunday. Police Spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Factory owners in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday said they might go bankrupt if duty on imports was not increased. They criticized the government for not supporting local factories and resolving their problems... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 951 individuals have been detained over various crimes last year in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. Nangarhar provincial police spokesman, Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Forty-nine Daesh rebels have been killed during clearing operation codenamed Hamza in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. Police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence on Friday said 28 militants have been killed, including 15 Daesh gunmen, during operations in various provinces over the past 24 hours. A MoD statement issued to Pajhwok Afghan News said another seven... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Poppy crop on 300 hectares of land has been destroyed in four districts of eastern Nangarhar province as part of an ongoing poppy-eradication campaign. The illicit crop is cultivated on about 14,000 hectares of land in 14... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Civil society activists on Wednesday held a gathering in eastern Nangarhar province, asking the government to consider their views regarding good governance. The gathering titled ‘civil society’s role in good governance’ was... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) commanders are still fighting alongside Taliban against the government in eastern Laghman province, the governor alleged on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six projects worth more than one billion Afghanis have been initiated and another reconstruction scheme executed in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Niaz Bibi, a woman who has lost her six sons to Daesh atrocities in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, is in need of government assistance for the education of her 45 grandchildren. Her two sons, members of a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The counternarcotics department head for eastern Nangahar province says the ongoing anti-poppy campaign in the province has been struggling with security challenges. The department has launched the campaign to eradicate poppy... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have torched a polio vaccination campaign centre in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 22 Daesh militants, including two commanders, have been killed in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. The Nangarhar governor’s spokesperson, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A woman from the Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province has provided a source of income for 25 families with training on handicrafts. Nazia Latifi, 20, told Pajhwok Afghan News she would extend the business to other... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces once have again fired 75 rockets into the Lalppra district of eastern Nangarhar province, local officials alleged on Thursday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Afghan army’s special commando forces killed 40 Daesh or Islamic State militants during operations in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the military said on Friday. A statement issued from the Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police have arrested a gang of robbers who were also accused of several murders in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. Besides the gang, police have detained another 23 individuals in connection with... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber detonated explosives wrapped around his body in front of a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, killing at least one person. The blast took place soon after people started coming out of the mosque... read more
JALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of refugees who have returned from Pakistan and currently living in Gambiri desert of eastern Laghman province complain about ‘improper behavior’ of the Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel. However, local officials... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of returning families have received aid in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, an official said on Thursday. Around 2,000 families were given cash and food items by the Nangarhar Department of Refugees and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A food production and processing factory officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday said their sales had drastically increased after Pakistan closed the Torkham border crossing. The Gift to Zest Factory was founded in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three US soldiers suffered injuries in a bomb blast claimed by Daesh also known as Islamic State (IS) in eastern Nangarhar province, a statement said on Tuesday. A statement from the US forces in Afghanistan said the US... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Peace would continue to elude Afghanistan until the Afghan nation mediates between the warring parties, a former Taliban official said on Monday. Syed Akbar Agha, also the head of Afghanistan Salvation Council, said this... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three children were killed when a mortar round they were playing with went off in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, officials said. The blast took place in Memli area of the Khogyani district, Attaullah Khogyani, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two women and as many children, who were released from Daesh captivity in a prisoner  swap in eastern Nangarhar province, say the group might kidnap them again, seeking refuge in a safe place. Daesh militants kidnapped... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Daesh militants have beheaded three civilians in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the men beheaded late on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of women on Thursday attended a gathering to mark the International Women’s Day in eastern Nangarhar province, highlighting problems the gender faces in the male-dominated society. Speaking on the occasion, Nangarhar... read more
ASADABAD/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 29 prisoners have been released from central jails in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces in compliance with a presidential decree, officials said on Wednesday. Media office at the Nangarhar governor house... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of people could not proceed to their destinations after being allowed to cross over to Afghanistan through the Torkham border crossing from Pakistan on Tuesday due to the shortage of taxi cars. Ismail, one of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two heroin manufacturing factories have been destroyed in security forces overnight operation in the Khogyano district of eastern Nangarhar province, local officials and the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Monday. Governor... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 37 Daesh fighters including three suicide bombers were killed on Monday during security forces’ operations in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said. The Nangarhar governor’s spokesperson, Attaullah Khogyani,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces have handed over 262 more Afghan nationals, including patients, to authorities at the Torkham border crossing, an official said on Monday. Ghulam Haidar Faqirzai, head of the provincial repatriation and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The education department in eastern Nangarhar province has started recruiting more female teachers as the number of girl students in schools is on the raise. The department says hundreds of new lady teachers have been... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): About 15 Daesh militants and one policeman have been killed in separate security incidents in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) members have beheaded two teenagers in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Achin district chief, Esa Khan Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the IS... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twelve teachers and two other staffers of a madrassa, who were kidnapped in the Haska Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province by Daesh, have been released, an official said on Saturday. Islamic State fighters had snatched... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A commander of Taliban’s Khurasan fiction was among six fighters killed during an airstrike in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. Provincial police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight people including two children were injured on Tuesday when a bomb-rigged rickshaw went off in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. The Nangarhar governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two tribal elders were killed by unidentified gunmen in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Tuesday, an official said. Yar Mohammad and Haji Seddiq from Chaparhar district were gunned down in Majboorabad... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The sole woman prosecutor in eastern Nangarhar province says female judges are unwilling to work in the judicial sphere because of the insecurity and low salaries. Nangarhar is the only province in the east that has a female... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nangarhar’s Appellate Court announced sentencing three thieves to 15 years in jail as a result of an open trial. Judge Abdul Wali Qazizada handed down the verdict after hearing arguments from both sides. Each of the three... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The arrival of refugees from Pakistan to eastern Nangarhar province has increased fears for an outbreak of polio disease, the provincial public health director said on Sunday. Dr. Najeebullah Kamawal said this while... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fire erupted into flames at oil reservoir in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, causing heavy financial losses to people, an official said on Saturday.   The fire broke out today (Saturday)... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The 42 civilians kidnapped by Daesh have been released by mediation and efforts of tribal elders, officials said on Saturday. The Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the 42 civilians... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The only primary school students of Sikh community in eastern Nangarhar had to continue their education in few small rooms of their worship place called Daramsal and complained no proper infrastructure for the school was... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six notorious commanders were among 47 other Daesh militants killed during the ongoing Shaheen-25 military operation in Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, a statement from the Afghan Army said Saturday. The... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One person was killed and nearly a dozen others were wounded during a clash between two families over a land dispute in the Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday. The armed clash between the two sides erupted... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A senior commander was among 14 Islamic State fighters killed by security forces during the past 40 hours in Haska Mena and Kot districts of eastern Nangarhar province, the Afghan military said on Friday. Another five Daesh... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday alleged the Daesh militant group had not been vanquished in the province because fresh fighters were sent there from Pakistan. Mohammad Gulab Mangal, after a gathering in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 18 Pakistani Daesh militants have been killed during ongoing operations in different districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. The Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 30 Daesh -- Islamic State (IS) – fighters, including a commander, have been killed and five others wounded in an operation in Achin and Haska Mina districts of eastern Nangarhar province. Local security officials... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fresh troops and heavy weapons had been deployed to the border areas of eastern provinces, officials said on Tuesday. On the other hand, Nangarhar governor, who observed the Lalpoora district and Torkham Township from close... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The appellate court of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday fined the head of a Construction Company and sentenced three other individuals to six months of jail over corruption in building the Spin Jumat Mosque in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 15 Daesh militants, including a notorious commander, have been killed in eastern Nangarhar province during the ongoing “Operation Shaheen 25”, the military said on Monday. In a statement to Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ten people have been arrested by the Special Security Forces for their alleged links with Taliban militants in Khugyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. The Nangarhar governor’s spokesperson... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday said efforts were on to reopen the Torkham crossing which was closed by the Pakistani authorities few days back. Pakistan closed the Torkham crossing few days back after... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Thousands of people on Sunday staged a protest rally in eastern Nangarhar province against recent rocket shelling from across the border in Pakistan. As many as 4,000 residents of the Lalpura district took part in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A bomb planted by Daesh militants has inflicted injuries on 11 schoolchildren in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, the army said on Sunday. A statement from the 201st Selab Military Corps in the eastern... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least five Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) foreign fighters were killed during airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fifty militants have been killed during security forces operation in the Haska Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday. Governor’s spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News, Daesh... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More than 35,000 rickshaws have been illegally plying roads in the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial police chief said on Thursday. Brig. Gen. Syed Gul Aqa said most drivers of the three-... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two people have been killed and three others injured in a roof-collapse incident in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Thursday. Governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces backed by US air support on Sunday launched a military operation codenamed ‘Shaheen-25’ against Daesh or Islamic State militant group in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said. On the day one of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some provincial council members say the Taliban are keeping a watch on government-run schools in remote areas in eastern Nangarhar province. Education officials also confirm Taliban’s supervision of government schools, saying... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An angry mob snatched a couple from a government department and killed them over elopement in the Wama district of eastern Nuristan province on Saturday, an official said. Nuristan women’s affairs director Zahida Faizan told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 13 militants, including Daesh and Taliban, have been killed and two others wounded in US drone strikes and clash in different districts of eastern Nangarhar province, and official said on Thursday. Nine Daesh... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Schoolteachers have been on strike in the Kama district of eastern Nangarhar province over the past 20 days, affecting 40,000 students. The teachers have been protesting against non-distribution of land plots which had been... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Daseh militants were killed and three others wounded in a NATO airstrike in Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. The governor’s spokesperson, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Telephonic contacts between boys and girls help them arrange elopement and such incidents are on the rise in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Anisa Imrani, the women’s affairs director, during an... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 73 people have been killed and 27 others wounded by avalanches and freezing weather in eastern Nuristan province, the governor said on Tuesday. Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok Afghan News a relief team had reached... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): There are no equipment to diagnose and treat cancer patients in eastern Nangarhar province, public health officials said on Monday. If someone is suspicious of having caught cancer, he/she is sent to a foreign country for... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel in Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province complain they have not been receiving payment for ration nor their transport problem has been resolved since the force was deployed there. The... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Armey (ANA) soldiers were wounded as result of the roadside bombing in the Behsud district of the eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said. Attuallah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Sixty people have been killed and hundreds other missing due to heavy snowfall and avalanche in eastern Nuristan province, the governor said on Monday. Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok Afghan News an avalanche buried in entire... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of people were killed and many injured after an avalanche buried in entire village in eastern Nuristan province on Sunday, the governor said. Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok Afghan News so far 46 bodies and a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of the Kot district in eastern Nangarhar province, whose houses were torched by Daesh rebels, complain the government has provided them no assistance far. They visited provincial council members and other government... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At a well-attended gathering, Jalalabad Mayor Hamidullah Afghan briefed residents of the eastern city on last year’s achievements and plans for 2017. Municipal district chiefs, influential figures, civil society... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One policeman and 33 Daesh rebels have been killed in an overnight clash and US drone strikes in the Kot, Haska Mena and Achine districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Friday. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Syed... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A border police finance manager on Thursday succumbed to injuries he sustained in a bomb blast a day earlier in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. Col. Madar Khan, the finance manager for 1st border... read more
JALALABAD/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Four Taliban and three Daesh fighters have been killed during clashes between the rival militant groups in eastern Nangarhar and northern Jawzjan provinces, officials said Wednesday. Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashi,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Former Mining Department head Shukrullah Tolo has claimed was unseated from his job and introduced to the attorney general office on the bases of personal and political issues. During an exclusive interview Shukrullah accused... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The residents of Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province have taken up arms against the so-called Islamic State or Daesh group, the governor’s house said in a statement on Tuesday. The uprising in Baro area began on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A court in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday announced sentencing four human traffickers to 12 years in jail. Judges Fazal Haq and Qaisur Rahman handed down the jail sentences to the traffickers at the end of a hearing... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Daesh or Islamic State militants have set free five civilians the group had kidnapped among several others few months ago in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Attuallah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar on Sunday lashed out at the power utility for supplying Nangarhar’s electricity to Kabul. A statement from the Nangarhar governor’s house said Muslimyar met Da Afghanistan Breshna... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 local and foreign insurgents have been killed and two other wounded separately in an airstrike and a clash in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. The Nangarhar police spokesman, Hazrat... read more
  JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Doctors in eastern Nangarhar province after successful surgery removed an extra muscular part attached with the head of a baby girl, an official said on Friday. Public Health Director Dr. Najibullah Kamawal told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Nangarhar counter-narcotics department on Wednesday said the number of drug addicts has increased in the eastern province due to easy access to drugs, unemployment and improper treatment of the addicted people. Idrees... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said the Islamic State or Daesh has become an international threat but the Afghan forces have frustrated the group’s designs in Afghanistan. Abdullah, who attended the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public representatives and tribal elders in eastern Nuristan province have expressed concern over a deteriorating security situation in the province that they feared could fall to the rebels if the number of security personnel... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six people have been killed and four others wounded when the roof of a room collapsed in the Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Attuallah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight Daesh or Islamic State (IS) and one civilian have been killed and one policeman wounded in a clash and airstrike in the Kot and Achin districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said. Two IS rebels were killed in... read more
JALALABAD/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Violence and threats against journalists have increased in some provinces, the Afghanistan Journalist Safety Committee (AJSC) said on Thursday. AJSC officials on Thursday addressed separate press conferences in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police on Thursday said 251 militants were killed, 87 others wounded and 184 more detained during 81 operations in the past three months in eastern Nangarhar province. Speaking at a press conference here, Nangarhar police... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four foreign Daesh militants were killed in foreign forces airstrike in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, an official said. The airstrike targeted militants in Bandar Khwar locality early in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly 400 acres of land, which was illegally grabbed in different parts of Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, has been recovered during a campaign, the district chief said on Wednesday. Mohammad Seddiq Dawlatzai... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Half a dozen Daesh or Islamic State (IS) fighters were killed and four others wounded during an overnight operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Wednesday. Provincial police spokesman, Lt. Col. Hazrat... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of American forces has crashed in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, with the Taliban claiming to have shot down the drone. A security official, who wished to go... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials say 2.8 million seedlings will be planted as part of the spring tree plantation drive in eastern Nangarhar province. Agriculture director Rafiullah Rahimzai told Pajhwok Afghan News on Monday that his department... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Daesh rebels again set a light to 20 homes of local people in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Haji Syed Rahman, the district’s administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan News Daesh... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): All those killed, wounded and arrested during an Afghan special forces’ operation in Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province were civilians, a source said on Sunday. The raid was carried out by the Afghan Special... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Islamic State or Daesh rebels kidnapped 13 teachers of a seminary in Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said. Attuallah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the 13... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Insecurity is a huge threat to the nascent commerce sector in eastern Nangarhar province, says an official, who wants a separate force to ensure the security of industrial parks. Sher Alam Amlawal, head of the commerce and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Scores of civilian homes have been set alight by Daesh insurgents in the Kot district of the eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Haji Said Rahman, the district’s administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nangarhar attorney’s office on Thursday said it had completed investigations into the matter of two sisters marrying a single man and the case has been sent to the intelligence department. On November 29, one of the two... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The chief prosecutor on Wednesday said political prisoners at the central jail in eastern Nangarhar province had complained about unjustified delays in legal proceedings of their cases. Prosecutor Mohammad Wali Hashimi told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A policeman has been killed and nine students wounded in two separate blasts in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. The blasts took place Tuesday afternoon in the Syed Ahmadkhelo... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan and seven Pakistani Taliban have been arrested in security forces’ operation in the Ghanikhel district of the eastern Nangarhar, an official said on Tuesday. Abdul Wahab, the down’s administrative chief, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Refugees and Repatriations Department has provided cash and food assistance to nearly 770 refugee families that recently returned to eastern Nangarhar province. A statement from the Labour and Social Affairs Department... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in eastern Nangarhar province say a drive has been launched to retake all grabbed lands and no one will be allowed to create hurdle to the campaign. Attaullah Khogyani, the gubernatorial spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nangarhar-based residents of eastern Kunur province and some civil society activists on Saturday protested against deforestation, demanding an end to the felling of trees. Nangarhar Governor Gulab Mangal also participated in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six members of a family were injured in a gas cylinder explosion in Bati Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said. The incident took place in Janatyan area of the district early this afternoon... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Local officials on Thursday said a doctor who was kidnapped in eastern Nangarhar province has been released and reunited with his family. Governor’s spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a doctor, Najibullah... read more
JALALABAD/CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A civilian was killed and seven others injured in two separate explosions in eastern Nangarhar and central Parwan provinces on Thursday, officials said. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Wednesday claimed Taliban’s40-day siege of the Do Aab district of eastern Nuristan province has been broken. Security forces retreated from the district centreafter it was ringed by the insurgents six weeks... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Women in eastern Nuristan province, toiling their way to survival, remain deprived of education, healthcare and other elemental facilities, an official said on Tuesday. Women Affairs Director Dr. Zahida Faizan, in an... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Forty-five new teachers have been appointed to different schools in the Dur Baba district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. In line with special orders from Governor Gulab Mangal, the teachers had... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 12 Islamic State (IS) or Daesh rebels have been killed in a clearing operation and US drone strikes in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Monday. A statement... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An eight-hectare farm in eastern Nangarhar province is all poised to start producing dates next year, an official said on Monday. The farm having 4,000 date saplings, provided Saudi Arabia, was set up eight years back. It was... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two imposters, who robbed passengers in border police uniform, have been arrested in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Attuallah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told a press conference that the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) has launched awareness campaign in eastern Nangarhar province about the next parliamentary and district council elections. The group has been working in cooperation... read more
JALALABAD/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two security men and four rebels have been killed in separate incidents of violence in eastern Nangarhar and central Logar province, officials said on Saturday. Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Batikot district chief in eastern Nangarhar province says the illicit poppy crop has been cultivated on government-owned land this year.  Ghalib Mujahid told Pajhwok Afghan News in an exclusive interview poppies had... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three Taliban militants have been killed and seven others wounded in a US drone strike in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. Nangarhar police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More than a dozen civilians were wounded on Thursday morning when a Taliban-fired mortar shell hit a residence in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province. The casualties, including women and children, happened in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 171 people involved in illicit drug trade have been arrested and introduced to the attorney’s office for investigation in eastern Nangarhar province this solar year. During the same period, 21 tonnes of different... read more
JALALABAD/MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Ten militants have been killed and nine others wounded in US drone strikes and security forces operations in eastern Laghman and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Wednesday. Nangarhar Police Spokesman Hazrat... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A minor boy from eastern Nangarhar province, deprived of his right to education, has to work hard nine hours a day in a brick kiln to repay family debts. Wahid, 13, has to wake up at 6:00am. Instead of going to school, walks... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Suspected Taliban militants torched a a mobile phone tower in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four people, all men, were killed when the car they were travelling in crashed into a tailor in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Sixteen suspected militants have been arrested in Rodat and Batikot districts, while thousands of unregistered Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards have been seized in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. Police... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A rock-mine worker in the Kama district of eastern Nangarhar province grumbles he has to work hard in a highly perilous environment for a small amount of wages. No safety measures have been put in place, with the government... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen have shot dead a doctor in the Bihsud district of the eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Attuallah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Dr. Emal was severing in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nine Taliban and Daesh insurgents have been killed in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Seven foreign members of Daesh were killed in overnight attacks in Haska Mena district, said police spokesman Hazrat... read more
JALALABAD/MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Three Taliban and two civilians have been killed and four others militants wounded in US drone strikes and explosions in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, officials said on Sunday. Nangarhar Police Spokesman... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A former Taliban official on Saturday said Taliban delegates’ visits to Iran and Russia seemed rumors but it was the movement’s ‘legitimate right’ to have diplomatic relations. Russia’s special envoy in Afghanistan, Zamir... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Deputy Interior Minister Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahman has said Afghanistan has been facing an ‘undeclared war’ but the Afghan security forces have the ability to combat it. Rahman said this during a change of command ceremony... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Collective efforts by security forces and residents of locality helped improved security situation in Dor Baba district eastern Nangarhar province, but health, education and other issues still existed which needed to be resolved... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A textile fabrics manufacturing company “Afghan Tailoring” on Thursday started functioning in eastern Nangarhar province. Mohammad Hassan Mohsin, the company head, told the opening company said he started the business with an... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police on Wednesday arrested a man who allegedly killed his seven-months-old son with a knife after divorcing his wife in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province. Attuallah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga member from eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday said the forced marriage case of two sisters in Khewa district should be resolved through tribal mediation, not by the government. On November 29, one of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight Daesh militants have been killed in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province while three Taliban arrested in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, officials said on Tuesday. Eight Daesh also known as Islamic... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The administrative chief for the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province survived a roadside bombing that left eight people wounded on Monday. Ghalib Mujahid, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News they came... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Deputy refugee and repatriation minister Ahad Wali Hakimi on Sunday identified the lack of shelter as main problem being faced by recently returned families. Addressing a gathering marking the Word Refugee Day in Jalalabad,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Sunday said a Ministry of Interior (MoI) delegation has arrived in eastern Nangarhar province to investigate a forced marriage case in the Shewa district. The girl nicknamed Saima had told reporters at the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least five Taliban insurgents were killed and another six wounded during a clash in eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Sunday. Police spokesmanHazrat Hussain Mashriqiwaltold Pajhwok Afghan Newsthe rebels staged a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eighty percent of refugee families who recently returned from Pakistan have been settled in eastern Nangarhar province, officials say, fearing humanitarian crisis after the influx. Residents, officials and provincial council... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A tribal elder and prayer leader, who conducted marriage between two sisters and a man, has been arrested in Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Sixteen Daesh militants have been killed in a US drone strike in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Police Spokesman Lt.Col Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Intelligence agents have arrested two would-be suicide bombers before they could reach their targets in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday.   Attuallah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Daesh (Islamic State) rebels have been killed in foreign forces’ airstrikes in Haska Mina and Achin districts of eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Thursday. Police spokesman Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two drug traffickers have been detained and 510 kilograms of hashish seized during separate operations in eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told a press... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local public health officials on Monday said no positive polio case has been recorded in eastern Nangarhar province during the past 14 months. Nangarhar public health director, Dr. Najibullah Kamawal, said this while... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least seven Daesh or Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed during foreign troops’ air raid in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Drone targeted a Daesh hideout in Langari Kando area of Haska... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A dreaded Daesh (Islamic State) commander has been killed during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. Police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News counter-... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An overnight campaign for washing roads and streets in the capital of eastern Nangarhar provinces has been launched, the governor’s office said on Wednesday. The cleanliness drive was being conducted by Khogyani Academic and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eleven militants, including a would-be bomber tasked with targeting the Indian diplomatic mission in eastern Nangarhar province, have been detained, an official said on Tuesday. National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens kilograms of drugs, weapons and ammunition have been recovered separately in eastern Nangarhar province, the gubernatorial spokesman said on Tuesday. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News that police... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said 17 tons of expired and low quality food items were torched in eastern Nangarhar province. According to Jalalabad municipality, the expired and lower quality foods and drinks had been collected... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The military has confiscated 99 bags of ammonium nitride and arrested four persons in the connection with the seizure in eastern Nangarhar province.  Afghan National Army’s 201st Selab Military Corps spokesman, Maj.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nangarhar Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal along with other officials has laid the foundation stone of a 50-bed hospital in the Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province. The residents of Haska Mena and Chaprhar districts... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Thursday said four civilians were killed by unidentified armed motorcyclists in eastern Nangarhar province. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Government forces retook upper Pachiragam district in eastern Nangarhar province from Islamic State militants following a 40-day stand-off, the district chief said on Wednesday. Hajji Mir Baz Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Poverty, unemployment and lack of public awareness are major causes of increased HIV/AIDS cases in Afghanistan, the All Afghanistan Federation of Trade Union (AAFTU) chief said on Wednesday. Dr. Mohammad Liaqat Adil... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four men have been arrested separately in connection with 527 kilograms of drugs in eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Tuesday. Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told a press conference here the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Nangarhar University students including girls on Monday donated thousands of cubic centimetres of blood for war victims. The students numbering around 400 gathered at the engineering department faculty of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Da Afghanistan Brishna Shirkat (DABS) officials on Monday started disconnecting power supply connections of defaulters in eastern Nangarhar province. DABS director for Nangarhar Waheedullah Popalzai, who oversaw the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three officers of the education department were sentenced to six months in jail by an anti-corruption court in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces killed two Taliban militants and wounded seven Islamic State or Daesh fighters during separate operations in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Police spokesman Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five Daesh rebels, including two Pakistanis, have been killed during clearing operation in the Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): For the first time ever, provinces in the eastern zone have set up a coordination centre in an attempt to curb violence against women, officials say. At a news conference here on Wednesday, women affairs directors from... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban militants continued their attacks on the Doab district of eastern Nuristan province for a fifth day on Wednesday, the governor said. Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok more than 450 militants from several districts of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As truckers grumble about rising corruption in some departments at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province, the attorney says investigations have been launched and results will be publicised. Provincial Council (PC... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A list of individuals involved in grabbing thousands of acres of municipality land in eastern Nangarhar province has been sent to the attorneys, the mayor said on Saturday. Hamidullah Afghan told Pajhwok Afghan News during an... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police have seized an explosives-laden car and a drug smuggler in two separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar province. The bomb-rigged vehicle was confiscated in Momand Dara district and four suspects, including three... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Daesh militants have been killed and two more wounded during an ongoing joint operation by Afghan security forces in the Pacheragam district of eastern Nangarhar province. Nangarhar police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A NATO commander in Afghanistan has expressed the alliance’s willingness to cooperate with the reconciliation process under a proper plan involving tribal elders and influential figures, an official said on Thursday.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A commander was among at least three Taliban militants killed in an airstrike in Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. The airstrike was carried out by the Afghan Air Force special... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One child was killed while two others were wounded in landmine explosion in the Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has started distributing improved quality wheat seeds and chemical fertilizer to 8,000 farmers in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Monday. Governor’s spokesman, Attaullah... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan will open new facilities for issuing visas to Afghans in other provinces in order to address the existing problems, the Pakistani consul general in eastern Nangarhar province said on Monday. Nangarhar governor Gulab... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public uprising members in eastern Nangarhar province would be recruited in the Afghan Border Police (ABP) force, local officials said on Sunday. The Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABD (Pajhwok): An 11-member Taliban group, including a notorious commander, has surrendered their weapons and joined the peace process in eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s house said on Sunday. A statement from the governor’s house... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Thirteen Daesh -- or Islamic State (IS) -- militants have been killed in a US drone strike in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, said a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The authorities on Saturday began demolishing structures built near the new Behsud Bridge in eastern Nangarhar province to pave the way for construction of a two-lane road on the bridge. The road project would cost $600,000,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six people have been arrested over selling toy guns and fireworks in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial police chief said on Saturday. Brig. Gen. Sayed Gul Agha Rohani told a press conference here that... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 20 militants have been killed in airstrikes and ground operations in eastern Nangarhar province, officials claimed on Saturday. Fourteen Islamic State (Daesh) fighters were eliminated in Mamandara and Moragi areas of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Construction of boundary wall around an Islamic International University began on Thursday in eastern Nangarhar province. The university’s establishment would cost $250 million in total and would take 15 years to complete, the... read more
JALALABD (Pajhwok): At least 11 Islamic State (Daesh) rebels and three Taliban have been killed in US drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. Police spokesman Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok... 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
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said 11 militants including a commander have joined the peace process in eastern Nangarhar province. Governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants shuned... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Afghan Special Forces killed three Islamic State or Daesh rebels and arrested as many in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussian Mashriqiwal, the provincial police spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A family of 19 members fled from Islamic State (IS) or Daesh offensives in Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province has been hungry for several days and has no access to water when they were stuck in fights. The... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A notorious Taliban commander has been killed during a clash in Lalpoor district while two foreign rebels detained in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday. Attualluah Khogyani, the governor’s... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The appellant court chief in eastern Nangarhar province says a number of officials accused of corruption have been under investigation. Mohammad Wali Hashemi told Pajhwok Afghan News in an exclusive interview that he started... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen individuals have been arrested over their alleged involvement in robberies and kidnappings in Nangarhar and Ghazni provinces, officials said on Saturday. Police rescued an 8-year-old kidnapped boy and detained two... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of Taliban militants and civilians have suffered casualties during an operation in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Khogyani district chief, Haji Zalmai, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Batikot district chief was wounded and his driver killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Laghman province on Saturday morning, an official said. Haji Ghalib, the district’s administrative head, came under attack on the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Khogyani tribal elders on Wednesday said the provincial and central governments had failed to control the ongoing fighting in Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province. Coming all the way from Shirzad, Pachiragam... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An official of the Justice Department in eastern Nangarhar province has been arrested red-handed accepting 100,000 Pakistani rupees in bribe, an anti-corruption official said on Tuesday. The anti-corruption regional... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Sixty-one people, including elders and youth, were still in Islamic State (IS) captivity in the Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official claimed on Tuesday. The district chief, in an exclusive interview... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One policeman has been wounded as a result of an explosion while five militants have been killed in security operations in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unnecessary taxi stands, handcarts on roads, increasing number of vehicles and limited traffic department staff members are reasons behind unruly traffic in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. Sayed Hamidullah Sadat,... read more
JALALABAD CITY (Pajhwok): At least 11 civilians suffered casualties in a suicide attack in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Monday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nineteen civilians have been freed from Islamic State (Daesh) captivity and 11 hardcore militants killed in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on the first part of a modern terminal in Torkham Border Township in eastern Nangarhar province has been completed and would be inaugurated soon, transport officials said on Sunday. The terminal’s... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five militants have been killed in separate incidents of violence in central Kabul and eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday. Two landmine planters were killed in their own mine explosion in the Qarabagh... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The new governor of Nangarhar on Saturday vowed to do away with ‘economic mafia’ in the eastern province with people’s cooperation. Mohammad Gulab Mangal, also a presidential advisor, said this during a meeting with elders... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight militants have been killed in an airstrike on an important Taliban commander’s residence in eastern Nangarhar province, an official claimed on Friday. However, locals alleged the overnight in the Markakhel area of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Teachers at the police training center in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday said some people were not allowing them to construct houses in a township the government had allocated to them. The trainers said local people... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six kidnappers were sentenced to 15 years in prison while seven others were acquitted by an appeals court in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. At the end of an open trial, the court acquitted one alleged... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 33 Islamic State (IS) or --- Daesh --- rebels have been killed in security forces clearing operation in Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. Police Spokesman Lt. Col.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Thirty-four female nurses from neighbouring Nuristan province on Wednesday graduated from a two-year training course in eastern Nangarhar province. Women’s civil society activists, family members of the graduating nurses,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Civil society members have underlined the need for assistance to the displaced and refugees all across Afghanistan, especially in eastern Nangarhar province. At a press conference in Jalalabad, they saidthe recently displaced... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eleven militants have been killed, three smugglers held and 131 kilograms of drugs recovered in raids in Kabul and Nangarhar provinces, an official said on Tuesday. Nangarhar police chief, Brig. Gen. Syed Agha Noorani, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight border policemen have been killed and three others wounded as result of Taliban attacks on their check-posts at the Torkham border gat in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. A security... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces have launched a joint operation against Islamic State militants in the Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province. Talking to Pajhwok Afghan News, Pachiragam district chief Mirbaz Khan said the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The mayor for Torkham Township in eastern Nangarhar province has been dismissed and referred to judicial organs over corruption and embezzlement charges, an official said on Sunday. In compliance with orders from higher... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five uprising members were killed in a NATO drone strike in Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the strike to Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  More than 50 fighters of the Islamic State, also known as Daesh, were killed in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, local officials said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News 54 Daesh... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A survey on changing the route of electricity lines extended from Naghlu hydropower dam to the capital of Nangarhar province has been completed. Nangarhar electricity department director Eng. Wahidullah Popalzai told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 11 people were injured on Thursday when a gas cylinder exploded in a passenger car in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province complain both militants and the government are collecting rent from them on farmland that belongs to the Ministry of Agriculture. Now that the crop-sowing season has... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A moneychanger was killed and a large amount of money looted by unidentified gunmen in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Thursday. Provincial police spokesman, Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 16 Taliban militants including the group’s shadow district chief have been killed during airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal, the provincial police... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A child was rescued as three individuals involved in his abduction were arrested by intelligent officials in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local health officials on Monday said insecurity and other problems might prevent polio workers from administering polio drops to thousands of children in four districts of eastern Nangarhar province. The concern was... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Blind people have demanded the establishment of a special school to resolve their issues regarding education in eastern Nangarhar province. The visually impaired people organized a gathering aimed at appealing for their... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The chief security officer at the Borders and Tribal Affairs Department of eastern Nangarhar province was killed in a bomb blast on Saturday evening, an official said. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogani, told... read more
JALALABAD CITY (Pajhwok): Six heroin-making factories have been destroyed in an airstrike by security forces in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Friday.     Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pisciculture has witnessed considerable growth in eastern Nangarhar province, with more than 150 fish farms having been set up, creating employment opportunities for thousands of people, an official said. Syed Nader... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two passengers have been killed and another 19 injured in a collision on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway, an official said on Friday. Laghman Traffic Director  Col. Abdul Samad told Pajhwok Afghan News two passenger ... read more
JALALABAD CITY (Pajhwok): The Nuristan provincial council was shut on Thursday in protest against the alleged breach of promises by the Ministry of Public Works (MoPW). Members of the provincial council said they would not reopen their office... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 27 Islamic State (IS) -- or Daesh -- militants have been killed in foreign forces’ drone strikes in Haska Mina and Achin districts of eastern Nangarhar province, the army claimed on Thursday. A statement from... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) on Tuesday inaugurated an online system for the payment of power bills in eastern Nangarhar province. DABS Director Wahidullah Popalzai, at the inauguration ceremony, hoped the new... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 18 Islamic states (IS) -- or Daesh -- militants have been killed in ground and air attacks in Haska Mina and Achin districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 20 Daesh and Taliban militants have been killed in drone strikes in Nazyan and Achin districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Taliban members have been killed and eight others, including a civilian, wounded during infighting in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Ghalib Mujahid, the town’s... read more
JALALABAD/MEHTARLAM/SHARANA (Pajhwok): Work on a number of development projects in Nangarhar, Paktia and Laghman provinces has been launched, officials said on Sunday.  Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, , told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five people, including three policemen, were wounded in an explosion in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, a statement and official said on Sunday. The explosion happened before noon at around 12:30pm near... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 34 Islamic State (IS) -- or Daesh --militants have been killed during airstrikes in Haska Mina and Nazyan districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday. The governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok... read more
Niamatullah Noorzai, the district chief, said that there were no Daesh rebels in the district and Taliban activities had also been curtailed as result of the night raids. Appointed two months ago as district chief, Noorzai said he had been in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed in a suicide explosion in the Bihsud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News, the explosion took... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly 1,891 Islamic State (IS) or Daesh rebels and Taliban militants have killed in 68 joint operations of the 201st Selab‘s military corps in different provinces, (ANA) official said on Saturday.  Brig. Gen. Mohammad... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-four Daesh militants have been killed during an ongoing operation in eastern Nangarhar province, local officials claimed on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News 15 Daesh... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  Seven villages have been purged of the Islamic State (IS) rebels in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, the Afghan National Armey (ANA) said on Thursday. A statement from the 201st ‘Selab Corps said an... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  A woman and a child were killed and three others including two children injured in a traffic accident on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said. Attuallah Khogynai,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ten children were wounded in two separate bomb explosions in the capital and Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. Attuallah Khogynai, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least four suspected people have been killed and several others detained during an Afghan Special Forces’ operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Tuesday protested against what they claimed a US drone strike that killed and wounded many civilians in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province. The early Wednesday’s morning drone strike hit a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 56 Islamic State (IS) -- or Daesh rebels -- have been killed in ground offensives and airstrikes in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official claimed on Tuesday. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, the... 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
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor for eastern Nangarhar province, Salim Khan Kunduzi, resigned on Sunday at a major gathering in the provincial capital. Addressing the gathering of hundreds of tribal elders, religious scholars, government... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The embassy of Saudi Arabia in Kabul has offered to reconstruct the Civil Hospital in eastern Kunar province and equip it with modern facilities, a cabinet minister said on Sunday. Public Health Minister said this during a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Sikh minority on Saturday staged a protest demonstration against the killing of a Sikh man by suspected militants in eastern Nangarhar province. The protestors, who gathered in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, asked the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday said yesterday’s drone strike in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province was carried out on Islamic State or Daesh centres based on intelligence information. The early Wednesday’... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-one Daesh rebel and civilians have been killed in a US drone strike in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province early Wednesday, the Governor’s House said. The drone strike took place at around 3:00am on a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Refugees and Reparation on Tuesday said $5 million has been set aside for Afghan refugees returning to the country and another 100 million afs has been suggested for approval.   Nangarhar governor’s... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Around 850 villages of eastern Nangarhar province have benefitted from National Solidarity Programme (NSP) projects, an official said on Tuesday. Rural Rehabilitation and Development Director Eng. Sifatullah Sharafmal, in an... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Operation Qahar Selab was a failure because Daesh militants reoccupied areas from security forces in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, said officials of the troubled town.    While residents say... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan traders couldn’t transfer their commercial goods in their own vehicles to parts of Afghanistan with effect from Sunday, an official said.   The eastern Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told... read more
ALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two heroin-making factories have been destroyed by security forces in eastern Nangarhar province, local officials said on Sunday. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News Afghan Special Forces... read more
ASADABAD/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six civilians and four-Pakistani Taliban have been killed in two separate incidents of violence in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces, a statement and official said on Sunday. Five civilians, four Pakistani... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fifteen Daesh or Islamic State (IS) Militants have been killed and seven others wounded in a US drone strikes in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Attaullah Khogyani, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twelve Taliban and Daesh militant have been killed during separate military operation in parts of eastern Nangarhar province, a statement from 201st Selab Military Corp said on Saturday. Security forces conducted airstrikes... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Thirty militants, including five foreigners, have been killed in separate US airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province police said on Friday. The raids were conducted in Kot, Nazyan and Hesarak districts late Thursday night,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 33 fighters of the Islamic State terrorist group, also known as Daesh, have been killed during airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least three people were killed in a traffic accident on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway on Tuesday, an official said. Wolesi Jirga member from Nangarhar province Haji Hazrat Ali was injured in a separate accidenton the same... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Nangarhar governor on Monday urged President Ashraf Ghani to name the police training academy in the eastern province after the slain police chief, Zarawar Zahid. Salim Khan Kunduzi made the demand at a prayer service for... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The security situation in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province has improved following a military operation against militants, the district chief said on Monday. Malako Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News during an... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  At least 17 Islamic State (IS) rebels have been killed in airstrikes by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in eastern Nangarhar province. A statement from ANA’s 201st Selab Corps said the raids took place Saturday night in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents and civil society activists sitting at a protest tent in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday warned they would not remove the tent until their demand was met. They first held a protest... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two members of an anti-Taliban militia were killed and a third wounded yesterday in a bomb blast in eastern Nangarhar province. The blast took place in Landi area of Nazyan district about 5pm on Thursday, the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five public health centres remain closed due to insecurity in the Shinwari zone encompassing several districts in eastern Nangarhar province, officials say. Haska Mena, Achin, Rodat, Kot, Shinwari, and Batikot districts... read more
    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of residents and civil society activists of eastern Nangarhar province asked the government to restore power supply to the province promptly, accusing the local authorities and the power utility on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The police chief for eastern Nangarhar province was killed in a landmine blast in the Hesarak district on Sunday, officials said. Brig. Gen. Zarawar Zahid was killed along with one of his police guards in the landmine... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 13 Islamic State (IS) or Daesh rebels have killed and two others wounded in Afghan forces’ airstrikes in Achin and Haska Mina districts of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Hazrat Hussian... read more