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NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Afghan Ambassador to India Dr. Shaida Abdali says New Delhi’s relations with Kabul are not a threat to other neighbours but are aimed at the reconstruction of Afghanistan. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News,... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): More than 115 high-impact projects will be executed in Afghanistan's suburban and rural communities in 31 provinces under a new partnership with India. Sibghatullah Ahmadi, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A strong 500-member Afghan Local Police (ALP) force has been approved for the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the governor said on Monday. Provincial officials and security forces paid a visit to Lagharjo area of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty Daesh rebels have been killed and two others wounded as a result of airstrikes and ground operations in Achin and Kot districts of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. The governor’s spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Civil society activists on Saturday asked the central government to pay special attention to the governance and security situation of eastern Nangarhar province. They criticized the provincial government, inappropriate... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of dead bodies of Islamic State fighters have been found in people’s homes in cleared areas of the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday. A clearing operation “Qahr Selab” (angry flood... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A canal project, irrigating nearly 1,050 hectares of land and protecting thousands of acres from flooding, was inaugurated upon completion in Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday. The project, executed by... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight Daesh or Islamic State (IS) fighters were killed during airstrikes by foreign air forces in eastern Nangarhar province, a gubernatorial spokesman said on Thursday. NATO’s drones struck Daesh hideouts in Achin... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One Hundred and twenty two Islamic State (IS) or Daesh rebels have been killed in US forces airstrikes and 20 others were arrested in Afghan forces raid in the Achain district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 22 Daesh or Islamic State (IS) rebels have been killed during operations in different parts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Sixty-three Daesh insurgents have been killed during a clearing operation in Achin and Kot districts of eastern Nangarhar province, an official claimed on Sunday. Commando forces have launched the Shaheen-18 offensive in the... read more
  JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Load shedding in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, has evoked a strong public reaction against the Brishna Shirkat (power utility). Nangarhar social media activists alleged the new leadership of... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Seven people, mostly civilians, were injured on Friday when a magnetic bomb affixed to a local police van went off in the Alishing district of eastern Laghman province, an official said. The blast took place in Najaran area... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban’s deputy district chief for the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province has been arrested, an official said on Thursday. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A teacher at the Nangarhar University has prepared a national policy on wheat production and if implemented, the policy would help Afghanistan gain self-sufficiency in the crop. The five-year plan will be soon presented to... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Thirty-five Daesh rebels and 22 Taliban militantshave been killed during Afghan and US airstrikes in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. Sherin Aqa Faqiri, spokesman for the 201 Selab... read more
JALALABAD-MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Three Taliban and Five Daesh militants have been killed and six Policemen wounded during violence and airstrikes in parts of the country, officials said on Wednesday. Two Taliban were killed and as many wounded... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Niaz Bibi, whose six sons have been killed by Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) fighters in eastern Nangarhar province, is concerned about the future of her grandchildren. On June 23, Daesh insurgents attacked several... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 23 Daesh rebels have been killed during a clearing operation codename Shaheen 18 and airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday. Lt. Col. Sherin Agha Faqeri, spokesman for 201st Silab Military... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor for eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday said President Ashraf Ghani’s directives to security forces to rout Islamic State and Taliban militants in the east had raised hopes for security. President Ghani, who... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At the head of a delegation, President Ashraf Ghani on Friday arrived in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province to evaluate the situation in the eastern zone, an official said. The president arrived in Jalalabad in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 19 Taliban and 12 Daesh or Islamic State (IS) fighters have been killed and several others wounded in artillery fire and airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. Lt. Col. Sherin Agha... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) head for the eastern zone has expressed her concern over civilian displacement by the conflict in Nangarhar province. Sabrina Hamidi, in an exclusive interview with... read more
JALABAND (Pajhwok): At least 13 Taliban, including four Pakistani, have been killed and 14 others wounded during airstrike and ground offensive in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar Province, an official said on Wednesday. Police... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The special police unit has impounded 205 unregistered motorcycles and cars during an operation in Jalalabad, the capitalof eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least nine Taliban and four Daesh militants have been killed during Afghan and foreign forces’ airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, who lost both eyes in the war, says he is unable to afford treatment for being poor. The soldier, Bashir Ahmad, first lost one of his eyes during a fighting with militants and a month... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen militants, including five Pakistani terrorists, have been killed in Achin and Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, authorities claimed on Sunday. “Five Islamic State (Daesh) fighters, including four foreigners... read more
JALALABAD(Pajhwok): Ninety prisoners were released from the central prisoner of eastern Nangarhar province and jail terms of 200 others reduced in compliance with two orders from President Mohammad Asharaf Ghani, an official said on Thursday.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Cricket has progressed well in eastern Afghanistan and new stars from the zone will make their way to the national side in future, the zonal cricket chief says. Factors including development of domestic cricket, playgrounds,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor on Wednesday said the activities of Islamic State or Daesh group had been reduced in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province as a result of an ongoing operation against the outfit. Salim Khan Kunduzi... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Drone strikes killed 30 Islamic State and Taliban militants, including two key commanders, and injured another three Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday claimed arresting eight ‘target killers’ in the provincial capital, Jalalabad. Crime branch police chief Col. Qudratullah Azizi told Pajhwok Afghan News they had chalked out a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Islamic State or Daesh militants were killed on Saturday in an Afghan forces’ airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. The airstrike targeted a vehicle carrying insurgents in Ilyas Baba area of Kot... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed and 17 others wounded in a suicide bombing in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Saturday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar has alleged that Daesh -- or Islamic State (IS) -- fighters have safe havens and funding sources in Pakistan. Atmar, who traveled to eastern Nangarharprovince on Wednesday after... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials on Tuesday said 37 Islamic State or Daesh fighters have been killed and another 44 wounded since last evening when a major operation against was launched in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province. Attaullah... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The ongoing conflict in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province has displaced as many as 500 families, the provincial Refugee and Repatriation Department said on Monday. On Thursday night, hundreds Islamic State (IS)... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The authorities concerned were informed about a possible attack by Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) militants on the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial spy-service head said on Monday.  ... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ten Islamic State (IS) -- also known as Daesh – rebels have been killed and 18 others wounded in Afghan Air force (AAF) airstrikes in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Attaullah... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 49 Daesh and Taliban militants have suffered casualties during air and ground operations in different areas of eastern Nangarhar province, officials claimed on Sunday. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen security officials and 139 Islamic State (IS) fighters have been killed in three days of clashes and airstrikes in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. Addressing a news conference here... read more
GARDEZ/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ten Daesh rebels and six Taliban were killed and three others wounded in foreign forces air strikes and clearing operation in southeast Paktia and eastern Nangarhar Provinces, an official and a statement said Saturday... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fourteen Taliban militants have been killed and 19 others wounded during clashes with Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. The clashes in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven Taliban militants were killed and three others wounded in a NATO drone strike in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajwhok... read more
JALALBAD (Pajhwok): Islamic State militants entered people’s homes and killed three and injured a dozen more civilians during an hours-long clash with security forces in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. The clash between... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least four Daesh -- or so called Islamic State (IS) -- rebels have been killed in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) officials were sentenced to 18 yearsin jail due to misuse of authority and killing of an individual in eastern Nangarhar province. A statement from the governor’s office said on Wednesday the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least two people were killed and as many wounded in a roadside bombing in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar on Wednesday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Daesh militants have been killed in Afghan Air Force (AAF) airstrikes in the Achine district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum on Sunday provided cash and food assistance to families of border policemen killed during Torkham border clashes. A week back, Pakistani forces tried to construct a gate at the border... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 27 Daesh militants have been killed during ground and air raids in eastern Nangarhar province, local officials claimed on Sunday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Following talks between the two sides, Afghanistan and Pakistan reopened the Torkham border crossing for traffic on Saturday, an official said. Some days back, Pakistan tried to construct a gate at the border to check what it... read more
  JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four Taliban have been killed in security forces raid in the Ghani Khel district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A would be suicide bomber was shot dead by security forces before reaching to the target in Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Border police in the eastern zone say they will not allow Pakistani forces to construct a new gate at the Torkham border crossing as tension continued for a fourth day on Wednesday. Afghan and Pakistani forces started... read more
JALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-one Islamic State (IS) militants, including Pakistani fighters, have been killed in US drone strikes in the Achine district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. The drones targeted insurgent... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of families have moved to safer places from Torkham border town fearing more clashes between Afghan and Pakistani security forces as situation along the border crossing remained tense following deadly border skirmishes... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan and Pakistan security forces on Monday resumed a new round of fire exchange at the contested Torkham border, an official in eastern Nangarhar province said. Mohammad Ayub Hussainkhel, 301st  zone Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials on Monday said Afghan security forces have been put on standby to respond to any possible movement by Pakistani forces after last night fierce clash between the two sides at the Torkham border crossing. The border... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan and Pakistani security forces exchanged fire late on Sunday at the Torkham border crossing over the issue of border fencing, an official said. The Afghan forces initiated the skirmish in reaction to constructing a gate... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two rebel bomb-making experts were killed on Sunday when the bomb they were placing in a vehicle went off accidently in eastern Nangahar province, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Religious scholars on Saturday strongly condemned as clear enmity against Islam Friday’s bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province. The improvised explosive device, which had been planted in the mirab, a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One Policeman and eight Taliban have been killed and two security personnel wounded during clashes and an airstrikein eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five policemenand 13 Daesh militants have been killed in an overnight clash in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three worshippers including Imam were killed and more than 40 others sustained injuries in a detonation during Jumma prayer in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.  The incident occurred at around 1:... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Government officials on Tuesday urged families in Torkham border town and Momand Dara district of eastern Nangarhar province to admit their children studying in Pakistani schools into schools on this side of the border.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty Seven Islamic State (IS) or Daesh militants and four Taliban have been killed in eastern Nangarhar and Central Logar provinces, official said on Sunday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead former Jihadi commander and a tribal elder in the Ghani Khel district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.  Attaullah Khogyani , the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some provincial council members and tribal elders in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday supported the peace talks with Gulbadin Hekmatyar-led Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) and asked elements opposed to the process not to... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two children have been killed in a roof cave-in in the Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. At least two other people, including a woman, were wounded in the overnight roof collapse in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani authorities on Wednesday did not allow Afghans not having visa and other travel documents to enter the country through Torkham border crossing, Afghan officials said. Afghan 301 border zone commander Col. Wali Shah... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):At least three people, including a commander of the Afghan Local Police (ALP), have been killed and nine others wounded in an explosion in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Pakistani women and two men allegedly linked to Daesh or Islamic State (IS) group have been separately detained in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): BBC reporter Niamatullah Karyabwas reed from two days in captivity by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Monday. Personnel of the Special Forces Unit had detained Karyab two days back in Jalalabad, the capital of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A reporter of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for eastern zone, Naimatullah Karyab, was arrested by security personnel, officials said on Sunday. Karyab was held on Saturday evening for interrogation in Jalalabad, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Islamic State (IS) or Daesh fighters, including their leaderNasim, have been killed in a US drone strike in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Police spokesman Col. Hazrat... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Female civil society activists on Saturday carried out a cleanliness campaign in Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. The activists collected garbage from streets of the city during the campaign... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least a dozen Daesh fighters have been killed during separate NATO drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province during the past 24 hours, officials said on Thursday. Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial government spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A group of three kidnappers has been busted in eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s spokesman said on Wednesday. Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News the kidnappers -- residents of Khogyani and Sherzad districts... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Tadamichi Yamamoto, deputy special representative of the United Nations in Afghanistan, on Tuesday said the world’s body would persuade donor countries to provide long-term assistance to the war-torn country. Yamamoto was... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Due to lack of funds, equipmentand insecurity in some areas, a poppy eradication campaign has been stopped in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. The illicit crop had been cultivated on 10,017 hectares of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A notorious commander of the Islamic State group, also known as Daesh, has shot dead nearly a dozen associates in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. Commander Zamin Jan, alias Abu Bakar, gunned down 11 of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-seven militants have been killed and nearly a dozen others wounded as a result of infighting and clashes with security forces in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. Security forces clashed with... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Forty-two weapons have been seized and 21 illegal armed men arrested in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. While handing over the confiscated weapons to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Group (DIAG)... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two polio vaccinators have been kidnapped in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan Newsthe abduction took place in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Polio drops would be given to children earlier missed in previous campaigns in various areas of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. The routine immunisation is carried out in all districts of Nangarhar,... read more
JALALABAD CITY (Pajhwok): A teenage girl has been burnt alive to death by her sister-in-law in eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial government spokesman said on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four heroin producing factories have been destroyed by security forces during a raid in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangrahar province, an official said on Saturday. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told... read more
JALALABAD/PESHAWAR (Pakistan): A key border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan was reopened on Friday as a result of fruitful negotiations on resolving a dispute over the construction of a fence near the Durand Line. The agreement on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The higher education minister on Thursday said they would soon start evaluating education quality at private universities to help improve administration and curriculum. Farida Momand was addressing a gathering that honoured... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban’s shadow district chief for the Pacheragam district of eastern Nangarhar province was killed in an air strike on Thursday, the governor’s house said. In a statement, the governor’s house said the airstrike was carried... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Thursday said if the Torkham border issue was not resolved through political means, the Afghans were ready to show their reaction against Pakistan. The Pakistani paramilitary... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a clinic in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday,, officials said. The governor’s media office confirmed the explosion occurred near a clinic in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A former Afghan National Army (ANA) officer, who lost his legs in a bomb explosion, is now selling potatoes and other vegetables in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. Riyatullah did his Masters at a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 people were killed and another 23 including public uprising commander wounded in a car bombing on Tuesday in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. The gubernatorial spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Torkham gate on the Durand Line have been closed for passengers on Tuesday after a dispute between Afghan and Pakistani forces, an official said. An Afghan shopkeeper in Torkham, Javed Shina, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 360 militants suffered casualties in ground operations since the start of this solar year in eastern Nangarhar province as part of the ongoing ‘Operation Shafaq,’ local security officials said on Thursday.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people with disabilities could not afford to buy wheelchairs due to their poor economic condition in the eastern zone, a charity organization said on Saturday. Baz Charity Foundation, after distributing 25... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At the head of a delegation, Border and Tribal Affairs Minister Gulab Mangal arrived in eastern Nangarhar province to assess the security situation in the province and districts along the Durand Line, an official said on Tuesday... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nine alleged kidnappers and six militants have been detained in a series of security operations in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Three militants accused of terrorist activities were detained in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday ordered local security organs to adopt stringent measures against kidnappers and land-grabbers. Thousands of acres of land have been grabbed in Nangarhar, where kidnapping... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The outlawed poppy crop on 75 acres of land was destroyed as an eradication campaign was launched in the Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Counter-Narcotics Director Idrees Sapi told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Protestors in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday demanded capital punishment for individuals detained in connection with the kidnap-slaying of a child, Abasin. The 12 years old Abasin was kidnapped in the Kart-i-Naw area of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz on Saturday said 73 percent of people lived in malaria endemic areas across Afghanistan, mostly in eastern Nangarhar province. The minister was addressing a ceremony marking... read more
JALALABD (Pajhwok): Eight men were arrested by police on charge of their involvement in the kidnapping of an Australian female employee of a Non-governmental Organization (NGO), in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. Attaullah... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-three Taliban insurgents including their commander have been killed and five others wounded as a result of five drone strikes in Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. The... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A civilian and three Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel were killed in a bombing in Mehtarlam, the provincial capital of eastern Laghman, an official said on Friday. Local policemen on a foot patrol were passing the Omarzi... read more
JALALABD (Pajhwok): A female foreign employee of the Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees (DACCAR) has been kidnapped in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The process to harvest poppy crop has been kicked off in some districts of eastern Nangrahar province, while the government is yet to launch the eradication campaign. Last year, poppy was cultivated on 1,017 hectares of land... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of militants have been killed and wounded during fresh clashes between rival Taliban and Islamic State or Daesh groups in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. At least 35 fighters were either killed... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed police chief for eastern Nangarhar province on Monday vowed to increase police coordination with other security organs, the public and their representatives. Brig. Gen. Zarawar Zahid, who officially... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 150 militants including Taliban and Islamic State fighters have been killed and wounded during a series of operations in various districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Brig. Gen. Mohammad... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 31 Nangarhar University students accused of insulting the national flag have been awarded jail terms, an official said on Sunday. Some months back, hundreds of Nangarhar University students staged a protest in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An Afghan border policeman was martyred and two others were wounded as a result of a cross-border attack by Pakistani forces in the Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Pakistani... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel were killed, four wounded and five others went missing as a result of insurgent attack on a checkpoint in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Friday. Taliban fighters... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four members of Daesh -- or so-called Islamic State (IS) -- were killed as a result of an operation in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Thursday. The operation was conducted in the morning in the Shadal... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Taliban and four Islamic State militants were killed on Thursday in two separate airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said. The six Taliban, including their commander named Saad, were killed in Ghanikhel... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A bomb blast injured nine civilians near a bus stand in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday evening, an official said. The blast took place at round 5pm behind the Laghman Bus Stand in Hadi Akhunzada area... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Incidents of mobile snatching and robberies have been on the increase in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, the residents and provincial council members say. Robberies ranging from car-lifting to snatching mobile... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday urged media persons and outlets to publish stories about insecurities based on truth and counter false enemy propaganda in this regard. Salim Khan Kunduzi was... read more
KABUL: (Pajhwok): Five militants of the Islamic State (IS) group, also known as Daesh, have been killed in a US drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor‘s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 13,000 children in three insecure district of eastern Nangarhar province have been deprived of polio vaccination, an official said on Monday. Public Health Director Najibullah Kamawal acknowledged polio vaccination... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor on Sunday directed the municipality and the traffic department to intensify their efforts at better management of road traffic and remove illegal taxi stands from the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 46 Daesh militants and Taliban have been killed in Achin and Khogyani districts of eastern Nangrahar province, an official said on Friday. Police Spokesman Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An influential figure in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday said the Islamic State or Daesh group was trying to expand its ranks and infiltrate more areas. Lawmaker Hazrat Ali told reporters on the sidelines of a gathering of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two schoolchildren were killed and three others injured when a mortar shell hit a school in eastern Laghman province on Tuesday, an official said. A provincial police official, 2nd Lt. Shakir, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More a dozen Afghan army’s new recruits were killed and another 38 wounded on Monday in a suicide attack on their bus in Sara Rud district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. The attack took place in Do Sarki... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor overnight led a campaign removing barriers set up around a number of government offices and homes on the streets of the capital of eastern Nangarhar province until Monday noon. Accompanied by a number of military... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Reserve police units may be created to ratchet up pressure on militants in the eastern zone, a Public Order Police commander said on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Nasir Ahmad Safi, in an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One child was killed and six people including women were injured in separate explosions in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday. Two women were injured at 8am when a civilian car hit a roadside bomb in Dand-i-... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A huge quantity of explosives has been recovered from a mosque in the Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province, preventing possible casualties among worshipers. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): United Nations (UN) secretary general’s special deputy representative for Afghanistan Mark Bowden on Thursday said the world’s body would help reconstruct damaged hospital and school buildings in conflict-hit areas of eastern... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police have recovered more than 500 kilograms of hashish from a drug smuggler in the Durbaba district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. The trafficker, Riyaz, wanted to shift the 503 kg of drugs to... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Chin Ki Hoon, the ambassador of South Korea to Afghanistan, has pledged assistance to eastern Nangarhar province in promoting agriculture, education, health and social affairs. During a meeting with Governor Salim Khan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nineteen Islamic State or Daesh militants were killed and another 15 wounded during a security forces’ operation launched on Tuesday in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said. The operation,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least six Islamic State (IS) rebels, including a commander, have been killed in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and 10 others wounded as a result of an explosion in the Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two passengers were killed and three others injured in a car crash on the Kabul-Nangarhar highway in eastern Laghman province on Sunday, an official said. Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A group of four kidnappers has been busted in eastern Nangarhar province, security officials said on Saturday. Police spokesmanHazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the kidnappers were detained during an... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Efforts have been intensified to establish a diplomatic enclave near the governor’s house in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, to house foreign missions, an official said on Wednesday. Nangarhar foreign... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A newly-established recreational park was inaugurated on Tuesday in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said. The park costing nearly five million afghanis has been constructed over one acre of land in Babaryan area... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Supreme Court Chief Justice’s fatherhas been rescued from kidnappers during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi told Pajhwok Afghan News Syed Hassan, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight Taliban, including two notorious commanders, have been killed and 15 others wounded in clashes and air raids in eastern Laghman and Nuristan provinces, officials said on Tuesday. Col. Sherin Agha Faqiri, spokesman for... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 53 militants, including 10 Islamic State (IS) fighters, have shunned the insurgency and joined the peace process in the Shinwari district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday. The provincial peace... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen Daesh, or Islamic State, fighters have been killed in a drone airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province, official said on Sunday. Lt. Col Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, the provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): To have a specific teaching curriculum, a review of course components at all universities has been launched, the higher education minister said on Saturday. Farida Momand, who visited the university in Jalalabad, the capital... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An eight-year-old girl was killed and eight others were wounded in a traffic accident in Qarghayee district of eastern Laghman province on Wednesday, an official said. Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A child suicide bomber, trained in a Peshawar-based seminary, surrendered to police before blowing himself up in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. The 12 years old boy, Abu Zar, is a resident of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Broadcasts of Arakozia Radio, owned by the Moby Media Group, have been disrupted across eastern Nangarhar province after militants tortured its transmission tower in Ghanikhel district, an official said on Wednesday.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight Daesh militants have been killed during a US drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Tuesday. The drone struck a vehicle carrying the rebels in the Khwargai locality of Kot district on Monday... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight members of a family were wounded in a clash with robberswho barged into their house in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Five robbers took away Rs200, 000 from Abdul Wahab’s house in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least seven Daesh, or so-called Islamic State (IS), rebels and five members of an uprising have been killed during a clash in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. Haji Ghalib... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A senior intelligence official on Thursday said the Islamic State or Daesh militants would likely to look for finding a hideout in eastern Kunar province after being wiped out from Nangarhar province. National Directorate of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least six Daesh or Islamic State fighters were killed and another four injured during a clash with security forces in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. Daesh militants attacked some Afghan Local... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police on Wednesday claimed reclaiming 3,119 jiribs (1,559.5 acres) of land from its illegal occupants and arresting 65 individuals in connection with the land-grab in eastern Nangarhar province. The development comes weeks... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Religious scholars attending a gathering in eastern Laghman province on Tuesday called on the Taliban to shun violence and accept the government’s peace talks offer. Provincial Hajj and Religious Affairs director Syed... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A district police chief in eastern Nuristan province was killed in a Taliban attack in Laghman province on Tuesday, officials said. Nuristan’s deputy police chief, Col. Mohammad Farooq, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Cap.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A solar power substation with the capacity of producing 40 megawatts of electricity would be constructed with the financial support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Monday.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  The Jalalabad mayor on Monday said the provincial administration should clear land grabbing issue of thousands of acres areas in Nangarhar. During a press conference, Mayor Hamidullah Afghan, said thousands of acres of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 33 Daesh militants were killed and wounded by the bomb they were planting in eastern Nangarhar province, the Afghan National Army (ANA) said on Monday. A statement from the 201st Selab Military Corps of the ANA said... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Shopkeepers and economic experts in eastern Nangarhar province say using Pakistani currency to do business has eroded people’s trust in the afghani. After Dr. Najibullah’s government was toppled, the Pakistani currency... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Jabha-i-Milli Afghanistan leader Anwarul Haq Ahadi on Saturday said the government’s efforts at peace had failed to produce any result and called the peace process a “failure.” Addressing hundreds of people at a party... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three Islamic State (IS) insurgents were killed two other wounded by the landmine they were planting in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Police spokesman Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 Daesh, or so called Islamic State (IS), fighters have been killed during an operation in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, the army said on Thursday. A statement from the 201st Selab Military Corps... read more
JALALABAD/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): At least 10 militants have been killed and another 21 captured alive during separate operations in eastern Nangarhar and northern Balkh provinces, officials said on Wednesday. A statement from the 201st Selab... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two children have been killed in celebratory gunfire over Afghanistan’s victory against Scotland in the overnight ICC World Twenty20 game in Nagpur, officials said on Wednesday. Following a tough fight, Afghanistan thrashed... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Another five Islamic State or Daesh fighters were killed in airstrikes by fighter jets in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. The airstrikes were carried out in Shabi Kando locality of Haska Mena district... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday urged Pakistan to ensure early completion of the second Torkham-Jalalabad highway lane and the kidney hospital project in the provincial capital, Jalalabad. Governor Salim... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 200 families have been displaced due to an exchange of fire between Afghan and Pakistani security forces in the Goshta district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Brig. Gen. Wali Khan Shinwari... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 15 Islamic State (IS), or Daesh, fighters have been killed in a fresh drone strike in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. District police chief, Haji Ghalib Mujahid, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): First lady Rula Ghani on Sunday said recent achievements by women had raised hopes for their bright future. The first lady was addressing a gathering marking the International Women’s Day in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan and Pakistani security forces exchanged weapons fire at the border near Ghoshat district of eastern Nanagrahar province, an official said on Sunday. Col. Wali Khan Shinwari, a border police official in the east, told... read more
#VoiceOfWarVictims JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The bereaved families of those killed and wounded in a massive attack in April on a Kabul Bank branch in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, say the government is yet to take notice... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): All five Taliban gunmen who attacked security forces near the Indian consulate in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, were killed on Wednesday, an official said. A policeman and two civilinas, including a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor on Tuesday asked UNICEF and Bill Gates Foundation officials to hire a permanent taskforce for supervising anti-polio vaccination campaigns in eastern Nangarhar province. As many as 28 polio cases have been detected... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nangarhar provincial council members on Monday demanded the speedy construction of Behsud bridged, connecting 27 districts, as well as Kunar and Nuristan provinces with Jalalabad. The old Behsud bridge has been in dilapidated... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least nine Daesh militants have been killed during a drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News the drone targeted the Islamic... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The French ambassador on Sunday said he would persuade his counterparts in Kabul to increase their countries’ cooperation and assistance with eastern Nangarhar province in areas of higher education, agriculture and development... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Sunday equipped the 201st Selab Military Corps with four warplanes delivered by the US and India to counter militants in the eastern zone. Two months back, the government of India donated... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A cricket tournament involving four teams was launched on Saturday as part of a week-long campaign to collect blood for children suffering from thalassemia in eastern Nangarhar province. The tournament titled “Donate blood... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and five others were wounded in a roadside bombing in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said. The Nangarhar governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion occurred in the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): France on Thursday promised scholarships for students of eastern Nangarhar province for master and doctorate level besides assistance in various other sectors, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One person was killed and eight others were injured in a accident in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 43 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed during separate operationsby Afghan and foreign forces in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban have killed a would-be suicide bomber from the Islamic State (IS) group in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Land plots measuring 1,500 acres have been usurped by powerful individuals on a township in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Refugee and Repatriation director Ghulam Haidar Faqiri told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least six militants and two policemen have been killed in separate security incidents in eastern Nangarhar and southern Zabul provinces, officials said Monday. According to a statement from Silab Military Corps office in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A border security forces’ base in the Torkham town of eastern Nangarhar province has come under rocket strike from across the Durand Line, an official said on Sunday. A provincial council member, Javed Zaman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seventy tonnes of expired medicine and food items were set alight in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, officials said. Public Health Director Najibullah Kamawal told reporters the drugs and food had been seized in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The rehabilitation work of a canal in eastern Nangrahar province has been completed at the cost of over $3 million provided by the World Bank (WB), an official said on Friday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s Spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six insurgents have been killed during a US drone strike in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nanrahar province, an official said on Friday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok the strike took place in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The joint operation against Islamic State militants has been successfully underway in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province and many areas have been cleared of Daesh loyalists, officials said on Thursday, vowing to extend... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 13 insurgents have been killed and eight others wounded during a clash between Taliban and Daesh fighters in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A religious scholar was gunned down by unknown assailants in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said. The gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at Maulvi Ahmad Shah in Angoor Bagh area of Jalalabad... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials and former jihadi leaders in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday asked the Taliban to stop shedding the blood of Afghans as part of a planned war against the people and system of their country. These views were... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A district chief was injured when his car collided with a vehicle on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday. The road accident occurred in the limits of the Sarobi district of Kabul, wounding... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The mausoleum of King Amanullah Khan, the hero of the third Afghan-Anglo war who brought independence to Afghanistan, in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, is being reconstructed and renovated. Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Lawmaker Haji Zahir Qadir on Wednesday asked the government to equip militias brought under a legal framework in the Shinwari district of eastern Nangarhar province. A 1000-member armed militia, believed to be Qadir’s... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Japanese Centre for South Asian Cultural Heritage would fund the renovation of the Hada Museum in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said. At a joint press conference with the organisation’s director, Deputy Minister... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ten Taliban fighters have been killed and 15 suspected militants detained during operations in Rodat and Chaparhar districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. Taliban commander Gul Agha was among the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A provincial council member on Monday exposed a house in Jalalabad where the Afghan army's stolen fuel was stored, but military officials denied the allegation. Council member Javed Zaman, flanked by civil society activist,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A Presidential Palace guard was killed and his mother injured in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Monday. Militants attacked the guard's house on Sunday night, when he went home on leave in the Tamirat... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested three suspects in the slaying of a journalist in eastern Nangarhar province. The slain Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) journalist, Mohammad Zubair Khaksar, was also advisor to the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Launching a spring tree plantation campaign, the governor on Saturday said he had directed district and police chiefs of some districts to prevent forests from being cut down. One and a half million trees both fruit bearing... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial council members and participants of the university entrance test (Kankor) in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday asked the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) to ensure that deserving students made it to state-run... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-eight Daesh, or self-style Islamic State (IS), insurgents have been killed and 10 others wounded over the past 24 hours in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday. Sixteen IS militants were killed on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in eastern Nangarhar province say the Pakistan-constructed kidney hospital would be made functional over the next four months. The hospital was constructed by Pakistan few years back, but could not be made... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three Daesh, or self-style Islamic State (IS), fighters were killed as a result of a drone strike by foreign troops in eastern Nangarhar province, the army said on Wednesday. The airstrike took place on Tuesday evening in the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Radio Caliphate, a mouthpiece of the Islamic State (Daesh), has been destroyed and 29 fighters were killed in four airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province, officials claimed on Tuesday. In addition to the death of 29 Daesh... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province has asked the military council to increase police patrols and search operations in Jalalabad and nearby areas, an official said on Monday. During a meeting with the military council... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The transport minister on Sunday said a terminal was being constructed at Torkham dry port at a cost of $1 million in eastern Nangarhar province to organise traffic and facilitate passengers. Mohammadullah Batash, who... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday spurned reports that power supply from the Naghlu dam had been diverted to Kabul. Over the past few days, power supply has been cut off to the eastern province. There have... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A journalist and cultural advisor to the governor has been gunned down in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Mohammad Zubair Khaksar, working for the government-run Nangarhar Radio and Television... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Five people were killed and another half a dozen wounded on Thursday in two separate road accidents in eastern Kunar and Nangarhar provinces, officials said. A civilian van, heading from Jalalabad to Kunar province,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s Awami National Party (ANP) members on Thursday urged Taliban militants to shun killing people and violent activities and instead arrive at the negotiating table with the Afghan government. This was stated by ANP... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least five Taliban fighters have been killed in a US drone strike in the Achin 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): Forty-six people detained on land-grabbing charges have been referred to the attorney office in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The education director of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday complained some lawmakers were interfering in his department’s affairs, creating problems for them. Allah Dad Ismailzai and the education department’s spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Tribal elders of Shinwari district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday asked the government to support the public uprising which had brought positive changes to the security situation of the Shinwari zone. During a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Daesh or Islamic State commanders were among 16 fighters killed during separate drone strikes in eastern Nangrahar province, an official said on Saturday. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five militants have been killed in new US drone strikes in different parts of the country, officials said on Saturday. Three fighters were killed by a drone-fired missile in the Khawajakhel locality of Arghandab district in... read more
JALALABAD/ MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for a juvenile correction centre was inaugurated in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Thursday. The three-story building has 40 rooms and other accessories and was completed in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The public health director on Thursday promised a cancer diagnostic centre would be inaugurated at the Nangarhar Civil Hospital in Jalalabad next week. While presenting an annual report on the public health situation, Dr.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A four-membergroup of Daesh, or Islamic State (IS), rebels was busted in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said. Provincial police spokesman Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  A NATO drone killed three Daesh or Islamic State (IS) militants, including their commander, in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogiani, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nineteen persons accused of illegally occupying government land have been arrested by police over the past few days in the eastern province of Nangarhar and their cases referred to the attorney’s office, an official said on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Monday asked the government to negotiate peace with those who wanted peace not with those opposing it. The upper house chairman was speaking at funeral ceremonies for some... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The primary court in Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday handed down death sentence to a man for killing eight members of a family in December. Omara Khan was awarded the capital punishment during an open... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-two Islamic State (IS) (Daesh) militants have been killed in fresh airstrikes in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More than a dozen civilians were killed and another 14 wounded on Sunday when a suicide attacker blew himself up in the middle of a meeting at the home of a public representative in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Up to 1,000 public uprising members, ledby Wolesi Jirga Deputy Speaker Zahir Qadeer, have been placed under government control, officials said on Saturday. The provincial police chief and the National Directorate of Security... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty Daesh, or so-called Islamic State (IS), fighters have been killed as a result of airstrikes by foreign troops in eastern Nangarahar province, an official said on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 36 Daesh or Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in NATO airstrikes in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Friday. The airstrikes were carried out on Thursday night pounding Daesh hideouts in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of civil society activists on Friday attended a candlelight vigil to mourn those killed in a terrorist attack near the Pakistani consulate in eastern Nangarhar province. Seven security officials were killed and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  A dozen members of a family sustained injuries when a liquefied gas cylinder exploded inside a house in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday night when a gas... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two powerful individuals involved in land-grabbing have been detained in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. It comes after President Ashraf Ghani during a visit to Nangarhar province on Jan 10 ordered... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven security officials and three attackers were killed and another 11 people were wounded on Wednesday morning following a suicide attack and a gun-battle that lasted four hours near the Pakistani consulate in eastern... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A 12-member Taliban group has joined the government-initiated peace process in eastern Nangarhar province, the governor said on Tuesday. Salim Khan Kunduzi told Pajhwok Afghan News on the sidelines of a gathering held in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eighteen Islamic State (IS) insurgents have been killed in fresh air raids by the Afghan Air forces (AAF) in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said Daesh or Islamic State “has no room in the Afghan society” and his government had launched a strict campaign against the terrorist outfit. The president, who arrived on a day-long visit... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three civilians were killed in an explosion in the Kama district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said. The incident happened at around 11:00am in the Mirza Kala locality of the district, Attaullah... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday attended a gathering of tribal elders and local representatives and was briefed about problems plaguing eastern Nangarhar province. The president, accompanied by a high-level delegation,... read more
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Fifteen people were killed on Saturday when the vehicle they were travelling in flipped over in eastern Kunar province, a police official said. The Datsun carrying wedding guests turned over while negotiating a sharp bend in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The agriculture and livestock minister on Thursday said he would investigate long-term lease contracts for land plots part of the canal project in eastern Nangarhar province. Asadullah Zameer told this to a gathering at the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Acting Defence Minister Masoom Stanikzai on Wednesday said a reserve battalion had been established within the 201st Military Crops to subdue Daesh and Taliban activities in eastern Afghanistan. The acting minister, who... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 30 militants have been killed and many others wounded in clashes between Taliban and Daesh in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A low-intensity explosion occurred near foreign diplomatic missions in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, officials said. The bomb went off in Jalalabad near the consulate buildings of India, Pakistan and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fifteen Islamic State or Daesh militants were killed on Monday during a clash with police in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, police said. The clash broke out after the Islamic State gunmen attacked police... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces firing artillery shells into two districts of eastern Nangarhar province late last week, causing financial losses to local residents, officials said on Monday. The shells were recently fired into Lalpura and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Revenue amounting to 13.3 billion afghanis has been collected in 2015 financial year in eastern Nangarhar province, showing a 15 percent increase, an official said on Monday. Revenue department head Mohammad Alam Ishaqzai... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three suspected Daesh or Islamic State (IS) affiliates, including a female, her minor son and brother, have been detained by police in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. The three were detained on Sunday... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qadam Shah Shahim has said private and unauthorised militias would never be allowed to operate and such groups in eastern Nangarhar province would be disarmed. Gen. Shahim expressed these views during... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 32 Islamic State or Daesh militants have been killed and wounded in latest airstrikes by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Haji Ghalib Mujahid,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Tribal elders from the Shinwari district of eastern Nangarhar province have demanded the government to step up air strikes against Islamic State (IS) insurgents in the area. During a meeting with Govenror Salim Khan Kunduzi... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-five Islamic State (IS) rebels have been killed and 31 others wounded in Afghan Air Force (AAF) strikes in eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Thursday. AAF fighter jets pounded IS (Daesh... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some cotton stores, two vehicles and other tools were destroyed in a blaze in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Thursday, an official said. The fire erupted at Matin Market in the 4th municipality... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Wednesday took to the streets in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, asking the government to remove “infective security bosses and re-launch a military operation in the Shinwari zone. The... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A nine-member Taliban group has been detained in Nazyan district of eastern Nangarhar province near the Pakistani border, an official said on Tuesday. The 301st zone border police commander, Col. Mohammad Ayub Hussain Khail,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said power cables cut by the Taliban in eastern Nangarhar province had been reconnected. The electricity cables extended to Nangarhar and Laghman provinces were snapped by militants in the Ozbin... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Thirty-eight Daesh -- Islamic State (IS) -- fighters have been killed during airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. The air raids were conducted on Daesh positions in two areas of Chaparhar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The energy and water department of eastern Nangarhar province suffered 56.16 million afghanis losses in 13 days due to the severed power supply lines in Ozben area, an official said on Monday. Thirteen days ago, officials... read more
JALALABAD/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Local officials on Monday said 10 Daesh -- Islamic State (IS) -- fighters had been killed during an airstrike and an armed clash in eastern Nangarhar province. On the other hand, a Daesh flag installed on a jerry... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Lawmaker Haji Zahir Qadir on Sunday said government forces did not come to the aid of uprising members during yesterday clashes with Islamic State or Daesh militants in eastern Nangarhar province. Qadir was speaking at a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two deposits of previous stones in Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province have long been unprofessionally extracted and the stones smuggled to Pakistan, an official said on Sunday. During an exclusive interview with... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Islamic State or Daesh fighters and a militia controlled by a powerful lawmaker have beheaded four men from each side after being captured during clashes in tit-for-tat revenge killings in eastern Nangarhar province, an official... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A strong earthquake rattled parts of Afghanistan, injuring a dozen of people in Nangarhar and damaging 280 houses in Badakhshan, officials said on Saturday. The 6.3 magnitude quake, with its epicenter in the Ishkashim... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A tribal elder was killed as a result of a blast in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday evening when a magnetic bomb attached to his vehicle went off in the Qasim... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A strong earthquake rattled parts of Afghanistan, injuring a dozen of people in Nangarhar and damaging 280 houses in Badakhshan, officials said on Saturday. The 6.3 magnitude quake, with its epicenter in the Ishkashim... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five Taliban militants have been killed during separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, officials said on Tuesday. Three militants associated with Saifuddin group were killed in a NATO drone strike in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday said that polio cases had declined in the country generally, but they had increased in eastern Nangarhar province. On the first day of the polio vaccination campaign in Nangarhar, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajwhok): The mystery behind the murder of eight members of a family in Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province has been solved. The family of eight had been found mysteriously dead in their house in Mirzad Qala area of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The provincial administration has launched a campaign aimed at retaking government land from its illegal occupants in eastern Nangarhar province, the deputy governor said on Sunday. Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal, who oversaw a... read more
QALAT/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five persons were killed and nine others wounded in two separate traffic accidents in eastern Nangarhar and southern Zabul provinces, officials said on Sunday. Four persons were killed and half a dozen were wounded on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police have captured a suicide bomber sent by the Taliban to attack the Indian Consulate in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. The would-be bomber identified as Nasir belonged to Tagab district of central... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Islamic State, also known as Daesh, and other militant groups would be weakened this winter, the acting defence minister promised on Saturday. Masoom Stanikzai held out the promise during a well-attended public meeting at... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): US Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who arrived at the airbase in eastern Nangarhar province, on Friday said Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups were in search of hideouts in Afghanistan, but they would never be allowed to reach... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fresh clashes broke out between Taliban and Islamic State or Daesh militants in various areas of the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province oTuesday, leaving dozens of fighters dead and wounded, an official said.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said relatives were involved in the murder of eight family members in Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province. The eight members of a family were found mysteriously dead in their house in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight members of a family have been found dead in their home under mysterious circumstances in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. The incident took place last night in Mira Qala... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight members of a family have been found dead in their home under mysterious circumstances in the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. The incident took place last night in Mira Qala... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Higher Education on Monday inaugurated a skill development centre for university students in eastern Nangarhar province. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s University... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces have arrested a woman among 15 foreigners during search operations in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. The individuals were detained by the Afghan National Army personnel in Ghanikhel... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three children and an intelligence operative were killed in a suicide attack by a foreign national close to the National Directorate of Security (NDS) department here on Friday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Tribal elders from the Shinwari districts of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday inked an accord on ensuring peace and stability in their districts. Dozens of local tribal elders announced signing the agreement at a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Since March this year, 210 civilians were and another 555 injured in insecurity incidents in the eastern zone, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) office in the zone said on Wednesday. AIHRC research... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A fierce firefight between Taliban and Islamic State (Daesh) fighters in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar provinceentered a fourth day on Wednesday, officials said. At least 16 militants, including a senior Taliban... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor on Tuesday said another 1,000 Afghan Local Police (ALP) members would be appointed and deployed to the Achin district of eastern Nangahar province to deal with the so-called Islamic State or Daesh group. Salim... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Sixteen Taliban fighters have been killed in a NATO drone strike and a bomb blast in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Monday. The drone killed 11 militants in Ador area of Khogyani district, Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 22 people were injured on Monday morning when in a suicide attacker detonated a truck bomb near a police base in eastern Nangarhar province. The bombing took place close to the police headquarters in Surkhrod... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A clash erupted between Taliban and Islamic State fighters in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, causing casualties on both sides. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the fire exchange in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 16 more fighters of the Islamic State (Daesh) group have been killed in eastern Nangarhar province, an official claimed on Sunday. The insurgents were killed in airstrikes over the past 24 hours in Achin district, a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Indian consult general on Saturday promised his country would construct an international cricket stadium and three bridges in eastern Nangarhar province, a local official said. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Thirty-three fighters of the Islamic State (Daesh) group have been killed in eastern Nangarhar province, an official claimed on Saturday. The insurgents were killed in airstrikes over the past 24 hours in Achin district, a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-two Daesh fighters, four Afghan security personnel and as many Taliban militants have been killed during separate clashes in two districts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Friday. The Daesh or so-called... read more
JALALABAD/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A traffic policeofficial and seven militants have been killed in separate incidents in northern Laghman and eastern Nangarhar provinces, authorities said on Thursday. Baghlan Traffic Department head Col. Abdur... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The police chief for the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday claimed surviving a roadside bombing. The incident took place at around 11am when his vehicle struck the roadside bomb in Achin district, Maj. Gen. Fazal Ahmad... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Human rights officials on Monday asked the government to implement all provisions of the United Nations resolution 1325 through the National Action Work Plan on women. The Afghan government has started consultative meetings... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residential plots in the Police Town have been sold illegally in the eastern province of Nangarhar, public representatives claimed on Sunday. Work on the 500-plot housing schemes, also known as Sherzai Town, in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least six insurgents have been killed in different security incidents in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants were... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two insurgents, including a Pakistani, have been killed during separate incidents and another seven Pakistani fighters detained in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Saturday. One militant was killed and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Government officials are not authorised to deposit budgetary allocations in their personal bank accounts, the governor of eastern Nangarhar province said on Friday. The gubernatorial warning came after recent media reports... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three people were injured on on Thursday when a roadside bomb exploded near guards of former provincial council chairman in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said. The explosion, apparently targeting the guards of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MTCA) has decided to construct a modern bus terminal near the Torkhama dry-port in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. A delegation from the ministry... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday called on security and judicial officials to be impartial in performing their official obligations. Addressing a joint meeting with security and judiciary officials,... read more
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Six Taliban militants, including a group leader, were killed, 13 others wounded and some were arrested during separate security operations in eastern provinces, officials said on Monday. The 201 Selab Military Corps... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Another seven Islamic State fighters were killed in clashes with security forces in the troubled Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. The joint Afghan forces raided centres of the Daesh... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three rebels, including two foreigners, have been killed and one wounded by the mine they were planting in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. The incident took place late on Saturday... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least a dozen Islamic State (IS) or Daesh fighters have been killed and five others wounded during an operation by Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. Governor’s spokesman... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A charity organisation on Thursday distributed artificial arms to 20 persons who lost their limbs in the war and bomb explosions in eastern Nangarhar province. Baz Charity Foundation head Baz Mohammad Abid told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday said an organised strategy was being devised to increase circulation of the Afghan currency and counter the use of Pakistani rupees in local market. Saleem Khan Kunduzi... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-seven university students have been arrested for carrying Taliban and Daesh flags during a protest rally in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday said. Some days ago, a number of Nangarhar University... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nangarhar Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi and other provincial officials have commended the Spinghar Loins for winning the domestic T20 tournament. A special ceremony was arranged at the governor’s house late on Monday when... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  The Taliban have blown up three towers of different private telecommunications companies in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen militants including nine foreign nationals were killed in a drone strike by foreign troops in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday night in Khogyani district,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Achin district chief in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday said Daesh militant group has been weakened to the extent that it could not carry out major assaults on government forces and 800 families of the group’s... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A gathering was held in honour of noted Afghan journalists and writer Daud Junbish in Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province. Head of Danish Publications Asadullah Danish told the gathering Junbish had been... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor on Thursday said he had ordered the municipality department to identify usurped land in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. Presenting his second 100-day action plan at a ceremony here, Saleem... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 15 Daesh or Islamic State fighters have been killed during ongoing security operations in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Thursday. Another eight Daesh gunmen were killed during the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The chancellor of Nangarhar University on Wednesday asked security departments to take strict measures against students who carried Taliban and Daesh flags during a protest rally in the eastern province. Babrak Miakhel told a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) on Wednesday said it had decided to increase customs duty on imported goods in order facilitate marketing for domestic products. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of a five... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday promised investigating a recent rally in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, where participants carried the flags of a militant outfits. Some days ago, a number of Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The 201 Selab Military Corps commander on Monday said the Islamic State or Daesh group had started recruiting in eastern Kunar province and was planning attacks, but Afghan security forces would subdue it. Brig. Gen. Mohammad... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A district chief escaped unhurt in a bomb blast that killed one child and wounded four others in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said. The bomb attack, which took place in the Banda area of Behsud district... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) vehicle came under attack on Sunday in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. Deputy Police Chief Ghulam Rabani told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least three militants including one Pakistani national have been killed and another wounded in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Sunday. Provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least nine Islamic State (IS) fighters have been killed and 30 others wounded during an ongoing operation in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official claimed on Saturday. Haji Ghalib Mujahid, the town’... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 26 fighters of the Islamic State (IS) group -- also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh -- have been killed and their communications disrupted during an operation in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): New security check-post would be established in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, where a clearing operation was underway to flush out militants, an official said on Wednesday. Haji Ghalib Mujahid, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province has asked the Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) for stepping up work on the Jalalabad-Kabul highway’s second lane and Behsud Bridge. Salim Khan Kunduzi conveyed his message regarding... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The conflict in Shinwari zone of eastern Nangarhar province has led to the closure of 43 schools, driving about 20,000 children out of school, an official said on Tuesday. Months ago, gunmen loyal to Taliban and Islamic State... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials have arrested Taliban’s shadow governor for Laghman in eastern Nangarhar province, Amin Jan Kuchai, along with his two associates, the Governor’s House said on Tuesday. A statement from the governor’s... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A poor schoolteacher, who cannot afford to pay public transport fares, walks 18 kilometers daily to reach his school in a remote area of eastern Kunar province. Saiful Maluk, resident of a far-flung village of Asadabad, has... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) on Monday said it was concerned about illegally sending children to Europe by families in Kabul, Ghazni and Nangarhar provinces. AREU officials expressed the concern at a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 78,000 children could be missed out on anti-polio vaccination campaign in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces due to security concerns, an official said on Sunday. Nangarhar is the only province in the eastern... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor on Saturday said they had started assisting the earthquake-affected families in eastern Nuristan province, but called for more assistance. Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok Afghan News the powerful disaster had... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A rocket fired by Daesh or the so-called Islamic State (IS) fighters hit a mosque, killing six worshipers and injuring four others in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. The incident... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  The Bayat Foundation, a relief organisation, on Friday distributed food and non-food items among 150 quake-affected families in Kama district of eastern Nangarhar province, the foundation said. The 7.5 magnitude quake... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Following Afghanistan’s emphatic win over Zimbabwe, booms of celebratory gunshots in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, worried residents and civil society activists. Afghanistan -- an associate nation --... read more
JALALABAD/GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Eleven Taliban and four policemen have been killed in separate security incidents in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Paktia provinces, officials said on Wednesday. A NATO drone struck a vehicle of fighters, killing... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two officials of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) were killed and six others wounded in a bomb blast in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Monday. Provincial police spokesman... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The mayor for Jalalabad city, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, claimed there were anomalies in some of the municipality’s contracts, pledging to revise them and unearth possible graft cases. Hamidullah Afghantold... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A meeting between border security forces of Afghanistan and Pakistan has been held at Torkham in eastern Nangarhar province. An official of the 301st Border Zone in Nangarhar told Pajhwok Afghan News the meeting was held on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial Council (PC) member Iftikhar Momand escaped unhurt in an explosion in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, an official said. The attack on Momand’s vehicle took place at 9:00am in the Shah Burhan area of Behsud... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  At least nine Taliban and Islamic State (IS) fighters have been killed and six others wounded in separate clearing operations in different parts of the country. A statement from the 201st Selab Military Corps said five... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Under pressure from security forces, Islamic State fighters have fled the Achin district of eastern of eastern Nangarhar province across the border into Pakistan, an official claimed on Wednesday. Before launching their... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Haji Zahir Qadeer, lawmaker from eastern Nangarhar province, has rejected reports that he wants to raise his private militias to battle the insurgency. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday night in Jalalabad, the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): 3 people injured in a magnetic bomb blast on a police vehicle in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said. Provincial police spokesman Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The mayor called on residents of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, to participate in a cleanliness drive he inaugurated on Monday. The newly appointed mayor, Hamidulalh Afghan, launched the cleanliness... read more
JALALABAD/QALAT (Pajhwok): Ten militants, including six Islamic State fighters, have been killed during operations in eastern Nangarhar and southern Zabul provinces, officials and the military said on Monday. Six Daesh fighters were killed and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six Islamic State (IS), or Daesh, fighters have been killed during a security operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. The self-styled group suffered the fatalities in Achin district on Saturday... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A human rights official at the police headquarters in eastern Nangarhar province survived a bomb attack on Saturday, but his driver and a bodyguard were wounded. The governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nangarhar Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi on Wednesday rejected reports that some lawmakers were trying to establish tribal militias in the eastern province. “After being defeated, the enemies are trying to circulate rumours that... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 Islamic State (IS) fighters have been killed during an operation in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, the army said on Tuesday. A statement from the Selab Military Corps in the east said the Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Senior officials on Monday rejected as baseless rumours that eastern Nangarhar province would fall to Taliban. In a meeting with tribal elders and former jihadi commanders, provincial National Directorate of Security (NDS... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The provincial administration of eastern Nangarhar province has delivered food items to displaced families of Achin district, but local officials say the aid is insufficient. Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi, accompanied by... read more
GHAZNI CITY/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 30 militants, including seven would-be suicide bombers, have been arrested in different parts of the country, officials said on Saturday. Security officials in Ghazni said six would-be suicide bombers... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial council members on Wednesday said harsh winter would bring more woes to families displaced by the ongoing conflict in Shinwari zone of eastern Nangarhar province. About 13,000 families have been displaced as a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 17 Islamic State (IS) --or Daesh -- fighters have been killed and five others wounded during a clash in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. The 201st Selab Military Corps... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed mayor for Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, took charge on Tuesday, as the municipality officials say the department’s revenue has declined by 40 percent. The new mayor, Hamidullah... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More than a dozen Islamic State (IS), or Daesh, fighters have been killed and wounded in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, authorities said on Tuesday.  The self-styled militant group suffered the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-five border policemen and dozens of Daesh fighters have been killed during eight days of clashes in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Addressing a press conference here, Border Police Commander... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Islamic State or Daesh fighters fleeing an ongoing operation in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province are planning to carry out hit-and-run attacks in other districts, an official said on Monday. The Daesh... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Religious scholars and tribal elders in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday urged militants to shun violence and killing their own brethren. The elders including representatives from Shinwari zone and other districts... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five new polio cases have emerged in the Shinwari Zone and Sherzad districts of eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial public health director said on Sunday. Najibullah Kamawal was talking at a ceremony marking the launch... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A powerful lawmaker in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday rejected rumours that some parliamentarians had taken security affairs into their own hands. The speculation heightened after some lawmakers from Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Up to 100 Daesh or Islamic State fighters have been killed during security forces’ operations in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Wednesday. Nangarhar police spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said that more than 30 Islamic State (IS) or Daesh militants were killed during a fresh operation launched in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province. Local officials this morning said that... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three polio cases have emerged in Achin and Spin Ghar districts of eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial public health director said on Sunday. Dr. Najibullah Kamawal told Pajhwok Afghan News that no anti-polio campaign... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Sixty insurgents of Islamic State (IS) were killed in an airstrike in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said. Police Spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Sunday said that the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh rebels’ attacks on Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province were pushed back by Afghan security forces with killing 35 fighters of the militant... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least five people, including Wolesi Jirga Member Eng. Abdul Ghafar, were wounded in an explosion in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Saturday, an official said. Police Spokesman Col. Hazrat Hussain... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Thursday said he sought clarification from security establishments regarding foreign spies and the “5th pillar” -- those within the government but want to weaken it. Speaking to... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Calling the bloodshed of Afghans in the name of jihad a project of foreign intelligence networks, Acting Defence Minister Masoom Stanikzai on Monday stressed the need for changes to Afghanistan’s offensive strategy in the war... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday asked religious scholars to help the government eliminate extremism and establish peace in the country. Salim Khan Kunduzi was speaking at a seminar on religious scholars’... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A 12-member group of bomb experts and two Islamic State fightershave been detained during an operation in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Friday. The suspected militants were arrested in a series of raids... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Internally displaced persons (IDS) from the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province say Daesh-- also known by its Arabic acronym of Islamic State-- fighters from their homes. The militants have allegedly occupied their... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An operation codenamed Khanjar-II has been launched to securethe busy Kabul-Jalalabad highway, an official said on Tuesday. The 201st Selab Military Corps in the eastern zone said in a statement the operation was launched in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police seized 325 kilograms of hashish from an Afghan National Army (ANA) pick-up and detained four individuals in military uniforms in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Provincial police spokesman Col.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five militants were killed in a drone strike in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Police spokesperson, Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fifteen Taliban, three security personneland a civilian have been killed during a clash in the Kamdesh district of eastern Nuristan province, officials said on Saturday. The ongoing clash erupted on Friday when the Taliban... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The technology firm TechNation has launched efforts at developing internet software for young innovators to solve some of the most challenging social and environmental problems. The effort is part of “Innovation Labs... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The self-styled Islamic State or Daesh group held 127 people, including 19 Afghan soldiers, captive in its three jails in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. During an interview with... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A United Nations (UN) vehicle was hit by a roadside bombing in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Thursday, an official said. Provincial police spokesman Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The acting governor on Monday asked the Parliament to pay proper attention to the development of eastern Nuristan province while approving upcoming annual budget. Hafiz Abdul Qayyum told Pajhwok Afghan News during an... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Sunday took to the streets in eastern province of Nangarhar to protest the omission of the words Afghan and Islam from new electronic national identity cards. After the parliament approved the Census Law... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly two dozen rebels have been killed in a fierce gun-battle between Taliban and Daesh militants in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, police spokesperson, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five commanders were among 53 Taliban insurgents who joined the Afghan government-initiated peace process in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday. Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi told a ceremony welcoming the... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Wrapping up Operation Iron Triangular in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, security officials on Sunday said the strength of Afghan Local Police was being increased to prevent insurgents from staging a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board has launched the annual inter-zonal cricket tournament being played in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Khost provinces. The main objective of this year’s four-dayer tournament is said to be... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials on Thursday said Taliban militants wanted to establish sanctuaries in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province in order to extend their activities to Kabul and other provinces, but their designs had been... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four militants’ commanders were killed and another Taliban’s-designated chief for Sherzad district nabbed in eastern Nangarhar province, provincial police spokesman said on Thursday. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 130 schools in eastern Laghman province are without proper buildings, but boundary walls for 28 of them will be constructed this year, an official said on Wednesday. Lack of electricity, a shortage of professional... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial Council (PC) members on Tuesday welcomed President Ashraf Ghani’s proposed changes in the administration of eastern Nangarhar province and urged him to appoint qualified and deserving individuals. Reports say the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan Special Forces in eastern Nangarhar province raided the home of Taliban commander who had joined peace process, and detained six suspects, officials said Tuesday. Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police on Sunday claimed seizing a huge amount of Pakistani made weapons and bullets and detaining a man in connection of arms in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. Nangarhar police spokesman Maj. Hazrat Hussain... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Security officials said on Sunday nearly 260 armed militants suffered casualties during an ongoing operation “Iron Triangular” in eastern Nangarhar province. Launched weeks ago, the operation involved personnel from the Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Counternarcotics Minister Salamat Azimi said on Friday that anti-drug campaign was slow-paced due to worst law and order situation. Azimi told Pajhwok Afghan News during her visit to eastern Nangarhar that she had worked out... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed hostel building with the capacity to accommodate 1200 students was inaugurated at the university in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday. The four-storey structure that cost $2.5 million has four blocks... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six militants were killed and three others wounded during operations in three different districts of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. Col. Mohammad Nauman Hatafi, spokesman for the 201st Military Corps... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Liaison Office (TLO) officials on Thursday said the youth and influential figures should take part in efforts at countering the philosophy of violence because foreign propaganda and problems at home had reinforced... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials said on Tuesday all preparations, including security measures, had been finalised to mark the 96th Independent Day in eastern Nangarhar province. Huge gathering are expected to take place on Wednesday at the tomb of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A senior Afghan military official on Monday said operations were being launched in insecure areas in eastern provinces. Gen. Mohammad Ali Shujai, the 201 Selab Military Corps deputy commander, told this to Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The National Movement and Change Council on Monday asked the government to conduct operations to prevent possible infiltration of armed militant groups into the Shinwari zone of eastern Nangarhar province. Clashes that... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Monday claimed detaining two Pakistani militants and a commander of Islamic State (IS) or Daesh in eastern Nangarhar province. A statement from the spy-service said IS Commander... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least nine persons have been killed amid heavy financial losses caused by the recent flash floods in eastern Nangarhar province, the Red Crescent said on Monday. Nangiali Yousafzai, director Red Crescent, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A powerful lawmaker from eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday called upon the masses in eastern Afghanistan to stage uprisings against the Islamic State (IS) militants and the government to support such rebellion. Hazrat Ali... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work again halted on the vital Behsud Bridge in eastern Nangarhar amid claims of unavailability of funds, an employee of the construction company claimed on Saturday. The construction work on the bridge was... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen, believed to be Taliban, shot to death a school principal in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, officials said. Education Department spokesman Mohammad Asif Shinwari told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security officials in eastern Nangarhar province have arrested 30 suspects, including Taliban’s doctor, and a 19-member group of armed men who were planning attacks in Jalalabad City, the provincial capital. Gen. Asadullah... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday said lack of job opportunities in government and private sectors was one of the reasons of growing unemployment and pledged he would leave no stone unturned to create jobs... read more
JALALABAD/SHARAN (Pajhwok): At least 14 militants have been killed and 18 others wounded in clearing operation and US drone strike in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Paktika provinces, security officials said on Wednesday. A statement from the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 71 insurgents have been killed, 38 others wounded and 83 landmines recovered during an ongoing offensive in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. The military offensive codenamed Iron... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  At least 15 insurgents, including four foreign fighters, have been killed and a suspect arrested during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, provincial... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Urging Taliban to resume the stalled peace process, a number of civil society activists in eastern Nangarhar province have asked international community to closely monitor the peace process to make it resulted-oriented. Human... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): After kicking off the environmental protection campaign, the government of eastern Nangarhar province urged people to should participate in the drive to ensure protection of environment in Jalalabad and other parts of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Several areas have been cleared of militants as a result of an ongoing operation “Iron Triangle” in the Khogyani zone of eastern Nangarhar province. Dozens of militants have been killed during the operation launched last week... read more
JALALABAD-LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Seventy four fighters of Taliban and Daesh have been killed in the two groups fighting and drone strike in Haska Mina district in eastern Nangarhar province, an official has said on Thursday. Lt. Col. Hazrat... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial council head of eastern Nuristan province claimed on Wednesday that the self-styled Daesh had initiated constructing a military base there amid reports that security forces was investing the issue, an official said on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 56 Taliban and Islamic State (IS) fighters have been killed in a barrage of drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight Taliban have been killed and 12 others wounded during search operation in Sherzad district in eastern Nangarhar, a security official said on Tuesday. Col. Mohammad Nauman Hatafi, spokesman of 201st Military... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Members of high peace committee in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday urged Taliban to seize opportunity and enter into result-oriented talks to put an end to the violence in the country. The high peace committee denounced... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Electoral Reform Commission officials said on Monday that consultations at provincial and regional levels on the electoral system’s technical and legal aspects had started producing good results. Shah Mahmood Miakhel, a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Custom acting chief of eastern Nuristan province is arrested on corruption charges and his case is referred to Attorney General Office (AGO), an official has said on Sunday.  Nuristan acting governor Hafez Abdul Qayyum... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday assured the provincial council (PC) of his support in resolving people’s problems. Salim Khan Kunduzi pledged this assurance during a visit to the PC office in Jalalabad... read more
JALALABAD/QALAT (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) have arrested two Taliban leaders, including the group’s Qarghio district chief, on Saturday in Behsud district in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. Ahmad Zia... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The mother-child mortality rate has been decreased following surge in the number of female health workers in eastern Nangarhar, director health said on Saturday. But in insecure and remote areas, the health department was... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least two percent of the country’s population mostly youth and children, 5,000 of them only in eastern Nangarhar province, are infected with hepatitis A and B, the Ministry of Public Health said on Thursday. Mohammad... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 12 militants have been killed in fresh US drone attacks in eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Khyber, an official said on Thursday. Ahmad Zia Abudlzai, the governor’s spokesman... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): For the first time, training police officers would be started at the Police Training Centre in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday. To the effect, 600 high school graduates on Wednesday appeared in a test... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar has terminated two security personnel and cases against three other Torkham scale officials have been referred to Attorney General Office (AGO), an official said on Tuesday. Ahmda Zia... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Daesh commanders have been killed and six others are apprehended during search operation in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, official says on Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad, police chief, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governors of eastern Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar provinces on Monday claimed improving coordination among local departments to eliminate threats in border areas. The shortage of border security personnel, insecurity on... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials of the agriculture department in eastern Nangarhar province said that a test farm established for research purpose has yielded positive result regarding improvement in crops. The farm which contains different kinds... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least five suspected militants were perished in a US drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province near the Pak-Afghan border on Sunday, an official said. Police Chief Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 11 fighters have been killed in a gun battle that sparked between Daesh and Taliban rebels in eastern Nangarhar province, an official has said on Sunday. Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal, provincial police... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Following security operations, local governance reforms would be introduced in remote areas of eastern Nangarhar province, the police chief promised. Administrative reforms, nepotism, lack of access to local authorities and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least one person was killed and six others were wounded on Saturday morning when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off  in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, a health official said. Rafique... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Electricity from the Naghlu hydropower plant to eastern Laghman and Nangarhar provinces has been cut off due to technical issues in supply lines, an official said on Tuesday. The two provinces are fed 48 megawatts of... read more
ASADABAD/JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  Flash floods swept away dozens of homes and inundated hundreds of acres of farmland in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces, officials said on Monday. Kunar natural disasters management director Ghulam Sabat... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The provincial administration has decided to bring about drastic reforms in district government departments in eastern Nangarhar province, pending ongoing security operations, officials say. Administrative corruption,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The police chief for eastern Laghman province complains personnel strength at several posts is inadequate, calling for an increase in the number of policemen. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Brig. Gen.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Senate chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Friday said intelligence agencies of neighbouring countries had started killing the Afghans under a new conspiracy called Daesh or Islamic State. Muslimyar spoke after offering Eid... read more
ASADABAD/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of homes were wiped out in flooding after the Kunar River burst its banks in eastern Kunar province, threatening a number of areas in neighbouring Nangarhar province. The Kunar River burst its banks after its... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five policemen and six Taliban fighters have been killed during a clash and a drone strike in eastern Laghman and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Thursday. The five Afghan Local Police (ALP) men, including their group... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament complaints commission has accused some lawmakers from eastern Nangarhar province of meddling in the province’s administrative affairs. Zalmai Zabuli, the commission’s head, and... read more
JAALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials said on Wednesday six passengers who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in eastern Laghman province had been released by their captors. The six men were snatched from a vehicle on the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province criticized the slow-paced work on second Jalalabad-Torkham road and Jalalabad-Kabul highway and directed relevant construction companies to complete the asphalting project as soon as... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials on Monday said security posts were being increased to prevent civilians from being harmed during clashes between the Taliban and Islamic State groups in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province. Recent... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have blown up girl’s school which has turned into ashes in eastern Nangarhar province, an official says. Mohammad Asif Shinwari, spokesman of education directorate, told Pajhwok Afghan News unidentified... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Labour and Social Affairs Minister Nasrin Oryakhel on Saturday said corruption was being committed in stipends to families of martyrs and people with disabilities. Oryakhel, who arrived in eastern Nangarhar province, was... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor on Saturday claimed more fighters from Pakistan had arrived in eastern Nangarhar province to join the Islamic State (IS) group and others from Afghan provinces to back the rival Taliban. It is said fresh clashes... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A charity organization Zhwand Welfare Organization has distributed food and non-food items to dozens of vulnerable families on Friday in eastern Nangarhar province.  Ikramullah Ikram, a volunteer, told a gathering the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Let-up has been noticed in the bloody clashes between the self-styled Daesh and Taliban fighters and both groups confined themselves to Nazyan and Deh Bala districts of eastern Nangarhar province due to recent military... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least ten rebels have been killed in fierce fight between two groups believed to be Taliban and the self-styled Islamic State (IS) groups while three other insurgents were targeted by US drone in eastern Nangarhar province,... read more
JALALABAD/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): At least 12 militants as well as their commanders joined peace process on Sunday in eastern Nangarhar. Malak Nazir, Nangarhar peace committee chairman, told Pajhwok Afghan News a 12 member group who was involved... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Laghman province on Sunday pledged that promotion of education was his top priority that teachers would be given residential plots to promote the vital sector. Laghman Governor Abdul Jabbar told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor on Wednesday said he would try to increase coordination among donor agencies and government organisations in implementation of projects in eastern Nangarhar province. Salim Khan Kunduzi was talking to UN Habitat... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 14 rebels have been killed in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, provincial police spokesman said on Wednesday. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal said armed rebels were on their way to Lalpoor district when... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Former provincial council secretary of eastern Nangarhar province shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Ghani Khail district of the province, an official said Wednesday. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen had once again severed power cables in the Ozbin area of Sarobi district, depriving residents of eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces of electricity. Nangarhar electricity department head Mohib Rahman Momand... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  The provincial council chief on Monday claimed saving millions of afghanis by preventing corruption attempts in many development projects in eastern Nuristan province. Eng. Saeedullah Nuristani told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A US drone strike left five militants, including a dreaded commander, dead in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Sunday. Col. Nauman Hatafi, spokesman of the 201st Selab Military Cops, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qadam Shah Shahim on Saturday said the Taliban wanted to capture some areas before entering a political dialogue with the government, but the Afghan forces had the ability to defend their soil. Gen.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 500 armed rebels have stormed Wantwigel district center in eastern Nuristan province, sparking a fierce firefight with police, an official said on Thursday. The district is situated on the edge with Manogay district... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work has begun on a 50-bed hospital in Paroon, the capital of eastern Nuristan province, to increase healthcare services to the people, the acting governor said on Wednesday. Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 23 armed rebels, including two commanders, have joined peace committee, member of a peace committee said on Tuesday.  Malak Nazir, head of peace committee, told Pajhwok Afghan News that 23 insurgents joined... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least two provincial council members have never attended the elected body’s sessions in eastern Nuristan province, the acting governor said on Monday. Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok Afghan News the two had been living in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) on Sunday said it would investigate electricity related problems in eastern Nangarhar province. The council secretary, Ajmal Omar, told a consultative meeting with civil society activists in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials said on Sunday that work has been started to restore power supply to eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces. The power lines had been cut by Taliban in Uzbin area of the district from the past 10 days and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Militants on Saturday killed head of National Solidarity Programme (NSP) for Batikot district in eastern Nangarhar province, the town’s administrative chief said. Haji Ghalib told Pajhwok Afghan News gunmen abducted NSP... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed governor of eastern Laghman province urged United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to specifically focus on launching development projects in this strategically important province.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four foreign militants have been killed in US drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, police spokesman said on Saturday. Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the missile strike took place in Haska... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Enraged protesters on Friday demanded the government to find ways for uninterrupted power supply to eastern Nangarhar province and take stern action against those who cut the electricity lines. A huge protest was launched the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight Taliban were killed in airstrike in Momindara district in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, a statement released by provincial police said. Some militants were travelling in two cars when they came under air assault... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Civil society activists on Wednesday asked the government to find a permanent solution to the electricity problem in eastern Nangarhar province. Cables carrying electricity from Kabul to Nangarhar have been cut loose in Ozbin... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Borders and Tribal Affairs Minister Gulab Mangal said on Thursday the insurgents had intensified their attacks in an attempt to bring the government to terms. Addressing a gathering of tribal elders in Jalalabad, the capital... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A convoy of vehicles carrying the governor came under attack from insurgents on Wednesday in the Momand Dara district of eastern Nangarhar province, a public representative said. Zabihullah Zamarai, a member of the provincial... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Tribal elders from Pakistan’s tribal region of Khyber on Monday said the war has been imposed on Pashtuns living on both sides of the Durand Line. The elders, who called on the new governor for eastern Nangarhar province,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Islamic State (IS) group has captured some areas from Taliban militants in eastern Nangarhar province and has started fresh recruitments in neighbouring Kunar, a military commander said on Sunday. Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zaman... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) has complained to the new governor about the worsening security situation and lack of coordination among security departments in eastern Nangarhar province. A delegation of the PC members, led by... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Salim Khan Kunduzi, the governor of eastern Nangarhar province, on Monday asked militants to join the government-initiated peace process and shun violence in larger interest of the country. He expressed these views after a 16... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least five fighters were killed and nine policemen, six civilians were wounded and the sixth fighter was arrested when militants launched coordinated attack on police headquarters in eastern Nangarhar province, an official... read more
KABUL/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Intelligence operatives have detained 10 militants belonging to the Haqqani network in southeastern Paktia province. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement in Kabul said the 10-member group was... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ghulam Jilani Popal, director of Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), said on Saturday executive and financial powers of the governor would be increased after necessary amendments to the relevant law. He... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Salim Kunduzi, the newly appointed governor to eastern Nangarhar province, on Saturday pledged to work for durable peace and fight corruption and vacate state land. Ghulam Jilani Popal, director of Independent Directorate of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in eastern Nangarhar said on Friday Afghan security forces arrested six Taliban, including a dreaded commander, in Ghanikhel district of the province, the governor’s spokesman said. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hazrat Ali, a lawmaker in the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament from eastern Nangarhar, while expressing serious reservations about unexpected surge in Daesh or Islamic State (IS) strength has urged government to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Several development projects have been completed and work on others is in progress in eastern Laghman, northern Balkh and central Kabul provinces, officials said on Wednesday. Two projects costing 24 million afghanis were... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial council head in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday rued around 400 schools had no buildings, urging the authorities to pay utmost attention to the crucial sector in the province. Ahmad Ali Hazrat, Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Clashes between Taliban insurgents and Islamic State (IS) or Daesh fighters in eastern Nangarhar province have left five more fighters dead, an official said on Wednesday. Nauman Atifi, spokesman of the 201th Selab Military... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six rebels, including a dreaded commander, were killed in two drone strikes in eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces, security officials said on Wednesday. Col. Mohammad Noman Hatifi, spokesman for the 201st Selab Military... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial council members on Monday said some government departments were rife with systematic corruption in eastern Nangarhar province. They said contracts were being awarded against heavy bribes, deals were cut on projects... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Election Watch Organisation of Afghanistan (EWA) on Sunday launched its voter awareness campaign in eastern Afghanistan, stressing the need for starting the drive nationwide right away ahead of the parliamentary elections... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok):  Security forces have launched an operation against militants in the Mianshin district of southern Kandahar province after coming under attacks for several consecutive days, an official said on Thursday. Samim... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A group of four militants involved in several high-profile kidnapping cases have been detained by police in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Thursday. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Public Health Department Director of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday said that 15 Afghan doctors of National Kidney Hospital had been sent to Pakistan for training. The 60-bed hospital was constructed by Pakistan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The mortality rate has been reduced in areas where midwives provide services where the same ratio is high in areas where there health centers are facing shortage of midwives, officials said on Tuesday. On the eve of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ongoing clashes between Taliban and Islamic State fighters stretched to other parts of eastern Nangarhar province, with the death toll from the conflict rising to 38, officials said on Tuesday. Eight fighters from the rival... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kabul on Sunday inaugurated the construction of the additional carriageway of the Torkham-Jalalabad Road, a statement said. An inaugural ceremony was held in Jalalabad to kick-start work on the second... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A senior Haqqani Network leader and his accomplice have been arrested in eastern Nangarhar province along with propaganda materials, the governor’s house said on Sunday. The senior figure worked as the terrorist network’s... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Different charity organizations on Thursday disbursed cash and food assistance among bereaved families of those killed in Jalalabad massacre in eastern Nangarhar province. The families of those dead demanded the perpetrators... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Armed clashes were underway on Wednesday in two districts of eastern Nangarhar province between two rival and anti-government groups that local people said were linked to the Taliban and the self-styled Islamic State. The... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A 100-bed military hospital was inaugurated on Monday after its completion in eastern Nangarhar province. The US and NATO have jointly funded the $25 million project for the Afghan National Army’s 201st Selab Military Corps... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight militants and a civilian were killed and eleven others, including civilians wounded during in a search operation in the Bati Kota district in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Haji Ghalib... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 13 rebels, including a notorious commander, were killed in a drone strike in Mach Megi area of Lalpur district in eastern Nangarhar province, provincial police spokesman said Sunday. Maj. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least nine militants were killed in different security incidents, including a US drone strike, in the eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Friday. Maj. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, provincial police spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Agricultural productivity has declined in eastern Nuristan province due to the absence of quality seeds and plantation of substandard seeds. Other issues the agriculture sector of Nuristan faces include lack of modern farming... read more
JALALABAD/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Police in eastern Nangarhar and central Logar provinces detained two smugglers and recovered 700 kilograms of drugs from their possession, officials said on Tuesday. Logar Police Chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of leading Ulama in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday announced complete support to peace talks in Qatar amid calls that negotiation was the only way out for durable peace and stability in the country. The... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Key organisers of the suicide attack that killed and wounded dozens of people in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province last month have been arrested, an official said on Monday.   Speaking on the condition... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some explosive material brought from Pakistan on seven mules for suicide attacks were confiscated in Dur Baba district in eastern Nangrahar province, a security official said on Sunday. Chief of staff Col Mohammad Ayub... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Striking schoolteachers in the Surkhrud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday said they would continue boycotting classes until authorities accepted their demands. About 25 schoolteachers have been on strike over... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A senior peace negotiator and former jihidi commander on Tuesday said the ongoing war against Afghans was illegitimate, asking the self-styled Islamic State or Daesh group to wage its jihad in non-Muslim countries instead of... read more
JALALABAD/SHARAN (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials on Monday detained an alleged suicide bomber and his handler from a car in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangrahar province. The two were travelling in a car when National Directorate of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Pro-government Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) faction led by Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal on Monday held a gathering in eastern Nangarhar province to denounce the 1978 military coup and celebrate April 28 as Mujahidin Victory Day... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan refugees returning from Pakistan via Torkham border needed more assistance then what they have been receiving, officials said on Monday. They said around 8,399 families had returned from Pakistan via Torkham over the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has ordered police to widen the scope of security operations against miscreants in eastern Nangarhar province in the wake of recent terrorist attacks, the police chief said on Sunday. Fazal Ahmad... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police on Sunday arrested two persons trying to smuggle precious stones and heroine concealed in 143 wooden boxes in the Surkhrud district of eastern Nangrahar province, the provincial police said. Col. Fazal Ahmed Sherzad... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least five members of a family have been killed and 11 others wounded when a mortar shell hit a house in eastern Laghman province, an official said. Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The provincial deputy attorney general and his driver were killed and four others wounded in two separate blasts in eastern Nangrahar province on Wednesday, an official said. Mohammad Sadiq Daulatzai, Behsud district chief,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least six would-be suicide bombers and organizers were arrested in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, the spy service said. According to a statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the six-member group... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials said on Monday new border security posts have been established along the Nawa Pass route to prevent possible attacks from militants. Joint Afghan security forces have launched two days ago a search operation... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  Haji Din Mohammad, member of a team tasked by President Ashraf Ghani to probe the dastardly suicide bombing in Jalalabad, said that involvement of foreign hands in the blast could not be ruled out. Mohammad said... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Latest suicide bombing and explosion that rocked Jalalabad City, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province, have sent shock waves and fears among the residents. A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of Kabul... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of Kabul Bank, leaving 34 persons dead and 127 others injured in Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Saturday morning, a doctor at the provincial civil... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The top peace negotiator on Thursday said the unity government would start taking fundamental steps toward reviving the peace parlays soon after completing the cabinet. Maulvi Abdul Hakim Mujahid, the High Peace Council (HPC... read more
JALALABAD/QALAT (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Thursday claimed arresting six militants, including two suicide bombers, in Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. Ahmad Zia... read more
JALAL ABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander was killed in an ambush by militants on Thursday in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s spokesman said. Ahmed Zai Abdulzai, Abidzai said two civilians also... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday detained six people, including a university student, over their alleged involvement in insurgent activities. Police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A senior Afghan military official on Tuesday said the killing of a US soldier by an Afghan colleague in eastern Nangarhar province six days ago “was an isolated act of the shooter. The man dressed in the uniform of local... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on buildings for 14 schools and three health clinics would be launched next week in Behsud and Surkhrud districts of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Speaking at a gathering here,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Income from the Torkham scale has increased and corruption decreased after a delegation started monitoring the facility in eastern Nangarhar province on the border with Pakistan, a public representative said on Sunday.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Sikh minority renewed their demand on the government to establish separate schools for their children on Sunday, when they celebrated the 317th Vaisakhi festival in eastern Nangarhar province. The festival traditionally... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga Members and tribal elders on Saturday demanded the government appoint new governor for eastern Nangarhar province in order to control growing incidents of insecurity. Earlier, former governor Maulvi... read more
JALALABAD (Pajwhok): A security official said investigations into the green-on-blue incident showed two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, one foreign service member were killed and seven foreign troops and an Afghan soldier wounded in the brief... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four persons were killed and 14 others, including two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into foregin forces’ convoy in Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  A Taliban’s shadow district chief was among 10 others killed in an airstrike in eastern Laghman province on Thursday, an official said. The airstrike took place in the Dawlat Shah district before noon at 11am, said... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): One Resolute Support service member and an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier died on Wednesday in a brief exchange of gunfire in the governor’s house in Jalalabad, the capital city of eastern Nangarhar province, an official... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Poppy crop grown over 1000 hectors of land would be eradicated as part of an ongoing eradication campaign in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Though it remains unknown how many hectors of land is grown... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The provincial council on Monday asked the government to arrest and prosecute graft-tainted scale officials and Public Works Ministry observers in eastern Nangarhar province. Haji Ahmad Ali, the council chief, told a press... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More than 1,000 people are addicted to drugs in two districts alone in eastern Nuristan province and efforts underway to establish a rehabilitation centre for them, officials said on Monday. No survey has so far been... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of Kochis (nomads) in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday held mammoth rally expressing fear that their land in the Behsud district allocated for pasture of their cattle was being grabbed. Former Wolesi Jirga member... read more
JALALABAD, KUNAR (Pajhwok): The residents of eastern Kunar and Nangarhar provinces on Sunday welcomed President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s stance on Yemen conflict. Saudi Arabia-led coalition of 10 countries launched airstrikes a week ago against... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Nangarhar University lecturers on Saturday boycotted classes and vowed to continue the strike until their problems were resolved as gunmen took away their salaries, the chairman of the varsity lecturers said. Ajmal Safi... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen shot dead a high school teacher in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said. Noor Mohammad, the 27-year-old who taught at the district’s high school, was on his way to... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Counternarcotics directorate said on Tuesday that poppy cultivated on more than 18,000 acres of land in 13 districts of eastern Nangarhar province would be eradicated this week. The exact figures of poppy cultivated on land... read more
LASHKARGAH/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 36 militants have been killed and a dozen wounded in clearing operation and clashes in different parts of the country, officials said on Tuesday. A statement from the 215th Maiwand Military Corps said 33... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior has approved the deployment a Public Order Police (POP) battalion to improve the security situation in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Monday. With Afghan National Police (ANP... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial council (PC) members and tribal elders, paying tribute to former Nangarhar governor Mualvi Attaullah Ludin, on Sunday urged the central government to appoint an honest and clean person as his successor. At a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and CT-scan facilities were on Saturday opened at the provincial civil hospital in eastern Nangarhar province to deal with emergency situations and injured people. Public Health Minister Dr.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public Health Minister Dr. Firozuddin Firoz on Saturday announced around 70 companies importing low-quality drugs would be black-listed soon. Speaking at a graduation ceremony for 55 midwives in Jalalabad, he termed the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces have been put on a high alert along the border with Pakistan in eastern Afghanistan to deal with militants fleeing an ongoing operation across the Durand Line, officials said on Thursday. Pakistani forces have... read more
JALALABAD/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Two insurgent groups renounced violence and joined the government-initiated peace process in Nuristan and Baghlan provinces, officials said on Thursday. Nuristan’s acting Governor Hafiz Abdul Qayyum told Pajhwok... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  The Afghan Local Police (ALP) force be deployed to border districts of eastern Nangarhar province to improve the security situation there, an official said on Wednesday. Some 1,640 ALP men have been serving in 14... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More greenhouses and cold storages for agricultural produce are being built to improve the sector in eastern Nangarahar province, a senior official said on Tuesday. Though above hundred cold storages exist in different... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A strong 100-member Afghan Local Police (ALP) force was supposed to be deployed in the Surkhrud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, but it was postponed due to lack of coordination among local elders, officials... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Tribal elders on Monday accused the unity government of ignoring eastern provinces in formation of the cabinet. The elders expressed these views at a gathering they held at the Tribal Affairs Department in Jalalabad, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As the Nangarhar University celebrated its golden jubilee on Thursday; the Ministry of Higher Education announced PhD classes would be launched soon at the university. The university’s golden jubilee was celebrated at the... read more
JALALBAD (Pajhwok): Three cold storage facilities for agriculture products would be handed over to the private sector in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Tuesday. The facilities are located in Alingar, Qarghayee districts and the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Former attorney-general Abdul Jabbar Sabit on Sunday said giving a test to attorneys was beyond the authority of the president’s legal advisor. President Ashraf Ghani’s legal advisor, Abdul Ali Muhammadi, has asked hundreds... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of tribal elders from eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday condemned the Ghanikhel district operation and claimed that mostly civilians had been killed in the offensive. On Friday, spokesman for the 201st Selab... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three children were killed and six others wounded in a bomb blast in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said. Numan Hatifi, spokesman of the 201st Sailab Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident... read more
JALALABAD (PAJHWOK): Seven militants, including their commander, were killed in a drone strike in the Lalpora district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Col. Muhammad Ayub Hussainkhel, a senior border police official in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six militants, associated with the Islamic State group, have been killed and 12 others wounded during an operation in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province, a security official said on Friday. Nauman Hatifi,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on three important bridges in eastern Nangarhar province has hit snags as Ministries of Finance and Public Works have failed to provide funds to contractors, officials said on Thursday. The governor’s... read more
JALALABAD (PAJHWOK): A 16-member insurgent group joined the government-initiated peace process in eastern Nangarhar province, the Peace Committee chief said on Thursday. Haji Malik Nazir told Pajhwok Afghan News the group had been active in... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Militants have killed three people in eastern Nuristan province for cooperation with the government, an official said on Wednesday. The victims had been kidnapped some days back and their bodies were handed over to their... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The 21st death anniversary of legendary Pashto poet Amir Hamza Khan Shinwari, widely known as Hamza Baba, was observed in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Wednesday. Born in 1907 in Landi Kotal, a hamlet of... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Acting governor of eastern Nuristan province alleged that foreign hands were fuelling tribal feud in the province for their vested interests. Hafiz Abdul Qayyum said enmity between two tribes of Kamdish and Kushtooz villages... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six militants have been killed in their internal clash in eastern Nangarhar province, provincial police spokesman said on Monday. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the armed clash among rebels erupted late... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Another family lost 10 members when the roof of their house caved in due to continuous rain in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. The deaths in Dara-i-Noor district on Saturday night came hours after a... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight members of a family died when roof of a house collapsed in Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s spokesman said on Saturday. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai told Pajhwok Afghan News that the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A border police commander on Thursday claimed “a large number of Taliban militants” would soon renounce violence and reconcile with the government in eastern provinces. Col. Mohammad Ayub Hussainkhel, the 201st zone border... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An Islamic State (IS) group leader has been killed during a military operation in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the Afghan army said on Tuesday. Officials said 64 suspects were also detained during the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven people died and hundreds of homes were washed away when flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept through eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s house said on Monday. Heavy rains lashed all districts of the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six civilians were killed and two others wounded in a roadside bombing in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said. The incident took place in the Pandola locality of Achin district this afternoon, Ahmad Zia... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two school students were killed in a bomb blast in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said. The explosion took place in Farm Hadi area of the second police district in Jalalabad... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A senior official at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday said that high-level consultations were underway to establish local police force in eastern Nangarhar province to further bolster security. Col. Mohammad Khalil... read more
LASHKARGAH/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two policemen and 10 rebels have been killed during clashes in different parts of the country, officials said Saturday. Two policemen, five rebels were killed and seven others wounded in the ongoing Zulfiqar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A teenager girl fled home and surrendered to army personnel after Taliban insurgents forced her to join them in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Saturday. Col. Noman Hatafi, a spokesman for the 201st Selab... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least six people were injured after cricket fans celebrating Afghanistan’s maiden World Cup victory resorted to intense celebratory firing in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday. Afghanistan posted a one-... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A powerful delegation from Kabul on Tuesday arrived in eastern Nangarhar province to investigate administrative corruption and identify factors contributing to insecurity. Led by Interior Minister Noorul Haq Ulumi, the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi on Tuesday said a new strategy was under consideration to upgrade the police force through capacity building and others reforms. Speaking at a gathering of security officials and tribal... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Female members of the provincial council of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday said the bomb attack that killed their colleague Angiza Shinwari had created a sense of insecurity among them. The female representatives said... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday claimed arresting an individual and recovering 15 kilograms of heroin from his possession. As many as 2,280 Kalashnikovs, 250 pistols and a large number of bullets were also... read more
JALALABAD CITY (Pajhwok): Officials on Thursday recorded dramatic increase in repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan’s Peshawar city and asked the central government should provide the families with needed facilities. Haji Ghulam Haidar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A militant commander allegedly involved in the assassination of former governor for central Logar province has been detained during a special operation by security forces in eastern Laghman province, an official said Thursday... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A three-member gang allegedly involved in fixing magnetic bombs to vehicles of government officials has been detained in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, the spy agency said on Wednesday. The three were detained... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Senate Chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Wednesday asked the government to investigate the bomb attack on Angiza Shinwari and arrest the perpetrators. Shinwari, a member of the Nangarhar provincial council, was seriously... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): 8 militants were killed in a drone strike in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said.  The missile attack took place in the Fathi Khani locality in the afternoon, Col. Ayub... read more
LASHKARGAH/SHARAN (Pajhwok): At least 27 Taliban have been killed and ten others wounded in a military offensive launched by Afghan security forces in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Tuesday. Fifteen rebels... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The acting governor of eastern Nuristan province on Monday said hundreds of guns that belong to the police department had gone missing and asked the Ministry of Interior to send a delegation for investigation. Talking to... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Angiza Shinwari, the provincial council member for eastern Nangarhar province, who was seriously wounded in an explosion, succumbed to her injuries in a hospital in Kabul, an official said Monday. Her driver was killed while... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of residents and activists of social society networks of eastern provinces on Sunday demanded that the promised delegation to be sent by the president should thoroughly investigate rampant administrative corruption and... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Taliban commanders and a police officer were killed on Saturday during two separate incidents in eastern Nangarhar and central Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said. The two rebel leaders, Mullah Nasrat and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday held a video conference with governors of four eastern provinces and talked with them in details on issues concerning security, good governance and development. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan and Pakistani forces are working on a strategy how to conduct simultaneous operations on both sides of the Durand Line to block the movement of militants, an official in eastern Nangarhar province said on Saturday.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Family members and colleagues of a provincial council (PC) member, Angiza Shinwari, who was injured a day earlier by a magnetic bomb attached to her car, on Wednesday asked the government to thoroughly investigate the attack... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five people were wounded in a bomb blast in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said. The incident took place when a bomb targeted a police ranger close to the custom department... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  One person was killed and six others, including provincial council (PC) female member Angeza Shinwari, wounded in a bomb blast in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, the civil hospital director said. Ahmad Zia... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Recent reports of harassment of Afghan refugees and decrease in transfer of NATO supplies have diminished local transport activities on the Peshawar-Torkam-Jalalabad Highway. Drivers on both sides of Torkham acknowledged 90... read more
JALALABAD (PAJHWOK): Taliban have torched yet another school building in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Monday. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News some unidentified gunmen set the building of high... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen opened fire at people offering prayers in a mosque in the Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least two worshippers and injuring a third, an official said on Monday. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 20 Taliban, including two commanders, have renounced violence and joined the government-initiated peace process in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. Speaking at a gathering, the Peace... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The acting governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday asked the construction firm concerned to complete the second Behsud bridge project within the stipulated time. Governor Mualvi Attaullah Ludin issued the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): With the arrival of spring, a tree plantation drive in eastern Nangarhar province was kicked off on Saturday, with the governor urging people to pay special attention to protect the environment. “The agriculture department... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least four policemen and ten militants have been killed and another eight rebels and two police wounded in separate security incidents in eastern Laghman and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Saturday. Nangarhar... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 18 militants have been killed, 26 others wounded and four including three Pakistanis arrested during an operation in the Nazian district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. Police spokesman... read more
  Zirak Fahim, Hedayatullah Hamdard   JALALABAD/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty insurgents and five security personnel have been killed during clearing operations in Nangarhar and Kunduz provinces, officials said on Wednesday.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least four people were killed in a car accident on the Jalalabad-Torkham Highway near the Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said. Ahmad Zia Abdul Zai, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Suspected militants have blown up an ancient mausoleum, damaging a nearby mosque in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Haji Ghalib, the district’s administrative head, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The acting governor of eastern Nuristan province on Monday confirmed an additional 850-member police force would continue to ensure security in the restive region. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Hafiz Abdul... read more
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar on Wednesday said regional countries had increased joint efforts at countering terrorism after realising the menace equally threatened them. Atmar, who arrived in Tehran on... read more
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar on Wednesday said regional countries had increased joint efforts at countering terrorism after realising the menace equally threatened them. Atmar, who arrived in Tehran on a... read more
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): The Iranian anti-drug campaign director on Wednesday while ruling out poppy cultivation in Iran said that more than 324,000 addicted persons in his country had imported the substance from Afghanistan. Mahmood Bayat expressed the... read more
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): Iran has been trying to regularise plans on how to repatriate Afghan refugees after next six months, an Iranian Ministry of Interior official told a visiting Afghan delegation a day earlier. Dr. Aziz Kazemi, who serves as head... read more
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): Iran has welcomed the end of foreign forces combat mission in Afghanistan and assuming of security responsibilities by the Afghan security forces. Marzieh Afkham, spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, said this... read more
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): Tehran desired increased cooperation with Kabul in diverse fields, including countering terrorism, a senior Iranian official has said. These views were expressed on Sunday by Iran’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim... read more
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): An Afghan delegation has asked the Iranian ministry of culture and Islamic guidance to condemn terrorism and direct its media to help project true image of Afghanistan. The delegation traveled to Iran on Sunday held meetings... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday ordered an investigation into a rocket fire that killed and wounded several people attending a wedding party in southern Helmand province. Local... read more
DANGAM (Pajhwok): Officials said on Sunday militants were using locals as human shield and targeting security forces position from their houses in Dangam, a district under intense fighting for weeks in eastern Kunar province. Abdul Hasib Saddiqi... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said his government had launched work on bringing improvement to the country’s security situation.The president said this while talking to Germany’s defence minister Ursula von der Leyen, who called... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Friday said the international community was convinced that Afghanistan had the capacity to identify its problems and deal with challenges.At meetings with tribal elders and lawmakers, Ghani said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan intelligence service on Monday claimed thwarting an attempt to smuggle to Pakistan anti-aircraft missiles that had been sold by the Haqqani network.One official suggested the missiles were to be used to shoot down... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok):  Supporters of failed provincial council candidates on Sunday staged a fresh protest demonstration in western Herat province, vowing not to allow those involved in fraud to enter the provincial council office.The rally was... read more
MAIMANA/MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): At least 10 people have been killed and 11 others wounded during separate security incidents in northwestern Faryab and eastern Laghman provinces, officials said on Sunday.Faryab Governor Mohammadullah Batash told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday said he was strongly determined to enforce laws on powerful individuals, vowing equal rights for the Afghans.Ahmadzai said this while talking to a delegation led by Syed Mansoor Naderi, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Social media users, expressing their happiness over the inauguration of the new coalition government, on Monday urged President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to stay committed to his promises.In his inaugural speech, Ghani vowed to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Retiring President Hamid Karzai registered his assets with the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption on Sunday, a day before his successor’s inauguration.A brief statement from the Presidential Palace said Karzai registered... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Currently visiting Australia as part of preparations for the World Cup, the national cricket team defeated South Wales, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said on Friday.South Wales, asked to bat first, were bowled out for 266 runs... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief of Dawat-e-Islami (DI) party Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf warned on Saturday that announcement of election results prior to developing consensus between the two candidates could lead to chaos.In a statement issued by Jamaluddin... read more
KABUL (): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) head on Friday blamed anti-state elements for attacking unarmed civilians, saying such assaults were against the teachings of Islam.Abdul Khaliq Farahi condemned in the strongest words... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A Pajhwok Afghan News reporter has been beaten and robbed of his official equipment and personal belongings by unknown gunmen in southern Ghazni province.Saifullah Maftoon, Pajhwok correspondent in Ghazni, said he was on his... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The head of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, is said to have spent considerable time in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime and served as a member of the Ishaq Group.The Ishaq Group, headed by... read more