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Gemstone illegally excavated from 370 Nuristan sites

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Feb 27, 2018 - 00:43
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Illegal excavation of gemstones from nearly 400 mines has been underway in eastern Nuristan province, with half of the revenue going to militants, officials and public representatives say. Local officials acknowledge the illegal...
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Haunted by backwardness, Nuristanis swell rebel ranks

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Feb 04, 2018 - 17:19
PARON (Pajhwok): The Provincial Council (PC) head for eastern Nuristan province says some people have swollen militant ranks due to the central government’s inattention to their problems. Eng. Saeedullah Paendazoy also hit out at the provincial...
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Daesh fighters killed in Nuristan, Kunar airstrikes

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Jan 15, 2018 - 17:20
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least three Daesh -- or so-called Islamic State (IS) -- rebels have been killed in during an airstrike in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Monday. Mohammad Saeed Momand, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok...
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In Nuristan, cases of violence against women addressed by jirgas

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Jan 06, 2018 - 13:44
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Women’s Affairs Department in eastern Nuristan province says many incidents of violence against women are being resolved by tribal elders instead of courts. Some 45 cases of violence against women have been recorded during...
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Afghan forces repulse massive Barg-i-Matal attack

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Sep 11, 2017 - 15:43
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces pushed back a massive Taliban assault on the Barg-i-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province on Monday, officials claimed. More than 300 Taliban militants, including foreigners, stormed the district...
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After 16 years, Mandol district affairs still remotely run

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Aug 26, 2017 - 19:53
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The administrative affairs of Mandol district in eastern Nuristan province have been controlled from neighboring Nurgram district for the past 16 years, residents say. They claim so far no road was constructed to connect Mandol...
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Nuristan clash leaves 9 rebels, 2 police dead

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Aug 23, 2017 - 19:04
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nine insurgents and two policemen were killed on Wednesday when the rebels stormed security posts in Nurgaram district of eastern Nuristan province, the governor said. Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban...
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15 years on, no access road to 5 Nuristan districts

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Aug 20, 2017 - 16:09
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Access roads remain uneven during the past 15 years in eastern Nuristan province, where there is no road to connect five districts with the provincial capital, Paroon.
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Nuristan jail remains without building in 15 years

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Jul 31, 2017 - 18:47
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The central jail in eastern Nuristan province has been without a building over the past 15 years and the prisoners are held in mud-made half ruined rooms.
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180 Nuristan schools without buildings: official

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Jul 24, 2017 - 22:03
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed education director for eastern Nuristan province says insecurity and improper management on local level has affected the education process in the mountainous province. Mohammad Amin Hamad told Pajhwok Afghan...
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Nuristan police asked to prevent forest cutting

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Jun 21, 2017 - 21:33
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor has ordered police to prevent deforestation in eastern Nuristan province and arrest those involved. Governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok Afghan News he issued the directives to all security forces in a recent...
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Work on irrigation canal kicks off in Nuristan

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Jun 14, 2017 - 12:27
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The construction of a 650 meters irrigation canal has been launched in Paron, the capital of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Wednesday. Governor Hafiz Abdul Qayyum told Pajhwok Afghan News the canal would be built...
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Efforts on to put out Nuristan forest blaze

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Jun 01, 2017 - 13:59
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A fire in the Noorgram district of eastern Nuristan province has gutted a three kilometers forest of pine nuts, officials said on Thursday. Noorgram district chief Naimatullah Muslim told Pajhwok Afghan News the blaze erupted in...
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Residents panic as rebels mount attacks on Nuristran posts

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May 07, 2017 - 19:34
PAROON (Pajhwok): Over the past three days, insurgents have been attacking security posts in Want Waigal district of eastern Nuristan province, panicking local residents. Members of the provincial council said the rebels had besieged the district,...
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Mob lynches eloped couple in Nuristan

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Feb 11, 2017 - 22:14
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An angry mob snatched a couple from a government department and killed them over elopement in the Wama district of eastern Nuristan province on Saturday, an official said. Nuristan women’s affairs director Zahida Faizan told...
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Death toll from Nuristan avalanches, cold snap soars to 73

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Feb 07, 2017 - 11:14
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 73 people have been killed and 27 others wounded by avalanches and freezing weather in eastern Nuristan province, the governor said on Tuesday. Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok Afghan News a relief team had reached Barg...
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60 dead, hundreds missing as avalanche hits Nuristan village

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Feb 06, 2017 - 11:01
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Sixty people have been killed and hundreds other missing due to heavy snowfall and avalanche in eastern Nuristan province, the governor said on Monday. Hafiz Abdul Qayum told Pajhwok Afghan News an avalanche buried in entire...
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46 bodies recovered after avalanche hits Nuristan village

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Feb 05, 2017 - 20:24
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of people were killed and many injured after an avalanche buried in entire village in eastern Nuristan province on Sunday, the governor said.
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Snow leaves 5 dead, roads blocked in Nuristan

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Jan 26, 2017 - 17:54
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Five people were reported dead following heavy snowfall that clogged several roads in the eastern province of Nuristan, public representatives said on Thursday.
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‘Insufficient’ forces seen behind Nuristan unrest

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Jan 24, 2017 - 00:18
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public representatives and tribal elders in eastern Nuristan province have expressed concern over a deteriorating security situation in the province that they feared could fall to the rebels if the number of security personnel...
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