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 province of Herat, Afghanistan

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militants have kidnapped four passengers from a vehicle in Chishti Sharif district of western Herat province, an official said on Monday. Sayed Karim Zahid, the Chisti Sharif district's administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents stopped a civilian vehicle and kidnapped four ...
Registration of eligible voters has kicked off in Herat province. The IEC commission in Herat said that some voting centers are however facing serious security threats. Herat provincial governor said they are trying to maintain the security of the voter registration centers and polling stations. In this episode ...

A three-day watercolor exhibition, titled Zamzama (Whisper), opened on Saturday at the Herat University. The paintings, many of which are portraits, are by female artist Parwana Nabizada, who is also a lecturer at the university. As students flocked to view her work, Nabizada said: “Art is in essence free ...
Kabul. At least 13 police personnel have been killed and several injured in an overnight Taliban attack in Herat province, Afghan media reports. In western Herat province, 10 policemen were killed and four wounded in Shindand district where fighting with the insurgents lasted for hours. The district ...
Taliban kill 10 at security post in Herat. Nine soldiers and a police officer have been killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's western province of Herat. ReutersApril 13, 20185:32pm. Taliban militants have attacked Afghan security posts in the western province of Herat, killing nine soldiers and one police officer, a district ...

Five schoolteachers were abducted by the Taliban in Shindand district in Herat province, in the west of Afghanistan, on Thursday, local officials confirmed. Herat governor's spokesman Farhad Jailani confirmed the report and said the schoolteachers were abducted from a village in Shindand district.
Mustafa and one of his bodyguards were killed, a spokesman for theprovincial police chief Abdul Ahad Walizada said. "The commander was involved in a number of insurgency attacks in Herat city and southern districts of Herat," Walizada said, adding that "the police also discovered some weapons.".
Mustafa and one of his bodyguards were killed, a spokesman for theprovincial police chief Abdul Ahad Walizada said. “The commander was involved in a number of insurgency attacks in Herat city and southern districts of Herat,” Walizada said, adding that “the police also discovered some weapons.”.
Herat police chief's spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada has confirmed an explosion ripped through Nabi Akram Mosque in PD7 in Herat city. Walizada said at least one person was killed and seven wounded in the explosion but said the casualty toll could rise. He said victims had been taken to local hospitals. According ...
At least one person was killed and seven others wounded in an explosion outside a Shia mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat, an official told Al Jazeera. Two suicide bombers attempted to enter the Nabi Akram mosque in Police District 7 on Sunday, but were pushed back by security guards, the ...
He said war is not the solution to end the crisis. “I call on government oppositions that if you cannot talk with government come and sit for a deal with the great family of Jihad and find a solution that will actually bring an Islamic system,” said Mohammad Ismail when he addressed a big gathering in Herat.
A number of rap artists from Herat province on Monday held a street concert to protest against the treatment meted out by members of the public. The concert, entitled “Voice of Freedom”, provided a platform for the musicians to raise their concerns. They said people did not have to listen to their music but ...
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and nine others wounded on Monday when a bomb-rigged bike went off in a bazaar in western Herat province, an official said. Deputy police chief Aminullah Amin told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place in bazaar of the Shindand district.
At least seven people were killed in a road accident on Wednesday on the Kandahar-Herat Highway in the country's south-west, local officials confirmed. The accident happened in Maiwand district when a passenger bus and car collided, the provincial governor's spokesman Qudratullah Khoshbakht said.
He said, therefore, police conducted investigations around the city and arrested two thieves along with stolen motorbikes. On the other hand, Abdul Ahad, Herat police spokesman, said police had arrested four robbers accused stealing gold and other materials. He said the four were detained in the limits of ...
's shadow district chief for the Kashk-i-Kohna district has been detained in western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday. Jilani Farhad, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mullah info-icon Abdul Raoof was held by police while conducting anti-government activities in ...

HERAT/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police in western Herat province on Tuesday detained an Iranian national for allegedly trying to smuggle 29 kilograms of heroin in a truck to his country. The Iranian had skillfully hidden the stuff in his truck vehicle en route to Iran via Islam Qala dry port, said Herat police ...
Health workers are preparing to vaccinate more than 1.3 million children under the age of five against polio in the western provinces of Herat, Badghis and Farah. Local authorities in western Afghanistan have called on insurgent groups to cooperate with health workers during the three-day campaign and ...
HERAT, Afghanistan — A group of young Afghan women in the deeply conservative western Herat province is breaking traditional barriers as their war-torn country's first female coders in an overwhelmingly male-dominated tech field. The game they created at the Code to Inspire computer training center in ...
KABUL (TCA) — A group of 70 Taliban militants are ready to join the peace process in support of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural-gas pipeline project in Afghanistan, TOLOnews reported on March 4 citing local officials. Herat provincial council chairman Kamran Alizai said they ...
Herat governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi meanwhile welcomed the group's move and said local government will provide them with employment opportunities after they join the peace process. “The peace door is open, the peace offer has been offered to all the anti-government armed groups,” said Rahimi.
In the last year about 100,000 students, including girls, have dropped out of school in western Herat province for a number of reasons including threats by insurgents, poverty and traditions, officials from Herat's Directorate of Education said Saturday. "Nearly 100,000 students are not getting an education ...
In the last year about 100,000 students, including girls, have dropped out of school in western Herat province for a number of reasons including threats by insurgents, poverty and traditions, officials from Herat's Directorate of Education said Saturday. "Nearly 100,000 students are not getting an education ...
A fghan police of counter-narcotic drug department succeeded in preventing the smuggling of 27 kg of the narcotic drug heroin to Iran in Herat Province. A police official told the official state news agency of the Afghan government Bakhtar News that the drugs were skillfully placed inside the tire of a truck ...
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of school teachers on Wednesday complained their salaries were not paid for the last four months, warning to boycott classes in the new academic year if their problem not resolved. The teachers gathered in the provincial council, said that Herat exchequer requested the ...
President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday handed out land ownership certificates to a number of Herat residents as part of a ceremony to confirm legal ownership of property for thousands of local landowners. In total about 500 certificates were handed out on Saturday. Addressing the ceremony, Ghani said he was determined to ...
The Afghan and Turkmen presidents, Ashraf Ghani and Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, were joined by Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and India's Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar in Afghanistan's western city of Herat for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Afghan section ...
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani (1st R), President of Turkmenistan Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov (2nd R), Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi attend the inauguration ceremony of TAPI pipeline construction work, in Herat, Afghanistan, Feb. 23, 2018. Work on TAPI gas pipeline to ...
The accident happened when a passenger bus lost control and crashed into a truck in Adraksan district. Thumbnail. Local officials confirmed eight people were killed in a bus accident in Herat on Wednesday. Officials said 13 others were wounded in the crash. Herat police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada, confirmed the ...
HERAT(Pajhwok): A rebel was arrested with 28 walkie-talkies in western Herat province, an official said Tuesday. Abdul Razaq chief of 3th police brigade for the western zone told Pajhwok Afghan News, the detainee was resident of Islam Qala Township of Kohsan district of the province. He said the man ...
HERAT, Afghanistan, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan government has beefed up security ahead of the inauguration of a major gas project in western city of Herat, local media reported Tuesday. Afghan leaders and foreign guests from regional countries will participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of the ...
Herat was among the provinces heavily infested by tens of thousands of landmines and unexploded ordnances. ... KABUL: Clearance of landmines from Herat after 40 years is nearing completion and was hailed by Afghan provincial authorities on Saturday as a remarkable life-saving work and “great news” ...
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Police have detained two young men for killing a child after raping him in the Injil district of western Herat province, an official said on Saturday. Abdul Ahad Walizada, the police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the men had abducted an eight-year-old boy on February 15.
The organization said on February 15 that its Afghan staff had cleared more than 600 minefields in the western province, an effort it said has had a "major impact" on Herat's potential for economic development. "Around 75 percent of the population of the province is rural, and millions of square meters of ...
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A man has strangled his wife to death in the capital of western Herat province, an official said on Wednesday. Abdul Ahad Walizada, police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the Huz-Garbas locality of Herat City on Tuesday night. He said the ...
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials on Tuesday confiscated 25 tons of chicken meat after being smuggled into western Herat province from Iran, an official said. The driver of the vehicle carrying the meat worth about 2.3 million afghanis has been arrested in Herat City, the provincial capital, the ...
Last year Iran issued 100,000 work visas to Afghans and have reportedly doubled the quota for this year. Thumbnail. Hundreds of Afghans are lining up outside the Iranian consulate in the western province of Herat to get visas every day. TOLOnews' correspondent Samim Faramarz who has visited the ...
HERAT (Pajhwok): Four people were wounded in a celebratory gunfire last night in western Herat province, where police detained 13 people over robbery and other charges, an official said on Thursday. Herat's Zonal Hospital spokesman Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai said they received one child and ...
India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Apr 2018. #Explosion, #Shindand, #HeratExplosion, #Afghanistan · Facebook Google Twitter Pinterest. Kabul, Apr 10 (IBNS): At least six people have been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan's Herat province on Monday, local Tolo News reported. Additionally, nine people ...
HERAT: A blast from explosives placed on a motorbike killed at least six people, including four children, and wounded nine other children in Herat province in western Afghanistan, ... The explosion happened near a mosque in Shindand district, said Jilani Farhad, a spokesman for Herat's governor said.
Many of the children killed and wounded in Monday's explosion had been the bread winners. Thumbnail. Monday night's explosion in Shindand district in Helmand affected mostly children, district officials confirmed. The rickshaw explosion, which happened at about 4pm, left seven civilians dead ...
“The police officers stopped hitting me and escaped after local people mediated,” he added. Meanwhile, Abdul Ahad Walizada, Herat police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that public order police forces were working under the MoI but they would seriously investigate about the journalist's beating ...
Speaking during the one-day symposium, community leaders from districts around Herat's capital discussed the current situation and underlined the need to prioritize efforts in marking and clearing landmines and other explosive remnants of war that have contributed to an increase in child casualties.
At least eight people, including children, have been killed and several others wounded in a bomb blast in Afghanistan's western Herat province, according to a government official. Explosives planted in an auto-rickshaw [a three-wheeled vehicle] detonated late afternoon on Monday near a mosque in the ...
President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday handed out land ownership certificates to a number of Herat residents as part of a ceremony to confirm legal ownership of property for thousands of local landowners. In total about 500 certificates were handed out on Saturday. Addressing the ceremony, Ghani said he ...
Almost 3,000 people living side by side in a confined environment poses major challenges in maintaining good sanitary and hygiene conditions. In Herat city, for years, wastewater from the Herat Provincial Prison sat festering in pools around the buildings. Apart from the awful smell, the wastewater from the ...
A new trend in women-only restaurants in Herat is dividing opinion and raising concern among more conservative figures. Most women argue that these establishments are a great place to relax without fear of being intimidated or harassed by men. But some local leaders say they represent a worrying ...
The NGO's Afghan staff have cleared 39 million square metres of mine fields and 45 million square metres of battlefield in Herat with UK aid support. In total, more than 600 ... Minelaying during previous conflicts had left Herat with the highest landmine accident rate in the country. Before mine clearance ...
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A man has strangled his wife to death in the capital of western Herat province, an official said on Wednesday. Abdul Ahad Walizada, police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the Huz-Garbas locality of Herat City on Tuesday night. He said the ...


 

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