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 Khost Province, Afghanistan

Khost) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the east of the country. Khost province used to be part of Paktia Province in the past. Its capital is Khost City, which was the first Afghan city to be liberated from communist rule following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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Unnamed Taliban officials claimed that Mairaj, a senior leader in the Haqqani Network, was killed in a US drone strike in the eastern Afghan province of Khost. Mairaj is said to have accompanied Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban in 2009, ...
Hit & Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the Meaning of Honour, co-authored by war correspondent Jon Stephenson, appears to contradict official statements that raids on two villages in Baghlan Province in August 2010 killed "numerous ...
The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 stands at 654,143, as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year.
At least three army soldiers and 11 militants were killed during a fierce clash on outskirts of Tirin Kot, capital of Afghanistan's southern province of Uruzgan overnight, a local official said on Monday. "Several armed militants stormed an army base ...
... police (ANP) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) conducted joint operations against insurgents in different areas of Nangarhar, Kapisa, Wardak, Ghazni, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Herat, Baghlan, Khost, Jawzjan, Faryab and Helmand provinces.
In a landmark decision the incumbent Cabinet has approved FATA reforms committee's proposals including: merger of FATA in KPK, complete abrogation of Frontier crimes Regulations (FCR), establishment of benches of High Court and Supreme Courts, ...
A suicide truck bomber attacked a military checkpoint in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province this morning, killing one, the AP reports.
Khost, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb detonated near an army base in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Friday, killing one soldier and wounding several before the army repelled at attack on the base by four gunmen, the district chief ...
Officials said that a suicide truck bomber attacked an Afghan military base in southeastern Khost province, killing at least one soldier and wounding 13 others.
Kabul, March 17 (IANS) Two people were killed and seven others injured on Friday when a car bomb hit a military base in Afghanistan's Khost province, an army official said. "The car bomb was detonated next to the base in Sabari district," the official ...
Afghanistan - An Afghan official says a suicide truck bomber has targeted a military checkpoint in eastern Khost province, killing one soldier and wounding 10.
Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says a suicide truck bomber has targeted a military checkpoint in eastern Khost province, killing one soldier and wounding 10. A district governor, Mohammad Akbar Zadran, says the early morning attack on ...
A suicide car bomb detonated near an army base in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Friday, killing one soldier, whereas three Pakistani soldiers were killed in suicide attack in the country's volatile northwestern regions bordering Afghanistan.
A car bomb blast occurred near an army base in Yaqubi district in Khost province on Friday morning, local officials said. An explosives-laden vehicle wanted to target an army base in the district but was shot by security forces at the outpost and its ...
A suicide car bomb detonated near an army base in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Friday, killing one soldier and wounding several before the army repelled at attack on the base by four gunmen, the district chief said.
drones have come a long way from their initial uses for surveillance. On February 4th, 2002, in the Paktia Province of Afghanistan near the city of Khost, the CIA used an unmanned Predator drone in a strike for the first time. The target was Osama bin ...
I think her fifth child, from memory," the obstetrician and gynaecologist, who spent four months on assignment with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) at their maternity hospital in Khost in the country's east, said. "And she gave birth, no problems, but ...
There is urgent need for female doctors and midwives in Paktika Province also, say Baseer Haidakhil, a resident of Katawaz district.
Separately Saturday, in eastern Khost province, a possible suicide bomber was shot and killed by security guards near the entrance to an airport, said Gen.
The incident took place at around 02:30 p.m. local time when three attackers wanted to enter the airport but were recognized by security forces, said Faizullah Ghairat, the police chief of the province. He said one of the attackers were gunned down by ...
Separately on Saturday, in eastern Khost province a possible suicide bomber was shot and killed by security guards near the entrance to an airport, said Gen.
For example, in July 2011, Afghan media reported: "Pakistan fired some 470 missiles and artillery in Kunar, Nangarhar, Khost and Paktia provinces of Afghanistan followed by Pakistani Taliban raids backed by helicopters, killing dozens of civilians in ...
Almost all the midwives assisting deliveries in our programs are Afghan women. Since the women's-only maternity hospital opened in rural Khost province in 2012, a number of female doctors have also become highly experienced in managing complicated ...
... midwives assisting deliveries in MSF programs are Afghan women. Since the women's-only maternity hospital opened in rural Khost province in 2012, a number of female doctors have also become highly experienced in managing complicated deliveries.
The cabinet of central government of Pakistan has recently approved merger of Tribal Areas- commonly known as Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, recommended by the six-member committee, headed by Sartaj ...
She now finds herself in daily contact with women who have no healthcare in the mountainous Khost province in eastern Afghanistan.
The official said some 1,650 families had come back from Khost and other provinces of Afghanistan. He added these families had gone to Afghanistan due to military operation in North Waziristan.
Almost all the midwives assisting deliveries in our programs are Afghan women. Since the women's-only maternity hospital opened in rural Khost province in 2012, a number of female doctors have also become highly experienced in managing complicated ...
Pakistani intelligence officials had earlier said a suspected U.S. strike hit in Pakistan's lawless tribal region bordering Afghanistan's Khost, a Haqqani stronghold, killing two militants. The Taliban official wouldn't confirm it was the same strike ...
Abdullah belonged to the Subari area in Afghanistan's Khost province. The drone strike occurred in the area where the funeral of TTP Kurram chapter head Fazal Saeed Haqqani was held in December last year.
Taliban sources confirmed Friday that slain Qari Abdullah Mairaj was among two men hit by what the Taliban believes were U.S. missiles the previous day in the southeastern Afghan province of Khost, bordering Pakistan. The insurgent group agreed to free ...
Saheeb Jaan, a shrinekeeper in Bamyan province, has been a volunteer AFP reporter for 8 years. "If I see a family come to the shrine with a sick child having weakness or paralysis, ... WHO and partners conducted a thorough assessment of existing sites ...
The Pakistan government on 2 March 2017 approved the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The step was taken to bring the impoverished and politically deprived tribal region ... The region borders ...
Over 2016, more than 600,000 people were newly displaced in Afghanistan; half of whom were boys and girls. More than 50 per cent of these displaced children and youth are estimated to be out-of-school.
Qari Abdullah Sabari belonged to the Khost province of Afghanistan and had served as commander of the Afghan Taliban for the Paktia Province. Tje sources in the Kurram Agency's political administration said that they had recovered the leg of one of the ...
Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, who commanded Taliban forces in Kunduz, was one of three fighters killed in a weekend strike by an unmanned aircraft, a senior Taliban official in the province told Reuters, on condition of anonymity to ensure his safety. "He ...
Blumenthal's guest, Hewad Jhan Hemat, worked as a translator for the U.S. Army in Khost province in Afghanistan, helping U.S.
He reportedly left Khost province for North Waziristan in Pakistan's volatile tribal region. Larson said her husband was being held hostage by the Haqqani network, which the United States has declared a foreign terrorist organization.
Access to Food: Most of the refugee households in Gurbuz, Matun, Nadir Shah Kot, Tani and Tere Zayi districts of Khost, and Sarobi district of Paktika Province, are relying on purchase to buy food, while only some HHs are using coping strategies, such ...
Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, who commanded Taliban forces in Kunduz, was one of three fighters killed in a weekend strike by an unmanned aircraft, a senior Taliban official in the province said on condition of anonymity to ensure his safety. "He was on a ...
In 1985, Maulana Irshad Ahmad, another graduate of the Karachi seminary, and the man who co-founded the Harkat with Akhtar, was killed fighting Soviet forces in Afghanistan's Kunar province, leaving Akhtar in charge of the organisation. Another co ...
The National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's intelligence service, confirmed that its forces killed Qari Saifullah Akhtar, a top Pakistani al Qaeda leader, during a raid last month in the southern province of Ghazni. Akhtar's involvement with ...
"These two AP journalists had gone to Khost province to prepare reports about the presidential and provincial council elections," a statement from Karzai's office quoted him as saying.
A recent UN report notes ``that former TTP splinter groups that had joined ISIL were in Khost, Kunar, Nangarhar and Paktya provinces (Afghanistan) from, where they could carry out cross-border attacks on targets in Pakistani territory.'' While the ...
In Pakistan, since last August, the group has collaborated with proscribed sectarian local affiliates such as the Jamat ul Ahrar and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi using their network in Balochistan to conduct large-scale attacks in the province. These groups are ...
Khost - Afghan women and girls must be supported in pursuing their education, stressed panellists in a new series of UN-backed radio programmes broadcast in the south-eastern province of Khost. The programming, supported by the ... The new UNAMA-backed ...
The clashes occurred as the Pakistani forces were conducting a standard patrol in the Shamit area, Gurbaz district, S.E. Khost province, near the Durand Line. During the encounter the Pakistani forces suffered an unspecified number of casualties, and a ...
The clashes occurred as the Pakistani forces were conducting a standard patrol in the Shamit area, Gurbaz district, S.E. Khost province, near the Durand Line. During the encounter the Pakistani forces suffered an unspecified number of casualties, and a ...
The Afghan car dealers have set up sale centres in the towns close to the border in Nangarhar, Paktia, Khost and Paktika provinces owing to growing demand of non-custom paid vehicles in FATA and Malakand. Cybercrime Deputy Director Nauman Bodla ...
2, 2008, when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Khowst province. S.C. Army National Guard .... Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Bradford Thomas, 30, of Easley died June 20 when a suicide bomber attacked his patrol at a checkpoint in Khost. He was assigned to ...


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