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Hundreds of enraged people blocked the Paktika-Ghazni highway and closed the provincial council (PC) office for few days to protest increasing insecurity ... On Sunday, top provincial austerities visited the protesters hailing from Paktika, Paktia and Ghazni provinces and promised to meet their demands.
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Protesters in southeastern Paktika province reopened the Paktika-Ghazni highway conditionally on Sunday, ending a week-long blockade. Hundreds of enraged people blocked the Paktika-Ghazni highway and closed the provincial council (PC) office for few days to protest ...
An initiative to build new schools in the southeastern province of Paktika has been boosted by a large private donation from the Afghan president himself. Ashraf Ghani contributed 300,000 US dollars to a scheme aimed at improving access to education in the province. Local officials had initially planned to ...
The US military killed a commander from the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan who also served as an al Qaeda facilitator in an airstrike in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktika late last month. The strike took place in a district that is known to have served as an al Qaeda haven in the past.

At least two civilians and one policeman were killed and six wounded in a motorbike bombing in Paktika on Sunday morning. According to officials, the explosion happened about 10am at a busy market in Yahyakhel district. Officials said explosives had been packed in a motorbike. However one source said at least 12 ...
Paktika, 170 kilometres southeast of the capital Kabul, does not have a good record on women's healthcare or rights. But locals say that conservative attitudes which have prevented young women studying nursing or midwifery are changing. The province's female doctor, Anisa, said that women in Paktika ...
attacks in southern Ghazni and southeastern Paktika provinces, officials said on Monday. In Ghazni, Taliban insurgents stormed an Afghan Local Police (ALP) check-post in Laghaba locality of Deh Yak district late on Sunday night, killing one policeman and injuring three others, the governor's spokesman, ...
militants after snatching their gun in Gomal district of southern Paktika province, local security officials on Thursday, but the Taliban rejected the claim. Darya Khan, ALP forces commander in Sarobi district, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the ALP member named Awal Khan inflicted casualties on 25 Taliban ...
student midwife Nasima says that she has no illusions about what she will face when she graduates. The young woman, from the Urgun district of Paktika Province, explained that the local health sector was riddled with problems. There is only a single female doctor working in the whole province, and the ...
17,168 as at 19 February individuals have been newly displaced by conflict since 1 January 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs). 87,247 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika Province. Main Activities.
(MENAFN - Pajhwok Afghan News) Ghazni CITY/Sharana (Pajhwok): Two police personnel have been killed and three others injured in separate Taliban attacks in southern Ghazni and southeastern Paktika Provinces, officials said on Monday. In Ghazni, Taliban insurgents stormed an Afghan Local ...
TTP deputy killed in Paktika drone strike ... (MENAFN - Pajhwok Afghan News) SHARAN (Pajhwok): The Tahrik-I-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Deputy Khan Syed Sajna and some more Taliban have been killed in a US drone strike in the Barmal district of southeastern Paktika Province, intelligence sources said ...
Kamal said cultural restraints remained a hurdle in Paktika and most families did not want to get NIC for their female family members. In most areas the NICs have been considered shame for women, he added. He says there is a district in Paktika where even men have no NIC. "These are remote districts ...
The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) received a serious blow on Friday when the group's second-in-command Khan Said, alias Sajna, was reportedly killed in a suspected drone strike in Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika Province on February 9. Khan Said Sajna was the deputy of the TTP chief ...
"This year, the harvest of black pine nuts was good, from about three provinces, Paktia, Paktika and Khost, we had about 40,000 to 45,000 tons of the crop, which was exported to Pakistan; Pakistan then exported this to China and other countries under their own name," said Rahmatullah Mukhlis, a pine nut businessman in ...

A Pakistani soldier patrols next to newly fenced border fencing along with Afghan's Paktika Province border in Angoor Adda in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal agency on Oct. 18, 2017. Xinhua Net report by Huaxia states that Pakistani military will soon start building fences along the Pakistan-Afghanistan ...
More than 17,000 displaced people have been recorded in OCHA's Displacement Tracking System (DTS) during the past week, some of whom have been displaced at the end of 2017. Central Region: Military operations in Logar Province have reportedly displaced more than 1,000 people to Logar City ...
Former Paktika mayor Muhammad Asif Saifi, who signed a contract with construction company Itifaq Watanyar to deliver the project, has been accused of colluding with the contractors to steal the money. Saifi told IWPR that he was innocent of any wrongdoing. IWPR made repeated efforts to contact Itifaq ...
Paktika: At least 65 Taliban insurgents were killed during foreign forces operations in Paktika Province on Saturday night, local officials said on Tuesday, reported by Tolo news. Paktika police Chief Mohammad Azim Hashimi said that foreign forces air strikes, in two separate operations in Barmal and Nika ...
came to an end, US airstrikes killed dozens of insurgents in two districts of southeastern Paktika Province, police said on Monday. The attack on the Kabul Intercontinental Hotel began on Saturday evening and stretched into Sunday noon, leaving at least 20 dead, including 13 foreigners, with several others ...
At least 65 Taliban insurgents were killed during foreign forces operations in Paktika Province on Saturday night, local officials said Tuesday. Paktika police Chief Mohammad Azim Hashimi, said that foreign forces air strikes, in two separate operations in Barmal and Nika districts, targeted Taliban hideouts ...
At least 65 Taliban insurgents were killed during foreign forces operations in Paktika Province on Saturday night, local officials said Tuesday. Paktika police Chief Mohammad Azim Hashimi, said that foreign forces air strikes, in two separate operations in Barmal and Nika districts, targeted Taliban hideouts ...
By Sajjad Hussain Islamabad, Jan 15 (PTI) The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007, saying it killed her as she allegedly planned to collaborate with the US against the 'Mujahideen' if she returned to power, says a book by the banned terror group.
Civil society activists in Paktika are warning that some local NGOs are nothing more than fronts for powerbrokers' own business and political interests. They claimed that some civil society organisations (CSOs) had no clear humanitarian goals, but only existed to allow their directors to be better able to ...
Extension of imported power from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to Parwan, Kapisa, Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Helmand, Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces are parts of the USACE activities. "Right now we are actually building on $500 million, we are actually designing about $300 million more on ...
Kabul, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Afghan National police (ANP) have arrested three senior members of Taliban outfit in eastern province of Paktika, Interior Ministry said Tuesday. "On Monday evening, ANP ambushed a group of Taliban militants in Ziruk district, Paktika Province, arresting three senior members of ...
SHARAN (Pajhwok): The residents and traders of southeastern Paktika Province say 12,000 tonnes of pine nuts had been produced in the province this year. They say half of the pine nuts are in the storages while half exported to foreign countries under Pakistani trademarks to international markets due to ...
SHARAN, Afghanistan, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Four militants, loyal to the Haqqani terrorist network, were arrested following a government military momentum in eastern Afghan province of Paktika, the provincial government said Friday. "The arrested insurgents were involved in numerous distractive activities in ...
Central Region: Following previously reported displacements in Paktika Province, an additional 1708 individuals displaced to the district centres of Urgun and Sahara districts within the same province. Similarly, in Khost 1589 individuals displaced to Khost centre. Joint assessment teams mobilised for ...
Sharana (Pajhwok): Two children have died of a mysterious disease in Ziruk district of southeastern Paktika Province, residents said on Thursday. The residents of Warjana village said the two children first developed flue, then increasing coughing and bleeding through mouth and nose. Sorat Khan, one ...
have been killed and nine others injured in security forces operation in the Giyan district of southeastern Paktika Province, an official said on Friday. Deputy police Chief Col. Dadullah Khan Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News Afghan security forces conducted two days ground offensive supported by airstrikes ...
SHARAN, Afghanistan, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Afghan Special Operation Forces killed 16 Taliban militants in eastern province of Paktika overnight, local police said Friday. "During the raid which took place in Gayan district, bordering Pakistan, an additional six Taliban were captured," provincial police ...
SHARAN (Pajhwok): intelligence agents have detained the director of justice along with a prosecutor on bribery charges in southeastern Paktika Province, a source said on Monday. An official told Pajhwok Afghan News on the condition of anonymity that the National Directorate of Security (NDS info-icon ) ...
Sharana (Pajhwok): At least 15 rebels have been killed during an operation in Barmal district of southeastern Paktika Province, officials said on Saturday. A statement from the Paktika police Headquarters received by Pajhwok Afghan News said an offensive was launched on militants' hideouts in Lamana ...
SHARAN (Pajhwok): militants have killed four policemen in the Janikhel district of woutheastern Paktika Province and captured the check-post, an official said on Thursday. District Chief Naeem Katawazai confirmed to Pajhwok that four policemen have been killed in the rebels attack on a check-post.
Directorate of refugees and Repatriations(DoRR) with co-operation of Solidarity International(SI) and WFP have distributed cash and humanitarian assistance to 2625 displaced families, that displaced from insecure places of Orgoon district, soroubi, Yousof khil, Jani khil, Essa khil, and Barmal district to the ...
(MENAFN - Pajhwok Afghan News) Sharana (Pajhwok) The export of dried and fresh fruits to Pakistan from southeastern Paktika Province has increased by seven times ... But the amount of legal exports from Paktika to Pakistan increased to 35,000 tons per year, he said, registering a seven-fold increase.
Two militants of Haqqani militant group were killed following an airstrike in Afghan province of Paktika on Sunday, said the command of special forces. ... of an airstrike launched by Afghan Special Operations Forces in village Daah Manai, Barmal district, Paktika Province," Operational Coordination Group ...
"This year, the harvest of black pine nuts was good, from about three provinces, Paktia, Paktika and Khost, we had about 40,000 to 45,000 tons of the crop, which was exported to Pakistan; Pakistan then exported this to China and other countries under their own name," said Rahmatullah Mukhlis, a pine nut ...
A pair of suspected U.S. missile strikes killed the militant leader, Khalid Mehsud, also known by his alias Sajna, on Thursday last week in Afghanistan's Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan, Pakistani security officials said. But there were conflicting accounts of the drone attack from Pakistani ...
Kabul, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- At least 20 militants have reportedly been killed in the eastern Paktika and northern Kunduz provinces as Afghan security forces conducted airstrikes against Taliban hideouts on Monday night, officials said Tuesday. Acting upon intelligence reports, the government forces ...
Afghanistan- After Kabul attack, US airstrikes kill 63 Taliban in Paktika. Date. 1/22/2018 ... Hours later on Sunday night, the US forces blitzed Taliban hideouts in Paktika's Barmal and Neka districts, killing 63 militants and destroying their weapons and structures, said provincial police chief Col. Mohammad ...
Sharana (Pajhwok): Three construction projects costing 39 million Afghanis have recently been completed and put into service in southeastern Paktika Province, the governor said Tuesday. Governor Mohammad Ilyas Wahdat told Pajhwok Afghan News the projects taking one year to complete included a ...
Afghanistan- Three key Taliban members detained in Paktika. Date. 1/9/2018 10:46:42 AM ... amount of ammunition from the detained Taliban militants. The group was the main planner and organizer of terrorist and destructive activities, armed assault and explosions in different parts of Paktika Province, the Ministry added.
Sharana (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide bomber was killed by security officials before he could reach his intended target in southeastern Paktika Province on Tuesday. A reliable source in the provincial National Directorate of Security (NDS info-icon ) told Pajhwok Afghan News the would-be suicide ...
SHARAN (Pajhwok): intelligence agents have detained the director of justice along with a prosecutor on bribery charges in southeastern Paktika Province, a source said on Monday. An official told Pajhwok Afghan News on the condition of anonymity that the National Directorate of Security (NDS info-icon ) ...
Sharana (Pajhwok): At least 15 rebels have been killed during an operation in Barmal district of southeastern Paktika Province, officials said on Saturday. A statement from the Paktika police Headquarters received by Pajhwok Afghan News said an offensive was launched on militants' hideouts in Lamana ...
soldiers sleep foxhole US Army soldiers wake up in their fighting position after a night patrol in the mountains near Sar Howza, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Department of Defense. Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, a Vietnam War veteran, made a controversial remark about transgender ...


 

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