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Unlike Gul Agha and his friend, Hossein hails from Bamiyan, considered to be one of the "safest" Afghan provinces, but the roads leading from Kabul to the central province -- which cut through the provinces of Maidan Wardak and Parwan -- are among two of the most dangerous in the country. "I guess ...
Barkatullah, who like many Afghans goes only by one name, was out with his two brothers grazing their family sheep in Wardak province ten months ago when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded close to them. His brothers, ages 8 and 10, died. In addition to losing two of his limbs, ... Afghanistan

Our intelligence and reconnaissance are at best weak, and the enemies are using that weakness to achieve their objectives," retired Afghan army Gen. Zalmai Wardak told VOA. Afghanistan parliamentary and district elections are set to be held October 20, 2018, after more than three years of delay.
Another tent was erected in Maidan Wardak province on 19 April in support of the movement. One of the ... Muhammad Sabir Fahim, a civil activist who spoke on behalf of the protestors, called on the Afghan government, armed groups and the United Statesto end the conflict in the country. "The people ... Helmand
In one attack, six militants were killed and four others wounded on Saturday, after Afghan air force struck a militants' hideout in Maywand district of Kandahar province, the ministry said in a statement. A militants' weapons cache was also destroyed in the province, 450 km south of Kabul. In eastern ...
Central, Capital & South-Eastern Region: According to government sources, nearly 1,100 people have been displaced to Puli Alam and Mohammad Agha Districts in Logar Province due to armed conflict. This displacement originated from Barakibarak District within Logar, and Syedabad District in ...

Central Region: Nearly 1,500 people arrived in Ghazni centre from within Ghazni Province, and from Uruzgan and Wardak provinces, according to authorities, due to ongoing armed clashes. Since mid-March, more than 1,200 displaced people arrived in Kabul City from Logar, Nangarhar, Jawzjan ...
Some residents of Sayed Abad district in Wardak province on Friday claimed that four civilians have been killed in a night raid carried out by Afghan security forces on Wednesday. The residents said the operation was conducted in Qala-e-Amir village in Tangi Dara area in which three other civilians were wounded.
A group of farmers from Maidan Wardak province, 123 km west of Kabul, have complained about low market prices, the lack of cold storage facilities and ... Government this year said it would make sure that Afghan fruit was purchased for government departments but farmers and traders have said this has ...
About the launch of her movement, she wrote: “I noticed poets of our province attended poet sessions elsewhere because they had no platform. There are ... Shabir Ahmad, a local poet, said poetry gathering “Apple Flower” was annually held in Maidan Wardak where poets recited their verses. He said ...
Towards the end of last year, for the first time, three women won seats at the Maidan Wardak provincial council, in what was trumpeted as an important gain for women in local elections. At the beginning of the year, the national legislature had thrilled many civic campaigners by passing an anti-harassment ...
The night before, over dinner, one of the students discussed news from his home town in Afghanistan's Wardak province about U.S. aerial attacks. “The blasts have become so frequent,” he said, “that people can't find spaces to bury their dead.” During breaks in the class, I tell some of the Afghan Peace ...
Abdol is charged with being an accomplice to murder and attempted murder in a 2014 attack on a U.S. convoy near the border of eastern Logar and Wardak provinces. The prosecutors allege that Abdol joined a local Taliban group in 2013 in the Baraki Barak district of Logar province. They say he was ...
Wardak police said that Faridullah, a Taliban sniper who was part of Mawlawi Habibullrahman's group, and was involved in anti- government activities in Dar-e-Tangi area of Sayed Abad district, has joined the peace process. “Faridullah, son of Amruddin, a resident of Sayed Abad district, one of Taliban's ...
... were killed in separate Afghan security forces operations in Zabul and Wardak province in the past 24 hours, according to Ministry of Defense (MoD). In a statement issued by the MoD, the ministry said two other insurgents were also wounded in these operations. The first operation was launched in Jalriz district of Wardak ...
The other girls teams are spread across the country in places like Kandahar, Jalalabad, and Mazar-e Sharif, and in the provinces of Logar and Khost. But Wardak's team has never played against any of them. In fact, it has never played a formal game. WATCH Radio Free Afghanistan report on a ...
activists in this capital city of central Maidan Wardak province to call for peace in the country. Najiullah Samon, one of the tent organizers, told Pajhwok Afghan News that they erected the peace tent in support of the movement initiated by residents of southern Helmand province. He said the time had ... Maidan Wardak

In February more than half of the attacks happened in Faryab, Helmand, Uruzgan, Farah, Kandahar and Nangarhar provinces and the remaining attacks took place in 21 provinces. Pajhwok did not receive security report from Bamyan, Ghor, Heart, Maidan Wardak, Nuristan, Paktia and Panjshir province. Maidan Wardak
It was a warm October afternoon and I was in Noorzia and her father's temporary house in Nangarhar Province, in eastern Afghanistan. Just three .... He lost his right arm and leg in the Wardak province when an I.E.D. detonated while he and his brothers were herding sheep in the hills above their home. Maidan Wardak
The provinces sheltering the highest number of displaced families are Kunduz with 10,815 IDPs, followed by Farah with more than 2,000 displaced people. Central Region: Some 4,500 people have been displaced within Wardak Province and to the provincial capital Maydan Shahr according to initial ... Maidan Wardak
On Monday Jamiat-e- Islami Party of Afghanistan issued a press statement condemning government's decision to replace Khudam. ... Anwar Khan Ishaqzai has been appointed as governor for central Logar province, Dr. Shajehan for central Maidan Wardak province and Abdul Latif Ibrahimi for northern ... Maidan Wardak
Central Region: More than 2,100 people displaced from Nerkh and Jalrez districts to the provincial capital of Wardak Province, sparked by armed clashes between Armed Opposition Groups (AOG). Meanwhile, in Khost Province, an unconfirmed number of up to 2500 Kuchi families are reportedly stuck in ... Maidan Wardak
Jamiat-e- Islami Party of Afghanistan on Monday issued a press statement condemning government's decision to replace the Samangan governor, Abdul Karim ... Anwar Khan Ishaqzai has been appointed as governor for central Logar province, Dr. Shajehan for central Maidan Wardak province and Abdul Latif Ibrahimi for ... Maidan Wardak
... Laghman, Samangan, Kunduz and Maidan Wardak provinces. “They have acted against me with injustice and against the commitments they made and I strongly condemn this decision,” said Khudam. Khudam said he was appointed as governor based on an agreement between Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan and ... Maidan Wardak
Taliban fighters in Maydan Shahr in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on Sept. ... KABUL—The Taliban said on Wednesday, in a rare statement to the American people, they wanted to end Afghanistan's 17-year war through talks, while warning the message should not be seen as a sign of weakness and the ... Maidan Wardak
That means getting close to the gates of Kabul, with a strong presence in neighboring provinces like Logar and Wardak, and many others, as well as the ability to target the capital itself. The results are not like in Libya in 2011, when the frontline shifted 30 miles a day or more; instead it changes 50 yards, ... Maidan Wardak
Additionally, it said the Khalid bin Walid Camp “trains recruits in eight provinces (Helmand, Kandahar, Ghazni, Ghor, Saripul, Faryab, Farah and Maidan Wardak) and “has around 300 military trainers and scholars.” Other jihadist groups, including al Qaeda, are known to operate camps inside Afghanistan. Maidan Wardak
42 rebels killed across Afghanistan ... Around 30 rebels were killed in the operation in Khwaja Sabz Posh district of Faryab province, five others in Waza Khwa district of southeastern ... At least two fighters were killed in Syedabad district of Maidan Wardak and one gunman in Kunar's Watapur district. Maidan Wardak
But there was nobody to protect Shuibah Naimi, a 26-year-old JFAO lawyer in rural Laghman province, east of Kabul, when angry men came for her in early ... For Wardak, feminism in Afghanistan is a nitty-gritty business that should tackle real life situations, such as making sure that police posts have ... Maidan Wardak
Despite a lack of equipment, police deminers persistently work day and night to clear the southern highway through Maidan Wardak of mines in a bid to secure the route which connects nine provinces to Kabul. Working just 35kms from Kabul, these Maidan Wardak-based deminers, work around the clock despite a lack of ... Maidan Wardak
MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Two Taliban senior commanders are among the 10 militants killed in the eastern Wardak province on Sunday, spokesman for provincial government Abdul Rahman Mangal said. "Acting on a tipoff, the security forces stormed a Taliban hideout in Sayed ... Maidan Wardak
The boy, who got kidnapped a few days ago, was rescued during an operation from the vicinity of Jalrez district, reported Khaama Press, citing the local security officials in Afghan's Wardak province as saying. No comments have been received from the anti-government armed militant groups including the ... Maidan Wardak
Ghulam Hussain Nasiri, a public representative from Maidan Wardak province, said Gilani remarks came at a time when the US had increased pressure on Pakistan. “The Afghanistan intelligence chief should be summoned to clarify with whose money this program (the gathering held by Gilani) was ... Maidan Wardak
Muslim's abduction was the 3rd kidnapping case that had been solved by Wardak's police in the past a month. Thumbnail. A 12-year-old boy, Mohammad Muslim, who was abducted by two “terrorists” a few days ago form the west of Kabul city, has been rescued, local officials said. The boy was kidnapped ... Maidan Wardak
On the other hand, a major medical treatment facility run by Indians and used by the Taliban has been discovered by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) during an operation in the Syedabad District in central Maidan Wardak province on Dec 7, 2017. Afghan officials have claimed that the facility ... Maidan Wardak
... the Maidan Wardak highway have been rescued by the Afghan police, local security officials said. The three people were on their way from Ghazni to Kabul when they were abducted in Pul-e-Sukh area of Maidan Wardak province by armed men who took them to an unknown place, Wardak police said. Maidan Wardak
“The power transferring lines had been earlier cut off in Maidan Wardak province but the wires were reconnected on Friday. I want the people of Maidan Wardak to help protect the electricity supply lines to Ghazni,” he said. He added the Ministry of Finance has provided 100 million afghanis for the ... Maidan Wardak
... the Maidan Wardak highway have been rescued by the Afghan police, local security officials said. The three people were on their way from Ghazni to Kabul when they were abducted in Pul-e-Sukh area of Maidan Wardak province by armed men who took them to an unknown place, Wardak police said. Maidan Wardak
According to a statement by Afghan MoD, the ground offensives, backed by artillery and air support, were carried out in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak, Paktika, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Farah, Faryab and Helmand provinces of Afghanistan. It said that 10 "militants" were killed and four others ... Maidan Wardak
Shafiqullah Akbari shares his story as part of the first wave of Afghan refugees to Canada, arriving in 1988, at a time when seeking asylum was easy. .... Akbari left his family and his city and walked 10 hours to Wardak province, his ancestral home, and then 10 days to Peshawar, Pakistan, to escape the war. Maidan Wardak
“Since the government is weak and our country has a mountainous terrain, the air strikes have been very productive in killings of Taliban, Daesh and Al-Qaeda commanders and footsoldiers,” said Sediqa Mubarez, a female lawmaker from the restive Maidan-Wardak province, which lies to the west of Kabul. Maidan Wardak
KABUL, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 militants, involved in interruption of electricity cables and damaging power pylons, were killed following an air raid in Afghanistan's eastern province Wardak, Defense Ministry said Sunday. "An air-supported clearance operation on Sunday, launched by army Corps ... Maidan Wardak
At least 10 Taliban insurgents, including key commanders were killed on Friday in Wardak province in a clash with security forces, security officials said Saturday. General Ahmad Fahim Qaim, Wardak police chief, said that the clash occurred when Taliban insurgents attacked security forces who were ... Maidan Wardak
KABUL, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to meet its leaders and underscore U.S. commitment to the country four months after President Donald Trump agreed to an open-ended war against insurgents here. Pence arrived on a military plane at ... Maidan Wardak
For 20 months, the Afghan father has been largely bedridden, paralysed in a suicide attack in Kabul. Alem, a Supreme Court employee, was travelling with colleagues in a minibus to neighbouring Wardak province when the bomber appeared. “Among 16 colleagues, two of us were left alive, all the others ... Maidan Wardak
The provinces include Kabul, Logar, Wardak, Baghlan, Sar-e-Pul, Jawzjan, Faryab, Herat, Kapisa, Panjshir, Zabul, Nimroz, Khost and Kunar. ... and are trying to appoint their own people as officials for the IEC in provinces,” Naeem Ayubzada, head of Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan, said. Maidan Wardak
(Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has appointed new governors for Laghman, Logar, Maidan Wardak, Samangan and Kunduz provinces, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said on Saturday. A IDLG statement to Pajhwok Afghan News said the five governors were appointed based ... Maidan Wardak
At least 11 insurgents were killed in separate Afghan security forces operations in Zabul and Wardak province in the past 24 hours, according to Ministry of Defense (MoD). In a statement issued by the MoD, the ministry said two other insurgents were also wounded in these operations. The first operation ... Maidan Wardak
In the meantime, two governors of Logar province namely Abdullah Wardak and Arsala Jamal, both tasked with facilitating extraction at Mes Aynak, were assassinated in September 2008 and October 2013 respectively. Taliban claimed responsibility for the assassination of Wardak but no group claimed ... Maidan Wardak
Attaullah, the resident of Maidan Wardak province Ibrahimkehl village, said: “Afghans were being killed under one or another name. I want armed groups and the government to stop fighting and reconcile like brothers.” He added one of his relative was injured while he was working in the agriculture land. Maidan Wardak


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