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  • September 30, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    NATO airstrike in Khost leaves 4 civilians dead
    PAN: A district development council head was killed in a militant attack in southeastern Paktia province while four people -- believed to be civilians -- lost their lives in a NATO drone strike in southern Khost on Tuesday. Paktia police chief, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zaman told Pajhwok Afghan News the development council head for Syed Karam district Mirza Mohammad was shot dead by militants in the morning.      Full news...

  • September 28, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Discontent brews trouble in Herat
    The Killid Group: Two camps for the internally displaced that were opened in 2007 are posing a challenge to security forces in Herat province. An investigation. The camps called Shaidayee and Maslakh, in the west and east of Herat City, are home to more than 10,000 people displaced from provinces such as Badghis, Helmand, Ghor and Faryab. They were driven out of their homes by conflict, or a prolonged drought that emptied many villages.      Full news...

  • September 25, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Drug Use Rampant in East Afghan Province
    IWPR: Sharaf sat under a tree in Jalalabad’s Saraj al-Emarat park, his hands trembling. Wearing clothes that looked as if they had gone unwashed for months, the frail 27-year-old attempted to conceal a small object in his hand. Asked what it was, he retorted, “It’s heroin. Can’t you see?” Only two years ago, Sharif was an officer in the Afghan police force, but it was that job that brought him into contact with illegal drug use.      Full news...


  • September 22, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    80pc of girls’ schools remain closed in Afghan province
    PAN: Various unwanted factors have led to the closure of more than 80 percent of female schools in western Ghor province, it is learnt. Ghor is home to some 8000 registered schools, including 190 schools for girls. More than 125, 000 boys and 83, 000 girls study in these schools. The provincial chapter of Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has expressed its grave concerns over the closure of so many schools in Ghor.      Full news...

  • September 21, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taleban havoc in Ghazni
    The Killid Group: According to a folk story, Ghazni was once the most prosperous of cities but the gins destroyed it one night. On Aug 4 the Taleban detonated trucks piled with explosives to attack Ghazni Police and the Afghan National Directorate of Security (Intelligence).      Full news...

  • September 17, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Female journalist stabbed to death in Balkh
    PAN: A female journalist has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, officials said. Palwasha Tokhi, who worked for the Bayan Radio station in Balkh, came under attack inside her house near the Hazrat Ali (RA) mausoleum in the 3rd police district late on Tuesday.      Full news...

  • September 16, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A Gang Rape in Afghanistan Is Exploited for Political Theater
    Vice News: They were on their way back from a wedding with their families. Four women, one of them pregnant, traveling in a district that’s safer than most in Afghanistan. Paghman is not without its insurgents, but the violence raging in places like Helmand feels far from here. Much like the rest of Afghanistan, however, violence in Paghman unrelated to the insurgency is on the increase.      Full news...

  • September 14, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The ISIS-style execution of 17 workers in Afghan province by Taliban
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Farah, a province in western Afghanistan along the Iranian border, is one of the most insecure provinces in the country. Its defenseless inhabitants are victims of the treacherous conspiracies of the warmongers every day. Besides the deadly poverty, instability and insecurity that plagues the people of this isolated province, they have witnessed countless instants of bombings by the occupier forces, mass killings and beheadings, suicide bombings, kidnapping of children, and the shooting of their working children by the mercenary Taliban and non-Taliban forces.      Full news...

  • September 11, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan martyr-families continue to suffer as Afghanistan observes Martyrs Week
    Xinhua: Widows of victims of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan have resorted to begging in the streets with their young children forced to do odd jobs in order to survive. This was the harsh reality that the Afghan government has to face as it observed starting Tuesday Haftai Shahid or Martyrs Week to pay homage to Afghans who have lost their lives during the protracted war and instability in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • September 10, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US Airstrike Kills 11 Civilians in Eastern Afghanistan
    PAN: Eleven civilians have been killed and 12 others wounded, including children and women, during a joint operation and a foreign forces airstrike in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Wednesday. Shujaul Mulk Jalala told Pajhwok Afghan News that the operation had been underway since Tuesday in the Badbel Dara area of Narang district. A raid conducted by coalition forces also caused civilian casualties.      Full news...

  • September 9, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Gang Rape Trial Badly Flawed
    Human Rights Watch: An Afghan court’s conviction of seven men for a gang rape was wholly undermined by numerous due process violations and political interference, Human Rights Watch said today. The court of appeals should competently, impartially, and independently conduct judicial review of the September 6, 2014 trial and the resulting death sentences.      Full news...

  • September 8, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Daikundi township project sparks protest
    PAN: Dozens of families in central Daikundi province are resisting the construction of a town in the provincial capital, alleging land had been allotted for the project with the connivance of the governor. The protesting families accused Governor Abdul Haq Shafiq of complicity in grabbing 100 acres of land for the town -- a charge that Shafiq vehemently rejected.      Full news...

  • September 7, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Female lawmaker endorses Taliban and Islamic State in Afghanistan
    Khaama Press: A female Afghan lawmaker Huma Sultani has said she supports the Taliban ideology and endorses an Islamic State in Afghanistan, similar as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). An audio tape of Huma Sultani which circulated in social media websites shows that she has close links with the Taliban group in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • September 4, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Those responsible for killing civilians unlawfully must be brought to justice, AI
    Amnesty International: NATO risks leaving Afghanistan with a legacy of impunity unless the unlawful killings of civilians by international forces over more than a decade are addressed through justice and reparations, Amnesty International said ahead of a key international summit on 4-5 September in Newport, Wales. Among the agenda items for the NATO heads of state and government attending will be the support and training of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), who will assume full responsibility for security in the country by the end of the year.      Full news...


  • September 2, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suspects held over  Paghman gang rape
    PAN: Police on Tuesday paraded three more suspects allegedly linked to a group that gang rapped four women and looted passengers last month in the Paghman district of central Kabul province. The gang members in police uniform reportedly deprived passengers of their valuables and sexually abused four women. Three members of the gang have already been held in police custody.      Full news...

  • August 31, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pakistani airstrike leaves 15 injured in Khost
    PAN: A Pakistani airstrike injured 15 people, including women and children, on the outskirts of Khost City, the capital of southeastern Khost province, near the Durand Line, officials said on Saturday. The airstrike took place on Friday evening in the Lakaro area, said the governor’s spokesman, Mubariz Zadran. He said the 15 people injured in the attack had been taken to the civil hospital.      Full news...


  • August 28, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan mining law “could strengthen armed groups”
    IRIN: A new law designed to regulate Afghanistan’s nascent mining sector could increase corruption, lead to forced displacements and even allow armed groups to take control of the sector, transparency groups have warned. The law, passed by parliament earlier this month, is likely to lead to the signing of several key deals to extract the country’s newfound minerals - estimated to be worth as much as USD 3 trillion.      Full news...

  • August 27, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Children, women among 16 injured in blasts
    PAN: At least 15 civilians, including eight of a family, were injured in two separate bomb explosions in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Paktia provinces on Wednesday, officials said. The eight members of a family were travelling in a rickshaw in Behsud district of Nangarhar in the morning when a roadside bomb ripped through the vehicle, leaving all of them injured.      Full news...

  • August 25, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The death list that names 5,000 victims
    BBC News: A year ago, a Dutch prosecutor published a list of 5,000 names, which immediately led to scenes of public mourning in Afghanistan. These were the names of people killed after a communist coup d’etat in 1978 - and some of those with blood on their hands are now living in Europe.      Full news...

  • August 24, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    12 million Afghans earn less than 45 cents a day
    The Killid Group: International Insanity In Afghanistan almost twelve million Afghans live in poverty. Nine million suffer hunger and are in danger of starving. On August 18, the European Union (EU) decided to set aside 125 million euros (167 million USD) to compensate producers for throwing away perishable food items.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Logar drone strike kills 3 labourers
    PAN: Three civilians were killed and two others seriously wounded in a drone airstrike by NATO-led troops in the capital of central Logar province on Friday, an official said. Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the unmanned aircraft conducted the strike in the Padkhab area of Pul-i-Alam around noon.      Full news...

  • August 21, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US soldiers kill two children in Herat
    Khaama Press (Translated by RAWA): Two US forces fired and killed two children near their base inside the airport in Herat province. Noor Mohammad Zarifi, a member of the Provincial Council of Herat, said that these children were killed in the afternoon the day before when they wanted to gather garbage and iron scraps from that area.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Shepherd killed, children hurt in Jawzjan blasts
    PAN: One civilian was killed and four others, including two children, were injured in two separate explosions in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Wednesday. A 20-year-old shepherd was killed and two of his sisters injured during the first blast in the Chakosh village of Aqcha district, police official Col. Abdul Manan Raufi told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...



  • August 16, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Herat man stones wife to death
    PAN: A man stoned his wife to death on Saturday in the western Herat province for having an alleged extramarital affair, an official said. Col. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, spokesman for the provincial police, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place this noon in the Nawak area of Kohistan district.      Full news...

  • August 13, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Warlords’ rivalry forces many to flee Kapisa
    PAN: Continued fighting between two warlords in central Kapisa province has forced many residents to leave homes for safer places, local said on Wednesday. The former mujahedeen commanders in Koh-i-Band district have been locked in hostilities for the past many years. Residents told Pajhwok Afghan News both sides continued to use heavy weapons against each other, inflicting heavy losses on people as well.      Full news...



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