8am: In a newsletter, the National Liberation Front has claimed that its forces have killed five Taliban rebels in a guerrilla attack in Paktia province. In another report today, the Liberation Front also claimed that its forces had targeted Mullah Hafizullah Badr, the Taliban’s intelligence chief in western Kabul, in the Bagh-e-Dawood of the Company
Ariana: An explosion went off in a mosque in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktia on Friday, an official said. The incident happened in Dand Aw Patan district shortly after the Friday congregation prayers at the mosque, said Khaliq Yar Ahmadzai, the provincial director of information and culture. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for
Ariana: Members of the Haqqani family and Paktia residents have laid the first foundation stone for a new madrassa, that will be named after the network’s founding father Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani. The religious studies school will be built on four acres of land in Gardez city in Paktia province and is being sponsored by local
8am: The bodies of the two women were found on Saturday in the first district of Gardez. Earlier, former soldiers expressed concern about their security, saying they have been persecuted, detained and assassinated by Taliban forces. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 19, 2021 Casualties were reported as Afghan demonstrators waving the national flag took to the streets of several cities to mark the country’s Independence Day in the first major display of popular opposition to the Taliban, a day after at least one person was killed when the hard-line Islamist militants
Ariana: US forces have begun construction of a large military base across the Durand Line, as international troops continue to withdraw from Afghanistan, sources said. According to the sources, the base is being built at the Shalozan Kurram Agency area in the Tribal Area inside Pakistan – in the Zazai Aryub district which borders Paktia
Ahsan Arian Abubakar Siddique February 15, 2021 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Mohammad Ayaz lost two family members last summer in a clash with a rival family over an irrigation channel in southeastern Afghanistan. Ayaz lives near Gardez, the capital of Afghanistan’s southeastern Paktia Province. He says he lost his son and nephew in the July
A new pine-nut processing factory has opened in the Afghan city of Gardez, the capital of the southeastern Afghan province of Paktia. Officials say $6 million was invested in building the facility, which they say could create up to 1,000 new jobs. Started by a private investor, it’s hoped it will further open up international
Ariana: Mohammad Halim Fedayee, governor of Paktia province, said Monday the Taliban is using children in a conflict capacity on the battlefields – which is in violation of Islamic principles and international rules of war. According to Fedayee, the insurgent group is using children as suicide bombers and to carry explosives, among other conflict-based activities.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 19, 2020 Afghan officials say the deputy head of the provincial council in the southeastern province of Paktia has been assassinated by unknown gunmen. The provincial media office said Ayub Gharwal was on his way to a university in the provincial capital of Gardez when he was attacked and killed