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Director among 4 officials kidnapped in Kunar

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Nov 19, 2020 - 11:01
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have kidnapped the rural development director for eastern Nuristan province along with three of his subordinates in Kunar province, officials said on Thursday. Kunar police spokesman Faridullah Dehqan told Pajhwok...
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Nuristanis welcome peace talks, demand truce

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Oct 07, 2020 - 18:00
PAROON (Pajhwok): Residents of eastern Nuristan province during a gathering on Wednesday welcomed the ongoing peace negotiations in Qatar and called for truce and lasting peace in Afghanistan . They said the ongoing conflict has left women widowed...
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129 Nuristan schools to get buildings next year

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Mar 14, 2020 - 17:55
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local education officials say 129 schools in eastern Nuristan province would get new buildings during next solar year to resolve the problem of students studying in the open. There are 214 schools in the province and 74 percent...
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10 years on, 14 Nuristan school buildings still incomplete

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Oct 30, 2019 - 17:42
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on 14 school buildings has been left incomplete for the last 10 years in eastern Nuristan province, an official said Wednesday. Education Director Mohammad Amin Hamad told Pajhwok Afghan News that Nuristan has...
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Senior officials attend Nuristan conference on pine nuts

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Sep 09, 2019 - 11:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): A large number of government officials attended a day-long conference regarding cultivation and export of pine nuts in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Monday.
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Road connecting 2 districts with Paroon being built

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Jun 24, 2019 - 19:50
PAROON (Pajhwok): A road costing 220 million afghanis is being constructed in eastern Nuristan province to connect two districts --- Kamdesh and Barg-i-Matal --- with the provincial capital, Paroon.
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3 men killed, girl injured for eloping in Nuristan

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May 12, 2019 - 15:43
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three people have been killed and a woman seriously wounded during a clash between two families over a girl’s elopement in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Sunday. Governor Hafiz Abdul Qayyum told Pajhwok Afghan...
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Taliban, ISK clashes displace thousands families in east

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Apr 04, 2019 - 14:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): Heavy fighting between the Taliban and Islamic State Khorasan (ISK) in eastern Nuristan province forced 3,112 families to displace, according to a statement on Thursday. “On the afternoon of March 23, 2019, combatants affiliated...
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Woman dies, 3 children hurt in Nuristan avalanche

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Feb 15, 2019 - 19:03
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A woman died and three children sustained injuries after a snow avalanche hit their home in Wama district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Friday. The incident happened in Kor Dara area, said the spokesman for...
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Nuristanis want electoral reforms before July vote

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Feb 12, 2019 - 16:24
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dissatisfied with the parliamentary vote’s outcome, some residents of eastern Nuristan province on Tuesday warned not to participate in the July presidential poll if reforms were not brought to the electoral bodies. The...
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Gunmen attack, vandalize Nuristan radio station

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Dec 23, 2018 - 17:08
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen attacked a local radio station Alina in eastern Nuristan province and damaged its equipment, local officials said Sunday. The incident happened in Noorgram district on Saturday night, said Sahibdad Hamdard,...
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3 dead, 17 injured in Nuristan road accident

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Dec 22, 2018 - 15:57
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three people have been killed and 17 others wounded as a result of a traffic accident in the Noorgram district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Hafiz Abdul Qayyum, the governor’s spokesman, told...
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Nuristan: Road, bridge costing 61.9m afs inaugurated

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Oct 05, 2018 - 14:09
PAROON (Pajhwok): A road and a bridge were inaugurated on Friday after their completion at a cost of 61.9 million afghanis in eastern Nuristan province. The 16.5-kilomteter road took one year to complete at a cost of 45.4 million afghanis under the...
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Nuristan opens education sector projects worth 40m afs

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Sep 03, 2018 - 18:52
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Different education related projects costing 40 million afghanis have been completed in Paroon, the capital of eastern Nuristan province, the governor’s house said Monday. A statement from the Nuristan governor’s house to...
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Nuristan residents protest civilian deaths in airstrike

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Jul 08, 2018 - 19:39
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The residents of Want Waigal district in eastern Nuristan province on Sunday staged protest against a last month’s airstrike that killed six civilians. On June 28, foreign forces targeted a house in Daigal locality where some...
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6 civilians, 4 rebels killed in Nuristan airstrike

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Jun 26, 2018 - 18:52
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least six civilians and four Taliban militants have been killed in a foreign forces airstrike in Want Wegal district of eastern Nangarhar province. Saadullah Paindazoi, Nuristan provincial council head, told Pajhwok Afghan...
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Nuristan governor spurns allegations against him

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Jun 26, 2018 - 18:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some residents of eastern Nuristan province on Tuesday accused the provincial governor of interfering in the electoral affairs and Tazkira (ID cards) distribution process, a claim the top official rejected. Voter registration and...
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Women make half of 8000 fresh Nuristan voters

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May 22, 2018 - 21:08
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Women make almost half of 8,000 people who have so far registered themselves as voters in eastern Nuristan province, officials said Tuesday. Baz Mohammad Nuristani, Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) head for Nuristan, told...
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Gemstone illegally excavated from 370 Nuristan sites

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Feb 27, 2018 - 00:43
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Illegal excavation of gemstones from nearly 400 mines has been underway in eastern Nuristan province, with half of the revenue going to militants, officials and public representatives say. Local officials acknowledge the illegal...
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Haunted by backwardness, Nuristanis swell rebel ranks

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Feb 04, 2018 - 17:19
PARON (Pajhwok): The Provincial Council (PC) head for eastern Nuristan province says some people have swollen militant ranks due to the central government’s inattention to their problems. Eng. Saeedullah Paendazoy also hit out at the provincial...
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