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  Encyclopedia: Daikondi province
Bamiyan province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Farah province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Helmand province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Daikondi-province   (465 words)

 Nurestan province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was formed in 2001 from the northern parts of Laghman province and Konar province.
Located on the southern slopes of the Hindu Kush mountains in the northeastern part of the country, Nurestan spans the basins of the Alingâr, Pech, Landai Sin, and Kunar rivers.
It is bordered on the north by Badakhshan province, on the west by Kapisa province, on the south by Laghman and Konar provinces, and on the east by Pakistan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nurestan_province   (207 words)

 Travel to Iran, Khuzestan- attractions, hotels, tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Being bounded on the south by the Persian Gulf, this province, the seaports of which were primarily used for trade with India, was an important centre for commercial activities in the past.
The historical monuments are numerous, of which the remains of a bridge, near the present suspension bridge and the catacombs in the eastern part of Abvaz belong to the pre-Islamic period.
Located in the north-east of the province, it is a historic city that was of high significance in the Elamite civilization.
irantrip.com /Iran/Khuzistan.htm   (1579 words)

 Kunar province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kunar (also spelled Konar) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country and on the border with Pakistan.
The region’s wooded mountains are popular with militants because they are easy to infiltrate from neighboring Pakistan and have plenty of places to hide.
As of 2005, Assadullah Wafa is the current governor of the province.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Konar_Province   (198 words)

 25th ID (L) female Soldiers help Afghan women progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
KONAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan ---- After 25 years of turmoil, the people of Afghanistan are working to rejuvenate their country.
Now, one of the biggest issues Shoila and the other women of Konar are facing is the poor state of the economy.
This progression in women's liberties is enabling the Konar Provincial Reconstruction Team to assist the women in finding ways to provide for their families.
www.25idl.army.mil /article.asp?artid=3568   (579 words)

 Afghanistan News Headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Police in Konar province say civilians and militants are among the dead.
Konar Province Governor Sayed Fazel Akbar said the attack was the handiwork of Taleban or al-Qaeda militants.
The deputy police chief of Konar province, Mohammed Arif Nizami, told the BBC that he believed the attackers also suffered casualties, but he could not say how serious.
www.afghanistan.org /news_detail.asp?17121   (652 words)

 American Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan
The fate of those on board was not immediately known, and the area of the crash was rugged and hilly.
Afghan officials said the CH-47 Chinook helicopter was hit by a rocket while flying over Konar province, near the Pakistani border.
Konar province has served as a refuge for several armed groups that have mounted sporadic attacks against U.S. and Afghan forces during the past several years.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/28/AR2005062800795_pf.html   (691 words)

 RELEASE 040513-01 / Special Forces clinic treats Afghan citizens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
KONAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (USASOC News Service, May 13, 2004) — For many in Afghanistan, access to medical care is very limited.
But in Konar Province, these medical aid projects are also being supplemented with an unconventional approach — the same clinic that treats coalition forces at a Special Forces camp here opens its doors to Afghan citizens as well.
Konar Province, like many areas in Afghanistan, lacks the level of medical care many people are accustomed to throughout the world.
www.soc.mil /News/releases/04MAY/040513-01.htm   (758 words)

 Two missing US troops 'are dead'
The governor of Konar province has spoken of reports that an American is being cared for in a remote village.
Konar Province governor Assadullah Wafa said Afghan troops received reports about the man on Sunday night, but had not yet reached the village.
The BBC's Andrew North, in Kabul, says it remains unclear whether this is old information relating to the American already rescued, or evidence of a fourth team member still being alive.
infowars.com /articles/world/afghanistan_two_missing_troops_dead.htm   (372 words)

 Four More US Soldiers Said Killed In Afghanistan
According to a Voice and Vision correspondent from Kabul, as a result of a fighting between unknown people and US military in a border area of Konar Province, four US soldiers were killed and some others were wounded.
On the other hand, seven people have been killed in the town of Zurmat in Paktia Province in southeastern Afghanistan as a result of a blast at a wedding ceremony and six others were injured.
According to the report, during the wedding when people were firing into the air to show their happiness in accordance with their traditions and customs, some unidentified people fired several RPG hand-held infantry anti-tank rocket launcher rounds and grenades, which exploded, killing and injuring 13 people.
www.rense.com /general33/agd.htm   (158 words)

 Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The earthquakes occurred at Samangan Province (March 3) and Baghlan Province (March 25).
The two famous statues of Buddha in the Bamiyan province were destroyed by the Taliban because they were regarded as being symbols of another religion.
The people of Afghanistan being renowned horsemen, the sport known as Buzkashi is popular there.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/a/af/afghanistan.html   (1610 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Afghanistan Update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On Feb. 26, two caches were turned in Jalalabad and Asadabad and a coalition patrol in Oruzgan province recovered a cache containing hundreds of 107 mm rockets and thousands of small caliber ammunition, as well as 122mm rockets, and mines.
In the past two days, Afghan citizens in Konar and Paktia provinces have turned in three weapons caches with a total of more than three hundred 82mm recoilless rifle rounds, one hundred and fifty 82mm mortar rounds, twenty Rocket Propelled Grenades, ten 107mm rockets, and ten thousand large caliber machine gun rounds.
This school, which will house 700 children, was refurbished in coordination with the governor of Konar Province at a cost of more than $50,000.
www.defendamerica.mil /afghanistan/update/mar2004/au030204.html   (6839 words)

 [ www.azadiradio.org ]
Militants with presumed ties to the former Taliban regime kidnapped Onal and his driver on a road in Ghazni Province and subsequently demanded the release of six formerly senior Taliban prisoners (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 3 November 2003).
Zabul Province has been the scene of several attacks blamed on neo-Taliban elements in recent months, and some of the province's districts have been controlled for short periods of time by such forces.
Two U.S. soldiers and one Afghan serviceman working with coalition forces were injured in Konar Province when they were fired upon by unidentified assailants, Radio Afghanistan reported on 30 November.
www.azadiradio.org /en/dailyreport/2003/12/01.asp   (529 words)

 Afghan Civilians Killed in Airstrike
Asadullah Wafa, the governor of Konar province, also said that a second member of a missing U.S. Special Operations team had been located near the Pakistani border, but a senior U.S. Defense Department official in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity due to ongoing operations, said that was not true.
The squad of Navy SEALs was reported missing in rugged mountains in Konar province, near the border with Pakistan.
Wardak said insurgents are attracted to the rugged, wooded mountains in Konar because the area is "easy to infiltrate" and exit quickly.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/04/AR2005070400417_pf.html   (577 words)

 Border province breeds potential Afghan revolt | csmonitor.com
The former rebel is himself in charge of securing the northeastern province, which borders Pakistan, against Islamic guerrillas.
About 10 miles south of the province's capital, Asadabad, is a US base manned by Special Forces, estimated to number about 500 soldiers.
Konar remains a base for the radical Islamist party Hizb-I Islami, led by the anti-Soviet hero Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0123/p07s01-wosc.htm   (1037 words)

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The province was the scene of some of the heaviest guerrilla fighting during the 1979-89 Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.
Like many rural areas in the south and east, the province can be a dangerous place for aid workers, the army and government agencies.
The area is used as a route into equally isolated regions of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) on the Pakistani side of the open border, by Taliban and Al Qaeda remnants.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=45444&SelectRegion=Central_Asia   (1623 words)

 4 U.S. Soldiers In Afghanistan Killed When Bomb Rips Convoy: From The Tampa Tribune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The bombing in the Deh Chopan district of Zabol province was one of a series of assaults Sunday launched by insurgents across the country's south and east, even as U.S. and Afghan forces continued a major offensive to flush them from their mountain hideouts before parliamentary elections scheduled for Sept. 18.
In southern Kandahar province, gunmen on a motorbike assassinated Maulvi Abdullah, a prominent pro-government cleric, and a colleague as they were walking to a mosque, Afghan officials said.
In a separate attack in the province, in Spin Boldak near the border with Pakistan, gunmen fired on another senior cleric, but he escaped.
www.tampatrib.com /News/MGBX8568OCE.html   (449 words)

 RELEASE 040715-02 /Coalition helping Afghan women progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
KONAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Army News Service, July 14, 2004) — After 25 years of turmoil, the people of Afghanistan are working to rejuvenate their country and part of this revival is a stronger role for women within the government and the communities.
The Konar Provincial Reconstruction Team is assisting the women there.
Shoila – the head of the women’s shura, a group that addresses women’s issues – represents the other women of her province before the government.
www.soc.mil /News/releases/04JUL/040715-02.htm   (514 words)

 Konar < Provinces < Afghanistan < Southwest Asia < Asia < : news feed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
police officer in Nimruz, and an intelligence officer in Kunar province are among...
The intelligence officer, named only Sherjan, was killed in eastern Kunar province late yesterday when a bomb was detonated as he passed on his motorcycle, the...
An intelligence official was killed in a roadside bomb in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said.
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 [ www.azadiradio.org ]
He was quoted in the reports as saying that four districts in the province are not under government control (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 10 November 2003).
At least four Afghan civilians died on 12 November when their car was blown up in Asadabad, Konar Province, Reuters reported the next day.
Forces loyal to the Afghan government clashed with residents of Nangarhar Province's Shewa District on 11 November after residents fired shots in the air to celebrate a birth, Radio Afghanistan reported.
www.azadiradio.org /en/dailyreport/2003/11/13.asp   (435 words)

Another case under scrutiny involved a detainee in the southern province of Helmand whose death in November has been attributed to "multiple blunt-force injuries." In a fifth case, a U.S. prison guard reportedly told investigators that he shot and killed an Afghan detainee because the prisoner had tried to lunge toward a weapon.
An unidentified Zabul Province official told AIP on 19 May that "contact has been cut off with Mizana District for the past two days," but the source did not say if the government had lost control of the district.
Zabul Province security commander Colonel Mohammad Ayyub was cited by AIP as saying that one neo-Taliban and two government guards were killed in the fighting.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2004/05/19-260504.htm   (2916 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Afghan Vote Rejects Terror, But Violence Claims More Lives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The workers were killed by an improvised explosive device in the Paktika province.
A recently built landing strip in Paktika province is evidence of efforts to expand security, Nelson said.
Coalition forces at a compound near Asadabad in Konar province reported the firing of two rockets close by, Nelson reported, and four rockets were reported to have been fired at a compound northwest of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province early on Oct. 19, Nelson said.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Oct2004/n10202004_2004102003.html   (443 words)

 [A-List] Afghanistan: the blowback continues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They were the first Pakistani soldiers to die in a border raid since the = US launched its attack on terrorist bases last year.
US commanders believe most al Qaeda and Taliban "hold-outs" still in = Afghanistan are in mountain strongholds in Konar province, north of = Jalalabad.
A US special forces reconnaissance team came under mortar or rocket fire = in Konar on Tuesday, the first real military contact since the end of = Operation Anaconda in March.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2002-June/019707.html   (777 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Coalition Helps Konar Women Progress
KONAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, July 13, 2004 — After 25 years of turmoil, the people of Afghanistan are working to rejuvenate their country.
Shoila - the head of the women’s shura, a group that addresses women’s issues - represents the other women of her province before the government.
Mna, a young girl from Konar Province, weaves a rug at the women’s shura building in Asadabad.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/jul2004/a071304e.html   (657 words)

 Post Taliban Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Konar province, for example, there are three governors.
According to The Guardian in Jawand a district of Herat province, a man had to sell his 12-year-old daughter to save the other members of his family from dying because of hunger.
It adds, "This is Jawaand district, a place of majestic red canyons, an awful gnawing poverty and raging tuberculosis, squarely in that swath of Afghanistan that aid agencies call the hunger belt.
www.ympd.0catch.com /articles/post.htm   (1314 words)

 iWon - News
After initially reporting that all five men fired at the American soldiers, U.S. officials later said the firefight was precipitated when one of the men in the car leveled an AK-47 at the soldiers and pulled the trigger.
King said U.S. forces have been operating in Konar province for over a month and had noted an increase in attacks against U.S.-led coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan in recent weeks.
AIP said hundreds of U.S. troops were stationed in Kunar province, which borders Pakistan, helping Afghan authorities in a campaign to recover weapons from civilians.
news1.iwon.com /top/article/id/257827|top|08-07-2002::15:44|reuters.html   (606 words)

 Science Fair Projects - ISO 3166-2:AF
ISO 3166-2:AF codes for the provinces of Afghanistan.
The purpose of this family of standards is to establish a worldwide series of short abbreviations for places, for use on package labels, containers and such.
ISO 3166-2:2004-03-08 (This newsletter added Khost province and Nurestan province, which were created in 2001 and 2002.)
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/ISO_3166-2:AF   (290 words)

Kunar Province is just a few miles from the Pakistan border and an important center of returnee activity.
Comprised of Soldiers and Marines, the team is responsible for maintaining all vehicles on the base in eastern Afghanistan’s Konar Province.
In an incident in Kunar Province, task force officials said three coalition soldiers were wounded and one vehicle was damaged when an improvised explosive device detonated in the middle of their convoy approximately eight kilometers south of Asadabad 19 July 2003.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/asadabad.htm   (1944 words)

 Konar Province - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Konar Province - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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