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  Paktia Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paktia (Persian: پکتیا) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, in the east of the country.
Najibullah Ahmadzai, the former president of Afghanistan, was from Paktia province, in particular the Melan Valley area.
Paktia used to be a unified province with Khost and Paktika.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paktia_Province   (450 words)

Afghanistan's interim leader, Hamid Karzai, is trying to resolve a dispute between two rival Pashtun factions in the southern province of Paktia by appointing a neutral third person as governor there.
Kabul, 11 February 2002 (RFE/RL) -- With a conflict in Afghanistan's southeastern province of Paktia challenging the authority of the country's interim administration, government sources are telling RFE/RL that interim leader Hamid Karzai is sacking the governor there, Padshah Khan Zadran, the Pashtun leader he appointed in January.
The Paktia affair is one of several disputes across Afghanistan demonstrating the difficulties the interim administration faces as it tries to assert authority outside of Kabul.
www.rferl.org /features/2002/02/11022002094924.asp   (978 words)

 Paktia province (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Who: Hakim Taniwal, governor of Afghanistan’s southeastern Paktia Province, the highest-ranking official to be killed since the Taliban began its 2005...
Paktia province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
It used to cover Khost province, which was split off recently.
publicliterature.org.cob-web.org:8888 /en/wikipedia/p/pa/paktia_province.html   (90 words)

 Over 200 Civilians are Killed to Get 1.5 Taliban Leaders
The first U.S. bombing attacks in the post-Tora Bora air campaign targeted the village of Mashikhel in Paktia province and a village in the Jaji district of Paktia.
Two jet fighters at noon attacked Mashikhel in Paktia, in the Jaji district near the border with Pakistan, aimed at what was upon an abandoned Taliban base.
U.S. bombs struck the village of Naka in northern Paktika province.
www.cursor.org /stories/paktia.htm   (1672 words)

 Suicide attack kills Afghan governor; 94 militants die in NATO offensive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
NATO said 94 militants were killed in air strikes and ground attacks in Kandahar province's Panjwaii and neighbouring Zhari districts late Saturday and early Sunday, pushing the toll from a nine-day counter-insurgency operation there past 420.
Meanwhile, in the western province of Farah, more than 100 Taliban fighters raided a government compound, killing two policemen and setting fire to several buildings, provincial police chief Sayed Agha said.
Resurgent Taliban fighters have been most active in southern provinces, but attacks have started occurring in the west amid intense NATO military operations targeting Taliban in the south.
www.cbc.ca /cp/world/060910/w091028.html   (707 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Article
Forces are currently interdicting illegal checkpoints along the commercial route between Khost, in Khost province, in far eastern Afghanistan, and Gardez, in Paktia province.
Conventional combat operation expanded into the mountains of eastern Afghanistan near Shahi Kowt in Paktia province early the next morning.
Soldiers from the 82d Airborne Division assigned to Task Force Devil in Afghanistan air assaulted into the mountains south of Gardez to clear the area of anti-coalition and anti-government fighters.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/jul2003/a072403d.html   (216 words)

 Afghan Women Wind Up Tough Campaign
She's vying to represent the volatile and religiously conservative Pashtun-dominated border province of Paktia in the country's lower house of Parliament.
With the help of his escort, she traveled to most of the remote villages in her province in the last two months, often staying at small hamlets or even camping with the nomadic community.
Wardak notes that after facing initial resistance from men in her province, she was invited by male community leaders in Paktia to campaign with the assurance that they would ensure her security and provide their active support.
www.awakenedwoman.com /wenews_af_wm.htm   (1299 words)

 AV Press: Al-Qaida, Taliban fighters regrouping
However, U.S. special forces and other covert troops are known to be operating in Paktia province, a rugged area south of the capital, Kabul.
Afghan sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Omar is on the move between Maruf in southeastern Afghanistan, Ghazni southwest of Kabul and in the Sharan region of Paktika province, which borders Paktia to the south.
Najib said the provinces of Paktia and adjacent Paktika were "the worst place for all these people, Taliban and al-Qaida, because all of them escaped this way" after the fall of Kabul and other cities last year.
www.avpress.com /n/sp/attack/sty656.hts   (842 words)

 UN-backed pilot disarmament under way in Paktia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Paktia disarmament was the second pilot phase of the DDR effort after the northeastern province of Konduz on 21 October, where 1,000 ex-combatants had been disarmed, demobilised and were now being reintegrated into society through the multi-million dollar Japanese-funded, UN-backed campaign.
The arms collection had started in Gardez on 9 November, and a total of 595 soldiers of the Afghan military forces were disarmed as of Monday, the UN said.
In addition to the provinces of Konduz and Paktia, another four pilot projects would be undertaken before the main phase - the disarming of 100,000 ex-combatants - scheduled to start early next summer, Ociti said.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=37932   (769 words)

 Afghan Warrior (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Last week I met a female teacher from southern Ghazni province and she said that the Taliban have been threating them by letters not to teach girls and they said next time we will come inside the schools with motorcycles and then it will not be good.
This visit occurred while the situation is very troubled in the southern provinces and the Afghan gorvernment believes that the militants cross the border from the Pakistan side and carry out their terrorist activities.
They are not very active in the central provinces, western and nothern parts of the country and their activies are mostly limited to the villages and only sometimes they target the big cities.
afghanwarrior.blogspot.com.cob-web.org:8888   (3527 words)

 Pravda.RU Safiullah Gul: Afghan warlord readies fresh attack. Karzai returns to confront spectre of instability
The forces of Badshah Khan are regrouping to launch an offensive against Saifullah, who had ousted the Karzai nominated governor of the Paktia province, with reports that Khost was also tense and similar uprising was in the offing as the interim forces faced in Gardez.
The fighting owing to the power struggle between the forces of Badshah Khan Zadran, Karzai's newly appointed governor for Paktia, and the Saifullah, who was elected by the local shura as governor and supported by another warlord Momeen Khan, resulted into the retreat of Badshah forces to the surrounding mountains on Friday.
While Karzai was away in Britain and the United States, bloody battles erupted in eastern Paktia province between his appointed governor and a rival warlord, underscoring the UN-backed interim government's tenuous authority outside the capital.
newsfromrussia.com /world/2002/02/04/26192.html   (2561 words)

 DefenseLINK News: U.S., Italian Forces Launch Strike in Afghanistan
A brigade-sized unit launched Operation Dragon Fury to prevent the re-emergence of terrorism, to deny sanctuary to terrorists and to protect nongovernmental organizations and coalition forces from enemy attack.
Paktia province is located in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan.
The province was the scene of tough fighting in 2001 and was raided again last year.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Jun2003/n06042003_200306042.html   (195 words)

 Gardez News
Bringing stability to provinces in Afghanistan and bringing areas under control of the national government is a two-step process that's progressing steadily in small steps.
GARDEZ, Nov 22 : A 100-bed hospital was inaugurated in this provincial capital of the southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday.
Afghan militiamen pose in front of artillery gun in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, in 2003.
www.topix.net /af/gardez   (695 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Building Stability in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The people of Paktia, despite such understandable nervousness, have largely escaped the anti-government sabotage, threats and recruiting by the revived Taliban militia and its allies that have spread across southeastern Afghanistan in the past several months, leaving victims, converts and new allies in its wake.
In some southeastern provinces, Afghan and foreign officials here said, weak or warring tribes have created opportunities for extremist forces to establish alliances and pockets of power.
It is a province of meetings, where everything can be solved by negotiations," said Sulaimankhel, a former police official in the Communist-led government of the 1980s, who also comes from a prominent Paktia clan.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A25421-2003Sep30?language=printer   (1271 words)

A US spokesman said the bodies of the six were found under a collapsed wall after an air raid late Friday in eastern Afghanistan's Paktia province, among locations hit by a wave of violence blamed on Taliban and al-Qaeda rebels.
The deaths were the latest in a series of so-called "friendly fire" casualties to blight the US-led campaign in Afghanistan, including an attack on a wedding party in July 2002 that left 48 dead.
The pair were kidnapped Saturday in Zabul province after finishing work on the key highway between Kabul and the main southern city of Kandahar.
www.tbrnews.org /Archives/a756.htm   (690 words)

 Deadly Afghan Floods, Earthquake, Destroy Harvest
An earthquake on Sunday in Paktia and Herat provinces have killed two people in Paktia province and affected 150 families in the western region, the Afghan Red Crescent reports.
In north, Badakhshan, Samangan and Baghlan are among the hardest hit provinces, while the eastern provinces of Kunar and Nooristan have suffered extensive damage.
The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Kabul say that 23 villages in the Khamard district of Bamyan province are flooded and a dam formed over the past few days by debris from the slides is blocking the flow of flood waters.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/jul2004/2004-07-22-01.asp   (631 words)

 Afghan warlords battle for control of Paktia province
US warplanes were seen circling over Gardez as mortar and small arms fire rocked the rural town of some 50,000 people, and residents fled on foot and in trucks.
The fighting appeared to be the most serious outbreak of violence between rival tribal leaders in Afghanistan since the Taliban collapsed and the UN-backed interim government was put in place last month.
The latest fighting broke out a day after Khan said he was planning to launch an attack on up to 1,200 al-Qaeda members he claims have regrouped in mountains in eastern Paktia province.
www.rawa.org /gardez.htm   (698 words)

 Taliban draw strength from tribal roots
The sources say that the Taliban have given the signal for hit-and-run operations to be launched on the troops and installations of the US and its allies, all orchestrated from the Shah Kot to Zarmat area.
Maulana Jalaluddin Haqqani, who captured Khost province from the communist militia in 1991, hails from the Zadran tribe, which is a branch of the Soloman Khail.
As a result, resistance in Paktia will continue until either the US carpet bombs the entire province into oblivion, or external tribes move in and with force occupy the land.
www.atimes.com /c-asia/DC07Ag01.html   (937 words)

 USATODAY.com - U.S. steps up bombing as more prisoners fly to Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Amir Shah, AP An anti-Taliban soldier stands near a plume of smoke from a U.S. bomb in Zhawar, 160 miles south of Kabul in the Paktia province.
Aerial attacks against a deep complex of tunnels at Zawar, in the rugged hills of Paktia province near the border with Pakistan, have been under way for nearly two weeks.
The first group of international peacekeepers arrived Monday in Ghazni province, to the west of Paktia, and U.S. helicopters were seen flying over the highway linking Ghazni to Kabul, the capital, as the country's new authorities extend their control, the Pakistani-based Afghan Islamic Press agency reported.
www.usatoday.com /news/sept11/2002/01/13/prisoners.htm   (1200 words)

 Bomber kills Afghan governor - Asia - Pacific - International Herald Tribune
The governor, Hakim Taniwal of Paktia Province, southeast of the capital, is the highest-ranking official to be killed since the Taliban began a campaign of suicide bombings last year, especially singling out senior government officials.
An elder of his Tanai tribe, he was the type of man Karzai was trying to place in senior posts around the country, replacing the warlords and mujahedeen commanders with educated men who could promote education and the rule of law.
"His death is a great loss to the people of Paktia, to the people of the Tanai tribe, of which he was a leader, and to the country as a whole," he said.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/09/11/asia/web.0911afghan.php   (1289 words)

 Paktia province (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Map showing Paktia province in Afghanistan Paktia province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Docotor Najibullah Ahmadzai the former president of Afghanistan is also from Paktia province.
But she, ashamed to be found buried in thought, him, "Fine sir, I thank you.
paktia-province.kiwiki.homeip.net.cob-web.org:8888   (143 words)

 Al-Qaida, Taliban fighters regroup - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
GARDEZ, Afghanistan (AP) — Al-Qaida and Taliban fighters are regrouping in the mountains of eastern Paktia province and just over the border in Pakistan, urging the faithful to wage holy war against U.S. forces, Afghan officials say.
"We have Chechens, Arabs, Pakistanis in the mountains," Ziarat Gul Mangal, deputy intelligence chief of Paktia province, said as he gestured toward the sun-drenched mountains to the east.
Afghan sources said Omar is on the move between Maruf in southeastern Afghanistan, Ghazni southwest of Kabul and in the Sharan region of Paktika province, which borders Paktia to the south.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/pittsburghtrib/s_20166.html   (810 words)

 Karzai’s Toughest Test - NW-0202WTCEXC - MSNBC.com
An Afghan intelligence official says Al Qaeda and Taliban warriors may be regrouping in Paktia province, which borders a sympathetic Pakistani region where many of them are believed to have fled.
InsertArt(1375843) The warlord, Padshah Khan Zadran, told NEWSWEEK in an interview on Wednesday that he would not resign as governor of Paktia despite pressure from Karzai, who is seeking to install a new governor since the conflict began.
Zadran, who was in Kabul for a tribal council meeting, said he was heading back to the province on Saturday.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/3067284   (717 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | More Afghan children die in raids
The US military in Afghanistan has revealed that six children died in a raid on suspected militants in the eastern province of Paktia last week.
News of the deaths came shortly after the US apologised for killing nine children in a separate raid in the neighbouring province of Ghazni.
A US spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Hilferty, told reporters in Kabul on Wednesday that the bodies of six children were found under a collapsed wall at a compound 20 kilometres (12 miles) east of Gardez, in Paktia province.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/south_asia/3305837.stm   (643 words)

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