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  AFGHANISTAN: Interview with governor of Paktika province - 16-Oct-03
Mohammad Ali Jalali is the governor of the isolated and unstable southeastern province of Paktika.
Paktika also hosts hundreds of US-led coalition troops in Orgun border district fighting against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda elements, but the province as a whole has not benefited from any major civil-military aid programmes like in other provinces like Gardez, Bamiyan and Khowst.
The government should know that politically and geographically, as a border province, Paktika is very important, and there should be many signs of government and the aid community installing services like a reconstructed school, a running clinic and hospital or some thing like this.
iys.cidi.org /humanitarian/hsr/centralasia/ixl30.html   (1175 words)

  Afghanistan timeline September 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Shkin, Paktika province, Afghanistan, a U.S. soldier was killed and two others wounded in a gun battle which also left two rebel fighters dead.
In Paktia province, Afghanistan, a group of a dozen Taliban members stopped vehicles on the highway and threatened to cut off the noses and ears of men who shave their beards or anyone caught listening to music.
In Ghazni province, four Afghan citizens were killed and one injured in their pick-up truck when they were stopped by rebels, then tied up and then shot.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afghanistan_timeline_September_2003   (1725 words)

 Encyclopedia: Paktika province
And in Barmal district of eastern Paktika province, officials said suspected Taliban fighters had executed seven Afghans, including five government officials, a woman and child in an attack Monday.
Paktika’s governor refused to confirm the attack, saying only that the government planned to try to retake control of Birmal in a fortnight.
Paktika has been on the frontline of a bloody insurgency by fighters loyal to Afghanistan’s former Taleban rulers, believed to be regrouping on the other side of the border in Pakistan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Paktika-province   (328 words)

 Paktika Province Citizens Welcome New Road - DefendAmerica News Article
Ghulab Mangal, of Paktika Province, cuts the ribbon at ceremonies Dec. 20, 2005, opening a 55-kilometer road between Sharana and Orgun-E in eastern Afghanistan.
The government of Afghanistan and coalition forces built the $2 million road.
The 55-kilometer road will increase security in the province and provide opportunities for commerce.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/Dec2005/a123005ms1.html   (116 words)

 Wolfhounds transfer authority In Paktika Province to Red Devils
As a warm spring sun shone down, the two units conducted a transfer of authority ceremony, with 2-27 casing its colors, and 1-508 subsequently uncasing its.
"Paktika Province is the most strategic province in Afghanistan.
Located along the border with Pakistan, Paktika Province is about the size of Vermont and much of the province is rough, mountainous terrain.
www.25idl.army.mil /article.asp?artid=4482   (644 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Health crisis hits rural Afghans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Paktika’s hospital is situated in Sharana, the provincial centre.
Paktika was not part of the study but Badakhshan, another mountainous province in the northwest part of the country, showed the highest maternal mortality rate ever recorded globally -- 6,500 maternal deaths per 100,000 births.
Most of the patients had come from remote areas of Paktika, and were waiting to be seen by one of the female doctors.
reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-6DF48X?OpenDocument&rc=3&cc=afg   (1117 words)

 Shia News | Asia | Taliban attack leaves 3 Afghan soldiers dead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Taliban militants killed three Afghan soldiers and kidnapped four others in a raid in the southeastern province of Paktika, a day after killing six soldiers in the same area.
The attack took place at Terwah district in the province of Paktika late on Sunday.
Paktika police chief Dawlat Khan said the soldiers were killed when about 200 Taliban fighters attacked a remote district headquarters at Terwah on Sunday evening.
www.shianews.com /low/asia/news_id/0001765.php   (257 words)

 CNN.com - A goodwill mission turns violent in Afghanistan - Jun 23, 2004
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (CNN) -- The convoy was rolling down the road toward Terwa, one of the Paktika Province's regions most sympathetic to the Taliban when we saw some of the scouts had dismounted running onto a hill.
I called the governor of Paktika Province, and he sent out a policeman to bring him to the provincial capital, and from there to Kabul.
She had told him to bring her a photo or an audio recording of his voice to prove to her that he was still alive.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/asiapcf/06/22/chilcote   (1464 words)

 Pravda.RU:At least 6 American paratroopers killed in the Afghan province of Paktika   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
At least 6 American paratroopers were killed on Friday in the Lera Marga region (the Afghan province of Paktika) when their automobile was attacked from ambush by still unidentified terrorists.
According to the report of the NNI agency, special task forces were carrying out a usual patrol mission when on a sharp turn grenades were thrown into their automobile.
According to local observers, in the eastern part of Afghanistan, in particular, in Paktika, Taliban and Al-Qaida militants re-grouped their forces and their small detachments were presently committing sabotage acts against the anti-terrorist coalition forces.
newsfromrussia.com /hotspots/2002/08/10/34246_.html   (146 words)

 First Women's Center Opens in Paktika Province - DefendAmerica News Article
Sharifa Faqirzada, leader of the Women's Affairs Center in the Paktika province, cuts the ribbon on the new Women's Affairs building in Sharan, Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2005.
This is the first Women's Center in the province and will host classes for women and offer information dealing with women's issues.
During the ribbon cutting ceremony, the governor of Paktika, Gov. Gulab Mangal, expressed his approval of the center and applauded the progress the center represents.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/sep2005/a092105wm1.html   (354 words)

 Aid Needed in Paktika Province
As far as reconstruction and development is concerned, comparing the last two decades that the province was a center of jihad and almost inaccessible for the then regime, it is a bit better now with some small bridges constructed.
We witnessed tens of direct armed attacks, with some aid workers killed in Ghazni, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Mazar, Faryab and other provinces, with continuous threats against NGOs, but we still see the UN is there [in those provinces], international organizations are there, government projects are there.
Paktika also hosts hundreds of US-led coalition troops in Orgun border district fighting against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda elements, but the province as a whole has not benefited from any major civil-military aid programs like in other provinces like Gardez, Bamiyan and Khowst.
www.statpub.com /stat/open/2003/10/65054.phtml   (1224 words)

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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Courtesy of CJTF-82 PAO, June 21, 2007) – Afghan and Coalition forces have rescued two hostages taken by Taliban and al-Qaida militants in an operation in Paktika Province’s Zaghun Shah District.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Courtesy of CJTF-82 POA, June 18, 2007) – Afghan and Coalition forces conducted an operation in Paktika Province’s Zarghun Shah District late Sunday, which resulted in several militants and seven civilians killed and two militants detained.
news.soc.mil   (621 words)

The district's police headquarters was briefly seized during the attack, which was reportedly carried out by approximately 400 supporters of the ousted Taliban regime and of radical Hizb-e Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, according to the Pakistan daily "Dawn" on 18 August.
Paktika Province Governor Mohammad Ali Jalali said the attackers abandoned the police headquarters, burned it to the ground, and escaped across the border to Pakistan, AP reported on 18 August.
A gathering of representatives of the Herat Province Loya Jirga on 15 August issued an 11-point manifesto that called for Herat Province Governor Mohammad Ismail Khan's command of military forces to be restored, Herat television reported.
www.rferl.org /newsline/2003/08/6-SWA/swa-180803.asp?po=y   (1975 words)

 Internews - News - Radio Voice of Paktika Opens in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
In a speech broadcast live on the radio, the governor congratulated the community, encouraging citizens to let their voices be heard through the new station.
The station is the first independent broadcast media outlet in the southeastern province and offers an outlet for diverse opinions in a region that has seen ongoing attacks by renegade Taliban and their sympathizers.
Radio Voice of Paktika has a potential audience of almost 200,000 with a 45 meter mast, one of the tallest of any FM station in Afghanistan.
www.internews.org /news/2005/20050705_afghan.html   (374 words)

 Nothing to see here, move along . . .: October 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
It's located on the road between Sharana (the capital of Paktika province) and Ghazni (the capital of Ghazni province), and the road from Gardez (the capital of Paktia province) runs north-south nearby.
While it's located in Paktika province, which does share a border with Pakistan, it's as far from the border as you can get and still be in Paktika.
There is a road that leads between the mountains on one side of the Zormat valley and the Sadr Band, and that road was used by smugglers, terrorists and common criminals to avoid the main roads.
sfalphageek.blogspot.com /2004_10_01_sfalphageek_archive.html   (3822 words)

 Pakistan News PakTribune.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Shamsul Haq, a native of Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan, was one of more than 4,000 refugee families who last spring were forced by the Pakistani government to flee four camps in Southern Waziristan, one of the a tribal agencies of north-western Pakistan bordering Afghanistan.
The majority of the refugees ended up in the southern Afghan province of Paktika, one of the most dangerous areas in Afghanistan.
Last month UNHCR financed the distribution of food and other relief supplies by Swiss Peace to 400 refugee families in Paktika, according to Massoud Karokhil, a field officer for Swiss Peace who works in the unstable provinces of Paktika, Paktia and Khost.
www.paktribune.com /news/index.php?id=74965   (1610 words)

 Stars & Stripes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Both were victories for the province’s governor, Gulab Mangal, and the American and Afghan military and police forces that have spent the greater part of the last several months trying to make election day a safe one.
That was in the south part of the province when two Afghans were killed by an improvised explosive device.
Mohammed also volunteered that some of the candidates in the province have made campaign promises they likely won’t be able to keep.
stripes.com /article.asp?article=31670&section=104   (1052 words)

 US hunts bin Laden; locals seek security | csmonitor.com
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN – First came the hammer, and now US military officials say it's time for the anvil.
Afghans living here in the border province of Paktika are among those who appreciate the US presence, but are upset with the lack of security throughout the region, not just the border.
Local officials here say that a rocket landed near the Paktika governor's house in Shahran on March 7, injuring one Afghan soldier, who was airlifted to Bagram Air Base near Kabul.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/0315/p01s04-wosc.html   (1520 words)

The head of Khawar District in Logar Province, the district's security commander, and seven security personnel were killed on 19 August in an ambush blamed on supporters of the ousted Taliban regime and Al-Qaeda, Bakhtar news agency reported.
This ambush, if, in fact, carried out by the neo-Taliban, is evidence that the "insurgency is spreading as most of [the neo-Taliban] attacks so far have taken place in the tribal lands bordering Pakistan," the BBC commented on 19 August.
"This is part of one of the five provinces where Americans have their large logistical base, and this is also where, according to their reconnaissance, some terrorist groups operating in Baghdad get particularly strong support," Zemke told Polish Radio.
www.rferl.org /newsline/2003/08/6-SWA/swa-200803.asp?po=y   (1395 words)

 IWPR's Afghan Press Monitor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
General Aminullah Patiyani, corps commander for the eastern provinces, said on August 13 that anyone who was found to be still in possession of arms after being elected to the National Assembly or the provincial councils would be stripped of their mandate.
On August 11, troops of the Afghanistan National Army killed six suspected Taleban members and captured 13 others in the Wazokhah district of Paktika province, a press release from the Afghan defence ministry said.
Hamidullah is a resident of Sangin district in Helmand province, and is believed to have been planning to take the drugs to Herat and then on to Iran or Turkmenistan.
www.iwpr.net /archive/apm/apm_132.html   (1650 words)

 DefenseLink News Article: Coalition Defends Attack in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province
DefenseLink News Article: Coalition Defends Attack in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2006 – A joint Afghan National Army and coalition patrol struck an improvised explosive device and was subsequently engaged by extremists with small-arms and rocket-propelled-grenade fire in the Waza Khwa district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province yesterday, military officials reported.
One Afghan soldier was killed, and one coalition vehicle was damaged in the attack.
www.defenselink.mil /news/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=495   (296 words)

 Waziristan < Provinces < Pakistan < South Asia < Asia < : news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, on the Afghanistan border.
However, sources in the political administration said that according to their information, the bombs were dropped on the Afghan side of the border on Monday.
Tribal sources claimed that Taliban fighters have regrouped in Birmal and areas inside Afghanistan beyond Angoor Adda in Paktika province of Afghanistan and have intensified attacks on the military bases of the coalition forces during the last several weeks.
schema-root.org /region/asia/south_asia/pakistan/provinces/waziristan   (4306 words)

 Wolfhounds make impact during Operation Verendrye   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers from Task Force 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment escorted Paktika Province Governor Mangal through six district capitals, providing security while spreading material and humanitarian assistance throughout the region during Operation Verendrye.
The "Wolfhounds" are based near the Afghan-Pakistan border and deal with daily attacks on their bases, and Capt. Todd Schmidt from Task Force Bronco said this mission was no different.
"Suspected Taliban insurgents made an attempt to stop Task Force 2-27's mission to spread good will in Paktika Province," Schmidt said.
www.25idl.army.mil /article.asp?artid=3573   (391 words)

 Asia Times - Asia's most trusted news source for the Middle East
According to the sources, and as has been reported in sections of the Pakistani Urdu Press, bin Laden is said to be under the protection of concentric rings formed by dozens of al-Qaeda fighters and more than 1,200 Taliban - all easily blended in as local Pashtun tribals.
So bin Laden was not in Kunar province in Afghanistan or in Pakistani Balochistan, but in an Afghan province, Paktika, where every day there are clashes between Taliban and US forces.
But it could be a case of out of the frying pan into the fire.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/FC05Ak02.html   (779 words)

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