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Unknown Gunmen Abduct Head of a Private TV in Nangarhar

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(Last Updated On: December 4, 2018)

Engineer Zalmay, the head of a private TV network has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar, an official said on Tuesday.

Provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Ariana News that Engineer Zalmay, the Head of Enakas Radio and Television Network abducted in PD4 of Jalalabad city while he was on his way from office to home.

According to the official, the armed men have killed his driver after stopping his vehicle.

Mr. Zalmay was in charge of the National Radio and Television of Nangarhar, the state-run network, before the establishment of his private channel.

Nangarhar is among the volatile provinces in east of Afghanistan where both Taliban and Daesh insurgent groups are actively operating in a number of its districts.

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Afghan Forces Retake Kohistan District of Faryab Province

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(Last Updated On: August 25, 2018)

Afghan security forces have recaptured Kohistan district of Faryab province late on Friday, an official confirmed.

Mohammad Hanif Rezai, a spokesman for the 209th military corps said that at least 33 Taliban militants including two commanders of the group were killed and 13 others wounded during an operation which was conducted for recapturing of the district.

He added that the Afghan commando forces have destroyed several bases of the insurgents and seized a large number of weapons and ammunitions.

According to the official, forces from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission also assisted the Afghan forces during the operation.

Faryab is among the insecure provinces in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban militants are actively operating in a number of its districts and usually carrying out attacks against government forces.

Taliban has not made a comment about the report yet.

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Bomb Blast Targets Voter Registration Center in Jalalabad City

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(Last Updated On: April 29, 2018)

A bomb blast has reportedly targeted a voter registration center in the 4th Police District of Jalalabad, the capital city of the eastern Nangarhar province.

The voter registration center was established in a mosque in the area where many residential houses also located in.

“One policeman and seven civilians were wounded in the incident”, spokesperson of Nangarhar governor, Attaullah Khogyani told Ariana News.

According to the local official, the explosives had been placed in a Zarang type motorcycle and the vehicle exploded through a remote control instrument in the area.

He further noted that all the wounded people have already been transferred to the provincial hospital in Jalalabad City.

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Mortar Round Explosion Kills Three Members of One Family

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(Last Updated On: April 29, 2018)

Three members of one family were killed and six others wounded after a mortar round exploded inside their house in the eastern Nangarhar province.

The incident reportedly took place around 7:00 AM, this morning in Chamtala area of Surkh Rod district of the province.

Mother and two children were among the dead people while all six wounded were children of the same family.

According to spokesperson of Nangarhar governor Attaullah Khogyani, the mortar round was dropped beside the house yesterday when Afghan forces and the Taliban engaged in a battle in the area.

The unexploded mortar shell was taken by the children to home today’s morning and it exploded inside the house.

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