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First Afghan woman governor wins Magsaysay award

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 13:52

Afghanistan`s first and only female governor and a humanitarian worker from the Kachin minority in Myanmar are among this year`s recipients of a Philippine leadership prize.

Siege of Afghan court building kills at least 50

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 13:46

In what was one of the deadliest attacks, Taliban militants on Wednesday rammed a vehicle laden with explosives and opened fire into a courthouse in Farah province in western Afghanistan, setting off a fierce battle with explosions and gunfire, that killed at least 50 and injured more than 90, according to BBC report.

Afghan Governor attacked, unhurt

Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 15:23

The governor of Paktia province in east Afghanistan was attacked but escaped unhurt.

Taliban bomb kills Afghan governor, 3 guards

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 00:34

Asil Khan Khogyani, the governor of Sherzad district in Nangarhar province, was killed along with his guards.

NATO airstrike kills 4: Afghan Governor

Last Updated: Monday, August 01, 2011, 15:23

Jamaluddin Badar said coalition forces also detained 12 police officers after the airstrike.

Suicide bomber targets Afghan governor`s compound

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 13:20

In recent months, there has been a spike in Taliban insurgent activities in northern Afghanistan.

Afghan governor escapes Helmand ambush

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 23:30

Mohammad Gulab Mangal was returning to Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern province, after an official visit to Sangin, a pocket of some of the worst fighting in Afghanistan, when his motorcade came under fire from insurgents.

Afghan governor survives assassination attempt

Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2011, 23:11

The governor of a restive province in north-eastern Afghanistan said he survived a "fierce" attack on the convoy he was travelling in.

Afghan governor survives assassination attempt

Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2011, 23:11

The governor of a restive province in north-eastern Afghanistan said he survived a "fierce" attack on the convoy he was travelling in.

63 killed in Afghan east ops: Governor

Last Updated: Sunday, February 20, 2011, 18:36

Military operations and airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan have killed 63 people in the past week.

Bomb blast at Afghan Governor office kills one, wounds 14

Last Updated: Saturday, June 05, 2010, 23:08

A bomb exploded Saturday outside the provincial Governor`s office in the Afghan city of Kandahar, killing one policeman and wounding at least 14 civilians, officials said.

Sacked Afghan Governor admits sending 3,000 followers to join Taliban

Last Updated: Saturday, November 21, 2009, 15:14

Ex-governor of Afghanistan`s Helmand province has admitted that he encouraged up to 3,000 of his followers to join the Taliban.