Police: Wife slain for bearing no sons

KHANABAD, Afghanistan, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- An Afghan man allegedly killed his wife because she had not yet borne him a son, a police chief said.

Judge: 2 Pakistani men to lose ears, noses

LAHORE, Pakistan, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Invoking the eye-for-an-eye standard, a Pakistani judge has ordered the ears and noses of two brothers cut off for doing the same to a woman.

Taliban leader dies in captivity

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Taliban commander Sher Mohammad Qasab died Sunday from bullet wounds suffered during his arrest in Pakistan's Swat Valley, authorities said.
Locals say Afghan election being rigged

Locals say Afghan election being rigged

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is systematically rigging the Aug. 20 presidential election in his southern home base, witnesses claim.

Two top Taliban leaders surrender

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 22 (UPI) -- Two top members of Afghanistan's former Taliban have surrendered to the government under its amnesty program.

FBI hunts illegal immigrant

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The FBI said Friday it is looking for a man called Mohammed Sher Mohammad Khan, who entered the country illegally after Sept. 1, 2001. A law enforcement official said the hunt for the man is not the primary cause for the higher level of alert.

Sher Mohammed Akhundzada is a tribal leader who was the governor of Helmand Province in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2005.

He is from the Akhundzadas family in Helmand who played an important role from the very beginning of the conflict in the southwest. Belonging to main tribe of Helmand, the Alizais, they hailed from Musa Qala district in northern Helmand.

While in the new districts of Nad Ali and Nawa, where farmers tended to be immigrants from mixed tribal backgrounds and tribal rhetoric had little impact, in the other districts tribal networks remained much more solid, especially in the north. It was first Mullah Mohammad Nasim Akhundzada who became a prominent and leading Jihadi commander in Helmand. The information available on Nasim is contradictory. He appears to have been a relatively charismatic military leader, who could count on a large number of devoted fighters. He is still seen as having led many successful battles against the Russians and Afghan government forces, although the extent of his actual success has probably been exaggerated, particularly as far as the Soviet Army is concerned.

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