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Investigative Reports, Afghanistan


Members of one of 40 militias operating in Afghanistan's Ghor province. (Photo: IWPR)
an IWPR reporter
8 Dec 14
Government forces outnumbered four-to-one by dozens of unaccountable militias.
View of Pul-e Alam. (Photo: 1st Lt. John Severns, US Air Force/Wikimedia Commons)
Abdul Maqsud Azizi
8 Jan 14
“I do what I want,” says Pul-e Alam mayor, as anti-corruption agency and regional governor say they are powerless to act on allegations.
Ghazni provincial governor Musa Khan Akbarzada. (Photo: US Embassy Kabul Afghanistan/Flickr)
Abdul Hamid Ezzat
29 Nov 13
Governor says he’s powerless to stop abuses and extortion by armed men.
The Taleban control of Barmal, a border district in the Kunar province of eastern Afghanistan. (Photo: Abdali Mahzun)
Abdali Mahzun
25 Jul 13
Lack of state schools in Taleban-dominated parts of Paktika mean children are forced to learn in Urdu.
The Azra clinic has remained in poor shape since it was wrecked in a bomb attack in July 2011. (Photo: Abdul Maqsud Azizi)
Abdul Maqsud Azizi
13 Jun 13
Investigation indicates that large consignment of medical supplies was diverted and sold off illegally.
NATO facility in Abchakan (Photo: Abdul Maqsud Azizi)
Abdul Maqsud Azizi
30 Nov 12
Officials say local men claimed rights over land because they knew it was prime real estate.
Opium poppies in bloom, Uruzgan province. (Photo: IWPR)
Ezatullah Latifi
14 Nov 12
Authorities say they are powerless to act even though they know opium poppy is being grown on large tracts of land.
A jirga - the village council convened to resolve civil disputes and fix compensation for crimes. Khost province, 2012. (Photo: Farid Zaher)
Farid Zaher
15 Oct 12
Residents of southeastern province pay traditional assemblies to sort out disputes, leaving state mechanisms out of the picture.
Typical traffic on a highway in southern Afghanistan, in this case Ghazni province. (Photo: ISAF Public Affairs)
Enqelabi Zwan
25 Sep 12
IWPR reporter finds evidence of arbitrary, undocumented taxation on road through Laghman province.