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 (no͝or′ĭ-stăn′, -stän′)
A region of northeast Afghanistan on the southern slopes of the Hindu Kush.


(Placename) a region of E Afghanistan: consists mainly of high mountains (including part of the Hindu Kush), steep narrow valleys, and forests. Area: about 13 000 sq km (5000 sq miles). Former name: Kafiristan


(ˌnʊər əˈstæn, -ˈstɑn)

a mountainous region in NE Afghanistan. 5000 sq. mi. (12,950 sq. km). Formerly, Kafiristan.
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ISLAMABAD, June 30 (KUNA) -- Around 73 Taliban rebels were killed and several others injured in a military operation supported by air strikes in Afghanistan's eastern Nuristan province, said officials on Thursday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 18 people were killed in fresh airstrikes carried out by US-led forces in Eastern Afghan provinces of Nuristan and Ghazni.
by Mahbob Shah Mahbob on 12 October, 2014 - 16:25 JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents on Sunday complained police had occupied and turned into a rest house a hospital building in the Doab district of eastern Nuristan province.
In the first incident, the security forces backed by aircrafts raided a Taliban hideout in Wand area of the eastern Nuristan province Wednesday evening, killing seven militants, a senior police officer Habibullah Sayed Khili told Xinhua.
Earlier, reports emerged that Mullah Fazlullah was severely injured along with his 9 confederates in a fierce attack carried out by Afghani Taliban in Nuristan province on establishing a militants' center in the Kantar and Nuristan provinces.
He was born in 1957 in Badinshah village, Barg-e-Matal district in Nuristan.
Provincial spokesmen in Nangarhar, Kabul, Khost, and Nuristan said on Sunday that all the floods had occurred early Saturday.
Kabul, July 25 (Xinhua-ANI): An al-Qaida-linked insurgent was killed in a joint operation carried out by the Afghan forces and the NATO-led coalition troops in the eastern Afghan province of Nuristan, the coalition forces said Wednesday.
ASADABAD, October 12, 2011 (Frontier Star): Taliban shot dead a senior government official in Chapa Dara district of Nuristan province yesterday (Oct.
The assault in Nuristan province, a rugged and mountainous area bordering Pakistan, is the second significant Taliban attack on government forces in less than four days and is part of the insurgents' long-awaited spring offensive.
The policemen were abducted by militants in the Chapa Dara district of remote northeastern Kunar province after returning from neighbouring Nuristan province where they had travelled to collect their salaries, Nuristan governor Jamaluddin Badr said.
Musician and composer Irgens-Moller presents this close study of the musical traditions of Nuristan, a mountainous region of Afghanistan, via the accounts and field recordings of Lennart Edelberg and Klaus Ferdinand, which they made during their 1953-1954 tour of the area.