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QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The deforestation of a pistachio jungle in northwestern Badghis province is underway at the hands of local groups but security forces are unable to control the situation in the militancy-plagued area. The pistachio forest is... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Four persons have been killed and three others wounded in a personal feud in Abkamri district of western Badghis province, the town’s administrative chief said Monday. Abdul Azim Karimi told Pajhwok Afghan News that Abdul... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): A 40-member militant group, renouncing violence, has joined the peace process in western Badghis province, the provincial council head said on Thursday. Abdul Khalil said the group, which had been active in Jwand district... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Residents say illegal armed groups continue to exist in northwestern Badghis province, saying a campaign against them has apparently fizzled out.Violence involving illegal armed men took place on Saturday, leaving five people... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): An armed clash occurred during a dogfight in the Jawand district of northwestern Badghis province, leaving five people dead and 10 others wounded, a public representative said on Sunday.The clash took place in Awal village late... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The residents of western Badghis province alleged that construction activities on electricity supply to the province had been halted without any solid reason.Earlier, security officials had said insecurity had forced the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Clashes between security forces and Taliban in the Bala Murghab district of northeastern Badghis province left six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and one militant dead, an official said on Tuesday.Gen. Mohammad Daud Wafadar,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Security personnel have recovered an Afghan National Army (ANA) Ranger pickup from militants in western Farah province, officials said on Monday.Brig. Gen. Muhammad Razzaq Yaqubi, the Farah police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The Taliban set free six abducted schoolteachers following negotiations with tribal elders in the Qadis district of northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Friday.A Taliban commander Mullah Izzatullah had kidnapped the... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): A flash flood damaged the Badghis-Herat highway in Qala-i-Naw, forcing its closure on Wednesday morning, authorities said.Badghis provincial council member Abdul Nasir told Pajhwok Afghan News the busy highway had to be closed... read more
QALA-NAU (Pajhwok): Armed assault on police check posts in the western Badgais province has killed four policemen and three attackers, an official said on Tuesday.Abdul Majid Shakeeb, head of the provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN)... read more
QALA-I-Naw (Pajhwok): One National Directorate of Security (NDS) agent was killed and five others were wounded in a militant ambush in western Badghis province on Tuesday, an official said.The attack took place in Karkh district on the Badghis-Herat... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a tribal elder in the Maqur district of western Badghis province, an official said on Monday.Abdul Hadi, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Abdul Baqi was gunned down in Komri... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) member was killed and five civilians were wounded in a landmine blast in the Maqur district of western Badghis province on Saturday, police said.Brig. Gen. Amir Shah Naib, the public order police... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Thirty-four people have been killed and 15 others wounded in a road crash in the Aab-i-Kamari district of northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Sunday.The accident took place in Mashvani locality where a truck... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Residents rallied on Friday for resumption of work on three major development projects in western Badghis province.During a peaceful protest in the provincial capital after Juma prayers, dozens of residents asked the government... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Seven militants were killed and three policemen injured during a clash in the Qadis district of northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Tuesday.Saleh Muhammad Baik, the district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The residents of some districts of western Badghis province complain of an acute shortage of drinking water, prompting poor locals to use saline water instead.Underground water in the provincial capital, Maqur and Abkamari... read more
QALA-I-NAW/HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty-three fighters were killed in drone strikes by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the west of the country, officials said Sunday.Twelve insurgents were killed and three others wounded in an... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Five children were killed and four others injured in a rocket strike in northern Kunduz province while five policemen died in a roadside bombing in northwestern Badghis province, officials said Monday.Residents said a rocket... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Three policemen and two Taliban militants were killed during a clash in the Karkh district of western Herat province on Tuesday, an official said.Another three policemen and two militants were injured during the firefight that... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Residents of northwestern Badghis province complain of inadequate health facilities, asking the government to take necessary steps in this regard.Having a total area of 32,000 square kilometres area, the Badghis population is... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The turnout in the runoff election was lower than the first round due to security problems in western Badghis province, an official said on Saturday.So far, no fraud-related complaint has been reported from Badghis, where the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) members were killed by their colleagues in the Badpakh district of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Monday.The governor’s spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the overnight... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Two militants were killed and a policeman wounded in an attack on a security post on the Badghis-Herat highway, an official said on Friday.The predawn attack on the police checkpoint happened in the Laman area on the outskirts... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Four Taliban commanders were killed in airstrikes by NATO-led troops in the Bala Murghab district of northwestern Badghis province on Saturday, an official said.The militant leaders were killed in predawn air raids by the... read more
QALA-I-NAW/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Four Taliban militants were detained during a police operation in western Baghis province, while three policemen were wounded in a clash with insurgents in central Logar, officials said on Wednesday.In Badghis, the... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN):  A policeman and a militant were killed, while another two militants were wounded in two separate security incidents in western Badghis and Logar provinces, officials said on Thursday.The policeman was killed, while four... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): Two people involved in a plot to kill the provincial council secretary were detained by intelligence operatives in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Wednesday.Mullah Yaqub, a resident of southern Farah and Abdul Bari, a... read more
LASHKARGAH/QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A mother and her five children were among 20 civilians killed in two separate airstrikes in the southern Helmand and northwestern Badghis provinces, officials said on Monday.The first incident took place late on Friday... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and three others injured when a remote-controlled bomb went off in the northwestern province of Badghis, officials said on Sunday.The explosion took place on Saturday night when... read more
QALA-i-NAW (PAN): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed by Taliban insurgents during a poppy eradication campaign in the Moqur district of northwest Badghis province, officials said on Wednesday.Col. Abdul Qadir, crime branch chief,... read more
QAL-I-NAW (PAN): Construction works on the 45-kilometre road was launched in northwestern Badghis province on Thursday.The road starts from Balamarghab district and passes into Sang-i-Atash area of Maqur district.Funded by the Ministry of Rural... read more
CHARIKAR/ QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Separate armed clashes between rival families in central Parwan and northwestern Badghis provinces have left six people dead and nearly a dozen others wounded, officials said on Saturday.Five people were killed and seven... read more
QAL-I-NAW (PAN): Kidnappers released three kidnapped engineers with the statistics department in northwestern Badghis province, 10 days after they were abducted from the Maqur district, an official said on Saturday.The engineers and their driver... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Eight people have been died of extreme cold in the Aab-i-Kamari district of northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Wednesday.Residential buildings in the Muhammad Khan village have been under snow and roads blocked as a... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Suspected Taliban militants kidnapped three engineers at the statistics department along with their driver in the Maqur district of northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Thursday.The four were seized in the Qala-i-... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Ten Taliban fighters were killed and another 13 wounded during an operation by Afghan National Army (ANA) troops in the Bala Murghab district of northwestern Badghis province on Tuesday, police said.The operation in the Sakhri area... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): As many as 160 militants joined the government-initiated peace process in Laghman and Badghis provinces, officials said on Monday.Up to 100 insurgents surrendered their weapons to the authorities in the Daulat Shah district of... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Snow avalanches striking the Abkamary district of northern Badghis province have left 80 families trapped inside their homes, officials said on Saturday.Abdul Ghani Saberi, a worker at the governor’s office, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): The Sabzak Pass, connecting northwestern Badghis province with western Herat, reopened for traffic after a two-day blockade due to heavy snowfall and avalanches, officials said on Tuesday.The pass, 80 kilometers from the provincial... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): More than 400 people, including ex-fighters and poor women, completed a sevenths month vocational training course in northwestern Badghis province on Tuesday, officials said.Funded by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and 16 others injured in a bomb explosion in the northwestern province of Badghis on Saturday, the defence ministry said.The incident occurred on Saturday morning when soldiers of... read more
QALA-I-NAW/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Three Taliban insurgents and a local police commander were killed in separate incidents, officials said on Sunday.Another three fighters and four policemen were injured during a joint operation by Afghan National Army... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): An explosives-rigged motorcycle was seized in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Wednesday.The bike was found in the Zargar area of Moqur district late on Tuesday night, Col. Mohammad Jabar Saleh, the provincial... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): During an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, the Spanish defence minister met soldiers and local officials in western Badghis province on Monday.At his meeting with Governor Dilbar Arman, Pedro Morenés discussed the current security... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A sister of a former Taliban-designated governor for north-western Badghis province was killed when the roadside bomb she was planting went off prematurely in Bala Murghab district, an official said on Tuesday.The explosion... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Three civilians and two mine planters were killed in two separate bomb explosions in Logar and Badghis provinces, officials said on Monday.The civilians were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Qala-i... read more
QALA-I-NAW/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Two drivers were killed when the Taliban ambushed a convoy of trucks carrying supplies for Afghan National Army troops in northwestern Badghis province, an official said.The incident took place in Bala Murghab district... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Thursday.Speaking on condition of anonymity, a National Directorate of Security official told Pajhwok... read more
MAIMANA/HERAT CITY (PAN): More than 270 Taliban fighters have joined the peace process in Badghis, Faryab and Helmand provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Fifteen groups of 250 insurgents surrendered in northwestern Badghis, the Afghan spy service... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A suicide bomber was shot dead before he could reach NATO-led troops at the airport of northwestern Badghis province on Tuesday, an official said.An explosion took place at 11:20am when the bomber was hit as he tried to detonate... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Almost 625 widows and poor women have been provided with work opportunities in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Friday.Six social welfare organisations would give them training in carpet weaving, tailoring jackets... read more
QALA-I-NAW: (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed during a Taliban ambush in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Monday.The attack took place in the Akazai area of Bala Murghab district late on Sunday, the Badghis... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): More than 190 policemen, including officers and staff sergeants, received training on the use of weapons and technical issues in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Saturday. The 195 policemen, who were awarded... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Three Taliban fighters were killed and four others injured during a combined security operation by Afghan and international soldiers in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Saturday.The operation was conducted on... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Four militants, including a commander, were killed during an operation in the Balamorghab district of northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Saturday.The four-hour-long operation was conducted by Afghan and... read more
QAL-I-NAW (PAN): An eight-member rebel group joined the peace process in the Maqur district of northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Wednesday.The group, which had been active against government forces in the Mohammadzai village, turned... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department was inaugurated in northwestern Badghis province on Wednesday, an official said.Funded by the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), the building... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Three Taliban militants were killed and two others wounded during a clash in the Bala Murghab district of western Badghis province, an official said on Thursday.The clash among three rebel groups erupted in the Punjab area on... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Three civilians and two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing in the northwestern province of Badghis, officials said on Wednesday.The explosion occurred on Tuesday night when a suicide bomber... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Around 2150 acres of barren land has become arable with the desilting of canals and construction of a retaining wall in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Monday.The cleaning of canals in Zaad Ali, Mohammad Ali,... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the governor's office was inaugurated in northwestern Badghis province on Saturday, an official said.Funded by the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), the project cost $200,000, Sharafudin, the... read more
QALA-I-NAW: (PAN): Four civilians were killed in a traffic accident and in a militant attack in northeastern Badghis province, officials said on Wednesday.The traffic accident took place late on Tuesday when a van travelling from the Ahmadzai area... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A group of 11 insurgents led by commander Mullah Amanullah joined the government-initiated peace process in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Wednesday. The group had been active against the government for two years... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were abducted by rebels in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Saturday.The soldiers who had gone to the provincial capital to collect salaries went missing in the Miana Bum area... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): About 30 Taliban fighters, including two local commanders, joined the peace process and handed their weapons to the government in the western province of Badghis, an official said on Thursday. The insurgents, who were active in... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A hundred Taliban fighters, who recently joined the peace process in the Daraye Bom district of northeastern Badghis province, have been recruited into a local police force, an official said on Wednesday. Based on the provincial... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): An influential tribal elder, kidnapped a week back in northwestern Badghis province, has been freed, officials said on Saturday. Haji Abdul Zahir was kidnapped in the Kharistan area on the charge of leading tribal councils in... read more
QALA-I-NAW/MAIMANA (PAN): Groups of government opponents joined the peace process in northern Badghis and Faryab province, Col. Abubakar, deputy chief of the National Directorate of Security, told Pajhwok Afghan News. In Badghis, the men were from... read more
QALA-I-NAW/MAIMANA (PAN): Six Taliban fighters and a local policeman were killed in two separate clashes in Badghis and Faryab provinces, officials said on Monday. Five rebels were killed on Sunday night when they attacked a police checkpoint in... read more
QALA-I-NOW (PAN): A border police commander was killed along with three policemen when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Monday. The incident took place in the Torghundi area of the province and... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Over six groups of rebels have joined the government-sponsored peace process in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Thursday. They joined the peace process because of the efforts of intelligence officials, Gen. Abdul... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A dozen militants and two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed during a joint operation in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Sunday Two ANA soldiers were wounded during the two-day offensive in the... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A deputy governor escaped unhurt in a remote-controlled bomb explosion in the northwestern province of Badghis, officials said on Saturday. The bomb struck Abdul Ghani Sabiri's vehicle on his way to Ab-i-Kamari district to... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Four insurgents were killed during a joint operation by Afghan and collation troops in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Thursday. The overnight operation was conducted in Chalank and Panirak areas of Bala Murghab... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A 16-member militant group surrendered to authorities and turned in weapons in the northwestern province of Badghis, taking the number of surrendering militants in the province to 600, an official said on Saturday. Led by Mullah... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): As many as 116 Taliban fighters, including 11 commanders, surrendered their weapons and joined the peace process in the northern province of Badghis on Monday, an official said. Eight-eight militants and nine commanders shunned... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A child was killed by a roadside bomb blast in the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province on Friday, police said. The 12-year-old was grazing sheep when he stepped on a mine that went off in Joy Ganj area, killing him on the... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Five people were killed and three others injured when gunmen loyal to two rival illegal armed commanders clashed in northwestern Ghor province, an official said on Thursday. The clash between rival commanders Abdulsalam and Allah... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Forty-one militants, including three commanders, joined the peace process in northwestern Badhis province, officials said on Wednesday. The three commanders, Mullah Abdul Karim, Mullah Shah Wali and Mullah Abdul Zahir, surrendered... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Four Taliban fighters were killed and three others wounded during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign troops in northern Badghis province, police said on Monday. The operation, involving US troops and Afghan police, was... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Foreign soldiers arrested six influential figures during a joint offensive with Afghan soldiers in the western province of Badghis, an official and residents said on Sunday. The elders were detained in Boom Dara area of Qadis... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Japan will provide $5 million (228.4 million afghanis) in donation for the Afghan government-initiated peace process in northwestern Badghis province, a Japanese diplomat has said. Seiji Okada, Japan's deputy ambassador to... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two people were killed and a third injured when gunmen loyal to two former jihadi commanders clashed in the northwestern province of Badghis, an official said on Sunday. The gunbattle broke out between supporters of Akbar Bai and... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A commander was among 18 Taliban fighters killed during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign troops in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Saturday. Another four militants were captured during the offensive in Chap... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A commander was among 18 Taliban fighters killed during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign troops in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Saturday. Another four militants were captured during the offensive in Chap... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN):  A survey for a multimillion water supply scheme was launched in northwestern Badghis province on Sunday. Minister of Rural Development and Rehabilitation Jarullah Mansoori was in Badghis at the launch of the... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A district administrator was killed and six of his family members were wounded when their vehicle turned turtle in the northwestern province of Badghis, an official said on Saturday. The overnight accident took place in the Shab... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Afghan intelligence operatives seized explosives, thwarting a possible terrorist bid, in the western province of Badghis, an official said on Friday. National Directorate of Security (NDS) agents found a bomb-rigged motorbike... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Four policemen were wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Muqur district of northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Wednesday. The incident happened late on Tuesday in Khak Pulak area of the district,... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Youth in northwestern Badghis province take less interest in sports due to lack of stadiums, gymnasiums and other facilities necessary for a safe and enjoyable practice of games, officials and the sportsmen said. Sportsmen in... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Four Taliban fighters have been killed and six others injured during a military operation against insurgent leaders in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Thursday. Militants suffered the casualties on Wednesday after... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two Taliban were killed and as many others injured during a clash with Afghan and foreign troops in Bala Murghab district of northwestern Badghis province on Tuesday, officials said. The clash erupted near Joi Ganj area after... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two teenage boys were killed and a third wounded when a landmine they were playing with went off in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Tuesday. The blast happened in Sinihai village of Balamurghab district on... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A Taliban local commander was killed in an operation by international troops in the northwestern province of Badghis, officials said on Monday. The commander identified as Shah Alam was killed on Sunday night in Kalori Kargasht... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A suspected bomber was detained on Wednesday with a suicide vest in the northwestern province of Badghis, officials said on Wednesday. The suspect was arrested in Sang-i-Atash area of Maqur district, the district chief, Mohammad... read more
QALA-E-NAW (PAN): Residents of three districts in Badghis province are worried about the proliferation of guns, saying that if illegal weapons are not checked, they will cause more chaos. In the districts of Aab Kamari, Qades and Moqur, carrying a... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A commander was among 22 Taliban fighters joined the peace process in northern Baghlan province, police said on Saturday. The group led by Mirza surrendered to the authorities in Jalga district late on Friday, police chief, Brig... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Intelligence operatives on Saturday arrested a Taliban commander along with an accomplice in northwestern Badghis province, an official said. The commander, Noor Mohammad, and his friend were arrested in Mubarak Shah area of... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Three armed men loyal to a pro-government former jihadi commander were killed in an attack by Taliban fighters in northwestern Badghis province, police said on Saturday. The incident happened Friday evening in Khwaja Sorkh Yam... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Residents and drivers in Bala Murghab district of northwestern Badghis province have complained about the increasing looting of passengers on highways. Security officials, however, say they have setup checkpoints to prevent... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Gunmen kidnapped a tribal elder in western Badghis province, officials said on Monday. The tribal elder, Mohammad Sarwar, was kidnapped from Abgarmi district on Sunday night by a commander, Noor Mohammad, Badghis police chief, Col... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A dispute over grazing lands in the northwestern province of Baghis has left four people dead, officials said on Monday. Two tribes, who have a history of enmity, fought over pasture for their animals on Sunday evening in Maqur... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A key road connecting Badghis province to several parts of western Afghanistan has been blocked by heavy snow, causing traffic problems, passengers said on Sunday. The ongoing snowfall started 10 days ago, stranding dozens of... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Afghan police have discovered a Taliban's weapons depot in Qadis district of northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Saturday. The dump found in Lunger area on Friday night included one rocket-propelled grenade... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): About 120 families who lost their homes in a hill slide in the northwestern province of Badghis province have received assistance, but provincial council members on Thursday said it was not enough. Three people were killed and 120... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Nearly 130 families, newly returned from Pakistan and Iran, have been helped to build new homes in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Tuesday. The material for the homes; two rooms, a hall and a bathroom, was... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Taliban fighters attacked the headquarters of a pro-government commander, sparking a clash that left at least four wounded in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Monday.  The clash happened in Gulchin area on... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two Afghan soldiers were killed and another two wounded in a roadside bombing in western Badghis province on Tuesday, officials said. The blast happened near an army base in the Dara Bom area of Qadis district at 3.20pm, said Col... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Three people were killed and two others injured by rockslides in the northwestern province of Badghis on Sunday, officials said. A huge rock fell on their house in the Tagab Best village of Jawand district, provincial council head... read more
  CHARIKAR (PAN): A fight between a local commander and border police in northwestern Badghis province left one police officer killed and two others injured, officials said on Monday. The fight took place on Sunday night in Moori Chaq village... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A notorious rebel commander and one of his fighters were killed when they attacked a military base of Spanish troops in the northwestern province of Badghis, officials said on Saturday. The attack took place in the Sang-i-Atash... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): International troops detained three suspected militants and handed them into police custody for further investigation in the northwestern province of Badghis, an official said on Sunday. The militants were detained on Saturday... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two children were injured when they stepped on a mine while taking home household animals in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Thursday. The boys' hands and faces were wounded by the bomb, which exploded as in... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Security forces recovered a motorcycle packed with explosives in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Tuesday. The motorcycle was recovered at 9pm on Monday in Kham Abas area of Qala-i-Naw, an intelligence official... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Two children and six Taliban fighters were killed in separate incidents in southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday. Another four militants were wounded during an operation by NATO-led soldiers in Nahr-i-Saraj area of... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): As many as 261 Taliban who joined the peace process were given food aid in northwestern Badghis province on Tuesday, an official said. The aid was provided by the governor’s office under a programme called New Beginning for... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two militants were killed by their own explosives in the northwestern province of Badghis, an official said on Thursday. The rebels were killed Friday evening when they were planting a roadside bomb in the Joi Ganj village of Bala... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A Taliban commander and a police official were injured during a clash in the northwestern province of Badghis, officials said on Wednesday. The clash erupted when Taliban fighters attacked a police checkpoint in Chel Gazi area of... read more
KABUL/ QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A car crashed into a truck on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in the Sarobi district of Kabul province on Saturday and plunged into a ravine, killing five people, eye KABUL/ QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A car crashed into a truck on the... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Dozens of Taliban insurgents have joined the peace process in Qadis district of northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Wednesday. A group of 43 fighters, led by Ghulam Sakhi, surrendered 37 Kalashnikovs, three rockets... read more
 QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two Taliban insurgents were killed and as many injured in an NATO airstrike in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Thursday. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) attacked fighters loyal to... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): People in Ab Kamari, Qads and Muqur districts in             northwestern Badghis province say that the number of illegal weapons is contributing to insecurity in the province... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two Taliban insurgents were killed and three others wounded during an airstrike by NATO-led forces in western Badghis province, officials said on Monday. The bombing came late Sunday night when the militants were passing through... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Twenty-five militants joined the government in the Qadis district of northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Saturday. The men, who also turned 37 weapons, including 12 mortars, nine Kalashnikovs, six machine guns and... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Up to 95 people, including militants, have joined the central government-initiated peace process in the northwestern province of Badghis, an official said on Tuesday. The men, including 50 insurgents, also turned in 83 weapons,... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A 15-member insurgent group, led by a Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad, joined the government-initiated peace process in western Badghis province on Tuesday, an official said. Speaking on condition of anonymity, an... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Thirty militants, including their commander, have surrendered their weapons to officials in the northwestern province of Badghis, an official said on Wednesday. The insurgents were residents of Maqur district and took part in a... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two Talban fighters were killed and three others wounded in an airstrike by coalition forces in the Jawenda district of western Badghis province, officials said on Tuesday. The air raid against the insurgents was conducted in the... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A man and his 8-year-old daughter were killed in a roadside bombing in the northwestern province of Badghis on Wednesday, an official said. The pair were travelling by motorcycle when their vehicle struck the bomb in Noorkhel... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Armed burglars robbed passengers of 19 vehicles in the Kurkh district of western Herat province, officials said on Saturday. A passenger named Noorullah said that the incident took place in Hazara village on Friday when five... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A Taliban-designated deputy governor was among three militants killed during an operation in northwestern Badghis province on Saturday, an official said. The shadow Taliban deputy governor identified as Maulvi Jamaluddin was... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A Taliban-designated governor for Badghis northwestern province was killed along with five commanders during a joint Afghan-NATO operation, an official said on Wednesday. Maulvi Muhammad Ismail and his associated were killed by... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A 12-kilometre road, resolving transportation problems of 2,000 families, and a retaining wall protecting hundreds of acres of agriculture land from flooding were built in northwestern Badghis province on Monday. The road was... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two border policemen were shot killed in an alleged internal clash in the Bala Murgab district of northwestern Badghis province on Sunday, officials said. The shootout happened in Ghormach village, an official at the provincial... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A joint Afghan-international force killed one fighter, wounded four and captured five others in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Sunday. The operation was conducted in the Panj Buz area of Jawand district on... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Work on the construction of a new road measuring 150-kilometers and 59 water tanks was launched in northwestern Badghis province on Saturday, an official said. The Spain-funded projects were being executed in Jowand district with... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two election observers of a parliamentary candidate, abducted by Taliban insurgents, were freed in the Qadis district of northwestern Badghis province on Monday, officials said. Haji Abdullah, also head of the Badghis Chamber of... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A Joint Afghan-international force killed four fighters including their commander and wounded three others during a counterinsurgency operation in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Saturday. In the overnight... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Eleven militants, including their commander, laid down their weapons and joined the government in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Thursday.Badghis governor, Dilber Arman, said the Taliban members were native to... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN):Security officials have arrested an employee of a private company in Baghlan province that takes pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, officials said on Wednesday.The suspect, who works for Ibrahim Khalilullah Hajj, was arrested for charging... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Candidates standing in the September 18 parliamentary election in northwestern Badghis province say the location of polling stations is haphazard.Some polling centres have been established in insecure areas while those in peaceful... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Two policeman and three militants were killed during a fierce gun battle in the Moqur district of northwestern Badghis province on Saturday, police said.The clash broke out when a group of armed militants launched an attack on a... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A joint Afghan-international force killed 14 Taliban fighters, including a commander, and injured five others in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Monday.Afghan and coalition forces conducted the operation against... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A local Taliban commander has renounced violence and joined the government along with 10 supporters in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Sunday.The commander, Eidi Muhammad who was active against the government for... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Four insurgents have been killed and at least six others detained on the charge of having links to the Taliban during an operation in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Tuesday.The predawn operation, jointly conducted... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): The Taliban have hanged a 48-year-old widow for adultery after she fell pregnant in northwestern Badghis province, a Taliban commander said on Sunday.The woman, Bedi Sanam, was a resident of Qades village in the remote province.... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A Taliban local commander was among three fighters detained by US troops in the northwestern province of Badghis, an official said on Saturday.The rebel commander identified as Mullah Zarif and his two colleagues were arrested... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Parliamentary candidates in the western province of Badghis have to hide their campaign posters in sacks of flour and take other precautions when bringing them back from neighbouring Herat province.Because there are no printing... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Taliban fighters seized a police checkpoint without any resistance in the western province of Badghis, an official said on Saturday.The insurgents attacked the checkpoint in the Chel Gaze area of Moqur district late Friday night,... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A senior government official in western Badghis province said on Saturday he had escaped unhurt in a bomb explosion that wounded his driver.The bomb attack took place in front of his residence in the provincial capital, Qala-i-Naw... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the teacher training institute was inaugurated in northwestern Badghis province on Sunday.With 19 classrooms and other facilities, the three storey-building in Qala-i-Naw cost $935,000, provided by... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A policeman was killed and 18 people were injured in clashes over illegal collection of pistachios in the western province of Badghis, officials said on Tuesday.Thousands of people from 40 villages attacked a pistachio forest in... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): The foundation stone of a USAID-funded fruit and vegetable market was laid in Qala-i-Naw, capital of northwestern Badghis province, on Sunday, an official said.Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Muhammad Asif Rahimi... read more
QALA-i-NAW (PAN): One local shopkeeper and three Taliban insurgents have been killed and two others wounded in a joint operation by Afghan and US-led coalition soldiers in western Badghis province on Thursday.A shopkeeper, Muhammad Nabi, was also... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Four people, including two women, were wounded when armed men opened fire on a civilian car in the northwestern province of Badghis, officials said on Wednesday.The incident took place at around 8pm on Tuesday in the Qarachaghi... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Suspected Taliban insurgents ambushed a police vehicle on patrol in northwestern Badghis province on Friday, killing a police officer, an official said.The attack targeted the vehicle of Muhammad Haroon, commander of the second... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Members of a government-backed tribal militia attacked Taliban in eastern Badghis province killing at least three insurgents and injuring 30 others on Sunday, a day after the militants shot dead a militiaman, an official said.The... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Members of a government-backed tribal militia attacked Taliban in eastern Badghis province killing at least three insurgents and injuring 30 others on Sunday, a day after the militants shot dead a militiaman, an official said.The... read more
KABUL (PAN): Taliban on Saturday killed three former policemen, including an ex-officer, in the central province of Maidan Wardak, police said.The attack took place in Maidan Shahr, the province capital, at about 6pm, said the provincial police... read more
KABUL (PAN): Taliban on Saturday killed three former policemen, including an ex-officer, in the central province of Maidan Wardak, police said.The attack took place in Maidan Shahr, the province capital, at about 6pm, said the provincial police... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): At least two Taliban commanders were killed and five others wounded as a roadside bomb they were planting went off in western Badghis province Friday evening, an official said Saturday.The Taliban provincial deputy shadow governor... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Eight Taliban fighters, including two commanders, were killed in clashes with Afghan troops in northwestern Badghis province on Tuesday, officials said.The militants suffered the fatalities during an Afghan National Army (ANA)... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Sixteen ambulances worth 800,000 US dollars were donated to the Badghis Public Health Department by the Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team on Monday, an official said.Public Health Director Dr Ahmad Habibi told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Villagers in a district of western Badghis have to carry water from as far away as 25 kilometres due to a lack of wells or other resources, officials and locals said on Sunday.Those living in Samadi, Noorkhel, Musazai, Niaz, Firozi... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Villagers in a district of western Badghis have to carry water from as far away as 25 kilometres due to a lack of wells or other resources, officials and locals said on Sunday.Those living in Samadi, Noorkhel, Musazai, Niaz, Firozi... read more

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