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FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 18 persons have been died after part of a village buried under snow avalanche in Mahmi district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Thursday. Deputy Governor Gul Mohammad Baidar told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Officials said on Monday that a fresh offensive has been launched amid reports of foreign rebels’ presence in the northeastern Badakhshan province. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said that the operation in Tagab... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Twelve persons were died and as many houses damaged as a result of a snow avalanche in Raghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Sunday. Ahmad Javed Javed, a resident of the locality and member... read more
FAIZABAD (PAJHWOK): One policeman and 10 militants were killed and eight insurgents wounded in cleanup operation during the past four days in the Taghab district of northeastern Badakhshan province, official said Saturday.   Lal Muhammad... read more
FAIZABAD (PAJHWOK): At least six people have been killed and seven others injured as a result of two separate avalanches in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. The incidents took place at Kalafzar and Dara-e-Ghazni... read more
  FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Security officials claim they have seized 65 trucks ferrying illegally extracted azure in northeastern Badakhshan province, blaming the smuggling on influential individuals. Local officials say azure is extracted... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of northeastern Badakhshan province complain about an alarming increase in poppy cultivation, a rise in the number of addicts and the presence of drug-producing labs. Badakhshan borders Tajikistan, China and Pakistan... read more
PUL-I- KHUMRI (Pajhwok): An enormous avalanche blocked a key road and buried 10 homes overnight in the Guzargah-i-Nur district of northern Baghlan province, but there were no casualties, residents said on Tuesday. The road blockade disconnected... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Due to heavy snowfall over the last three days, residents of 17 districts of northeastern Badakhshan province have been suffering from health problems and food shortages, an official said on Monday. The snowfall blocked roads... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than a thousand families have been displaced this year due to insecurity and natural disasters in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Sunday. Haunted by a sense of insecurity, they are reluctant to return... read more
FAIZABAD/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Provincial council (PC) members of northeastern Badakhshan and western Ghor provinces shut down their offices in protest against the Wolesi Jirga’s decision barring the council members to oversight local departments, the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Authorities in northeastern Badakhshan province set over 2.5 tonnes of drugs on fire and separately seized 76 kilograms of narcotics and arrested two alleged smugglers in connection of the contraband, officials said Sunday.... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A detained militant shot injured a district intelligence chief in northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday, an official said. Arrested two days back, the insurgent shot at Yamgan intelligence head while the latter was... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 14 insurgents have surrendered to security forces and an ammunition depot has been seized in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Monday.   The insurgents surrendered during clearing operations... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander has been detained and an arms dump seized in northeastern Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday. Kunduz police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Saboor Nasrati, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least five people, including two women, have been killed and three more hurt in two separate avalanches in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday. The avalanches occurred in Shoki and Mahami districts... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s advisor in north zone on Tuesday assured residents of this northeastern Badakhshan province that corrupt officials would be sacked and the unity government was adopting all measures to fight... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Thousands of families would benefit from a new power project that would be completed in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.A water dam project in Faizabad, the provincial capital, would cost $41.1... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Ten Public Order Police personnel, who were kidnapped by Taliban 45 days back, have been rescued during an operation in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.Officials said 14 policemen had been seized by... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban have sought the release of their jailed colleagues from Afghan prisons in exchange for the 14 policemen held by them in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday.Some months back, the insurgents... read more
 FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Eight districts of northeastern Badakhshan province have been cut off from the capital Faizabad after heavy snowfall blocked roads, an official said on Monday.Mohammad Ashaq Yaqubi of the Natural Disaster Management... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Following intervention from the provincial, prisoners have called off their hunger strike in Badakhshan central jail, a public representative said on Saturday.Provincial council head Abdullah Naji Nazari told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces in the Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan province destroyed a heroin-producing laboratory during an overnight operation, an official said on Saturday. Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, the police spokesman, told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Interior Ministry has launched an investigation into the killing of five policemen in a clash with armed men loyal to an illegal commander over the control of azure mines in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Ten insurgents have been killed during a clearing operation in the Darayem district of northeastern Badakhshan province, police claimed on Friday.At least three militants were detained during Thursday’s offensive, Badakhshan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three children have been killed and five others wounded in a mortar explosion in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday.The incident took place as the shell was set on fire by the children in the Sangab... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A militant leader, who recently joined the peace process in northeastern Badakhshan province, claimed on Monday that foreign spy agencies were igniting violence in Afghanistan.Addressing a gathering in the provincial capital,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A project to construct 150 homes for families who lost their houses to a massive landslide in the Argo district of southeastern Badakhshan province has been launched, an official said on Saturday.At least 400 people had died in... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Eight rebels have been killed and 17 others wounded in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Tuesday.Provincial police chief, Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai today told a news conference eight militants were killed, 17 wounded... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The dilapidated condition of roads that link border districts with the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province has resulted in increased prices of food items, an official said on Saturday.Public Works Director Abdul Ghani... read more
SHIBERGHAN/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight militants have been killed and six people, including a civilian, wounded during separate incidents in northern Jawzjan and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Saturday.Brig. Gen. Faqir... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of northeastern Badakhshan province want the incoming president to focus on stopping foreign interference in Afghanistan and ensuring sustained international military assistance to ensure stability.After the first round... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Militants have cut off five districts from Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, by damaging a key road, an official said on Tuesday.Dawlat Muhammad Khawar, the Warduj district’s administrative chief,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in the Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday.An ANA vehicle, carrying the troops to Warduj district... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 10-bed hospital was launched in the Tagab district of northeastern Badakhshan province where child-mother mortality rate was on the rise, officials said on Saturday.The construction work on the hospital... read more
BADAKHSHAN (Pajhwok): Multiple problems have forced traders to spend more on transporting their imports through Sher Khan and Hairatan ports instead of Ishkashim in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday.Insecurity, lousy roads... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three people, including a leading provincial council runner, have been detained with 300 kilograms of drugs in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday.Javed Waziri, an official of public relations at the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Gen. Ali Ahmad Mubarez, the intelligence director for northeastern Badakhshan province, on Tuesday tendered his resignation, citing poor coordination among security organs. Addressing a press conference, he said elements... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight militants, including three commanders, have been killed and 10 others wounded during an operation in Juram district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Saturday.The operation was jointly launched... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A former Taliban mayor-turned-peace negotiator was killed in the Chahar Dara district of northwestern Kunduz province, an official said on Saturday.Police spokesman Syed Sarwar Hussaini told Pajhwok Afghan News the ex... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated district chief has been killed along with two foreign militants during an airstrike in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Tuesday.The governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Navid Frotan, told Pajhwok... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated governor was killed along with 14 associates in the Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday.A local official, wishing not to be named, said the rebels were killed during... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three border policemen, including their commander, were killed in a roadside bombing in the Ashkimish district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Sunday.Ahmad Navid Frotan, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 14 Taliban militants, including two foreigners, were killed and a dozen others wounded after they stormed a security forces base in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.The governor’s spokesman... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Four militants, two civilians and as many Afghan National Army (ANA) troops have been killed during an ongoing security operation in the Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province.The operation that began a day earlier in... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of Badakhshan and Kapisa provinces on Monday staged protest demonstrations against alleged fraud in the June 14 runoff election, calling for the election commission secretary’s trial.In Badakhshan, hundreds of... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Overflowing Amu River poses a serious threat to the people of the Shahr-i-Bozurg district of northeastern Badakhshan province, residents said on Monday.Sixty families are living in the Avez village of the district. Residents say... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces regained control of the Farghamiri area of the Jurm district of Badakhshan province after one year on Sunday, officials said.The governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Naveed Frotan, said the Taliban had left... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Thursday confirmed receiving 65 complaints and said some of them, if found valid, could affect the result.Regional IEC chief Mohammad Tawfiq Rasikh told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A 94-year-old man, after casting his vote in northeastern Badakhshan province, said on Saturday he considered franchise as a national responsibility.Makhdoom Niamatullah reached a polling station at a school in Shahr-i-Kohna area... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces said election would be held in peaceful environment amid stringent security measures but locals said there were still some problems in some parts of northeastern Badakhshan province.Badakhshan Police Chief... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A man and a woman were killed and a third person sustained burn injuries when struck separately by thunderstorms in northeastern Badakhshan province, where flash floods destroyed several homes, an official said on Saturday.The... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and five militants, including a notorious commander, were killed in separate incidents northern Kunduz and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday.Four... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and five militants, including a notorious commander, were killed in separate incidents northern Kunduz and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday.Four... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Farmers in northeastern Badakhshan province said growing poverty had forced them to cultivate poppy, threatening no one would be allowed to eradicate the illicit crop until they were provided with alternatives, an official said... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three people, including two workers of Agha Khan Development Network (AKDN), were killed in a roadside bombing in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Monday.The incident took place when the car the workers were... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said it was difficult transferring election materials to some districts of northeastern Badakhshan province without air support from security forces.IEC Director Mohammad... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people took to the streets in northeastern Badakhshan province, calling for the dismissal of the governor and the police chief, officials said on Monday.The protestors, including university students and residents of... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Calling preliminary results unfair, protesting provincial council candidates in northeastern Badakhshan province on Sunday warned of boycotting the presidential runoff.Provincial council preliminary results were announced by the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province was recaptured by security forces during an operation, killing 20 rebels, officials said on Saturday.After the district fell, security forces were unable to conduct any... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): An operation has been launched to wrest back the control of a remote district in northeastern Badakhshan province, security officials said on Friday.Special forces , police and army personnel are fighting the Taliban in Yamgan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two makeshift camps have been established for families of Argo district displaced by a massive landslide in northeastern Badakhshan province, local officials said on Thursday.Over 2,000 were killed, 300 houses buried and more... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-seven people, including police and local officials, were detained by Taliban in the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday.Lt. Gen. Fazluddin Ayar, the police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces on Wednesday launched an operation to regain control of the Yamgan district in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said.In a statement, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said a group of rebels... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban captured the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province after a fierce clash with local forces, an official said on Tuesday.Following a multi-pronged attack, the insurgents overran the district as the government... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Militants besieged Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, blowing up telephone tower which disconnected provincial capital from the district, an official said on Tuesday.Rebels stormed the district in order to... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Heavy rains flooded roads linking the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, Faizabad, with 17 districts, an official said on Saturday.The flash floods destroyed a 30-kilomter section of a road in Warduj district and closed... read more
KABUL/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Helicopter-borne anti-drug forces raided a heroin-processing factory, destroyed it and seized 300 kilograms of narcotics in Kasham district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday.A Badakhshan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two villages and a fruit orchard were washed away by flash floods in the Khwahan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday.Ninety percent of agriculture lands in Khuldsak and Hawz Shah areas had been... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A medical camp has been set up in the landslide-hit Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan province and so far 200 patients from surviving families have been treated, the public health director said on Sunday.The landslide on... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Chinese and Iranian experts have promised to help retrieve corpses buried under a deep layer of mud as a result of the May 2 landslide in northeastern Badakhshan province, a minister said on Saturday.About 2,500 people were... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Victims of Friday’s massive landslide in the Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Tuesday complained they had been delivered insufficient aid despite the passage of five days.But local officials claimed they had... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The government has stopped digging and rescue efforts to look for hundreds of people believed died after a massive mudslide buried their houses in northeastern Badakhshan province, but their relatives continued searching for the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The village buried by the landslide in the Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan province would be declared a mass grave, an official said on Sunday.The mudslide hit the village in the Aab Barik area of Argo district after... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A day of a massive landslide buried an entire village in northeastern Badakhshan, rescuers on Saturday recovered alive a 10-year-old boy from the rubble.In addition, rescue teams pulled out the bodies of two women after hectic... read more
KHOST CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least five policemen and 11 militants were killed when dozens of insurgents mounted attacks on security posts in southeastern Khost and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday.Mubarez Zadran,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander has been killed and his two associates wounded in a clash with Afghan forces in northwestern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday.Qari Mafooz was killed, his two associates wounded and four... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Triggering by heavy rains, flash floods in northeastern Badakhshan province wreaked havoc and destroyed 45 more houses and hundreds of acres of crops, an official said on Monday. The floods, started a day before, swept away 45... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Five workers of the Switzerland-based emergency relief and rehabilitation organisation, Medair, were released following an operation in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Saturday.The aid workers -- three... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Students staged a protest against foreign forces for detaining their schoolmates and teachers in northeastern Badakhashn province on Thursday.Two university lecturers, two schoolteachers and as many studetns were detained during a... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Four border policemen were killed and a fifth injured during a clash with Taliban insurgents in the Wardoj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday.The rebels attacked a police post in the Tirgaran... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Twenty-two people, including women and children, were killed by snow avalanches in Afghanistan's remote northeastern Badakhashan province, officials said on Tuesday.According to initial reports, 21 people died in the Irak village of... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A US-funded canal was inaugurated in the Shahda district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday that would help irrigation.The 13-kelometres long canal would irrigate 1,000 hectors of arable land, En. Wafiullah, a provincial... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The rescue operation to find survivors and assist victims of a massive snow avalanche ended on Thursday in northeastern Badakhshan province, after 40 dead bodies were retrieved from the snow, officials said.The massive avalanche in... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Two senior civil society activists were beaten up after they criticised Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) members in northern Badakhshan province, officials said on Thursday. The incident took place late on Wednesday... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A local Taliban commander killed one of his fighters and held captive three others on the suspicion of spying for the government in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday.  The incident took place in the... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): People of some districts in western Ghor province have no access to health services due to the lack of clinics, medicine and doctors.“My pregnant wife died of her delivery pains on the way to clinic. I was taking her by donkey,” a... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Fifteen people were killed as a result of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfalls in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Monday.Another eight individuals were wounded in the natural disaster that left more than 500... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Nearly a hundred domestic animals were frozen to death as severe cold wave continues to three districts in northern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.Up to 100 centimetres of snowfall had been recorded in Raghistan,... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Two projects – a road and a retaining wall – have been completed in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, an official said on Saturday.The 680-metre long and seven-metre wide road took one year to complete in Faizabad the... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Badakhshan University students on Sunday staged a protest in Faizabad, the capital of the northern province, calling for the chancellor's dismissal.The protest came six days after unidentified gunmen beat up a professor of the... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A dozen insurgents have been killed in joint operations by Afghan and NATO-led soldiers in the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Tuesday.At least one fighter was arrested as a result of an International Security... read more

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