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FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The residents of Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, complainof access to electricity for only one hour every six hours. “We don’t have regular power supply. If we have one hour of electricity, we go... read more
FIAZABAD (Pajhwok): A man gunned down a woman before joining militants in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Thursday. The unidentified gunman entered the house of Bibi Samar Gul on Wednesday night, shot her dead and then joined... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 15 Taliban militants and two policemen have been killed during an operation in the Tagab district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Monday. Ahmad Naveed Frotan, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok):  Up to 2,845 youth have been recruited into the Afghan National Army (ANA) in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials announced on Wednesday. The appointments were made during the current solar year (beginning... read more
FAIZABAD/KABUL (Pajhwok): A drug laboratory has been destroyed and more than a tonne of heroin seized during an operation by the National Interdiction UnitInterior in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Wednesday. The... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two health clinics benefitting 1,000 people have been constructed in the Shaghnan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday. The clinics were built in line with demands from community development... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials say Taliban militants have started recruiting children to their ranks and are training them in military techniques in northeastern Badakhshan province. A provincial council member claimed 70 percent of children... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban hanged a man after an open trial in northeastern Badakhshan for his allegedly killing his uncle, an official said on Monday. The governor’s spokesman, Navid Farotan, told Pajhwok Afghan News the victim, Raza Shah,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Human rights officials say they are concerned about women’s rights violations and term insecurity as a major reason behind ongoing violence against the gender in northeastern Badakhshan province. As many as 29 incidents of... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three foreign insurgents and one Afghan militant have been killed by their own explosives in the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday evening when... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): As part of an initiative to enhancewheat production and control poppy, cultivation, distribution of refined seedsto growers has kicked off in northeastern Badakhshan province. Agriculture Director Mohammad Hassan Kishawarz... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A moderate earthquake jolted parts of Afghanistan on Sunday night, destroying a number of houses in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Measuring 5.9 on the open-ended Richter scale, the quake, which... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 28 Taliban, including six foreigners, have been killed during clashes in some villages of the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday. The insurgents suffered the losses... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): An intelligence officer, four security personnel and seven militants have been killed during ongoing fighting in the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday. Ahmad Naveed Frotan, the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have blocked water supply to thousands of acres of farmland from a key canal in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province and have deactivated five small dams depriving hundreds of families of electricity... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Heavy snowfall has blocked roads connecting nine districts with the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday. Badakhshan which has 28 districts is one of impassable provinces of the country. It... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Monday’s massive earthquake killed at least 12 people, injured dozens and damaged more than 1,400 houses in northeastern Badakhshan and northern Baghlan provinces, officials said on Tuesday. The 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok):  The Taliban have released nine policemen they held captive in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Sunday. Col. Amanullah, a senior military official, said the release happened by... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The regional office of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Sunday strongly condemned the killing of one pregnant woman and wounding of another. Deputy police chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari, said the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Germany has decided to construct installations for the 4th brigade of the Shaheen Military Corps in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday. Brig. Gen. Andreas Hanneman made the commitment in Mazar-i-... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials says revenue from the lapis lazuli mines in northeastern Badakhshan province has touched the 1.5 billion afghanis mark in less than a year. However, the entire amount of money has ended up in pockets of... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two smugglers were arrested with 144kilograms of drugsin the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Tuesday. The men wanted to smuggle the drugs placed insidefuel jerrycans to Takhar and Kunduz provinces in a... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than 600 war-displaced families from Kunduz were delivered aid in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday. Most of the displaced families lived under tents or sharing houses with their relatives in the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have handed over the bodies of 11 police and soldiers to security organs in the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Tuesday. The militants, who captured Warduj on October 1, are... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The chief of army staff on Sunday announced raising a1000-strong local force and deploying two commando units in the northeastern province of Badakhshan. During his visit to Badakhshan, Lt. Gen. Qadam Shah Shaheem said they... read more
FAIZABAD/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Security officials on Saturday claimed inflicting heavy casualties on Taliban in the battle to recapture the Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province. But the rebels rejected the claim. The insurgents... read more
FAIZABAD/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Security officials on Saturday claimed inflicting heavy casualties on Taliban in the battle to recapture the Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province. But the rebels rejected the claim. The... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Resurgent Taliban fighters have captured the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official acknowledged on Friday. Ahmad Naveed Frotan, the acting governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The rebels killed six Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel in the Baharak district of northern Badakhshan province, where a Taliban-designated district chief was detained along three associates in Kasham district, an official said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Provincial Council (PC) of northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday called a delay in distribution of computerised Identity (ID) cards harmful to the upcoming election. The 15-member council, including three women, said... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A building for the Agriculture Faculty of Badakhshan University was inaugurated providing, officials said on Thursday. The building, having 36 rooms, a conference hall and other facilities,was constructed by the Aga Khan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A policeman accused of killing four of his colleagues in the Shah Joi district southern Zabul province has been detained, an official said on Tuesday. Zabul officials said on September 7 the four policemen were killed and two... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As clashes intensified around Raghestan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, the Ministry of Interior on Friday said more than 30 Taliban fighters and five security forces had been killed so far. In a statement, the MoI... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in northeastern Badakhshan province on Friday said hundreds of Taliban fighters have gained control of half of Raghestan district as a result of fierce attacks. Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari, the deputy police chief, told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Five hundreds internally displaced families were assisted with food items in the northeastern province of Badakhshan on Wednesday, officials said. A total of 45 tonnes of food items were provided by the Afghanistan National... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Minister of Urban Development Syed Saadat Mansour Naderi on Sunday pledged the construction of homes for the people of northeastern Badakhshan province. During his visit to the remote restive province, the minister termed... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan forces have captured a Taliban’s military centre in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, allowing reconstruction work to resume on key bridge destroyed by floods, an official said on Saturday. The... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Emboldened by lingering insecurity, gunmen are digging up historical sites to plunder the national wealth in parts of remote northeastern Badakhshan province -- home to the region’s rich cultural heritage and a key link between... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled Dr. Nasrin Oryakhel on Sunday said thousands of Afghan labourers would be sent to Saudi Arabia and Qatar in near future to arrest soaring unemployment... read more
FAIZABAD/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A number of development projects, including construction of a high school, in northeastern Badakhshan and gravelling of a road in southwestern Nimroz provinces have been completed, officials said on Saturday. The uplift... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Militants have blocked main route leading to Shuhada district in northeastern Badakhshan province and snatched cash and kinds from passengers and government officials traveling on the road, an official said on Sunday. Mohammad... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Identified gunmen shot dead a policeman and his wife in the Shuhada district in northern Badakhshan province, police said on Sunday. Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that unidentified... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban have torched an under-construction hospital building in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Friday. Deputy police chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari told Pajhwok Afghan News that hundreds of armed rebels... read more
FAIZABAD/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Taliban gunned down an operative of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday. An intelligence official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Defence counsel in northeastern Badakhshan province complain they cannot properly plead cases of their clients, particularly petitions concerning violence against women, due to threats from warlords and other influential figures... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Officials say that militants have damaged five historical sites of Nasir Khusraw in northeastern Badakhshan province. Fazal Karim Ahmadi, director of Agha Khan Development Network (AKDN), said that Taliban have damaged the... read more
FAIZABAD/ SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least six Taliban were killed in northeastern Badakhshan and northwestern Jawzjan provinces, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Wednesday. An official of the spy network wishing anonymity told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial council members from northern and northeastern provinces on Tuesday asked the government to pay attention to the deteriorating security situation in their regions. The public representatives held a gathering in the... read more
FAIZABAD/CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Security forces on Saturday foiled a possible rocket attack on Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, an intelligence official said. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) official, who wished... read more
FAIZ ABAD/ASADABAD/CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The flood affected families of Kofab district in northern Badakhshan received flood assistance but vulnerable families in eastern Kunar and northern Panjshir demanded immediate aid, officials said on Thursday.... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 13 Taliban have been killed and six others wounded in an airstrike by the Afghan Air Force in the the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Deputy police chief Col. Shaki Dad... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban on Sunday said they have set free 120 policemen they detained in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province. Security forces and Taliban had heavy clashes in Tirgaran locality of the district for four days and... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least six persons have been killed and over a hundred homes washed away by flash floods in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Sunday. Syed Abdullah Humayun Dihqan, director of Afghanistan Natural Disaster... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Security officials on Sunday said Taliban took control of a military base of Afghan security forces and captured 100 security personnel in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province. A military base in Tirgran... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Badakhshan provincial council chairman on Saturday said a base of the Afghan security forces in Warduj district remained under Taliban’s siege, but the Ministry of Interior denied the claims. The base, which daily comes... read more
FAIZABAD/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least seven people drowned in the Amu River after the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into the river in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday. The accident... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three people were killed and two wounded after gunmen loyal to two rival illegal militia leaders clashed over the ownership of an azure mine in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday. Meanwhile, local... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Lack of awareness about legal issues and increasing violence against women in northeastern Badakhshan province are a source of serious concern, an official says. Women do not have a vibrant role in government departments in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Flash floods destroyed a key bridge disconnecting four districts from Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, a public representative said on Monday. Ahmad Javed Mujaddedi, a member of the provincial council,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Flash floods destroyed more than 100 homes and farm fields measuring hundreds of acres near the Tajikistan border in disasters-prone northeastern Badakhshan province. The floods occurred two days ago in the Sheghnan district’s... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Lack of awareness about legal issues and increasing violence against women in northeastern Badakhshan province are a source of serious concern, an official says. Women do not have a vibrant role in government departments in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Strongly condemning civilian deaths in recent terrorist attacks, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said those killing innocent people should wait for their own death as well. The CEO said the national... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): “Following her death, my life has become very bitter and my mind extremely vacuous. I don’t know whether I should eke out a living for my family using a handcart or sit at home to look after my children.” Khair Mohammad, whose... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 76-bed hospital began in northeastern Badakhshan province on Monday, an official said. The two storey health facility was being constructed by the government of German at a cost of $3.5million near the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok):  Hundreds of families, who fled homes after the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province fell to the Taliban earlier this month, have returned to their homes. Schools have reopened in the town, where people had... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The administrative head of the Kisham district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday died in hospital of wounds he sustained in a bomb blast, an official said. Abdul Jabbar Mussadiq, the Kisham district chief, was... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A huge fire apparently caused by short circuit burnt six rooms, its entire furniture and vital documents of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (LSAMD) department to ashes in northeastern Badakhshan province on Sunday,... read more
Afghan forces recapture Yamgan district FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): After fierce clashes with heavily-armed militants, Afghan security forces have regained control of the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province with killing of 120 insurgents... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban’s shadowy district governor and six of his accomplices were killed in Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Tuesday. Mullah Imamuddin, a notorious Taliban... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): After Taliban took control of Yamgan district in northeastern Badakhshan province which forced hundreds of families to leave their homes, the rest of the residents were facing acute food shortage, an official said on Monday.... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Work on construction of protection walls for the villages of Khasar and Jagoni in Shar-e-Buzurg district of northeastern Badakhshan province has been official kicked-off on Sunday, the German Cooperation with Afghanistan said in... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Badakhshan provincial council head on Sunday identified acting officials running government affairs, insecurity and lack of coordination among local departments as the main challenges facing the northeastern province.... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than 40 female students and a number of teachers have been fell unconscious in Shaki district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Saturday. The incident took place in Jarf Girls High School in the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Police on Wednesday rejected the provincial Peace Committee’s claims that many districts could fall to the Taliban in northeastern Badakhshan province. Deputy Police Chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari said police had not been... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least nine militants, including a commander, have been killed during separate incidents in northwestern Faryab and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Wednesday. The 209th Shahin Military Corps spokesman,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 Taliban insurgents were killed and eight others wounded during an ongoing operation to wrest back control of the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Heavy fighting was... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three Urban Development Ministry officials were Monday arrested in northern Badakhshan province on corruption charges as they attempted to flee to neighboring Tajikistan, an official said on Monday. The Badakhshan governor’s... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents gained control over half of the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday, but lost eight fighters to intensifying clashes with security forces, the acting governor said. Shah Wali Adib... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A five-year development plan in northeastern Badakhshan province has been launched amid criticism from economy department and provincial council’s that it has neglected remote districts. The plan has been drafted in seven... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Some officials of northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday alleged foreign spy networks, meddling by some Jihadi commanders and lawmakers were known factors fuelling spiraling insecurity in the province. Osama Basir, a... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A number of students in northeastern Badakhshan province allege some of their teachers are addicted to drugs, leaving far-reaching negative impact on their studies. “When a teacher comes to class, he is high on drugs and fall... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Though the Ministry of Defence dispatched food items and tents through helicopters to the floods-affected families of northeastern Badakhshan families but the people demanded they direly needed more assistance, an official said... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A lawmaker in Mishrano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Sunday claimed Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan was in danger of falling to insurgents if back-up support did not reach the troubled district. Engineer... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A fresh wave of flash flood in northwestern Faryab and northern Baghlan provinces left eight persons dead and 12 others wounded, hundreds of homes damaged and destroyed thousands of acres of ready crops and orchards, an official... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Health officials said on Tuesday that 18 bodies of slain policemen died in Warduj district fighting in northeastern Badakhshan province have been shifted to the provincial hospital. The policemen belonged to Yawan, Khwahan,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least two policemen were killed during hours-long clashes with insurgents before retreating from their posts in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, a senior official said on Monday. Public Order Police... read more
MAIMANA/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban militants captured 13 check-posts after they were abandoned by security forces to avoid clashes in the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Sunday. Provincial intelligence... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 52 people, including women and children, were missing and feared dead after a massive landslide roared through a remote village in the Khawahan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on... read more
KUNDUZ/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): President’s special representative for reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud on Monday said the Taliban would never be able to seize control of northern Kunduz province, as clashes between security forces and... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Interference by influential figures, inefficient teachers, teaching of science subjects by religious figures in Badakhshan schools have contributed to downgrade the quality of vital education sector. Badakhshan is a... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) in northeastern Badakhshan province on Monday revealed local Taliban were eager to join peace process but foreign fighters did not allow them to enter the peace negotiations. Maulvi Abdul Wahid... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers that were taken hostage in the Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan have been released, officials said on Tuesday. Acting Governor Shah Wali Adib told Pajhwok Afghan News seven... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): An unconfirmed number of officers of Afghan National Army (ANA) have been detained for demonstrating laxity following reports of casualties suffered by 33 ANA soldiers, with some of them gone missing, in intense fighting in the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three people were killed and seven others wounded in a traffic accident in northeastern Badakhshan province on Sunday, an official said. The mishap took place in the afternoon when a car skidded off the road and fell into... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-seven insurgents, including four foreign fighters, have been killed as a result of intense gun fighting in the Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said Saturday. Lt. Sakhi Dad Haidari, a senior... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The provincial council chief on Tuesday claimed the self-styled Islamic State group had launched efforts to find a foothold in northeastern Badakhshan province and asked the government to take timely action against the new... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least three smugglers were detained in northeastern Badakhshan province with 20 kilograms of heroin and half ton of chemicals, officials said on Sunday. Lt. Gen. Baba Jan, police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the heroin... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Foreign militants beheaded two policemen after kidnapping them in northeastern Badakhshan province, where three Taliban insurgents joined the peace process, the acting governor said on Wednesday. Shah Wali Adeeb told Pajhwok... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/FAIZABD (Pajhwok): At least seven militants and an uprising member have been killed and 19 others wounded during security incidents in northeastern Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Monday. Qala Zal district chief,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents and civil society activists on Sunday alleged a majority of development projects were marred by brazen corruption in northeastern Badakhshan province. They voiced the claim at a gathering titled “better coordination... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 Taliban militants were killed and eight others, including a shadow district governor, arrested in the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Friday, a local official claimed. The insurgent... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people, most of them women, on Thursday took to the streets in Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, calling for an open trial in Farkhanda’s lynching case. Farkhanda, 27, was murdered by a mob... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Civil servants from more than 14 public institutions have completed a six-month basic training on English language, computer programmes and management skills in Badakhshan province, the German Cooperation with Afghanistan (GCA)... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of northeastern Badakhshan province on Monday accused the Duraem district of embezzling funds for reconstruction projects. But the district chief, Abdul Rauf Fahim, denied the allegation. He told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have laid siege to the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, causing acute food shortages, an official said on Wednesday. Yamgan administrative chief Nawroz Muhammad Haidari said the Taliban holding... read more
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): 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): 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): 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): 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
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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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
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): 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): 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
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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