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MAIMANA/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): One militant was killed and three others wounded during two separate security incidents in northwestern Faryab and northern Baghlan provinces, officials said Monday. Maj. Reza Reza, spokesman of Faryab 209th Shahin... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The court of appeal has ruled to suspend the mayor of Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, from his mayoral authority over law violations and failing to maintain transparency in his department’s revenue... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Electricity director for northern Baghlan province has said that the revenue generated from the electricity this year has been increased by 80 million afghanis. During the last ten months, the income has reached to 320... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three children were killed by unidentified armed men in western Herat and northern Baghlan provinces, officials said Thursday. Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, spokesman for Herat Civil Hospital, told Pajhwok Afghan News dead body of a... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): An enormous avalanche blocked the vital Baghlan-Takhar Highway, forcing passengers of over 100 vehicles to take refuge in locals’ houses, the residents said on Wednesday. The avalanche rolled down from a mountain on... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): As a token of protest, dozens of taxi drivers on Sunday parked their vehicles in Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, demanding ban on non-custom paid cars. Mohammad Anwar, a taxi driver, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-KHMRI/AIBAK (Pajhwok): One child was killed and 14 others wounded as a result of a traffic accident in the Dushi district of northern Baghlan province on Saturday, an official said. The head-on collision between two cars occurred in the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): “I did not work today and can’t go home empty-handed because mother told me to bring some breads home,” Safiullah, an eight-year-old child labourer said on Wednesday. Safiullah lives with his mother, a sister and a brother... read more
Pul-I-Khumri (PAJHWOK): A pregnant woman jumped along with her three years child into the Baghlan River due to frequent domestic violence, official said on Wednesday. Women’s Affairs Director Khadija Yaqin said the 27 years old committed suicide... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Victims of last year’s devastating floods in the Guzargah-i-Nur district of northern Baghlan province on Tuesday accused local officials of pocketing much of the aid meant for distribution to them. The allegation comes... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The graveling of a 10-kilometre road in the Beno district of northern Baghlan province has reduced the travel time from two and a half hours to 20 minutes, residents said on Thursday.  The road connects five villages... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Six employees including director of a road construction company were killed during militants’ attack in northern Baghlan province on Wednesday, an official said. Provincial police Chief Aminullah Amarkhail told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A parliament from northern Baghlan province escaped unhurt in a roadside explosion on Sunday, when his car was damaged in the attack.The bomb attack on Wolesi Jirga member Mohammad Azim Mohseni happened on the Kabul highway... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The Baghlan Sugar Mills produced 570 tonnes of sugar during the current year, the same level as achieved in 2013, a senior official said on Friday. Most of the sugar was obtained from crushing beet cultivated over 392... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Syed Ali Gohar Shah, a candidate for provincial council in northern Baghlan province, escaped unhurt in a blast that targeted his vehicle on Thursday.Shah told Pajhwok Afghan News he was the target of the attack because he... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) of northern Baghlan province finally elected its chief unopposed on Monday, about a month after the council was sworn-in.But provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief, Amanullah Habibi... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A bomb-rigged motorcycle exploded in a bazaar in northern Baghlan province on Monday afternoon, injuring two civilians and six policemen, including a senior officer.Mehmood Haqmal, the governor’s spokesman, said the blast... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Failed provincial council candidates and their supporters on Sunday rallied in northern Baghlan province, blocking the Kabul-North highway. About 200 people carrying photos of election officials with cross marks on their... read more
PULI-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Cannabis cultivation has increased and poppy decreased in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Sunday.Fazl Rahman Andarabi, the counternarcotics director, told Pajhwok Afghan News they had no exact figures, but... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Most of the winning provincial council candidates in northern Baghlan province are new faces and highly educated.The previous provincial council had only three members holding BA degrees, but the council-elect has 7 members... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): One robber was killed and six others were detained during a clash with police in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.Police spokesman Javid Basharat told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash took place Sunday night... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Police shut down a local radio station in northern Baghlan province and arrested its workers after the station aired a script cracking jokes about prayer leaders, officials said on Saturday.The Khoshi radio has been operating... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A nine-member group of armed robbers was detained after a clash with police in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Tuesday.Provincial police spokesman Javed Basharat told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated district chief for Doshi district has been arrested along with two accomplices in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Tuesday.Maulvi Mamoor and his associates were detained with weapons during... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A prisoner apparently committed suicide by hanging himself at the central jail of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Sunday.Provincial police chief, Col. Abdul Bashir Rashid, told Pajhwok Afghan News the inmate,... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Eight people were killed on Friday noon when a powerful explosion rocked the Baraka district centre in northern Baghlan province, an official said.A provincial council member from the area told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomb... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A policeman was killed and nine people, mostly children, were injured in a bomb blast in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province on Monday.A magnetic bomb placed inside a kiosk went off 10am, causing the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Twenty five more militants, including their commander, joined the government initiated peace process in northern Baghlan province, an official said Wednesday.Brig Gen. Aminullah Amarkhail, provincial police chief, told... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Local officials on Monday expressed concern over the existence of illegal armed gunmen in northern Baghlan province, posing a threat to civilians.   Lt. Col. Lala Gul, in charge of Disbandment of Illegal Armed... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Gunmen mounted an attack on the Deh Sala district headquarters in northern Baghlan province with heavy weapons following the appointment of a new district police chief, an official said on Wednesday.Soon after the appointment... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Militants set three mobile phone towers on fire in the Dushi district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Sunday.The attackers subjected the security guards to severe torture before torching the Afghan Wireless... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents on Thursday staged a demonstration in support of Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, police chief for northern Baghlan province, an official said.Amarkhel has been serving as police chief for the province for... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Six militants have been killed during a clash with security forces in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Tuesday.Javed Basharat, provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Three people have been killed in a clash between two armed commanders’ groups in the Deh Salah district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.The overnight clash occurred between Ayub and another commander... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The Pul-i-Khumri mayor has been detained on charges of hatching a plot to kill the head of the consultative council of the Baghlan municipality.More than a week ago, the council head, Haji Noor Aqa, was targeted by a magnetic... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A young woman has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen after she eloped in northern Baghlan province, an official said Sunday.Amina 21 was eloped as she was unhappy with her husband. Unidentified gunmen forced her into the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The production of brown sugar has doubled as farmers’ increased growing sugar beet in northern Bghlan province.The factory had been activated with the support of Germany in Baghlan province in 1940. The factory had to halt... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Addressing a campaign rally, presidential runner Dr. Zalmai Rassoul on Monday said implementing development projects in northern Baghlan province was among his primary objectives if he won the April elections.Accompanied by... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday addressed a campaign rally in northern Baghlan province, explaining his future plans for the country.Abdullah, who arrived in Pul-i-Khumri along with his running mates, addressed... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and three others injured on Sunday when their two-storey house collapsed following heavy rains in northern Baghlan province, an official said.Natural Disaster Management Director Nasir Ahmad Kohzad told... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Police on Saturday detained three individuals in southern Baghlan province allegedly transferring 27 children to Pakistan, an official said.The individuals planned to transfer the children from Kunduz province to Pakistan and... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Police have arrested a group they accused of distributing threatening letters to locals warning them against participation in the April elections in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.The eight-member group... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A roadside bomb left three civilians dead in the Dushi district of northern Baghlan province on Wednesday when the car they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb.Javed Basharat, the provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A roadside bomb left three civilians dead in the Dushi district of northern Baghlan province on Wednesday when the car they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb.Javed Basharat, the provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The number of polling stations under security threat in northern Baghlan province has fallen from eight to three, officials said on Monday.Security had been ensured for five polling stations that were declared vulnerable in... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Residents of the Burka district of northern Baghlan province on Monday held a protest against gunmen involved in killing civilians and accused a provincial council member of backing outlaws.Tens of people gathered in front of... read more
PULIKHUMRI (Pajhwok): The Municipality of Pul-I-khumri, the provincial capital of the northeastern Baghlan province, recorded a $3 million deficit in its revenue.The municipality revenue was around $4 million in 2012, but declined to less than a... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): One block of the Killagai prison in northern Baghlan province has been damaged, with dozens of inmates shifted to other portions, where they are facing hardships.The five acres prison includes four single-storey blocks was... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A moneychanger was released from the clutches of kidnappers in northeastern Baghlan province while 165 kilograms of narcotics were seized in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Sunday.Jawed Basharat, the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Baghlan province on Sunday demand the arrest of an ex-jihadi commander involved in the killing of an Afghan soldier and kidnappings for ransom.Meer Aqa, the Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, was killed... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The revenue of northern Baghlan and Samangan provinces from coalmines stood at 1.8 billion afghanis in 2013, indicating a 20 percent hike, an official said on Saturday.The income from coalmines was 1.453 billion afghanis in 2012... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The Baghlan police chief on Monday said 180 policemen have been serving as bodyguards of senior officials, politicians and generals, creating a shortage of personnel in the northern province.Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Local officials in northern Baghlan province on Saturday said the kidnapper and killer of the rural rehabilitation director had been killed by residents during an overnight clash.Gauhar Baburi, the Baghlan-i-Markazi district... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Truck drivers on Monday staged a protest demonstration against extortions by private armed militias and Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel in northern Baghlan province.About 200 truck drivers took part in the protest in Pul-i-... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Officials say they are concerned about the safety of dwellers of a controversial township located near coalmines in northern Baghlan province.Nearly 1,900 residential houses have been constructed in the township spread on 5,000... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Police on Wednesday arrested four people, including two women, as part of an investigation into sexual assaults on two minor girls in the Borka district of northern Baghlan province, an official said.Borka district chief, Abdul... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The Jilga district chief was arrested on charges of misappropriating food assistance to students and teachers in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Sunday.Governor Sultan Mohammad Ibadi told Pajhwok Afghan News an NGO... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A group of 47 militants, turning in a large quantity of weapons, has joined the peace process in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Sunday.Governor Sultan Mohammad Ibadi told Pajhwok Afghan the surrendering men had... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): At least 10 people were injured, four of them critically, in a bomb attack on a wedding party in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Friday.Gauhar Khan Babari, the Baghlan-i-Markazi district chief, told Pajhwok the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Four public order policemen were injured and a fuel tanker torched on the Kabul-Baghlan highway in  two separate incidents, officials said on Sunday.The fuel tanker, going from the Sher Khan Port to Kabul, was attacked in... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The mayor of Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, has accused a number of Wolesi Jirga and provincial council members of meddling in municipality affairs. But the public representatives blame the mayor for... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Demanding the immediate arrest of the killers of civilians, protestors reopened the northern Kunduz-Baghlan highway after three hours of closure, an official said.Hundreds of residents staged the protest against the murder of two... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Six militants and one policeman were killed during a clash in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Thursday.The firefight on Wednesday night broke out after a group of insurgents attacked a police post in Mullakhel area... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) zonal office on Thursday welcomed the death sentence awarded to two alleged killers in northern Baghlan province.Noor Gul, who killed Palwasha two months ago in Nahrain... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Five children were killed and three others wounded following an improvised explosive device blast in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place late on Friday when the children were playing... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): In a rare operation, residents rescued five kidnapped engineers, including an Indian citizen, from their captors in northern Baghlan province, police said on Wednesday.Unknown gunmen had kidnapped two engineers of the Energy and... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Police clashed with drug smugglers, killed one of them and confiscated 200 kilograms of narcotics in northern Baghlan province on Tuesday, an official said.The early morning shootout came after police intercepted a group of... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Local officials on Sunday claimed the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops had arrested three family members of a public representative in northern Baghlan province.The suspects were held on charges of having... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Residents of the provincial capital of northern Baghlan province on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration against the alleged torture and arrest of innocent people by ISAF and Afghan forces during a night raid.Nearly 150... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Efforts are underway to secure the release of three Ministry of Mines engineers who were abducted in the Tala Wa Barfak district of northern Baghlan provinces, officials said on Sunday.The engineers and their driver were... read more
KABUL (PAN): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter crashed during a predawn operation in the Borka district of northern Baghlan province on Friday, an official said.Abdul Jabbar, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Police recovered a girl’s body with signs of being hanged in the Nahrin district of northern Baghlan province, officials said on Monday.The 17 years old girl’s corpse was found in Sheikh Jalal area by residents in the afternoon,... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The Deh Salah district mayor has been shot dead by a shopkeeper during a raid on cosmetics stores in northwestern Baghlan province, an official said on Sunday.Abdul Rassoul was gunned down when he was closing cosmetic shops in... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): German troops have vacated a military base in the capital of northern Baghlan province, handing the facility over to Afghan forces, an official said on Sunday.Around 700 German troops were moved on Saturday from one of their... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI/ HEART CITY (PAN): Three people, including a district crime branch police chief, were killed and four others were wounded during separate incidents of violence in Baghlan and Herat provinces, officials said on Thursday.A civilian and an... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The busy Kabul-Baghlan highway was reopened on Saturday afternoon after several hours of closure by protestors, officials said. Hundreds residents of Doshi district, rallying against the construction of the Kilagi power dam... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Three Afghan Local Police (ALP) members and one civilian were killed and three others wounded in two separate roadside bombings in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.A roadside bomb hit an ALP pick-up, killing... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Fourteen guards of the central prison in northern Baghlan province have been arrested in connection with a recent jailbreak, an official said on Thursday.Brig. Gen. Afandi Rabati, the jail superintendent, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A man was detained for sexually assaulting his daughter in northern Baghlan province, where a woman’s a body was also found by the authorities, an official said on Wednesday.The incest took place in Khost district where the... read more
JABALUS SARAJ (PAN): The Salang Pass, linking Kabul with northern provinces, was closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall and hailstorm, officials said on Monday. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded in the Khinjan district of northern Baghlan... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Seasonal floods have killed a child and damaged 50 houses and 500 acres of cropped land in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Saturday.The floods were induced by 24 hours of rain in Jalgah, Khost, Nahrain and Talah Wa... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A teenage girl exchanged fire with police for 40 minutes before her surrender in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Sunday.The 17-year-old opened fire at the headquarters of Tala Wa Barfak district on Friday evening... read more
PUL-KHUMRI/KABUL (PAN): The mayor of northern Baghlan province was suspended after allegedly being caught red-handed while drinking alcohol in company of three women, officials said on Thursday.Police raided 103rd block of Macro Ryan residential... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The death toll from a traffic accident in northern Baghlan province has risen to three after a 12-year-old boy succumbed to his wounds at a hospital here, officials said on Saturday.The boy was among 27 people critically injured... read more
PUL-I- KHUMRI (PAN): A 28-member group of the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan joined the peace process in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province on Tuesday.Associated with the Gulbadin Hekmatyar-led party, the group was active in... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Germany would reconstruct a power dam in Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, in the near future, officials said on Wednesday. Water and Energy Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan, during a visit to the province,... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI CITY (PAN): Four members of a family drowned while two others were rescued after the vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a river in northern Baghlan province on Tuesday, an official said.The accident happened at around 11 am in... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): At least 90 people were killed after a heavy landslide, triggered by two consecutive earthquakes, buried dozens of houses in a remote village of northern Baghlan province on Monday, a senior police officer and survivors said.... read more
TQLOQAN/AIBAK (PAN): Heavy floods devastated northern provinces of Takhar and Samangan, killing three people, destroying large swath of farmland and livestock, officials said on Saturday.Two men lost their lives, one in Baharak and another in Khwaja... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Unidentified gunmen abducted 15 local elders, whose relatives are working for various government organs, including the Afghan National Army (ANA), in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Wednesday.The residents were... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): More than 200 families displaced by recent floods in northern Baghlan province on Sunday complained that officials concerned had turned their back on them as if they were not worthy of any assistance at this time of hardship.Most... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): One police officer having links to militants was killed and four others were detained during a joint operation in the northern province of Baghlan, officials said on Sunday.The raid on the police officer’s residence was conducted... read more
KABUL (PAN): The   Salang Pass, a key route connecting northern provinces with the capital Kabul, was reopened after daylong closure due to freezing weather conditions and damaged highway infrastructure, an official said on Sunday.The... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Foreign troops detained a dozen students of a religious school during an operation in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province on Monday, officials said.The midnight raid was conducted in the Wardakhai area,... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Two powerful blasts, triggered by a warhead and a remote-controlled bomb, injured 23 people in the Baghlan Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.The blast occurred at about 8:15am during the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A man was arrested on the charge of forcing his spouse into shaving her head in northern Baghlan province on Monday, officials said.Abdul Matin, 45, was held in the Qul Palang area of Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital, after... read more
FARAH CITY/ PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Three groups, involving 41 insurgents, have joined the peace process in western Farah and northern Baghlan provinces, officials said on Monday.Two of the groups having 21 members shunned the insurgency and surrendered... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A 13-member militant group surrendered their weapons and joined the peace process in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Sunday.Led by Baba Abidin, the group that had been active in the Pul-i-Hisar area of Andarab... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Twenty fighters of the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), the second largest militant group behind Taliban, have joined the peace process in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Thursday.Led by commander Obaid, the HIA... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Ministry of Public Works officials on Monday said it would employ 270 former Taliban fighters who recently joined the peace process in northern Baghlan province.Public Works Director Haji Mohammad said 100 former fighters had... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A heavy snowstorm has completely blocked the key Salang Pass that connects northern provinces with the capital Kabul, officials said on Thursday.A large number of cars, trucks and buses have been stranded on both sides of the 2,... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A commander was among three militants detained during an operation by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday.The three were arrested in the Zakarkhel... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Two beheaded bodies were found in the Dahna-i-Ghori district of northern Baghlan province, officials said on Saturday.The decapitated corpses were discovered late on Friday night in the Pusht Band area of the district, Javid... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A teenage married girl, who was locked up in a toilet for six months by her in-laws in northern Baghlan province, would be flown to India for treatment, officials said on Friday.Last week, Baghlan police rescued the 15-year-old... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Eleven people were killed when a fire erupted inside a coalmine in northern Baghlan province on Saturday, officials said.The incident happened in the Chinarak area of Nehrin district early in the morning, Fazal Rahman, the town's... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A teacher, who was gang-raped in northern Baghlan province more than a week ago, on Monday asked the government to award exemplary punishment to her abusers.On November 26, the 20 years old Fahima was raped by three men at gun-... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A sugar factory in northern Baghlan province has resumed production 20 years after it was closed, officials said on Saturday.The factory, which was badly damaged during the civil war, was rehabilitated due to untiring efforts by... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Two men accused of gang-raping a schoolteacher after kidnapping her were detained in northern Baghlan province, police said on Tuesday.Feroz and his accomplice were arrested in the Salamkhel area of Baghlan-i-Markazi district on... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A German soldier and a child were injured when an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) tank struck a roadside bomb in northern Baghlan province on Tuesday, officials said.The explosion occurred in the 9th street of... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Unidentified gunmen gang-raped a kidnapped schoolteacher in Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, officials said on Saturday.The woman teacher was abducted by armed men from the eighth road of Baghlan-i-Markazi... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Five policemen were among 10 people arrested on the charge of highway robberies in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday.The arrests came during an operation that was carried out after complaints from residents... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Reconstruction projects worth $1.16 million would be launched in northern Baghlan province next year if growers did not cultivate poppies, a Ministry of Counter-Narcotics official promised on Saturday.During a visit to the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): People in Pul-i-Khumri, a city in northern Baghlan province, say that the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has not rebuilt a school it destroyed in an operation against the Taliban.The school, located in the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): People in Pul-i-Khumri, a city in northern Baghlan province, say that the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has not rebuilt a school it destroyed in an operation against the Taliban.The school, located in the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Five people, including an Afghan National Army (ANA) officer, were injured in a roadside blast on the Kabul-Pul-i-Khumri highway in northern Baghlan province on Friday, an official said.An army vehicle going from Kabul to Pul-i-... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Two former jihad commanders and one of their guards were shot dead in overnight attacks in northern Baghlan province, a senior police official said on Friday."Unidentified gunmen killed Kimya Gul as he entered a mosque for the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A Taliban commander was detained along with his brother during an operation by US forces in Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, officials said on Monday. 1st. Lt. Stefan, spokesman for the International... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Two fighters were killed and four others captured during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign forces in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Friday. The overnight operation was conducted in the Zikarkhel area of... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Residents of northeastern Baghlan province have accused the local police force of illegally felling their trees for sale and using them as fuel. The force was established in the province less than a year ago. Initially, the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): At least 32 wedding guests were poisoned in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday. The guests were poisoned in the Baikh area of Dahna-i-Ghori district on Tuesday night, Col. Noor Gul, the district police... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Police detained three people in the northern province of Baghlan on charges of trafficking 58 kilograms of drugs, officials said on Saturday. The men were transporting narcotics, including 24 kg of opium and 34 kg of hashish, in... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): More than 250 acres of land has been cultivated with poppy crop this year in northern Baghlan province, which was declared a poppy-free zone two years ago, officials said on Tuesday. "The illicit plant has been grown in Deh... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Four international servicemembers were injured in a roadside bombing in the northern province of Baghlan, officials said on Thursday. The incident took place at 10am when a military vehicle of the International Security... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif highway was reopened after a three and half hours blockade by angry protestors in the northern province of Baghlan, officials said on Thursday. More than 400 people protesting against the seizure of... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): One policeman was killed and two others were injured in a roadside bombing in the northern province of Baghlan on Tuesday, officials said. The incident took place at 9:40am when a police vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Sar... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Farmers in the northern province of Baghlan Tuesday warned of returning to poppy cultivation if the Ministry of Counternarcotics did not meet its promises. "We were told the government would provide growers with improved... read more
KABUL(PAN): A 14-member militant group, including its leader, joined the peace process in northern Baghlan province on Saturday, an official said. Led by Mullah Din Mohammad, the group, which remained active against the government and foreign... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A Taliban commander has been arrested by a joint Afghan and international security force in the northern province of Baghlan, an official said on Wednesday. The militant was detained during an operation in Tala Wa Barfak... read more
KABUL(PAN): A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, struck the capital Kabul and some provinces overnight, injuring three people, officials said on Sunday. The earthquake struck Afghanistan's mountainous Hindu Kush region... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A dozen people have been killed and another five were missing after flash floods unleashed by heavy rains struck northern Baghlan province, officials said on Saturday. The floods swept through different parts of Khanjan, Andarab... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A commander was among a dozen militants killed by a joint Afghan-international security force during an operation in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday. Another 10 people belonging to the Gujjar tribe went... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Residents of Dushi district, which was cleared of insurgents last year in northern Baghlan province, say they are worried about re-emergence of Taliban fighters who have vowed the start of a spring offensive. The anti-government... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A joint Afghan-international security force arrested four people on the charge of aiding insurgents in northern Baghlan province, ISAF and local officials said on Saturday. The operation was launched in pursuit of a Taliban... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A top Taliban commander was arrested in a joint operation by Afghan and NATO-led soldiers in the northern province of Baghlan, the alliance said on Tuesday. The commander, detained in Dahna-i-Ghori district late on Monday night... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Taliban militants torched eight tankers carrying fuel for foreign forces in northern Baghlan province, a senior official said on Friday. The insurgents attacked the oil tankers in the Piaz Qul area of Doshi ... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Twelve Taliban fighters were killed during an operation in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Monday. A Taliban commander named Haqqani was among those killed during the overnight operation by Afghan and International... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Hundreds of coal miners in northern Baghlan province on Sunday went on strike, calling for increase in their wages and provision of mining equipment. About 400 workers stopped coal extraction from mines in Sang-i-Karkar, Dood... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): One Taliban commander has been killed, his two brothers arrested and about 20 other insurgents joined the peace process in northern Baghlan province on Tuesday, an official said. The Taliban commander, Sarajuddin Hanzala, was... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): An insurgent fighter was killed and another was arrested after a clash between militants and NATO-led forces in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) had... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A tree plantation drive was launched in the northern province of Baghlan on Thursday, officials said. Up to 7,000 samplings are being planted as part of the campaign, an agricultural official said. He said most of the saplings... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): More than 350 livestock have died over the past week from an unknown disease in the northern province of Baghlan, farmers said on Wednesday. Veterinarians were sent to Jalga and Banowi districts on Wednesday to identify the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A dozen militants, including a commander, were killed during a NATO-led operation in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday. Matiullah, alias Bilal, and 11 of his associates were killed by in the Falol... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief was killed and three other fighters were detained during a joint operation in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Tuesday. The insurgent head for Baraka district was killed during an... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): More than 700 flood-affected families in northern Balkh province were provided with winter assistance on Sunday, an official said. Provided by the International Organization of Migrants (IOM), the assistance included 1,400... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Unidentified gunmen attacked a local radio station in Baghlan-i-Sanati district of northern Baghlan province and took away all its equipment on Monday, officials said on Monday. The assailants, who tied up the security guard,... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A commander was among eight Taliban fighters joined the Afghan government in northern Baghlan province on Wednesday, an official said. The commander Shahabuddin, who was active in Dashtak area of Dahna-i-Ghori district for the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Owners of private factories, producing confections, flour and other food items, say low-priced imports from neighbouring countries are affecting their businesses in northern Baghlan province. About 25 private factories are... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): An Indian engineer has died after his vehicle overturned on a road in Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, officials said on Monday. The incident happened in Aliabad area on Sunday night, Baghlan traffic... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Unknown men shot to death the alleged killer of two 15-years old boys in Baghlan on Saturday night. He had been chased unsuccessfully by the police in the last three months, an official said. Sher Agha was gunned Saturday night... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Over the past year, at least 10 Taliban and other opposition commanders from central Baghlan province have laid down their weapons and joined the peace process, only to return to the insurgency a few months later, taking with them... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Chief of the Baghlan Appellant Prosecution Office has been released on bail after his arrest last week on the charges of corruption and abusing his authority, an official said on Sunday. Najeebullah Ghafoori was granted bail by... read more
PUL-IKHUMRI (PAN): A Taliban fighter and a teenage boy were killed and seven insurgents were injured in a bomb explosion inside a house in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Tuesday. The militants carrying explosives had entered a... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Five joint Afghan and foreign forces military bases would be established soon in two districts of northern Baghlan province in a bid to prevent the Taliban from gaining control in the region, a senior police official said on... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The militants torched two towers of private mobile-phone companies in the northern province of Baghlan, officials said on Thursday. Armed men of the Jundullah destroyed boosters of Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) in... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The militants torched two towers of private mobile-phone companies in the northern province of Baghlan, officials said on Thursday. Armed men of the Jundullah destroyed boosters of Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) in... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): ISAF forces shot wounded a truck driver in the capital of northern Baghlan province on Wednesday, an official said.The trucker was found injured by police at 1pm. German forces who injured the driver had left the area after the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The Baghlan provincial council accused the sitting governor of administrative weaknesses and sought his immediate resignation, an official said on Wednesday. The governor’s orders had no credibility for governmental... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Taliban fighters have kidnapped the regional head of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC) along with two guards in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Friday. Muhammad Jalil... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A Taliban commander and nine of his supporters have joined the government in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Friday. The commander, Gul Zada, was operating in the Pokam village of Baghlan-i-Markazi district,... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Two civilians were wounded and a school building damaged during an airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in northern Baghlan province, residents said on Tuesday. Foreign forces bombarded the school and... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Afghan police killed two Taliban militants and captured a third during a firefight in northern Baghlan province on Saturday, officials said. The clash took place in the Chashma Sher area on the Mazar-Pul-i-Khumri highway when... read more
PUL-I-KUMRI (PAN): The non-availability of doctors at the Baghlan Civil Hospital at night is causing problems to patients, residents complained on Sunday. The 100-bed hospital has a well-equipped laboratory, ultrasound and X-ray machines, as well... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Two insurgent commanders who fought against the government for a year on Wednesday joined the government in northern Baghlan province, an official said. The surrendering commanders, Mullah Muhammad Hashim and Muhammad Gul, also... read more
AIBAK/PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Supporters of two candidates who had been included in a list of preliminary winners of the parliamentary election but left out of the final results protested in northern Samangan and Baghlan provinces. On Sunday, the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A 13-member insurgent group joined the government and turned in weapons in northern Baghlan province on Sunday, police said. Led by commander Gul Muhammad, the group surrendered five Kalashnikovs assault rifles and a rocket... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Officials in northern Baghlan province say a fierce clash between Taliban and police is ongoing, but militants claim they captured the Borka district on Saturday. The anti-government fighters attacked the district headquarters,... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Environment protection official said on Wednesday about 20,000 hectares of forests had been grabbed by strongmen in northern Baghlan province. The illegal occupants had cut a large number of trees, leading to increased pollution... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Three members of a family, including a 7-year old child, died and two others are missing after their speeding car plunged into a river in northern Baghlan province on Tuesday, officials said. Three bodies; a child, a woman and a... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Residents of northern Baghlan province have accused tribal militias, hired by government, of forcefully taking usher from them. Nearly 100 residents from different districts on Sunday gathered in front of provincial police... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A female candidate, standing in next week's parliamentary elections from northern Baghlan province, has accused her rival of hatching a false propaganda intended to thwart her victory.Shukriya Essakhel said her rival candidate,... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A district chief, along with his driver, was killed in an attack by Taliban fighters in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Tuesday.Nahreen district chief, Ahmad Masroor Jushnpoor, and his driver came under attack in... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The deputy head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in northern Baghlan province was sacked on Monday, an official said.Kabul-based IEC bosses had decided to remove Muhammad Daud Hunarmand and there was no other reason... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Residents in the northern province of Baghlan are deeply concerned at increasing incidents of robberies on highways, but local officials say the problem was due to inadequate police protection."Robbers stopped my car in Sheikh... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A senior intelligence official along with two of his security guards was killed in a roadside bomb explosion in northern Kunduz province on Sunday, an official said.Staff Captain. Jalad Khan, intelligence department chief at the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Six civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed and as many wounded during a NATO airstrike in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.NATO helicopters pounded the Tirgaran village of Tala Wabarfak... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): An unidentified gunman wearing a police uniform killed a moneychanger and a shopkeeper in the northern province of Baghlan on Wednesday, a witness and official said.The gunman man opened fire on the two while they were sitting... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Seven people, including three children, were feared dead when their vehicle fell into a river in the Doshi district of northern Baghlan province on Thursday, officials said.The vehicle was heading towards the provincial capital,... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Six policemen were killed and 14 others, including seven civilians, six police and a NATO solider, were wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a convoy of Afghan and NATO forces in northern Kunduz... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A former Taliban spokesman has been arrested along with two commanders and three fighters in a joint operation by Afghan and foreign forces in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.Mullah Abdul Hai Motmaen, also... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Deteriorating security in northern Baghlan province has made it impossible for a large number of parliamentary election candidates to campaign, election runners said on Wednesday."The populated districts of Baghlan-i-Markazi and... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A dozen Taliban fighters were killed and one policeman was injured when insurgents attacked two police checkpoints in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday.The attacks happened Sunday evening in Deh Mazang and Minar... read more
ZARANJ (PAN): A dozen Taliban fighters were killed and one policeman was injured when insurgents attacked two police checkpoints in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday.The attacks happened Sunday evening in Deh Mazang and Minar... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Baghlan provincial council members have warned of falling all the districts into the hands of Taliban, who are already in control of almost 11 districts in the northern province.A fragile government's writ was prevailing in Barka... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Students at schools in northern Baghlan province have accused education officials of selling their text books to shops in the bazaar.Although the academic year started three months ago, the students say they have not received... read more

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