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KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A police officer and his driver were killed and two civilians wounded in an explosion in northern Kunduz province on Tuesday, an official said.The explosives placed in a police vehicle went off the Khanabad district, killing Nasir... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): A former jihadi commander, Waisuddin, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in northern Takhar province, an official said on Sunday.Waisuddin was invited by one of his friends to dinner on Saturday night, when unknown armed men broke... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Five members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) force were killed after being drugged in the Dasht-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Friday.The overnight deaths occurred in Shahrawan area, the... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): Sixty-five more school girls were poisoned in the capital of northern of Takhar province on Sunday, officials said.The Bibi Maryam High School students of different classes went unconscious inside their classrooms before education... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A woman was sentenced to death by the appellant court on the charge of killing husband in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Monday.Bibi Mashriqa was handed the capital punishment by the primary court, a... read more
FIAZABAD (PAN): A German national was rescued and three of his abductors were detained in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Monday. The German citizen was abducted two days ago from the Tash Bandi area of Orgu district. The... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Forty-three militants have been killed in a joint ground and air offensive in the remote northern province of Badakhshan, local officials said on Friday. The Taliban, however, rejected the claim as baseless.Security forces conducted... read more
KUNDUZ (PAN): A member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) was detained during an operation by security forces in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Saturday.Mohammad Yaqub, who belongs to Kazakhstan, was captured in the Imam... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Sunday voiced concern over the execution of Afghan nationals in Iran, urging the government to step up diplomatic efforts to resolve the issue.A day earlier, scores of... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Three public order policemen were injured as a result of a roadside bombing in the in Dasht-i-Abdan area of northern Kunduz province on Saturday afternoon, an official said.The bomb placed beneath a culvert exploded at 2pm when a... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Residents of northern Kunduz province on Thursday staged a protest against the killing of four people by foreign troops, an official said on Thursday.The four men -- called rebels by the authorities -- were shot dead by... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Two fuel tankers were gutted near an airfield in the capital of northern Kunduz province on Saturday, official said.Carrying fuel from Sher Khan Port to Kabul, the tankers caught fire after being parked close to the airfield, a... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Traders and drivers staged a protest against the stoppage of hundreds of vehicles at the Sher Khan dry port in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Tuesday.Nearly a hundred businessmen gathered on Monday evening at the dry... read more
KUNDUZ (PAN): Four people, including a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), were arrested in two separate operations in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday.Two of the suspects were detained during an operation in the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A powerful bomb explosion rocked Kunduz City, the capital of northern Kunduz province, on Sunday, but no casualties were reported, an official said.The remotely-controlled blast occurred around 9am in the 1st police district of... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Food prices have spiraled in 17 districts of northeastern Badakhshan province as roads linking the towns with provincial capital, Kunduz City, remained closed due to recent snowfall, officials said on Friday.Seven kilograms of... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): One Afghan national was killed and another was wounded when Tajik border guards opened fire at them trying to cross the border into the neighbouring country from northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Friday.The... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A remotely-controlled bomb was exploded outside the governor's house in northern Kunduz province, but no one was hurt, officials said.The bomb was placed 200-metre away from the residence of Governor Mohammad Anwar Jagdalak in... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Sixteen women have been killed since March 2012 in northern Kunduz province, where 70 cases of violence against women were registered over the past 10 months, officials said on Monday.Last year, there were 125 cases of violence in... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Tajik guards shot dead two suspected Afghan drug smugglers after they crossed the border into the neighbouring country from northern Takhar province, police said on Sunday.Takhar police spokesman Maj. Abdul Wakil Aseer told... read more
KABUL (PAN): A young girl and his 5-year-old brother died on Saturday after the roof of their house caved in due to heavy rains in central Parwan province, a relative said.Another three from the same family were injured in the incident that took... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Wood has been systematically cut for sale and use as fuel at homes in the mountains covered northern Badakhshan province, something contributing to its environmental destruction and deforestation.Badakhshan's plant cover is... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Five people were detained in connection with Saturday’s suicide attack in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said on Sunday.Counterterrorism and traffic police officers were among 10 people killed and 19 others wounded on... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A 34 years old woman has committed suicide for reasons yet to be known in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said on Sunday.The woman, who married six years ago, killed herself in Dasht-i-Archi district on Saturday evening... read more
KUDNUZ CITY (PAN): Eighty more local policemen completed a basic course, taking the number of trained policemen to 1,350 in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said on Friday.The deployment of 150 member of the NATO-funded Afghan Local Police... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): The transport management department of northern Kunduz says its revenue has doubled in 2012, compared with the previous year’s income.Since March 21, 2012, the department earned more than 16 million ($306,630) afghanis in revenue... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN):  A jail superintendent was shot dead along with his bodyguard by unknown assailants in the Dasht-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday.A third person travelling with the victims was... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Three people were killed by an avalanche in the Kohistanat district of northwestern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday.Another four people sustained injuries after being buried in the snow on Sunday afternoon, the... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A dozen of children have died of pneumonia, the single largest cause of death in children worldwide, in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Friday.The children aged between six months and four years lost their... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A 10-member insurgent group joined the peace process in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said on Monday.Led by Mullah Zahid, the group had been active against the government over the past 10 years in the Kanam area on... read more
KUNDUZ (PAN): A 14-year-old girl was killed in an overnight gun attack in the Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday.Bibi Gul was shot dead by a group of gunmen who wanted to enter the house of a farmer, Abdul... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): More than 4,500 acres of state-owned land was grabbed over the past few years by influential individuals and warlords in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Tuesday.The warlords constructed buildings over the land they... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Three civilians were injured during a roadside bombing in the capital of northern Kunduz province on Monday, an official said.The incident took place in the afternoon in third district of Kunduz City, police spokesman, Syed Sarwar... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Hundreds of people are facing food shortages due to road blockades resulted from heavy snowfall in the remote northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Saturday.The closure of roads had left more than 700,000 families... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Up to 1,250 acres of land would be irrigated with the construction of a canal in the northern province of Takhar, officials said on Monday.The 230-metre-long canal, being dug from the Taloqan River, will be completed in six months... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Five people were killed in two separate incidents in northern Takhar and Kunduz provinces, an official said on Sunday.Robbers entered a house in the Sayab area of Bangi district on Saturday night, killing the owner, Takhar police... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Nearly 240 public welfare projects, benefiting 87,000 families, have been executed in northern Takhar province this year, an official said on Thursday.The development schemes include gravelling of 154 kilometres road, construction... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Four policemen were killed in a clash with Taliban militants in the Worduj district of remote northern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.Col. Asadullah, the district police chief, acknowledged the death of four... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Rice production in northern Kunduz province has increased by 54,000 tonnes this year, with growers complain of low prices.Around 85,000 hectares of land produced 375,000 tonnes of rice in 2012, compared to last year’s yield of 322... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): The Taliban shot dead a woman just because her husband worked as a police officer in the remote northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Thursday.The 27 years old woman was gunned down inside her house in Jaram... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Construction work on a business development at the Sher Khan dry port was launched in the northern Kunduz province, with officials hoping the project would play a crucial role in providing facilities for businessmen.Being built on... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Four people were injured during a traffic accident on the Baghlan-Kunduz highway in northern Baghlan province on Saturday.The accident happened at around 11:30 am in Gardab area, where a car collided with a vehicle of foreign... read more
  KUNDUZ CITY (PAN):  The Afghan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) has started distributing residential plots to 1,350 flood-hit victims and vulnerable families in the northern province of Takhar. The plots would be... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): More than 4,000 families would benefit from the inauguration of 17 infrastructure projects in the northern province of Kunduz. The project includes 40 wells that are equipped with hand pumps, graveling of 3.5 kilometres of road... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): One passenger was killed and 30 others injured during a traffic accident in Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, officials said on Tuesday.The incident took place at 11:30pm in the Pul-i-Khato area, where a... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Three American soldiers were among 25 people killed and 30 others injured  on Wednesday morning when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a foreign troop convoy in southeastern Khost province. The attack took place at 11:... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Olympic Committee officials and members of civil society in southeastern Khost province said the funds provided by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) for the construction of a stadium were insufficient.  Last year, the ACB... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Residents of northern Kunduz province complained of provincial council for failing to work effectively and even they were not available in their offices when visited, but head of provincial council claimed they had solved many... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): The agriculture department would grow saffron, seen as a good alternative to poppies, as part of a pilot project in southeastern Khost province, the governor's office said on Tuesday.The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): Hundreds of poets, poetry lovers and officials from different parts of the country attended a mushaira (poetic session) aimed at promoting peace in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Thursday.Organised by the governor... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A prisoner was beaten nearly to death in custody by intelligence officials at a detention facility in southeastern Khost province, the victim's family and a medical officer claimed on Thursday, but the allegation was rejected by... read more
KHOST CITY (PAN): A stadium costing more than one million dollars has been inaugurated in southeastern Khost province, officials said.Govern Abdul Jabbar Naeemi on Friday congratulated residents of the province on having a stadium in Khost, where... read more

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