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    Mohammad Barat


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    11 dead in Samangan roadside blast

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Eleven persons, including four women, a child, and employees of Independent Election Commission (IEC), were killed and three others wounded when a passenger wagon struck a roadside bomb in northern Samangan province the other day, an official said Sunday.


    Work on new governor’s house launched

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Construction work on a new building for the Governor’s House in northern Samangan province was launched on Thursday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Kabul-Balkh road closed in Samangan

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): The highway between Kabul and the capital of northern Balkh province could not be opened for traffic on Saturday, a day after it was washed away by flash floods in Hazrat Sultan and Khulam districts of northern Samangan province.


    5,000 acres of land cleared of locusts

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Around 5,000 acres of land have been cleared of locusts in northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Samangan coalmine blast toll soars to 20

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): The bodies of 20 people were pulled out following an explosion in a coalmine tunnel in the Dar-i-Sauf Bala district of northern Samangan province on Wednesday, residents said.

    Business & Economics

    Coal extraction halted over safety issues

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Coal extraction at 50 tunnels has been stopped in the Dara-i-Sauf district of northern Samangan province after engineers found miners in danger to due safety issues, officials said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    10 suspects detained in Samangan, Helmand

    AIBAK/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Security forces detained on Friday 10 suspected rebels planning large-scale attacks on Election Day in northern Samangan and southern Helmand provinces, officials said.

    Accidents & Disasters

    7 of a family dead in car-bus collision

    KABUL (PAN): Seven members of a family, including two women and an infant, were killed when a car crashed into a public transport bus in northern Samangan province on Thursday, an official said.

    Accidents & Disasters

    27 dead in Samangan mine blast

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF/AIBAK (PAN): Twenty-seven workers have been killed during an explosion inside a coalmine in northern Samangan province, officials said on Sunday.  

    Security and Crime

    Soviet-era mass graves found in Samangan

    AIBAK (PAN): Two mass graves probably dating back to purges under the Soviet-backed communist regime in the 1980s were found in northern Samangan province, residents and officials said on Monday.