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    Imam held for raping schoolgirl

    KABUL/AIBAK (PAN): A prayer leader was detained on the charge of sexually abusing a schoolgirl during the holy month of Ramazan in northern Samangan province, the Ministry of Interior said. 



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    20 NATO supply tankers torched in Samangan

    AIBAK (PAN): More than 20 NATO supply fuel tankers parked at a terminal were torched after two back-to-back explosions on the outskirts of Aibak, the capital of northern Samangan province, drivers and officials said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Foreign hand seen behind Samangan blast

    AIBAK (PAN): Interior Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Sunday alleged there was foreign hand behind the deadly suicide attack in Aibak, the capital of northern Samangan province. 



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    Samangan farmers fear locust threats

    AIBAK (PAN): Despite recent anti-locust campaigns, farmers in northern Samangan province still fear locust swarms may destroy their crops next year.



    Accidents & Disasters

    5 killed in Samangan car-tanker collision

    AIBAK (PAN): Five people were killed and a sixth wounded when a car collided with a fuel tanker in western Samangan province on Wednesday, officials said.



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    Anti-locust drive launched in Samangan

    AIBAK (PAN): A three-month campaign against locust was launched in northern Samangan province on Sunday, after farmers complained the insects were damaging their crops, an official said.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Cold weather claims 21 lives in north

    TALOQN/AIBAK (PAN): Twenty-one people, most of them children, were killed and thousands of household animals perished as a result of the ongoing cold wave in northern Takhar and Samangan provinces,



    Accidents & Disasters

    9 injured in Samangan crash

    AIBAK (PAN): Nine people sustained injuries in a collision in Aibak, the capital of northern Samangan province, on Sunday, an official said.



    Reconstruction

    8-km road inaugurated in Samangan

    AIBAK (PAN): An eight-kilometre road, connecting several mountainous areas with the capital of northern Samangan province, was inaugurated on Saturday, an official said.



    Reconstruction

    Welfare projects executed in Baghlan

    AIBAK (PAN): More than 8,000 families benefited from the 44 welfare projects completed under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) in the northern province of Baghlan, officials said on Thursday.