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AIBAK (Pajhwok): The residents of northwestern Samangan province have blocked implementation of a water supply project, demanding the construction of a reservoir in their area to tackle the water shortage issue. However, local officials working... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Some 3,200 people have completed basic literacy courses and 90 others graduated from electricity classes in northern Samangan province, officials said on Monday.Literacy project head Ferozudding Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Some 500 families affected by recent floods in northern Samangan province received aid assistance in kind of food and clothes, officials said.The government of Saudi Arabia promised $2million in aid for three provinces of Samangan,... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 62-kilometre road was completed in northern Samangan province on Saturday, an official said.The project cost more than $1 million and was funded by Sweden and the World Bank, Public Works Director Humayoun Zia... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Samangan residents on Tuesday lamented the new provincial council’s failure to elect its administrative board and to hold regular meetings.Samangan PC members were sworn in two weeks ago, but they have not yet started regular... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A truck driver was arrested with hundreds of kilograms of opium in Aibak, the capital of northern Samangan province, on Wednesday.Samangan police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Akram Bekzad told Pajhwok Afghan News 385 kilograms of opium... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A large number of people, including religious scholars, on Sunday staged a protest rally in the capital city of Samangan province, asking the government to publicly execute the killers of a child and his mother.The two-year old,... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A new building for the traffic department was inaugurated in Aibak, the capital of northern Samangan province, an official said Wednesday.The 13-rooms building cost 10 million afghanis and was constructed on 3,000 square metres,... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The prolonged electoral crisis has led to an unprecedented decline in revenue from coalmines in the Dara-i-Suaf district of northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday.Mohammad Kabir Mukaram, director civil services,... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): More than a dozen people, including a newly-married couple, have been killed and nine others injured during separate accidents in northern Samangan province, officials said on Saturday.The couple was among five people killed when... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Samangan province have urged the new president to act in accordance with the teachings of the holy Quran and work hard to eliminate administrative graft, ensure security and encourage foreign aid.The first... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A 32-year-old motorcycle mechanic from northern Samangan province has assembled an airplane that is all poised to take to the skies, an official said on Saturday. Governor Khairullah Anosh praised the innovative work of... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A project to construct 38-kilometres road in northern Samangan province is inaugurated on Tuesday while the construction of a bridge in Aibak, the provincial capital, has been completed, an official said.Eng. Zia Humayun, director... read more
 AIBAK (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 38-kilometre road was launched and a bridge inaugurated in Aibak, the capital of northern Samangan province, on Tuesday. Public Works Director Eng. Zia Humayun told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Swedish-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Almond yield has considerably decreased as a result of severe cold last winter in northern Samangan province, inflicting huge losses on growers, an official said on Sunday. According to agriculture, irrigation and livestock... read more
AIBAK/FARAH (Pajhwok): Melon and watermelon production has increased by 28 percent during the ongoing Afghan calendar year in northern Samangan province, officials said on Tuesday.Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Department officer Noor... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Revenue from coalmines in the Dar-i-Sauf Bala district of northern Samangan province has reached 1.6 billion afs in the first six months of the current fiscal year, an official said on Tuesday.Governor Khirullah Anosh told Pajhwok... read more
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,... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Construction work on a new building for the Governor’s House in northern Samangan province was launched on Thursday.Governor Khairullah Anosh and other provincial officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony in Aibak, the... read more
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.As... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Around 5,000 acres of land have been cleared of locusts in northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday.The grasshopper elimination campaign covering 40 hectares of land was launched on March 29. So far 1,500 litres of... read more
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.Abdul Khaliq, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
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.The district administrative chief,... read more
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.Mohammad Ikram Bekzad, the Samangan police chief,... read more
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.The collision involving a Corolla car and a passenger... read more
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.  Five people have been missing and 30 others trapped in the mine in Ravi Do Aab... read more
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.Believed to hold the remains of 30 people, the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Fifty internally displaced families are living in harsh conditions in the Khuram Sarbagh district of northern Samangan province, officials said on Wednesday.Director Refugees Amanullah Muradi said the families, displaced from Shaghnan... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Grapes production in the Feroz Nakhchar district of northern Samangan province has increased to 6,000 tonnes in 2012 from last year’s figure of 5,000 tonnes, officials said on Sunday.Deputy Director of Agriculture Noor Mohammad... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Seventy-six weapons were surrendered to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme in northern Samangan province, officials said on Wednesday.Police chief, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Khalil Andarabi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Wheat production in northern Samangan province has increased 13 times compared to last year’s yield, officials said on Sunday.Last year’s wheat production was 13,000 tonnes due to fewer rains and draught conditions throughout the year... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Nearly 3,000 families would be given 22.5 million afghanis food aid by the World Food Program (WFP) in northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday.Deputy Governor Ghulam Sakhi Baghlani told Pajhwok Afghan News the families... read more
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. A statement from the ministry said the detainee from... read more
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.The pre-dawn... read more
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. Nearly 20 people were killed and 52 others injured during the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Despite recent anti-locust campaigns, farmers in northern Samangan province still fear locust swarms may destroy their crops next year.The plant protection manager of agriculture department, Gulabuddin Ghyasi told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
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.The accident took place in Taigah Shah area on the outskirts of Aibak city, the provincial... read more
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.Launched by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and... read more
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, officials said on Monday.An Afghan Red Crescent... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Nine people sustained injuries in a collision in Aibak, the capital of northern Samangan province, on Sunday, an official said.The incident happened in the Hassan Khel village where a passenger coach collided with a jeep, traffic... read more
AIBAK (PAN): An eight-kilometre road, connecting several mountainous areas with the capital of northern Samangan province, was inaugurated on Saturday, an official said.The World Bank-funded project that cost more than $500,000 (24,500,000 afghanis... read more
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.The projects, costing $101,446 (49, 80000 afghanis... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A plan for training, equipping and supporting Afghan forces is being discussed with ministries of defence, interior and National Directorate of Security (NDS), the security transition commission head said on Thursday."Afghan military... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The residents of two districts in northern Samangan province on Thursday said they had no market for their agricultural products.As a result, they had to take their produce, including almond, walnut and wheat, to Aibak, the provincial... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Health officials in northern Samangan province on Wednesday said more than 40,000 children infected with measles had been vaccinated during a five-day campaign.In order to prevent spread of the disease, public health ministry officials... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Warm clothing and other relief items were distributed to more than 300 families displaced by the ongoing dry spell in northern Samangan province on Wednesday, officials said.Donated by Care International, a nongovernmental organisation... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The Swedish ambassador promised on Monday his country would continue supporting Afghanistan beyond 2014 when all foreign troops are scheduled to pull out.Speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News during his visit to northern Samangan province,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Residents of Samangan complain Internet prices are too high and net cafes too few in the northern province, but officials concerned insist on the availability of improved services.Shams Dhaha, a senior student at the Education Faculty... read more
TALOQAN/AIBAK (PAN): Heavy snowfall has blocked several roads connecting 80 villages in two districts of northern Takhar and Samangan provinces, officials said on Wednesday.More than 150,000 people living in 80 villages in Rustaq district of Takhar... read more
AIBAK (PAN): More than 200 schools were provided with modern equipment as part of efforts at improving educational standards in northern Samangan province, officials said on Sunday.Based on the education ministry's strategic plan, 228 schools were... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Two people were killed and as many others injured when a fuel tanker collided with a car overnight in northern Samangan province, an official said on Monday.Col. Mohammad Ibrahim, the provincial traffic management officer, said the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Two oil carrying tankers were torched after a collision that left one of the tankers' drivers dead in northern Samangan province, a senior traffic official said on Monday.The two tankers carrying oil for the International Security... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A district chief escaped unhurt in a bomb blast that wounded an intelligence official in northern Samangan province on Wednesday, an official said on Wednesday. Mohammadullah Sadid, the Hazrat Sultan district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the district police headquarters has been inaugurated in northern Samangan province, officials said on Sunday. The single-story building, constructed over an acre of land with US assistance, cost $600,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Eight Afghan citizens were killed by Tajik forces after they crossed the border into the neighbouring country from northern Samangan province, residents said on Wednesday, but local officials expressed unawareness about the incident... read more
AIBAK (PAN): About 307 tonnes of food were distributed to 2,095 families in the northwestern province of Samangan, an official said on Sunday.According to Saeed Mohammad Mohammadi, an official at the Samangan Rural Rehabilitation and Development... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Thirty-seven development schemes, benefitting nearly 13,000 families, have been executed in the northern province of Samangan, an official said on Saturday. The projects included four micro hydropower units, a 31-kilometre road, 11... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Lack of a proper irrigation system and an ongoing dry spell could lead to severe food shortages in the northern province of Samangan, farmers and officials warned on Monday. "The drought has severely affected this province, where... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Hundreds of water filters were distributed to people in five villages of a district in northern Samangan province, officials said on Saturday. The 700 filters provided by the Afghan Aid Organization were distributed to about 700... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The dead body of a 40-year-old pregnant woman was found in northern Samangan province on Sunday morning, a police official said. The corpse was recovered in the Shahid Andkhoi Aibak neighbourhood, the acting... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The price of wheat increased by 40 percent over the last two weeks due to inadequate rains and high demand in northern Samangan province, residents complained on Tuesday. A fortnight back, seven kilograms of wheat accounted for 90... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Intelligence operatives arrested two Taliban kidnappers and released a captive from their captivity in northern Samangan province, officials said on Tuesday. Asadullah and Fida Mohammad were arrested in Dara-i-Sauf Payeen district,... read more
SAMANGAN (PAN): More than 3,000 students would benefit from the inauguration of eight schools in northern Samangan province, an official said on Saturday. The schools were built in Aibak and Roi Do Aab districts with financial support from World... read more
AIBAK (PAN):  By establishing permanent military bases in Afghanistan, the United States wants to use the Central Asian nation for achieving its objectives in the region, an Iranian diplomat said on Thursday. Afghanistan's neighbours have... read more
AIBAK (PAN): With the launch of 35 projects in Aibak, the capital of northern Samangan province, 1,100 people have been provided work opportunities, an official said on Tuesday. The projects costing 29 million afghanis ($627,977), funded by United... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Swedish and Finnish soldiers at the provincial reconstruction team in northern Samangan province have left after a protest demonstration against the Quran burning incident threatened them to go, residents said, but NATO links the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Twenty-nine schools were upgraded to intermediate and high schools at the start of the new academic year in the northern province of Samangan, an official said on Tuesday. Steps to upgrade the schools in six districts and the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): NATO-led forces arrested three gunmen in northern Samangan province, officials said on Thursday. However, ISAF said the detainees were members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. The suspects were arrested in Charma Choqur village... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Authorities in northern Samangan province on Tuesday gave a green light to the transportation of coal from a mine in Darra-i-Sauf Payan district after a counterinsurgency operation. Eleven militants, including a commander, were killed... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Hundreds of madrasa (seminary) students and religion scholars staged a protest in northern Samangan province on Sunday for the release of a cleric arrested by local intelligence agents. The demonstrators said National Directorate of... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A 20-kilometre road, benefitting more than 100,000 people, has been graveled in northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday.Linking Aibak -- the provincial capital -- with Ab Lalam area of Khuram Sarbagh district, the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A retaining wall and a bridge, benefiting hundreds of people, were constructed in northern Samangan province, officials said on Saturday. The 500 metre-long and three-metre high retaining wall was built in Hosni Tagab area of Darah... read more
AIBAK (PAN): More than 35,000 children, about 70 percent of them girls, are being deprived of education due to various problems in northern Samangan province, an official said on Monday. The problems included financial constraints, lack of schools... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Forty schools were provided books, stationery, furniture and laboratory equipment in northern Samangan province on Tuesday, an education official said. The equipment was distributed to schools in all six districts and the provincial... read more
AIBAK (PAN):Sofi Abdul Razaq, 71, is somewhat of a local celebrity in Afghanistan’s northern Samangan province. He’s not an entertainer, neither is he a mass leader. He’s famous because he eats stones. It’s been 19 years since Razaq, popularly... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A four-member militant group joined the peace process in Dara-i-Sauf Payan district of northern Samangan province, officials said on Wednesday. Led by Mullah Shah Khan, the group had been operating in the villages of Biyanan and Baghak... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Four people were killed and as many others were injured when a car crashed into another vehicle on a highway in northern Samangan province on Sunday, officials said. The collision happened at 1pm on the Samangan-Mazar-i-Sharif Highway... read more
AIBAK (PAN): About 2,700 people, most of them women, completed a nine-month literacy course in northern Samangan province, officials said on Monday. The graduates between the ages of 12 and 45 years had earlier failed to get education for different... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A former jihadi commander was shot dead along with his son by the Taliban insurgents in the northern province of Samangan, officials said on Monday. Ex-Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan commander, Muhammad Hussain, was killed on Sunday night... read more
AIBAK (PAN): More than 250 government employees in northern Samangan province have completed a one-month training in management, an official said on Sunday. The participants included 228 men and 30 women and the training was provided by the Civil... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Local militia leaders surrendered more than 40 weapons to the government's disarmament body in northern Samangan province on Wednesday, making Hazrat-i-Sultan a "peace district".Seven former jihadi commanders handed over their weapons,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the Hajj and Auqaf directorate in northern Samangan province has been inaugurated, officials said.The single-storey building has 13 administrative rooms, a conference hall, a 200-mentre surrounding wall... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A massive locust attack in a district of the northern province of Samangan has destroyed wheat crops cultivated over hundreds of acres of land, with no sign of improvement in sight despite an ongoing anti-insect campaign, residents said... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Fourteen development schemes have been executed in the northern province of Samangan under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), an official said.The schemes, benefiting... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Fourteen development schemes have been executed in the northern province of Samangan under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), an official said.The schemes, benefiting... read more

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