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    Mohammad Barat


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    Displaced families get warm clothes

    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.

    Business & Economics

    Sweden promises reconstruction help beyond 2014

    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.


    Samanganis complain of high Internet rates

    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.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Snow blocks several roads in Takhar, Samangan

    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.


    Samangan schools get modern equipment

    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.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Collision claims two lives in Samangan

    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.

    Security and Crime

    Driver dies, 2 oil tankers torched in accident

    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.

    Security and Crime

    District chief survives bomb attack in Samangan

    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.


    New district police HQ inaugurated

    AIBAK (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the district police headquarters has been inaugurated in northern Samangan province, officials said on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    Eight Afghans reported killed in Tajikistan

    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.