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SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum traveled to northern Jawzjan province to assess the security situation closely, officials said on Monday. Kinja Kargar, deputy head of Junbish-i-Milli Party, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
MAIMANA, SHEBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Three local policemen were killed in Qaisar district of northern Faryab province why they were ambushed by insurgents, officials said Sunday. Abdul Jamil, the town’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
SHIBERGHAN/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): A clean drinking water scheme, an irrigation project and asphalting of a five-kilometre road have been completed in Jawzjan and Ghor provinces, officials said on Thursday. The road connects Khwaja Dokoh... read more
SHIBERGHAN/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): A clean drinking water scheme, an irrigation project and asphalting of a five-kilometre road have been completed in Jawzjan and Ghor provinces, officials said on Thursday. The road connects Khwaja Dokoh district of... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Two suspects have been detained in connection with stealing a police vehicle in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Wednesday. Col. Abdul Manan Raufi, procurement in-charge at the provincial police headquarters,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nine militants and a soldier have been killed in separate security incidents in Nimroz and Jawzjan provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Local officials said a clearing operation was launched in the Aqcha district of Jawzjan before... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Dozens of families have fled homes in Qush Tapa and Darzab districts of northern Jawzjan province due to increasing insecurity.The geographical location of the two districts make them an ideal safe haven for armed insurgent... read more
SHIBERGHAN/KUNDUZ/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A majority of the newly-elected provincial council members in Jawzjan, Kunduz and Faryab provinces are youth.In the 2009 provincial elections, only four youth found their way to the Jawzjan council out of nine... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A girl student committed suicide after she failed her university exam while a man was killed in a roadside bombing in northern Faryab province, officials said on Wednesday.Police spokesman Syed Massoud Yaqubi told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Three militants and a policeman were killed and five others wounded during a clash in the Mangajik district of northern Kunduz province, a security official said on Friday.The firefight erupted when the Taliban stormed the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Grape yield in northern Jawzjan province has hit an all-time high, with exports to Central Asia accounting for about 500 million afghanis, officials said.  Mohammad Israel, an official of the Agriculture, Irrigation and... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Work on supplying 16 megawatts of additional electricity from neighboring Turkmenistan to northern Jawzjan province began on Tuesday, an official said.Eng. Ghulam Sakhi, director of the Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (ABS), said... read more
SHIBERGHAN/ ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Thousand of residents of northern Jawzjan province would gain access to potable water and many would benefit from a newly-asphalted road in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Saturday.A water supply scheme... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The convoy of reforms and unanimity came under militants’ attack on Friday in northwestern Faryab province, leaving three people dead and as many injured, an official said.Sayed Abdul Salam Nuzhat, administrative chief of Dawlat... read more
    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The convoy of reforms and unanimity came under militants’ attack on Friday in northwestern Faryab province, leaving three people dead and as many injured, an official said. Sayed Abdul Salam Nuzhat,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a detective officer of the crime branch along with his colleague in northern Jawzjan province on Friday, an official said. Col. Abdul Manan Raufi, provincial chief of operations, told Pajhwok... read more
SHIBERGHAN/BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday torn apart posters of provincial council runners glued on the polling station building in central Bamyan province.While posters of presidential runners... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The design of a $1.3 billion oil refinery, which the Chinese National Petroleum Company (CNPC) plans to build in northern Jawzjan province, has been finalised, an official said on Wednesday.Afghanistan will earn $3 billion a... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The installation of gas turbine by an Indian company would help reduce electricity shortage in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday.Residents of the provincial capital and some districts currently consume power... read more
MAIMANA/ SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed and two others injured in a road accident in northwestern Faryab while a soldier of Afghan National Army (ANA) was killed in the northwestern Jawzjan province, official said Sunday.Col.... read more
MAIMANA/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Hundreds of women in Faryab and Jawzjan provinces on Tuesday gathered in support of presidential contenders Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf.At least 700 women held a meeting in Maimana, the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Three polling sites have been secured and a Taliban commander killed in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Monday.Aminullah, the administrative head of Qush Tepa district, told Pajhwok Afghan News Mullah Jawed was... read more
SHIBERGHAN/TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a woman and her daughter in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, while another female was killed in the Yangi Qala district of Takhar province, officials said on Sunday.Col... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Around 2,000 livestock have died because of cold weather amid heavy snowfall in northern Jawzjan province while another 25,000 cattle were stuck in snow-hit areas of the province, nomads (Kochis) said on Monday.“We have visited... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAJHWOK): Living in a shelter in northern Jawzjan province, teenage girls on Wednesday complained against growing domestic violence, torture and forced marriage.Addressing a press conference arranged by human right groups and civil... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Initial work on a thermal power plant with capacity of producing 200 megawatts of electricity has been launched in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Tuesday.A Turkish company has been awarded the contract to complete... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A senior Taliban commander has been killed along with two of his associates in the Qush Tepa district of northern Jawzjan province, officials said Saturday.Aminullah, the district’s administrative head, said the militant commander... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A Taliban logistics and communications official has been arrested from the house of a senior public health official in northern Jawzjan province, police said on Saturday.Identified as Maulvi Sohbat, the Taliban commander was... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) troops have been killed and half a dozen injured during separate roadside bomb and gun attacks in Jawzjan, Kunar and Ghazni provinces past 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.Unknown motorcyclists shot... read more
SHIBARGHAN (PAN): Uzbek leader Abdul Rashid Dostum on Thursday returned 50 boxes of explosives belonging to the Mines and Petroleum Department of northwestern Jawzjan province to the authorities, three months after the explosives had gone missing.... read more
SHIBERGHAN/KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Clashes between security forces and militants left two people dead, nine injured and two police posts destroyed in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.One militant and one Afghan Local Police (ALP) member... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, was lit up with a system involving 481 solar panels funded by the municipality, officials said on Tuesday.The streetlight project took four months to complete at a total cost of... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): The governor of northern Jawzjan province on Monday accused Uzbek community leader Abdul Rashid Dostum of forcing him into breaking ties with the government in Kabul.Mohammad Alam Saiee said Dostum men attacked his house in... read more
GHAZNI CITY/SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Six members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) force were killed in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province on Sunday, officials said.The policemen were killed while staying as guests with their friend Abdul... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Five kidnapped Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were found beheaded in northern Jawzjan province, where another man was killed, an official said on Wednesday.An ANA officer and four soldiers were found with their throats cut a... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Saudi Arabia has started providing relief supplies to thousands of flood-affected families in northern provinces, officials said on Monday. As part of the aid, 400 families were provided rice, ghee, sugar, bean and blankets in... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Two local policemen were killed and as many others joined Taliban in the northern province of Uruzgan, officials said on Sunday.The two local policemen were killed on Saturday night when Taliban fighters attacked their checkpoint... read more
 SHABARGHAN/MAZA-I-SHARIF (PAN): A police officer was killed after being kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday, an official said. Mohammad Tahir was seized on Shiberghan-Khwaja Dokoh road at 4:30pm and shot... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A former Taliban commander, who recently reconciled with the government, was shot to death along with two of his associates by his bodyguard in Mingajik district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday.The midnight... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Police recovered 74 kilograms of hashish from a passenger vehicle in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday.Placed in cartons, the drugs were confiscated during a cordon in Shibarghan, the provincial capital, Deputy... read more
SHEBERGHAN (PAN): A woman was beheaded by unidentified men inside her house in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Sunday.The incident occurred on Sunday morning soon after the husband of the 27-year-old left home, the administrative... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A newly-wed woman allegedly hanged herself to death at her maternal home in northern Jawzjan province, where 26 girls died last year in violence-related incidents, officials said Thursday.The 20-year-old was found dead in the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): An armed rebel was killed and five people, including two intelligence operatives, were injured during a clash in northern Jawzjan province on Wednesday, an official said.The firefight occurred on the Shiberghan-Sar-i-Pul highway in... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A young girl was found hanging dead from the ceiling of her room in Shiberghan city, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Thursday, officials said.The 11th grade schoolgirl was found dead in her house in the first police... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): More than 25 people were wounded in a suicide attack in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Monday evening, the police chief said.Brig. Gen. Abdul Aziz Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomber struck at the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Nearly 260 schoolgirls were poisoned in Shiberghan city, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Monday, officials said.After falling sick, the students of Masrabad School were rushed to the provincial civil hospital and... read more

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